Why can't some people see my blog?

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  • #1012693

    mistobox
    Member

    Why can’t some people see my blog and some people can? Those that can’t have tried everything, like accessing form different browsers or their phones and still no luck! What’s the deal?!
    Blog url: http://mistobox.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is blog.mistobox.com.

    #1012787

    raincoaster
    Member

    Without more details, we can’t tell you.

    Where are those people? Like, where in the world? What ISP are they using? What browser are they using?

    #1012788

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry but I really don’t know. The way one connects to the internet (mobile, satellite, DSL, dial-up) and to your blog, and how many proxy server jumps etc. it takes to connect can all cause problems. There maybe be problems with the ISP and/or with the proxy servers. Also note that the main dashboard here isn’t designed to work with touch devices through the tablet and smartphone browsers. In order to ascertain what they are experiencing one would have to duplicate their connectivity, their operating system, their browser versions, etc. Only then can their experience be replicated and only then can it be addressed and resolved.

    #1012790

    timethief
    Member

    P.S. What I can tell you is that I’m on a dedicated DSL line, using an 4 year old PC running windows XP, using Firefox 15.01 with next to no add-ons and extensions, and I had no issues at all with accessing your blog. I even cranked up IE8 and had zero trouble viewing your blog.

    #1012794

    mistobox
    Member

    These people are in the US trying access. I would say at least 10 people (active web users) have contacted me to tell me that my blog link was broken. There’s no way they all have the same ISP. Even so, why would the ISP and/or proxy servers matter? Is it a wordpress.com issue to not work for some ISPs? They are all active web users, so if it is unusual for them to have problems accessing my blog, I’m guessing there is something more going on.

    #1012801

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, some ISPs have blocked WordPress image servers, etc. It’s not common but it does happen.

    #1012805

    I would say at least 10 people (active web users) have contacted me to tell me that my blog link was broken.

    Over what period of time? Same day? Same week?

    #1012807

    On my iPad I get “Safari cannot open the page because the server cannot be found”. That is after it rewrites the URL as blog.mistobox.com. I can bring up the regular mistobox.com site but does not seem to be hosted at WordPress.com. And when I take the blog link from there I get the same server cannot be found message.

    #1012808

    timethief
    Member

    @houstonweaver
    Thanks for posting useful feedback.

    #1012817

    When did you get your blog.mistobox.com domain? If within the last 48 hours or so, could it still be propogating?

    #1012819

    mistobox
    Member

    No it got the domain about two weeks ago! Could it be something wrong with the DNS settings or the domain name?

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