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Last week the hosts went "off air" unexpectedly after a big power cut at the Kent datacentre. This caught us all by surprise so there was no way of giving any of you warning that it was coming or what we were doing to get back online, it just sort of happened. Three+ hours later we were back again.
This got us thinking about how to communicate if the worst ever happens, IE. the hosts go offline for an extended period without notice, or the very worst happens and they go bust, taking the domain name offline for possibly weeks. If this were to happen then we can easily set up the forum under a different URL, but the problem comes with communicating this to all the wonderful users!
So this is where Twitter comes in. We've setup a twitter account where important messages can be posted if we lose the ability to do it here.
To find us is a very easy task.
If you're a member and logged in you can simply search for wfcforums.
If not then all you need to type is wfcforums AFTER the Twitter URL, so
You can bookmark it if you feel the need.
It won't be used for any other reason apart from downtime, so no updates every time Hornmeister takes a leak or I make a cup of tea, we'll leave that for the Lilly Allen's of this world.
Facebook was considered and is even mentioned on the Twitter page, but with Twitter we won't get 500 requests every day to join Farmville and all the other cr*p, so Twitter it is.
Boo! set up a facebook "fan" page or a group, don't think you can all them requests then. Was thinking about getting twitter and less Vegetable carriers on there so not too shabby Admin.
Hornmeister stop scratching your backside.
I like the idea. I am now following the forums.
Forum Cad and Bounder
I shall follow thee, and it won't be difficult to spot me either.
The question is now, do I follow any other forum members....
Per Jonsson = Legend
Agreed, came online to find the site down, so a ticket to the hosts and a quick tweet later and sit back and wait for the server to be rebooted. Thanks for the feedback Nak.
Originally Posted by nak108
I like the idea of using twitter. Maybe there could be tweets to let people know the roll call for the werewolf game has started, or tweets to let people know new prediction fixtures or legend interviews are up.
Not a bad idea. I'll chat about it with the chaps after Christmas.
Originally Posted by Davidwfc
Site has been down for the last 30-40 minutes, but updates were posted on Twitter. If you want to see information go to Twitter and search for wfcforums.
Definitely not ITK
i checked the facebook group, nothing on there. thought my uni had blocked the site for a minute.
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