I think a whole lot of people already panicked. Luckily by the time I signed in things began to return to normal.
Yeah… so the site was a little goofy for a while. Why did this happen? I don't know. I put up Tim's press conference recap and then did nothing. I come back and I've got 30 panicked emails. Drupal is very sorry about that.
I did bad.
If it happens again the fix is "click this button" so it shouldn't take nearly as long now that I know what the magic words are.
UPDATE: Okay, maybe panic a little. This has happened a couple times today and evidently I'm going to have to find a more permanent solution.
Count me amongst the panicked emailers.
I refreshed about 12 times. Did my part to jack up the page views.
I was at a bit of a loss as to what to do with the internet when MGoBlog wasn't a functional part of it. If that happens again and lasts too long, I may need counseling.
Also: why is the Drupal guy angry?
He couldn't get to the mgoblog content either.
I spent 30 minutes trying to figure out what in the hell I said wrong.
back to the glory days!
I started to sweat and shake. I didn't like it. Please never do that again... please.
I hadn't realized how much of my time spent on the internets has been spent on this site since i discovered it. I noticed the site was goofy, and thought, "What the hell am I supposed to do now? Read a book?"
I noticed the site was goofy, and thought, "What the hell am I supposed to do now? Read a book?"
And I was like, "What the hell am I supposed to do? WORK while I'm at work???"
Thank God THAT'S over.
being down i had to talk to my wife... thanks drupal....
I saw something on the page to the effect of "click to view administrator options."
I clicked on it so I could try and fix things for you, but it spit back at me something about not having authorized access.
Anyhow, I tried. It's the thought that counts, and in the end all is well again.
I am on the email list. Not being all that tech savvy I started to wonder if I was missing a simple few clicks of a mouse or something. This episode adds to a long list of why I hate computers. Freakin drupal.
REMAIN CALM! ALL IS WELL!
So I Googled it and saw it was web-site creation shareware.
I figured it was a temporary mistake. I thought about creating my own site while Drupal was up, but I'm too lazy and Brian is better at it.
So, now where were we?
Oh yea, almost forgot. Fire RR!!!
What happened to the time stamps? They all seem to be an hour ahead. Fall Back, Drupal! Fall. Back.
Yeah I noticed the same thing with the time change. Its an easy fix though, just go to My account->Edit and reset your time zone.
Also, I have mGoBlog set to my homepage and when the Drupal gave the mGoDeath message I felt like I was watching the end of The Truman Show.
"You want another slice?"
"No, I'm OK."
"What else is on?"
"Yeah, let's see what else is on."
I was at work and coming off a previous week of me opening MSNBC and getting a virus....shutting me down for the morning and having to do the walk of shame around the office. So when that came up I totally went kamakazi on the computer and held the off button....thinking I would stop any virus that might have happened. Needless to say, I got the cold sweats. Luckily this time it was just the Drupal thing or I might not have a job. I will say that I stayed away from Mgo for about a day. Then took the chance today....this blog truly is like a drug...I can't stop for anything.
In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the BloGalaxy, the MGoBlog has already supplanted the great Detroit newspapers as the standard repository of all University of Michigan Athletics knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much unverified voracity that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian works in two important respects:
First, it is slightly cheaper; and secondly it has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on the top of the front page.
this. is. awesome.
Unfortunately (fortunately?) I missed it so I don't know what the hubbub is about :(
Wait a sec, panic? This place? Never. We dont panic around here.
Now, can you please dispell my concerns that our 2012 recruiting class lacks elusive speed?
I had a panic attack, Sorry Brian I didn't know how addicted I am to your site till I couldn't see it.
I wa sum crack!
I admit, I had bad visions of the site never returning that ran through my head. Being exiled in Pennsylvania and surrounded by PSU fans, where would I ever find another good source of Michigan athletics??? Thank god it's fixed. Thanks Brian!
Is it possible that nefarious drupal laid dormant for a few weeks but is in fact an after-effect of a soul-dong punch?
Of the 30 panicked emails, 10 were about how Drupal needs to be fired and we need to get a real website management software like Wordpress in here, six of the emails were calling for calm and suggesting that Drupal be given more time to work out the kinks, four were wondering where the UFR was so they could break down why the site went down, three were insider tips on why the website went down that you won't find anywhere because it's a conspiracy inside the athletic department, and seven were spam.
That's my hunch anyway.
Wordpress would be a Brady Hoke-type CMS replacement.
We now have a saying for panicked posts/emails. "Stop being so Drupal already."
Drupal is a big bag of hurt
I realized that I live in Ohio. At that point I ran to the medicine cabinet and mixed up some sizzurp... Welcome back, alternate reality!
For choosing a web solution from the Drag Queen of the Internet, (Dru-Paul -- get it?)
"We got no secondary, no press support... our WEBSITES HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!"
didn't concern me.
Now if it would have been Rupaul....I would have panicked.
Make it go away.
Can you wish it into a cornfield?