Tina Haupert, blogger over at the (organic!) yawn farm known as “Carrots N Cake”, has finally confirmed what GOMI knew weeks ago.
Even though Mal and I are super excited about this news, we didn’t even share it with our families until Thanksgiving.
Yes, Tuna Helper is expecting her baby next June. Congratulations on the new content, Tuna!
We are adding a second server to load balance the forums. Please be patient, we should be back up in a couple of hours. You can still browse but will not be able to post new posts until the copy is made.
I will attempt to hurry and get it set up, and I’ll keep you updated. Basically I just need to lock the forum for a couple of hours while I dump a copy and test the second server. This is something I’ve been discussing with my hosting company for a couple of months and it’s just time to get it done.
You may now go nuts below calling me names and raging at me for not doing this at 3am :)
Update: As I said in the comments of this post, it’s now set up and tested, and I’ll flip the switch later tonight when I can test it with less traffic. Forums might still be slow until I turn the new system on, so I will be here keeping an eye on it.
I’m going to hang out in GOMI chat now, but I’d like to take a moment to say a couple of things. I’d like to thank my friend for helping me this afternoon. She was kind enough to make some time for this. And I’d like to thank my awesome new hosting company who has spent many hours on the phone with me the past month working out ideas and possible solutions – the main big solution being an incredible set up that will happen around the beginning of February as funds allow.
What I am doing right now will not solve all GOMI’s issues; this site has simply become too big for me to be doing backend stuff all on my own. But I’m extremely reluctant to hand over the handling of the site to anyone else because, your privacy and my trust issues.
There have been performance issues for almost a year now, and I’m trying to walk a line between having help and handing it over to people who can do the backend better than I can. The site issues caused by traffic are MY fault because I refuse to give full access and management over to anyone but me. You sign up for this site and access it and comment and post, and that information…I just don’t trust anyone with it but me. I’m working out a way to keep access to your info squarely in my pork paws while also getting a setup that performs better.
So now you know what’s going on. I’ll be in chat and of course around GOMI, as always. I love you, hamcats.
“Daddy blog” Dadcentric announced today it will be shutting down after 8 years:
This seems like a good place to end things here at DadCentric. The kids grow up, and so do the dads; the site’s run its course, and if we’ve done anything to contribute to the growth of the Dad-Blog-O- Community-Sphere, well, that’s a good thing.
Founder and Managing Editor Jason Avant offered no further details but thanked Dadcentric’s readers and contributors before saying maybe they would “get some of the band back together for other things”. The news comes just months after Avant announced his separation from wife Beth.
MWOP, the site dedicated to documenting the antics of Jennifer “These Pills Help Autism” McKinney, has decided to follow in the steps of many other sites and close their comments.
Beginning with the new year, MWOP will transition from an interactive site to an information site. The commenting feature will be turned off and posts will no longer be published on a regular basis, but rather on an as-needed basis.
While some community members seem distraught at the news – saying “Mckmama wins again” – others seem resigned to the decision:
Honestly, this has been a long time coming. Perhaps if people could’ve kept to the FACTS and stopped the wild speculation we’d still be able to comment.
Admin Anja says the change is “necessary in order for the site to effectively convey information to readers without the distraction of comments”, and added that community members could email her in order to exchange contact information if they want to stay in touch.
The Feminist Breeder, a strong black woman, is having yet another emotional uproar. It seems she posted a picture of her topless daughter to Facebook, and the image was removed. In typical mature Gina fashion, she responded by reposting the image, along with a caption calling employees at Facebook “a bunch of perverts”. Not so shockingly, Facebook responded by once again removing the image, and then blocked her for 30 days.
I just… ugh. [****] facebook so hard. And [****] every pervert who reported that picture. I hope you rot in hell.
Yes, instead of just posting about this on her own blog in the first place, Gina poked the bear and then proceeded to whine when she got a claw across her face. Meanwhile, the Feminst Breeder Facebook page is making hay while the sun shines and dialing up the outrage to 9000000 decibels. Fangirls are planning revenge campaigns – everything from flooding Facebook with topless toddler pics to boycotting Facebook for a month. People are even tweeting at Randi Zuckerberg - who no longer even works at Facebook - asking her to talk to her brother about the situation.
Considering how draconian Gina is about deleting users and comments from her own outlets, you’d think she’d have a little more respect for Facebook running their company the way they want.
Christine Keith, blogger at “Adventures of a Thrifty Mama“, her husband Randy, and her 14 year old son have been identified by the police as the victims of a “double murder suicide”.
According to police in Lansing the blogger’s husband shot her and her son, then took his own life. Friends of the family say Christine had long been dealing with domestic abuse, even taking out a protection order in the past. A fund has been set up for her three remaining children, who are now with relatives.
As bloggers spent yesterday abusing instagram with overly staged and filtered images of their pinterest inspired dinners, Hey Natalie Jean The Fat Rat gave thanks for finally fulfilling “a lifelong dream” – letting a Jewish person think she’s Jewish:
so, i fulfilled a lifelong dream tonight! by columbus circle on jewish holidays there are always a group of hassidic men asking me if i’m jewish. i ALWAYS get asked (i suppose because i look jewish), and i always say no (i wish!), but i’ve always wanted to know what would happen if i said yes! so tonight when the nice hassidic man asked me if i was jewish, i said yes! well, no. actually brandon said “i’m not, but she is!” which was sweet. making a wife’s dream come true!
Saying that “being jewish would kick ass” she then expressed happiness that the portable Chanukah kit the Hasidic gentleman handed her “goes real nicely with the (electric) (blue) menorah we already have”. She then wished those of the “gorgeous faith” a “happy chanukah” and ended by saying she is “honored to look so jewish all the time”.