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#1 Haragai - U14769281

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:48 AM

As of 9:44 am CEST (8:44 am in the UK) this morning h2g2 at the BBC has switched to Read Only. New postings are no longer possible and after a cerremonial minute of silence it is expected to switch off.
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#2 kea

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 08:46 AM

It's still there :-)

I had the switch to read only at 9.20pm NZT/9.20am London time.

Didn't noice a minute of silence ;-)

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 08:47 AM

There were 10 minutes of silence at 08:50-09:00 - They shouldn't have turned it "on" again and I suspect nothing posted after 9:00 will make it over.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 08:57 AM

Ten minutes of silence... was that a ritual or a tech thing?

I got the tombstone page at 9.52.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:02 AM

I'm fwightened :D2:

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:03 AM

You're looking a bit blue there swl.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:03 AM

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:08 AM

I thought it went off at 8.42, I was on the girls v boys thread, composing a post, no-one else seemed to be able to post for 20mins or so and I thought that's it, then Mr D popped up

then loads of people were posting but I couldn't post <wah> I tried for about an hour then thought to come here, slow on the uptake an all

in all fairness, if only some researchers could post, can in terms of the history of hootoo, the last posts stand as the ones closest to 8.44?

with a write up about the partial switch back on that shouldn't have happened

it was Lil wasn't it?

or was it Effers, she throws like a boy, I bet she backslaps like a boy and Pastey had a :C: in his hand, or was it :S1: in a coffee cup :o ;)

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:12 AM

You got a tombstone, I didn't get a tombstone, I kept on being told that I couldn't post because it contained an offensive word as well just not being able to post,

can anyone spot it in

I can't post <wah>

maybe I am too heathen for a tombstone

#10 kea

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:13 AM

<laugh>

The last 40 or so posts were a bunch of idiots starting new journals. You couldn't reply, so the Info page looked like a convo with people talking to each other by starting a new journal and using the subject line.

I was posting replies up until 8.20 GMT, and then journals until about 8.52 GMT

#11 kea

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:14 AM

It's a very utilitarian tombstone:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...2g2_move2.shtml

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:28 AM

I tried journal posting too, after mashing loads of other buttons, but it wouldn't let me

I expected a more fancy tombstone or for it at least to be in goo <tongueout>

hootoo, got to love it, the debate on who got the last post will run and run,

for me, the last researcher was gingersnapper on girls v boys

then,there were two posts Mark (Heve?) MarkHeve42, italic

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:34 AM

I'm sure nighthoover will be with it as h2g2 trundles through the mystic darkness
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#14 kea

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:38 AM

I think gingersnapper's is pretty close to the last post. I was trying to reply to that too when it stopped.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:38 AM

I thought it went off at 8.42, I was on the girls v boys thread, composing a post, no-one else seemed to be able to post for 20mins or so and I thought that's it, then Mr D popped up


Yeah, turned out that they'd disabled replying to existing threads, but not prevented us from posting new journals!
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#16 Peanut

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:41 AM

qualifies, when I say for me, I was just documenting my last moments of hootoo

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 11:12 AM

I am with H2g2 but was not informed of the date of the moving. I am researcher and am looking at contributing more.

Edited by Kitrapsjasani, 03 October 2011 - 11:14 AM.


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Posted 03 October 2011 - 11:47 AM

The last 40 or so posts were a bunch of idiots

I shan't be offended as I know you're one of us. ;P

*thinks the last legit post might have been the one at 08.44.43 servertime by Mark Neves telling that he was getting ready to press the button*

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 11:49 AM

I like this http://nowwhat.h2g2.com/

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#20 Haragai - U14769281

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 11:49 AM

*thinks the last legit post might have been the one at 08.44.43 servertime by Mark Neves telling that he was getting ready to press the button*

Where?
How could I have missed that?
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#21 Ottox

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 11:52 AM

At his userpage. You didn't follow the info-page?

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 12:03 PM

Kit - keep www.h2g2.com bookmarked. That will be where the new version of the site will be hosted. :)

This place is a temporary home while we are waiting for the new site to become live.
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#23 paulh

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 12:48 PM

Has Noesis said how long it would take? I had hoped to see the brand new H2G2 looking back at me when I went there this morning. It wasn't.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 12:55 PM

Just went by www.h2g2.com and it bounced me back to the BBC 'this `place has moved' `page. Earlier it took me to that floaty limbo `page. I guess something really is happening behind the scenes.

#25 Mrs Zen

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 01:42 PM

Possibly a day or so: we hope it will be hours but we are prepared for a day or two. There's a lot of 1s and 0s in that there website!

Flippancy aside, the testers did 12-18 hours or so on Saturday and Sunday - one of the advantages of our international user base! And Pasty blew up two computers! (Literally over-heated two of the dratted things!)

The site will be back as soon as it's possible.

www.h2g2.com is the place. :G11:

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:56 PM

Mrs Zen, I think you should talk IN CAPITALS, to go with that profile image.




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