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  1. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    13 Feb '08 11:43 / 2 edits
    We have a number of maintenance jobs that will require periods of downtime of up to 3 hours.

    Some need to happen now to improve site stability, others are to allow us to add features in the future

    So, if you are a subscriber, we need your input on when this is most convenient to you. We could pick the time the site is least loaded (least activity) but this may not actually be the preferred time for the site to be down, so please provide your feedback by using this vote:

    Vote 14

    We will use the results to decide the schedule for all future planned outages.

    Thanks for your time.

    -Russ

    edit 20080214 : Please also take a look at Vote 15, a consultation about new forums.
  2. 13 Feb '08 12:47 / 3 edits
    I decided to choose from 4-7am (GMT), I'm never on the computer at this time, but neither am I a few hours earlier either, but I thought it would be better for our American friends for this to not eat up their time as well.
    I would perhaps encourage people to think along similar lines.
  3. 13 Feb '08 13:26
    I am in a denying chessoholic state so whenever the site is out I experience various non pleasant symtoms.

    However - I would like all thinking times to be stopped during the outage, not just immunity from being timed out, nor some extra hours in the timebank.

    I do understand the needs of planned maintenance periods, when RHP is shut down for a while. I just take a pill, go to bed, and call myself sick to my employer. The planned ones are better than the unplanned outages because of lacking regular maintenance.
  4. Subscriber duecer
    anybody seen my
    13 Feb '08 14:29
    I have no preference, just a posted warning with approximent times would be nice.
  5. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    13 Feb '08 15:09
    Originally posted by Russ
    We have a number of maintenance jobs that will require periods of downtime of up to 3 hours.

    Some need to happen now to improve site stability, others are to allow us to add features in the future

    So, if you are a subscriber, we need your input on when this is most convenient to you. We could pick the time the site is least loaded (least activity) but th ...[text shortened]... to decide the schedule for all future planned outages.

    Thanks for your time.

    -Russ
    I've voted.

    Would it be feasible to email a small selection of active games to each user before planned outages? Maybe the 10/20 shortest time left games, so that we could analyse offline.

    D
  6. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    13 Feb '08 15:24
    Originally posted by Russ
    We have a number of maintenance jobs that will require periods of downtime of up to 3 hours.

    Some need to happen now to improve site stability, others are to allow us to add features in the future

    So, if you are a subscriber, we need your input on when this is most convenient to you. We could pick the time the site is least loaded (least activity) but th ...[text shortened]... to decide the schedule for all future planned outages.

    Thanks for your time.

    -Russ
    what is the time of least activity?
  7. 13 Feb '08 15:50
    Originally posted by duecer
    I have no preference, just a posted warning with approximent times would be nice.
    Totally agree! Give a warning is very necessary please!
  8. 13 Feb '08 16:21
    Does it matter Russ? Since this is a global site it will impinge on someone, let the grousing commence - It's your site do it at your convenience.
  9. Standard member IM4Y2NV
    Dadohalic
    13 Feb '08 16:54
    Russ,
    Do it when it's best for you.

  10. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    13 Feb '08 17:03
    Originally posted by IM4Y2NV
    Russ,
    Do it when it's best for you.

    04:00 - 05:00 GMT ?
  11. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    13 Feb '08 17:35
    Originally posted by Russ
    We have a number of maintenance jobs that will require periods of downtime of up to 3 hours.

    Some need to happen now to improve site stability, others are to allow us to add features in the future

    So, if you are a subscriber, we need your input on when this is most convenient to you. We could pick the time the site is least loaded (least activity) but th ...[text shortened]... to decide the schedule for all future planned outages.

    Thanks for your time.

    -Russ
    Oh, any time which causes most hassle for the Christian right.

    Other than that, I'm fine
  12. Standard member mrmist
    Moo
    13 Feb '08 18:43
    Probably depends on if it's a weekend or not. Or if I am on holiday or not. Or various other things.

    But probably 1-7 AM gmt is the best time for me to be prevented from making moves. Based on those being my worst moves due to me being asleep.
  13. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    13 Feb '08 20:19
    Doesn't matter to me
  14. 13 Feb '08 20:23
    Sometime when I'm not playing!
  15. Standard member zozozozo
    Thread Killing Chimp
    13 Feb '08 20:57
    Originally posted by Very Rusty
    Doesn't matter to me
    me neither, as long as i get my money back!:o