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Adsense, Blogger, etc all down, and has been for a while, without any prior notices. Amazingly and mind-blowingly enough, Google.com still works, this is pretty unheard of ;-D
And why would G care, it's just a couple of thrillion billion business for them ;-D
If they would notify about these sort of things, that would make people happy and praise G, but instead G has chosen the path which always causes major concert on different forums, and millions of people will hate G and bash them without mercy for the rest of their life. Maybe G has a bigger plan with their public relatons, but I'm not seeing it. Simply notifying people with message "we'll do maintenance" would show that they have some sort of control over what is happening.
I'm betting that this """maintenance""" will cause them to do another (emergency) """maintenance""" during the week - as it way too often is case with unannounced adsense """maintenances""". :-D
P.S. Generally speaking, if you can't access on Saturday afternoons (EST), assume it's regular maintenance. It's the only time I recall G doing reg. maintenance and rarely a month goes by without Sat pm maintenance. Sometimes it's every week or two weeks.
AdSense was indeed down for maintenance on Sunday. We apologize for any inconvenience this caused you, and will make every effort not to carry out maintenance again without first notifying you here.
I understand that you have noticed the old ASA has not been around. As I have just posted ( [webmasterworld.com...] ), I am the new ASA here, and am really looking forward to supporting you.