We at HQ just wanted to give you a quick heads-up: both Dogster and Catster will undergo a period of downtime towards the end of next week — we are not sure of the exact date right now, but we are targeting Friday afternoon, August 5, from 3 p.m. onwards (PST). As soon as we know the exact, confirmed schedule we will post an update here, so please do check back!
The sites will be down for around six hours as we move to a much more modern serving environment. Please note that we are not making *any* changes to the sites, we are just upgrading our hardware and Internet collocation.
We know that many of you have pawties/weddings and other pawsome events in your groups/forums on the weekends and don’t want to be party poopers, but we strongly recommend that any Dogster/Catster events scheduled between August 5 and 7 be rescheduled as we work out any kinks from the server move that weekend.
Should you be on the site the weekend of August 5th and see any glaring issues, please drop us a note in the Dogster and Catster Server Upgrade Group, which we created for feedback after the server switch. We will be working hard to address any bugs you run into during this time.
P.S. If you have any current issues with the site, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org as usual, this group is not for anything but post-server upgrade problems.
Thanks for reading! Much woof and meow!
Your pals at HQ
UPDATE on Wed, Aug. 3: Hi all! As of this moment the downtime is ON for 3 p.m. PST through around 9 p.m. this Friday, August 5. If there is a last-minute change, we’ll post about it here.