The Official Word

Wondering what's going on with the Splitcoast gallery? Here's a summary of the why, what and when. And some long-awaited news.

What's the problem?
Just like a freeway during rush hour, the computer that runs the Splitcoast gallery is unable to handle our current traffic load. If you've ever had to wait and wait for pages to load, or tried unsuccessfully to get an upload through, you know what we mean! Without a major overhaul we can't keep the site running.

What's happening?
During the month of October we're working to install brand new computer systems that will not only handle our current traffic but also give us room to grow for the future.

What's that mean for me?
Gallery traffic is being restricted during these upgrades in order to keep the site online while work progresses on the new systems.

These restrictions are temporary. Splitcoast will not become a fee-based site.

Both registered and non-registered members will have access only to Member Galleries and the Technique Spotlight galleries during this time. Fan Club members will access and experience the gallery as usual, with no changes. Uploads are limited to Fan Club members only.

Access to all other areas of the site remains open and free.

What should I expect while you're working on the gallery?
Until we can get the new systems in place, the gallery will continue to be s-l-o-w during peak times and sometimes completely down for short periods.

If you're not a Fan Club member you still have access to the entire gallery, it's just less convenient. Your favorites work, you can use the Search for sets you like, and you can still send friends to your personal gallery by giving them a link like this:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/go/username

But I must have access to the whole gallery!
If you don't wish to wait for complete access to be restored in November, you can join the Splitcoast Fan Club today and have complete access immediately. For more information, see the Fan Club page.

Are we there yet?
Keep checking the Splitcoast home page during October for updates on our progress. Once the upgrades are finished gallery access will be returned to normal. Except for one thing. It'll be much better!!! We'll be better able to handle large traffic volume, and daily access should be much faster than it is today.

Bonus!
Many of you late-nighters have gotten a glimpse of a new visual design that we're working on. It's been waiting in the wings for months but not quite ready for a site-wide rollout. We're getting closer, and the new design will be made permanent when we cut over to our new systems in November.

More stuff to read
The original gallery announcement and ensuing discussion. warning: it's long!

An ongoing series, A Little More About Us, with tales of the history, people and future of Splitcoast.


Posted by: daven on Nov 01, 05 | 8:35 am


COMMENTS

You're sooooo awesome!

jenn | Oct 11, 05 | 10:40 am

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Cool! I love the updates and saw some of the new visuals one night. . .I wasn't sure if it was for real or it was so late and I was so sleepy that I was imagining things.

Kathy | Oct 11, 05 | 11:51 am

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THANKS for all you do! I love SCS and miss it muchly when it's down! Can't wait to see the new designs you have in store for us.
Waiting patiently.... (sorta') lol!
Margaret
FCMember

mraburn | Oct 11, 05 | 11:58 am

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But I want it NOW!! Sorry just spent the day with 60 4th graders, feeling a wee bit testy....TEE HEE

ScrappinGoodTime | Oct 11, 05 | 12:05 pm

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BRING IT ON! Daven & the rest of the SCS team are always thinking of ways to keep SCS running! ARen't they GREAT!!

Paris Otremba | Oct 11, 05 | 12:37 pm

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I can't wait for liftoff! Still eagerly awaiting part IV of More About You, but I'd much rather you work on the galleries. Keep up your oh-so-excellent work!

kathynruss | Oct 11, 05 | 12:43 pm

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Love it! Thanks for the update and the big announcement box on the home page. You rock!

Beate | Oct 11, 05 | 12:57 pm

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You are so good about letting us know what's happening. And then making it HAPPEN!! Thanks!!

e waterous | Oct 11, 05 | 1:38 pm

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Late night cruisers are getting a peak?? C'mon, Daven!! I really have to limit my time on here somehow...now I wanna stay up late & see if I can catch it!!!!

Keep up the great work! It's frustrating sometimes when I'm trying to view or upload into the gallery & it poops out on me, but I keep reminding myself that the best is yet to come...YOU ROCK!!

Jusgottastamp | Oct 11, 05 | 1:43 pm

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Thank you for everything you do. We would all be lost without you and SCS.

MWDStamp | Oct 11, 05 | 2:43 pm

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Jusgottastamp it is georgeous and well worth the wait or staying up late for :D

serialpurrs | Oct 11, 05 | 3:03 pm

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Whatever's Coming, It will be WELL WORTH THE WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!!

Vicki

Summerthyme64 | Oct 11, 05 | 4:16 pm

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I'm relatively new to this site but I would be lost without it. I visit SCS everyday and the information I've received is priceless! Everyone is so nice too! Thank you for all the love, time and energy you've put in to this great site. I (we) really appreciate all you do! :-) Renee

happystamper05 | Oct 11, 05 | 4:35 pm

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I'm relatively new to this site but I would be lost without it. I visit SCS everyday and the information I've received is priceless! Everyone is so nice too! Thank you for all the love, time and energy you've put in to this great site. I (we) really appreciate all you do! :-) Renee

happystamper05 | Oct 11, 05 | 4:36 pm

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I am lucky enough to live on the West Coast and stay up late, so I have seen the new site. It is easier on the eyes to read and very nice! Thank you Daven for all your hard work for us gals!

CrazyStampFrog | Oct 11, 05 | 5:39 pm

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Dear Daven,

I am going to blame all this wonderfulness at splitcoast on the time you were passing through Erie, PA. I am an Erie-ite (h. s. graduation there in 1961 - oh, she's old. Thank you all for having this wonderful place to visit and see and read and learn.

the organizer | Oct 11, 05 | 5:45 pm

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Yep, I am a late nighter too---so I am on SCS all night and it is AWESOME~~~Thanks for all the hard work--this is just an awesome place to be!!!

Teresa | Oct 11, 05 | 7:04 pm

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Hello, My name is Loretta Charles. I love using your site (in fact I'm addicted) I don't remember my username and password to get on the site. I use your site from my home computer (this email address and my school address lcharles@wssd.k12.pa.us Would you be able to send me my user name again. I promise I'll write it down so I have it. Thanks!! Can't wait until the new site arrives

loretta Charles | Oct 12, 05 | 12:59 am

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Thanks for your clear, complete update on what we can expect.You have the patience of a Saint, especially with those who do not do well with change or disruption. We must learn from you, O Great One! LOL!

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work on Splitcoast, the most wonderful stamping spot online.

Lynne | Oct 12, 05 | 3:36 am

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Thanks for the update! You are so wonderful! Can't wait to see the new gallery! I just may have to stay up late one night to see it! This is the best site around! Once again, thank you for your hard work!

StampinChristy | Oct 12, 05 | 4:09 am

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A thousand "thank-you's" wouldn't be enough for all you do for this site and us SCS junkies!! (How does anyone stamp or scrap without SCS?!!)

Waiting eagerly but patiently...



brainerdal | Oct 12, 05 | 4:43 am

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SCS team is AWESOME!

Kim Van De Riet | Oct 12, 05 | 4:54 am

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Hi, I signed up yesterday (FINALLY!) but still do not have access... just wondering! Love the site and all you do, THANKS!! Wish I could donate more.

DailyInk | Oct 12, 05 | 10:41 am

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I can't get into the gallery. I sent my donation yesterday. I had to change my password or you chaged it 3 times. I am very frusrated it shouldn't be this difficult

Karen Fitzgerald | Oct 12, 05 | 12:13 pm

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Keep up the wonderful work! I am patiently waiting for what I know will be well worth the wait!!!

Heidi Kimmerly | Oct 12, 05 | 6:16 pm

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I just can't say thank you enough for this fabulous site!

TMDMom | Oct 13, 05 | 1:48 am

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I can't get into the gallery either -- have been trying all day -- but, I too, shall be more patient waiting for all the new goodies. Thanks so much for all your hard work!

Vicky | Oct 13, 05 | 7:07 am

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I can't get into the gallery either -- have been trying all day -- but, I too, shall be more patient waiting for all the new goodies. Thanks so much for all your hard work!

Vicky | Oct 13, 05 | 7:07 am

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I LOVE the new look of the gallery!! Yes, for once it does pay to be a night owl!! HOO! Hoo!!!

Leanne | Oct 13, 05 | 9:22 am

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How come I can't search the gallery by stamp set name anymore- is that function going away> I hope not

Angie | Oct 14, 05 | 12:21 pm

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Hi All! I signed up for the fan club but still can't search the gallery via "last day" or "last 7 days". This is my favorite part as I love to see what all the talented submitters have scanned in!!! Am I doing something wrong? Thanks! Nancy

Nancy Roodberg | Oct 19, 05 | 11:10 am

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i can't see all the layouts and other things people do with stamps

Sandra Gamez | Oct 20, 05 | 10:59 am

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You guys at SCS ROCK!!! Casn't wait to see the changes in store.
DONNA

off_the_wall(donna) | Oct 21, 05 | 11:40 am

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You guys at SCS ROCK!!! Can't wait to see the changes in store.
DONNA

off_the_wall(donna) | Oct 21, 05 | 11:41 am

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Thank You!!!

Lezlie | Oct 24, 05 | 5:52 am

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i can log in. Can you help me.Thank You.

yamin | Oct 26, 05 | 6:33 am

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I joined the fan club... have a receipt and everything... however, I am locked out of the gallery...with no way to contact you guys. I don't know if will read this or not.. but I am just a little bit bitter.

mdusek

mdusek | Oct 26, 05 | 4:58 pm

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Thank You soooooooooooooo much for keeping this wonderful gallery open!!!! New and improved will be awesome! I have a ton of SU sets and it is so inspiring to look through what other people have done with their stamps as well.

Dorothy | Oct 26, 05 | 6:08 pm

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can't wait to see the new look

inkyfingers4u | Oct 28, 05 | 3:24 pm

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Sorry to sound impatient, but it's 6:43 a.m. November 1st, and the first thing I did was check out your site and it's still down!!! I'm waiting! Check back this p.m.

Tina | Nov 01, 05 | 12:46 am

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I know I'm very impatient but when will the site be up and running? It's now 4:55 p.m. on November 1st and the site is still down. Will check back later.

Sue | Nov 01, 05 | 11:56 am

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I really miss you, when are you coming back. I'm going through major withdrawals. I couldn't wait for Nov. 1. Are you out there????

Pam | Nov 01, 05 | 2:59 pm

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I to am wondering,,, it is already November and I am going through withdrawl on my time spent in gallery,,,,,,,

dee | Nov 01, 05 | 5:22 pm

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November 1st has come and gone. Are there still some problems with the site? I am having serious withdrawal!

Sue | Nov 02, 05 | 1:47 am

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I love to scrapbook.

Christy Campbell | Nov 02, 05 | 4:26 am

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Its November 2nd and I really miss the old gallery! :(

When is it coming back??

michelle | Nov 02, 05 | 5:20 am

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Administrators, give us an update.

Dee | Nov 02, 05 | 5:25 am

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When I woke up yesterday morning I thought 'it's November 1st... yee haw, my website promised to be back...' it isn't... I miss split coast stampers! Please come back!

Jilli | Nov 02, 05 | 6:39 am

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It is November 2nd, and I have been waiting for what seems like forever...Why isn't the site up yet?

Kira | Nov 02, 05 | 8:44 am

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HELLO! If I could, I'd give Daven that little MSN nudge! It's November! 2nd!

kathynruss | Nov 02, 05 | 8:58 am

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Have not been able to get into the gallery.
Also unable to sort by stamp set names. It is November, and the home page said gallery under construction for October. What has happened? I do so enjoy looking for ideas, and I am now making Christmas gifts, and I have several requests for cards. I really need some ideas. Sure hope the gallery is completed real soon. Thanks for your all your previous good work.

jkadams | Nov 02, 05 | 10:05 am

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What's happening? I have been waiting to get back on for lots of great ideas.

LuAnne | Nov 02, 05 | 10:23 am

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IS THERE A NEW DATE WHEN THE WEBSITE WILL BE UP AND RUNNING?

SHARI ORTIZ | Nov 02, 05 | 1:19 pm

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when will the new sight be open its the 2 and no word on the new sight yet

vali | Nov 02, 05 | 1:27 pm

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Can you please give us an update??!!!

shannon2011 | Nov 02, 05 | 1:51 pm

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Lots of you have asked for updates.

The best way to stay up to date on splitcoast happenings is to check our home page under the Top Story and Latest News headings.

daven | Nov 02, 05 | 2:05 pm

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