So in short, it doesn’t matter to you if only a few of us are effected. Nobody should be affected!
Can you please recommend a time, or times, when nobody will be affected?
It’s funny you chose “that” time. 3am-4am ET might be better.
I’m often on PhW during this period, and I don’t ever recall being by myself at that time… not even remotely. In fact, while I was on the site during this interval today and took 10 random measurements throughout. On average, between 3am and 4am EST, there were 53 people using the site at any given time (not the exact same people either as some came and went), and the absolute number of people never fell below 45. That’s a lot more than “nobody,” especially when you factor in unique individuals, not just an average count.
Clearly, no matter when the update occurs, dozens of people will be inconvenienced. However, the alternative (e.g., not having recent backups putting you at risk of losing many threads, posts, votes, viewing stats, etc. due to drive failure, malicious attacks, hijacking etc.) is far worse than the minor inconvenience of having to wait a few minutes to protect the integrity and smooth functioning of a site and service that is being provided for free. The only thing that would change by changing the time, other than inconveniencing even more people since @dangeRuss runs updates during the lest busy time, is changing who gets inconvenienced… and I don’t see why any group should get preferential treatment over any other, especially if it isn’t generating revenue for the site.
That’s my 2¢.
3 people posting this morning and got the boot multiple times. Nice! There’s no money in posting Trivia Answers for you, so I guess that’s what it boils down too. I guess it’s time to just continue posting on MTT where iv’e been for years, cause this site Bites the Big One!
I was speaking for myself, not the site owner. However, no, I really don’t see why he should inconvenience more people to accommodate someone who only comes here to participate in one special interest thread and contributes nothing to the rest of the site or membership here. No offense, that’s just practical reasoning. The inconvenience of not being able to post for a few minutes while the site is updated and maintained to provide a high quality community is a minor trade off for the free service you are provided (also remember that it is not free for the site owner to run this site).
Yep, the American way has now affected this site. Screw everybody else, it’s all about me and myself attitude!
No, the owner is trying to do what is best for everyone in a way that inconveniences the fewest people. It is your own “me and myself attitude” that makes you think the owner should inconvenience more people to suit your personal needs. Again, I could see the owner inconveniencing more people to accommodate you if there were extenuating circumstances that would justify it, like your activity during the outage bringing revenue that enables this site to keep running… or making any meaningful contribution to the site. You have given absolutely no reasonable justification for moving the outage to a busier time other than it benefiting you personally. Your unjustified indignation doesn’t change facts.
GO STICK IT WHERE THE SUN DON"T SHINE!
Thank you for proving my point. If you have a valid reason for a request that is against the best interests of the site, we do our best to work with you on an equitable solution, otherwise, such requests will not be granted.
Hulu currently has a $5.99 limited commercials plan for $5.99 a month (regular priced at 7.99) for new or returning subscribers, so with this offer each month for four months would only be 99 cents a month, Personally I use Amazon Prime for my video straming, but at 99 cents a month I think I will supplement it with Hulu for the next four months.
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"We just leaked the 8-page Rite Aid Black Friday ad scan!
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You can close out a VAN/VCC at-will so that even if the merchant who’s permitted to charge to it hasn’t fully used up its allocated CL, the merchant won’t get any more successful CC auth’s to the VAN/VCC once closed.