jennsplace


quality posts: 1 Private Messages jennsplace

Someone forgot to feed the hamsters during the Woot lunchbreak!

If this is what it's doing now, just wait until it's Big o' Cosmos time.

promyst


quality posts: 30 Private Messages promyst

We back?

Support the Open Web

vaultpsu


quality posts: 0 Private Messages vaultpsu

Finally got my B' O' Crap! Who else got one?

jb3301


quality posts: 3 Private Messages jb3301

I'm new to Woot and this is not a great first impression.

smeadh


quality posts: 0 Private Messages smeadh
weemdog wrote:I second that opinion...



Everybody say "aye"..... AYE!

scottyboi


quality posts: 0 Private Messages scottyboi

Cats is having a bad day

Tiamat114


quality posts: 48 Private Messages Tiamat114

Only 6 more hours of Shirt reckoning to go!

PensiveTM


quality posts: 1 Private Messages PensiveTM

Left on shirts/tools - went to lunch constantly refreshing. Now back and still shirts. Texans must need a LONG lunch.

/B/Pensive™/-B/
Constantly contemplating Life, the Universe, and Everything.

dissatisfiedcustomer


quality posts: 6 Private Messages dissatisfiedcustomer

Woot must be using the PCs that they sell as their servers.

Dustinasu


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Dustinasu

tools that are sold out...rotating tees that jump from left to right...tools that are sold out...rotating tees that jump from left to right...

they're toying with my emotions!

firethorne


quality posts: 0 Private Messages firethorne

OK, I was buying a shirt during the meltdown. No idea if it went through...

jenrizzo79


quality posts: 1 Private Messages jenrizzo79

Hi everyone. I ordered two shirts and like the "processing" screen said, I just went elsewhere and gave up waiting for them to go through. About 45 minutes later I received two emails confirming my orders. The servers are just backed up, be patient, it will go through.

Just breathe.

jafrick


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jafrick

These shirts/tools have been up for 2 hours now.

Can we safely say this is the worst woot-off?

Into the breach

bmg37


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bmg37

Well everyone, Armageddon is here...the day Woot broke...

Beth Gravel

awtherfrd


quality posts: 0 Private Messages awtherfrd

Imagine what a Big o' Cosmos will do to the site today.

mommyleah


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mommyleah

Hey Wooters! Been updating my Blog while waiting for the next great deal! Come check it out if your board ;-)

quantsuff


quality posts: 1 Private Messages quantsuff

People are whining, and not reading the error message. It looks like this is what's going on: (it at least explains the symptoms)

On the Main page, I saw both the shirts and the Skil tools, alternating back and forth several times in the last 2 hours (noon to 2pm, ET)

I also saw a couple 503 errors with a one word message: "aiCache"

Google found this page for Aicache web accelerators: "Operating Accelerated Websites in Fallback Mode" http://preview.tinyurl.com/6j6tgbl (aicache.com)

I'm guessing that the backend service (web page generation) died (or some part of transport broke), and we're all getting random pages out of the caching server's stale cache of the main web page http://www.woot.com

This would explain the 503 errors, etc, initially from trying to hit other pages than the main Woot page (like the dynamic Comments pages which are unlikely to be cached)

Ah. Now things seem to be better, for a moment. 1:57PM Eastern time

From the document:

...When the back end web service fails, the public-facing caching accelerator's degraded behavior includes these behaviors:

• requests for cacheable content are instantly satisfied by (possibly stale) cached responses whenever possible, w/o attempting refresh against origin servers

• no requests are allowed to go to origin servers

• non-cacheable requests and requests for cacheable content that doesn’t exist in the cache are served instant 503 responses by Aicache, again, no attempt is made to go to origin servers...

riffrafff


quality posts: 2 Private Messages riffrafff

Hey WOOT! Try dumping that POS IIS web server, and maybe you won't have these problems!

Even Amazon doesn't run that crap.


mgullick


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mgullick

Wow! The wootalyzer just now switched from the tools to the shirts.

WOOT! Birthday Bindle of Carrots 7/12/11
Bindle of Carrots 6/15/11
Random Crap 12/1/10
Random Crap 12/9/09

w00t!

chubbysumo


quality posts: 0 Private Messages chubbysumo
klynb wrote:Well, I'm five for five on server errors.

And no, the Monkees are rehearsing for their reunion tour; maybe I could order a shirt if they were running the website.



lol, no, the monkeys are practicing for their shootout with the local police. probably what took the server down too. A bullet would do that. jk, just be patient, and wish for Bags Over Cooled.

mgyoung61


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mgyoung61

Truly, Woot? Solemnly? Back to the freaking shirts again? ARGHGHGHGHGHGH!

billkaris


quality posts: 0 Private Messages billkaris

.....thank you Amazon, for making WOOT soooooo much better......

jrmcadams


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jrmcadams

Wow... My Wootalyzer JUST went off for these shirts. Very weird.

w00t

XxquesterxX


quality posts: 3 Private Messages XxquesterxX

Finally the woot-a-lyzer caught up to the shirts

How do you know when it's time to tune your bagpipes?

9203485793


quality posts: 0 Private Messages 9203485793

IT'S ALIIIIIIIVE (again)

Amberabcg


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Amberabcg

This has been fun, but I don't want to miss another episode of Matlock...

zaventh


quality posts: 0 Private Messages zaventh



A failures. There has been one.

dcj8


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dcj8

Like all trained Woot! monkeys, as soon as the server started borking, I thought the Big o' Cosmos must have appeared somewhere, and promptly destroyed my productivity by madly clicking every available Woot! link. Oh, those laughing Woot! gods - they do like their little jokes, don't they.

laurenmckinnon


quality posts: 1 Private Messages laurenmckinnon

Trying to buy a shirt, at least I got to the "order processing" screen but it's been stuck there for 10 minutes.

highwyre237


quality posts: 6 Private Messages highwyre237

we've had 2 hours of shirts now right?

glowsocks


quality posts: 1 Private Messages glowsocks

How many hours in real time is one hour in woot! time?

nurseS


quality posts: 0 Private Messages nurseS

30 min. for my tool order to go through....shirts, tools, shirts, tools, shirts, tools, shirts, tools- I'm so dizzy.....

Tolana


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Tolana

I just bought one yesterday. Can I have $3 back?

txteddied


quality posts: 1 Private Messages txteddied

Someone call Charlie ~ we need someone with tiger blood to fix Woot.

dissatisfiedcustomer


quality posts: 6 Private Messages dissatisfiedcustomer

Woot must be using some of the PCs that they sell as their servers

thumperchick


quality posts: 239 Private Messages thumperchick

Listening to the woot trackers lose their damned minds has been entertaining. For the first half hour. 2 hours of this crap is ridiculous.

LastApeMan


quality posts: 18 Private Messages LastApeMan

I swear this just reloaded.

What Lies Behind Us and Lies Before Us are Small Matters Compared to What Lies Right to Our Faces.

thevoiceover


quality posts: 1 Private Messages thevoiceover

though needs sleep - please fix issues and get this over - this is two plus days without sleep. I am getting dizzy, please fix.

wambut


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wambut
trubba wrote:It's a shirt... it's a toolset... it's a shirt... it's a toolset.



No, the new Woot is *both* a shirt *and* a toolset!!" Reference for old farts: "Shimmer"

chinaman5m


quality posts: 0 Private Messages chinaman5m

This was only supposed to last an hour -.-

Life is good, go live it