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This problem they have plus all the others just confirms why imo its time for google to drop using its data to power its own dirctory and build its own like both Yahoo and MSN
[edited by: Webwork at 5:30 pm (utc) on Nov. 12, 2006]
(Opening the system with a malfunctional server would not be in anybodies interest, I think. So they better fix it first and reopen it afterwards :-) )
To be precise, "is completely offline" is not completely true. The category pages are still working, only the cgi's aren't. So you can still browse the ODP, only site suggestions, update suggestions and editor applications can't be done.
For those who wonder why we can show you the pages while our server is down: The public pages are situated on our public servers (which normally just act as a cache to reduce the load on the main machine), everything else needs the main server though, ehich is still not back in working condition.
Like the earlier poster said, i also have clients that want to submit their websites.
Also in the meantime, its not very good for visitors using a directory with out of date data? I would have though that fixing this issue would have been more of a priority.
So my advice is to relax and don't bother until the system is back online. Simply because there is nothing else we (which is including everybody reading this) can do about it.
And believe me: For me as an editing addict the outage is much more frustrating than it is for you. But I strongly believe that doing things properly is better than doing things to quick.
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[edited by: Webwork at 6:07 pm (utc) on Nov. 26, 2006]
It looks as though a set of circumstances conspired to make it very tricky to bring the system back to life (regarless of who people blame, it was an amazing set of circumstances).
Let's see how things pan out.