*NOTE: For weeks, the Tapatalk servers have been experiencing repeated DDoS attacks causing many 500+ server errors. Some of the outages have been long whilst others very short. We will only give updates where server errors are continuing to appear for periods of at least half an hour. Our first assumption will be another DDoS attack but where we do know in advance of any down-times and the period we expect to be down for, we will report these too.
BTW, even if the ATF seems to be offline when using a browser, it is sometimes still accessible via the Tapatalk App on mobile and tablet. The latest “Red” Status update will specify if that is the case.
Status – 1015 GMT Friday 11th February 2021 – Normal service resumed after an outage of 45 minutes. No explanation from Tapatalk
Status – 0930 GMT Friday 11th February 2021 – Entire Tapatalk domain down. None of their forums are accessible, including the ATF. Reasons unknown.
Status – 0150 BST Wednesday 6th May 2020 – Normal service resumed after extended server maintenance.
Status – 1645 BST Tuesday 5th May 2020 – Tapatalk is undergoing server maintenance of unspecified length to fix the intermittent issues you’ve been experiencing lately. During this maintenance, you might see occasional time-outs, login issues, as well as intermittent photo upload issues in the app.
You may encounter a “Token Expired, Login” message that stops you logging on. Click on the “logon” link alongside the “Token expired” and you will be logged on as normal.
The ATF is still accessible via the Tapatalk App on mobile and tablet.
Status – 1420 BST Tuesday 5th May 2020 – Normal service resumed. According to Tapatalk they had “intermittent issues”.
Status – 1000 BST Tuesday 5th May 2020 – Repeated 502/504 server errors. Many forums including the ATF are experiencing server errors. It could be another DDoS attack on the Tapatalk servers but we won’t know for a while. However, the ATF is still accessible via the Tapatalk App on mobile and tablet.
Status – 1000 BST Tuesday 21st April 2020– Normal service resumed. According to Tapatalk it was inaccessible due to unplanned maintenance.
Status – 0715 BST Tuesday 21st April 2020 – Repeated server error 500.* The ATF is not accessible using the Tapatalk App on mobile and tablet.
Status – 1310 BST Sunday 19th April 2020– Normal service resumed. According to Tapatalk it was a “brief server glitch”.
Status – 1210 BST Sunday 19th April 2020 – As with the events of 4th April, many forums including the ATF are experiencing server errors. It could be a DDoS attack on the Tapatalk servers but we won’t know for a while. The ATF still seems to be accessible if using the Tapatalk App on mobile and tablet.
Status – 1700 BST Saturday 4th April 2020 – Normal service resumed – whatever that is.
Status – 1400 BST Saturday 4th April 2020 – Once again we are being plagued by various server errors. Many forum owners are reporting the same problem on the Tapatalk Support Forum….. It turns out that the Tapatalk servers are under a DDoS attack. BTW, the ATF still seems to be accessible if using the Tapatalk App on mobile and tablet.
Status – 1645 BST Tuesday 31st March 2020 – Normal service resumed – whatever that is and for how long, who knows?
Status – 1545 BST Tuesday 31st March 2020 – Tapatalk are playing games again leading to various server errors. Who knows when it will be fixed…..
Status – 0930 GMT Monday 24th February 2020 – Normal service resumed
Status – 1500 GMT Thursday 20th February 2020 – Although members can login now, there are still issues with adverts and disabled features appearing. This is due to a Tapatalk server problem which is still being investigated.
Status – 1000 GMT Thursday 20th February 2020 – Login Problems
There is a Tapatalk-inspired Login problem today. Clicking on Login does absolutely nothing and our customisation colours and features are not available. The problem has been reported to the Tapatalk Support Forum but it appears we are not alone in having it.
All is not lost though as there is still a way of getting your daily ATF fix and that is to go to https://www.tapatalk.com/ and login using your Tapatalk logon details. Once logged in, scroll down the page a little and you will find a link to the ATF.
Hopefully, it won’t be too long before normal service is resumed and thank you for your patience.
Status – 1130 BST Saturday 1st June 2019 – Normal service resumed
Status – 1054 BST Wednesday 29th May 2019 – ATF not showing on Tapatalk
Despite the error messages that you might be getting today “Oops, no Groups found under the name ‘airfixtributeforum'”, we have NOT gone anywhere. The error message is due to a problem with Tapatalk itself.
Two years ago, The Airfix Tribute Forum underwent a “forced” migration to a new system hosted to Tapatalk. It is one we never wanted but it was necessary in order to maintain our Internet presence. Unfortunately, we are now hostages of Tapatalk as we can’t move anywhere else.
When the ATF is offline, be sure to visit this page to get the “official” version of the status of the ATF.
BTW, even if the ATF seems to be offline when using a browser, it is sometimes still accessible if using the Tapatalk App on mobile and tablet.