Comics Reporter Update


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

From Tom Spurgeon:

“I’m happy to report there’s nothing weird about the site going down, and I’m flattered anyone would notice. It just went down about 10 AM on Sunday and the server people (after an hour on the phone) say it will take them a few days to fix it. It’s the kind of nothing-you-can-do-about-it meltdown that I guess happens every now and then. I will say it was a bit more tolerable when this happened when we were renting space from that guy in Malibu who hosted sites on equipment his garage than it is now, when we’re paying YAHOO money to do this.

“This really screws up the momentum of the holiday interview series, for which I apologize. Frank’s interview was posted on Sunday but was only up for two hours or so, Chris Pitzer was su to go out Monday, I was going to give away 50 boxes of comics on Christmas, and Francoise Mouly is supposed to be up today. Not to mention the seven already completed pieces that no one can access right now, or the 11 interviews yet to come that I’m unable to finish work on, a few of which may now be crowded out.

“My impulse is to re-run the interviews at the top of blog, and there’s really no other day to run a comics giveaway that targets the more devoted readers, so that’s probably out. When the site goes live again, a bunch of half-finished work will go up for a couple of minutes or hours that I will fix the second I can get to it. I hope you’ll afford me a few minutes to clean things up.

“I’m really, really sorry about this. I know from the e-mails that I receive that a few people were appreciative of new content during the holiday slowdown. I’m really uncomfortable talking about the writing on comics I do or am going to do or how hard or how easy it is as opposed to just shutting up and doing the writing, so hopefully CR goes up soon and we can get back to seven days a week content and I don’t ever have to talk about this stuff again.

“PS — I’d still love to hear from anyone who has a birthdate they’d like me to recognize on the site: tomATcomicsreporterDOTcom.”

UPDATE: Tom explains the situation as of January 2 here.

UPDATE II: The site’s back up! Go, read.

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2 Responses to “Comics Reporter Update”
  1. Rick says:

    Thanks for this update. I have been trying for a day or two to get on and was beginning to think the comics reporter went out of business.

  2. Rolling Stock Press says:

    thanks for that. i was wondering what’d happened.