Tuesday, November 15, 2005

I Didn't Crash AW Just to Get More Traffic to My Site

Honest. I announce a new forum and that I'm going to moderate it and the board's down. Looks suspicious, huh. Adjust your tinfoil hats please; I don't have that kind of technical expertise.

Oooh - the main website Absolutewrite.com isn't coming up either. I didn't think they shared a server.

Ok, guess this is a sign to do some writing.

News Flash: 6:51 - board is back!

7:00 update: Maybe I spoke too soon - getting lots of "timed out" messages.

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15 comments:

emeraldcite said...

I had a couple of touch and go moments.

The twitching, night sweats, and headaches won't go away.

I'm becoming paranoid.

It always feels like...somebody's watching me...

Dawno said...

Don't pick that - it'll scar!

I'm getting a bit twitchy myself. I need my AW fix!!

emeraldcite said...

What happens if it never comes back?

[shudders at thought]

I wonder where the servers are physically housed. Apparently there were some tornados in the midwest and power outages. There's a possibility that the server is out because of that... fingers crossed.

emeraldcite said...

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/11/15/indiana.tornado.ap/index.html

just to back that up...

Dawno said...

Yes, let's hope for the best! lol...

I'm imagining a hosting company that thought it would be smart to set up a server farm in a trailer park in Tornado Alley. Really improved their margins with that low real estate overhead.

emeraldcite said...

lol -- note to self: check those really good deals better...

Patricia said...

AW ISP is listed with a Hopkinsville, KY address. Tornados could possibly be a factor.

Dawno said...

OK, anyone get in today? I'm not able to from work the couple times I've tried.

emeraldcite said...

nothing yet. my guess is that the power is down...might be down for a couple of days. i'm feeling disconnected. might need to see if my insurance covers rehab...

Joanne D. Kiggins said...

We didn't think you were to blame, Dawno. The site came back up around 7:00 this evening. Now everyone can quit biting their nails.

Andrea said...

Here I was thinking it had something to do with my computer as the reason why AW wasn't coming up (most of the time that's the reason). I'm glad it's back up. Now I can feed my addiction like the rest of you.

rosemerry said...

I'm not getting anything. Well I'm getting some sort of parent list. It's all in computer. :(

I'll keep checking. Maybe it's telling me I should work on my nanonovel.

Dawno said...

If you want to let the hosting co. know how you feel: http://www.hostexcellence.com/contactus.php

Dawno said...

Up, down. Freakin' roller coaster!

Mad Scientist Matt said...

Don't blame youself for the AW forum crash, Dawno. We all know the real reason things went wrong was that Haskins was a vital part of the forum and even the server was upset that he left.