Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

A Note From GL: Major Technical Difficulties

June 7th, 2008 · 7 Comments

barf1As many of you have noticed, GL has been down since about noon yesterday, and we’re currently showing posts only through Tuesday. (This will change as we rebuild things.) This is because our illustrious webshosting service, lunarpages, deleted our database as we were in the processing of transferring to another lunarpages server. We will be attempting to recreate important posts from the last few days and will be on a slow posting schedule over the weekend, as things that we’re wiped out included stored copies of posts that weren’t published. (Those are harder to get back.) Comments from Wednesday-Friday have been lost as well. And there are still some issues with display of images stored directly on the server. To all those that sent us emails, thank you. A word of advice to the reader, here and there, that might be looking for a webhost: You may have seen the free ad that lunarpages offered itself after they destroyed our database and took GL down by redirecting all our traffic to their main page. We would suggest a walk in front of the F Train before using lunarpages. Seriously. Once again, thanks for bearing with us as we attempt to put back together what their callous negligence and staggering incompetence destroyed.

Thanks again, for the outpouring of concern and kind words. We apologize for the frustration and any inconvenience.

Tags: GL Announcements

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Carrie // Jun 7, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Good luck! Remember – absence makes the heart grow fonder!

  • 2 Brooks of Sheffield // Jun 7, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    I’m terribly sorry you’ve had to go through all this, GL. Persevere. You’re needed.

  • 3 Red Hook // Jun 7, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Welcome back
    Your dreams were your ticket out.

    Welcome back
    To that same old place that you laughed about.

    Well the names have all changed since you hung around
    But those dreams have remained and they’re turned around.

    Who’d have thought they’d lead ya (who’d have thought they’d lead ya)
    Back here where we need ya (here where we need ya)

    Yeah we tease him a lot cause we’ve got him on the spot. Welcome back.
    Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.

  • 4 hntrnyc // Jun 7, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    have you checked out inmotion for your hosting? they have been great for me so far and offer a lot for the money as well as solid user reviews. i feel for you, this scenario is what digital nightmares are made of.

  • 5 XO // Jun 8, 2008 at 12:50 am

    I wish I had a suggestion for a host, and I’m sorry for what you’re going through the past couple of days. This is a great, and important, site for those of us who live out here.

  • 6 amarilla // Jun 8, 2008 at 7:48 am

    So that’s what’s been going on! Godspeed, GL. Sorry for you pain, and thanks for the cautionary tale.

  • 7 NoLandGrab // Jun 8, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Hey Gowanus Lounge,

    Hope you’re able to recover all the deleted files.

    Good luck!