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An update about Saturday's downtime and site problems
Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Saturday, September 3, 2011
I'll hit you with the bad news first: all of the news stories and movie database scoops from Friday, August 25 on to Thursday September 2 are currently missing from the site.
The problem lies with an upgrade of Coming Attractions' site architecture. Long story short: it's going to take more planning and thought to work out the best way to improve CA's backend than we had originally thought would be required.
The first upgrade was implemented this past week and there were immediate problems. You may not have seen it but I can definitely tell you that there were problems on my end.
My developer, a great guy named Ben, worked hard all day today to try and make it all work out. Unfortunately he couldn't, so we had to make a tough decision and roll back the clock to when there weren't any issues. That meant rebooting the site as far back as August 25.
The good news is that I have copies of the news articles, and they will be added back into the site. I'll work on this Sunday (September 4) and try and get as much of that missing content back on the site. [UPDATE: All the missing news stories and film database scoop entries are now back online.]
Sorry for the inconvenience but really, it was down to making a choice that was the least of the two evils.
Thanks for your understanding. It's not an easy thing to be running a movie website these days.
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