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The Intertubes Are Balky

While Badtux is always mucking about with his equipment, Robert at Interstate 4 Jamming has been down with computer problems, Melanie at Just a Bump in the Beltway is in the middle of moving to a new machine, Shakesville was hit again, Natasha at Pacific Views is totally frustrated with Vista, and HaloScan is being a PITA.

At periods like this some of us in the field think we should be getting combat pay because the users are getting restless.


1 fallenmonk { 07.25.07 at 9:32 pm }

Haloscan is totally fried. It randomly accepts comments and just as randomly doesn’t. Sometimes it returns the thread and then sometimes it doesn’t. Mostly it just goes away.
I shouldn’t complain about something that is free but it really makes my “online” experience suck.

2 Steve Bates { 07.25.07 at 9:41 pm }

HaloScan is this close || to not working at all. Often enough, it times out, both the individual comment popups and the management tools.

This is as true for paid subscribers as for users of the free service. And tonight, it’s true even well beyond peak hours.

The forum… the last time I was able to get to it, in mid-afternoon… is filled with unanswered complaints, and neither Jeevan nor any of the HS regulars who sometimes help out has posted in a long time.

Either they’re rebuilding their world into something wonderful that we’ll all appreciate, or… and I fear this is more likely the case… HS is on its way down for the metaphorical third time.

If it isn’t working in a day or two, I may contrive to use Blogger comments on my annex site, probably one comment per YDD page rather than one per post. I don’t want to do that, but I really miss unfettered interaction with my readers.

(I think I’ll put this comment up as a post on the YDD.)

3 Bryan { 07.25.07 at 10:01 pm }

Comments is the best part of blogging, whether on your own site or others. Haloscan once simply worked, now it mostly doesn’t.

The point is that many people would pay for reliable service, but you can’t go that route until it’s reliable. Something major broke, and there should have been an announcement telling people what’s going on.