Access to ManageFlitter was disabled for around 50 hours over Tuesday and Wednesday. For a couple of days before that unfollows were not being completely processed. This blog post is an explanation of what occurred.
First up; thanks for your continued support! We've now processed over 57,000,000 unfollows for 140,000 users. That's a lot of unfollowing!
As we continue to grow, we occasionally hit up against limits that twitter has put in place to restrict agressive activity on their system. Some of our most active users have been hitting these limits which has caused Twitter to take down our service for everyone. It also means that it has sometimes taken a very long time to process your unfollows. We apologize for this inconvenience.
We are happy to announce that the spellr.us system has been successfully upgraded.
- Significant usability and processing speed improvements.
- Various bug fixes
- Various feature enhancements.
Outstanding issues: There appears to be a small glitch with outgoing emails - so email reports and login confirmation emails may not currently be received - we are aware of this and looking into this issue.
If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment here or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The spellr.us team.
Update: 3 August 12:15 PM Sydney Australia Time - email is back up and there are no outstanding issues with the upgrade.
We will be doing some major infrastructure updates to our core backend systems over the weekend July 30 - August 2 2010.
There may be some system downtime at times. Please be patient with us. All should be resolved by August 2 2010.
So the new infrastructure has been thoroughly tested and is all in place - we are hoping that by weekend of Saturday 8 August 2010 our brand spanking new infrastructure will be in place for all of our users to use. If there are any delays we will let you know on this blog.
This upgraded system should be blindingly fast and stay blindingly fast.
Our existing system is still a relic of our prototype and it outgrew our client base. A couple of months back we literally started from scratch and built new backend infrastructure that will allow for growth.
The main thing is our system should soon be super fast for all to enjoy.
We appreciate your patience and support.
Kevin, James & the spellr.us team
We are excited to announce that we are in the very final stages of testing our new spellr.us infrastructure. The new version will be made live once we have ironed out any remaining bugs.
We know that at times our system has been under significant load which has caused problems for some users.
We have spent a significant amount of time and resources totally reworking the spellr.us backend infrastructure to allow for lots of future growth. Hopefully all load issues will soon be a thing of the past.
We appreciate your patience - the improved speed and performance will be significant and greatly improve your spellr.us experience.
Please feel free to send any questions to email@example.com.
Kevin, James & the spellr.us team
Just a quick update to let you know that we've passed some pretty big milestones on ManageFlitter. We've now made over 10 million unfollows for the 50 thousand accounts who have used our service! Almost every day we have more new users than the day before.
Thank you to everyone who continues to use ManageFlitter.
We want to keep making our service better for you. Please let us know what features you'd most like to see added in the comments below!
If you are a user of ManageTwitter.com and you would like ManageTwitter.com's service to continue, please retweet this tweet, use the tag #savemanagetwitter or leave a comment below. Twitter want us to remove the heart of our application - we need your support!