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thisandagain
Forum Moderator
500+ posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

Update as of September 18th at 4pm EST:
We have completed our work and things appear to be running smoothly again. Thank you again for all your patience while we work to help the Scratch community grow and thrive!




Hi Scratchers,
As many of you may have noticed, we've been having trouble keeping Scratch running smoothly for the past day. Part of this is due to some updates to Scratch that were made on Wednesday night. In addition, on Thursday morning Scratch experienced a large growth in site traffic due to a number of articles linking to Scratch in the media. While all this attention is great (yay!) we haven't been able to deal with it as well as we would have liked (boo!). Here is what we are doing right now:

- We have put some small measures into place to help deal with the large influx of traffic
- We are working on resolving and rolling back some of the changes made on Wednesday night
- We are working on getting another server into production to help handle the additional load

We are very sorry for the trouble that this is causing for many of you and hope to have Scratch back up and running normally soon!

Scratch On (soon),
- thisandagain

Last edited by thisandagain (Sept. 19, 2015 16:26:38)

CrazyNimbus
Scratcher
500+ posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

thisandagain wrote:

Hi Scratchers,
As many of you may have noticed, we've been having trouble keeping Scratch running smoothly for the past day. Part of this is due to some updates to Scratch that were made on Wednesday night. In addition, on Thursday morning Scratch experienced a large growth in site traffic due to a number of articles linking to Scratch in the media. While all this attention is great (yay!) we haven't been able to deal with it as well as we would have liked (boo!). Here is what we are doing right now:

- We have put some small measures into place to help deal with the large influx of traffic
- We are working on resolving and rolling back some of the changes made on Wednesday night
- We are working on getting another server into production to help handle the additional load

We are very sorry for the trouble that this is causing for many of you and hope to have Scratch back up and running normally soon!

Scratch On (soon),
- thisandagain
That's so cool! Can't wait for the site to be back to its full performance again

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Snowy_Snowflake
Scratcher
5 posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

I understand now thanks!
rollercoasterfan
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

Well that explains that! No wonder I get a server error on every other page I try to load.

Hope you guys can get it fixed and running again!

(May I ask what the updates were?)














when [chromometer altimeter v] = [5th length v] and [7th length v] with a [gap v] of (17) ::events hat
forge [chromometer v] altimeter until < (speed) = (velocity)> ::control cstart
switch places with (759 v) altimeters with value of (speed) ::looks
control [altimeter 1 v] at time (10):(17):(58) ::control
end
initialize sequence (24) so [object 3 v] moves to x (156) y (231) ::control
reveal [final answer v] and stop running this script ::events cap
EpicCreeper127
Scratcher
24 posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

I have not experienced many issues, except for the profile and message bar being missing while on my IPad.


Cave-in: my first curated project!
| My website I Test/extra account I Make a project I
thementalminecrafter
Scratcher
13 posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

(yay!)

when green flag clicked
change [followers] by (1)
getbent
Scratcher
500+ posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

That explains it! At least Scratch is getting a ton of attention I hope the servers are better soon!

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➲ Helps out in the forums, the SDS, and rest of the Scratch community
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getbent
Scratcher
500+ posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

That explains it! At least Scratch is getting a ton of attention I hope the servers are better soon!

┠ ᎶεᎿъεהե ┥
➲ Longtime Scratcher, coder and optimist
➲ Helps out in the forums, the SDS, and rest of the Scratch community
➲ New to Scratch? Ask me any questions you may have!

Check out my latest project!
Ruben84
New Scratcher
2 posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

Thank you for the explanation! Much appreciated! It would be nice if it came back soon so I can submit my first problem set to CS50 by tomorrow.
ilikelegos
Scratcher
100+ posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

Good to know it's not just me.

Can't wait for it to be fixed!

Hi! I'm a computer science student who learned coding on Scratch!
BF10
Scratcher
500+ posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

Good. Again (from my Scratch Wiki status), what is up with these media linking to Scratch?

Finally, a Saus(a) kumquat ate my old signature. Am I the only one happy about this?
-SuperScratch-
Scratcher
100+ posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

thats why!! Thanks!
when green flag clicked
forever

say [THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
end

Y R U READING THIS POST???!!!
ITS MADE BY -SUPERSCRATCH-!
(That took forever tho)
I like gummy bears
odieandcookie
Scratcher
100+ posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

My messages wouldn't load, but I got back online! I love scratch and can't wait for everything to be back to normal!

liammcg
Scratcher
14 posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

CrazyNimbus wrote:

thisandagain wrote:

Hi Scratchers,
As many of you may have noticed, we've been having trouble keeping Scratch running smoothly for the past day. Part of this is due to some updates to Scratch that were made on Wednesday night. In addition, on Thursday morning Scratch experienced a large growth in site traffic due to a number of articles linking to Scratch in the media. While all this attention is great (yay!) we haven't been able to deal with it as well as we would have liked (boo!). Here is what we are doing right now:

- We have put some small measures into place to help deal with the large influx of traffic
- We are working on resolving and rolling back some of the changes made on Wednesday night
- We are working on getting another server into production to help handle the additional load

We are very sorry for the trouble that this is causing for many of you and hope to have Scratch back up and running normally soon!

Scratch On (soon),
- thisandagain
That's so cool! Can't wait for the site to be back to its full performance again
Yay!! I Thought My Internet Was Having a Problem But This Was What Was Going On!

Last edited by liammcg (Sept. 18, 2015 17:32:13)

75hi5s
Scratcher
100+ posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

I did not know scratch was having the problems, I thought it was our internet! I made a bunch of projects since Wednesday, but nothing saved

I am Darth Vader. I am your father…..

4hands45
Scratcher
54 posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

when green flag clicked
forever

broadcast [q/a v]
ask [what updates] and wait
end

if you liked this or just want to sample my projects then try these 1.) my best multiplayer 2.) an amazing lighting simulator 3.)a fun simple 2player game with AI

when green flag clicked                        
forever

go to [4hands45's profile v]
end
Grash
Scratcher
59 posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

Yay! It's so great Scratch is getting attention!

-Grasharino
faryal228
Scratcher
7 posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

Oh! I was really confused when I saw the server going down I just saw that scratch project on somewhere aroung the web! (13th Post? (Sorry xD))

My IP address is:








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creatorofflowers
Scratcher
30 posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

i hope it can get running agin soon it took me 5 minutes to get to the forums and post this comment
Trikkigeek
Scratcher
9 posts

Scratch Site Availability & Performance Problems

when green flag clicked
forever

say [I think it works!] for (2) secs
wait (0.1) secs
change [AWESOMENESS] by (9)
end

when green flag clicked
move (999999999999) steps
repeat until <Energy = 0>
say [I'M HYPER BECAUSE SCRATCH IS AWESOME!!!] for (98765) secs

end

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