Please read this before posting!!

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If you're about to post about Newsblur being slow, or not updating, or imported feeds not coming in, or feeds being limited, or anything related to that, please take a breath first.

The little hamsters in the newsblur server room are currently trying to load 8 times as many sites as it usually does (check the site stats on the front page).

Sam, the guy who basically single-handedly created and runs this show, got as much notice about Reader shutting down as you all did: None.

He tried to fix stuff up last night.

More people joined this morning.

Now the servers are choking or exploding.

He said yesterday that NB saw 15x its normal daily traffic in only 1/4 of a day. A heck of a lot of growth in not enough time to respond to it.

I'm sure he'll be awaking up soon after the insane late night he had and will start getting things in working order then.
If you want to spam f5 on something, watch the commit logs for an update:
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Posted 8 years ago

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Brent Garripee

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As a guy who recently created his first program for wide dispersal solo, I would like to thank Sam for his work on this program. I just signed up and am trying to figure out how the whole thing works, but given the Reader news, Sam, take your time, fix it right, we'll be here when you're done. Stay hydrated.