Welcome to the Official Plusnet Usergroup

The Plusnet Usergroup (PUG) is an independent group of users from Plusnet, MetroNet, Free-Online and Force9 using the whole range of products and services with a diverse and varied degree of knowledge and expertise.  (The doors are open for a volunteer from Madasafish to join us).

The group was conceived in April 2004 with the aim of being an independent and officially recognised group of individuals working with each other and with Plusnet to ensure that the products, services, support and facilities are the best we could ask for.

Originally launched in 2004 and totally revamped in December 2005/January 2006 this site is aimed at providing all users of Plusnet, Free-Online, Force9,  MetroNet and Madasafish with the latest Plusnet family news and updates, information on our activities, progress reports as well as a way of contacting us if you feel there is some way that we can help out.

Latest News

Well four weeks on and things appear to be settling.   Sterling efforts by SPRAXYT to sort out a number of problems caused by the  PHP upgrade and a move to 64 bit architecture which affected the RSS Service Status feeds and reports.

One new problem today 26 Oct caused by the change from BST which needs to be resolved.
Minor change cleared 27 Oct.

PUGIT has been left limping along in a temporary state whilst we sort out the priority issues with Service Status, then we need to modify the AJAX code to work with PHP 5.3

Posted by mauriceb on Sunday, 26-Oct-2014 19:53 PM

The good news

After a bit of speedy action by Bob and the Network Engineers late yesterday to port a couple of missing configuration files the change over went as planned.

This item is being served by the new Server.

The less good news

An unexpected PHP error in the PUGIT code has meant that the PUGIT facility has had to be temporarily suspended.  The problem is being worked on with a view to restoring service ASAP

Limited service resumed 27/09/2014.   Work continues on resolving the original problem.

Posted by mauriceb on Thursday, 25-Sep-2014 18:38 PM
Plusnet have announced that the final stages of migrating the UserGroup (http://usergroup.plus.net) and UserTools (http://usertools.plus.net) websites to a new environment will be completed early tomorrow morning (25/09/2014). Their Service Status announcement can be found here. These stages involve copying the current databases and switching DNS to the new IP address.

Server files are already in place in the new environment, however the chat facility, UserTools IRC and some outdated tutorial content has been removed/retired. DNS changes can take up to 24 hours to fully propagate; during this time some visitors to the sites will be taken to the old server whilst others will see the new one. To protect database integrity visitors to the old site will find the UserGroup forums are in maintenance mode and the UserTools Service Status Email sign-up facility is disabled. Forcing a browser refresh (Ctrl+F5 on PCs, CMD+R on Macs) might help visitors to get content from the new site.

If you experience any problems following the migration then please let us know by posting over on the Community discussion forums here.

Posted by spraxyt on Wednesday, 24-Sep-2014 16:41 PM

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26-10-2014 Second_Migration_Update
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19-12-2012 Unlimited Returns