Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by AndyPR, Apr 15, 2016.
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I know nothing more than this, please contact them direct if you can help.
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I've put the word out to my technical friends, hope someone will help!
Thank you so much, @ggingues -- we really appreciate it!
In keeping with internet traditions, do I have to be the one to write 'fark you wordpress'?
Hope it's sorted soon.
Actually I wouldn't blame Wordpress, this sort of thing is inevitable on any platform if you don't have test environments to try out updates before deploying them live, cloud backups, a system for easily rolling back to a recent backup, etc. You may get away with it for a while but eventually it will bite you and the only question is how hard it bites. Sounds like quite a lot of work will be needed here to make the setup sustainable once the immediate problem is resolved (if it's possible to resolve it - I do hope it is).
The good news is that once you have got all that infrastructure stable, much less work is required. Nobody notices really good system stability, it gets taken for granted and complacency sets in - only the problems are noticeable. But it's worth reflecting on how stable PR is now - can anyone remember the last time we were down for more than a few minutes? That doesn't happen by magic, so it's worth noting all the hard work that wdb and Adin put in to get us to where we are.
Unfortunately this may be bad timing for everyone, because wdb will be stepping down soon and we are also about to launch our own search, fairly urgently, for a new Unix/XenForo/Wordpress Sys Admin. We will also be looking to identify commercial services that we can have on hand to step in when we don't have our own volunteer techies available in an emergency. On the other hand, it might be good timing in that it might be a good prompt for the two organisations to share some resources, which is something I would like to happen to ensure that both organisations continue to exist in the long term.
I'd like to interrupt this thread to give a round of applause our wonderful tech support team.
Okay, back to the thread. I hope someone is found soon to help repair/maintain the MEAction web site. I wish I could help but most of my technical knowledge is either ancient/obsolete or forgotten.
Thanks @ahimsa! We were able to get someone to patch it up.
Thanks everyone for your well-wishes!
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