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Challenging Week on PoetrySoup! Crashed Servers!

Blog Posted:7/21/2020 8:47:00 PM

[UPDATE - Weds 7/22] - PoetrySoup servers had a complete operating system failure Sunday night. 

We could not communicate with you because our email was on the same server.

Emailing is slowly coming back up, but we are working to resolve other, less critical, website functionality. 

Virtually no sleep for 3 nights, but at least all of your wonderful poems were saved.

We still have work to do. Bear with us!

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Date: 7/31/2020 6:53:00 PM
Appreciate all your efforts. Thank you Poetry Soup Team, without your efforts it would still be down. Us writers realize how much this site means to us when it is not accessible. It is almost an addiction to many of us, expression in words is part of our being. You, for some of us, gave us our life back. Thanks again...
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Date: 7/29/2020 7:50:00 PM
I hate operating system failures. I get ém all the time. I just reboot with a bottle of scotch.
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Date: 7/29/2020 3:20:00 AM
Thank you for all the hard work! PS was greatly missed when it was down!
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Date: 7/27/2020 11:17:00 PM
Thanks so much. God bless you.
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Date: 7/27/2020 6:47:00 AM
I fully agree with John! Thank you for working diligently for us. Jeanne
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Date: 7/24/2020 9:16:00 PM
Grateful for all the time, work, headaches, and lost sleep you've endured this week. So happy to be able to return to normalcy... now if only 2020 could do the same! Well done.
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Date: 7/24/2020 8:01:00 PM
My thanks to you, Team Poetry. So glad we have tech savvy folks in charge.
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Date: 7/24/2020 1:25:00 PM
Thank you very much for not only fixing the technical glitches but ensuring that not one single poem is lost this time around! Great job, guys!
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Date: 7/23/2020 2:51:00 PM
Thanks for all of your diligent hard work. Hope you are now getting some sleep! PS was missed. It felt like the twilight zone so we are so glad you were able to resolve most of your technical issues. Thank you!! Time for a nap - or two!! Blessings!
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Date: 7/23/2020 7:40:00 AM
Thanks for all your hard work in getting the site back up and running:-) regards Jan x
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Date: 7/22/2020 8:29:00 PM
Thanks for your diligence and hard work ... it is greatly appreciated! Tech is wonderful stuff when it WORKS, but can work like nothing else to turn your hair gray when NOT working ... it has helped to teach me patience. Blessings!
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Date: 7/22/2020 5:59:00 PM
Thank you for allowing me to sort through my diligence in other matters,--grateful for your return, Aloha William.
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Date: 7/22/2020 5:39:00 PM
I so appreciate all that you do! Sincerely, Elaine George
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Date: 7/22/2020 9:44:00 AM
Well, it is 2020...
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Date: 7/22/2020 9:14:00 AM
I'm going to be honest here and say I didn't think I'd miss Poetry Soup as much as I did :) Congratulations to all for getting the site back up as quick as you have.
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Date: 7/22/2020 9:11:00 AM
Thanks, great to be able to read and communicate with my friends here again. To some of us, poetry exists in our hearts as a much cherished friend, an outlet that helps keep us afloat in this vast sea of darkness, conflict, evil and even insanity that so deeply and oft so very well hidden, rules the world today. God bless.....
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Date: 7/22/2020 7:52:00 AM
Thanks for your hard work getting it up and running again.
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Date: 7/22/2020 7:51:00 AM
Just shows Mark,what a gap in our lives when we have no 'soup' to sup..and dare I say to nourish our daily musings..
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Date: 7/22/2020 6:59:00 AM
Thank you for your work on this. It is great to see it up and running again. We enjoy being here :)
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Date: 7/22/2020 6:44:00 AM
Servers, the bane of many a company. Just a thought, maybe PS should set up a totally different email address, copy the live ones over and use to send PS Members as many get worried, and it's only polite to inform them of what's happening. All they see is the site down :( If you already sent an email, I certainly didn't get it, kind regards, James :)
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James Fraser
Date: 7/23/2020 1:31:00 PM
Your welcome Mark, you've a terrific Poetry Site that's created some fantastic poetry, and although not here as much as a few years ago, still proud to be a member, kind regards, James :)
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Date: 7/22/2020 7:04:00 AM
Good idea. We'll look into that. Thanks for your expertise. We know you are familiar with these things James.
Date: 7/22/2020 6:25:00 AM
I appreciate all your hard work in getting the site going again and I’m so happy no one’s poetry was lost. Thank you TPS!
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Date: 7/22/2020 6:18:00 AM
Please bear with us. We are still working on issues.
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Brian Strand
Date: 7/22/2020 7:41:00 AM
Your update info on PS facebook was good thinking Mark,maybe new folk are not aware of it...just saying
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craig cornish
Date: 7/22/2020 6:38:00 AM
A year where no new challenges are needed but delivered anyway. Good work.
Date: 7/22/2020 5:43:00 AM
Thank you for all your hard work TPS, much appreciated.
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Date: 7/22/2020 5:39:00 AM
So happy you are back! Thank you! ~mo
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Date: 7/21/2020 8:56:00 PM
I am so sorry to learn that you had to deal with a major crash. I doubt that many of you are getting rich trying to host this website. I just want you to know I really appreciate all the hard work you do! Thank you! :-)
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