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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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43 comments
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.

PurpleSkys
PurpleSkys

:) hope you had a fantastic birthday day!

hippiekarl
hippiekarl

that day. Wait! You didn't....Not like you weren't asked by a would-be attendee the day before. I'll catch the encore, I guess. Pretty darned ambiguous, the way you left it (for those of us who HAD expected to 'have to' sign in that day). I suppose you were too busy to monitor your cautionary discussion, but I kept looking in for an answer.

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

But after the Move I've not got any Alerts for Discussions or Questions that I'm subscribed to. Col

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

Where you ever off? I didn't see a break in the service but then again I'm not in a US Time Zone. ;) Col

jasonhiner
jasonhiner

Everything will still look the same. It's purely a backend move in this case.

tcavadias
tcavadias Staff

..Now go and enjoy the beach (or lake or pool)... read a book.... massage my feet... bring me some chocolate ice cream.... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA -Tammy [_]3

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

Boy, was that short notice. I wonder how many have already logged out for the day, especially east of the US. Maybe someone will 'bump' this discussion back to the top just before the shutdown. Relay our sympathies to the migration team out west. Maybe y'all in KY can use the time to clear out your e-mail!

jasonhiner
jasonhiner

Hadn't heard any problems related to that, but we'll check. Thank you sir.

wizard57m-cnet
wizard57m-cnet

the Q&A is only showing posts from July 5 and previous... tried refreshing the page, still only showing latest Q&A as 7-5-12...will check back in a bit, maybe an hour or so, and see if it is still heading towards a time warp! Gotta love those event horizons! :)

wizard57m-cnet
wizard57m-cnet

if you were in my neck of the woods, I could fix ya up on the ice cream and the chocolates! My little drugstore fountain works wonders, hehe... and I have Sweet Shoppe handmade chocolates! Shakes, malts, floats, and fountain drinks have been pretty hot items lately...hot weather! ;) edit to add: Forgot to mention, coffee is still only 25 cents a cup! Free refills too. :)

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

Forget that just give me more [b]CHOCOLATE. [/b] OH I forgot You can Not Fatten a Thoroughbred. :p Col

Deadly Ernest
Deadly Ernest

number of geese of the silly variety who can sue a keyboard and go to TR.

rygood
rygood

We have quite a goose problem here though!

Deadly Ernest
Deadly Ernest

there are always ten thousand hungry looking squirrels trying to break into the TR buildings.

GSG
GSG

"Baseline" actvities. Normal is relative. I may be a raging nutcase to everyone else, but to me I'm normal.

PurpleSkys
PurpleSkys

this is as normal as it gets for this lot ;)

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

I'm wasnÂ’t seeing any Questions posted over that Date Range either on the Listing Page or in the View More. If you have links to the actual question you can find it but they are not appearing in any other places. Happens with IE8, FF 13 whatever, Safari Newest and Chrome on XP. IE9, FF13 whatever, Safari and Chrome on 7in 7 64 Bit Pro and the Consumer Preview of 8 running IE10, FF, Opera and Safari. I haven't tried opening TR on any Nix Box here as I seem to think it's related to the Site not a Local Machine. Also when I log in with the HAL 9000 Account I'm constantly clearing the Cookies as that is just something you have to do. ;) But by the same token I haven't received any RSS Feeds since the Server Change so maybe it's just me. :D As a result not many Interesting Questions asked this week either only got 1 so far. :( [i]Edited to add[/i] Well I am now seeing Questions over that Data Range appearing but if you are looking for one not on the First Page the View/Show More takes you to the Header and a Blank Page right now. Same happens when at the Discussions Page you click on the Show More you gat the Header and then nothing. Col

wizard57m-cnet
wizard57m-cnet

There are no questions that are being displayed that were originally posted on 7/6/12 through 7/10/12, Not talking about "Last Reply", even that is not showing any questions that were originated in that date range. I know there were questions on those days, I tried to answer a few. Here's a couple of links,,, www.techrepublic.com/forum/questions/101-393139/computer-went-dead-after-a-bsod#msg-3683594 www.techrepublic.com/forum/questions/101-393117/3com-courier-modems-string-commands#msg-3683076 www.techrepublic.com/forum/questions/101-393138/email-client-signature-with-confidentiality-disclaimer#msg-3683453 Anyway...not sure why those dates floated off into the ether, just seems unusual! :)

rygood
rygood

I looked into this morning. The default sort is by "Asked On" not "Last Reply". Click on "Last Reply" to get the sort you to show newest replies from 7/6 to 7/10, etc.

wizard57m-cnet
wizard57m-cnet

and the Q&A is still not showing any Q&As from 7/6 til 7/10/12...

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

If we delete Jason's Post above will we still be able to post or will TR go Off Line again? :^0 Col

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

The Different Time Zone that I'm in that is allowing the Posts to still continue. :p Of course Jason could always have been telling us all Pork Pies and the Techs overrode what the Accountants said would happen. :^0 Col

PurpleSkys
PurpleSkys

if we ever make it down here, i'm never leaving your shop ;)