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Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 19:21:58 SatDec 2 2006 )

Hello,

As you've probably noticed, our main server has been down for quite a number of hours today. The first reason was due to a power strip change at the datacentre, which took several hours. Unfortunately, they managed to lose our main server somewhere in the confusion of getting all the servers back up. This resulted in another 8 hours or so of down time for us while they found it and plugged it back in. Yes, we're as annoyed as you probably are.

Although the down time was nothing we had any control over whatsoever (and indeed was made much worse by the datacentre staff), we are of course offering a full apology for the entire network being down today. You should shortly find 3 months worth of credit in your Admin Centre, free of charge. Sorry.

Thanks for sticking it out. Now we're back up, I think I need a drink. :smile:

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 19:30:52 SatDec 2 2006 )

Thanks bbboy! I know, "stuff" happens! We're just glad to be back! (I was beginning to go thru withdrawals!! :smile:
Thanks again!

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 19:59:31 SatDec 2 2006 )

Thank you so much for posting this! I, along with my loyal members, were quite worried we'd lost our "home!" We even set up a temporary site so we wouldn't lose each other! Of course now that we're all back home safe and sound we can ditch the temporary site!

There's no place like home!!

Carrie

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 22:01:59 SatDec 2 2006 )

Good news indeed.
The 3 months' credit is a much appreciated gesture, though to be honest it is if anything too much...

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 01:27:24 SunDec 3 2006 )

I was worried to but I'm glad it's back. Three more months? Thank you so much!

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 01:37:39 SunDec 3 2006 )

Wait. Are you really saying it took them 8 hours to figure out how to plug the server back in?



Also, everybody should be aware that the credit you'll receive is for the minimum charge you'll receive for three months ($3.50 per month). If your bandwidth usage goes over the minimum, it appears the credit will pay for less than three months.

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 02:07:01 SunDec 3 2006 )

That actually is not the case Zherog, if a board goes over that they only need to come ask for it to be given the difference. :wink:

What is showing in the admin center is what BbBoy did today before logging off for the night. If any admin has any a busier community and posts about it BbBoy will gladly give them the difference. :smile:

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 05:36:32 SunDec 3 2006 )

Thanks BbBoy and Pam! :bbrocks:

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 13:06:04 SunDec 3 2006 )

You guys are the BEST. I've had my board (Chatterpugs) since Sept. 02 and couldn't be happier with bbboy. Honestly. And yes, thank you so much for the extra 3 months. We appreciate it!

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 14:46:31 SunDec 3 2006 )

You're very welcome Froggy & Nannerjoe, we're really glad that people are understanding about this problem we had. We didn't get any notice until after the networks were down. We thought it was only fair to compensate the admins and communities with three months of credit because we were just as annoyed and upset as you all were and we know how much you all missed your boards because we love our boards too. :smile:

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 22:50:24 SunDec 3 2006 )

I'm not sure if I should be amused or scared senseless that it took eight hours to figure out how to plug the machine back in....

I'll remember the little tidbit about the credit. Thanks.

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 22:52:38 SunDec 3 2006 )

Quote:

Wait. Are you really saying it took them 8 hours to figure out how to plug the server back in?

Nope, about 7 hours to find it (it was on top of the cabinet), and about another hour to plug it back in and press the F1 button. Yes, really.

Thanks for understanding, everyone. :smile: This is the first major issue we've had with down time for a good number of years, so I think we've been quite lucky, in the grand scheme of things.

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 18:37:48 MonDec 4 2006 )

I have to agree wholeheartedly BbBoy, we've been lucky in the scheme of things. :smile:

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 04:51:46 WedDec 6 2006 )

I must agree with nannerjoe. This is the best board server anywhere. I've tried the others and I can't stand them.

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 13:44:37 WedDec 6 2006 )

Thank you Destroyah Des. We love to hear that. :smile:

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 20:06:19 FriDec 8 2006 )

:bbrocks:

always have been, always will be "The Best"! :smile:

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 13:58:23 SatDec 9 2006 )

Thanks Annie. :smile: Hope all is well with you, and that the downtime didn't throw your community off for a loop. :wink:

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 16:59:53 MonDec 25 2006 )

:loveya: Merry Christmas to everyone here, I'm new. My name is Sara Rose Calaway-Burkhart, I legally changed my name when UT married Sara(then I got married and became a Burkhart), I'm usually on PhenomForever, but I heard of this place and decided to visit. I live in a small town in west-central Iowa and I'm TOTALLY in love with UT!:rotflmao:
I'm glad to see that your site is up and running again!

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 00:57:42 MonJan 1 2007 )

Welcome to BbSupport Sara Rose, Merry Christmas belatedly to you and a very Happy New Years to you and everyone else here as well. The horrible downtime was surely no fun, but we all managed to get through it pretty much intact. :wink: BbBoy runs a tight ship. :biggrin:

  
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Re: Big Horrible Down Time Today ( 14:56:56 ThuDec 20 2007 )

Thank you very much for the three months credit - seeing as it was circumstances beyond your control that caused the downtime I and my board members think this is very generous of you.

Have a great Yule

Morgana

  

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