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Postby Larry Alexander » Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:46 am

Does anyone know what happened to the original Garritan forum (NorthernSounds)?

I have many of my original compositions posted on that forum and have been a member for over twelve years. I can no longer access the forum. Has it been discontinued. Have we been dropped like the proverbial hot potato after we provided support for such a long time?

I would appreciate any information you could supply to me. Thanks in advance.

Best regards to everyone.

Larry G. Alexander
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Re: NorthernSounds

Postby KMFrye » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:41 pm

Larry- there are a couple of other threads hereabouts concerning NS.. Sadly, it seems have crashed. All attempts to reach it, the domain server and any of the many NS pages not related to Garritan return the DNS lookup failed error "server DNS address could not be found".

I can't ping the site, likewise I can't trace it back to the server's IP address, even at the root. It's just not there to be found - at least not by anything I recall from my old life in the IT biz. The entire site was run and when needed, repaired by a man we all knew only as Pa Pa Chalk. Sadly, no one has his real name or email address. As a result, we're pretty much out of luck.

Please feel free to PM me if you would like to know anything further...?
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Re: NorthernSounds

Postby greyfox73 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:14 pm

I sent a message to Randy Bowser as he seemed to have a link to Pa Pa Chalk. Unfortunately, he doesn't have any info either on how to get in touch with him. All we can do is wait or rely on this Garritan site to converse with each other for the time being.

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Re: NorthernSounds

Postby Derrek » Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:54 am

It would be a lot easier to follow this problem if this discussion were limited to the General SubForum (where it started) since Media seems a much less logical place for it.
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Re: NorthernSounds

Postby mdiemer » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:55 pm

I also contacted Randy today. He said it was probably hacked. We'll just have to hope PPC gets it back up.
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Re: NorthernSounds

Postby SysExJohn » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:11 am

Back again!
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