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By Steliz
#1327120
I don't know if it just me, as I can't find any other mention of it, but quite often (almost daily) I can't connect to the website and I get a 'server not found' page. Is the server frequently 'falling over'?
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By CHJ
#1327122
Have seen no such problems from UK IP's , can only surmise the problem is associated with your location, or at least the IP you are currently posting from. (Hungary) not getting correct domain propagation information.
By sunnybob
#1327127
Do you have ad blockers on your machine?

I had a lot of trouble recently not being able to find sites, or clicking links in emails. I changed my ad blocker and all is OK again.
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By Trainee neophyte
#1327136
You could try changing your DNS server - it might be that the default service provided by your ISP isn't up to date, although it would be unusual. How easy that is depends on your kit - try the Google servers: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, because they always work, and I can remember them. If that solves the problem, then find a service not run by Google as a long-term fix, because Google.

More likely to be something local to your device, especially if it happens to more than one website. Also, is your internet connection intermittent?
By sunnybob
#1327142
a while back, I managed to have 2 ad blockers active on my laptop at the same time (purely through my lack of software systems) and I couldnt access anything from favourites, email links, saved links. I had to copy and paste every address into the address bar to get anywhere. It took me a week to work out how to disable them, and then I realised one was more trouble than the other.
At the moment, all is well.
By Steliz
#1327216
My internet service is rock solid and I do use an adblocker but oddly, this is the only website that I have any problem with.
If it is the adblocker how would I find the settings for that? I thought it was something to do with Avast but I can't find it anywhere.
By sunnybob
#1327238
I found it very erratic, one day I would not be able to go anywhere, the next day most would work, then the two ganged up on me and it was so bad I almost binned the computer.
it depends what browser you are using, I am using opera. Find the settings for your browser and then click the "extensions" button. I can now switch either of them on or off whenever I want.
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By Trainee neophyte
#1327239
Does Avast have a whitelist that allows you to enable ads for this site? You will get lots of Axminster and Screwfix ads, so not too much of a hardship.

Actually, I am guessing about the ads because I use Brave browser, which has the ad blocking built in, and is based in chrome, so mostly works seamlessly. https://brave.com/

Trying a different browser will let you know if the problem is specific to your current browser, or if it is further afield.