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Invision hosting notified us that there is a hardware problem with our server and they will be migrating to a new server tonight to prevent extended downtime.

 

This will mean our server obtains a new IP address. Depending on the speed at which your ISP updates its DNS information, the forums may not be available to you for several hours.

 

If you are using a HOSTS file, please remove any reference to pcpitstop.ibforums.com so that you will get the new IP address.

 

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What it comes down to is that although the forums server may only be down for an hour or two, the address change may mean that some people can't get to the site for a much longer time. This tends to affect people outside the USA. In the past the site has been unavailable for just a few people for several days.

 

In any case I'm just letting you know so we don't get flooded with "is The Pit down" messages on our feedback links for the main site.

 

As for the bit about the HOSTS file, if you haven't followed anyone's advice about HOSTS files then it doesn't apply to your computer.

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