On 20 January 2012 01:06, Ryan Lane <rlane32(a)gmail.com> wrote:
isn't a difference. A blackout where everyone sees a page
with a particular message instead of the article they wanted is
exactly the same as unscheduled downtime where everyone sees a page
with a particular message instead of the article they wanted. If
search engines and caches can survive one of them, they can survive
both, since they are identical from an external perspective.
I'm sorry. but this is silly. I have a hard time believing that you
aren't simply trolling here.
How is it silly? I'm not trolling, I just think the way the blackout
was implemented looked really unprofessional and I can't see any good
reason for not having done a better job. All we wanted was for anyone
viewing any page on the site to see a particular static page rather
than what they would usually see. That isn't difficult to do, as
evidenced by the fact that it happens automatically whenever the site