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    Cultus Gopherus MacAllister AW Moderator Medievalist's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jvc View Post
    Have you tried raising your sword and saying, "By the Power of Grayskull."?
    I'm not allowed to wield pointy objects.

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    So we're changing DNS and there may be a brief hiccup in service.

    But it was scheduled, we just didn't have a day or time it would, you know, actually engage.

    But you can go join Twitter and talk to @absolutewrite about kale, and there's a G+ Google group right here:

    https://plus.google.com/communities/...59845173594962

    You can talk about kale there too!

    Or even, you know, writing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medievalist View Post
    ...Or even, you know, writing.
    But, AW is where I go when I'm procrastinating writing! Now I'll have to talk to my husband, or something

    Fingers crossed that propagating takes less than 24 hrs.
    Hiss less, purr more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekko View Post
    But, AW is where I go when I'm procrastinating writing! Now I'll have to talk to my husband, or something

    Fingers crossed that propagating takes less than 24 hrs.
    We mirror AW on absolutewrite.net/forums/

    Tell your friends
    Last edited by Medievalist; 05-21-2013 at 01:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medievalist View Post
    We mirror AW on absolutewrite.net/write/

    Tell your friends
    Im'a tellin' MY friends absolutewrite dot net slash forums.

    http://absolutewrite.net/forums/
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    Quote Originally Posted by benbradley View Post
    Im'a tellin' MY friends absolutewrite dot net slash forums.

    http://absolutewrite.net/forums/
    e2smack

    Somebody might have stayed up all night.

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    We’re going to have a short break in Absolute Write service from 9 am Saturday, May 9 2015, to 9 pm, Sunday, May 10 2015, Pacific Time, for server maintenance and a software upgrade.

    The official discussion thread where you're welcome to whimper, ask questions, or make helpful suggestions is here.

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    We had a brief outtage today; about an hour.

    It's very very hot, and that was part of the problem.

    We're back, but given the temps, I'm not making any promises.

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    Going to shut AW down tomorrow AM Sunday May 27.

    Server will be shut down between 7 AM and 11 AM Eastern.

    This is for scheduled maintenance; I don't know how long it will take, but it would go much faster if people would not log in "just to check."

    I'll announce it on Facebook and Twitter when we're back in business.

    This is scheduled maintenance.

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    We're back.

    Thanks for your patience folks.

    Just a note for future reference: what should have taken about an hour took just over two because of people logging in "just to check if AW is back yet."

    While I appreciate your enthusiasm, that really slows things down.

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    Hey AWers! Going to do a little emergency maintenance tonight, Tuesday November 27.

    AW will be offline for a bit tonight starting at 8:00 PM Eastern.

    Please log off then and stay logged off until I announce an all clear. The Hamsters will be grateful.

    You can follow status on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LisaSpangenberg

    And you can do your bit to help, too.

    Thanks much

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    We're back.

    Things took about 40 minutes longer because of a few people who wouldn't log off, and /or kept logging back on "just to check."

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    Probably the same ones who can't stop driving to text.

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    Now that we've changed the SSL security certificates, I'm going to shut down AW for some maintenance tonight.

    Shutdown starts at 8 PM Eastern U.S. Time, 5 PM Pacific Time.
    I don't expect it to last more than two hours.

    PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF HAMSTERS JUST LOG OFF.


    There are a few members who keep refreshing.

    There are things I really can't do if people are logged on and on the site. This means waiting.

    I had to temp ban people last time because they wouldn't log off.

    Please just be patient, and close AW so you're not showing as logged in.

    We'll announce that the forums are back on these places:

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    Forgive me if this is a dumb question but: When you say log off, do you literally mean click Log Out, or is it sufficient to close the browser and not have an active tab that is looking at the forum during the time when you are doing the work?

    There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily. --Anthony Trollope



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakey View Post
    Forgive me if this is a dumb question but: When you say log off, do you literally mean click Log Out, or is it sufficient to close the browser and not have an active tab that is looking at the forum during the time when you are doing the work?

    If you've sufficient will power to stay off the site for about two hours (assuming all goes well), just close the tab or window that has AW and don't open it again until you've seen the All Clear Come Back! message.

    And thanks for checking.

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    Thanks all; I appreciate your patience.

    I'll be working for a bit more, but we're back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AW Admin View Post
    we're back.
    Yay! so much.

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