Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

Tew's Day

State of the 'Song
Much like yesterday. Long day was long.

Have been informed that the auctions are randomly down *again*. Will let you know when they're back up. I recommend you place your maximum bid when I say they're up, because I have no clue why they keep getting yanked out from under us and - yeah, no freaking clue.

I am aware that the auction issues have, at this point, cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars in thwarted donations to BARCC. This is exactly as upsetting as you think it is. This is not the program I was told I was getting and not the way I was told it was going to run, but I didn't know until a few days before the 'thon that I was not getting what had been described to me. I stayed home from a wedding to get this site running when I found that it had zero functionality and had never been tested. (This is not my site and I have no control of the auction, which is another reason I would absolutely never have agreed to doing it this way.) There was no time to fix it. My only other option at that point would've been to host the auctions on LJ again, which basically means that offsite bidders have no way of knowing they've been outbid and we have to track every auction telling people over and over to bid in the comment thread and not to the post itself. Turns out that might have worked better.

For next year, fiddle_dragon and I are coding something that *I* will run on *my* site. We are starting next month, so we have plenty of time. It will be extensively tested.

For now, holding pattern and if there's something you want, bid like crazy when I give you the word.

EDIT: It is up again for now.

No Link Soup
Another day without, as I was at work 1-9 and so not very internetty.

Work, lunch and something to kill time, then going to help out at taura_g's. Rebecca Loebe concert tonight at TOAD if Taura boots us out 'round then.
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