Mid April site outages

Discussion in 'Site News and Announcements' started by da5id, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. da5id Administrator

    Hi all,

    As you have undoubtedly noticed, the site has been a bit... sluggish, of late. I have been working on narrowing down the why's of the matter and have been doing a lot of work with the database and the xenforo install. As such, there have been extended periods of downtime, longer than we typically allow.

    I believe I have narrowed down the issue a bit, and unfortunately it's not an easy fix at all, but at least we're on the right path. You will likely notice that the "Latest Threads" is gone from the front page. Hopefully, it will return, but as you can imagine I have several things lined up ahead of it so it is low priority. I'll do what I can.

    Finally, we were also the target of a DoS attack last night (4/26) at approximately 3am PST. Not sure how long it lasted, because it was large enough that the datacenter simply null routed our IP. By morning it seemed to have stopped. No one has stepped forward to claim responsibility, and chances are decent it was someone that mistakenly thought we had something to do with the PSN outage seeking vengeance. But who knows, pure speculation.

    Anyway, thanks for your patience, I'll do the best I can to make it as smooth as possible.

    Edit: More updates added to the thread here
    Edit2: Final(?) update here
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  2. HOC Member

    Big thanks for all the work you're putting into this D5.
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  3. Anonymous Member

    Thanks for the update and the hard work you and the other staff put in.
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  4. Mark Cabian Member

    I thank you. <3
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  5. RightOn Member

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  6. Miranda Member

    Thank you, da5id. Please let us know of anything we can do to help.
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  7. Anonymous Member

    Back to the kitchen.

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  8. RightOn Member

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  9. Miranda Member

    Arrests you for impersonating a WWP officer. With handcuffs.
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  10. Anonymous Member

    Thanks for the hard work D5.
    Interesting that the forum got LOIC'd,but another day,another d'dos
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  11. da5id Administrator

    The only thing interesting about it, is that they always decide to do it between 2 and 3 am so that the datacenter gets to wake me up just to tell me "lol sites down".
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  12. Anonymous Member

    ^^ that sucks.
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  13. Anonymous Member

    Oh, taht so lulzy.

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  14. Loki's spawn Member

    Well, I tried to login at 6:00 am Central Time and it was down. So it lasted at least a few hours.
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  15. Anonymous Member

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  16. Anonymous Member

    What could be more important then Latest Threads? D:
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  17. Zak McKracken Member

    Leaked Earthlink Call Center logs:

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  18. 00anon00 Member

    I got a "i'm fixing the site" message and a donation button, and I couldn't get past the donation button. I'll donate, but that looked like Phishing.
    Si o no?
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  19. Miranda Member

    I think it's a reasonable request at a difficult moment.
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  20. Anonymous Member

    I'm thinking no.
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  21. Orson Member

    Glad to know I wasn't the only one having trouble on the site. Thanks for your efforts Da5id. They are greatly appreciated.

    Just a heads up, there's a movement afoot to pay the mods in cocaine and hookers. I fully endorse this plan.
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  22. Anonymous Member

    No to this.
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  23. Anonymous Member

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  24. Miranda Member

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  25. Anonymous Member

    Appreciate all the work keeping the internet hate machine oiled.

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  26. 00anon00 Member

    OK I'll donate. Alert the FBI plz.
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  27. 00anon00 Member

    OK. Where is donate button? I searched "donate" and got some thread about fail and aids
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  28. Sponge Member

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  29. da5id Administrator

    We're lacking in a donations button of late.. you know i'm overworked when I can't even find the time to create a page to get ramen :( Easiest way is just to paypal to ...I promise I'll make it easier, soon as I can.
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  30. Anonymous Member

    I sent ya $50. PayPal worked fine this afternoon
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  31. Anonymous Member

    Hey, just got a 502 Bad Gateway coming to this site. Maintenance issues?
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  32. da5id Administrator

    Just assume that's the case until I post a "woo hoo got it fixed message".
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  33. Sponge Member

    Can we have updates on twitter for long outages?!/WhyWeProtest
    Even if it just to reassure us that admin hasn't been raeped up the pooper by midgets with sticks.
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  34. Anonymous Member

    Nobody said the sex was hooker sex. I assumed you'd be taking volunteers from the userbase.
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  35. Would this be the wrong time to ask if we could have that navigation bar back that used to be stuck to the top of the screen on the old site?
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  36. Anonymous Member

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  37. Orson Member

    Cocaine and Twinkies. Asking too much.

    You think we don't have hookers here?

    I'm going to stop derailing this thread now.
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  38. Fuckeye Member

    There are hookers here?

    Why was I not informed.
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  39. Loki's spawn Member

    This could be WWP's new fundraising tactic.
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  40. Anonymous Member

    Well yeah but they're off-duty.
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