I was able to access SignPuddle. I have noticed that it has been slow at times as well. It seems that it will be like this until the background work gets taken care up. Until then, I would suggest that you just try to let it sit for a few minutes, go take a break, and then come back to it. I know it's a pain, but until things get resolved it won't be any better. Until then just take it in strides and know that even if it is inaccessible for now, it will be back in a little bit.

"Keep calm and carry on."


On May 30, 2013, at 8:39 AM, Michael Utterback wrote:

I can access http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/ but not http://www.signbank.org/signpuddle/index.html#sgn-US  or any pages on that site.  I can only assess the home page.

On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 7:22 AM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
SignWriting List
May 30, 2013

Hello SW Listers, and welcome to a new member, Michael -

Thank you for joining the SignWriting List, Michael -

Yesterday, here on the List, I explained to everyone that our server needs to be upgraded with more RAM, but our Internet Service Provider is still working on getting us a new server and setting it up and then we have to move our entire sites over - so we are in a transition.

Meanwhile the old server, where we are right now, is still working, but it is slow to respond sometimes, and so it seems that our sites are down, but actually they are there, just slow. If you come back in 20 minutes and try again, it should work…

But if your web browser is holding the memory of the "site being down message" in cache, it may seem once again that the sites are down, so you will need to Refresh your web browser…

So Michael, I am sorry you are having problems with our server too…

Can you access this link right now?


Please try and write to our List again and we will get something working for you today -

And tell us a little about your project - I understand that you need to write documents in SignWriting? There will be no problem to do that. Yes, the PersonalPuddle will work well for you - it means you can work offline while we are having these server issues -

More soon - please tell me if you can access the above link -

Val ;-)


On May 29, 2013, at 11:50 PM, Michael wrote:

> Thank you. i joined the list,  It dosent look like im going to be able to make the Workshop.  I already have plans for that week.
> The links for Sign Puddle Online ASL do not seem to be working.
> Is there a way to try the software to make sure it works on my computer before buying? My computer doesn't seem to like older software and Id rather not spend $75 if it dosent work.
> Thank You!