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Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!

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October 02, 2011 09:46AM
The script at statoil stopped running not long after the ban was put in place.

Jolyon
Re: Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!
October 02, 2011 02:04PM
I agree with Van King, send Statoil a big bill, that should stop whoever it is!
avatar Re: Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!
October 02, 2011 02:32PM
It may be an obvious point but without substantiation of damages in place behind a bill of any amount, such a "delivery" would be laughed at. Just sayin' in the event Van's idea gains traction.
Re: Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!
October 02, 2011 10:35PM
    
I'd hope the appropriate measures (ban) would remain in place if there was no response from Statoil's IT staff. Obviously they have an internal issue to deal with:
From "Statoil Ethics- Code of Conduct- version 5"
"4.9 ...Any downloading, storing or disseminating in breach of any copyright law or provision is prohibited."

Sounds like they have a rotten apple in the bunch!!!
Re: Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!
October 02, 2011 11:02PM
Jolyon,

For the past two days, I cannot look at the Today's Mineral Photos. I keep getting a prompt to Register which I have been for a while. Even when I follow the site's prompt, I cannot get in to look at the photos which are so informing. I hope this issue is related to your emails.

Regards,

Tony Albini
Re: Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!
October 03, 2011 12:18AM
    
Tony - you have to log in as well. According to the Member Directory you last "visited" (i.e. logged in) on Feb 10, 2010)
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October 03, 2011 01:22AM
There are still times when Mindat is very slow, and last night there were times when Google chrome could not locate the website at all. Again!

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!
October 03, 2011 10:18AM
    
I got this message using chrome the other night "Fatal Error - Unable to connect to database."

(:P)
avatar Re: Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!
October 03, 2011 02:28PM
    
The real purpose to sending a bill to Statoil is not to get money, but to get their attention. A bill sent to the accounting department and to the president should receive some notice. From the various messages, it is not always clear that the Statoil script remains the only problem. Is it a coincidence or is it the same problem?

Best Wishes, Van King
avatar Re: Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!
October 03, 2011 02:32PM
The statoil script stopped running shortly after I banned them. Statoil are not causing any direct problems to mindat currently
Re: Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!
October 10, 2011 06:35PM
    
I more often than not have a problem getting on Mindat. I get the "Fatal Error-Unable to Connect to Database" a lot. Sometimes man times a day.

I am also getting the You must login to view these pages" which is ok but then I have to log out to go to a different page and then log in again.

I just thought it was my computer/lines/modem.

Rick
I know I am in my own little world, but everyone knows me here.
avatar Re: Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!
December 27, 2012 04:24PM
Statoil are back to their bad old tricks and trying again to steal content from mindat with bots.

I have had to block them again.

Jolyon
avatar Re: Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!
December 27, 2012 05:31PM
    
Jolyon,
This problem with Statoil appears to be clearly in contradiction to their stated policy shown below. The mindat website audience would normally be one of Statoil's staunchest public supporters, so their actions are mystifying.

Statoil Ethics Code of Conduct Version 2:
"4.9 Information and IT systems
The individual’s use of information, IT systems and,in particular, internet services must be based on the
needs of the business and not by personal interests.
Information produced and stored on Statoil’s IT systems is regarded as the Group’s property.
Statoil therefore reserves the right to access all such information except where limited by law or
agreement. The individual is responsible for maintaining electronic files and archives in an orderly manner.
Private use is only permitted to a limited extent. Information that may be considered illegal, offensive
or inappropriate must not be processed, downloaded, stored or disseminated. Any downloading, storing
or disseminating in breach of any copyright law or provision is prohibited.
Any use of software in breach
of any copyright law or provision is prohibited."
avatar Re: Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!
December 27, 2012 11:46PM
Hi J

Perhaps a more permanent ban is required

Cheers
Re: Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!
December 28, 2012 04:53AM
I guess someone at statoil really wants the entire mindat database for Christmas. I can relate. I often worry "What if someday Mindat should be no more? Then how will I identify my mineral specimens?" May that day never come.
avatar Re: Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!
December 28, 2012 09:56AM
If they keep acting like this, I would consider a legal action.
Re: Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!
December 28, 2012 01:26PM
    
Rather than banning them or taking legal action, ask them to start sponsering a few pages.
Re: Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!
December 28, 2012 02:50PM
    
Hello David,

Why should they sponsor a few pages? You are assuming they have a conscience, which has not been thus far demonstrated.
avatar Re: Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!
December 28, 2012 04:00PM
    
Why just a few? I'd say they sponsor every page they've downloaded (that is not already sponsored). That would make life easier for Jolyon...
avatar Re: Bad performance today - Please blame Statoil!
December 28, 2012 04:20PM
    
Well, it probably isn't anything that Statoil is officially doing. Probably just a bored employee. If I was on their IT staff, I sure wouldn't want someone loading a spider bot on my network.
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