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Old 03-17-2009, 03:42 AM   #1
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Fictionwise and BooksOnBoard

It seems that both Fictionwise and BooksOnBoard are both down. I hope this is only temporary.

Fictionwise gives...

The page you are trying to view is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.

And Firefox just keeps trying to connect to BooksOnBoard until finally...

The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:46 AM   #2
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Interestingly, going to ww.fictionwise.com (note the two ws) gets the message

New Fictionwise Site... coming soon.

Perhaps rebranding for Barnes & Noble?

I don't know why BooksOnBoard is down too.

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It seems that both Fictionwise and BooksOnBoard are both down. I hope this is only temporary.

Fictionwise gives...

The page you are trying to view is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.

And Firefox just keeps trying to connect to BooksOnBoard until finally...

The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:49 AM   #3
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Interestingly, going to ww.fictionwise.com (note the two ws) gets the message

New Fictionwise Site... coming soon.

Perhaps rebranding for Barnes & Noble?

I don't know why BooksOnBoard is down too.
Interesting note...

Pinging http://www.fictionwise.com [206.137.17.63] with 32 bytes of data:

Pinging http://ww.fictionwise.com [206.137.17.64] with 32 bytes of data:

I made both addresses proper links.

I can ping BoB no problem.
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:43 AM   #4
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Aaaaaargh! I just noticed this too, and it royally peeved me. I just received my new Cybook today, so I go to redownload all my titles from BoB with my new PID, and BAM, no dice!
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:46 AM   #5
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I'm glad it wasn't just me, I thought it was the computer I was on at the internet cafe....
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:53 AM   #6
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Oddly, both ereader.com and eboookwise.com are still up.
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:56 AM   #7
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Oddly, both ereader.com and eboookwise.com are still up.
Nothing particularly odd about it. The web server clearly isn't down - presumably they're just doing some work on the site.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:30 AM   #8
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Nothing particularly odd about it. The web server clearly isn't down - presumably they're just doing some work on the site.
If they're down to rebrand the site, as ww.fictionwise.com seems to indicate, why only rebrand the one site? Why not do all of them?
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:35 AM   #9
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It perhaps makes better business sense only to take down one site at a time? That way it probably minimises the impact on the business? I don't know - that's just a guess.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:37 AM   #10
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Annoying for me as I joined BoB yesterday to buy a couple of books. I have a 25% discount voucher which looks like it may expire before I get the chance to use it!!
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:46 AM   #11
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I expect they'll both be up in a few hours at the most. Fictionwise seems to be deliberate and from what I can tell it appears that they planned it for overnight Eastern time as that would most likely inconvenience the smallest number of their North American customers.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:58 AM   #12
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The others seem to be up on the face..but do a search and you get the 'fictionwise.com' error!

Very strange....at least to me
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I'm curious to see what's going to happen in about another hour or so - around 9AM Eastern.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:42 AM   #14
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It's not just today that FW has been down. It's been on an off the last two days. Acts more like bad equipment on a weekend, than someone putting up a new server (or someone messing with stuff they should not while getting a new server ready).
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:47 AM   #15
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Fictionwise is back up.
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