Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Absolute Write is Offline

 * Absolute Write is down.


* We know what the problem is, but rather than pay to fix it and then move days later, we’re just going to take the server offline a few days early. 

* We’ve got a new server and we’ve licensed new forum software. 

* We have a bid for a contractor to migrate and convert the database to the new forum software.


* We’re looking at a few weeks offline. As soon as I know more, I’ll let folks know.


* And yes, we’re still being hammered, but it should be much better on the new server. 

This is a perfect opportunity to get some writing done; and we've got some ideas to help with that. 

In the meantime:


Contact Points


AW Status Blog
https://absolutewritestatus.blogspot.com

AW Discord
http://www.zanzjan.net/writing/awchat.html

Twitter:
AW Admin: https://twitter.com/AWHamsterHerder
MacAllister: https://twitter.com/AbsoluteWrite
AW Peeps on Twitter: https://twitter.com/i/lists/1208577447106633728

Facebook
AW FB Page
AW Facebook Group
I'm asking people to tell me their AW Username when they sign up, so I can avoid spammers. 


Email List
I’ve set up a small one-way only announcement list as a Google Group. 
Absolute Write Announcements
Click Apply for membership to subscribe. 
It's helpful if you include your AW Username. 
If you want to receive the news via email, you need to set it to send all email
Only admins and mods can send or post. 


Sunday, October 4, 2020

We're back!

We're back.  Thanks very much for your patience and cooperation, particularly those of you who diligently stayed off the server. 

I really really appreciate it. 

Friday, October 2, 2020

Forum Maintenance Sunday October 4, 2020 from 2 pm EST to 7 pm EST


Sunday October 4, 2020 from 2 pm EST to 7 pm EST/US Boston time the forums will be shut off for maintenance.

https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com


This is routine and preventive rather than an emergency. 


I will announce that the forums are back on ASAP. 


When the forums are back on I’ll announce it in these places:


* AW Hamster Herder Twitter

https://twitter.com/AWHamsterHerder


* AW Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/AbsoluteWrite/?created


* AW Status Blog

https://absolutewritestatus.blogspot.com

Please do not stay logged on or log on “just to check” because you slow things down and make it more difficult for me to work.

Even if the forums seem to be back on, if I haven’t announced it, they’re on just so I can run certain tests, and I’ll then shut them off again.