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Pinball Wizard
I don't change my avatar. I like it and I will probably do that forever.
There is still no other favorite! Especially after one of the greatest games
of FC St. Pauli yesterday.


Pinball Wizard
Orlando Pirates? :lol:



Pinball Wizard
Oh yeah.....St. Pauli beat Bremen....or whatever Budnesleague team....it was even in the Finnish newspapers....quite a surprise, eh?


Pinball Wizard
Sure a surprise again. But Pauli beat Hertha BSC Berlin, also 1. Bundesliga, at round of sixteen, VFL Bochum, 1st of 2. Bundesliga at that time, the round before and another team from 2. Bundesliga before that. Maybe because of that I didn't talk to anyone who thought it was impossible, but I didn't met anyone from Bremen. :D

Drawing of semi final is tomorrow. Bayern München, Eintracht Frankfurt and Arminia Bielefeld, all 1. Bundesliga, are the possible opponents.

Pauli will have a home match in any case, because they don't play in 1. or 2. Bundesliga. Only the final will be in Berlin. :)

I think it would be nice to have Bayern München as next opponent. Easier to win against them in a home match. :lol: However, Pauli would even be supported if they trail two-digit in the end.

Bad thing of the success of the team is the increasing beer consumption of the supporters. :cheers:


Pinball Player
Perhaps this is slightly out of topic (and VERY silly question), but how can I change the avatar with a custom image if I only get the chance to select amongs the 290 gif from the drop-down menu? 8-)

thanks in advance for any help.


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Pinball Wizard
Huh? I think now I'm overextended.

I tried this, but I don't know, what the answer means!


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Pinball Player
Well, it sounds like you can reach IP address of the site, thus you should also reach it by typing www.visualpinball.be into your browser.

Is this the only site that you can't reach, and all other sites open correctly, or you have also additional site that you can't reach?
Can you reach other belgium sites? (www.belgium.be , for example)


Pinball Wizard
forchia said:
See if you can ping the www.visualpinball.be from here:


you can ping directly the site, or make a DNS lookup and ping the IP address directly from windows.

See if you can reach it... :scratchchin:
What good will it do to see if dnsstuff can ping it? He needs to do it from his own command prompt for a useful answer, like so:

C:\Documents and Settings\Ghost>ping [url]www.visualpinball.be[/url]

Pinging visualpinball.be [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=106ms TTL=52
Reply from bytes=32 time=108ms TTL=52
Reply from bytes=32 time=96ms TTL=52
Reply from bytes=32 time=95ms TTL=52

Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 95ms, Maximum = 108ms, Average = 101ms


Pinball Wizard
Translated - "Request timed out."

Strange. The only thing I can think of at the moment is that you may have a firewall running that could be blocking access to the site. (for example, Zone Alarm, Sygate, NIS, MPF, Kerio, Tiny, Peer Guardian, Protowall, just to name a few.) For instance, I know pinging a site that I have blocked in Peer Guardian generates the same "Request timed out" error, even if I can reach it just fine with PG turned off. Try deactivating any firewalls you may have running then try again. (Don't forget the Windows Firewall if you have it active.) If it works, we can figure out how to track it from there...


Pinball Player
Yes, I was also thinking about a DNS problem (DNS Servers translate an IP address in human readable addresses - xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx = www.visualpinball.be , but most probably GhostFace is right.
If you completely disable the firewall, some good result may surface...
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