Looks like it has been down for a while. Our web servers data center has suffered some kind of power outage and they have a team of people working to get it all fixed.
As soon as I turned on my phone when leaving a show downtown I got an email from Tex saying our chats were down. I found that quite odd – as these systems have double backups to keep them going. Well double backups only work when there is electricity powering them – and we have found out how long our servers can run on the battery backups they have now – not long enough it seems!
I am told that multiple teams are working on the power issue and getting our servers back online. Could be a few more minutes or a few hours, but I do not anticipate days of downtime or anything.
In the meantime – some of our systems at sexchatspace.com are functional – so you can meet up with some of the regulars there. The profiles and perhaps the ‘new chat’ and the flashy chat may still be online. I am having a tough time checking, as the system I am on right now is not letting the flash player run to see.
Oh technology how I love and hate thee. Sometimes at the same time.
I also posted a bit about this on our twitter thing – https://twitter.com/SexChatSexChat2
Our “new chat” is getting long in the tooth – it’s reaching a point where we don’t know if it’s going to be able to be up and running much longer. Unless a couple of major things happen before Jan 30 – we will have to pull the plug on the NC more than likely.
The Old Chat is Back
It’s a long story – but the old chat is back online. For now. It might be only temporary, but given the issues we’ve been having with the NC and since the MV chat system has not gotten it’s added features yet – it seemed like a nice thing to do.
You can read more about how we ended up getting the Old Chat / Original Chat back here.
Shaping the Future Chats
We are looking towards the future as we look to the past. Looking back, it’s been an interesting journey, and we have made it through so much. Looking forward we see more and more people chatting than ever – but more and more people are using smartphones and camera apps to chat and share it seems.
We’d like our users to chime in on how they are using things to chat with by selecting some things in our 2016 user poll here.
We have a newer chat system we’ve been working on, and it has some cool features that people are likely starting to expect. It’s not quite “there” yet / ready for public testing, but it’s getting close. The great thing about this new chat is that it’s built with some very modern ‘tech stacks’ – it’s not using ancient code bases like the OC or NC systems which depend on people having the flash player for example, and it has leaner / faster tech under the hood / in the backend – so I’m looking forward to getting this new system out for everyone to test out as soon as possible.
Prepping for the future I hope to see ya’ll there.
Working on several upgrades this week. There will be a few hours when the chat rooms are unavailable, and the /blog and /peeps profiles section will be unavailable while we roll out some updates. Sorry about the down time, but this will be better than ever was these updates are finished.
Was hoping the updates would be faster and less downtime, but we have a lot of cool bells and whistles to convert, so it’s taking longer than we thought.
During this downtime some peeps are meeting up with the profiles and chat systems over at sex chat space.
Looking forward to a faster and better system, with a few new features!