Sorry folks, we’ve clearly screwed some things up in the latest server changes. Our devs are digging into it and we will provide an update as soon as we can. To be completely honest here, it may be late Monday or Tuesday before we see any results from this effort. We do not offer any excuses for the poor performance of the site, just sharing the facts with our users, who have cared enough to wonder why.
We have been asked why we keep monkeying with the servers, when they seemed to be working well (for a few days anyway) - its a fair question. As we mentioned (or at least hinted) in our post on October 2nd, Blip was facing imminent extermination due to server costs (read ‘traffic’) far outstripping resources (read ‘revenue from those lovely ads’); while we have made huge progress in correcting this, we are not quite there yet. When we get to something close to balance (with the site stable), we will turn our attention toward the future….