Wed Aug 7, 9:58 pm pdt: The site will be going down shortly for planned upgrades tonight. We expect to be down for around an hour.
10:38 pm: downtime is starting…
11:31 pm: we still have some data updates to finish… maybe another half hour.
12:25 am: Always the optimist. Still, everything is going smoothly, just slowly.
12:44 am: We’re flipping it on. Let’s see what we broke.
1:45 am: We had a css file that got corrupted, and we’re just using our noodly appendages to poke in all the corners, test all the new routes, etc…
2:39 am: all looks good!
Having an issue with the mobile site. We’re on it.
Update: all better now.
Our DNS provider is experiencing a denial of service attack. If you can see this, you’re probably not affected. We’re on it.
Update: We have a new DNS provider and this should be propagating through the network.
Final update: We seem to be all back, and with our brand new DNS provider. That wasn’t any fun at all.
We’re getting reports that some people might be having DNS problems. Of course, if you can see this page then you, yourself, probably aren’t having a problem.
We’re doing a bit of DB maintenance tonight, and there may be brief downtime.
We seem to be back.
Ironically, while I was answering allergywoman’s surprising comment that we never have downtime any more (I typed that she has just been lucky), one of our databases panicked and the site came down. We’ll have it back as soon as we can, probably 15 minutes to reboot.
We’re having some issues with the site and are working on it. We expect it will be back in a few minutes.
Update: We’re back.
Update2: We may pull it back down briefly to check a few things.
Update3: We’ve brought everything back up and all seems normal. Please drop us a line at helpdesk if you see any odd messages.
Doing some brief database server maintenance.
Update: And we’re done.
Sadly we appear to be having some network trouble this evening. We’re on it as best as we can be.