questionsanyone else having server errors getting to woot…

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This thread is vaguely relevant again. :( When Woot comes back up, check out the Dodgeball game!

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Yup. But waiting a minute or two and trying again seems to work.

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@mortar235: Actually ensure or assure would work. It was early in the morning and I had just finished paying bills, including my various insurance policies. Excuse, no. Explanation, not really. Excuse, totally ;)

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@olperfesser: From what I've read in the product threads, it seems like it was a thunderstorm that caused this.

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@eepeep: Bean counters is a term used when referencing accountants. Accountants are not finance folks. Soo its either finance folks or bean counters that are having a bad day (probably both)

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9 hours, and still server issues. Chrome, Firefox, even IE. Sounds like Amazon cut the number of servers in use and we pay for it. Oh well, got a few hours until the bag of crap, assuming they have one this time, unlike the last Wootoff...

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Still wasn't working on IE9, but then again whatever does. Chrome works fine.

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@eepeep: The woot-off should not be punted. Woot wants to make money and they would lose a lot of money by shutting it down. April 1 is coming up very quickly so Woot needs to get this woot-off done before then. They can't exactly reschedule.

And regardless, many people use trackers, so as soon as they are fixed people will start watching again. Nothing is perfect, even web hosting companies will not guarantee 100% uptime.

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Looks like woot is back up at 10:45 am central, but I'm done for now and will see how the day turns out in the afternoon.

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The main woot site appears down again.

I posted this on woot before it went down. Since woot staff probably can't read it there anymore, I'm going to say it here.

It's a little ironic that the Woot off killer is woot itself.

There have been many people with money in hand that have left, and more who will leave feeling a little bitter. Not everyone understands web technical difficulties.

I wish that woot could draw a line in the sand and say that if all problems arent fixed by 12 noon, they should punt on this, reschedule the woot off and let us know when it's rescheduled.

I get that woot is trying to resolve this, but i want to feel good about giving woot my money. I don't want to have problems buying and feeling like i'm some web server load test monkey with my credit card.

Whatever momentum that woot offs start off with has been killed. A lot of people have just moved on, and what's left are the people who know how to get to the deals forums.

My sympathy to the forum staff

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My guess is they have disabled the API so updates won't appear in trackers since the cache they pull from is stuck in time.

They are probably also working with either only older servers that were kept around for backup or spare parts and they restored server images to them in order to get the woot.off process moving. They are also probably working with far fewer servers than normal, thus the slowness we are seeing. It took over 7 minutes for them to process my order from wine.woot a few minutes ago..

@thunderthighs: Some continued updates would be very nice. A curious community awaits ;)

Edit: @inkycatz thanks for the update, I had posted just after you did :)

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@outdoorslife: Yes, they are working to fix things. Sorry I haven't been able to hop in here sooner with updates. :)

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Still some weird problems. Multiple woot trackers are not getting updated data from the woot servers. As well as the woot pages are not showing product updates correctly.

Are they working on fixing these problems?

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Well, still issues with the server at 8:30 am (central time) and now I can't find the Craftsman Laser Level that I wanted. ;-(

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It does appear stuck again. I'm thinking that something is seriously borked. The progress bars show 1% and bouncing when you are on the site (Woot.com), but skip over to Home and it shows full (yet the previous Home.woot site was saying it was 100% and now shows 1%).

Methinks that the woot monkey revolution has begun. They saw the wanton screaming monkey murder on the video podcast this week and have started to extract their revenge.

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me thinks we are stuck again

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Good time to post a Bag of Cr*p… give the IT folks something more to do… like bring up the servers again ;) hehehe

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Umm....looks stuck again. Please tell me I'm wrong.

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YES, a new item! I'm almost tempted to buy the hat just on principle now!

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@thunderthighs Any updates on this? It looks like the site is up but these recorders have not sold out yet.

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It looks like The Reckoning(tm) is having a problem too. The longest surviving shirt is now listed as 'Say No To Scurvy'.

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The IT Dept (from a different company) standing by for WOOT! Patience is a virtue...

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not a Woot Off but a Woot Out...instead of waiting for BoC, waiting for new servers

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As I do not see this exact problem reported anywhere...

When I click any of the non-deals.woot sites, the progress bar shows like 1% of items remaining. When I am on woot.com and mouse on the link to home.woot, the Dyson shows about 60% remaining, but when I click home.woot, it's showing 1% remaining. When I am on woot.com and mouse on the link to kids.woot, the water bottle shows about 35% remaining, but when I click kids.woot, it's showing 1% remaining.

Now I don't know if I should trust the website or the mouseover, and it's making me sad.

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The funny thing is, the people who are complaining about the servers and lack of products will be the same folks complaining when the server issues get fixed... "worst woot-off ever, I liked it better when we were stuck on that sanyo thing" :)

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I have an image of all the Woot IT folks running around with sweatbands on cursing and punching each other screaming "Don't blame me I had nothing to do with this"

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@thunderthighs: I think you may have slipped in some wibbly wobbly timey wimey... stuff. better call the Doctor.

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I was able to get to the final checkout page only to have my excitement crushed by getting the message that my order, indeed, was NOT processed. Now I want that recorder more than ever!!

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@thunderthighs: That's God's Final Message to His Creation!

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@thunderthighs: Dang. I feel sorry for the people working on this. At some point we are going to have to get "I survived the Woot outage" shirts. But seriously, please keep us updated.

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@thunderthighs: Must be a long night for the team working on this.. Thanks for keeping us up to date!

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@thunderthighs: Thanks. Not a problem for me...I look at it as a "Clark Smart" money-saving moment. I'm going to be in meetings until noon or so, they can hold off until then :)

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►►► Morning all. They are still hard at work to get everything back up and running. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Say...does anybody know where I could get a Sanyo Digital Sound Recorder with FM Radio for about 60 bucks?

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Man, thatsa spicy bacon...need a glass of milk now.

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It's back, sort of.....still getting errors but see a few things

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@amoraluv: We'll see. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

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Ohh, they're having jalapeno bacon in the cafeteria...yum!

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well ive been here for 6 hours. Dont fic the site until I wake up

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@ienvyno1: I'm here, been here--I logged out to switch to my workstation computer and it wouldn't let me log back in--I'll be off work here in about an hour though.

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Still down ... Way to redeem yourself woot ... Here's a concept you might like to pass onto your IT department .... QA ...

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Apparently, it's been down for awhile. Aargh! I need my woot fix!

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@topgun966: Heh. The class clown thanks you for your comment!

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Huh. Is this bBlog? Is it using PHP Markdown?