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Mon Nov 5, 2018, 03:34 PM

DU DOWNTIME 11/5/18 Appx 2:30 ET

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Democratic Underground had a brief period of downtime from approximately 2:00 to 2:30 pm today. This was due to an error caused by our hosting company during an upgrade.

We have fixed the problem, and are now double-checking our servers to make sure everything is ok.

In case it isn't clear: The site was NOT hacked. This was a totally innocent glitch.

Thank you for your understanding.

Skinner, EarlG, Elad
DU Administrators

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Reply DU DOWNTIME 11/5/18 Appx 2:30 ET (Original post)
Skinner Nov 2018 OP
LittleGirl Nov 2018 #1
Maeve Nov 2018 #2
Leghorn21 Nov 2018 #3
Equinox Moon Nov 2018 #8
Maven Nov 2018 #4
Pacifist Patriot Nov 2018 #5
GentryDixon Nov 2018 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2018 #7
lamp_shade Nov 2018 #9
Control-Z Nov 2018 #41
mucifer Nov 2018 #10
louis c Nov 2018 #11
FakeNoose Nov 2018 #12
SWBTATTReg Nov 2018 #13
sagesnow Nov 2018 #14
wildman76 Nov 2018 #15
LineReply !
Kali Nov 2018 #16
byronius Nov 2018 #17
renate Nov 2018 #18
PatSeg Nov 2018 #19
diane in sf Nov 2018 #20
lark Nov 2018 #21
grantcart Nov 2018 #22
Delmette2.0 Nov 2018 #23
NBachers Nov 2018 #24
Vinca Nov 2018 #25
dewsgirl Nov 2018 #26
Scruffy1 Nov 2018 #27
narnian60 Nov 2018 #43
AllaN01Bear Nov 2018 #28
H2O Man Nov 2018 #29
Gregory Peccary Nov 2018 #30
Ligyron Nov 2018 #31
Texin Nov 2018 #32
mnhtnbb Nov 2018 #33
liberal N proud Nov 2018 #34
Journeyman Nov 2018 #35
Marcuse Nov 2018 #36
klook Nov 2018 #37
warmfeet Nov 2018 #38
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2018 #39
hostalover Nov 2018 #40
Control-Z Nov 2018 #42
Brainstormy Nov 2018 #44
ailsagirl Nov 2018 #45
ismnotwasm Dec 2018 #46

Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 03:37 PM

1. OMG, I about had a heart attack.

I was so upset in 2016 when you got hacked and thought, here we go again.
Thanks for the post!
Yikes.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 03:37 PM

2. Just don't scare us like that again!

I know, not your fault, totally innocent, but...day-um!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 03:38 PM

3. Whew, thank you Skinner!!

whewwwwwww

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 03:44 PM

8. I second that Whewwwwww

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 03:38 PM

4. Glad to hear that it was not a hack.

Hopefully the upgrade was to make the site more secure for tomorrow.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 03:39 PM

5. Hosting company be like...



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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 03:39 PM

6. Scary.

I ran over to twitter to see what was going on. Glad we are back up. After last time it was quite a shock.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 03:40 PM

7. Thank you, Skinner! It was unreal, this close to the election! n/t

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 03:44 PM

9. I'm glad I was out running an errand. I would have panicked. Thanks Skinner.

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Response to lamp_shade (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 11:35 PM

41. So was I, and greatful for it. eom

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 03:46 PM

10. thanks for doing more upgrades!!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 03:48 PM

11. Thanks

 

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 03:51 PM

12. Hurray for tech support!



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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 03:51 PM

13. For a job well done, and a job that is always well done, my hat is off to you all! nt

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 03:52 PM

14. DU Admins:

Thank you for keeping your fingers in the dike at DU!!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 03:53 PM

15. Ok

Ok I was worried 😯

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 03:53 PM

16. !

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 03:57 PM

17. I thought the whole goddamned world was coming to an end.

Maybe I should get out more.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 04:05 PM

18. I thought this meant the Russians were going to mess with the election again

Now I feel a little silly for panicking, but after finally starting to become a little more reassured about tomorrow's results... seeing DU down made me worry we'd be experiencing election night 2016 all over again.

Thanks so much for the explanation! What a relief!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 04:12 PM

19. Thank you

Everyone is a little nervous right now.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 04:13 PM

20. That's a relief!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 04:17 PM

21. I was online here when it happened.

So weird. I'm just super glad it wasn't a hack job and that DU isn't down for an extended time! I'm so looking forward to coming here and rejoicing with fellow Dems tomorrow.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 04:23 PM

22. OMG They got to Skinner. We are doomed!!!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 04:34 PM

23. Oh thank goodness we are back up.

A big THANK YOU to all the IT staff and experts who keep this site up and running.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 04:36 PM

24. Deja vu all over again

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 04:37 PM

25. Phew! Panic was setting in. LOL.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 04:52 PM

26. Scary!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 04:55 PM

27. I was afraid of losing my sanity.

That is, if I have any. No, I don't post often because most subjects are pretty adquately covered by those that post, but it is an Island of sanity in a sea of craziness. I spent a lot of time here reading posts and have found it to be the most informative site there is about the issues we as a people face. I remember the hacking of 2016 all too well. I felt all alone.

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Response to Scruffy1 (Reply #27)

Tue Nov 6, 2018, 04:25 AM

43. +100

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 05:00 PM

28. we copy you on the ground eagle , you had a bunch of guys about to turn blue.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 05:59 PM

29. Recommended.

I was a bit nervous for about 25 minutes.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 06:09 PM

30. Why does it seem like.....

........ upgrades and other maintenance are always scheduled around the busiest possible times for traffic. The day before the election, lol!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 06:17 PM

31. Whew! I almost deleted all my cookies.

Then I was going go to advanced settings if that didn't work, lol.

Luckily, you guys were up and running before I did any of that.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 06:27 PM

32. That's a relief! I was afraid we were going go through everything like two years ago.

And it wasn't entirely clear that this was just a glitch, as on my web browser, the message that was on my screen was to the effect that Google wasn't entirely certain that the site was secure.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 07:18 PM

33. I was on DU when it happened. One minute I was posting in the Photog group from my phone

and the next I was getting this scary error message. Went over to my laptop on the desk and got the same message.

Went to facebook DU right away and connected with some others--so we knew it wasn't just our computers!

Next time could we please have a glitch like that at say, 4 am, and not on the day before a critical election?!?



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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 07:25 PM

34. That caused a flash back type of trauma

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 07:36 PM

35. Seems an odd time to upgrade something, be it the server or the software . . .

Couldn't the host hold off on this until Thursday?

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 07:41 PM

36. Is this from the real Skinner, EarlG and Elad? 🤔

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 08:04 PM

37. Have you tried...

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 08:14 PM

38. Thank you for the explanation Skinner.

I was freaking the hell out. Yikes, not again.

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 08:25 PM

39. tell 'em they gotta remember to feed the hamster!

Hosting companies are always trying to save money by cutting back on the hamster pellets. No pellets, no electric juice type stuff, and nobody uses coal-fired computers any more. There oughta be a law! Will no one think of the hamsters?

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 08:43 PM

40. I, too, was extremely worried!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2018, 01:52 AM

42. IIRC, the hack and length of time DU was down

was enabled, in part, by the absence of a backup copy of the site? If that was the case, you guys now have like 9 or 10 back up copies, just in case, right?

I am probably remembering the whole traumatic event wrong. But, either way, I trust you guys have things under as much control as is humanly possible.

Thank you for all you do to keep this amazing place up and running!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2018, 12:20 PM

44. Freaked ME out! n/t

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2018, 01:58 PM

45. Thanks, Skinner

We know you're (all) on it!

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Response to Skinner (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 07:57 PM

46. I was at work

Didnít even notice.

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