They claim to have removed the false record from their database but that it can take up to 24 hours to clear.

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Avast's "security" product is (again) blocking access to Maker Forums, claiming that it is "infected" by "URL:Phishing"

If you use Avast, this post from their forum says how to complain to them about their failure to validate their information:

The host infrastructure updates that were slowing Maker Forums down a bit are finished. We expect to be running back at full speed now. 🎉

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Maker Forums Discourse is currently slow but usable. When maintenance is finished, it should return to normal speed. Thanks for your patience!

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Another update: The site maintenance is making Maker Forums Discourse essentially unusable. This is expected to continue for several hours.

While we wait, go make something awesome to share with the community when we're back fully online!


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Maker Forums Discourse is back. It is likely to be somewhat slow and occasionally to show the maintenance page over the next few hours, due to the underlying site maintenance.

If you see the maintenance page, just wait. It will retry occasionally until it gets through, and should preserve where you were when the page goes away.

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Maintenance on the host system for Maker Forums has temporarily interrupted service for (Maker Forums Discourse) and is resulting in slower service here on Maker Forums Social.

Sorry for the interruption, and we'll be back as soon as we can!

Another Discourse update. Most of it is updates to Discourse chat that we're not using (at least for now) but it also has a handy image delete button. Particularly useful if you have added lots of images and discover one was the wrong one and it's a pain to locate the right line of markdown!

The update is complete. I think I timed flipping the new version live so that no one noticed it happening. 🎉

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Maker Forums Discourse is getting an update. There should be an approximately one minute outage during which the site maintenance banner shows. Just wait for a moment and the site should be back!

Why does exist? Why have both Discourse and Mastodon at Maker Forums? Do you want to join us?

All Maker Forums Discourse Members (Trust Level 1) now have a PM with instructions on how to sign up here on Maker Forums Social (Mastodon), and every new user on Maker Forums Discourse who spends the minimal amount of time to reach Trust Level 1 will get a message from the system on how to sign up here.

See to learn more about the very low requirements to reach Trust Level 1. 🎉

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The Maker Forums Discourse is now functional again. Apologies for any inconvenience!

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The Maker Forums Discourse system is currently not responding. What was expected to be a quiet background update no one would notice has overwhelmed the system.

Welcome to Maker Forums Mastodon! We are now open to testing this new service for our Discourse forum Regulars. After we iron out the wrinkles, we'll be inviting in all Maker Forums Discourse Members.

If you'd like to join a group of friendly makers, please join us on Discourse and — soon! — here on Mastodon.

Maker Forums Social

Microblogging for Makers. Part of the Maker Forums community.