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Stress and strain

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Hello. The past week has been pretty hectic after the mention in The Guardian our traffic spiked and well, we seem to have got lots more buyers and sellers on board (hello, again!). This has come at the cost of slowing the site down a bit and at our resources being pulled away from support into other areas. We’re migrating Folksy on to a new server infrastructure this week that will help to deal with the increased demand and we’re shifting resources from testing International Shipping (which has gone well – only the odd amend and will launch early next week) into answering your emails. If you have emailed in the last week or so and not received a reply we’re *very* sorry. We’re on it…

12th March UPDATE: the migration was successful and anecdotal evidence (and our own testing) is showing some noticeable speed increases. Yay!

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nickyp March 10, 2009 - 4:37 pm

Looking on the bright side (I’m such a Pollyanna!) I suppose it’s good that this “Guardian” spike happened before you launched international sales and are still in beta so you can really focus on sorting everything out while still a small-ish community. Otherwise it could have been disastrous. Good luck with smoothing all the forum feathers!

niftyknits March 10, 2009 - 4:37 pm

Thanks James – it’s good to know you haven’t vanished into the ether ;-)

robl March 10, 2009 - 4:37 pm

The migration has been done. Lets see how we get on …

treaclezoo March 10, 2009 - 4:37 pm

Wahey! Zipping along this morning :o) Thank you very much for doing all the hard work, hope it does the trick!

nickynackynoo March 10, 2009 - 4:37 pm

Oh my goodness! The speed of it is fantastic. Well done Rob.

vintagetown March 10, 2009 - 4:37 pm

Well done chaps! It’s much faster now – thanking you.

picciolo March 10, 2009 - 4:37 pm

hi, I’m glad the migration went well, the site does seem faster now!
: )

pouch March 10, 2009 - 4:37 pm

so much faster today!!
many thanks for the update ;)

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