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MacAllister
09-04-2009, 08:51 PM
Hi all.

AW will be down for a significant part of the weekend, to undergo reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

We're looking at upgrading quite a lot of stuff, including a full version or so of VBulletin, and otherwise improving the stability and performance of the system.

You can see how the new Vbulletin stuff will look and feel at Not Written in Stone (http://www.macallisterstone.com/forums/index.php).


I'll post updates at the AbsoluteWrite Twitter Feed (http://twitter.com/AbsoluteWrite), and the AW LiveJournal community (http://community.livejournal.com/awwatercooler/). The AW Chat room (http://www.starchat.net/chat/?chan=absolutewrite) will be open all weekend, too.

Roger's Refugee Camp has been a home away from home for stranded AWers, for years. I'm trusting he's willing to host us again, as well -- I'll post that link as soon as I have confirmation from Roger.

I'm planning to pull the plug tomorrow morning, and we'll hopefully be back online by Sunday afternoon -- or by Monday afternoon, in a worst-case scenario.

Perks
09-04-2009, 08:53 PM
Oi. Good luck, people. May the Force be with you and all that. This high-tech stuff gives me the vapors.

mscelina
09-04-2009, 08:54 PM
*gasp*

Oh noes!

Of course, this would be significant'y MORE painful if tomorrow wasn't the first full day of college football. With the help of the NCAA and ESPN, I should be able to survive.

barely.

I got dibs on harassing Robovowels on Facebook! neener neener neener!

MacAllister
09-04-2009, 08:57 PM
Of course, this would be significant'y MORE painful if tomorrow wasn't the first full day of college football. With the help of the NCAA and ESPN, I should be able to survive.

Heh. That's part of our rationale behind the scheduling. :D

scarletpeaches
09-04-2009, 08:58 PM
Oh great. Well this just puts the tin hat on a shitty week. Yippee.

Bubastes
09-04-2009, 09:06 PM
Eek!

Of course, this means that I'll actually finish my short story WIP instead of goofing off on AW. Maybe.

tjwriter
09-04-2009, 09:09 PM
You can see how the new Vbulletin stuff will look and feel at Not Written in Stone (http://www.macallisterstone.com/forums/index.php).

It looks so different!

:tongue

I haz no internets (and thusly a sad) at home, so I'm not going to be that upset.

Good luck on the maintenance.

Vincent
09-04-2009, 09:17 PM
I feel cold...

alleycat
09-04-2009, 09:27 PM
Remember, if the withdrawal gets to be too much for any of you, there's the Crisis Call Center (now being outsourced to India). Or booze.

tjwriter
09-04-2009, 09:28 PM
Don't forget chat.

I won't be there!

quickWit
09-04-2009, 09:28 PM
I feel cold...

I feel Peaches...

scarletpeaches
09-04-2009, 09:29 PM
I feel sick.

alleycat
09-04-2009, 09:30 PM
I feel sick.
Could be the swine flu. Now that would really be a way to end your shitty week.

scarletpeaches
09-04-2009, 09:31 PM
Bring it on, couldn't get much worse.

Oh, wait. tt42 will be on MSN later. Yay.

MaryMumsy
09-04-2009, 09:41 PM
Well crap. I guess I'll just have to beta that Ms I have sitting in my in-box. Thanks for the warning though. So we don't all hyperventilate.

MM

scarletpeaches
09-04-2009, 09:43 PM
Enforced cold turkey is the only way I'm gonna kick this place.

Oh, AW, there just ain't no quittin' you.

BenPanced
09-04-2009, 10:17 PM
Oh, goody! More time I can spend at hotsweatyleathermen.com!

Jersey Chick
09-04-2009, 10:21 PM
There goes my only good reason for not finishing revising my current WIP. crap.

Fenika
09-04-2009, 10:32 PM
I'm shaking already *Reaches for the caffeine*

Maybe I'll have to fire up the chat and help run some refugee writerly talkness.

sunna
09-04-2009, 10:45 PM
My god, how will I procrastinate???



Guess I'll have top stop by the store and get a few bottles of vodka to get me through. :D


Good luck with the upgrades!

~*Kate*~
09-04-2009, 10:53 PM
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/kdhart226/web%20stuff/smileys/485a55fc.gif and thanks for keeping this site going. :)

Medievalist
09-04-2009, 11:01 PM
Every time I see this thread title, at first I think it says "Planned server outrage."

scarletpeaches
09-04-2009, 11:06 PM
Yup, that's exactly what we've got right here.

benbradley
09-04-2009, 11:14 PM
Every time I see this thread title, at first I think it says "Planned server outrage."
No, it actually says "Planned severe outage."

tjwriter
09-04-2009, 11:16 PM
Every time I see this thread title, at first I think it says "Planned server outrage."


No, it actually says "Planned severe outage."

Actually, you're both wrong. It says:

"Planned Severe Outrage"

scarletpeaches
09-04-2009, 11:24 PM
Actually no. It says Plundered Severed Outhouse.

BenPanced
09-04-2009, 11:51 PM
Plants Severly Outrun.

scarletpeaches
09-04-2009, 11:52 PM
Planted Seven Outcroppings

bettielee
09-04-2009, 11:57 PM
oooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooeesssssssss sssssss!

I guess I will have to work all the harder on my synopssississing

scarletpeaches
09-04-2009, 11:59 PM
Plumbed Many Tense Outcomings?

rhymegirl
09-05-2009, 02:22 AM
Remember, if the withdrawal gets to be too much for any of you, there's...booze.

Well, that's what I'm gonna do.

thethinker42
09-05-2009, 02:29 AM
Bring it on, couldn't get much worse.

Oh, wait. tt42 will be on MSN later. Yay.

Great. I'm stuck with you all weekend.

You and my characters.

*sigh*

scarletpeaches
09-05-2009, 02:32 AM
Great. I'm stuck with you all weekend.

You and my characters.

*sigh*Nightmare. :rolleyes:

Williebee
09-05-2009, 02:34 AM
Great. I'm stuck with you all weekend.

You and my characters.

*sigh*

Things could be worse, milady. You could still be on the ass end of Yakota, or worse, Iwakuni.

thethinker42
09-05-2009, 02:38 AM
Things could be worse, milady. You could still be on the ass end of Yakota, or worse, Iwakuni.

Oh, I'm counting those blessings like you wouldn't believe...(fortunately, we only had to spend 45 minutes in Iwakuni...another layover, and I might have had to strangle myself with my iPod cable).

BigWords
09-05-2009, 03:27 AM
Has a specific time for the outage been set?

Medievalist
09-05-2009, 03:33 AM
Has a specific time for the outage been set?

9 AM Pacific Los Angeles/Seattle time on Saturday Sept. 5.

Please please please don't keep "checking." I'll be turning the board and Web site on and off sometimes, and it's sometimes difficult to keep working if y'all keep trying to use the board.

Please wait until we make an announcement that "the water is fine, and jump back in."

scarletpeaches
09-05-2009, 04:01 AM
I'm guessing that's dinner time, Scottisher Standard Time.

Ah well. Looks like I'll have to - shock horror - get some work done tomorrow!

Medievalist
09-05-2009, 04:04 AM
I've turned on New Registration at (not) written in stone (http://www.macallisterstone.com/forums/), and five minutes later I have thirty new registrations, only one of which is legit.

Feel free to email me to let me know you're legit if you think I might not recognize you.

medievalist at mac dot com

Thanks. I know it's annoying, but the spammers are running scripts.

Susie
09-05-2009, 05:11 AM
Oh, noes, all weekend? What to do...

BenPanced
09-05-2009, 08:43 AM
Perfectly munchable Oblaten? (http://www.oblaten.com/OB_oblaten.html)

Mythical Tiger
09-05-2009, 08:51 AM
Thanks for the heads up:). Guess I'll see ya'll on Sunday or Monday.








~Sam

alleycat
09-05-2009, 08:52 AM
Oh, noes, all weekend? What to do...
You could OD on chocolate (chocolate solves everything). Or, you and Mr. Susie could, you know, get frisky. ;-)

BenPanced
09-05-2009, 09:14 AM
9 AM Pacific Los Angeles/Seattle time on Saturday Sept. 5.

Please please please don't keep "checking." I'll be turning the board and Web site on and off sometimes, and it's sometimes difficult to keep working if y'all keep trying to use the board.

Please wait until we make an announcement that "the water is fine, and jump back in."
Okay, okay. I'll check every 15 minutes instead of every 10, then.

Chasing the Horizon
09-05-2009, 09:20 AM
I'll only check once every 20 minutes. :) I promise.