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My wootalyzer went crazy with updates, I also got a text letting me know the woot-off started again!

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@cowboydann: Yeah, that's how I realized. Also my Facebook page got several posts for the same item in a row, so I knew something was up

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Excellent!

/gets a can of Rockstar ready.

Bring it. Oh yeah!

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This woot-off scares and confuses me.

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Same here with Wootalyzer. When it first started alerting me to new items, none of the sites were loading yet.

Woot is enjoying toying with us. I think woot might be a sociopath.

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ah HA! All sites are down again. I think it was just a glitch in the matrix. But a pretty clear preview of what's to come. Unless, you know, woot it just messing with us again.
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does anyone know if the error.woot.com will redirect to www.woot.com when the site is back operational again?

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I bet they cancel it just to confuse people more.

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Shoot. ZombieWoot makes my dodgeball picture more relevant. When are the forums going to be back up?

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I was just getting ready for bed!

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@underinsomnia: With a username like that? I don't believe you

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They removed the Woot-off, but staff have hinted that it is indeed continuing in an hour

@baillard: automatically? No. It's back up now.

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Just answered my own question, refreshing error.woot.com doesn't appear to redirect back to www.woot.com which seems up as of 21:01 MST

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So confused. So very confused.

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I I I .....feel so dirty....so used.....um, yes, leave it on the night stand.....

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@sadsephiroth: literally... where's the update? I'm tired...

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1:06 AM EST. Where's my Woot-Off??

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And then... woot! went down again. Huh?

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It's 1:12am EDST here and everything's down so i would say, not yet. (but when?)

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This from woot's Twitter account:

"@woot:
@Tumbde we promise by 12 CST or else throats start getting slit.
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10:50 PM - 21 Mar 12 via TweetDeck · Details"

(https://twitter.com/woot/statuses/182675597917569024)

Maybe the site will never be back up because they've slit everyone's throats since it wasn't back up by anywhere near 12 CST.

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@dxdn: methinks throats are getting slit and planks walked!

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@zenophile, I imagine it's more cursing and facepalms.

I'm sure there are a couple of people at the woot offices that are thinking that the tweets jinxed the re-launch of the woot-off.

The added pressure of hitting a certain time may have led to shortcuts and mistakes. It's even less funny when there are tweets like "slitting throats".

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Am I missing those Tweets? Under the regular Woot account?

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OK, fess up WootStaff. Was this planned, or a function of the cross site server screwup that happened on Tuesday?