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  1. 17 Feb '10 04:36
    Could we get some type of notice before the site goes down for maintenance? Say, 15 minutes before?
  2. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    17 Feb '10 06:06
    Originally posted by mlprior
    Could we get some type of notice before the site goes down for maintenance? Say, 15 minutes before?
    Why not 24 hours? A full email blast to all members (with an option to not receive)
  3. 17 Feb '10 08:18
    Originally posted by coquette
    Why not 24 hours? A full email blast to all members (with an option to not receive)
    24 hours? i doubt the site owners know 24 hours in advance most of the time.
  4. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    17 Feb '10 08:47
  5. Standard member Mctayto
    Highlander
    17 Feb '10 09:51
    It is virtually always alerted to members via the Announcements forum
  6. 18 Feb '10 01:32
    Originally posted by Mctayto
    It is virtually always alerted to members via the [b]Announcements forum[/b]
    OK, but noone looks in that forum.

    Maybe there could be a big flashing sign on the screen or something, like a countdown.
  7. Standard member zozozozo
    Thread Killing Chimp
    18 Feb '10 09:22
    Originally posted by mlprior
    OK, but noone looks in that forum.
    Im not a noone

    If you look at the Public Forum page, look at the date, or number of threads behind the Announcement forum, that way you will quickly know if theres anything new there.
  8. 18 Feb '10 14:00
    Originally posted by mlprior
    Could we get some type of notice before the site goes down for maintenance? Say, 15 minutes before?
    Which people get the 15 minutes notice?

    Those that are on the site at the time

    or

    those that will be coming online in 15 minutes

    or

    those that will be coming online in 30 minutes

    or

    those that will be coming online 60 minutes before the end of the maintenance period

    or

    those that will be coming online 15 minutes before the end of the maintenance period

    or

    any other period
  9. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    18 Feb '10 17:23
    How about an announcement in the top-center of the page [which is unused space, at least for subscribers], say, next to the TimeForChess/RHP/PtIG logo? That way you couldn't miss it.
  10. 18 Feb '10 18:22
    I've alwys wanted them to fill that white space with info.

    How many people on line, how many game have been played etc etc.
    Non subs get snazzy adverts, subs get nowt.
  11. 20 Feb '10 04:35
    Originally posted by adramforall
    Which people get the 15 minutes notice?

    Those that are on the site at the time

    or

    those that will be coming online in 15 minutes

    or

    those that will be coming online in 30 minutes

    or

    those that will be coming online 60 minutes before the end of the maintenance period

    or

    those that will be coming online 15 minutes before the end of the maintenance period

    or

    any other period
    The people that are on at the time would be notified, obviously!

    I just don't want to be left logged in and unable to log out of my account until who knows when, usually the next day.
  12. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    20 Feb '10 19:06
    Originally posted by Mctayto
    It is virtually always alerted to members via the [b]Announcements forum[/b]
    There is no notice that there's an announcement. You can check it every day for a month or two and not find a new announcement. at least is seems that long. I just don't bother looking any more.
  13. Standard member Mctayto
    Highlander
    20 Feb '10 23:40
    Originally posted by coquette
    There is no notice that there's an announcement. You can check it every day for a month or two and not find a new announcement. at least is seems that long. I just don't bother looking any more.
    I suppose if the robot can send out tournie details etc they could use it to notify everyone of important things like site down, ballots etc.
  14. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    21 Feb '10 01:37
    Originally posted by mlprior
    Could we get some type of notice before the site goes down for maintenance? Say, 15 minutes before?
    What if they don't know about it, till last second?
  15. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    21 Feb '10 05:25
    Originally posted by Very Rusty
    What if they don't know about it, till last second?
    I think they probably plan ahead most of the time.