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Is it me or is EZA down for everyone? I can not seem to be able to view my stats and I notice my articles are not live either.

Is there any one having the same problem?
#crashed #eza
  • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
    It's been down for me for around 5 hours. I was wondering whether it was only affecting a small number of users since there was no thread here, but good to see it is affecting someone else.

    It's currently saying that they cannot connect to their database. Seems like a serious hardware problem or even a hack, IMO. Seems quite serious either way.

    I also checked one of my articles (which was published yesterday) a few times - which I had bookmarked - and it keeps either showing up fine, or saying the article doesn't exist before re-directing me to the homepage.

    All very odd. But yeah, it's definitely crashed for me. Has been down for quite a while, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author kelvin yeo
    Yup, couldn't log into my account at first. Then when I did, the stats are all wonky.

    Also, if you do a google search on any keyword and you click on an ezinearticle url, you're taken to a page that says that page can't be found.

    Looks like it finally happened -- ezinearticle is down!
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  • Profile picture of the author kelvin yeo
    Oh and check out what todays date is...
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  • Profile picture of the author yommys01
    I think this will serve as a lesson to many of us. Some one predicted this on the forum a while ago and it is already happening.
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      • Profile picture of the author kelvin yeo
        Originally Posted by ccmusicman View Post

        I'm curious as to this lesson and prediction you speak of.
        I believe he's referring to this thread > http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...osed-down.html
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      • Profile picture of the author yommys01
        Originally Posted by ccmusicman View Post

        I'm curious as to this lesson and prediction you speak of.
        It is a little for those of us who base their business around article marketing and focus only on EZA as if it is the only directory.

        I am sure I will be the captain or the President of those sterotyped people are I am talking about if need be but ... lesson learnt. The hard way though.
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  • Profile picture of the author xDennis
    I thought it was just me.
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  • Profile picture of the author raymagnetic
    It's down for me as well. At first I thought it was just a couple of articles that were moved then I tried checking for any article at all and couldn't get through.

    This is definitely a wake up signal for anyone whose primary method of marketing is through the use of articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author Doctor Article
      Yes.......just tried to log in now and got an error message. Fortunately I don't rely on EZA that much but if it stays down long enough, it be an inconvenience.
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  • Profile picture of the author peetred
    Yup its down for me, too. The one night I get really motivated to submit TONS of articles... grrrr!
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    • Profile picture of the author bryce
      WOW! Thats almost like Google going down, or worse still WF

      Although I did not rely heavily on EZA, ir does show people what can happen at the flick of a switch! With the tripping of the wrong button, or the overload of a system, millions of people can be hurt, or made to suffer. There must be tons of people that solely rely on EZA for their marketing, and now (at least for now) it is all gone.

      I guess we all await the news of what happened, why it happened, and how it will be prevented in the future!
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  • Profile picture of the author JMartin
    I tried a few times today and it wasn't acting nice.

    Last few hours I just get a blank page.

    Looks like an update gone south.

    Figures, I had some articles on the cusp of being published today.
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  • Profile picture of the author kelvin yeo
    Seems to be working ok now.
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    • Profile picture of the author JMartin
      I just logged in.

      Articles awaiting approval are missing (sigh).

      LOL. I hope I can remember what the heck I submitted.
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    • Profile picture of the author rainyclayday
      It seems to be okay for a few minutes then not okay. I was able to submit a couple of articles but now it is giving me an error message, "unexpected error." So I am working on something else for now until they get that straightened out.
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      • Profile picture of the author yommys01
        Originally Posted by rainyclayday View Post

        It seems to be okay for a few minutes then not okay. I was able to submit a couple of articles but now it is giving me an error message, "unexpected error." So I am working on something else for now until they get that straightened out.
        The samething happened here too. Was up for about 5 minutes and down again.
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  • Profile picture of the author steveniam
    It's working partially only. Part of their sites have - "Error: Could not connect to database. Please try again later."
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    I would not worry about EZA as it will be around for some time to come. However, it is wise to diversify. BTW it is still down for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author fxmmorale
      You know, with all the other web2.0 sites and other article directories out there, if you use them as much as you do EZA, you could be making sales by the time EZA approves whatever article you've written.

      Up or down... no matter.
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  • Profile picture of the author Talinn
    EZA is a website. Websites can be down sometimes. I can't understand why some people are going "IT HAS HAPPENED EZA IS CLOSED FOREVER WE ARE DOOMED HELL DIE DEATH DYING BLACK SATAN".
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    You can follow the updates on Twitter here
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  • Profile picture of the author apple87jane
    Frustrated....EZA....
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  • Profile picture of the author mikemcmillan
    I submitted 43 articles 72 hours ago. Ten got approved within the 48 hour time line, but there are still 33 in limbo with three of the five progress bars filled in. They say platinum level authors are supposed to get articles approved in 48 hours. This is the first time I recall that has not happened. The problems seem to come and go, but I still can't access my stats. There are some very, very smart people working on the problem, I'm sure. I have faith in them.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigcat1967
    On Twitter - they say the member's space is up but it's running slow. I'm in my account - but it's not showing anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author iron1
    I'm still getting a blank page...I caught it up for a few minutes earlier today as well. Myself, I don't rely solely on any ONE platform of marketing, but I hope they get this worked out soon for every ones sake.
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    • Profile picture of the author jayveen
      EZA finally let me log in a few minutes ago, and even brought up the Submit An Article page. When I'm ready to submit and click the submit button, I'm getting "An unexpected error has occurred ...". At least thats some progress over earlier today.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Damn it, I told Kevin Riley NOT to let his hamsters run around loose on
        their servers.

        Now they have to pick out all the hamster hair and replace all the fans.

        See what you did Kevin.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelly Verge
    Strange, but in between the outages I submitted an article and I just got notification that it's live. 1:48 from submission to acceptance on a Friday night.

    I'm Platinum, btw. My normal turn-around is 24-48 hours.
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    • Profile picture of the author yommys01
      Originally Posted by Kelly Verge View Post

      Strange, but in between the outages I submitted an article and I just got notification that it's live. 1:48 from submission to acceptance on a Friday night.

      I'm Platinum, btw. My normal turn-around is 24-48 hours.
      I also got an article accepted but no single view(s) so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisknight
    Yes, we have had servers fail (which does happen from time to time) but usually we have so much redundancy, that no one notices or if there is an issue, we're back in minutes or the outage only affects a small percentage of our traffic.

    Today we cut over to some hot spares that didn't cut over very well.

    Our Developers have been on it since it occurred and we're still at work (2:30am Saturday AM) until 100% of all services are fully restored.

    Watch our twitter account for status updates: EzineArticles Team (EzineArticles) on Twitter

    I can tell you that our Editors were able to work about 95% capacity on Friday including both shifts (we have 1st and 2nd shifts right now)... I do not expect today's downtime to slow down our article review process. In addition, I've approved overtime for some of our best Editors this weekend to help increase our article review speed.

    We will debrief everyone in the blog once we have full account of what went wrong, what we'll be doing to prevent it from ever happening again.

    Today's downtime is highly unusual for us... and I apologize for the inconvenience.
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    • Profile picture of the author kswr123
      Originally Posted by chrisknight View Post

      Yes, we have had servers fail (which does happen from time to time) but usually we have so much redundancy, that no one notices or if there is an issue, we're back in minutes or the outage only affects a small percentage of our traffic.

      Today we cut over to some hot spares that didn't cut over very well.

      Our Developers have been on it since it occurred and we're still at work (2:30am Saturday AM) until 100% of all services are fully restored.

      Watch our twitter account for status updates: EzineArticles Team (EzineArticles) on Twitter

      I can tell you that our Editors were able to work about 95% capacity on Friday including both shifts (we have 1st and 2nd shifts right now)... I do not expect today's downtime to slow down our article review process. In addition, I've approved overtime for some of our best Editors this weekend to help increase our article review speed.

      We will debrief everyone in the blog once we have full account of what went wrong, what we'll be doing to prevent it from ever happening again.

      Today's downtime is highly unusual for us... and I apologize for the inconvenience.
      Thanks Chris! Good to know. Looking forward to a few more submissions
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    • Profile picture of the author yommys01
      Originally Posted by chrisknight View Post

      Yes, we have had servers fail (which does happen from time to time) but usually we have so much redundancy, that no one notices or if there is an issue, we're back in minutes or the outage only affects a small percentage of our traffic.

      Today we cut over to some hot spares that didn't cut over very well.

      Our Developers have been on it since it occurred and we're still at work (2:30am Saturday AM) until 100% of all services are fully restored.

      Watch our twitter account for status updates: EzineArticles Team (EzineArticles) on Twitter

      I can tell you that our Editors were able to work about 95% capacity on Friday including both shifts (we have 1st and 2nd shifts right now)... I do not expect today's downtime to slow down our article review process. In addition, I've approved overtime for some of our best Editors this weekend to help increase our article review speed.

      We will debrief everyone in the blog once we have full account of what went wrong, what we'll be doing to prevent it from ever happening again.

      Today's downtime is highly unusual for us... and I apologize for the inconvenience.
      Thanks for the update. I am glad it is okay now. Is there any update concerning the slow review of articles?

      I have articles posted since 09/05/2009 that are still under review and I am platinum author.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinfar
    Thanks for that update Chris!
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  • Profile picture of the author johnwho
    I submit my article on aug 29. but they didn't approved it yet..
    I once contacted them..no replies..
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  • Profile picture of the author braver55b
    They seem to be really backlogged with increased article submissions, I had to wait over two weeks to get my latest articles approved.
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  • Profile picture of the author yommys01
    The problem has started again. I just pray they are able to solve the problem as soon as possible. It is affecting my sales seriously.
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  • Profile picture of the author Talinn
    Yeah. Damn.
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  • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
    My articles used to get approved within 24 hours, now I've had around 10 sitting there for a week.

    Shame too, as most of them were related to a very hot trend that has now died down. Well, it was a good idea at the time!
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  • Profile picture of the author premiuminvestor
    I think everything is back to normal now!
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