There must be a way to be informed of Hubpages going down.

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  1. CloudExplorer profile image74
    CloudExplorerposted 6 years ago
    This post is meant for us to find out if there is a way to be informed, besides what occurred today for all hubbers to get a better idea as to when or how long hubpages is going to be down for, if it is to happen ever again. If you have a bright idea you would like to add here, please do so in the forum post. Any and all are accepted folks!

    1. Dale Hyde profile image85
      Dale Hydeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Email notification would work best for me.  I am on Twitter and on Facebook, but things get lost the feeds. As for the email database, one would think that a back-up copy could be stored elsewhere for such instances as what happened.

      Email is  the best way for me to see things.

      1. wavegirl22 profile image39
        wavegirl22posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        make lists then your twitter feed is the info you want.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    It's the Internet... sites go down sometimes, this was not a scheduled down time as far as I can tell.

    1. CloudExplorer profile image74
      CloudExplorerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I know its the internet, but that makes it even more imperative to communicate effectively to all those who love using hubpages & have invested quite some time into it all.

  3. CloudExplorer profile image74
    CloudExplorerposted 6 years ago

    Well some of us would like to be informed of something you know, and even even if its the Internet.

  4. SmartAndFun profile image95
    SmartAndFunposted 6 years ago

    This morning when I wasn't able to log on to HP I googled and found this web site:

    Of course it didn't give me any info about why HP was down or how long it would remain down, but at least I was able to find out there was some sort of site-wide problem, and it wasn't just my computer acting weird or that my account had been hacked or cancelled.

  5. CloudExplorer profile image74
    CloudExplorerposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for the info SmartAndFun, this shall come in handy for me in the near future for sure, awesome stuff!

  6. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago

    I received a notification from the HP page on Facebook.  smile

    1. CloudExplorer profile image74
      CloudExplorerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I looked there but didn't see any notice about it, but I guess maybe I didn't look close enough. When was it posted, like what time of the morning or evening. I noticed it was down around 8am EST.

  7. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    One could find this at Twitter: … 4710409216

    Most Websites will turn to either Twitter to FB to notify users of outages

    I saw notices on both streams

    It looks like the FB post was at 11:30 EST.

    So, probably even a little bit before Simone's work day probably officially starts in Cali?

    1. CloudExplorer profile image74
      CloudExplorerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Sunforged I will definitely add Hubpages to my Twitter account, why didn't I think of looking there, and or doing that earlier. Yikes! Your info here is precious, and many of us hubbers who are new here will be able to use such info for sure bro, awesome!

      1. CloudExplorer profile image74
        CloudExplorerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Even if I been here for a little over a year, I still feel new bro.

  8. Faith Reaper profile image86
    Faith Reaperposted 6 years ago

    Yes, seems like it would be fairly easy for all you technology guys to just make it where it just automatically sends an alert message out as soon as it goes down?  But I am sure there are much wiser persons in this area that can come up with a faster notice and reason---well solution.  This just happened to be a day I was not at work, but that is life and things happen out of our control.  Mike, I know you can surely come up with a simple solution to this, just in case it happens again, and I am sure it will.

  9. Gypsy Rose Lee profile image83
    Gypsy Rose Leeposted 6 years ago

    If we cannot be informed because the problem occurs unexpectedly why couldn't there come up a sign when I try to go into HP like down for maintenance or technical problems. I believe once or twice I've seen signs like this instead of being able to go into a page. It would save a lot of guess work. However I'm lucky that I have FB and I get my info from there.

  10. johndnathan profile image83
    johndnathanposted 6 years ago

    Websites go down.  Servers crash.  Often unexpectedly.  If it was scheduled maintenance then most likely they would've sent out a message beforehand.  However, if it just crashes there is nothing that they can do to notify people, because the server that would send out the notification is the same server that crashed.  Of course you could set up a separate server to send out a notification when the site goes down, however if you're going to do that then you might as well set up a backup server so no one will notice the outage.

    1. CloudExplorer profile image74
      CloudExplorerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I believe it was their Data Center that went down, so yeah your right about the fact that the message couldn't come from the hubpages network itself, but if there is a will there must be a way. Emailing us all would work, but then again their mass email listing is more likely stored onto the same Data Center that went down as well.

      So, since they must be in need of multiple back up systems to prevent from such issues of not being able to inform everyone immediately, I guess this is what they are currently working on for sure John (Let us hope! they are that is). You are 100% correct in your mode of operandi!

  11. ChristopherNguyen profile image33
    ChristopherNguyenposted 6 years ago

    If the crashing continues, someone should make a drivers ed post lol

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Still stealing identities I see?


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