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GSBS  
#1 Posted : Friday, December 3, 2021 2:22:14 PM(UTC)
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#2 Posted : Saturday, December 4, 2021 7:06:56 AM(UTC)
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Me too - Private Messages seem to be disabled.
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#3 Posted : Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:38:55 AM(UTC)
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If you are copying and than pasting from another document which would include a word processor it did not allow me to post. I write all of my responses in a Word Doc prior to posting or replying to a post to keep track of what I have written outside of the site since having had trouble with being locked out and had to re-registrar a new account. So now I just write all here than copy into my Word Docs to keep track of what I have posted.

GSBS  
#4 Posted : Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:49:35 AM(UTC)
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20 years with no changes and now they broke the darn board. All our Avatars are gone, we all look the same
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#5 Posted : Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:54:34 PM(UTC)

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I get that too from time to time....weird

However, sometimes I come here already logged in, and get it, but when I LOG OUT then log back it, the issue resolves itself

Edited by user Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:55:27 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

RETIRED CSRS 12/19/2012 @ age 57 w/39 years.
Good Bye Tension...Hello Pension !
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#6 Posted : Sunday, December 12, 2021 9:25:35 AM(UTC)
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Test post using 'Quick Reply' button.

Have not been able to post for about a week.
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, December 14, 2021 3:50:14 PM(UTC)
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Now I read 1105 Media, the long time owner of this site dumped it to some company GCN. 1105 was pretty disappointing, GCN switched everything to their servers, couldn't have done a poorer job
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#8 Posted : Friday, December 17, 2021 3:51:25 AM(UTC)
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I can successfully post about one out of every five tries.

If you look at the activity on this board, it has dropped off quite a bit. I check the "Active Discussions" section showing recent activity. This used to include posts from the past few hours. Now it goes back a day or two, meaning over the past day or two there have been only five new posts. Used to see that much activity in an hour.

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#9 Posted : Friday, December 17, 2021 3:13:05 PM(UTC)
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I wouldn't be surprised if the operations of Federal Soup cease, as it's not a revenue generating business? The Geico Ad is the only sponsor although My Pillow & Don Lapree are interested for 2022
someoldguy  
#10 Posted : Saturday, December 18, 2021 5:40:09 AM(UTC)
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We may be past the worst part, I've been able to post a few times without the dreaded '403 Forbidden' message from Azure
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:58:47 PM(UTC)
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I have been getting the same error, and it seems like removing special characters from my messages like a backslash allows me to send PM's again.
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, January 5, 2022 7:29:04 PM(UTC)

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Now I read 1105 Media, the long time owner of this site dumped it to some company GCN. 1105 was pretty disappointing, GCN switched everything to their servers, couldn't have done a poorer job

I saw your comment in the "Trouble Posting" thread and did some digging... GCN appears to be a magazine. A site-specific search for 'federal soup' pointed at gcn.com returns no hits. Federal Soup and GCN were sister brands within 1105 Media Public Sector Media Group. As of 1 Sept, GovExec acquired Public Sector Media Group from 1105 Media, so that's likely why the forum changed severs back in November.

Edited by user Wednesday, January 5, 2022 7:31:39 PM(UTC)  | Reason: I'm amazed I didn't get 403 error and was able to post here!

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#13 Posted : Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:50:17 PM(UTC)
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Yes exactly, 1105, the Media company that owned this site has sold their Public Sector Media Group to GovExec. They were not sister brands.

https://www.bizjournals....gton-technology-gcn.html

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#14 Posted : Thursday, January 6, 2022 1:30:07 PM(UTC)
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When I was welcomed to Federal Service we had no "company" manual. 1105 supplied my agency with their Federal Almanac. My sum total knowledge of Government rules & regulations came from a paperback book. I loved that publication!
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#15 Posted : Thursday, January 20, 2022 10:44:07 AM(UTC)
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Getting 403 messages and PM's to other users just reload the page. This has been extremely frustrating as another user has messaged me twice and I can't say anything to respond. I don't even know if this message is going to post! Any tips appreciated.
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