DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 

DPChallenge Forums >> Administrator Announcements >> Site Down Time
Pages:  
Showing posts 1 - 20 of 20, (reverse)
AuthorThread
07/22/2016 10:17:33 AM · #1
One thousand apologies for the state of the site over the past few days. We had some cooling failures at our hosting facility that caused a bunch of issues (servers powering themselves down after reaching their thermal limits).

At this point, everything should be resolved, however there will be 1 more (ideally brief) outage after a data migration to ensure no loss of data.

We've extended three affected challenges (submitting and voting) deadlines until tonight as a result of the outage.

-Langdon

Message edited by author 2016-07-22 10:17:48.
07/22/2016 10:24:09 AM · #2
hanks for the update
07/22/2016 10:32:05 AM · #3
Thank you.
07/22/2016 10:57:01 AM · #4
Whew. A lot of very worried people! Thanks for the update.
07/22/2016 11:09:27 AM · #5
Thank you for the update.

Next time please can you do a mass mail out to let us know you haven't just shut up shop and vanished forever. I assume you are still able to do this even if the site is down.
07/22/2016 11:13:44 AM · #6
Originally posted by P-A-U-L:

Next time please can you do a mass mail out to let us know you haven't just shut up shop and vanished forever. I assume you are still able to do this even if the site is down.

Actually, not. The server was offline and that's where the database lives...
07/22/2016 11:15:47 AM · #7
I've seen this so often on some of the writing sites I've used that I've learnt not to worry too much any more.
07/22/2016 11:24:30 AM · #8
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by P-A-U-L:

Next time please can you do a mass mail out to let us know you haven't just shut up shop and vanished forever. I assume you are still able to do this even if the site is down.

Actually, not. The server was offline and that's where the database lives...


Time to speak to the IT people then
07/22/2016 11:53:22 AM · #9
I have to ask, was the new topic planned for or slipped in at an opportune moment? :)
07/22/2016 12:08:30 PM · #10
Originally posted by JakeKurdsjuk:

I have to ask, was the new topic planned for or slipped in at an opportune moment? :)


My guess is that it's Langdon's sense of humor ;)
07/22/2016 01:34:34 PM · #11
Originally posted by tanguera:

Originally posted by JakeKurdsjuk:

I have to ask, was the new topic planned for or slipped in at an opportune moment? :)


My guess is that it's Langdon's sense of humor ;)


I love it!

Thanks, Langdon.
07/22/2016 01:36:48 PM · #12
Notice the new topic's been MODIFIED to make it more DPC-specific and it's now EXTENDED editing with a FLAG to allow mining your archives :-)
07/22/2016 02:36:01 PM · #13
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Notice the new topic's been MODIFIED to make it more DPC-specific and it's now EXTENDED editing with a FLAG to allow mining your archives :-)


I'm assuming the DNG pass isn't allowed here?
07/22/2016 08:31:43 PM · #14
Can't we get the site to crash again? I'll spending way too much time trying to Photoshop this entry...
07/22/2016 11:05:52 PM · #15
Originally posted by JakeKurdsjuk:

I'm assuming the DNG pass isn't allowed here?

I expect we'll give it a pass again. I'd certainly advocate doing so if it happens to come up in validation.
07/23/2016 04:26:55 AM · #16
What's happened to the voting breakdown on the images after the challenge is over...they seemed to have disappeared!
07/23/2016 05:10:56 AM · #17
Originally posted by Judi:

What's happened to the voting breakdown on the images after the challenge is over...they seemed to have disappeared!

You can only see the voting breakdown for images on which you have actually cast a vote now.
07/23/2016 05:12:39 AM · #18
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by Judi:

What's happened to the voting breakdown on the images after the challenge is over...they seemed to have disappeared!

You can only see the voting breakdown for images on which you have actually cast a vote now.


When did that happen and why?
07/23/2016 05:33:06 AM · #19
Originally posted by Judi:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by Judi:

What's happened to the voting breakdown on the images after the challenge is over...they seemed to have disappeared!

You can only see the voting breakdown for images on which you have actually cast a vote now.


When did that happen and why?


They wouldn't just change this without having consulted the paying members beforehand would they ? that would be too much salt in an already over salted wound.
07/23/2016 06:02:09 AM · #20
Originally posted by jagar:

Originally posted by Judi:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by Judi:

What's happened to the voting breakdown on the images after the challenge is over...they seemed to have disappeared!

You can only see the voting breakdown for images on which you have actually cast a vote now.

When did that happen and why?

They wouldn't just change this without having consulted the paying members beforehand would they ? that would be too much salt in an already over salted wound.

The site's having an issue with 'bots engaged in image-grabbing, supposedly for "research" purposes. The lockdown of the voting histograms for non-voters is an attempt to stifle that. It's been going on for a couple months now, and it has been discussed in the forum before, briefly. A lot of details will not be forthcoming because site-security issues are played close to the vest.

Message edited by author 2016-07-23 06:04:08.
Pages:  
Current Server Time: 04/20/2018 07:07:21 PM

Please log in or register to post to the forums.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2018 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 04/20/2018 07:07:21 PM EDT.