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Posted: 1/6/2021 2:48:56 PM EST
Texaschlforum.com has been under duress since the election and has been down the last couple weeks.  

Looks like ARFCOM is having issues today.  

Are there other gun sites that are down?  Would appear to be a cyber attack by anti-gunners and/or anti-Trumpers.

Thoughts?



Link Posted: 1/6/2021 5:35:43 PM EST
Forums.net is doing some wonky stuff, like making any twitter link invisible
Link Posted: 1/6/2021 9:58:43 PM EST
Texasguntrader seems to be having some troubles tonight as well
Link Posted: 1/7/2021 11:56:28 PM EST
Charles probably just banned it all
Link Posted: 1/9/2021 9:59:59 AM EST
Tech issues, or a forum run by the NRA 1st VP became too much of a hassle, liability, or target.
Link Posted: 1/17/2021 11:00:38 AM EST
texaschlforum.com was back for a few days and is down again.  Was down for a few weeks the first time due to a update failure and corrupted backup.  

Now down again.  This has never happened in the last 15 years.  The timing that coincides with the great online purge is very suspicious.

Link Posted: 1/17/2021 4:47:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/17/2021 4:48:43 PM EST by CleverNickname]
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Originally Posted By R_S:
Now down again.  This has never happened in the last 15 years.  The timing that coincides with the great online purge is very suspicious.
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So you're saying that Charles Cotton is lying when he says it was a phpBB upgrade problem, and it was really shadowy Big Tech forces censoring the site?  What would be the reason for him to lie about that?  

Sometimes it's just a technical problem.
Link Posted: 1/18/2021 3:45:25 PM EST
I'm kind of surprised anyone still uses that site.
Link Posted: 1/19/2021 8:47:36 AM EST
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Originally Posted By CleverNickname:

So you're saying that Charles Cotton is lying when he says it was a phpBB upgrade problem, and it was really shadowy Big Tech forces censoring the site?  What would be the reason for him to lie about that?  

Sometimes it's just a technical problem.
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Originally Posted By R_S:
Now down again.  This has never happened in the last 15 years.  The timing that coincides with the great online purge is very suspicious.

So you're saying that Charles Cotton is lying when he says it was a phpBB upgrade problem, and it was really shadowy Big Tech forces censoring the site?  What would be the reason for him to lie about that?  

Sometimes it's just a technical problem.


A very amazingly timed technical problem... because hacking doesn't exist and the purge isn't really happening right now???

I mean China’s main intelligence service had infiltrated more than 100 companies and organizations around the world to steal intelligence, hijack their networks and extort their victims.  That's 100 organizations that we know of, because the subtlety of made the hacking not necessarily obvious to the victim.
Link Posted: 1/19/2021 9:02:56 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jordanmills:
I'm kind of surprised anyone still uses that site.
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I only use it to get updates on state firearms related bills when the legislature is in session.
Link Posted: 1/19/2021 11:37:27 AM EST
WashPost Columnist Max Boot: Blacklist Fox News ‘as We Do with Foreign Terrorist Groups’

You can hang together or hang separately... the choice is yours.
Link Posted: 1/19/2021 5:34:31 PM EST
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A very amazingly timed technical problem... because hacking doesn't exist and the purge isn't really happening right now???

I mean China’s main intelligence service had infiltrated more than 100 companies and organizations around the world to steal intelligence, hijack their networks and extort their victims.  That's 100 organizations that we know of, because the subtlety of made the hacking not necessarily obvious to the victim.
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The site's problems started around Christmas.  The social media purge didn't start until after Jan 6.  I guess your theoretical Chinese hackers could have decided to start the purge two weeks early with a small forum most people have never heard of, but I'm still going to go with "phpBB is a piece of shit and it's unsurprising that an upgrade got fucked up."  FYI, it's not the first time the site's been down, it's happened at least one other time I can think of.
Link Posted: 1/30/2021 11:06:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/30/2021 11:07:11 PM EST by CleverNickname]
Looks like the mysterious Chinese haxx0rs decided to let the site back online again.
Link Posted: 1/31/2021 6:53:46 AM EST
Not a member there.  Not surprised.  Haven’t had any issues here
Link Posted: 2/1/2021 1:14:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CleverNickname:

So you're saying that Charles Cotton is lying when he says it was a phpBB upgrade problem, and it was really shadowy Big Tech forces censoring the site?  What would be the reason for him to lie about that?  

Sometimes it's just a technical problem.
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I am having similar issues with a board I run. PhP and mySQL released major upgrades in November that break phpbb 3.2 and earlier. Phpbb 3.3 has not yet been released but the beta version of it solved the php issues with php 8.0 and above, but I am still fighting mySQL 8 issues with the index values from the DB being readable by the board software. The board can't read the forums and posts from the database and sees only the avatars and a few other things.
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