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Discussion in 'Step I' started by hope2bpaindoc, 09.11.09.

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  1. ipizzy

    ipizzy 5+ Year Member

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    I just sent an email to Nicholas (whose email signature reads 'President, Gunner Training'); he had emailed me before when I was having issues with browser incompatibility.

    Hope it gets fixed soon! I was in the middle of a quiz :p
     
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  3. washingtondc

    washingtondc 2+ Year Member

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    just did a whois search on register.com

    their 3yr domain registration expired last night
     
  4. saphire2000

    saphire2000 5+ Year Member

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    I just posted on their facebook which might send them a message. Yes, definitely need the site to be back up asap.
     
  5. saphire2000

    saphire2000 5+ Year Member

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    geez!!!!!!
     
  6. ipizzy

    ipizzy 5+ Year Member

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    :laugh: oh dear...

    letting your domain registration expire = not very profesh, GT. :nono:
     
  7. washingtondc

    washingtondc 2+ Year Member

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    in their defense, the domain people send a bunch of emails that look like spam every day

    EXCEPT the exact format is used to say "please register your domain" so all of your gunners can hit their mastery targets for the day

    and that looks like spam too

    but it so is not
     
  8. saphire2000

    saphire2000 5+ Year Member

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    So assuming that they look at their e-mails over the weekend, and if they pay their domain fee soon, I wonder how long it takes for the domain to be reactivated. Are we down for the weekend?
     
  9. Chirurg

    Chirurg 2+ Year Member

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    :smack:

    thanks for the info washingtondc.
    wished I could have obtained that information from GT facebook or twitter account.
    ;)
     
  10. Alvarez13

    Alvarez13 PGEEE2 mediates FEEEVER 7+ Year Member

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    Not the way I like to start my morning. Hopefully this doesn't affect all my banked material and review schedule.

    I emailed Nic about it and asked for him to send an email update to people. If I don't hear anything, I'll pass on his contact info to a few more people and we can spam him into and update.

    Kind of annoying as a bunch of us just purchased that 3 mo group deal thing.
     
  11. washingtondc

    washingtondc 2+ Year Member

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    oh i hope not. i rolled over yesterday's review questions to today thinking i had all day to tackle 450 plus lecture review...
     
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    I have to say, I am pretty disappointed. Not very professional to let your domain registration expire. Especially when your whole product is web based?!?

    And still waiting for a mobile optimized version. Free flashcard programs have better mobile optimized interfaces than GT :(
     
  13. Strontium

    Strontium 5+ Year Member

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    How does a web-based company let their domain name expire? I am shocked.
     
  14. celkon

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    cant believe this is serious lol
     
  15. Chirurg

    Chirurg 2+ Year Member

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    just bought gunnertraining.com.
    On offer for 2500$.

    But seriously!:wtf:
     
  16. ipizzy

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    there would be so much angst if this affected our banked material/review schedules. OCCUPY GT
     
  17. Alvarez13

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    The logistics of occupying a website sounds like a pain. We'd have to go all Tron and I don't want to end up getting deleted right now.
     
  18. ipizzy

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    Too true. But I've put a lot of time into getting to 70% banked. Alternative: Occupy GT headquarters (even if it turns out to be Nic's basement)
     
  19. ipizzy

    ipizzy 5+ Year Member

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    ah, update from their facebook!

    "
    We apologize that our website is currently down and we have it up as soon as possible"
     
  20. jhamaican

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    shouldn't effect your banked or mastered. I believe a domain name just forwards a .com/.org.net to a server. So your info is still on the server, you just cannot access it at the moment.
     
  21. Alvarez13

    Alvarez13 PGEEE2 mediates FEEEVER 7+ Year Member

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    jhamaican is right...we have to go INTO the server!
     
  22. saphire2000

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    mygunnertraining.com!:D
     
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    Way to get that site back up saphire. Everyone on this thread now owes you a beer for your tireless efforts :D
     
  24. Chirurg

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    phew!
    I was having withdrawal symptoms...
     
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    Hi ___

    While we're working on returning things to normal you can still log into your account and use Gunner 100% as usual by going to the temporary url: www.mygunnertraining.com.
    We sincerely apologize for this interruption and assure you that our normal URL will be functioning normally again soon.
    If you don't mind, it would be great if you could post this on SDN for us! Thanks!

    Our thanks for hanging in there with us,

    - Ben
    Ben Williams
    CEO, Gunner Training
     
  26. tigress

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    Was this emailed to everybody? I didn't get it. Thanks for posting the info.
     
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    Didn't get anything either. Had to come on SDN to find out what was up.
     
  28. Alvarez13

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    No, I had his emailed him about the issue and they sent that back.

    Gotta say, they got things back up and going fast. I'm satisfied.
     
  29. tigress

    tigress queen of the jungle 10+ Year Member

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    Except it's still only back up at mygunnertraining.com, and the only way I knew about that was from coming here. I got plenty of people in my class hooked on GT, but some of them might not think to check here just to find out how to get their flashcards. I'm still pretty disappointed that the GT folks haven't bothered to send out an email letting us know what's going on. I keep checking email thinking they finally will. It seems uncharacteristically unprofessional (they are usually on top of things and very responsive).

    Is the mirror site working well for everybody? It's moving s l o w l y for me.
     
  30. Chirurg

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    yeah, it's working fine so far.
    and I agree with you, my friend doesn't know about their facebook account and doesn't come on SDN. so she would have had no idea about the mirror site if it wasn't for me.
    and if you are doing 150questions/day, like it is the case for me, it adds up quickly.
    I would be really pissed if I wouldn't have known about the existence of a mirror site.
     
  31. washingtondc

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    the site is a LOT slower

    fwiw i was using the old interface before yesterday
     
  32. Chirurg

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    ok, I agree. It is a lot slower.
    I guess I was happy that it was working at all.
    I hope they fix this soon as it is wasting time instead of saving my time.
     
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    just a warning. BE CAREFUL USING THE LINKS IN THE MIDDLE OF A QUIZ

    some of the links are still directed to the main domain (gunner training.com). I got 30 questions deep into my 50 question quiz.... clicked a link.... went to the nonexistent website... went back, and now have to start my questions from scratch.:mad: this is really annoying...
     
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    Agreed, mondo annoying. Does hitting end review help? GT seems to keep track of the questions done, but it always takes me back to the very first question of a set even if I go to another tab on Safari. To no avail, I've been complaining about this for months.

    Edit:

    Their links to google/Wikipedia/emedicine are useless because you cannot scroll within the popup window. They should just be simple links to the webpage.

    Therefore, when I eschew the GT link and do a Wikipedia search myself, it is frustrating to find the quiz reset to the first question. Also you still need to hit show answer.

    Fix maybe one thing!
     
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  35. Strontium

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    The primary domain is working again.
     
  36. CaliMedKid

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    Looks like the regular GT site is back up!! I thought it was odd though that some people are saying they didn't get an email. I received one of those standard looking emails Saturday morning describing the issue and it gave the temp URL...

    Also, I've been emailing back and forth with Nicholas and he's been giving me updates...it sounds like they have been working on this AND speeding up the servers all weekend so hopefully that problem will be fixed soon too! Will be so much better when things are back to normal! :)
     
  37. CaliMedKid

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    From their facebook page! GT hooks it up again!! :)

    "www.GunnerTraining.com is back online! Thank you all so very much for your support and patience. We will be writing a blog post and emailing everyone tomorrow to explain what happened in detail. We want to take responsibility while making sure you know what happened so that you don't think we were hacked, don't care, etc. We've been working flat out for the past 2 days to resolve this issue and feel horrible that so many of you were inconvenienced.

    To thank you for your continued support and patience (and all the kind words to this effect expressed by you on FB, Twitter and our customer service portal), we would like to give everyone the chance to redeem a free month by inputting the code "ThankYou" into your account. Current members can add a month to their accounts and non-members can simply sign up for a free trial and then add a month effectively increasing their free trial by 1-month. The coupon code will be in effect until tomorrow evening (Nov. 22nd) at 11:59PM ET.

    Thank you all again so very much for your support. It means so much to us."
     
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  38. ipizzy

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    just in case someone doesn't read all of CaliMedKid's post:

    type "ThankYou" into your coupon code box for a free month :thumbup: happy gunning
     
  39. Chirurg

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    right there with you.
     
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    I bought GT a few months ago, and honestly, I don't get it. Feel like its a waste. Is there anyway to get some of my money back?
     
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    Thanks to all the great people hanging out on SDN (read "Jalopoo", "Mehrdad1" and "CaliMedKid" and countless others) I got 5 months of GT for $29 :) sweet
     
  42. sujichik

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    Can anyone give insight as to how you should use GT alongside your normal course work? How do you prevent getting behind? Do you read the text first, then do GT?
     
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    anyone else notice how slow the GT servers are?

    i'm already easily distracted so being able to load entire webpages while i wait for my GT is not helping.
     
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    After a few months, they're not going to refund you. But, you may be able to find someone to take the account off your hands.

    I think it's weird you don't love it. How long did you play with it? The "read and take a quiz part." is tedious, and early on that is going to be 99% of what you do. As you progress through the material, it transitions to more of a constant review.

    I'm not big on reading a few pages at once. If I've got 30 minutes to kill, I don't want to crack path books. But, you can certainly knock out a few note cards on gunner training, leave, come back, and pick it right up.
     
  45. Chirurg

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    that!
    so what's going on Gunnertraining???
    Why is everything so incredibly slow?

    Edit: Once the cards come in, it is not slow. Don't want to be too critical, overall Im happy with GT.
     
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  46. ipizzy

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    i am overall happy with GT, but i agree with above - it seems that loading anything that is personalized (e.g. quiz summaries, dashboard, topic page with percentage completions) takes forever to load. it's gotten noticeably slower recently, ya?
     
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    Newberons. Dont use the new stuff that costs very little. Use the expensive stuff (Goljan, Kaplan) that actually has some backing to it. If its the only thing you've done, of course it seems awesome. Until you take Step 1 and get a 212. Then youre stuck with your score thinking "man, that test wasnt anything like the service i found ON FACEBOOK."

    Since we know 90% of all facebook ads are legit. Like how to get ripped "300" (buy my product). Learn who's searching for you (buy my product). Get a degree in Fire Science (thanks, I'm actually an MD already, so....).

    Dont use what you find on facebook, unless it starts with K and ends with aplan[​IMG]
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    true. i thought it might just be me. glad it's not. i'm relieved to have found gt on SDN. i canNOT imagine what this year would be without them.
     
  49. ipizzy

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    :rolleyes: Thank you for your advice about a product you clearly haven't tried.
     
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    i could swear i've seen this same exact post before but by a different user. suppose both users had the same sentiment lol
     
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    Why is this site so ungodly slow? I am disappointed not because of the product itself, just the implementation. First they don't renew the domain name on a web based product and now it takes forever to load each page. Also, when is a mobile interface coming?

    Pretty disappointed considering all of these things can be easily fixed within 2-4 hours one afternoon :(
     

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