Really, we're still testing it. So for now, using the search box will be limited to logged in members.
If you tweet or follow twitter, you can find BC news at the @spfn Twitter feed run by Piper.
Due to a change in our security settings, it may be necessary to logoff and log back on in order to reset your session info so you don't get blocked from posting comments.
We may have some files that have been corrupted, perhaps during the crashes on Magda.
We are now live on Eva with BC but the following list of sites will be down probably for another day or so:
We hope you have noticed that things are slowly getting better as we tune the server for better performance but sometimes we blow a sour note like this morning.
And things look like they are going good.
I think we may have lost a story in the database meltdown last night.
Many, many thanks to Piper for about 14 hours of hard work! We are up and running on a different server. Now all we have to do is acquire a new server to replace poor Magda and go through this again!
The site was down for a few hours today while Piper and I fought off some reaper bots.
Take a look:
Hugs to all,
We should be back up and running fine now, please PM me or Piper with any more technical problems.
Probably going to the doctor in the morning. Please be good to each other.
The site was up and down frequently today, the problem finally turned out to be a badly behaving server on the same subnet with us at the server farm, not one of our servers. Sheesh!
That's one big storm up in New England! We've got an inch and a half of snow on the ground here in Southern California from it!
My friend, Edeyn Hannah Blackeney, passed away early Monday morning, Feb 4, 2013, apparently from a blood clot in her lung. She was 37.
A talented and prolific writer, Edeyn had many fans on BigCloset for her stories of the Sk8r Grrls and others, though she had not posted much recently due to work and personal life.
And today belongs to Cuddles. Happy eighth birthday, baby dog!
A woman explores being a male model:
It got down to 18 degrees F here last night. The water main has frozen and we are without water for making coffee. Oh, what shall we do in the land of bottled water? :)
Apparently, when enough people discovered the new watcher feature to keep you notified about new comments on posts, it broke the system. For now, we've had to turn watcher off. Sorry.
Wolfpacks have a hierarchy of respect, obligation and deference. At the top of this hierarchy are the Alpha Wolves, usually a mated pair but sometimes a single individual.
At least one of these ordinary tips will make your life easier...
Two days and about $400 bucks. Might not seem like a lot for some people but this is for a tiny unit in a mobile home. Heck, in today's economy, that's about 2/3 the value of the home.
First night this winter it actually got below freezing here and my furnace went out at 10 p.m. last night. I didn't get to sleep until the dog got under the covers with me about 2 a.m.
Christopher Leeson's Noel isn't exactly a traditional Christmas story.
Daniel is the artist on the webcomics I work on, Quillian and Sam Valentine. He's also a sculptor of some skill. He did these beautiful little figurines of the characters Alistair and Zook from the strip I write and draw myself, Alistair2Zook. Click on the image to go to the (partial) online archive of the strip.
Simply put, because it is bogus. It's exactly like criticizing a story for having a sex change in it.
Story comments, in case anyone wondered, are for commentary on the story and the writing thereof.
If you couldn't log on earlier this morning, there was a corrupted users table, due to an earlier crash. It's fixed now. :)
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