I'm sure some of you have explored that site before however does anyone know what happened to it? It was a brilliant clone of the original 606 so I started to get attached to it whilst more members were joining in.

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Comment by Yasin on June 2, 2011 at 21:28

BASICALLY

  • They took/copied 95% of the coding from the original BBC 606 websites.
  • They set up their own website with that coding, but on a much smaller, weaker server.
  • Hence it was very slow
  • When 606 closed, lots of posters came rushing in, registering, viewing etc.
  • The server couldn't handle it.
  • The server crashed.
  • Rather than admit it, they said it was a DDoS attack (which is basically the artificial way of triggering what actually happened).
  • Its gone for a while. They probably don't know how to fix the coding issues that slow it down, and its certainly not optimized for their own servers.
  • Stay here anyway, the discussions are a lot more mature, and the posters more friendly and intelligent.
Comment by Shades Of Red on June 2, 2011 at 21:23

My experiences with them were a little bad... They used the same filter as BBC which meant that I couldn't use my primary email adrdess as it got banned by BBC years ago... Still to this day I have no idea why!
Oh and it's slow, crashes a lot, and you just know it'll attract all the WUMS.

Stay away, this is the best site by far IMO. 

Comment by 4oakslatic on June 2, 2011 at 21:14
The traffic on SW has really picked up over the past days... get everyone over ...other sites  are unnecessary now!
Comment by DeadRevel on June 2, 2011 at 21:05
I was going to go there too. I like Sport Witness but it's not active enough.
Comment by The Blue Kenyan - Viva Sturridge on June 2, 2011 at 18:37

According to them it was attacked and the police are investigating. They say it'll be back up next week:

 

http://twitter.com/#!/ja606

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