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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun March 14, 2013 - 10:47am

Hey Everyone. I wanted to take a moment to mention the recent performance issues we've been dealing with on LitReactor that I'm sure hasn't gone unnoticed.

We have been planning a move to a new server for a little while now and were preparing to do so shortly after Teleport Us had wrapped up. It seemed like a good time to do so and things were otherwise going well. 

However, over the last few days, a variety of factors has made it harder for us to stick to this plan. Our server is just having too hard of a time keeping up with us right now and though we keep playing with it, we've kind of just hit the hardware wall.

We've already got a new server being built but we need a little time to finish getting it set up. Our original plan was was to have about 2 weeks for this transition but we're aiming to get it done much faster than that.

You don't need to let us know about performance or slowness but it you come across something that seems really unusual, drop me an email at kirk[AT]litreactor.com 

On the plus side of all of this, I guess people are liking what we are doing over here. They just are doing so ahead of our schedules. :)

In any case, thanks in advance for your understanding and support.

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ArlaneEnalra from Texas is reading Right now I'm editing . . .. March 14, 2013 - 11:16am

Yay new hardware!  Good luck with the transition!

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drea from Rural Alberta, Canada is reading between the lines March 14, 2013 - 2:43pm

You should have just said "rolling blackouts due to WAR." Damn it, Kirk, we are writers not IT guys. 

 

(also, thank you for the good work you do, sir) 

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ArlaneEnalra from Texas is reading Right now I'm editing . . .. March 14, 2013 - 3:19pm

Some of us are IT guys ;) New hardware is always interesting.  Especially when you get to look back at what you used to be running on and compare. ;)

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun March 15, 2013 - 10:30pm

The new stuff will be exciting but it's always a bit of a pain to get it tweaked just right.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated March 16, 2013 - 5:05am

I did.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 16, 2013 - 12:01pm

thanks for all of your hard work, Kirk.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun March 18, 2013 - 6:35pm

FYI: If you're seeing this, you're in our new home.

I can't say things will be perfect right away, we will have to monitor the site for the next few days and make a few tweaks to be sure that we've optimized our performance correctly. But we should be a lot better now.

Thanks again for everyone's patience.