Why screenshots aren't loading anymore?

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#1 by usagi
2010-05-23 at 12:56
< report >What is going on? 0_0 Until recently all was ok, but now instead of almost all pictures there are only placeholders with red crosses 0_0
#2 by izmosmolnar
2010-05-23 at 13:08
< report >It works for me just like all the time. Both on Firefox 3.6.3 and Opera 10.51.
#3 by usagi
2010-05-23 at 13:12
< report >I'm using IE8.. hmm.. strange, considering that with others sites all is ok.
#4 by echomateria
2010-05-23 at 15:07
< report >Just checked 32 and 64 bit IE (latest) and they both work fine with screenshots and everything.
#5 by usagi
2010-05-23 at 16:12
< report >Ok, I tried to go to vndb.org through anonymizer.ru (virtual proxy site) and it works perfect too. I think somehow it connected to my ip adress.. now I have this picture (even skins aren't loaded):
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#6 by yorhel
2010-05-23 at 19:04
< report >I recently switched s.vndb.org (the hostname for all static files for the site, including the skins and screenshots) to another server. Looks you're having trouble connecting to that server. :-(

As an ugly solution, you can add the following line to your hosts file:
194.50.163.173 s.vndb.org
A browser restart or complete reboot may be necessary. Not sure.
#7 by usagi
2010-05-23 at 22:52
< report >It worked. Thanks :)
Why that solution is ugly though? Are there any drawbacks? 0_0Last modified on 2010-05-23 at 22:53
#8 by kelpie
2010-05-23 at 23:38
< report >Because (not to put words in yorhel's mouth) if the server is changed again, that line will prevent you from getting the updated IP like everyone else: you'll have to either remove it and rely on your DNS server, or change it manually.
#9 by yorhel
2010-05-24 at 08:32
< report >What kelpie said. Although I don't intent to change the server anytime soon, so you should be safe for a while. However, if, in the far future, VNDB suddenly stops working for you and you still have that line, try removing it.
#10 by usagi
2010-05-24 at 21:31
< report >Ok :)
#11 by mateka
2010-05-24 at 21:44
< report >use google dns or opendns. one of them should cover anything imoLast modified on 2010-05-24 at 21:44

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