PLEASE READ: Upgrading! Thank you for your patience!

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  • #4484

    donncha
    Staff

    If you notice anything strange today, just hang on in there. We’re doing a major upgrade.
    If you don’t see your posts, go into your Dashboard, visit the Manage page and click around the menu items for a minute. Then go grab a cup of tea, coffee or your favourite beverage and your site will be ok again when you return.

    #4629

    sentjioe
    Member

    Erm, somehow 2 of my Scheduled Post screwed up and now it disappeared totally on my Dashboard…

    Oh well…

    #4630

    carlbanks
    Member

    Can you please give any insight into what is in this new update? Flickr support? Etc?

    #4631

    drmike
    Member

    Staff’s probably using the boxes to play WoW. :)

    Can you please give any insight into what is in this new update? Flickr support? Etc?

    Stuff like that can be rolled out without anyone noticing. This looks more like upgrading the backend (ie MySQL) since posts are disappearing temporarily.

    I could go downstairs and get coffee though. Kind of neat being in a college library with a coffee bar. Darn expensive though.

    I’m actually cleaning up my 1,700+ posts backlog over at DeviantArt.

    #4632

    donncha
    Staff

    Waffle – I’ll take a look at that.
    carlbanks – drmike is right. It’s a database change to the posts tables. Take a look at the WordPress.org timeline here: http://trac.wordpress.org/timeline for more technical details!

    #4633

    drmike
    Member

    drmike is right

    Now why couldn’t my ex-mother in law ever say that.

    Had a thought. If we see errors, would you rather have them there or via the feedback?

    Things seemed to have improved in the last few minutes.

    thanks,
    -dr(3.10 for a large basic coffee.)mike

    #4634

    ws320
    Member

    I recommend the following to the wordpress.com folks…

    1. Add a status report to wordpress.com’s home page.
    2. Add a status report as the first line in the Dashboard.
    3. Add the Forums link near the top of the Dashboard, not the very bottom.
    4. Add more detail to the error message in the theme files so they are informative…”Sorry your posts are missing; we’re upgrading the server.” Something like that.

    Also, before I found the forums link, I was in the forum at wordpress.org trying to get some info. Others were concerned about their site being suspended. I began to fear that my students’ blogs were being shut down for some reason, either because of a faulty spam filter, or because they might be “against the rules.” Where is the list of rules and regs for wordpress.com sites?

    #4635

    drmike
    Member

    – The forums link is at the top of the WP.com page.

    – The error message in the themes actually comes from the database they are using. It’s not WP dependant.

    – It took you an hour to find the very first post in the support forum? And where are your other posts that you mention?

    Backups are made as well.

    Blogs are reported by users and visitors manually. No blog is deleted except for those with cause (ie spam blogs) and a manually check is made before doing so. WP does not censor for content.

    #4636

    sentjioe
    Member

    I think all the scheduled posts are coming out too early…
    http://brennan.wordpress.com/
    Look, posts that should be appearing on 18th Feb is appearing as well…

    The upgrade is not over yet right?

    #4637

    drmike
    Member

    My scheduled posts are still holding. I haven’t noticed anything missing or 404ing in over an hour. Remember, they have multiple boxes so they’re probably doing one after another.

    -drmike

    #4639

    brennan
    Member

    Yup. Now there are no more surprises over at my blog. :(

    #4640

    lorelle
    Member

    Well, over a month worth of future posts on my site just released. I just spent too much time putting them all in draft mode, but I know they’ve all pinged. So much for working my butt off to keep content ready to release while I’ll be traveling.

    Part of the Theme’s sidebar (blogroll) is also missing, so I think there is more going to bork things up. It’s been missing since last night.

    And yes, a notice in the Dashboard in advance of these things happening would not just be a nice thing to do, but also a very professional thing to do.

    #4641

    Waffle, similar happening to me. Exisiting scheluded entries all popped up too early and then disappeared altogether. New scheluded entries dop onto the site at the right time but don’t show on the Dashboard or post management (and I can’t delete an almost nonsensical test post – grr).

    #4647

    drmike
    Member

    Since it appears that many people can’t find this thread, I’ve gone ahead and made it a sticky on the front page.

    #4650

    brennan
    Member

    When will all the maintainence be over? *angry*

    #4653

    lightwalk
    Member

    I added a new page (note, page, not post) a few minutes ago, but when I try to edit it, or when I try to edit any of my other pages, I get a message saying I’m not allowed to edit them…does this have to do with your “major upgrade”…???

    #4654

    kapodaster
    Member

    @brennan: Chill, baby! Last time I checked, WordPress was free of charge, so there’s no reason getting angry when service is on hold for a couple of hours. ;-)

    #4655

    donncha
    Staff

    Lorelle – I fixed the problem with the blogroll. It should be ok again!

    #4656

    donncha
    Staff

    lightwalk – looking into it.

    #4657

    nemtu
    Member

    I was scared so much

    Last 3 weeks of posts just disaapeard

    Hopefulyl things will back back to normal very soon

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