Update (23:20) - Maintenance was completed successfully. Thank you for your patience!
We’ll be shutting things down for about 30 minutes this evening beginning at 11PM PST (23:00) in order to upgrade some of our core systems. All users will be disconnected and unable to chat during this time. The website will remain available.
Additionally, all desktop client users will be prompted with a required update before signing in after the maintenance. We haven’t had a required update since mid-2010 so depending on when you signed up you may see a large number of performance improvements and bug fixes. This new update also contains support for some new features we’ll be releasing in the future.
For the tech curious: we’re increasing our memcached cache sizes, upgrading to the latest Redis, and moving a few systems to more powerful machines in order to increase our capacity. We’ve seen massive growth lately and March is looking to be another very busy month.
Thanks to all our users for your patience and support. We’ll update this post and post on Twitter when the maintenance is complete.