Consumerist Booboos

Bad news: We’re still broken.
Good news: We’re migrating to a new system that should fix everything.
Bad news: We’re not sure when.
Good news: It should be soon.
Bad news: Glitches may occur during the transition.
Good news: Chaos should be brief.

See this example post. X’s show what’s broken. The hand points to the safe link.

If you get a login screen at the bottom, login and click comment on this post again.

No comments are lost. If it’s not up there immediately, wait.

The bolded comments link is good if want to link to a post, too.

RSS user? Try us in a browser for now.

Many apologies for this. We’re just as frustrated. There’s been power outages, network crashes, and frantic techs at the server farm. Drop a line at if something’s not working right or you need any help.

UPDATE: 2:36 PM EST. We’re moving to the new system right now. Be prepared for strange things to blow up!

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  1. Kat2 says:

    Why did Consumerist seem to get hit so much worse than the other Gawker blogs?

  2. Ben Popken says:

    Good question, Kat2, we’re not certain ourselves. It may have something to do with how ugly and poorly designed The Consumerist is.

  3. Joel Johnson says:

    Test, Test, Test!

  4. Ben Popken says:

    Hello, is this thing on?

  5. ModerateSnark says:

    A little observer’s update which may happen to contain a speck or two of useful info:

    As of now, Saturday morning, the new system seems to be working, but several comments posted over the last couple of days (while things seemed to repeatedly switch back and forth between the old and new systems) are still missing.

    I’ve checked back as I typed this, and I think they are being restored now, as I speak (so to speak).

    This entry contains an example of restored comments. I am sure that last time I looked at comments here, only the last two form Kat2 and Popken appeared. Now the two older comments from Joel and Popken have been rescued from the bowels of the system.

    Hold your breath; Consumerist may be going ungaytarded.