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Service Status History

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* Times displayed are PT, Pacific Time (UTC/GMT 0)  |  Current server time is 16:40

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Having Problems with Accessing
Stefan Eriksson · 27 March 2014 - 23:58
Sweden · Resilans AB

Why is there no status update on the main site?

Michael Wells · 27 March 2014 - 10:55
United States · Comcast Cable

Its not down but the forum is down. So the main site is up but the forums is still down on 3/27/14 at 2 pm EST. Its been down for days.

Dmitriy Brin · 26 March 2014 - 20:54
United States · Optimum Online

Why is this forum install taking so long? I would assume that the software would already be installed and tested using a dev database before killing the main forum. Data migration should not take a week!

Stefan Eriksson · 26 March 2014 - 00:29
Sweden · Resilans AB

@Rodrigo: They are down right now :(

Rodrigo Valladares · 25 March 2014 - 09:20
Brazil · Global Village Telecom

How do I enter giantitp forum? It keeps asking for authentication, this forum looks awesome.

Jeff Hansen · 25 March 2014 - 08:08
United States · Comcast Cable

Down for me

Talon Somdahl · 24 March 2014 - 13:02
United States · Maricopa County Community College District

Do you guys know when the forums will be back up?

Stefan Eriksson · 24 March 2014 - 07:40
Sweden · Resilans AB

Good to know what was going on, the forums went off line just as I switched Antivirus on my computer. Even though I know it SHOULDN't cause any trouble, the timing was just too perfect not to wonder. :)

Guilherme Travassos · 26 April 2013 - 16:15

How many days to get back? Anyone know?

James Vance · 25 April 2013 - 22:15

i got like three homebrews for the forums when they come back, lol

Thomas Fogh · 25 April 2013 - 00:20

I want my pbp back. NAO!!

Matt Stuczynski · 24 April 2013 - 23:49

new comic is up

Marty Tehdgo · 24 April 2013 - 15:09

I can't believe sum1 would DDoS GITP :(( Now where will I go to get my yiff on???

Alan Christopher · 24 April 2013 - 13:10

Why would someone attack a D&D forum? ._.

Daniel Pirente Chapman · 24 April 2013 - 10:37

What's with all these DDoS attacks on my favorite sites?

Alexander Busch · 24 April 2013 - 05:36

Someone DDoS'd the Playground... I think I support internet regulations now.

Timothy Laskey · 24 April 2013 - 00:58

According to Rich's Twitter DDoS attack is over but it mucked up an update, should be back up soon. Missing my PbP games.

Thomas Fogh · 23 April 2013 - 23:42

It's a forum too, you know. I seem to suffer from withdrawals.

Mark Scott · 23 April 2013 - 23:16

DDoS attack? On a comic page?

Tom Tomm · 23 April 2013 - 23:07

*Sigh* I will miss Giant in the Playground.

Alexander Busch · 23 April 2013 - 21:34

Yeah... without my precious alignment debates and character-building binges, I've had to actually get work done and organize my life. It's terrible.

James Vance · 23 April 2013 - 19:59


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