Monday, July 31, 2006

del.icio.us inbox broken?

As you all know I am a user of del.icio.us. It is one site I visit daily. Actually, it might be the only site I visit daily. I‘ve given up surfing in favor of using del.icio.us and NetNewsReader.

That said, my del.icio.us inbox is broken. It stopped working on July 24. Anyone else experiencing problems? I used Google* to see if I could find a reported problem. I found this:

> is anyone else having problems with their inboxes? mine seems to have
> stopped updating as of a few days ago. i‘m wondering is this is a
> system
> wide problem.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Inbox had fallen behind, but
is catching up now.

Regards,
Toby Elliott
del.icio.us

That‘s an interesting response to a support question. I decided to write del.icio.us myself to see what‘s going on. I‘ll keep you posted. Seems like if the problem started back on July 10th that inbox has done more than just fall behind. I‘d say they have a serious problem.

I‘m not upset that del.iciou.us is broken. Actually, I rather enjoy it when these mega-sites experience difficulties. Like when Flickr went down a couple of weeks ago. I liked that. Almost made me wish I didn‘t have a “pro” account so I would have had a motive to enter their silly coloring contest. People expect perfection, but that‘s just not reality. If these super well funded and staffed sites can‘t get it right…

Anyway, I‘ll keep you posted as to what I learn.

*I need to post something updating you on my experiment to switch to Wikipedia for searching.

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