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No new articles or comments on TechRepublic on Tuesday, July 10

TechRepublic members will not be able to login or post in any discussions for 24 hours on July 10, but the site will still be live in read-only mode.

One Tuesday, July 10, TechRepublic members will not be able to log in, post comments, or start any new discussions. The TechRepublic editorial department will also not be publishing any new articles for the day.

The TechRepublic site will still be live and you will be able to view existing articles, comments, discussions, photo galleries, and virtually everything else on the site. But, both users and editors will not be able to post any new content for the day. The freeze will last approximately 24 hours and will begin at 12:01AM Pacific Time on Tuesday.

So, why on earth would we do such a thing? We're migrating our primary data center from the San Francisco Bay Area to Phoenix, Arizona. If anyone can understand and be sympathetic to the complexities involved in this kind of move then we know the TechRepublic audience will understand. A lot of you have been there and done this kind of thing before -- if not dozens of times. You can imagine the kind of infrastructure it takes for us to support a site that gets millions of visitors per week and typically has ten of thousands at any given moment in the day.

We appreciate your patience and we apologize for the hassle and inconvenience. We'll be back and full force on Wednesday, July 11. See you on the other side.

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Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.

45 comments
mayazoe
mayazoe

The first several months of my site there were no comments; just give it time; now they come in like crazy every day! Thanks. Buy Facebook Likes

pgit
pgit

You mean the whole place wasn't shut down to give everyone the day off to celebrate my birthday yesterday? How disappointing. Like when my son born on July 4 learned the fireworks weren't necessarily for him...

jasonhiner
jasonhiner

The site has officially moved into its home in the new data center. You may now resume normal activities. :-)

rygood
rygood

You can now post again!

hippiekarl
hippiekarl

still go on (and still be 'interactive'), right? I believe we're meant to log in prior to its start.

wizard57m-cnet
wizard57m-cnet

Tech Republic is not going to "upgrade" the backend to AWS are they? The sister site at ZDNet did that last week, still a lot of kinks to work through, As Col mentioned, guess we get a day free of spam! Unless you enjoy the canned variety! ;)

davechilds_2000
davechilds_2000

Looks like a very complex task ahead.Hope it goes well.

PurpleSkys
PurpleSkys

Hope everything goes as smoothly as possible

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

No Spam Hunting. OH and I really hope you enjoy the move they are so much fun to be involved in. HONESTLY. ;) BUMP Col

jasonhiner
jasonhiner

For our loyal community members who are here every day, we especially apologize for the inconvenience that there will be no posting in the forums for 24 hours on July 10 (Pacific Time). We're hoping that this data center move will improve site performance in the long term, so that's the bright side. Anyway, I hope you'll hang in there with us for a day while we get this move completed.

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