External Blog + Site Status

We’ve just set up an externally hosted blog at http://blog.discogs.com

This will be used to post updates about the site status such as emergency problems, slowdowns, etc. That way you’ll be able to get information if there is a problem while Discogs may not be available.

There’s also a link to this blog on the “our servers are overloaded” page which you may see sometimes right now. And there’s a post on the blog explaining the current problems.


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6 Comments
  • Jul 14,2009 at 09:24

    Coming up on a week since the blog post, are the changes still on track to be done in the next few days?

  • Jul 8,2009 at 16:30

    [quote][b]Internal Server Error[/b]

    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

    Please contact the server administrator, [no address given] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.[/quote]

    What about putting a link to the blog on the Server Error 500 page, instead of referring to error.log? :)

  • Jul 8,2009 at 08:33

    [quote=teo]There’s also a link to this blog on the “our servers are overloaded” page which you may see sometimes right now.[/quote]
    Can we also have a permanent internal link in the [url=http://www.discogs.com/help]Discogs Help Center[/url] or added to the ‘Help’ links in that footer area that’s shown at the bottom of every page?

  • Jul 8,2009 at 03:54

    how can i delete my negative rating?
    someone can help me?

  • Jul 7,2009 at 13:39

    [quote=makbo]Pretty impressive international site given just four people working out of Portland.
    [/quote]

    Three. Nik’s in scotland :)

    The blog is a good thing, nice to have an instant go-to when there site problems and stuff. Twitter also :D

  • Jul 7,2009 at 13:16

    Thanx, good idea to have an out-of-band communication method.

    Have you considered a scheduled outage to complete the work? Often that’s easier to deal with than unscheduled intermittent problems.

    As a former senior database admin (Oracle RDBMS), I can appreciate the job Nik does, both in terms of production system support and database design. Just hope he doesn’t burn out on the job before backup/follow-on support is added… Pretty impressive international site given just four people working out of Portland.

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