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gotta run
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:02 am Reply with quote Back to top

Anyone able to get to a geochecker link lately? I'm getting "account suspended" errors on any link. And no, I don't mean "I'm locked out," I mean the geochecker service might have gotten pulled???
 
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Cachelovskys
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Joined: 2006-11-27
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:01 am Reply with quote Back to top

I get the same thing. This could be a headache.

"Please contact the billing/support department as soon as possible." Sounds like someone isn't paying their bills. Luckily, I only have a couple of caches that would need to be changed.
 
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-cheeto-
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:11 am Reply with quote Back to top

FYI, This has happened in the past...

I believe Groundspeak "owns" the domain name if I am not mistaken and/or took over some portion of ownership on geochecker.

It came back after a similar error within a day or 2. I wouldn't jump to changing everything just yet.
 
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gotta run
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:26 am Reply with quote Back to top

I prefer to go with the "sinister plot" theory.
 
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Team Deejay
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:58 am Reply with quote Back to top

Perhaps a bit of confusion here. Evince (the other geochecker) is owned by a volunteer reviewer in Texas. I don't believe geochecker is associated with Groundspeak in any way. Maybe time to switch checkers?

-cheeto- wrote:
FYI, This has happened in the past...

I believe Groundspeak "owns" the domain name if I am not mistaken and/or took over some portion of ownership on geochecker.

It came back after a similar error within a day or 2. I wouldn't jump to changing everything just yet.
 
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-cheeto-
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:54 am Reply with quote Back to top

WHOIS info on the domain name geochecker.com shows that in fact Groundspeak owns the Geochecker.com domain name:

Registrant:
Groundspeak
PMB 321
24 Roy St
Seattle, WA 98109 4018
US

Registrar: 000DOM
Domain Name: GEOCHECKER.COM
Created on: 26-JUN-06
Expires on: 26-JUN-11
Last Updated on: 22-JUL-09

Administrative, Technical Contact:
Administrator, Groundspeak
Groundspeak
PMB 321
24 Roy St
Seattle, WA 98109 4018
US
206-405-1945

Domain servers in listed order:
RPNS3.DAILYRAZOR.COM
RPNS4.DAILYRAZOR.COM
 
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gotta run
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:36 am Reply with quote Back to top

Seems to be back up now. I've heard...ah...from someone...that...ah...they might be limiting attempts to 5 now rather than 10...not that we've ever run across that situation...uhhh...I just heard about it from a friend of mine. Embarassed
 
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cheezehead
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:04 am Reply with quote Back to top

This is one that I been using and haven't had any problems.http://geocheck.org/index.php
 
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-cheeto-
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:53 am Reply with quote Back to top

I find it interesting that Groundspeak seems to recognize the importance of these tools by apparently purchasing the domain name of one but not incorporating the function into their primary "product".

It sure would be nice to just have a puzzle checker built into the publish function. Radio button for checker Y/N. No HTML to code. No additional steps. Just choosing whether to include it or not in the cache page. Perhaps even at the waypoint level if a puzzle has multiple points to "check".

To dream the dream of a puzzle cache creator...
 
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gotta run
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:28 am Reply with quote Back to top

-cheeto- wrote:
I find it interesting that Groundspeak seems to recognize the importance of these tools by apparently purchasing the domain name of one but not incorporating the function into their primary "product".



Given how buried this ownership is (most wouldn't know to check the whois DB, and there's no ownership link on the checker page itself), and the fact that the contact link takes you to a user web page for "Goldenhawk," we can only guess at the reasons for this...

Maybe they just bought the domain ownership from the developer to protect their interest in a popular site?
 
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