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Old 04-20-2009, 06:27 AM   #1
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What's wrong with Project Gutenberg?

Does anybody have an idea what's wrong with Project Gutenberg. For the last week, there have practically been no uploads of new books. Have they taken a few days off or is there something seriously wrong?
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:30 AM   #2
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Perhaps they had a break over Easter?
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:32 AM   #3
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Hmmm. Yes, I see what you mean now. It is unusual to have had so few books posted in the last week.
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:14 PM   #4
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There are no clues as to what may be happening. As far as the activity hub is concerned, business is 'normal' ...
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:18 PM   #5
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Perhaps they are done and they now have every book ever published that is in the PD. Or perhaps they decided that Google wins.

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Old 04-20-2009, 06:39 PM   #6
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Perhaps they are done and they now have every book ever published that is in the PD. Or perhaps they decided that Google wins.

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They should switch language then Of all languages of the world, only english seems to be properly represented on PG.
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:39 PM   #7
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Or Amazon sent them a DMCA letter, just for the hell of it
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:40 PM   #8
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They should switch language then Of all languages of the world, only english seems to be properly represented on PG.
Should they move to Klingon next?

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Old 04-20-2009, 06:42 PM   #9
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The problem is not at Gutenberg but at the Digital Proofreaders; some technical issues that will not be fixed until the end of April. It means that no books are being sent to Gutenberg.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:54 AM   #10
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Thanks for the update! Do you know what the issues are?
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:44 AM   #11
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Thanks for the update! Do you know what the issues are?
According to my wife who does proofreading and formatting for the Digital Proofreaders it was a hardware failure, not expected to be repaired until the end of April. She does not know the nature of the problem.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:25 PM   #12
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I see. Thank you for bringing us the news.
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:11 PM   #13
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I think it is back up and running today -- I just uploaded a new book for them to work on -- or at least I THINK I just uploaded a new book for them to work on.
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Certainly looks as if it's back up - the "new releases in the last 24h" listing at PG is now showing half a dozen new books.
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