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MySpace.Com still down after 'data-centre power outage'

by Bob Crabtree on 24 July 2006, 14:02

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The hugely popular MySpace.Com social-networking site is still down. It looks to have been down since Saturday and there's no clear sign of when it will be live again. On the upside, there's a rather good game of PacMan to play on the site while things are being sorted!

Visitors to the site currently see an explanation that suggests to us that the take-over by Rupert Murdoch's New Corporation this time last year didn't help much with MySpace's disaster-recovering planning.

The un-dated and (we assume, deliberately) semi-literate notice says,

hey everyone! there's been a power outage in our data center. we're in the process of fixing it right now, so sit tight. hopefully we'll be back online within the hour. its 6:40pm PST now. wanna place a bet? -Tom

Trouble is, 6:40pm PST is 4:40 GMT - over nine hours ago (presuming the message has been updated since the problem started) - so what's really going on is anyone's guess

MySpace.Com down due to power outage


Oh, and if you feel like a burst of PacMan once MySpace comes back on line, check out the various gaming options on The PacMan Website.

Update - 14:40

The site if finally back up again (thanks to forumite Steve B for the heads-up)! On the downside, that rather good game of PacMan is no longer available on MySpace. Fortunately, that version of PacMan is, we think, accessible directly in Shockwave format from this page on The PacMan Website.

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went on to play pacman, turns out the main sites back online, just some maintenance going on with the logins. :( i was looking forward to pacman too
went on to play pacman, turns out the main sites back online, just some maintenance going on with the logins. :( i was looking forward to pacman too

Steve,

Thanks for the heads-up!

I've revised the story and given you a name-check.

Sod's Law - I absolutely KNEW that this would happen once I decided to write the story!

:undecided

Hopefully, MySpace will be emailing me its thanks for my help in speeding up the recovery process!

:rolleyes:

On the upside, I think you'll find that the version of PacMan that MySpace had up is accessible directly from this page [thepcmanwebsite.com] on The PacMan Website.
you're a genius bob, thanks:D
Am i the only person that doesn't understand these social networking sites?

Sure the whole MySpace band page thing is good (me cousins band has an entry http://www.myspace.com/thephantombandpage) [myspace.com]. but i really just don't understand the appeal.

i'm getting old perhaps?
you're a genius bob, thanks:D

Nah!

If I was a genius, I'd have pressed Ctrl+F5 before publishing the article, rather than after reading your posting!

:embarrassed: