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Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:36 am
Nate says...



Twice today, the Young Writers Society went off-line. The first time was for about an hour, though it occurred at a time of day when not many people access the site. The second time, during our peak hour, YWS went down for about 15 minutes.

Additionally, it seems that the site is regularly going offline at about 12:30 GMT. That's what happened today, and it happened yesterday too. In fact, it's been going on for months.

So if the site is inaccessible for more than 5 minutes, or you get the following error:
SQL error (too many connections)

Then the best thing to do is to leave a note on YWS' Facebook Wall:
http://www.facebook.com/youngwriterssociety

When you do that, I automatically get an e-mail notifying me. As long as I know of the outage and have access to a computer, I can get the site back online within minutes. But if I don't know of the outage, the site can stay offline for an hour or even more.

However, if you see someone has already left a comment on the Wall about the outage, please don't post another! One person is quite enough :)
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Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:16 am
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LookUpThere says...



We should post saying GMT time, probably?

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Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:48 pm
Lava says...



I always thought it was slow connection error on my side. Considering how I login at 12.30GMT pretty much daily.
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Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:19 am
Idraax says...



It does? I haven't noticed....must be at a time when I have class....Is it because of the volume?
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Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:07 am
SmylinG says...



Taking good care of yws! You rock Nate :P
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Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:43 pm
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Thanks for the information!
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Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:02 pm
lilymoore says...



Just read this as "sit down time."

*fail*

But when do we start sitting?
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Thu May 05, 2011 3:35 pm
Nate says...



As said above, the site typically slows down at 12:30 pm GMT. I have never been able to figure out why, but I think I finally solved it this morning. That is, I think it was statistical programs that I have never used once that were bogging down the site. The programs are installed on pretty much ever server as a default (Awstats and Webalizer stats for those who are familiar with the programs), and it seems they were set to compile all data at 12:30 pm GMT each day. I've now disabled both so cross your fingers that the issue is now solved.
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Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:25 pm
Blues says...



There was downtime on YWS yesterday at around 8pm GMT... and a few days before too, until 10 30 GMT at least. We were stuck in chat xD




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Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:07 am
EnchantedPanda says...



Ahhhh so that's what that is! Haha, I thought it was my internet bullying me! Oh well at least I know what it is now and we'll all just be patient whilst it's being fixed!