Downtime notice? November 30, 2005 7:42 PM   Subscribe

WhenMeFiIsDownFilter: Any chance we could see a message a la Flickr-style like MetaFilter is getting a massage and will return soon or something to that effect? Not trying to sound snarky, but ideally I think it'd be better than the hanging pages and timeouts we usually get.
posted by sjvilla79 to Feature Requests at 7:42 PM (8 comments total)

Look at my pony. Help me ride him. Excuse me now though as I duck for cover.
posted by sjvilla79 at 7:42 PM on November 30, 2005


And what about when -that- page goes down?
posted by odinsdream at 7:45 PM on November 30, 2005


When the server is down, it can't serve up pages, so I can't do this.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:46 PM on November 30, 2005


When the server is down, it can't serve up pages, so I can't do this.

Oh. Thanks anyway, Matt.

Thought: Wish I was a rich man. You'd be getting a new server for Christmas from me if that were the case.
posted by sjvilla79 at 7:51 PM on November 30, 2005


Matt, you can close this thread if you like.
posted by sjvilla79 at 7:52 PM on November 30, 2005


I've heard there's supposed to be a way to configure a cisco router to re-route traffic to another server if the main server is down. But its probably not worth the effort.
posted by crunchland at 8:06 PM on November 30, 2005


Why does it give blank pages anyway? Most web sites just don't respond when they die.
posted by smackfu at 8:34 PM on November 30, 2005


crunchland - You may be thinking of the Cisco Content Services Switch, which retails for around $15K, iirc. They're sweet hardware, but the site has to be built to take best advantage of the snazzy.
posted by Triode at 8:37 PM on November 30, 2005


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