MozillaZine Forums Temporarily Offline

Saturday April 26th, 2003

Due to a large increase in traffic in recent weeks, MozillaZine's bandwidth usage has risen dramatically. We're currently working with our excellent hosts, American Data Technology, Inc., to find a new hosting solution that can accommodate MozillaZine's growing popularity. In the meantime, we've disabled the MozillaZine Forums, which accounted for much of the site's data transfer. This should reduce our bandwidth usage and also eliminate the MySQL errors that many of you have experienced recently. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we will endeavour to get the forums up and running again as soon as possible. Thanks to all our readers for your continued support.

#43 Restrictions vs. total shutdown

by amr

Tuesday April 29th, 2003 7:14 AM

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Why did they have to completely shut down the forums to save bandwidth? Couldn't they just restrict the number of users that could be logged on to the forums at any given time?

As it is, seeing the " The forums are currently down due to bandwidth issues. They will return soon hopefully." message doesn't exactly inspire confidence, if you know what I mean. I would imagine people don't want to feel like they're donating money to something that will be gone in a month, regardles.

Not that *I* think that way, mind you.