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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_maintenance2013-01-14 03:31 pm

Maintenance window in a few hours

After yesterday's unexpected outage, we'll need some time to finish the cleanup and get the site back to running in normal (paired database) mode. It's technically possible to do this with the site still up, [staff profile] mark assures me, but it's more futureproof to do it while the site's in maintenance mode. So, we're going to do that tonight.

The maintenance window will begin tonight at midnight EST/9PM PST/5AM UTC. (See this in your timezone.) We're tentatively allocating 2 hours for the work; it may be longer or shorter depending on what we find when we dig into it.

We're going to try doing this with the site in "read-only" mode, where you can read existing entries and comments but not make new ones, rather than maintenance mode, where the entire site is unavailable with a "down for maintenance" splash page replacing all pages. It may prove impossible, though, so if the site switches from read-only mode to down-for-maintenance mode, don't be surprised.

Watch our offsite status for updates -- we'll keep you posted there as things develop.
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[personal profile] yamx 2013-01-14 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd just like to tell you how much I appreciate that at DW, you take the time to let us know about these things, and tell us what's going on and why. :)
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[personal profile] narrativian 2013-01-15 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Seconded!
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[personal profile] redscarf 2013-01-14 08:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for the update! I hope things go smoothly for you guys.
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[personal profile] turlough 2013-01-14 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Good luck!
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[personal profile] thisfffire 2013-01-14 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the heads up!
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[personal profile] devotament 2013-01-14 09:24 pm (UTC)(link)
You guys are super thoughtful for even considering making it read-only mode. Thanks for the notice! ♥
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[personal profile] sarajayechan 2013-01-14 09:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Is that why the text on the nav bar and my icons suddenly look so much bigger? Is anyone else having that problem?

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[personal profile] sarajayechan 2013-01-14 09:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh...hmm, I'm using Chrome. Is there a way to revert it via settings?
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[personal profile] vandalized 2013-01-14 09:39 pm (UTC)(link)
hold down ctrl and turn your mouse wheel
sarajayechan: she is the coolest (Nayuki)

[personal profile] sarajayechan 2013-01-14 09:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Aha! Thanks! :D Worked like a charm!
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[personal profile] vandalized 2013-01-14 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
no problem!
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2013-01-14 09:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Another method to revert to default size is ctrl and the 0 key. I'm personally prone to overshooting in the other direction when using the scroll wheel.
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[personal profile] vandalized 2013-01-14 09:50 pm (UTC)(link)
ah, yeah. there's also little + and - zoom buttons in the menu!
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[personal profile] sarajayechan 2013-01-14 09:42 pm (UTC)(link)
And thanks for letting us know about this. :) You guys are great.
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[personal profile] hellkitty 2013-01-14 09:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for keeping us in the loop. Fingers crossed for everyone it all goes well!
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[personal profile] strwbrri_shrtck 2013-01-14 09:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I really appreciate you all keeping us in the know about what's going on. That's one of the reasons why I love this site so much!! <3
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[personal profile] suppressthedark 2013-01-14 09:42 pm (UTC)(link)
rp journal, but thank you for the heads up! You guys are the best.
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[personal profile] peaceful_sands 2013-01-14 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Good luck and thank you for the warning and the efforts to make it that we can still use the site for reading and the explanations. It is all much appreciated.
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[personal profile] chierii 2013-01-14 09:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for the warning. Good luck, and keep being so awesome!
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[personal profile] straightshot 2013-01-14 09:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Firstly, thanks for letting us know! Secondly, will this fix the inability to rename icons for some accounts?
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[personal profile] columbo 2013-01-14 10:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for keeping us up to date, and good luck. c:
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[personal profile] luridity 2013-01-14 10:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the heads up, guys! Hope everything goes smoothly for you.
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[personal profile] hueless 2013-01-14 10:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for letting us know! ♥
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[personal profile] eyesofstrength 2013-01-14 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the heads up! And did you guys do something to the hover menu recently? If so, I love it because I now can actually read the text now!
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[personal profile] eyesofstrength 2013-01-14 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
That's awesome! Makes it so much easier to subscribe to people and stuff now. Thanks so much for that!
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[personal profile] feng_shui_house 2013-01-14 11:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks so much for keeping us informed! I really love how DW keeps the users in the loop.
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[personal profile] easycompany 2013-01-15 12:00 am (UTC)(link)
I love you guys.
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[personal profile] xfinally_free 2013-01-15 12:51 am (UTC)(link)
You guys are made of awesome-sauce. =D Thanks for keeping us up-to-date about the status of the site!
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Two Things

[personal profile] babysprite 2013-01-15 01:24 am (UTC)(link)
  1. You conscientiously maintain your servers and the code base.
  2. You're transparent with your user base about what's going on.
/\__/\
(='.'=)
(")_(")
You are awesome!
Edited 2013-01-15 01:55 (UTC)
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[personal profile] majoline 2013-01-15 02:23 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much for keeping us in the loop!
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[personal profile] kudagirl 2013-01-15 09:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I haven't been able to access my journal for 24 hours now. I can reach my reading page and leave comments, but not my journal.
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[personal profile] kudagirl 2013-01-15 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks! That seemed to fix it.