We are balancing the line on our communication regarding timelines. We want to give you the most up to date information and everything we know, but we want to be cautious of giving projected completion dates. Traditionally the way we try to work is to make an announcement based on factual information. Projections are dicey, because if we miss them, we lose credibility.
However, on the flip side, if we don't give projections of where we are, people generally assume the worst. In this case we are going to err on the side of giving too much information and I'm going to relay to you the internal messaging that we are getting from our development team.
- Please be clear, your content is in no danger of being lost.
- The final phase of our capacity increase (site speed) will be coming on in the next couple of days.
- Until the capacity increase goes live we are taking measures to ensure that ActiveRain.com is most responsive.
- You are likely to have more issue performing functions while logged in than while not logged in. This is on purpose to make sure the search engines and consumers visiting the site are less likely to get error messages.
- A few things of which you should be aware:
- activerain.com is now more responsive
- E-mail notifications are generally unavailable (you can check your my home page for contact messages that have been sent)
- Users may continue to post blog entries to groups and their personal blogs. Blog entries marked for publication to an Outside Blog will appear automatically when Outside Blogs have been restored.
- Localism, comments, and Outside Blogs have been temporarily disabled to increase performance on ActiveRain.
- Hit Router is generally inaccessible.
- Member profile images may fail to appear; this issue will resolve itself over the next 24 hours.
(anyone with stock in the company that produces Tums should be very happy, as I have single handedly increased their sales substantially)
(Edited) Update as of Mid day Monday:
* Commenting has been enabled
* All member profile images should be displayed
* Users can now sign up for accounts
* Tempest is now more responsive; you shouldn't experience proxy errors when moving to the next lead
* Tempest lead limits are functional
* Localism and Outside Blogs are still down while we work to resolve DNS and performance issues.
* Blank comments are unlikely to be restored
* E-mail notifications are still not functional
* Hit Router is still generally inaccessible