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Server Apocalypse Averted

May 20th, 2011

We only released our app a week ago, but suddenly, we saw crazy traffic at our server tonight. After some investigating we realized that the huge spike in traffic was coming from ‘end of the world’ counters being created by Versaries users!  Some users created the event, then used the share feature in the app to post a live countdown to Facebook and Twitter.  The compounding effect of each user’s social network temporarily brought down our servers – but we have fully recovered and are better prepared for the tens of thousands of hits we can now receive.

To meet the need for a counter, we made our own special link to make the countdown easier to find. Here it is:

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