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Quetzal
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Message 1 of 14 (448409)
01-13-2008 10:56 AM


I'm tring to set up a new official blog site for the reserve where I work. It appears that I did everything right, but IE is claiming it cannot access the site. Oddly enough, I seem to be able to log in, edit the page, post messages to it, etc. I just can't actually view the site - and neither can anyone else, even using another compuer. Any suggestions? What am I doing wrong?

The address is supposedly: yachanapreserve.blogspot.com. Is anyone able to access it?


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jar
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Message 2 of 14 (448410)
01-13-2008 10:59 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Quetzal
01-13-2008 10:56 AM


can see
I can see it just fine. If you want more help drop me a line.

sample writes:

Thank you for visiting our newest initiative: the official Blog of the Yachana Rainforest Preserve. Hopefully, we will be able to continuously update this blog with information on the Yachana Foundation's research, conservation, and protection efforts in this critical reserve.

Edited by jar, : No reason given.


Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!
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AZPaul3
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Message 3 of 14 (448413)
01-13-2008 11:03 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Quetzal
01-13-2008 10:56 AM


I see the page just fine. Looks very nicely done, as well.

ABE: Good point, Modulous, Thank you. I'm on IE 7.

Edited by AZPaul3, : No reason given.

Edited by AZPaul3, : No reason given.


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Message 4 of 14 (448415)
01-13-2008 11:09 AM
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01-13-2008 10:56 AM


I can see it fine using IE 5.5
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jar
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Message 5 of 14 (448418)
01-13-2008 11:23 AM
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01-13-2008 10:56 AM


Tested in:

FireFox 2.0.0.11 both native and IE emulation.
IE 7.05xx
Safari 3.0.4
Opera 9.25

works in all.

AbE:

K-Melon 1.1 works
SeaMonkey 1.1.4 works
SeaMonkey 1.1.7 works

Edited by jar, : No reason given.

Edited by jar, : No reason given.


Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!
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Quetzal
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Message 6 of 14 (448421)
01-13-2008 11:42 AM
Reply to: Message 5 by jar
01-13-2008 11:23 AM


Thanks Everyone
Okay, this is simply bizarre. Neither I nor any of my friends using our local internet connection can access ANY of the blogspot blogs. Is there a way for someone to block blogs? It's weird that no other blog site appears to have this problem, either (like facebook or netlog).

If it's not some kind of control thing, is there a setting in IE or maybe Windows Vista that needs to be tweaked? I'm so technologically challenged that I'd believe anything.


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jar
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Message 7 of 14 (448423)
01-13-2008 11:48 AM
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01-13-2008 11:42 AM


Re: Thanks Everyone
It is most likely a DNS issue.

Try several things, first open a window using start-->all programs-->Accessories-->Command Prompt

then type in
nslookup yachanapreserve.blogspot.com

let me know what answer is returned


Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!
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Quetzal
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Message 8 of 14 (448438)
01-13-2008 2:51 PM
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01-13-2008 11:48 AM


Re: Thanks Everyone
It said:

DNS request timed out
Timeout was 2 seconds

Name: blogspot.l.google.com
Address: 72.14.219.191
Aliases: yachanapreserve.blogspot.com


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jar
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Message 9 of 14 (448439)
01-13-2008 2:56 PM
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01-13-2008 2:51 PM


Looking for the problem
Next step

In the command prompt window type tracert yachanapreserve.blogspot.com

and let me know what you get.


Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!
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Quetzal
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Message 10 of 14 (448444)
01-13-2008 4:08 PM


Thanks Jar, et al
In chat, jar was able to help fix the problem in a few short sentences. I've always said the guy was a genius.

Anywhoo, everyone is invited to the inauguration of the blog. Feel free to post comments, suggestions, etc. Virtual champagne all around!!

yachanapreserve.blogspot.com


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Minnemooseus
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Message 11 of 14 (450806)
01-24-2008 12:19 AM
Reply to: Message 10 by Quetzal
01-13-2008 4:08 PM


Hey, put your blog as your homepage
You can pick a homepage at your profile. Unless, you're trying to keep a low profile about it, you might as well make the blog your homepage.

Make sure to test things. Sometimes weird things have happened with homepage URL's.

Moose


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Quetzal
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Message 12 of 14 (450826)
01-24-2008 8:25 AM
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01-24-2008 12:19 AM


Re: Hey, put your blog as your homepage
That's a good idea, Moose. Unfortunately it appears that I'm back to the same problem - I can't actually view the blog from here. Nor, interestingly enough, can anyone else using our network. There is still no problem with anyone outside the narrow confines of the Amazon :D . I tried the trick that worked last time, but no joy this go around. I can access the layout from blogger dashboard, but can't actually "view" the blog itself. I can also post new messages (apparently).

I hate technology.


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Granny Magda
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Message 13 of 14 (454012)
02-05-2008 7:53 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Quetzal
01-13-2008 10:56 AM


Hi Quetzal,
Your blog looks great. The Yachana project must be very satisfying to work on, good luck with it. A conservationist friend of mine was in Ecuador recently (she was lucky enough to spot your namesake whilst she was there!), and she was very impressed with the Ecuadorian attitude toward conservation. You are doing good work out there.
There is one thing though. You might like to change this line from your front page;
quote:
Large mammals ... include ... dwarf forest caiman

Obviously I've cut quite a bit out, but it could do with re-writing for clarity. Just trying to help out, you understand.

Edited by Granny Magda, : grammar


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JavaMan
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Message 14 of 14 (454014)
02-05-2008 8:07 AM
Reply to: Message 12 by Quetzal
01-24-2008 8:25 AM


Re: Hey, put your blog as your homepage
I don't know whether it applies to your situation, but it's quite common for people within an organization not to be able to access their own public web sites.

The problem is usually that the server holding the public web site lives outside the security zone that protects the network's computers from external hackers, and for some reason that makes the server inaccessible to computers on the local network. If you explain the problem to a network person (if you have one) I'm sure they'll be able to fix it.


'I can't even fit all my wife's clothes into a suitcase for travelling. So you want me to believe we're going to put all of the planets and stars and everything into a sandwich bag?' - q3psycho on the Big Bang
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