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Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Backup Blog has Crashed!


Some readers are aware that I created a backup blog on WordPress in the event this one suddenly vanished or crashed for some reason. I also announced the backup blog’s URL on some postings. (I’ve now removed them!)

I received the following message from WordPress, on the eve of 24 July 2011:
“Warning: We have a concern about some of the content on your blog. Please click here to contact us as soon as possible to resolve the issue and re-enable posting.”

After taking up the issue with WordPress, I received the following message from them, on Monday afternoon, 25 July:
“Our apologies. The system should not have done that. We have removed the warning in your dashboard and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused.”

As can be noted from the above message, the issue was a technical failure and had nothing to do with “content”.

Nevertheless, I’m sure readers will understand why I’m wary of spending another whole weekend transferring posts to the new site, reformatting text, sorting out labels, fixing broken links, images, and so forth… only to discover later that all my hard work was undone due to technical issues.

I’ve received a number of requests from people who wanted access to the private backup site, but it’s pointless allowing access to a dark empty room with a broken light switch.

I have, however, backed-up the entire content of this blog in a safe place, so in the event this one disappears or crashes, readers can rest assured that all previous articles will re-surface somewhere else in cyberspace, and that new postings will continue as usual. The problem is finding them again, but that shouldn’t pose too much of a problem either, because…

Luckily, I chose a rather out of the ordinary name “Tia Mysoa” when I first started this blog. The name has not changed since December 2008, and ranks in the top No.1 spot in Google. In the event that this blog disappears for some reason, new postings will continue somewhere else under the same name.

I also sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. Thank you for your continued support and understanding!

In the meantime -- posts will continue as normal on this old creaky blog, until all the cogs cease, and the wheels fall off!

2 comments :

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Thank you for that update, keep up the good work. I see I Luv SA is up again but the comments section is down, just thought you might be interested.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

OOPS! sorry I Luv SA is down again.

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