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Off to a slow start, but up and running

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At this point everybody should be able to access MLIA again. In some respects the move went smoothly and in others there was lots of room for improvement.

For instance, some people were still seeing the “MLIA is moving” page well after the new site was up. I think I now know what I could have done to prevent or reduce the number of people who were locked out.

For the lucky few that were able to access the site, the site kept crashing and comments were broken for a brief while. Those bugs have been fixed.

Also, a few people were seeing a “welcome to nginx” page instead of the site. My bad. I had setup, but forgot to enable

Lessons have been learned and hopefully it will be better next time – and hopefully there will be no next time.

Thank you all for your patience. Onward and upward.

Update: Of course, immediately after I post this MLIA goes down. However, this time it is not my fault – I promise. The new servers are experiencing internet connectivity issues and it is beyond my control. Apologies.

Update 2: Seeing as I’ve been in a “learn from your mistakes” mood lately, I’ve decided that my mistake here was that I didn’t knock on wood before publishing this post. Knocking on wood originally came from the belief that malevolent spirits lived in dead wood and knocking was meant to drive them away, so they wouldn’t overhear and foil your plans. Clearly the clever devils in my desk must have heard.

Update 3: KNOCK ON WOOD!!! It is back up.

Written by Mek

October 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

108 Responses

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  1. Woo! New blog post.


    October 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm

  2. Mek, you’re amazing❤


    October 3, 2011 at 3:01 pm

  3. “Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to” Mek, why you do dis?


    October 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm

  4. Right when you put this up mlia stopped working. >:/


    October 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

  5. *Dies*


    October 3, 2011 at 3:22 pm

  6. Awesome! c:

    …ohhey, I see it’s down for everyone else, too.


    October 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm

  7. It just keeps on loading. It won’t even get to the site.


    October 3, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    • Yes. The entire site is down right now. They are working on fixing the network issue, but can’t say how long it will be


      October 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm

  8. Now I don’t have to sit and read stupid stuff. Yay.😀

    Cloudie Mlia

    October 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm

  9. MLIA…


    October 3, 2011 at 5:15 pm

  10. And again. You didn’t get ‘er done right, mekaroni.


    October 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    • Neva mind D: I will just deal with the bugs and stuff.


      October 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm

  11. MLIA is loading really slow for me.


    October 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm

  12. It was working fine and now it’s being horrid. D:


    October 4, 2011 at 4:13 am

  13. It’s more crawling than running…


    October 4, 2011 at 6:23 am

  14. I just got a random gateway error but it fixed itself. Just letting you know, brah.


    October 4, 2011 at 6:33 am

  15. Mekky, not to be a bitchbot, and you probably already know this, but the first post is dead.


    October 5, 2011 at 7:05 am

  16. LOL at the WOTD.


    October 7, 2011 at 9:47 am

  17. I like the new site, even it if isn’t at all different, or have free booze. It’s quite quaint.


    October 7, 2011 at 4:19 pm

  18. There’s a gateway error, brah.


    October 7, 2011 at 9:27 pm

  19. I can’t get into MLIA itself…


    October 8, 2011 at 5:41 am

  20. It won’t load for me. I don’t know if it’s an actual error or just my computer, but if I click my little shortcut button to the homepage, I stay on Facebook because it’s loading.


    October 8, 2011 at 7:26 am

    • It’s not loading for me either, I’m on my iPod and it just says it can’t open webpage, so I dunno if it’s a gateway error or whatever else it could be.


      October 8, 2011 at 7:28 am

  21. Yep – still has the “504 Gateway Time-out” error page whenever I try to load ANY part of the website. I’ll check back later to see if it can connect to the servers.


    October 8, 2011 at 11:26 am

  22. Man, this just ruined my whole day. >:O


    October 8, 2011 at 12:21 pm

  23. It isn’t working on my computer… And I was planning to complain about stuff on the comments anyway.


    October 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm

  24. Mek, you you do dis?


    October 8, 2011 at 3:45 pm

  25. Still not working Mek. MRO says it’s been timing out all day now.


    October 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm

  26. It’s working.. IT’S WORKING!


    October 9, 2011 at 6:51 am

  27. I’m confused is there a new website or was it just not working cause it’s working now


    October 9, 2011 at 9:17 am



    October 9, 2011 at 5:24 pm

  29. It’s really funny to see people who I used to go to school with like MyLifeIsBro and MyLifeIsHo. GO MEK.


    October 11, 2011 at 11:36 am

  30. Hey Mek. There’s a petition you should take a look at, since it involves you. The parties involved had a spat and here’s the follow-through from that. I think it is entirely childish, but your name is on it so you probably ought to be notified.


    October 11, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    • Who’s Kelsie and why are we banning her?


      October 11, 2011 at 6:47 pm

      • Wobs

        October 12, 2011 at 6:38 am

      • Why are we banning that?


        October 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      • It’s not a song by Metro Station. Kelsie is a commenter that Doc abuses.


        October 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm

      • Ahem, she has called people in the past names that were permanently banned from MLIA for a reason and you can tell she really meant that. You’re the only one that feeds into her crap.


        October 12, 2011 at 4:24 pm

  31. Can you please help? I created another MLIA account but I need to delete my old one because of privacy issues! How can I do that?!!!

    Teenage Girl

    October 12, 2011 at 6:22 pm

  32. Hey Mekkers, so I keep getting: 504 Gateway Time Out error. Thought I’d let you know…


    October 13, 2011 at 7:03 am

    • I’m getting it too.. D:


      October 13, 2011 at 11:47 am

    • I keep getting this too. I have it right now, actually. D:

      Kit Snicket

      October 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm

  33. When will the store be back up?


    October 13, 2011 at 9:37 am

  34. -.-” It’s funny how all of these problems are happening to MLIA, Mek, after you moved it onto another server. Whenever I try to click login/register or some of the comment sections, it gives me another 504 Gateway Timeout.


    October 13, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    • Servers are like a new pair of shoes. You have to wear them in.


      October 13, 2011 at 6:59 pm

      • At first I thought you actually said that “You have to wear them.” I was going to thank you for your insightful comment. Now I just feel dumb.


        October 24, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    • Stuff happens to a website when there is a new server?!?!?!?!? NO WAI.


      October 14, 2011 at 12:06 am

  35. Gateway Time-out… D’:


    October 15, 2011 at 4:58 am

  36. Oh. The awotd’s nope again. Like ntoo.


    October 19, 2011 at 5:56 pm

  37. I don’t think this new server is very good, it seems to be loading a lot slower and I’m getting gateway errors a lot of the time.


    October 23, 2011 at 1:25 pm

  38. Sorry Mek, but this server kinda sucks. Unless it’s still adjusting..?


    October 23, 2011 at 10:13 pm

  39. ughhh I hate it when I’m trying to get to the server error and I get MLIA instead


    October 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm

  40. 69 comments 696996969696969695&:!;$@jdhusnbfozjsbdkxna


    October 26, 2011 at 3:34 am

  41. Yes, no one is adding comments 696969696969>:D


    October 27, 2011 at 4:39 am

    • Oh shit. I’m now the dumbest person in the world.


      October 27, 2011 at 4:40 am

  42. Woah, new paint job. Nice Mek.


    November 1, 2011 at 4:18 am



    November 2, 2011 at 6:53 am

  44. MEK! Someone broke submissions! Better get on that quick! X_X


    November 2, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    • Vote on submissions is working again for now. I’ll write a more permanent fix tomorrow.


      November 2, 2011 at 9:20 pm

      • Looks like it’s still busted. People are still submitting stuff with a bunch of code. The submissions page is a bunch of code, in both black and blue, and then a post waiting to be voted on, however it is stuck there.


        November 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm

  45. Mek, this guy is messing with the site interface and harassing people to no end. People have been banned for much worse. Consider banning him?


    November 2, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    • *much less


      November 2, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    • Good call. He/she has been banned.


      November 2, 2011 at 9:18 pm

  46. So, Mek… Someone completely destroyed the submissions page and they destroyed a post by embedding a java linked game into it. If there is anything you can do about this, please ban them permanently. We submitted stupid posts months ago, this is interfering with the entire site. Here’s a link to the game…


    November 2, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    • Thanks, I’ve taken care of it.


      November 2, 2011 at 9:18 pm

  47. Mekky, the posts underneath the Waldo one are still changing, but not the top one. This happened when MLIA switched servers. Any chance of fixing it?


    November 3, 2011 at 3:37 am

  48. Ban him too. Same idiot, same Java.


    November 3, 2011 at 8:13 am

  49. thong


    November 10, 2011 at 5:42 pm

  50. What is this rounded corner nonsense? GAH!


    November 10, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    • Are you using IE? Or Opera? The corners have always been round in Chrome, Firefox and Safari.


      November 10, 2011 at 8:45 pm

      • I’m in IE. Yaaay IE! No one else likes it but I enjoy it very much.


        November 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      • If it work and you like it, that’s all that matters.


        November 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      • Well it works but I’m sure I’ll get used to it.


        November 10, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      • I meant your browser, not the rounded corners.😀


        November 10, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    • Oh. D: Well we did get the hard drive on this computer wiped a few days ago, and all my settings are reset, and I lost the link to my old Yahoo email from like three years ago, so it wasn’t all annoying and blue like it is now. Oh well!


      November 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      • Woops, reply fail!


        November 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm

  51. New buttons!😀


    November 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm

  52. Woo! Yay! Exclamation!
    So Mek, I’d like to know more about you. What is currently your favorite food in the entire world?


    November 11, 2011 at 9:28 pm

  53. Hey, Mek? It might be a good idea to delete this post so the unsuspecting person mentioned doesn’t get harassed.


    November 12, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    • I’ve removed the personally identifiable information and archived the story. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.


      November 12, 2011 at 9:06 pm

  54. Hey there Mek, I was just wondering what was up with the making account thingy. You see, I would love to make an account on here but whenever I try to make one there is this message that says, “Please enter a valid value”. I was wondering if you could please fix this issue. THANKS!

    I love MLIA

    November 13, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    • I don’t get an error when I create an account. Are you still getting seeing an error?


      November 16, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      • No I made an account with a different user name and it worked fine. It was really weird, but It’s all over now!

        I love MLIA

        November 19, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    • That’s probably because you’re using a chaacter you’re not allowed to. What’s the username?


      November 17, 2011 at 6:14 pm

  55. The buttons look really pretty.


    November 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm

  56. Hiya Mek. Your new buttons are very nice. Also you should totes make the word of the day tomorrow in honor of Coach K because he broke the record for most wins in mens college basketball history and stuff. Okay bye I love you yay.😀


    November 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm

  57. Hello there Mekky! I like the buttons, they’re all big and stuff. I have no trouble finding them because they’re all big.


    November 19, 2011 at 4:43 pm

  58. mek, I’m pretty sure you are american. So, happy thanksgiving. If I am wrong, happy thursday.


    November 24, 2011 at 11:40 am

  59. This story really, REALLY needs to be deleted…
    just a suggestion… ever think of doing like a security screen? because I really don’t know how this even got published, but it did. I find it odd that the site won’t let me curse at the trolls, but this gets posted… just a thought…


    November 26, 2011 at 1:47 am

    • You are right. That should have never gotten published. There has not been a need for a security screen in the past, but I would not hesitate to add one if it becomes necessary.

      Thanks for bringing this to my attention.


      November 26, 2011 at 2:10 am

    • Are you serious? This is the most average post I’ve seen in a while.



      November 26, 2011 at 1:01 pm

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