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danbuter
April 13th, 2011, 10:02 PM
I haven't been able to get to their website since yesterday. I was wondering if it was down, or something was wrong on my end.

ilovelinux33467
April 13th, 2011, 10:05 PM
I am able to access it here fine.


Here is a good website to tell whether it is down for everyone or just you:
http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/distrowatch.com

Elfy
April 13th, 2011, 10:06 PM
It's fine from here.

danbuter
April 13th, 2011, 10:28 PM
OK. I suspect I was IP blocked, because I made a comment that they need to have standards when they review distros. They had deleted that comment, and the same comment the week before. If you read their "reviews", and then see the comments, you'd know they have no real standards for what constitutes a review. I guess they didn't like that being pointed out.

My posts weren't very inflammatory, and considering some of the regulars, they were very tame. Very frustrating.

LowSky
April 13th, 2011, 10:33 PM
OK. I suspect I was IP blocked, because I made a comment that they need to have standards when they review distros. They had deleted that comment, and the same comment the week before. If you read their "reviews", and then see the comments, you'd know they have no real standards for what constitutes a review. I guess they didn't like that being pointed out.

I never used Distrowatch to read reviews they made. I usually just go there to check the top 10 and see if anything new was released that i might want to check out. As far as anything is concerned the only review that matters is my own.

Johnsie
April 13th, 2011, 11:15 PM
Yeah, I take any review or news article with a pinch of salt. It all depends on the authors personal opinion and sometimes even just what mood they were in when they wrote it. I find news websites very biased. I do think it's good to challenge such opinions publicly, as long as you do it in the right way (without being too abusive/argumentative). Theres a fine line between constructive criticism and trolling.

Icehuck
April 14th, 2011, 01:37 AM
Works fine here


hack@the-gibson:~$ lynx --dump --head http://distrowatch.com
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:35:51 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.9 (Debian) mod_ldap_userdir/1.1.14 PHP/5.2.6-1+lenny10 with S
uhosin-Patch mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.10.0
X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.6-1+lenny10
Expires: Mon, 26 Jul 1997 05:00:00 GMT
Last-Modified: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:35:51 GMT
Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate
Cache-Control: post-check=0, pre-check=0
Pragma: no-cache
Set-Cookie: NewLastSeen=6625; expires=Sat, 23-Apr-2011 23:35:51 GMT
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html



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