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Site was down (for me anyway) from yesterday evening through this morning. I could access other sites with no issue.

Anyone else experience this?
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Yep
My AOL was weird this morning too, probably unrelated though.
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How many times did you check an hour. 1 5 10 Crying or Very sad emoticon
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Yes, I could not connect
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Yep, site was down. It appears that MV is being overrun by bots. None of them are actually malicious (that I can tell) but there are now so many of them crawling the site that it looks like it's just overloading the server. Right this minute, the server load looks to be pretty high.

Sadly, most of those bots aren't actually useful. Every SEO / marketing company on the planet now runs their own bots, and those bots don't help ordinary consumers find the site or information on the site -- instead, they ostensibly help "marketing professionals" plan out their "marketing strategy". Whatever that means.

Hey, marketing guys -- I don't give a shit about your @#$% marketing campaigns, okay? Stop blowing up my @#%% website!

I'm adding a whole bunch of new bots to the robots.txt disallow list right now.

Fuckers.
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jess wrote:
Yep, site was down. It appears that MV is being overrun by bots. None of them are actually malicious (that I can tell) but there are now so many of them crawling the site that it looks like it's just overloading the server. Right this minute, the server load looks to be pretty high.

Sadly, most of those bots aren't actually useful. Every SEO / marketing company on the planet now runs their own bots, and those bots don't help ordinary consumers find the site or information on the site -- instead, they ostensibly help "marketing professionals" plan out their "marketing strategy". Whatever that means.

Hey, marketing guys -- I don't give a shit about your @#$% marketing campaigns, okay? Stop blowing up my @#%% website!

I'm adding a whole bunch of new bots to the robots.txt disallow list right now.

Fuckers.
Thanks for weighing in Jess. Please keep her running! This site is indispensable to so many.
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and here I was thinking Jet Peddler overloaded the site all on his own

Yup, thanks Jess .
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I blame WEB-Tech, he probably pulled out the wrong cable again. Clown emoticon
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Harbinger wrote:
and here I was thinking Jet Peddler overloaded the site all on his own

Yup, thanks Jess .
Are you saying Jeff is on of dem bots or whatever that is. Me figure it was down for maint. or something. Them marketing pricks are in the same glass as dem terrorists, them damn robo calls I could go on and on and on. Thank you agin Jess.
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and here I was thinking Jet Peddler overloaded the site all on his own

Yup, thanks Jess .
If only you'd lend a hand...
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Are you suuuure it's not the Russians?
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Vintage1 wrote:
Are you suuuure it's not the Russians?
You may be onto something... Nyet!!
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Vintage1 wrote:
Are you suuuure it's not the Russians?
Are you trying infer that there is collusion going on here?
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Beats collision.
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Hey Jess,
Thanks for fixing the website! I thought maybe it was just down for me, a sign from above that I was spending too much time reading it. I'd miss it if it went away.
Kimono
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Kimono32 wrote:
Hey Jess,
Thanks for fixing the website! I thought maybe it was just down for me, a sign from above that I was spending too much time reading it. I'd miss it if it went away.
Kimono
+1
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It's good to feel the steady hand of Jess on the tiller, even if he doesn't come above deck very often.
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I'm going to jump on the "thanks bandwagon" and add the following:

Jess,

Thank you for starting and maintaining this haven for newbs and aficionados alike! May the heavens shower you with fabulous health, wealth, and happiness for the rest of your days.

Ciao
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Guzzi Gal wrote:
I'm going to jump on the "thanks bandwagon" and add the following:

Jess,

Thank you for starting and maintaining this haven for newbs and aficionados alike! May the heavens shower you with fabulous health, wealth, and happiness for the rest of your days.

Ciao
Well said though TBH I don't think Jess has saved humanity or anything thing like that. He did start and thankfully keeps up a site that is absolutely invaluable to all things Vespa. Despite the name it is also the go to for all things NSM scooter-wise.

I'd like to see Jess post more but we all smother him as soon as he does. Hell I'm absolutely guilty of it. This place has grown beyond Jess and I would like to think he knows that. I doubt that a lot of income is generated from MV (if any, really) and on that count thank you sir.

If Jess ever decides to step back even further in to the background I'm sure the site will continue as a LOT of people would be willing to pay for hosting and keep it going. If he were to do the whole Wikipedia thing I also know a lot of us would step in and contribute.

In my mind I'd like to think Jess Smurfs the site and contributes once in a while. Or at the very least reads the posts on a regular basis but if he doesn't no big efen deal. I'm just thankful it exists and hope it does for a long time as it really is IMHO the best site out there for any PTW brand however it really does go beyond that.

Or it could just be he's tired of the site after all the years and can't be bothered posting.... Or hell maybe even move on to motorcycles and left scooters behind. Honestly I don't care I'm just glad he keeps the site going and we all get to benefit from it.

Not even sure why I wrote this post... it just happened . Just got off a long boring conference call with HP and I guess needed to change gears.
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jess wrote:
Yep, site was down. It appears that MV is being overrun by bots. None of them are actually malicious (that I can tell) but there are now so many of them crawling the site that it looks like it's just overloading the server. Right this minute, the server load looks to be pretty high.

Sadly, most of those bots aren't actually useful. Every SEO / marketing company on the planet now runs their own bots, and those bots don't help ordinary consumers find the site or information on the site -- instead, they ostensibly help "marketing professionals" plan out their "marketing strategy". Whatever that means.

Hey, marketing guys -- I don't give a shit about your @#$% marketing campaigns, okay? Stop blowing up my @#%% website!

I'm adding a whole bunch of new bots to the robots.txt disallow list right now.

Fuckers.
Jess - just wanted to throw my 2cents and say thank you so much for all your work keeping this site up and running. As web developer myself, I know that is not a small thing THANKS!!!!!!
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Firstly: Giggity to thread title.

Secondly: How do I know if I'm a bot or not?
I scoot therefore I am.

Thirdly: Thanks Jess.
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Fourthly, thx Jess! Miguel
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