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Was that a dry cough and a fever this site had this afternoon?

squire
Half-elven


Mar 27, 12:41am

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Was that a dry cough and a fever this site had this afternoon? Can't Post

Am I the only one who couldn't get on to TORn this afternoon for a few hours? And it still takes much longer than usual to reload a page and all its images?

Am I correct in thinking it's because the site is practicing its social media distancing?



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Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Mar 27, 1:11am

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Something still seems to be going on with the site. [In reply to] Can't Post

For one thing, right now I can't reach the homepage. And the forums look a bit odd at the moment.

#FidelityToTolkien


Starling
Half-elven


Mar 27, 4:12am

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This is the first time I have managed to reach the site today [In reply to] Can't Post

I wondered if it was on a Level 4 lockdown...Shocked




Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Mar 27, 4:16am

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All seems to be fixed. [In reply to] Can't Post

TORn also seems to be functioning faster than I've seen it work in weeks.

#FidelityToTolkien

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Mar 27, 4:17am)


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Mar 27, 3:52pm

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Corvar was doing maintenance [In reply to] Can't Post

He upgraded the server! It gave him something to do to get him out of the house. Wink
Everything should be okay now, but if he has to tweak anything, the site could go down again temporarily.


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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Mar 27, 3:55pm

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Aw, thanks to Corvar! [In reply to] Can't Post

A little bit of refreshing and renewing is a nice thing! Heart


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Silverlode
Forum Admin / Moderator


Mar 27, 7:31pm

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Excellent! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Silverlode

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.




Lissuin
Valinor


Mar 27, 7:39pm

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Corvar the Magnificent! Cheers, mate! [In reply to] Can't Post

This is amazing! We're back in the game! We're cookin' with gas! We've found some of that silver lining the song told us to look for! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOthCD8n0mA
It's so much fun to click on things this morning my head is spinning.
Thanks, guy! May your bandwidth always increase!
Liss


Starling
Half-elven


Mar 27, 9:30pm

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Are you going to be littering this site [In reply to] Can't Post

with endless cute ruru pics for the next month?
Be my guest. Laugh




Lissuin
Valinor


Mar 27, 10:08pm

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Cute ruru, and kittens and silly songs - and cabbage trees 'cause they're funny. [In reply to] Can't Post

You've been warned.


I was once in a staring contest with a ruru in broad daylight. She was on a tree branch at my eye level 20feet/6-ish metres away. I thought it was a young one because it was so small, but as Ataahua says, adults are small. We just looked at one another for a couple of minutes.
She won.


Lissuin
Valinor


Mar 27, 10:30pm

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And a tui just this moment hopped across the tree in front of my window! [In reply to] Can't Post

Just thought you'd like to know, Starling.
Smile


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Mar 27, 10:44pm

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I'd love to see a ruru in the wild [In reply to] Can't Post

but the little critters are well-camouflaged! Well done on spotting your one.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Starling
Half-elven


Mar 27, 10:55pm

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So would I [In reply to] Can't Post

We see Little Owls in this part of the world sometimes, but that's about it.




Starling
Half-elven


Mar 27, 10:57pm

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Whenever I go to Auckland, [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm such a tourist. The first thing I do is ask to go for a walk somewhere so I can see a tui. I wish we had them down here.




Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Mar 27, 11:01pm

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I didn't know that tui weren't around your area. [In reply to] Can't Post

Does that have to do with habitat loss or winter temperatures being too low for them?

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


Lissuin
Valinor


Mar 27, 11:20pm

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Kapiti Island, Ataahua! [In reply to] Can't Post

When you do get to make your visit there, the ruru sleep in the trees all along the people paths. They don't seem to be a bit disturbed by us non-feathered two-leggeds. Kapiti is a wonderland - a very quiet one now, I imagine, except for the chattering of fantails and the call of moreporks at night. http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/...morepork#bird-sounds


Starling
Half-elven


Mar 27, 11:40pm

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Found this on NZ Birdsonline: [In reply to] Can't Post

  Tui are boisterous, medium-sized, common and widespread bird of forest and suburbia Ė unless you live in Canterbury.

Apparently because the area is too open for them - think Canterbury Plains. There have been attempts to get them established around Banks Peninsula, but I'm not sure how that is going.We don't have mynas either.




Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Mar 28, 12:14am

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Yep, been to Kapiti. [In reply to] Can't Post

The ruru must have been hiding. Laugh

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Mar 28, 12:15am

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Lucky you. [In reply to] Can't Post


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We don't have mynas either.


Raucous bullies. The only bird I could happily do without.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Mar 28, 12:25am

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Mynas sound a lot like blue jays. [In reply to] Can't Post


In Reply To

In Reply To
We don't have mynas either.


Raucous bullies. The only bird I could happily do without.


#FidelityToTolkien


Kimi
Forum Admin / Moderator


Mar 28, 1:11am

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The tui largely keep them away [In reply to] Can't Post

Tui are a bit bigger and tougher. We have plenty of tui where they live, and while we occasionally see a mynah, they never hang around.

Magpies, on the other hand... :)


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Starling
Half-elven


Mar 28, 1:29am

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I like them [In reply to] Can't Post

But then they are also on my 'tourist' list.




grammaboodawg
Immortal


Mar 31, 11:09am

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Three cheers for Corvar!!! A Quality Dude!!! THANK YOU! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 




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Lissuin
Valinor


Apr 29, 10:55am

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Starling, you had a visit from a tui recently in Mt Pleasant, I see. [In reply to] Can't Post

https://www.stuff.co.nz/...e-for-beer-and-chips

It did seem to cause a fair bit of excitement. The article says "there are now regular sightings in Akaroa and Little River."
There is always hope, eh?Smile

 
 

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