• 1 September 2016Possible maintenance update tomorrow

    I'm almost ready to make a big maintenance and performance update to the database. The goal is to improve the responsiveness of the Study pages which have gotten slower over the years since we are now storing 6.2 million stories from users all over the world!

    The maintenance update and downtime MAY happen tomorrow Friday, early afternoon and/or evening CET time.

    The update may take an hour or more. I need to download the full database backup before the changes just to be extra safe. Most of the changes are manual updates I do over SSH. Then, while I am the only person able to access the site, I need to go through a bunch of pages, add a story, vote a story, etc... to make sure there are no glaring bugs.