Orphans of Liberty down

From last evening until this morning, Orphans was experiencing problems. It began with a refusal to allow even us into pages without the appropriate certificate and then this morning just crashed.

We have started up a parallel or back-up site at:


… a fairly easy url to remember. Over the next few days, we’ll send out invitations to post there to the people on our contributors list and shall import this blog to it as well. Whether we can import comments as well remains to be seen.

Sorry for the trouble but at least we now have a fallback, should we need it.

15 comments for “Orphans of Liberty down

  1. Lord T
    June 17, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Does anyone go to these backup sites when the main one is down? I just try again later as most downtime is a couple of hours max. This one was unusual, I agree, but I managed to live through it. Any badges or anything?

    • June 17, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      W-e-e-l-l-l, it’s there now for next time.

      • June 17, 2011 at 4:16 pm

        Actually, the best use of such a site is to post a notification to the effect that things will be back up later. That way people will have an inking of what’s going on.

        Otherwise, as Lord T says – it’s what I do.

        • June 17, 2011 at 5:14 pm

          That’s what Twitter is for! 🙂

          • June 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm

            Oh, so that’s what it’s for. I did wonder. 😈

  2. June 17, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I’m very pleased to see the site back up. I feared it was a DDOS attack or something similar.

    • June 17, 2011 at 4:14 pm

      I’m not sure we’ve pissed anyone off enough for that – or have I missed something? 😈

      • June 17, 2011 at 5:02 pm

        You never know your luck.

        Many moons ago I posted a short piece about a letter I’d seen in the FT. A woman had written in to support the EU and I thought it looked sus. Lo and behold, after 15 seconds of Googling I found out that she was a Labour functionary in Brussels and typed it up.

        At that time no one read my blog (not that they do now really either), but in the office the next morning I got an anonymous phone call from a supposedly labour apparatchik who said they knew who I was, too.

        Makes you realise that the socialist scum do monitor everything.

        • June 17, 2011 at 5:21 pm

          Oh dear… now I’m wondering if I should be worried… 😯

  3. June 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm
    • June 17, 2011 at 6:18 pm

      It does appear it was a host-based thing and we finally got some communication going.

  4. June 17, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I’m in france at the moment and Wednesday/Thursday about half of all UK blog sites I read (and my email server) were inaccesible from my connection. Something odd must have happened to the interweb this week.

  5. June 17, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    What goes round comes around it seems. I came here because I could not get on to my blogger accounts.

    • June 17, 2011 at 11:36 pm

      Ironic 😉

      • June 18, 2011 at 7:41 am


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