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Site is up and down [UPDATES from Sapient]

  I was not able to get this page to pull up the last couple of days. Sure am glad that it is back up and running now. I was having some serious RRS withdrawals. Glad I was able to pull the page up and get my daily fix.

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yeah apparently server

yeah apparently server problems.


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 Yup, problems are finally

 Yup, problems are finally resolved.  New hard drives, new OS install.  New configurations.  

I'm so thankful to have such an amazing server admin who is able to address these issues as they come up.  The server we purchased in the spring is not hosting our site yet.  Real life work got in the way of getting it up and running in the time frame we expected.  Our hope is that we can get the new server up and running in the winter.  

Sorry for the down time!!  Glad to be back online!

By the way, expenses were incurred that require payment soon.  I like to make all RRS purchases out of the Paypal account which currently doesn't have enough to cover it.  If you want to send a few bucks to the paypal account to help ensure I can cover costs this month, please feel free to chip in.  I only need about $75 more in that account in the next two weeks.  http://www.rationalresponders.com/donate

 

 

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I think it was down for 2-3

I think it was down for 2-3 days for me.  Glad it is back up.  

 


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I noticed the downtime

I noticed the downtime keenly as well. I was suprised to notice how often I was trying to refresh my pages to check on the discussions (but couldn't).

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ThunderJones wrote:I noticed

ThunderJones wrote:

I noticed the downtime keenly as well. I was suprised to notice how often I was trying to refresh my pages to check on the discussions (but couldn't).

Hopefully, some of the trolls on here (names need not be mentioned) encountered the same problem and thought us evil atheists had blocked them off the page and they gave up.

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harleysportster wrote:  I

harleysportster wrote:

  I was not able to get this page to pull up the last couple of days. Sure am glad that it is back up and running now. I was having some serious RRS withdrawals. Glad I was able to pull the page up and get my daily fix.

Yep, was recommended this site by a friend and was beginning to this it was a figment of their imagination!

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Peggotty.

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harleysportster wrote:

  I was not able to get this page to pull up the last couple of days. Sure am glad that it is back up and running now. I was having some serious RRS withdrawals. Glad I was able to pull the page up and get my daily fix.

Yep, was recommended this site by a friend and was beginning to this it was a figment of their imagination!

 

 

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harleysportster wrote:

ThunderJones wrote:

I noticed the downtime keenly as well. I was suprised to notice how often I was trying to refresh my pages to check on the discussions (but couldn't).

Hopefully, some of the trolls on here (names need not be mentioned) encountered the same problem and thought us evil atheists had blocked them off the page and they gave up.

I don't have high hopes. Bishadi seems to still be here, so, enough said.

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ThunderJones wrote:\I don't

ThunderJones wrote:

\I don't have high hopes. Bishadi seems to still be here, so, enough said.

Bad pennies...

Turning up...

Property of copper ? Harley is an idiot an can't comprehend...

What IS website down ? Sorry high skool ed mods here

Property of evolution and electronics.......

Whut is website emergence

(Thought I would go ahead and just give a Bishadi parody before he responds to this post).

 

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Peggotty wrote:Yep, was

Peggotty wrote:

Yep, was recommended this site by a friend and was beginning to this it was a figment of their imagination!

Nope, unlike god, this website actually exists Smiling

Welcome to the forum and why not go ahead and post an introduction thread while your here ?

Theists, Atheists, Panentheists, Pagans and anyone else is welcome.

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harleysportster

harleysportster wrote:

ThunderJones wrote:

\I don't have high hopes. Bishadi seems to still be here, so, enough said.

Bad pennies...

Turning up...

Property of copper ? Harley is an idiot an can't comprehend...

What IS website down ? Sorry high skool ed mods here

Property of evolution and electronics.......

Whut is website emergence

(Thought I would go ahead and just give a Bishadi parody before he responds to this post).

 

Lol, thats pretty good Smiling I would add that the pinacle of the transistor is to half inverse square radius.

Think about it!!!

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I got scared and thought

I got scared and thought maybe the site is gone! I have seen forums disappear like that overnight! I realized I don't even have anyone's e-mail address from this site if something did happen!

Can anyone please give me their e-mail so I can get in touch with them in case of emergency? I guess I can't receive PMs but Brian can you please make an exception just this once only because it's for a worst case scenario?

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JesusNEVERexisted wrote:I

JesusNEVERexisted wrote:

I got scared and thought maybe the site is gone! I have seen forums disappear like that overnight! I realized I don't even have anyone's e-mail address from this site if something did happen!

Can anyone please give me their e-mail so I can get in touch with them in case of emergency? I guess I can't receive PMs but Brian can you please make an exception just this once only because it's for a worst case scenario?

You can follow Sapient's posts via Twitter and Facebook.  There was an announcement posted there about the networking of sites being down.

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Yeah I know what you mean . . . .

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I got scared and thought maybe the site is gone!

  Laughing, When this first happened I was on the  horn to Sapient almost immediately for that very reason. I tried to play it down with humor but I dont think he was buying it.


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First of all, I'm so sorry

First of all, I'm so sorry the site was down.  As you know we haven't upgraded yet.  We did in fact buy a new server in the winter.  It was our intent to move on to it along with an upgrade to the new server by March, however with several unexpected delays and real life work getting in the way, we were unable to make our deadline.  We had this self imposed deadline because we knew we'd be too busy through the summer to handle the switch.  We purchased the server because we knew we were reaching the end of the life cycle for our current server.  The down time in the last few days is essentially failings of an old server.  We still have real life work and over the last few days we've had other things going on at the same time.  It's frustrating for us, while you folks worry if the site is gone, we worry if we're going to lose some of our visitors.  A popular site must be up at all times, it's something we strive for.  Sorry for the inconvenience and wasted time logging on to a broken site.  

Rest easy knowing, WE'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE.

We just got ourselves set up for a minimum of 6 more years.  I promise you, we're not going anywhere!

I've always said this, and it's still as true today.  And if all goes as planned, your own personal journey and writings on this site aren't going anywhere either.  When we get to the new server I might delete some old topics with few or no responses, but you can expect that if you step away for 5 years and decide to return to read your old posts, they will be here.  I wish I could still view my posts as I left theism on Atheistnetwork.com from back in the day.  I would've paid whatever Jake needed to keep all that up and running.  He cut costs by scrapping the database at least twice in my journey and then just shut the doors for good.  I know that feeling, you wont see me doing that.  No disrespect to Jake, but you just wont see it happening here.  It is the singular most important goal I have in regards to administering this site.

 

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I got scared and thought maybe the site is gone! I have seen forums disappear like that overnight! I realized I don't even have anyone's e-mail address from this site if something did happen!

Can anyone please give me their e-mail so I can get in touch with them in case of emergency? I guess I can't receive PMs but Brian can you please make an exception just this once only because it's for a worst case scenario?

 

Feel free to take down this email address, decode it and add me to your contacts: infidel      sapient   @T    HAWTMALE    ...... calm

If it happens again, I'd be glad to fire off a quick email letting you know if the site is down, how long, or if it's just you.  If it's down, I promise, it's coming back.

 

You can also follow me on Twitter, I try to always tweet about any site outages I'm aware of.  Those tweets also connect on my Facebook page.  If you send me a friend request on facebook, include a note telling me your name on this site, or that I know you from here, otherwise I might not approve you.

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My email should be visible

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Sapient wrote:First of all,

Sapient wrote:

First of all, I'm so sorry the site was down.  As you know we haven't upgraded yet.  We did in fact buy a new server in the winter.  It was our intent to move on to it along with an upgrade to the new server by March, however with several unexpected delays and real life work getting in the way, we were unable to make our deadline.  We had this self imposed deadline because we knew we'd be too busy through the summer to handle the switch.  We purchased the server because we knew we were reaching the end of the life cycle for our current server.  The down time in the last few days is essentially failings of an old server.  We still have real life work and over the last few days we've had other things going on at the same time.  It's frustrating for us, while you folks worry if the site is gone, we worry if we're going to lose some of our visitors.  A popular site must be up at all times, it's something we strive for.  Sorry for the inconvenience and wasted time logging on to a broken site.  

Rest easy knowing, WE'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE.

We just got ourselves set up for a minimum of 6 more years.  I promise you, we're not going anywhere!

I've always said this, and it's still as true today.  And if all goes as planned, your own personal journey and writings on this site aren't going anywhere either.  When we get to the new server I might delete some old topics with few or no responses, but you can expect that if you step away for 5 years and decide to return to read your old posts, they will be here.  I wish I could still view my posts as I left theism on Atheistnetwork.com from back in the day.  I would've paid whatever Jake needed to keep all that up and running.  He cut costs by scrapping the database at least twice in my journey and then just shut the doors for good.  I know that feeling, you wont see me doing that.  No disrespect to Jake, but you just wont see it happening here.  It is the singular most important goal I have in regards to administering this site.

 

JesusNEVERexisted wrote:

I got scared and thought maybe the site is gone! I have seen forums disappear like that overnight! I realized I don't even have anyone's e-mail address from this site if something did happen!

Can anyone please give me their e-mail so I can get in touch with them in case of emergency? I guess I can't receive PMs but Brian can you please make an exception just this once only because it's for a worst case scenario?

 

Feel free to take down this email address, decode it and add me to your contacts: infidel      sapient   @T    HAWTMALE    ...... calm

If it happens again, I'd be glad to fire off a quick email letting you know if the site is down, how long, or if it's just you.  If it's down, I promise, it's coming back.

 

You can also follow me on Twitter, I try to always tweet about any site outages I'm aware of.  Those tweets also connect on my Facebook page.  If you send me a friend request on facebook, include a note telling me your name on this site, or that I know you from here, otherwise I might not approve you.

https://twitter.com/rationalsquad

https://www.facebook.com/brian.sapient

 

 

Thanks buddy! I just sent you an e-mail and I also followed you on Twitter! Please respond to my e-mail so we have another means of communication just in case!

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