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    two occasions today HoFo down, and presently responding slowly

    That's about what I found today. Site was down for everybody, not just me. Presently Howardforums is responding slowly to the different pages and like that on the forums.

    I did not quote the Error Message page shown to me.

    I used this site to check if just me or everybody: https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/

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    We turned off cloudflare protection but apparently it was too soon as the site is still under attack. I have reached out to the forum owner to get this addressed.

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    Is the specific reason for this DDOS attack against Hofo known?

    And are the specific reasons for previous DDOS attacks against Hofo known?
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    Reasons? Just speculating, as I'm just a member of the public at large who uses the internet in the 21st century: Mischief makers, malcontents, a**holes, who think it's cool to do stuff like this to disrupt whatever low-hanging fruit they can.

    I'd like for there someday to be a way to concretely identify and apprehend all such persons, and have them put in stockades in the public square(s) (anywhere around the world) to be spat on (and worse).

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    Yeah it's very slow today as well, isitdown detector said it's down. Works but just keep trying to refresh. It is bandwidth overload?
    I have servers I can configure to the site if needed (congested).

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    Why don't you just move the site to a new server with better security firewall if it still suffers from DDOS attacks from time to time.
    Just curious, Is there a cap on your bandwidth or is it open to a set bandwidth, and how much traffic? Is it a balanced load? I used to be a webmaster and actually used to own a vbulletin license, and a nice board too.

    Also the homepage would load a lot quicker if the forums where collapsed, and users could just click and it would drop down sub. It's a really weird way this forum navigates itself, a bit confusing and less convenient for the user. I love this site though, been a member for over ten years and almost everyday I'm on viewing posts. Love it! 👍🏼

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