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1:04 am on Jul 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi folks –

I just wanted to let you know that tomorrow, July 22, 2005, between approximately 9 PM – 11 PM Pacific Time we will be conducting scheduled AdSense maintenance. During this time, you may not be able to access the ‘My Accounts’ tab of your account.

Your earnings will continue to accrue during this timeframe, and will appear in your reports after the maintenance is complete.

Thank you,

-ASA

1:29 am on July 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for this alert! We really appreciate it!
1:33 am on July 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the heads up! If I 'sticky' you my account number would you mind making some 'essential' updates to my account? A coupla' hundred dollars whould be alright... promise to split it 50/50 :-)
1:40 am on July 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks ASA!
1:42 am on July 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for the heads up.
1:49 am on July 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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ClosedGL - No chance, it's already been sorted!

BTW...you can enjoy some of the ill-gotten gains tomorrow night if you wish to partake?

iBill ought to be there, maybe he will in spirit, however I reckon by his lack of inactivity that's he's probably earned far too much and trying to drown his bank manager with his sorrows:-))

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Wait a minute. Who is this AdsenseAdvisor?
Is he posing as a Google employee or what?
Jenstar, please investigate this guy.
His nickname and his message announcement gives me impression that he is some kind of official voice for Google Adsense or something.
2:56 am on July 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Wait a minute. Who is this AdsenseAdvisor?
Is he posing as a Google employee or what?
Jenstar, please investigate this guy.

Been on holiday Dantol?

New ASA has arrived...why do you assume ASA is "he"?

Aha...!

BTW, if you go to the Adwords forum you'll find an AWA:-)

3:18 am on July 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the heads up ASA, hopefully we will not suffer any temporary withdrawl syptoms.
3:19 am on July 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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ASA is definitely a Googler :)

Initial introduction [google.com]

Reintroduction [webmasterworld.com] when the person behind ASA changed.

So I can confirm 100% that this person works on the AdSense team at the plex ;)

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I noticed the Adwords side will be down too. Will this be the implementation of the new keyword states.
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Jenstar, be careful.
Anybody can come here and claim that he/she works for Google.

Sorry if I offended anybody, I am a big sceptic.

4:40 am on July 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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iBill ought to be there, maybe he will in spirit

Does this have anything to do with beer?

I'm always there in 'spirits'

Jenstar, be careful.
Anybody can come here and claim that he/she works for Google.

Um, dude, Jenstar knows these people personally

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Thx for the heads up ASA! Much appreciated :-)
9:56 am on July 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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July 22, 2005, between approximately 9 PM – 11 PM Pacific Time

Let me internationalize this message: July 23, 2005, between approximately 4 AM – 6 AM UTC.

Good, I'll be asleep in UTC+2 :-)

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Does this have anything to do with beer?

Undoubtedly...best day to visit is the last Friday of the month, 2-4-1 Corona and Tequila:-)

I bet that's hit the sweet spot!

10:51 am on July 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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ASA

While I certainly appreciate the advance information, why not just post something on the Adsense web page after the user signs into Adsense so all your customers will know. Not a new page just additional status info somewhere in the border of all pages on the site (not frames please). I don't scrape, but I'm sure there are many that must to keep up with the many, many logins one must use to maintain a modern large website (justification for automation, imagine automation on the web!).

When there is no info show:
Status
"OK 2005-07-22 3:47 AM PST (Time of actual report)"

When there is some status info:
"Maintainence Imminent 2005-07-22 11:00 PM PST"

This is sort of standard practice in the industry. Standardize the statuses so they are consistent and unchanging in format.

If you want to go nuts have an RSS feed for status!

Thanks!

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I would personally prefer receiving an email informing me about scheduled outages. Some messaging facility (or just a blog) available from within AdSense accounts might be a good idea too (however, in case of this kind of outages it would not help, because we could not log in to see it).

Anyway, thanks for letting us know at least here.

11:51 am on July 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the information on the Adsense maintenance, ASA.
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Thanks ASA...bumping it up since we'll be without in 45 minutes :)
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Let me internationalize this message: July 23, 2005, between approximately 4 AM – 6 AM UTC.

Good, I'll be asleep in UTC+2 :-)

Is that half an hour from now? If so, I am going to have my sleeping pills and head to bed too.

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I would personally prefer receiving an email informing me about scheduled outages. Some messaging facility (or just a blog) available from within AdSense accounts might be a good idea too (however, in case of this kind of outages it would not help, because we could not log in to see it).

Dont we all prefer so? Not even half of adsense publishers are members of webmasterworld. Even the other half that are members, would they have to keep an eye on adsense forum to get announced?

Not underestimating WWW or something :)

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Here's a fixed time calculator [timeanddate.com]

If I figured out PST correctly

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I Wish when they maintain it they added tracking numbers to our payments checks.
5:03 am on July 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, this is kind of stupid. If I correctly remember, in yesterdays webinar one of the slides preached the two places where we can find current news.

Why isn't word about the outage posted there, Asa? Do Adsense publishers have to be Webmaster World members to find out what the heck is going on?

And yes, I did just check. Ain't nothin' on the Adesense site to reflect this.

5:10 am on July 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Golly, Google is really productive. It wouldn't of took very much longer to do what PayPal does. For a day before the maintenance, simply have a big message show up after loging-in leting every one. Then again, a post here let's way more people know than telling every one who logs in to check there stats, since no one ever does that. 8-)
5:19 am on July 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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ASA;

Thanks for taking time to let us know this was coming.

5:29 am on July 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yea, come to think of it, how come Google doesn't have a Maintenance warning on the Adsense login pages?

And it has to come up from us?

Isn't that standard web practice?

I'm sure Adsense guys have thought about this years back, and nothing was done till now? There could be some strange reason for this I'm sure.

However in the absence of not knowing what it is, it feels a bit like dealing with the bureaucracy in India (Where I live) or god forbid, a big monopoly.

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ehm. it's 05:34 UTC now and my adsense login is still working. ASA, stop making hoaxes please :P
8:16 am on July 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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They did do something. Last time I went in, if you tried to view Payment History you got a maintenance message. Now it looks like there done.
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