The Big Red Eye Of Death

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Seems like I have been missing more auctions than connecting of late. Every time I turn my back for a little while, all of a sudden every auction gets the Big Red Eye Of Death next to it and my snipes fail to fire. I get a string of “Failed to Load From Server (1)” and “Communications failure talking to the server (1)” errors in the Information field. What is my major malfunction here? Thanks


Avatar Morgan Schweers Administrator 1,204 post(s)


The odds are that your computer is sleeping. When your computer sleeps it turns off networking, so when it wakes up, it takes a little bit for networking to re-enable entirely. JBidwatcher, however, tries to access the network immediately, to do updates.

For the few seconds while networking is not yet working, it can fail to update a lot of items, and mark them with the evil eye. They should re-update pretty quickly, but I can definitely say that snipes will NOT fire while the computer is asleep.

There are other possibilities, but that’s the most likely by far.

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!