The Trampboy has been "looking after" the UK Fiero owners Club since I have only had very sporadic internet access over the past few years.
After managing to lose our website (the domain got bought by someone else) it was just a forum only, without the other bits and bobs....guess they are lost! Now it has moved again from here http://ccgi.binna.plus.com/phpBB2/ to here www.fieroforumuk.boardoo.com/ ......which I am unable to access at all! If I try and connect it just times out and goes to the "Internet Explorer cannot display this webpage" page. Weird thing is I am positive it worked once....but only once and has not worked since. The Tramp is certain that the forum is up and functioning so I guess its some setting or something on my PC. Does it work for any of you lot, would be grateful if someone could check.
Also any advice on starting again from scratch? I can cope with registering a domain name but what is the next step? I need a host or something? Tramp has been dealing with all that but quite frankly he is not very reliable (I can say that as he's my mate)...he will tell you its because I'm annoying but that just isn't true.
I am able to get to the forum ok....sounds like a DNS issue or possible bad cookies or temporary internet files. You may want to do the following to clear the Cache and Cookies, if you're using windows: How to clear COOKIES and TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES
COOKIES: 1. Right click on the START button 2. Left click on EXPLORE 3. In the Windows Explorer window, on the left side click on the Cookies folder. 4. Left click anywhere in the RIGHT window 5. Do CTRL-A (this will hightlight all of the files in the right window) 6. Hold the CTRL key down and click on the INDEX.DAT file to unhighlight it. 7. Hold the SHIFT key down and then press the DELETE key, click yes on the pop-up to delete all of the files. 8. Double click on the INDEX.DAT file 9. Select "Open With", then "Select from a List" and click OK 10. Open with Notepad, Do CTRL-A 11. Hit the Space Bar 12. Click on FILE at the top, then click "Save As" 13. In the 'FILE TYPE' window, change the setting from .txt Text Document to 'ALL FILES' 14. Click Save, then Click YES to replace the file that is already there. 15. Close the Window
TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES 1. Right click on the START button 2. Left click on EXPLORE 3. In the Windows Explorer window, on the left side click on Local Settings (If Local Settings isn't there, Click on TOOLS at the top of the page, then click on FOLDER OPTIONS, then click View tab , click on the Radio Button next to SHOW HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS, then click APPLY and OK - the Local Settings folder will be in the left side of the screen.) 4. Click on the TEMPORARY INTERNET Files folder 5. If there is a folder Content IE5, click on it once, then delete the folders in the right side. 6. If there is no Content IE5 folder, just click anywhere in the right side. 7. Do CTRL-A 8. Hold the SHIFT key down and press the DELETE key on the keyboard. Once the files are deleted, close the Windows Explorer window.
Posts: 1223 From: Oxford, England Registered: Sep 2001
That page works fine Larini! My email also works fine. Every other website seems to work fine. Anything related to the boardoo site wont load. I tried searching google for "boardoo page wont load" but didnt find anything particularly useful.
Posts: 223 From: Cholchester, CT, USA Registered: Jun 2007
I have a tip for you buy your domain at http://godaddy.com or http://www.enomcentral.com. Most people that offer hosting offer free domain name and there is no such thing. A free domain name means they buy the name and lock you into the deal or offer to sell you back your domain that you dreamed up at a heavily inflated price. If you wish to own the domain then buy from godaddy hosting is cheap as chips these days so shouldn't be hard to find a host but do not take up their so called free domain offer.
Give up on the old site and host your own on your own domain there is one touch install bulletin boards these days you don't need to know cgi-bin, pearl, telnet, databases or anything with many servers just click on the link.
Posts: 3537 From: Lawrenceville, GA USA Registered: Feb 2009