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Sun May 17, 2020, 09:45 AM

Anyone else having Zoom issues right now?

According to https://downdetector.com/status/zoom/ there seems to be a pretty massive spike of Zoom issues starting about an hour or two ago. It's not working for me -- no video for anyone and audio only for some. Weird.

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Reply Anyone else having Zoom issues right now? (Original post)
Ron Obvious May 2020 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2020 #1
Ron Obvious May 2020 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2020 #3
Ron Obvious May 2020 #7
USALiberal May 2020 #4
lapfog_1 May 2020 #5
beaglelover May 2020 #6
beaglelover May 2020 #18
ItsjustMe May 2020 #8
Ron Obvious May 2020 #10
ItsjustMe May 2020 #12
Ron Obvious May 2020 #13
ItsjustMe May 2020 #14
frazzled May 2020 #15
Ron Obvious May 2020 #16
ItsjustMe May 2020 #22
Ms. Toad May 2020 #20
Swede May 2020 #9
Ron Obvious May 2020 #11
PA Democrat May 2020 #17
Ms. Toad May 2020 #19
milestogo May 2020 #21

Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:46 AM

1. Church services?

This is the DU member formerly known as The Velveteen Ocelot.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:47 AM

2. Not in my case,

But it could certainly be that that's why it's overloaded, yeah.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:51 AM

3. Can't think of any other reason why Zoom would be crashing on Sunday morning,

unless something broke. The normal non-fundie churches are doing online services these days.
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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:04 AM

7. It's not crashing

It's just that there isn't any video except for oneself, audio for about 2/3ds of the participants, the host unlocking key doesn't work and "raising hand" works for only some. Some audio is very choppy too.

It's weird.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:52 AM

4. https://downdetector.com/status/zoom/

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:54 AM

5. maybe Aretha has an answer

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:03 AM

6. Crap I have a zoom pilates class in an hour. Hope it gets fixed!

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Response to beaglelover (Reply #6)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:02 PM

18. Zoom worked fine for class this morning.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Reply #8)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:36 AM

10. I know

I was loath to install it myself, but had to bow to the pressures of the group.

Zoom claim to have fixed many of the problems -- your guardian article, at least, is over a month old -- but I remain weary.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Reply #12)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:05 AM

13. That particularly enraged me

Facebook hater that I am, with all the browser extensions to block it and all.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Reply #12)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:10 AM

14. Google banned Zoom

Google has banned the Zoom app from all employee computers over 'security vulnerabilities'


https://www.businessinsider.com/google-bans-zoom-from-employee-computers-due-to-security-concerns-2020-4

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Response to ItsjustMe (Reply #14)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:34 AM

15. Google Meetings sucks

Sorry, but Zoom is a much better application. (And further, new encryption is coming on new Zoom software May 29; though unless you are keeping company secrets or sensitive political strategy, it really isn't very important. If you're just having cocktail hour with friends or talking to grandma, who cares about security.)

Honestly, had a Google Meeting session on Friday and it was awful in every way.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Reply #14)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:59 AM

16. I'm sure the fact that they have a competing product is a complete coincidence n/t

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #16)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:47 PM

22. To my knowledge

Google has not banned any other popular video chat apps.


Discord

WhatsApp

Microsoft Teams - Paid

Jitsi

BigBlueButton

Skype

Google Meet

Free Conference Call

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Response to ItsjustMe (Reply #8)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:08 PM

20. Because, hijacking issues aside, the technology is far superior

to everything else I have tried.

Google is awful. WebEx Meetings is a distant third; WebEx Taining is a closer second.

When I'm required to use WebEx, I use WebEx training - but otherwise I use Zoom.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:19 AM

9. A relative was on a conference on Zoom and child porn popped up.

He said you can't unsee that.

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Response to Swede (Reply #9)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:38 AM

11. That's why most have gone to closed (password-protected) meetings

As far as I know those haven't had problems with Zoombombers.

Actually, I don't even know how Zoombombers find the meetings code to begin with unless it's just by random luck and wardialing.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:02 PM

17. I had problems with video for one participant.

It seemed to be a Zoom issue because the camera was enabled for zoom and was working for other apps.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:03 PM

19. Maybe -

I just got off of a zoom conference with my class. Since it was voluntary and the first one I've held for this class I don't know what normal attendance will be - but only about half of the classs showed up, and one person showed up without video and muted (then left). That was during the peak time for the reported issues.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:14 PM

21. I was watching a service and it kept going offline.

Video, not zoom. Doesn't usually happen.

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