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Recent Downtime Update

  • If you’ve noticed a lot of downtime recently, it’s because the Random Curiosity server is getting hammered with all the traffic the new season is generating. Unfortunately, our only option is to upgrade the server, and that’ll take at least a week, if not two. For the time being, I’ve taken some measures (like getting rid of the polls) that will hopefully relieve at least some of the strain until we can make the move. If you have a fast server I can offload some images onto temporarily, please email me ASAP. Otherwise, keep your fingers crossed…
  • On that note, I should mention that the AnimeBlogger Donation Drive is still going, and they’re still about $400 short of their original goal of $1600. Money for that doesn’t help Random Curiosity’s server costs directly (this site is barely supported by ads), but it does benefit the rest of the AnimeBlogger community and helps our network admin Maestro pay for those servers.
  • Worker Kirby
    July 7, 2008 at 12:10 am
    16 comments »
    • July 7, 2008 at 12:35 amtPhan

      DAMN IT if only I had a paypal account or a card I would donate. I am getting one soon so when I do I’ll be donating since I like this site.

    • July 7, 2008 at 12:49 amLulu FTW

      Same here. =/ I rely on this site so much for anime reviews and such. I hope that people who can donate, will do so. This site needs to continue greatly, esp. after such an epic episode of Code Geass that brought me to tears…T_T

    • July 7, 2008 at 1:10 amNinjaKittens

      Good Luck guys,

      and Code Geass was awesome as always :(

    • July 7, 2008 at 1:27 amLulu FTW

      Also, if clicking the ads would help, I’ve clicked each one on this page once or twice. I’ll keep my contribution. :V

    • July 7, 2008 at 1:58 amHei

      The most effective way to cut down on traffic would be to stop blogging Code Geass since I think it’s the most popular series currently running. :P

    • July 7, 2008 at 3:06 amwhat

      Kirby: We work hard we play hard.

      /play C&C Music Factory in the background

    • July 7, 2008 at 3:24 ammutio

      Hey Omni, what Server Hardware do you use atm? Maybe I could find some sponsor~

    • July 7, 2008 at 3:38 amKen

      @ Hei: wtf? o__o if code geass was taken off we’d all die…

    • July 7, 2008 at 4:17 amoutcast

      Stop being so good :p

    • July 7, 2008 at 5:17 amDango

      I was just wondering.
      I’m using Mozilla Firefox and if you use the mouse button 3 (scroll)
      and click something, it will open in a new tab.
      Will it still contribute to the site?

    • July 7, 2008 at 5:40 amshh227

      Oh man last night for me was really frustrating because I really wanted to comment on your blog.

      And code geass needs to be blog after are latest twist (Rollo is going to have an apple stuffed in his mouth rosting on an open fire).

    • July 7, 2008 at 11:44 amKabitzin

      Are you running anything like WP-Super-Cache perhaps to alleviate the strain? Good luck with the server upgrade!

    • July 7, 2008 at 1:15 pmHei

      @Ken
      no kidding ahaha I wake up at like 6 pacific time (u.s. & canada) btw
      just to see what’s going on in code geass
      and the traffic just kills i have to refresh the page like 10 times to see it but then i’m a happy camper
      and i’ve also been wondering on how these ads works
      like do just click he ads like lulu ftw said?

    • July 7, 2008 at 8:14 pmWaffo

      What? Recent? Random Curiosity always goes down. I’ve gotten used to it now.
      A new server would be appreciated, though. :p

    • July 7, 2008 at 9:26 pmsuckoja

      Kelby is back!!

    • July 8, 2008 at 6:51 pmMaestro

      @lulu ftw: “Also, if clicking the ads would help, I’ve clicked each one on this page once or twice. I’ll keep my contribution. :V

      Please don’t do that, Google will detect it as click fraud and not pay for the clicks. Also, if it happens a lot they very well may cancel our account, then Random Curiosity (and indeed all of AB) would go under.

      @Kabitzin: “Are you running anything like WP-Super-Cache perhaps to alleviate the strain?

      We use WP-Super-Cache with aggressive cache timeout settings.

      @Hei: “and i’ve also been wondering on how these ads works, like do just click he ads like lulu ftw said?

      The ads work in different ways, most of Google’s are Cost Per Click, but they detect fraudulent clicks and don’t pay for those. If they see a lot of activity they consider fraudulent they cancel accounts, so please, PLEASE, don’t click on any ads unless you’re legitimately interested in them.