A Maintenance Update
Just wanted to let everyone know that we’ve found one of the biggest culprits in our speed issues. We found that there are 207 damaged sectors on one of the hard drives used on our servers, but we’re still awaiting replacement from our hosting services (unfortunately the weekend is not the quickest time to get a speedy response). While this is not the only issue slowing things down, it’s likely a huge portion of it.
The site’s back up now, but it will still have some sluggishness and slowness until we can get the drive swapped. We really appreciate your patience as we work through these issues and get Flickchart running at tip-top shape for you.
Until then, our apologies for any lag, time outs, or slowness you may experience. We’ll let you know more as it happens. Thanks, everyone.
UPDATE: At 2:21 pm Eastern, we pulled the site back down into maintenance mode so we can get a replacement drive in place on our server. Hang tight.
UPDATE: At 10 pm Eastern, we’re back up. Speeds should hopefully be better now. We still have some more bugs to fix, but things should be relatively smoother now in terms of performance.