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16 minutes ago, 22wander said:

Cacherstats.com

 

Sorry! I really thought cackerstats was a made up word to express your frustration with the geocaching website.

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Looks like the host is up, the registration doesn't expire til next year.  But it's serving a blank page.  Maybe the site is being worked on.

One site monitoring service says there are "disruptions" today.

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20 minutes ago, kunarion said:

Looks like the host is up, the registration doesn't expire til next year.  But it's serving a blank page.  Maybe the site is being worked on.

I remember someone said once that at that time they update twice a week.  So yeah, maybe...

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According to this site, the current status of "cacherstats.com" servers is "Disruption".  And there have been 26 disruptions today. 

[EDIT:  27, and counting.]

Now it's returning an HTTP 500 error.

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Cacherstats.com is still down. Don't know whats going...So is there  another way to get your standings for, State,US or World?

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13 minutes ago, 22wander said:

Cacherstats.com is still down. Don't know whats going...So is there  another way to get your standings for, State,US or World?

Project-GC, by instance

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I've been able to run rankings by going directly to  THIS cacherstats page.  It does seem to run a bit slower than I remember, but the linked pages to states/countries/world are still pretty quick.

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18 hours ago, TerraViators said:

I just visited the page.  Stats updated 3/20.  Seems to be fine for me.

 

 

I still get a blank page at http://www.cacherstats.com/, the site that the OP is specifically asking about, the page with the world-wide list of rankings (which looked like the image below).  Seems like the index page is broken, but the scripts work, maybe even the one from the OP.  I haven't found that one.

I get the individual search page only (the link previously posted), although that seems to be at least part of what the OP wants.

Post the link you found.  The OP will be glad to see it working!

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I can access the page linked by noncentric just fine, but if I try to access the main page, I get a 500 error. This means the server is running and responding, but that there's something wrong and it can't serve up the main page. If anyone personally knows the person who runs the site, you might want to give them a nudge to make sure they know there's an issue.

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12 hours ago, colleda said:

Not working for me. I used to be able to see it using Google/Firefox

20 hours ago, kunarion said:

Post the link you found.  The OP will be glad to see it working!

On 3/21/2018 at 8:04 PM, 22wander said:

Thanks for the help.   But I really liked Cacherstats.com. I guess its gone...

Have you tried  THIS cacherstats page ?

 

 

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1 hour ago, noncentric said:

Have you tried  THIS cacherstats page ?

 

That's the only one I know how to bring up, and it's pretty much what the OP asked for, except for "the site" in general.  The main page, "Worldwide Index" was the start page, and I haven't figured out how to get that.  There's a recent post that the site "Seems to be fine", but I'm guessing it's one script that's fine.  According to site checkers, cacherstats.com is "disrupted", in which case, even the page we found may go away.  That site is not essential to me, but someone did ask about it, and the question is about the parts that are down. :cute:

I wrote to one of the email addresses listed in the archived page.  No reply yet.

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Hi All,

I am the keeper of Cacherstats.com.

First, I apologize for the outage.  The only excuse I have is it is out of my hands.  Such is life.

Here is an update on the status. Earlier this month my web hosting provider started having problems serving selected pages to you.  As background, the web hosting company was acquired by another web hosting provider a couple of months back.  Earlier this month they did web server maintenance about the time all the problems started.  I suspect, but do not know, the maintenance activities are behind the problem. 

From time to time what a user sees is anything from a blank page to a page indicating there is a general server error to a page showing links to other loosely associated pages by subject.  None of this is helpful..

I have opened a trouble ticket with the web hosting provider but have had no response for a week.  I am getting more than a little frustrated with their lack of support.  I am investigating changing web hosting providers but that will be painful to me and I really hate to go down that path. 

As a potential interim partial solution, you may go directly to your location by using http://www.cacherstats.com/Colorado1.html or the like.  Absolutely no guarantee that any particular location will work but it is worth a try.  Also, http://www.cacherstats.com/Rank1-250.html.

I intend to stay after the web hosting provider to see if I cannot get some resolution.  I will also try to see if I can somehow make it work from my end but I have grave doubts about that possibility.

I will keep you all informed as the status changes.

 

Wish me luck,

 

Grand High Pobah/Brady nellis

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On ‎3‎/‎22‎/‎2018 at 8:54 AM, kunarion said:

Post the link you found.  The OP will be glad to see it working!

You're correct.  I have the page in your screenshot bookmarked in Firefox. 

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5 hours ago, Grand High Pobah said:

Here is an update on the status. Earlier this month my web hosting provider started having problems serving selected pages to you.  As background, the web hosting company was acquired by another web hosting provider a couple of months back.  Earlier this month they did web server maintenance about the time all the problems started.  I suspect, but do not know, the maintenance activities are behind the problem.

Thanks for the update. Having dealt with a problematic web hosting provider in the past, I can say I know what you're going through. Ours also made changes on the server-side and I had plenty of evidence that these changes were causing our problems, but they refused to acknowledge that fact and their communication was severely lacking. A very short time later, we migrated to a different provider and have had no issues since. Hopefully your current provider will be able to fix the issue, but if not and you have to move to a new provider, you can at least have the satisfaction of abandoning a provider that wasn't providing you a good service anyway.

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Thanks for the update. Cacherstats.com/rank1-250 is what I use all the time. Its working for me now. Thanks Grand High Pobah.. Hope you get whatever is broken fixed soon and thanks for all the help. Happy Caching....Chuck

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I have another update now.  It is truly amazing what you MIGHT accomplish after doing a whole bunch of "being on the outside looking to the inside" investigation and being in a chat session for an hour and a half.  The long and the short of it is I have been promised that the problem ON THEIR SIDE will be resolved very shortly.  Let us hope that is the case.

Here is what I found.  I opened a trouble ticket and clearly explained, with examples, what I had found while attempting to access the main page entry page. By this I mean I got back some boilerplate html that displayed nothing.  I got no response to the trouble ticket for the intervening 11 days which was frustrating.  Today I had had enough so I bit the bullet and started running tests to see what I could get to work.  It turned out that any static web page over about 512Kb in size (interesting number that 512) would fail to display the desired result.  After I pinned that down,  I screwed up my courage, laid in supplies for a long siege, and started a chat session.  After explaining the problem to the representative what I had determined, I got the response that the ticket would need to be escalated to back end support which is where it stands as I write this.  With any luck, they will make whatever changes are required to the Apache Web Server involved.  Apparently, this problem came about as a result of a maintenance run on the web server during the early days of March.

 

 

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At least you've finally gotten in touch with someone who can look into the issue. Hopefully now that it's gotten to the technical folks, someone will know what the issue is and get it fixed.

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As of today still no progress.  I am now looking for a new web hosting company as an alternative that is not associated with the new web hosting holding company EIG.  To move will be painful, so what isn't I guess.

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After a somewhat lengthy chat session with the support personnel at the web hosting company, I think more progress is being made.  From everything I can learn the bottom line problem is a security mod that was put on the web server that hosts my pages back in early March.  Yes, I know it is now April, but no task can be done before it's allotted time, sadly. The problem ticket has now been expedited and moved over to the system admins for resolutions.  Why this wasn't done any of the other times I contacted them is a mystery but I suspect that the true nature of this problem, which probably affects a fair number of hosted web sites, was not known until quite recently.  I was told that the systems admins work on problems in the order that they get them so we are back at the end of another queue.  Let's hope for a speedy resolution

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http://www.cacherstats.com/LocationIndex.html

 

 

Here is a link to the website that works for me. I had saved my location as a bookmark for Minnesota. Then when I clicked on location index it took me to the main page,

I then copied that address bar and tried it alone. It took me right to it. Funny though if you do a google search you cant get there. Also when I use my smartphone

It takes me someplace else .

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