questionswoot's been broken for almost an hour! what's…

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A webpage advertised a BOC, and made people go crazy and overload the server for nothing

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Just your typical "wootus interruptus".

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Hi there,
Not entirely sure the techy details of what's up, but I do know there are people working as fast as they can to get us back to normal! :)

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I can't get to any of the sites, other than deals.

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Did I just miss a BOC that caused the server to go down? I just returned from a meeting to find a big server error on all woot sites.

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Made me wish Deals.Woot was on another server so I could at least come here and discuss the issue.

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Things appear to be settling back to normal, thank you all for hanging with us! If things get wacky again and deals is up, I'll keep posting here. (And if not me, probably one of the rest of the team.) :)

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I can't get to any of the Woot sites besides this one. I do have one of the tickers up, but even if "I want one", I get nothing but a white screen. I seems to be over an hour now.

EDIT: sure, I try it now and it works. Sigh.

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Do I see a couple of BOC's in the future for all the problems? :)

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I started the day with mywoot.net open and the roster was going NUTS! Crowing every few seconds. The dogs were running around in circles and just about made a much less desirable BOC for me.

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@inkycatz: Thanks for all the hard work you and all the rest of the Woot staff are doing to keep things running smoothly. I'd send Mountain Dew, Red Vines and something with excessive amounts of chocolate if I could.

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@flamingonut: I couldn't even get HERE until about 20 minutes ago, when I posted a thread like this one...because this one wasn't here when I posted.

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LOL what a day at Woot! Since when is anything perfect on the interwebs? I just hope we all get to share in a BOC of joy and celebration when it all gets ironed out.

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@gt0163c: I'm thinking it might take Margaritas or Bushwackers. Better yet, maybe WE should all have some, too! :O)

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I didn't see your thread in the list when I posted this.....maybe we did it at the same time?

JINX!

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@arwelsh: Same problem! And I did get a POC from my puppy for my trouble. Thanks woot! Now where's the bag I can put this in?

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@lumpthar: Your thread was first. That much I know. I know this because I was all "hey, I don't have to make that thread to let people know what's up".

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It's an elaborate plot to make us post and respond to questions!

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@inkycatz: Sorry, I don't know who to pass this on to and it's not really that important but there seems to be another little bug now that things are back up. When you go to http://www.woot.com/ the buy button isn't flashing but when you go to http://www.woot.com/offers/apple-32gb-ipod-touch-current-gen-3 it is but it's flashing grey and black instead of yellow.

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@lumpthar: You mean like maybe it happened.....um....simultaneously to us both at the same time?

That's always nice. Was it good for you, too? ;-)

(If you're not a man, I'm going to be really embarrassed.....)

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@inkycatz: So I don't get credit for the effort I made probably 10 seconds later? pouts I tried to save you the trouble, honest, I did.

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@ruger9mm: We didn't say you could WATCH, you pervert!!! >:-[

;-)

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@reginafilangee: My goodness! Let's not make this thread awkward!

(I appreciate all the help in keeping everyone informed btw.)

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@inkycatz: If woot.com goes down again and if deals is down, too, I think the staff should just start telephoning us all to let us know what's going on.

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@inkycatz: Sorry....that wasn't my intent at all. Just playing. Trying to add a little levity to lighten any tensions. It's all good. :)
(Well, not the server situation, but you know what I mean.....)

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They had a bag of crap first thing when the woot-ff started... At least thats what I thought I clicked on it right when the daily email sent out and it was up... Or was I halucinating the BOC ? Still didnt get through the server errors ... Seems to be having issues trying to do it from my phone latley but ...

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@reginafilangee: Don't be so embarrassed. People use me all the time. Usually, though it's for comic relief.

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What the heck happened last night at 1:00am EST? The entire site crashed for who knows how long. Someone said Woot was down for maintenance all day today. Guess that wasn't true.

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@missellienc: Server went down, came back up approximately two hours later. Beyond that, I wasn't even awake, that's just what the notes say. Sorry!

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@inkycatz: Mystery solved, thanks for the quick response!

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I'm still upset over the server issues during the BOC offering last evening. Unforgivable, even by my very lax woot-off standards. It runined my evening, and certainly has soured me on Woot generally.

In short, I'm not surprised that the sites have been crashing hard, with (apparently) one going down and taking others with it. I don't know if this has anything to do with the redesign, the Amazon takeover, or something else, but this is really not good.

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Maybe I helped...called Amazon and told them they were losing money by the second. :)

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@slydon: Touche. I forgot the memo. Ragnarok must have been pretty brutal around there.

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@slydon: Always going to listen to Sam now.

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What the Hell is going on in here?

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@unoriginal26: If you have to ask, then I can't tell you. Maybe you should find a grownup in the room to ask.

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@inkycatz: Its one of those moments where you're like, ok I'll find out what happened and then a few comments later you're like what where am I again?!?

Thats why I love woot!

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@lumpthar: The only grown ups here are pirates....and they has bad breath!