Forums are back online.

Thanks to Carenath donating space on his server, the forums are back online.

Now, I will preemptively answer some questions.

  • This wasn't done earlier because I didn't have the data off the old forum server until late, late Sunday night.
  • No, we can't use Carenath's server to bring the mainsite up. The main site is about a thousand times larger than the forums. (Both in terms of disk space and bandwidth requirements.)
  • We have everything we need to install the servers at the new facility. The only concern now is weather related, but that shouldn't be a problem. (Incidentally, did you know that studded tires are illegal in Maryland? This is highly relevant.)

[Updated 2009-12-02 02:00 UTC] Oh, and you thought your cable outages were annoying?

Imagine how we feel when our ISP, which supposedly has redundant links, seems to have perennial peering issues.

Pretty much the only way you're going to be getting your wholesome, furry goodness *cough* at this point is by throwing a party in the server room. (And I'd imagine that S&D would take issue with that.)

tl;dr - ISP's shit's broke. Nothing we can do about it. Patience is a virtue. Etc, etc, etc.

PS: I totally just noticed that I haven't done stats in like... two months. Not that I can do it now. Servers are inaccessible. :D

Lack of update: 2009-12-01 15:30 UTC (10:30 EST)

Well, what can I say. Our ISP is still not talking to us. (And I'm sure anyone who is resourceful can dig up who our ISP is.)

Going on 24 hours with no updates. When we know something, we'll post it.

We also have no plans to ask for donations for this problem. Because it won't actually solve the problem, in this case.

Update: 2009-12-02 02:00 UTC (21:00 EST)

(08:48:04 PM) Dragoneer: That the fiber lines were damaged, they're doing emergency repairs.

No estimate.

Monthly Statistics, Outage

We're back online.

Outage was due to a faulty router at the data center.

Statistics for August 01, 2009 through August 31, 2009
New Submissions: 128832
-General: 101100
-Mature: 14477
-Adult: 13255
New Journals: 46429
New Comments: 1459135
New Users: 11417
Active Users: 91547

Total Advertising Impressions: 251,801,127
Total Ads Clicked: 125,888
Most Clicked Ad: Smoking Pen
Note that the ads only ran from August 8 onward.

(And since I apparently forgot to post it to LJ last month...)
Statistics for July 01, 2009 through July 31, 2009
New Submissions: 127916
-General: 99819
-Mature: 14878
-Adult: 13219
New Journals: 45170
New Comments: 1410413
New Users: 12203
Active Users: 68454

Monthly Statistics: June 2009

Statistics for June 01, 2009 through June 30, 2009
New Submissions: 107450
-General: 83141
-Mature: 12928
-Adult: 11381
New Journals: 39089
New Comments: 1195527
New Users: 10233
Active Users: 52152

Delayed due to Anthrocon.

Because of the way the active user count works, it's only accurate to do the count right as midnight on the first of the month, which I didn't do. All the other stats are fine, though.

Mainsite outage about an hour ago

Originally posted by yak, on the forums
... was caused by running out of hard drive space on the database server.

The server actually has plenty of storage for it's needs, just that some of that storage was temporarily occupied by database backups and copies for development purposes. After restoring the ads on the mainsite, openx' database began growing in size explosively until eventually it used up what little free space there was on the server.

That was actually a very simple, stupid problem and the reason it took so long to fix was because of the completely misleading behavior of the servers. All the time I was thinking the problem was with the application server, and looked for potential problems there.

Anyway, the problem was resolved and FA is back online now.
If you are still seeing the offline page, please clear your browser's cache.

Monthly Statistics: May 2009

Statistics for May 01, 2009 through May 31, 2009
New Submissions: 97155
-General: 74219
-Mature: 12022
-Adult: 10914
New Journals: 34852
New Comments: 1088683
New Users: 9607
Active Users: 64738

Not doing ad stats this month due to the issues we've been having of late. Everything should be back on track next month.