Shorty after this post has been published, I will start working on switching the website onto a new server which I hope will improve performance during traffic spikes like the week and a half long one during the 5th anniversary of Best Gore. In order to streamline the process, I may need to disable writing to the database. During that time, Best Gore will be in the READ ONLY mode. I will do my best to ensure there is no actual downtime, but I anticipate that for at least a few hours, making new comments or creating new accounts will be disabled.
It may take up to 48 hours for the update to the domain name registry to propagate all over the world. During that period, if your ISP was still redirecting you to the old server, your comments would not be saved in the database on the new server therefore they would not exist once the propagation has gone through on your end. Most of the countries are pretty swift updating the registry so some of you may start getting the feed from the new server soon. USA is very good at it and usually only takes an hour or two, Canada is one of the worst and usually takes 2 days. Once everything has been set up and tuned up on the new server, commenting will be reopened.
I apologize for this temporary inconvenience but in the long run, this should help by preventing the time outs many of you have certainly experienced after posting a comment. Stay with me 😉
PS – here’s a video of a Japanese girl playing an electric guitar to keep you entertained while I’m busting my ass with transfer: