Back up for the last 15 minutes. Down time was around 10-1/2 hours. No indication yet whether it was planned or not.
"The network" usually has nothing to do with Large Format Photography Forum outages. If unplanned, they typically result from hardware issues at the donated server.
I encourage anyone who thinks members of that forum are grumpy old men to avoid visiting. On the other hand, it would be difficult to find another absolutely free resource with anything close to the level of expertise offered there.
+1, it's a great site. What may appear as grumpiness is mostly a lot of knowledge that forms pretty firm opinions in some cases, but by and large it's a friendly place.
Yep, down again. I hope QT does not give up on the site, he is all digital now...
Originally Posted by StoneNYC
He is? Seriously? So he supports LFF just to be nice to the old film guys...
Originally Posted by Roger Cole
I think he shoots LF with a digital back doesn't he?...
Tuan currently does most of his new photography with Canon full frame digital equipment. He, the moderators, Tom Westbrook, who does software maintenance and Brian Reid, who donates the server and bandwidth, apparently provide the free forum because they formerly or currently use large format cameras and/or feel the community is a resource worthy of their efforts. Tuan still breaks out his 5x7 Canham and transparency film whenever a new National Park is created. He's photographed every one of them that way.