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December 18, 2005

continued hiccups

Due to the power outage earlier in the week, we are dealing with a number of continued hiccups. We've taken everything offline to properly rebuild and restore everything. I apologize and hope to have this resolved as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued patience.

Update: Indexes are almost done rebuilding. When that is done, we can then copy the data to the various database servers and start the service back up. Almost done -- hang in there.

Update: Still waiting for the last remaining index to build. No data has been lost -- we just need to fix the tables so the databases can find things quickly. This appears to be largely due to a RAID failure after our power outage earlier in the week - one of the indexes became corrupted and crashed the master database; for some reason the slaves replicated bad data from the master and then ended up crashing infinitely.

Update: We're done rebuilding databases and I am now pushing copies to the slave servers. When that is done I can bring the site up.

Update: We are back up! Now working on tag intersections, the search engine, and the inbox. Yahoo! has started helping out, so I hope to provide a higher level of service as soon as possible.

Posted by joshua on December 18, 2005 at 11:16 PM in service alert | Permalink | Bookmark This


Make sure you hit the bars hard once the problems are solved. This must be pretty stressful. Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Chris Vaughan | Dec 18, 2005 11:20:44 PM

hopefully yahoo can resolve problems like this... but still without ads! del.icio.us remains one of the best and easiest social bookmarking services i've tried

Posted by: matt | Dec 18, 2005 11:24:42 PM

Don't worry guys... we are with you. Take your time. We'll wait.

Posted by: Ronin | Dec 18, 2005 11:28:36 PM

ok i have about 5 browsers kept open as I need to bookmark these, no pressure on you guys but lets get back online! hehe

Posted by: Salman | Dec 18, 2005 11:28:49 PM

badtrip. i'm a delicious addicted.

Posted by: rafa | Dec 18, 2005 11:30:32 PM

You know thew same kind of stuff started happening when Yahoo bought Flickr...... Just kidding. Keep up the great work.

Posted by: Mat | Dec 18, 2005 11:30:38 PM

We've had a few power outages. Sucks when big clients are screaming. We got backup generators now and a second site. The investment had to be made. On the up side of your problems, I get a chance to shout out how really great your service is, the greatest praise being I wish I had thought of it first. Cheers!

Posted by: Leo Nutley | Dec 18, 2005 11:30:51 PM


Posted by: maulana | Dec 18, 2005 11:31:58 PM

Maby a backup generator would do some good?

Posted by: eggtea | Dec 18, 2005 11:32:24 PM

Help! Can't live without you!

Posted by: Marvin Corea | Dec 18, 2005 11:35:05 PM

thank you

Posted by: javason | Dec 18, 2005 11:35:28 PM


Posted by: anonymous | Dec 18, 2005 11:37:31 PM

So much for battery back ups eh.

Posted by: David Davis | Dec 18, 2005 11:42:25 PM

Best of luck getting the issues ironed out. Del.icio.us hasn't seemed very stable over the last week since the Yahoo! acquisition. I know that the downtime has been attributed to power outage, but usually there are protocol in place to minimize such downtime. Hopefully these are just switchover glitches. If anybody has the infrastructure to support del.icio.us, Yahoo! does. Boy do I miss my bookmarks!

Posted by: matt | Dec 18, 2005 11:45:44 PM

So who is going to send these guys a bunch of pizzas with a cutesy note?

Posted by: Todd Higginbotham | Dec 18, 2005 11:46:31 PM

It's getting late, I have six sites that I need to bookmark and I don't want to leave the computer on the entire night. What to do, what to do? No worries my del.icio.us friends, I'm staying up all night 'til the service is up and running. Happy Holidays to all the good folks at del.icio.us, and the Yahoo! folks as well. :)

Posted by: raoul marinescu | Dec 18, 2005 11:46:45 PM

oh God, where the del.icio.us/popular, i need it right now.

Posted by: armadda | Dec 18, 2005 11:47:07 PM

Is Joshua still running del.icio.us after yahoo bought it? I dont want it to change. :[

Posted by: joerite | Dec 18, 2005 11:47:48 PM

Come on guys, we apreciate your work

Posted by: Roger | Dec 18, 2005 11:48:06 PM

Thanks for letting us know. Hope you get things working well soon...

Posted by: Kat | Dec 18, 2005 11:49:31 PM

G'luck with that folks!! Hope everything is back to normal as soon as possible!! No hurry, hehehe. \o/

Posted by: pasteler0 | Dec 18, 2005 11:50:32 PM


Posted by: tycn | Dec 18, 2005 11:50:56 PM

Feel naked surfing the net sans my precious deli links

Posted by: mygoditsfulloflinks | Dec 18, 2005 11:52:18 PM

Realization that a serice is so important happens when the service is down :-)

Posted by: Laxminarayan | Dec 18, 2005 11:52:19 PM

Hope to see you guys back up soon. And no changes yahoo (maybe just more servers) we like our del.icio.us ;-)

Posted by: denster23 | Dec 18, 2005 11:52:50 PM

Thx for keeping at it. I'll wait - I _need_ you guys!

Posted by: david | Dec 18, 2005 11:53:39 PM

This seems to be happening way too often. Hello backup system!?

Posted by: Princess Sarah | Dec 18, 2005 11:55:26 PM

The horror has begun. This is what you get when you sell out. Yahoo blows, who uses Yahoo anymore anyways? Why didn't they disappear with the rest of the dot-busts?

Posted by: Vince | Dec 18, 2005 11:56:02 PM

i miss you so much! hope you come back soon

Posted by: yo | Dec 18, 2005 11:57:11 PM

hope you can get it fixed soon.

Posted by: moira | Dec 19, 2005 12:03:33 AM

I kind of imagined that the corporate press announcing the Yahoo! aquistion might have sent hordes of curious onlookers to see what all the fuss is about, causing a bit of a bandwith prob... but turns out it's just good old fashioned power problems. After you sort things out, hit the bars, etc. I hope you splash out on some new chairs to congratulate yourselves on a job well done. You're worth it! http://blog.del.icio.us/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/office_1.jpg

Posted by: jody | Dec 19, 2005 12:04:29 AM

As soon as Yahoo! buys Del.icio.us, they suffer a power outage. A possible gSabotage? ;)

Posted by: Arthur | Dec 19, 2005 12:12:04 AM

Keep up the good work guys. you work keeps my life organized. Thanks a million.

Posted by: Praveen | Dec 19, 2005 12:15:26 AM

Sorry to hear about the problems. This is good for me personally though. I'm an addict and this is a good time for a del.icio.us break.

Posted by: Julian | Dec 19, 2005 12:15:46 AM

good luck, guys. And to everyone looking for a temporary fix, why not try yourr browser's bookmarks 'til this is fixed ;)

Posted by: Mike | Dec 19, 2005 12:20:10 AM

Hang in there!

Posted by: Ray | Dec 19, 2005 12:24:33 AM

Season's greetings from Sandy Beach, NSW, Australia, where it's HOT. Keep your COOL, we'll wait. Thanks for the service.

Posted by: Pip Wilson | Dec 19, 2005 12:25:41 AM

please get up soon... we need u.

Posted by: Didar | Dec 19, 2005 12:28:31 AM

I recently backed up my del.icio.us bookmarks and imported them to my web 2.0 on yahoo. They both work good, and I have most of my bookmarks there. Also, to keep your open bookmarks, just open up an email and send it to yourself with your links.

Posted by: Brian Oosterhouse | Dec 19, 2005 12:31:05 AM

Bummer! Hope you're up and running soon. Can't bear the thought of being online without you.

Posted by: Jennifer | Dec 19, 2005 12:32:41 AM

IS this the first outage for del.icio.us?

Posted by: David Newberger | Dec 19, 2005 12:32:49 AM

it's like i just lost part of my right brain. Stay strong , good luck and godspeed

Posted by: mediaeater | Dec 19, 2005 12:33:54 AM

Keep your time to rebuild & make it online. We are with you! Thanks del.ico.us

Posted by: 千斤田 | Dec 19, 2005 12:36:56 AM

Really missing you.You have been great. Well you are an integral part of my work day since I came to know about uou Take your own time but just keep it as it is i.e simple. Deliciouly addicted

Posted by: Ninad | Dec 19, 2005 12:42:34 AM

I have every confidence in you, gang, because you do great work. I will wait for as long as it takes. Merry Christmas. P.S. Is it fixed yet? =:-o

Posted by: timt | Dec 19, 2005 12:43:06 AM

Attention: It is very important that everyone REMAIN CALM. Do not panic. Keep a bag of peanuts and a towel handy at all times during this crisis. We can get through this if we all take a deep breath, relax and remember that your browser has a Favorites option built-in. You can make a folder called delicious if you want and bookmark your websites there. I know it's not the same, but it will get you through this terrible time. You can do this. I believe in you.

Posted by: Ford Prefect | Dec 19, 2005 12:46:42 AM

Keep on working on it. We are waiting for you. Love Del.icio.us kpl

Posted by: ken | Dec 19, 2005 12:49:58 AM

Oh man, what a bummer. Hope it comes back up soon enough - thanks for providing the service you have so far. PS - there are other social bookmarking services?

Posted by: Ahmed | Dec 19, 2005 12:50:14 AM

tick..tick..tick.. ;-) regards.. wizzard

Posted by: wizzard | Dec 19, 2005 12:53:06 AM

You guys rock. No worries about the outage. Shtuff happens. Next round's on me.

Posted by: Justin Cone | Dec 19, 2005 12:53:30 AM

my god , where's my bookmarks.

Posted by: msghost | Dec 19, 2005 12:55:06 AM

been bad too much lately, time to move on.

Posted by: fred | Dec 19, 2005 12:56:38 AM

It's so frustrating bumping into del.icio.us's "issues" every few days. :/

Posted by: Harold Teener | Dec 19, 2005 1:04:19 AM

I'm moving on to Digg: http://www.digg.com

Posted by: Harold Teener | Dec 19, 2005 1:05:27 AM

^ yay!! digg rules! :)

Posted by: soulinside | Dec 19, 2005 1:06:06 AM

Had the same thing appen with fotopic.net wuth me osing all my images. Hope this doesn't mean I've now lost all my bookmarks as I won't be a happy bunny?

Posted by: Graham | Dec 19, 2005 1:07:25 AM


Posted by: zhangxue | Dec 19, 2005 1:09:57 AM

Hey digg.com fans, lighten up and show a little class.

Posted by: mike d | Dec 19, 2005 1:14:33 AM

nevermind... I'l w8.. i can limp with my browser bookmarks for a "while" though.. ;) Keep up the gud work.

Posted by: mustang | Dec 19, 2005 1:16:52 AM

Graham -- All your bookmarks are fine. The indexes just need to be rebuilt. Very slow though -- working as fast as we can to repair.

Posted by: joshua | Dec 19, 2005 1:19:36 AM

been on Mozilla some time but added firefox today....I have been all over the place trying to transfer my bookmarks over and thought it was my fault. Now I see the real problem. Thanks for the honesty,

Posted by: charles kerr | Dec 19, 2005 1:23:46 AM

Hey .. maybe you guys should take a page out of reddit's book and consider programming this thing in Lisp ... the shit might not have hit the fan like it is now if you did. You know, lisp is so powerful it saves babys and drivers in head on collisions with freight trains .. little power outtages don't stand a chance. :-)

Posted by: lianos | Dec 19, 2005 1:32:11 AM

How often do backups of the data occur?

Posted by: Paul | Dec 19, 2005 1:33:00 AM

after being acqured by yahoo, why does it happen?

Posted by: jalansutera | Dec 19, 2005 1:39:12 AM

Some one took my security blanket! please help!

Posted by: Jamal | Dec 19, 2005 1:41:20 AM

Harold Teener. Good riddance. The sooner, the better.

Posted by: Heener Tarold | Dec 19, 2005 1:43:00 AM

I was a happy del.icio.us user, until now. Now I need a bookmark very badly, I need it to get a project done.. it's in my del.icio.us account, and guess what, I don't have access to it! I'm thinking about leaving your service because of this.

Posted by: Darby | Dec 19, 2005 1:51:09 AM

With an outage this long, and in this age of technology - could I make the general assumption that either the system is a complete loss and all the data is corrupt (gone) ? meaning that we'll all have t ostart over again from scratch? or ...is it just as announced and there are no working computers, hard drives and electricity in the del.icio.us building? Is this a money problem? a back-up problem? should it become a media event (problem)?

Posted by: michael | Dec 19, 2005 1:53:52 AM

gone from my toolbar you unreliable jerks.

Posted by: b | Dec 19, 2005 1:55:33 AM

To you people working on this, good luck and hope it gets back online without too many more hiccups. But another part of me is worried about the future of del.icio.us... Is this a lesson to try harder to protect brilliant tools/resources from the mitts of Google/Microsoft/Yahoo?

Posted by: lisa | Dec 19, 2005 1:57:51 AM

Don't listen to the jerks that call you jerks :) Oh, digg? Well, I like del.icio.us a lot better ;-) Hang on, problems are there to be solved, and you will solve them :)

Posted by: Guido | Dec 19, 2005 2:00:29 AM

I like del.icio.us, but prolonged downtime like this doesn't seem justifiable for a site with hundreds of thousands of users. If the slowness and the down servers continue I'll have to switch to a different service. Seriously, you got how many millions in VC funding and you can't buy a generator or battery set like every tech company?

Posted by: Noah | Dec 19, 2005 2:00:48 AM

You guys dun use UPS?

Posted by: anonymous | Dec 19, 2005 2:02:56 AM

Love delicious. BUT, 'power failure'? Where are you guys? Outer Mongolia? Does Yahoo need a loan to buy a generator? Love delicious...'you don't know what you've got till it's gone'

Posted by: dazza | Dec 19, 2005 2:03:36 AM

> Hey .. maybe you guys should take a page out > of reddit's book and consider programming > this thing in Lisp Reddit has rewritten everything in Python. Using LISP would not help with power outages. Using a good database system (for example MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server) and an UPS, and backups, would keep this from happening. I am VERY disappointed about del.icio.us, and will go back to browser bookmarks, at least they don't go poof when you need them the most! :-(

Posted by: Ramby | Dec 19, 2005 2:03:37 AM

at first i said, oh del.icio.us is something i could use occasionally. now it's something i crave and love to use every day. if i had balls, the vice grip has been applied. ouch! /ball-less cause i'm a girl! //sorry, got these slashes from fark.com ///habit

Posted by: beatsrhymesnlife | Dec 19, 2005 2:04:02 AM

Third (and last) outage for me since I started using del.icio.us. Too bad you didn't get acquired by Google. (http://news.com.com/Googles+secret+of+success+Dealing+with+failure/2100-1032_3-5596811.html) Anyone know of an alternative to this "service"? Bill

Posted by: Bill | Dec 19, 2005 2:04:44 AM

Power failure. Sounds familiar…you're not going to invade Iraq, too?

Posted by: twdldee | Dec 19, 2005 2:05:26 AM

btw...beggars can't be choosers. save your hating for a service you pay for. this is free, and i can wait. keep up the good work. storms jacked up a lot of stuff for the folks in the bay!

Posted by: beatsrhymesnlife | Dec 19, 2005 2:06:06 AM

Keep up the great work! Looking forward to del coming back up online.

Posted by: Glenn Burns | Dec 19, 2005 2:08:00 AM

does google or bill owns the power supplyer ;-) ? seriously, go ahead slowly, check and recheck, sleep, think to your mum, your health, your fiancée, who cares about few days without bookmarks, we're all geeks with backups, memory, tips and tricks ans can manage ourselves I had power outage on the system I manage, and knows what a hell it is with your customer and investor : thing about yourself, we're "custommers" and care as much as you as we care about your products cheers

Posted by: mrique | Dec 19, 2005 2:08:43 AM

You do realise you can still bookmark locally and then shut down your computer right? 0_o

Posted by: Fred | Dec 19, 2005 2:15:31 AM

Goodness me...

Posted by: n/a | Dec 19, 2005 2:16:14 AM

Please recover the site soon. I need them.... :)

Posted by: K.Senthil Kumar | Dec 19, 2005 2:17:50 AM

Oh, and you could always search for what you're after, you know like we did last week before del.icio.us existed. I've never seen so much wining over a non essential and free service. It's absurd.

Posted by: Fred | Dec 19, 2005 2:18:33 AM

"Are you drunk?" "uh not drunk enough" 12oz Mouse

Posted by: Mick I | Dec 19, 2005 2:24:58 AM

Twice in a week,great...

Posted by: kgl | Dec 19, 2005 2:25:35 AM

simpy.com is really getting better lately...

Posted by: BigJ | Dec 19, 2005 2:27:00 AM

Lovely, Good investment there Yahoo!, you could have at least come up with a better excuse for the downtime. Well, I'm packing up my bags and heading for something more delicious in diggland.

Posted by: Brandon | Dec 19, 2005 2:28:32 AM

Good luck and thanks for your engagement!

Posted by: Jobs | Dec 19, 2005 2:30:03 AM

I'd much rather see you guys take longer to do this right. Don't pay attention to all of the haters out there who are threatening to leave for another service. The dedicated del.icio.us users will stick with you no matter how long this takes. If someone leaves the service over this, then you're better off without them.

Posted by: mike | Dec 19, 2005 2:35:49 AM

Good luck guys , my synchronise batch job which reads from the rss feed of my bookmarks and updates my database crashed too. all the best Sumith

Posted by: 5um1th | Dec 19, 2005 2:38:47 AM

Digg isn't an alternative to del.icio.us. its almost completely different. Just hold your horses and wait for them to finish fixing it. This isn't because of the Yahoo purcahse. Yahoo cant take over everything in an instant. As of now, i'm sure its barely even affected the site. Just wait a while and it will be back online

Posted by: Mike | Dec 19, 2005 2:41:18 AM

Oouch! I should of double bookmarked at 2 places! :-( Come on, delicious computers, you can make it! Lets give'm lots of encouragement. Is this why del.icio.us has less votes?(http://quimble.com/poll/view_poll/224)

Posted by: ycc2106 | Dec 19, 2005 2:41:37 AM

Oh my God....................

Posted by: Phantom | Dec 19, 2005 2:51:26 AM

This is painful. Please hurry.

Posted by: kaja | Dec 19, 2005 3:02:12 AM

omg. these comments are thoroughly ridiculous. thank god for free speech. joshua, et al... love the service; take your time bringing it back up, and count this as a "lesson learned." for all you whining about missing your bookmarks, it doesn't hurt to try other services, too. and since delicious is so pervasive that they all have delicious import tools. so go explore! http://web2.wsj2.com/the_best_web_20_software_of_2005.htm

Posted by: hh | Dec 19, 2005 3:21:41 AM

hey and maybe you could try to fix the import feature too. its been almost a month, even tho it says couple of days. have a lot of bookmarks i dont want to do manually. keep up the good work otherwise.

Posted by: Dysturbed | Dec 19, 2005 3:32:55 AM

Looking for another Bookmark Service? - here ist is: http://www.webfavs.de - no social Bookmarking, but a perfect private Bookmark Service!

Posted by: Gerd Müller | Dec 19, 2005 3:34:11 AM

Goodbye delicious. Hello digg! http://www.digg.com

Posted by: Tom L. Bradley | Dec 19, 2005 3:37:51 AM

uarghhhhhhh uarghhhhhh can't.....wait...any..more..must...post...to..de..lii.ciii...ous~

Posted by: Safirul Alredha | Dec 19, 2005 3:39:39 AM

Goog luck, friends!

Posted by: Dimitar Vesselinov | Dec 19, 2005 3:40:42 AM

Work hard!

Posted by: Tim | Dec 19, 2005 3:46:24 AM

Some of these comments are really pathetic. Like I'm going to drop del.icio.us for a weak imitation site that is in German??? If I see another link to a weak imitation of del.icio.us i am going to puke. And the people who are using these comments to plug digg.com are just giving Digg a bad name.

Posted by: mike | Dec 19, 2005 3:46:58 AM

Hello Joshua, Is it too late to return this hunk of junk to you? Sincerely, Yahoo Inc.

Posted by: Yahoo Inc. | Dec 19, 2005 3:47:50 AM

Due respect, you should be making more updates to this blog entry with details and progess. This is now Day2 of this outage, or Day3 depending on if you count the previous 'failure'.

Posted by: Tollie | Dec 19, 2005 3:51:33 AM

Don't worry. We are with you.

Posted by: LS | Dec 19, 2005 3:55:00 AM

Yeah I concurr those FAGS from DIGG need to quit promoting there shit it just made them look bad.

Posted by: TY | Dec 19, 2005 3:57:09 AM

Power outage? How did that happen? I have lots of trouble with unreliable power myself. Imagine how much better the world would be if the power companies could just get their act together! Does anyone have suggestions for a good UPS? or some other UPS-like solution??

Posted by: Elliot Lee | Dec 19, 2005 4:01:00 AM

Nothing is worse than pointing at an outage. They always happen. To everyone. No exceptions. If it were repeated, or negligent, or otherwise deserved, maybe then you could talk your trash. But, the del.icio.us guys have been a class act since the beginning. Compete on features, compete on community. But don't salt wounds on an outage day. At a minimum applaud them for being refreshingly open and vulnerable about what went wrong and not hiding it. I am not here to blow smoke. I work for a competitor to YHOO and have no agenda in promoting these guys. I just think they are a solid group that built a service I really like and they did so with users as a priority. As one of the first posters wrote, I too have a pile of browser windows open, with stuff to be bookmarked. So, I am eager to see del.icio.us back up soon. Good luck guys, Chris

Posted by: Sacca | Dec 19, 2005 4:02:37 AM

As I see it the problem are the caches. I mean the inserts of the bookmarks are surely done in a DB (mysql), but then the site is cached in nearly all places. The cache now seems to be in memory (RAM) so this is deleted when power goes down. Now I suppose they have to rebuild the caches and this seems to be quite tricky.. Gotta backup the RAM and not the harddisk for that matter. These are all my thoughts. I don't know if it really is that way. Btw: Normally data centers have generators so power failure wouldn't cause this.. Seems really a good idea to move the servers to a safer yahoo-place.

Posted by: Philipp Keller | Dec 19, 2005 4:06:50 AM

Same here, firefox tabs keep piling up... 8-) Just do what you have to do, guys, and take your time to do it right...

Posted by: Jope | Dec 19, 2005 4:07:58 AM

Good luck guys, we are all behind you! You're doing a great job as always!

Posted by: Rob | Dec 19, 2005 4:10:02 AM

I hope it was not very often because i am at work right now and i need my social network on. Anyway u are doing a great job. bonhamled http://almadormida.blogspot.com

Posted by: bonhamled | Dec 19, 2005 4:17:25 AM


Posted by: TimothyBCarter | Dec 19, 2005 4:18:31 AM

I was about to tell my boss we could use your tool for bookmarking purposes... let's say I'll do it later ! ;) I still trust your system, though. Congratulations for your work ! With regards from France,

Posted by: Nicolas L. | Dec 19, 2005 4:37:58 AM

sometingh to surf? http://webpedia.blogspot.com

Posted by: webpedia | Dec 19, 2005 4:38:59 AM

Well as much I as I love free services and give you all the kudos you want, I really thought you guys would be able to fall back on some kind of redundancy when something like this happens. I was planning to move all my bookmarking to del.icio.us to access them from my travels, but as it looks, you're not up to corporate standards yet.

Posted by: Criticaster | Dec 19, 2005 4:40:40 AM

you'd always feel something's missin' if you're stuck with it. now i really do feel addicted to del.icio.us. good luck! hope you can restore the state to its previous glory.

Posted by: Richard Relos | Dec 19, 2005 4:41:46 AM

Best luck with getting everthing back, I seriously miss del.icio.us!

Posted by: simon | Dec 19, 2005 4:43:23 AM

Best luck with getting everything back, I seriously miss del.icio.us!

Posted by: simon | Dec 19, 2005 4:43:47 AM

Well this is the end of my experiment with del.icio.us, By putting my bookmarks on your site instead of my own computer I am now stuffed for accessing many sites. I am reverting to the trusted bookmarks on my own computer system.

Posted by: Tinker | Dec 19, 2005 4:51:53 AM

Kindly replace the error message shown at URLs below http://del.icio.us/feeds/json/ with "if(typeof(Delicious) == 'undefined') Delicious = {}; Delicious.posts = [];" -- the present HTML message there for human consumption is malformed JSON, and no human will ever see them, except as errors in their javascript consoles. Thank you in advance.

Posted by: Johan Sundström | Dec 19, 2005 4:57:50 AM

Even Yahoo! uses co-lo centers. And they're demons about keeping things in sync. If a co-lo center has redundant utility power, lots of batteries, multiple generators, and a "first-fuel-truck-wins" policy for refueling generators, you're golden. Del.icio.us != "golden" by the above definition. The Yahoo! deal should help. As a sys-admin, I have felt your pain. But now, I do R&D;, so what crashes/dies waits until after sunrise ;)

Posted by: ten-seven | Dec 19, 2005 5:02:08 AM

And just as I added Del.icio.us bookmarks to my blog! Good luck and don't work too late.

Posted by: Paul Browne | Dec 19, 2005 5:03:32 AM

Because I put everything on del.icio.us, I think I couldn't do anything today. Maybe in American now is midnight, but on France we are just begining to work.

Posted by: beloved | Dec 19, 2005 5:03:38 AM

And just as I added Del.icio.us bookmarks to my blog! Don't work too late :-)

Posted by: Paul Browne | Dec 19, 2005 5:04:58 AM

Web 2.0 is really cool! ...seems it would be nice to store some data locally, perhaps via a more sophisticated plugin... the inverse of what flock tried to do in replacing bookmarks/favs with del.icio.us integration. I hope Yahoo embraces all this open service talk and develops/adopts a bookmark export format that is similar to OPML exports in bloglines, etc. Maybe an extension to XBEL. I sure would love a little firefox extension that regularly pulls my delicious bookmarks back into my "old-fashioned" bookmarks. Hell, I'd even take favorites in IE!

Posted by: jozecuervo | Dec 19, 2005 5:05:19 AM

Been adding all my fav sites on Bookmarks Toolbar Folder for now...don't keep me hangin' Cheers!

Posted by: pantera000 | Dec 19, 2005 5:11:08 AM

Good luck and be back on line asap I've just realized than I am completely addicted to this service.

Posted by: Jean-François | Dec 19, 2005 5:11:55 AM

Arrgghhh... I love delicious and have come to rely on it totally. I was thinking the other day that I should backup my delicious bookmarks, oh please please don't let it be too late. Good luck, I hope you come back very soon.

Posted by: lynetter | Dec 19, 2005 5:12:15 AM

my bookmarking behavior started from offline, changed to online, now back to offline. I am looking for an alternative tool - a bookmark tool that can support tag/multiple category alike and preferably can sync with del.icio.us as a online backup storage.

Posted by: Peter | Dec 19, 2005 5:15:10 AM

how can i save a copy of delicious bookmarks on my own machine so that i can still go on with my life even though delicious is down? is saving a copy of my bookmarks as a webpage possible?

Posted by: backup girl | Dec 19, 2005 5:15:31 AM

I concur with Johan's remarks: the feed is not meant to be HTML but JSON. Applications that depend on the JSON feed break when you start pumping out HTML. JSON feed users will quickly get any necessary messages when they access via HTML. So, please, send the empty JSON object as described.

Posted by: Greg | Dec 19, 2005 5:15:48 AM

Keep up the good work, a lot of people (incl. me) know about the frustrations you guys must go thru now. But del.icio.us are the best and I am confident that you will get it up and running.

Posted by: Lars G. Skjellerup | Dec 19, 2005 5:16:32 AM

Really puts a damper on derivative sites like livemarks ( http://sandbox.sourcelabs.com/livemarks ) and my popular trends page ( http://www.sterryit.com/trends.shtml ). This kind of outtage has to be creating some grey hairs and a strong urge to prevent it from ever happening again. That being said, none of us has a paid a dime to use del.icio.us so all we can do wait patiently for our friend with the superior memory to return. Bring it back solid above all else!

Posted by: david sterry | Dec 19, 2005 5:20:01 AM

yarrrhh... LCD ... filled ... with ... URLs ... on ... post-its. getting hard ... to .. see things ... *gasp*.

Posted by: chris holland | Dec 19, 2005 5:22:53 AM

You might want to try CollaborativeRank, a search engine for del.icio.us, which is currently operational even though del.icio.us is down: http://collabrank.web.cse.unsw.edu.au/del.icio.us/ . To search/browse your del.icio.us bookmarks, try queries like this "via:notmuch", "del.icio.us via:notmuch", etc. For bookmark recommendations, try queries like "for:notmuch", "del.icio.us for:notmuch", etc.

Posted by: Amir Michail | Dec 19, 2005 5:27:46 AM

It's a success. We will just wait as we know that it will be for the best again !!

Posted by: Michael Comglas | Dec 19, 2005 5:35:14 AM

啊!怎么可能? 快把它修好啦!多谢。。。

Posted by: Li Fang Wei | Dec 19, 2005 5:39:01 AM

Why does a power outage require a very long time spent 'rebuilding'? Fascinated to see the info behind that one. And it has nothing to do with Yahoo? Like Typepad too? It's a curse. Yes the service is free but I've come to use it a lot and I can't rely on it. I can't replicate the social aspect but the online bookmarking part I'll sort out myself from now on. Might take a few RSS feeds from you to see what other people are up to. Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish.

Posted by: David | Dec 19, 2005 5:43:04 AM

In the words of joni mitchell,"you don't know what you got till it's gone" Best of luck sorting out all the probs. Until then I think I still remember how to use a pencil and paper.

Posted by: twangbanger | Dec 19, 2005 5:49:09 AM

Good luck with getting everything back up again. Power outages can cause all kinds of problems.. for example they make the vcr go blink blink blink. the age of vhs is over and i never did figure out how to program that thing.

Posted by: Catnabbit | Dec 19, 2005 6:00:56 AM

Good luck and best wishes del.icio.us folks! I deal with my set of computers and servers and they're great until they're not, and then all hell breaks loose! I'll be waiting...

Posted by: ruminator | Dec 19, 2005 6:03:52 AM

I agree with the person doubting the "power outage" theme. The power should be back on by now (hell, are your servers in New Orleans or what?), so reboot the damn servers and load balancers and off we go. What exactly are you "rebuilding"?

Posted by: Criticaster | Dec 19, 2005 6:04:41 AM

>>>> Why does a power outage require a very long time spent 'rebuilding'? <<<< If MySQL screws its indexes up (as it can do when the server shuts off without warning), they need to be rebuilt. Depending on the size and amount of indexes, this can take a very long time. The hard disks may need to go through consistency checks, too, which is also time consuming. Lastly, the various caches may need priming. Then, after all that, they'll probably run some tests to make sure everything's working correctly. Long term, it's best not to rush these things.

Posted by: Ben | Dec 19, 2005 6:06:13 AM

Not to worry guys; we can wait! Good luck with getting everything back up, and thanks for providing a great service.

Posted by: Squeezeweasel | Dec 19, 2005 6:07:50 AM

Take your time. We are waiting anxiously... keep up the good work, and good luck!

Posted by: Bernardo | Dec 19, 2005 6:08:54 AM

This is se.rio.us!

Posted by: VicKuP | Dec 19, 2005 6:12:09 AM

This Yahoo acquisition was bad for del.icio.us, no doubt about it. Yahoo is already known to be evil - cooperating with Chinese Communist Party to arrest dissidents. Can we expect something good out of them? I would rather live with ads on del.icio.us, as to be the part of the evil company. Bye

Posted by: Peter | Dec 19, 2005 6:15:56 AM

OK, so del.icio.us is offline while "rebuilding". But what exactly are they rebuilding? How (and why) do they pay for all the necessary hardware and this maintenance? Given the conspicuous lack of advertising on del.icio.us, how is it financed? Are they just altruists who just want to provide a convenient service for free?

Posted by: TechTec | Dec 19, 2005 6:20:55 AM

Come on guys, bring it back up already. Don't "take your time" like everyone else is saying. It's bad for your business, it's bad for your users. Users want to have their bookmarks available at all times. If you can't keep downtime to an absolute minimum they'll switch over to other services. So... hurry up!

Posted by: Carlos | Dec 19, 2005 6:27:40 AM

Oh come on kids. Remember back in the day? when we wrote URLs down on scratch paper? All you folks half complaining don't know how good they have it. glitches and hiccups are really difficult to fix. Not to mention the database probably isn't happy. Be patient. and email your urls to yourself then shut down. save some electricity. i saw an ad that said that 70 barrels of oil are burned a day at the average NOC. it was for the new Sun eco-server lol. This Yahoo thing scares me. Nothing ever good comes from large company aquisitions. Besides... doesn't yahoo already have a bookmarking system? i could be wrong.

Posted by: mike | Dec 19, 2005 6:30:11 AM

Can you please hide email addresses? I really didn't think you'd show my email address "in the clear"... Haven't you heard about this thing called spam? *sigh*

Posted by: Carlos | Dec 19, 2005 6:37:36 AM

Good luck dudes, one doesn't realize the addiction until one misses it.

Posted by: Aaman | Dec 19, 2005 6:41:52 AM

> If MySQL screws its indexes up... Please! Don't! Tell! Me! that del.icio.us uses MySql??? Also, why didn't they just recover from a backup with indexes intact?

Posted by: Criticaster | Dec 19, 2005 6:47:30 AM

damm yahoo i have when big corps do this buy buy buy, and f*** the users

Posted by: teste | Dec 19, 2005 6:49:29 AM

I'm not "half complaining". I'm "full complaining". If you want to write 1000+ urls on scratch paper go ahead. I use del.icio.us because I want to have my bookmarks accessible reliably. Otherwise I'd setup a bookmarks server on my home pc or I'd carry my bookmarks around in my flash drive. If they can't offer reliability I'll move over to another service. Also, there are far better ways to be environment friendly: get a low-emission car, pressure your government to sign the Kyoto Protocol... I'm sure you can think of a few more examples.

Posted by: Carlos | Dec 19, 2005 6:49:35 AM

Get the dam thing up for GOD's sake IM SUFFERING :'(

Posted by: hs | Dec 19, 2005 6:54:05 AM

I hope that the system and site will be restored soon. :) One thing's for sure - I can't afford to lose my bookmarks because I have deleted all of mine on firefox, after loading them here. o.o; But anyway, at this point of time, I can only keep my fingers crossed. :) To all the staff and people behind the scenes - Thank you for dedicating your time

Posted by: Daphne | Dec 19, 2005 6:56:02 AM

Hey, guys. Chill! I really appreciate all the work that Joshua and the other good folk at del.icio.us have done to make me so addicted to this site. Yes, I want them to hurry up but piss on it, I'll wait as long as it takes. 'Cause there's no way to replace what del.ico.us does for me. Thanks again Joshua et.al! Keep up the mighty fine work.

Posted by: s | Dec 19, 2005 7:04:40 AM

NOOOOOOooooo!!! What am I going to do with myself now that you're gone?!!! Lost!!! I'm lost without my del.icio.us online companion, I tell you... Any idea when I can get my life back again? :-p

Posted by: Charme | Dec 19, 2005 7:05:28 AM

Good luck getting everything back :)

Posted by: paul | Dec 19, 2005 7:08:42 AM

Would seriously like to see u guys getting the site online again and fast. Do the needful and hope for the best. Keep up the good work. Cheers!!!

Posted by: Ali Asgar | Dec 19, 2005 7:15:27 AM

good luck guys, take your time and have a great xmas.

Posted by: mungler | Dec 19, 2005 7:22:48 AM

Carlos, please. If you honestly believe they are, in any way, making a conscious decision to keep the site down, please don't speak anymore. Mistakes happen, power outages do occur, and no website is up 100% of the time (even the most "reliable" ones). If it is really so important to you that you have your bookmarks with you at all times (which there's nothing wrong with), then by all means, try some other method of storing them that seems more reliable to you. But coming here and complaining about downtime like it's an easy-to-control variable noticably decreases the average IQ of this entire commenting collective, and potentially distracts a hard-working repair team from their goal.

Posted by: Jake | Dec 19, 2005 7:24:23 AM

Good luck with getting everything back up, and thanks for providing a great service.

Posted by: Peter Franken | Dec 19, 2005 7:27:53 AM

What's this? I have trouble functioning without del.icio.us?? "I NEED DEL.ICIO.US!" Kudos to the marketing team for this one! Just kidding.

Posted by: Troy | Dec 19, 2005 7:30:39 AM

It's a very cold and dark net without del.icio.us... For the first time in two years, I'm browsing without purpose or direction. There is an endless stream of popups, phish, and vi@gra out there. Someone, anyone, turn the lights on quick before I run out of memory, money, and blood to my brain.

Posted by: intradink | Dec 19, 2005 7:34:53 AM

Joshua, why has my only update on the status been through Kevin Rose on a recorded TWiT Podcast? This second outage in a week is approaching 24 hours, but you do have access to this Typepad blog, so please tell us something. Be honest - bruttaly honest. (Yahoo, if you're hushing this up, get over it.) So, again, please, with due respect, I think after 24 hours you should provide us with at least one update: What's the status, how long do you think it will take to fix, and are there some users with permanent data loss? And for extra credit, what actions will be taken to prevent this from happening again in a few days?

Posted by: Tollie | Dec 19, 2005 7:36:43 AM

I'm with Carlo's if they want us to use this sort of servcice and they dont keep backups to keep it online then what it the point of it. As I didn't want to duplicate my work I had got into the habit of just tagging pages with this service and not adding to the hundreds of bookmarks I have locally on my system always there when I need them, now I'm stuffed for serveral links I need to follow up today, so when and if this gets back online I'm going to be copying all my links to my machine and stuff del.icio.us, it aint worth the hassle. And if Jake wants to get personal with IQ comments all I can say is it shows his IQ.

Posted by: pissed guy | Dec 19, 2005 7:39:29 AM

Hi Jake! I don't think they're taking this long on purpose. I understand that shit happens, hard disks fail, power fails and software bugs eat data, etc. But the "take your time" comments made me want to scream. When this kind of thing happens, no body tells me to take my time, to go have some rest and fix it when I feel like it. The priorities are: (1)fix it now; (2)have some sleep; (3)understand what happened and make sure it doesn't happen again; (4)have some more rest/margaritas. I am sure that the creators of del.icio.us are trying their best to bring the site back up. I believe they're not even wasting time reading these comments.

Posted by: Carlos | Dec 19, 2005 7:39:37 AM


Posted by: Gabriel | Dec 19, 2005 7:44:18 AM

To everyone here, I'm suspecting that this is growing pains more than power failure. I'm suspecting the influx of users from the recent annoucement has caused a growth in demand the system has been unable to handle. This is just speculation based on what I've heard from Kevin Rose with regards to previous Digg problems.

Posted by: Tollie | Dec 19, 2005 7:49:28 AM

Jake...I think you are missing the point. No doubt all of us love this epitome of what WEB2 is about and becoming. I have only used it for a couple of months and already tout it to my associates and friends, it is ithe first "click" for me when I get on line in the morning, tags and bunches have freed me from the tyranny of organizing and reorganizing bookmark folders, its available no matter where I am, etc. But WEB2 is about the corporate world of service on demand, which means always up. This is something that Google understands, probably better than anyone out there. Don't think for a minute that they are just a "search" company (as brilliant as page ranking is)....they are an infrastructure company which delivers secure services 24 by 7 with near zero latency, etc, etc. This is their "secret" weapon which Microsoft still does not understand. The corporaate world demands this before putting the company jewels into the WEB2 basket. And del.icio.us is not helping this one bit. Maybe it isn't Yahoo, I dont know....especially since we get little information. I used Flickr before and after the acquisition, didn't see any difference in service. But then I don't use Flickr every minute I am on line either. This is a disaster for these folks. Bill

Posted by: Bill | Dec 19, 2005 7:51:08 AM

Once upon a time, Yahoo bought del.icio.us and anything more works... Sorry yahoo.. Open source rules...

Posted by: Renato Carvalho | Dec 19, 2005 7:55:11 AM

get it fixed, I have all my bookmarks with you and can't access them

Posted by: Ryan Partington | Dec 19, 2005 7:55:13 AM

I will switch on "scuttle" or an other social bookmark (Open source GPL...but without Yahoo... an independent). I'm not ok with The Yahoo marketing based on this beautiful tool (when it works :-)

Posted by: !Happy | Dec 19, 2005 8:09:33 AM

Obviously, I've no idea if it's related, but since the Yahoo! buy-out, first I saw occasional raw script error messages, and now this rather lengthly service outage. I'm definitely not trying to diss you guys: del.icio.us has been a fantastic, ever-improving service in the last two years, and was something myself and friends had been saying we wanted. To top all that, it's free. But the coincidence of the service getting less stable just after Yahoo! buys it does make me kinda nervous.

Posted by: Small Paul | Dec 19, 2005 8:13:13 AM

Status update, please? I'm a system admin too, so I've been there, and I sympathise. I know how it gets when you're wrestling a down system for more than a day, and you're running on caffine fumes. Do us a favor, though, then next time you grab a new coffee or run to the bathroom, and use the mental break to give us a quick update. It'd be appreciated. Thanks, and good luck, -- Pat

Posted by: Patrick Spinler | Dec 19, 2005 8:13:53 AM

Imagine the perceptions thousands of new users are getting as they get here….and even worse when those thousands tell thousands of others. But w.e shit happens ill be back to check out this place…seems cool.

Posted by: Mo | Dec 19, 2005 8:15:34 AM

Perhaps you could consider setting up a mirror at dis.astro.us to tide us over...

Posted by: lisa | Dec 19, 2005 8:22:13 AM

>Perhaps you could consider setting up a mirror at dis.astro.us to tide us >over... lol !!!

Posted by: !Happy | Dec 19, 2005 8:26:38 AM

I wanted to update my bookmark with this site that I found: http://www.theadsfarm.com I saw that this blog is alive so meanwhile, I will surf to the blog and click on this link. this way I won't forget to update my bookmarks when there service will be back on. hope you will come alive again soon. you are making great job there.

Posted by: El | Dec 19, 2005 8:29:40 AM

is there any way to download and backup our links ?

Posted by: marcel | Dec 19, 2005 8:31:05 AM

Hello, We are Yahoo! of Borg. Resistance is futile! Hello, We are Yahoo of Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Hello, We are Yahoo! All your Base, are belong to us.

Posted by: Borg King | Dec 19, 2005 8:35:45 AM

marcel and others wishing to backup their del.icio.us tags; this is not a new request, and there are several options depending on your needs. My suggestion is you try this link when del.icio.us is back >> http://del.icio.us/tag/del.icio.us+backup

Posted by: Backup del.icio.us | Dec 19, 2005 8:37:50 AM

the way to download - save it as an html! :) hope, you will be back soon! I used this site also as a search

Posted by: mylinks | Dec 19, 2005 8:44:05 AM

quando que esse site vai voltar no ar???

Posted by: Alex André | Dec 19, 2005 8:45:32 AM

Good grief, everybody is grumpy. C'mon, folks, it's a free service. If you don't like it, you are MORE than welcome to go elsewhere. Also, Yahoo most likely has nothing to do with this, as the acquisition was only JUST announced. Yeah, they might have done the switch before the announcement, but it's just as likely that they did not. I don't use it to keep my bookmarks, but rather to share them. The auto-post does that better than any other service. I'm sticking with del.icio.us personally. BTW, Carlos, if you put in a URL then your e-mail address won't show!

Posted by: Meredith | Dec 19, 2005 8:54:01 AM

Jeez ! As soon as I heard Del.icio.us was bought by Yahoo, I had a backup of my del.icio.us links, using the Firefox foxylicious extension (give it a try when Del.icio.is is back). Then I searched an alternative tool to del.icio.us, just in case... and I discovered Blogmarks.net, which is a french (as I am) social bookmarking system management. Most of all, one can import on it all the links collected on a Del.icio.us account. So I have two Del.icio.us backups ;-)

Posted by: Isa | Dec 19, 2005 9:03:32 AM

This is the first time I came to this site to sign-up and &%#%^&%#^&%^*&@%^@#!$%@$%^%^&^&(*_(%&%#^&

Posted by: Migelito | Dec 19, 2005 9:04:03 AM

Headline reads: "Yahoo! destroys del.icio.us to make users switch to Yahoo! My Web 2.0." Just kidding! Maybe.

Posted by: Dossy Shiobara | Dec 19, 2005 9:07:12 AM

I'm jonesing for some bookmarks.

Posted by: Spicolli | Dec 19, 2005 9:08:09 AM

C'mon guys, we are terribly handicapped :(

Posted by: exhilarator | Dec 19, 2005 9:10:15 AM

Oh my god you guys never heard of BACK UP?! This is WEB2.0???!!

Posted by: grace | Dec 19, 2005 9:11:18 AM

Yeah, it sucks. But stop complaining. The service is free... and without ads even. How many times has this happened? Not enough considering it's something you don't pay for. It's unfortunate that this is twice in one week, but hey... it happens. They do a great job. And this is exactly the type of thing the Yahoo! buyout will help to remedy.

Posted by: Mills | Dec 19, 2005 9:13:04 AM

Maybe if you didn't use crappy open source software, this could had been fixed faster.... MOVE TO MICROSOFT, FAGS!

Posted by: l0rdz | Dec 19, 2005 9:13:51 AM

Meredith: Yeah, I noticed that thing about the url instead of the email address... a bit too late though, I had submited my comment by then. I use Foxylicious to import my del.icio.us bookmarks into Firefox. I won't have my bookmarks lost, even if the thing goes away for good. This outage hurts del.icio.us itself much more than it hurts any of its individual users. And being a free service is not an excuse. Users will walk away just the same. There are dozens of other free services out there. That's why they can't just relax and take their time to fix it.

Posted by: Carlos | Dec 19, 2005 9:15:10 AM

"Maybe if you didn't use crappy open source software, this could had been fixed faster.... MOVE TO MICROSOFT, FAGS!" That's beyond hilarious... I've never had more trouble than when I used IIS for 6 months (because it was the software of choice for my previous hosting provider)... Switched to GoDaddy, got a Linux server with Apache, haven't had a single second of downtime in years. Also, a power outage is unrelated to software.

Posted by: Bryan | Dec 19, 2005 9:16:38 AM


Posted by: macewan | Dec 19, 2005 9:16:42 AM

Impressive downtime!

Posted by: Christian Lund | Dec 19, 2005 9:16:45 AM

MICROSOFT? How retro and quaint. This is the new age, 10rdz. Anyway, the fact that the service is free is not germane to the service on demand environment. So is Gmail, Gmail Mobile, Google Earth and a ton of other WEB2 services. Bring on the ads, what is needed is 24 by 7 or at most an occasional 1 or 2 minute glitch. Why should I have to worry about backups, let the service provider do it....that is what SERVICE is about!!! Bill

Posted by: Bill | Dec 19, 2005 9:20:38 AM

Google has an open door right now to show us Google Tags beta... 2 outs in 1 week and 1 with 24 hour downtime is circa 1995 not 2005! Loved the concept, but it's easily replicatable and Google would get my usage at this point... Yahoo may or may not be responsible, but they will get burned either way after this little blowup...

Posted by: Gene | Dec 19, 2005 9:20:54 AM


Posted by: Mark | Dec 19, 2005 9:23:27 AM

I want it up and running ASAP, or I will find somebody else. we are losing revenue. we are no more ad-free site. -Yahoo

Posted by: Yahoo CEO | Dec 19, 2005 9:27:33 AM

Take your time to do it right guys! These things happen, even to a great service like del.icio.us. We're with you all the way.

Posted by: Bert Heymans | Dec 19, 2005 9:28:19 AM

Man -- I miss del.icio.us! I'm using local bookmarking for the moment. (*sob*) Good luck with what must be done. May there be sustaining food in your office and caffeine at the ready. And, oh, yeah, Merry Christmas (or insert your favorite holiday here).

Posted by: Laura | Dec 19, 2005 9:30:46 AM

it's free..

Posted by: WTJ | Dec 19, 2005 9:36:29 AM

May the force be with you

Posted by: Antonio | Dec 19, 2005 9:36:41 AM

Would everyone please STOP COMPLAINING! It is a free service. They are having some trouble but they are working hard. They dont have to work hard for you, you aren't a paying customer. They could, if they wanted, sit about for a few days and watch t.v., but no, they are slaving hard. So give them a break and be patient, respect them for their efforts you bunch of ingrates.

Posted by: Rob | Dec 19, 2005 9:41:19 AM

l0rdz, you've managed to offend just about everybody with your last post. This is to encourage the del folks to keep going in spite of ignoramuses like l0rdz.

Posted by: Frank | Dec 19, 2005 9:43:19 AM

I really don't get it. Why don't people understand that everything is free, there's not a single ad in sight and then people start to insult everybody because the site, after (what I've heard) two years for 24 hours. Everything is free and the admins have to pay it all themselves. Why don't those who have complaints each give the admins 50$? Then they might buy a UPS? :p

Posted by: Itto | Dec 19, 2005 9:43:26 AM

badly addicted to del....do somethings ,guys :(

Posted by: shubham | Dec 19, 2005 9:45:57 AM

It must be a sign of my ded.icati.on that I actually read all these comments. Go delicious!! You will survive. Oh and guys? Why do you think Yahoo! is responsible for this? It's a friggin power failure! (Heh heh.... we just acquired del.icio.us... let's pull the plug on them... heh heh...)

Posted by: fireballmage | Dec 19, 2005 9:47:16 AM

It must be a sign of my ded.icati.on that I actually read all these comments. Go delicious!! You will survive. Oh and guys? Why do you think Yahoo! is responsible for this? It's a friggin power failure! (Heh heh.... we just acquired del.icio.us... let's pull the plug on them... heh heh...)

Posted by: fireballmage | Dec 19, 2005 9:48:26 AM

Rob, hopefully the del.icio.us guys understand something you don't: that their most important asset are their users. The software and the service are just the means to get users... What happens when the service goes down for extended periods of time? Users move over to other services.

Posted by: Carlos | Dec 19, 2005 9:51:14 AM

Well good luck with everything, and congratulations with the whole yahoo deal of course. Kudos, Jeff

Posted by: Bloggoing.com | Dec 19, 2005 9:51:51 AM

I am sure this is one of your most stressful days ever guys. Best of luck getting her back up and running.

Posted by: peter Baldes | Dec 19, 2005 9:54:58 AM

I was thinking what is the use of favorites/bookmarks in my browser after I started using del.icio.us. Now I know it is a temp place to put the links when del.icio.us is down until it is up again.

Posted by: shazia | Dec 19, 2005 9:56:33 AM

Yeah, I can understand that the users are important, all i'm saying is that the del.icio.us guys are no doubt working hard, and have been working hard for the past 2 years or so, and I have never once been hit with an ad (I wouldn't mind them even if they were about to be honest) or asked to provide money before I can use the service. People need to wake up and realise this, that they have never paid and have gotten a top quality service none the less. So instead of moaning about how they cannot get to their links, they need to instead rally around these guys, coz in my book they are pretty cool for giving us something like that. The world is too harsh on people without looking at the real situation, that these guys have provided you with a service, mostly with their own funds. I, for one, applaude them, and won't stand for them being put down, especially since this outage is not their fault.

Posted by: Rob | Dec 19, 2005 9:58:23 AM

It 's when we miss you, that we appreciate the wonderful services and job you do. Come back soon strong and fine! And best wishes for the New Year.

Posted by: Artemis | Dec 19, 2005 10:00:24 AM

Guys, it's just a bookmark service FFS....

Posted by: kbarnes70 | Dec 19, 2005 10:03:45 AM

Personally, I don't think people will just switch to another service just because of a few glitches. (It's called 'Loyalty', and I've got bags of that where del.icio.us is concerned.) Yeah, I'll admit it's a little inconvenient, but it's not the end of the world. These things happen from time to time...We just have to deal with it.

Posted by: Charme | Dec 19, 2005 10:05:13 AM

Rob ... you seem like the guys at delicious are sooo altruistic. In case you haven't realized, they sold out to Yahoo. They are pretty cool for developing this, but please don't think they are doing it out of the goodness of their hearts. They are in the business of social bookmarking and the bottom line is to be down for soo long is unexcuable. And this stuff about "mostly with their own funds", hello ... it is called an investment, from which I assume with the Yahoo deal they made money off of. That is great for them, but please don't act like this isn't a business, because it is. So, I personally don't appluade them, but am very disapointed.

Posted by: Alex | Dec 19, 2005 10:05:21 AM

amazing how long this is taking. amazing how it never happened before.

Posted by: maique madeira | Dec 19, 2005 10:08:59 AM

I'm supporting you guys to 100% Keep up the good work! :)

Posted by: tedjohansson | Dec 19, 2005 10:10:24 AM

OK, so it has been over 10 hours since their last post ... you mean to tell me there are no updates in 10 hours!?

Posted by: Alex | Dec 19, 2005 10:10:57 AM

Yeah, ok, they have sold out to yahoo, and they invested money in it, good for them, they makde money, everyone likes to, and they did it doing something they like. Go them. But my point is that the service is free, so what if it is down for a while, you have still gotten to use it for free and will use it again for free, so what right do you have to complain?

Posted by: Rob | Dec 19, 2005 10:11:24 AM

i love del.icio.us! thanks for this excellent service. this feels like half of my brain is not working :-{ joshua, can you give another update? a ETA for putting it live again?

Posted by: raudi | Dec 19, 2005 10:11:53 AM

87456 seconds without del.icio.us...oooh...the horror! the horror!

Posted by: bigmouse | Dec 19, 2005 10:13:37 AM

No del.icio.us popular list no bookmarks no inbox what will I blog! WHAT WILL I BLOG!

Posted by: Lawsy | Dec 19, 2005 10:14:39 AM

I understand that this is a free service, but c'mon guys.. a 24h downtime? besides the other large downtime a few days ago? Reliability is a MUST in del.icio.us Besides that, great service guys

Posted by: Sergio | Dec 19, 2005 10:15:27 AM

Seriously dudes, I have like a million bookmarks I want to save and nary a place to save them! And I totally NEED to get at my bookmarks! It's 3 in the afternoon on Monday where I am, surely now you must be able to exploit at least a smidgin of Yahoo's international assistance? And like, get a move on? Please? Respect!

Posted by: Matthew | Dec 19, 2005 10:15:58 AM

Keep up the good work. Om bless you! We damn appreciate your diligence. P.S. Merry Christmas :)

Posted by: Flack | Dec 19, 2005 10:17:17 AM

Seriously dudes, I have like a million bookmarks I want to save and nary a place to save them! And I totally NEED to get at my bookmarks! It's 3 in the afternoon on Monday where I am, surely now you must be able to exploit at least a smidgin of Yahoo's international assistance? And like, get a move on? Please? Respect!

Posted by: Matthew | Dec 19, 2005 10:17:37 AM

Let's see. We've got people dying in Iraq, folks from New Orleans still without homes or jobs, sick people without health insurance and, oh yeah, we're without our free bookmark service for a day or two. Gee, I wonder which one isn't that critical? Some folks here need to get a little perspective on things folks. And Mills, Carlos and LS, try not to be such low lifes, please. Calling people fags and such really isn't funny or clever, just nasty and bigoted.

Posted by: Paul | Dec 19, 2005 10:21:41 AM

Here here paul, here here.

Posted by: Rob | Dec 19, 2005 10:23:10 AM

I am trying to be patient but I have not had my fill of del.icio.us for so many days. I'll glad pay your Starbuck bill to get this up and running!

Posted by: Khurt Williams | Dec 19, 2005 10:29:15 AM

Paul: I never insulted anyone, despite having been called less-than-nice names.

Posted by: Carlos | Dec 19, 2005 10:29:45 AM

> But my point is that the service is free, so what if it is down for a while, you have still gotten to use it for free and will use it again for free, so what right do you have to complain? Being free is part of the business model for start-ups now a days. In the internet boom the goal was to go public, now it is to sell to some company. All in all, this is business, and poor service is poor business, free or not free.

Posted by: Alex | Dec 19, 2005 10:31:12 AM

Good luck, I hope you get the issues hammered out soon.

Posted by: Frank Gruber | Dec 19, 2005 10:32:27 AM

just go here far better http://de.lirio.us/rubric

Posted by: kuros | Dec 19, 2005 10:32:32 AM

Hurry back, guys! If Del.icio.us goes down, the terrorists win! :)

Posted by: Neil | Dec 19, 2005 10:34:13 AM

my god just tried shadows.com to bookmark my open tabs and it is no replacment at all for del.icio.us. not even temporarily.... i mean the shadow pages sound like a nice feature but the tagging just sucks! please del.icio.us get back to live

Posted by: raudi | Dec 19, 2005 10:35:30 AM

You have my most sincere apology, Carlos(and Mills and LS). I read the name above rather than below the post. The offenders were TY, 10rdz and Bryan.

Posted by: Paul | Dec 19, 2005 10:36:04 AM

I coulnt care less about people dying in Iraq and you can sink New Orleans as well. If someone offers a service then it should be just that - a service, free or payed ads or ad free. I have dropped del.icio.us already and switched to scuttle which is free, is open source and offers other interesting features, like importing my del.icio.us tags sometime in 2007 when they get this sorted.

Posted by: fuck del.icio.us | Dec 19, 2005 10:36:19 AM

kuros: I will try out that site (I'm a sucker for new or non-new-but-previously-unknown-to-me web applications/services), and I'm not one to make immediate judgements, but I must say, the color scheme on the homepage is atrocious. Can you customize the look of de.lirio.us? Also, I have been a loyal user of del.icio.us for a while, and while I'm worried about Yahoo! buying them, I'm not upset about it either. They need to make a living just like everyone else. However, it does bother me somewhat that the new business model for start-ups seem to be "be free, then sell when it's big." I would have been happy to pay a small annual fee (say, $5-$10 a year, which isn't a lot by itself, but multiply that by tens of thousands of users and it's looking much better) to use a great service. Why can't start-ups ever just take the traditional business approach anymore?

Posted by: Bryan | Dec 19, 2005 10:38:31 AM

del.icio.us is still down as of 10:30 EST. Unacceptable. There should be a full mirror of del.icio.us before this kind of maintenance is undertaken. I'm glad this occurred *before* I moved all my bookmarks to del.icio.us. Time to look for a more professional social bookmarking service.

Posted by: hardcoreUFO | Dec 19, 2005 10:38:46 AM

Take some time off once delicious is up and running :)

Posted by: harish | Dec 19, 2005 10:39:18 AM

I don't mind the downtime really, shit happens. But can anyone appreciate that irony of del.icio.us first major outage (well the first multi-day one I've seen) happens right after the news that Yahoo! has bought del.icio.us? Sign of the gods, people, sign of the gods :P ps. will it be called del!icio!us! in the future!?

Posted by: Michiel | Dec 19, 2005 10:39:34 AM

"Let's see. We've got people dying in Iraq, folks from New Orleans still without homes or jobs, sick people without health insurance and, oh yeah, we're without our free bookmark service for a day or two." And which of those are the del.icio.us guys responsible for fixing? I think just the last one, and that doesn't seem to be happening.

Posted by: John | Dec 19, 2005 10:40:16 AM

"You have my most sincere apology, Carlos(and Mills and LS). I read the name above rather than below the post. The offenders were TY, 10rdz and Bryan." - Wait? Me? I love del.icio.us, and I know how hard a power outage can be on a high-traffic site like this. I never said anything contrary.

Posted by: Bryan | Dec 19, 2005 10:41:12 AM

デリシャスがなくなって初めていかに重要なものなのかと言うことを痛感しました。早く直ってくれることを願います。ありがとう。Thank you!

Posted by: ダイゴ | Dec 19, 2005 10:41:17 AM

John you are a moron, why stop in New Orleans or Iran? We got hundreds of thousands of people on the verge of dying after the Pakistan earthquake, and still genocide in lots of african countries where the warlords roam widely unstopped by any western entity. So don't come to us telling us what's wrong in the world. Moron

Posted by: Criticaster | Dec 19, 2005 10:42:34 AM

I remember when Yahoo was a text-links page (sort of like Craigslist, but not as crowded). I don't know what del.icio.us is using for software, hardware, or network infrastructure, but it wouldn't be a big surprise to find it's still a shoe-string operation with a very good idea just waiting for money to fund it better. Like the Yahoo of old running on a server at U. of Minn. Please spare the rest of us the whining about your bookmarks, or griping about reliability. This outage is supposed to be about cleaning up, and these things take time to run all the way through. That's the downside of being so popular, that your database is large. Just be patient. As for backups, redundancy, reliability, etc., it's a message I'm sure the crew knows quite well.

Posted by: ten-seven | Dec 19, 2005 10:46:56 AM

I am pretty new to del.icio.us, but I finally "got it" and have been using it more and more. It is too bad they are having this issue. But you know, I have been in the IT biz for 20+ years and this is not the first time a service has been hit hard. Stuff happens. In fact I haven't been able to get Technorati tags to "take" since last night either (but that is probable operator trouble). I seriously doubt that the folks at "d-central" are just sitting around while the servers are thrashing. Let 'em get it working. After Yahoo comes in with their deep pockets and robust hardware we can scream out loud when the service hiccups.

Posted by: Wordjunky | Dec 19, 2005 10:48:59 AM

体に気をつけて頑張ってください。 待ってますよー

Posted by: everes | Dec 19, 2005 10:49:18 AM

Ahh, I know so well how you folks are feeling about now. Nothing like a little pressure when you're trying to work, huh? ;) Well, we here in our house love your site and miss it, just like everyone else here; however, we will love it even more when it comes back online. Keep up the great work. I hope Yahoo doesn't change a thing.

Posted by: Missy | Dec 19, 2005 10:50:37 AM

I'm really hurting here without del.icio.us, hope you get it back up soon. Perhaps you should spend some of that Yahoo! money one some more redundancy so that del.icio.us never goes down again. Load balancing, multiple backup database servers, all that stuff is necessary.

Posted by: Apreche | Dec 19, 2005 10:52:21 AM

A pity the site is down, because it was presented in a free newspaper magazine (20 minutes) today in France, which is read by almost everyone taking the metro in the major towns of France, of which many techno-enthusiast students... I'm awaiting eagerly the return of your site to discover it.

Posted by: Paul | Dec 19, 2005 10:54:12 AM

I just started using del.icio.us a couple of days ago and am completely smitten. Keep up the good work!!! I'll be waiting.

Posted by: metal.fingers | Dec 19, 2005 10:54:24 AM

uh oh, I think I can't live without del.

Posted by: pepgma | Dec 19, 2005 10:57:15 AM

I don't have anything smart to say. Just wanted to post YA "good work", thnx, stay cool to add a positive comment to this pile that's mostly populated by haters and bashers.

Posted by: Nenad Spirkoski | Dec 19, 2005 10:59:03 AM

do you guys need some money? have a paypal acct set up already? Is yahoo taking care of you yet? May the force be with you!

Posted by: Jesse | Dec 19, 2005 11:02:41 AM

It's all about Loyalty, the people that are loyal will enjoy the future benefits from a free service that's simply THE BEST! Keep up the Good work Del.icio.us!

Posted by: Mr. Bloggoing | Dec 19, 2005 11:03:53 AM

Yahoo already has a social bookmarking service with tagging called MyWeb 2.0 in BETA, and it's better than delicious. Now would be a good time to import your delicious bookmarks into it, especially since they'll probably be integrating delicious into it later anyway. http://myweb2.search.yahoo.com/ It caches the bookmarked pages so that you can view them when actual site goes down (especially useful for news articles which disappear after a few months). There's currently a page download size limit somewhere around a few hundred kilobytes, but that's more text than you'd read typically unless you're downloading ebooks.

Posted by: nari | Dec 19, 2005 11:14:06 AM

How's going?!

Posted by: Ken | Dec 19, 2005 11:17:02 AM

I'm surprised they haven't put a Yahoo bookmarks link on this site yet.

Posted by: Jazzman | Dec 19, 2005 11:18:18 AM

Godspeed! Good luck getting the site back up!

Posted by: Diana | Dec 19, 2005 11:19:51 AM

"John you are a moron, why stop in New Orleans or Iran? We got hundreds of thousands of people on the verge of dying after the Pakistan earthquake, and still genocide in lots of african countries where the warlords roam widely unstopped by any western entity. So don't come to us telling us what's wrong in the world. Moron" ...Criticaster |...I think John was actually quoting someone else...

Posted by: Charme | Dec 19, 2005 11:20:05 AM

The Delicious clone, http://digforporn.com, is gonna take over if you guys cant keep delicious running!

Posted by: DON | Dec 19, 2005 11:24:34 AM

@Charme You got that right, though of course judging by Criticaster's ability to recognise when people are quoting, you're probably about to be accused of plagiarism ;)

Posted by: John | Dec 19, 2005 11:25:13 AM

Its stressfull as we want to use our bookarks.. However, the yahoo resources I am sure are coming into play right now which is good.. Once everything is back up make sure to rest a bit over x-mas celbrations.. Peace...

Posted by: Fred Grott | Dec 19, 2005 11:26:22 AM

I use a similar social bookmarking website. Simpy is pretty cool and has some cool additional features. Check it out! http://www.simpy.com

Posted by: Neven | Dec 19, 2005 11:31:03 AM

nada que comentar

Posted by: Alan Ortiz | Dec 19, 2005 11:31:49 AM


Posted by: Bloggoing.com | Dec 19, 2005 11:36:52 AM

I have to resort to using browser bookmarks. Hurry the fuck up.

Posted by: Andrei | Dec 19, 2005 11:37:30 AM

I have to resort to using browser bookmarks. Hurry the fuck up.

Posted by: Andrei | Dec 19, 2005 11:40:30 AM

NO! no advertising for other social bookmarking sites! del.icio.us will be up shortly! Give these guys a chance! :)

Posted by: Ben | Dec 19, 2005 11:45:35 AM

While you are waiting...come to my blog http://radicalbright.com no really, i've put off signing up until today whoops. I feel for you guys...good luck

Posted by: mike | Dec 19, 2005 11:47:23 AM

I am really missing your service.

Posted by: Brian Takita | Dec 19, 2005 11:48:07 AM

Jeez Andrei your a dick. so to all the other people giving the deli.icio.us crew grief, ye must have little to worry about...

Posted by: simon | Dec 19, 2005 11:49:14 AM

Simpy at http://www.simpy.com/ is a good (better) alternative. http://www.simpy.com/about lists some of the core features. You can test-drive it with a demo/demo account.

Posted by: Nicolas | Dec 19, 2005 11:50:05 AM

So Yahoo owns this now? And now it doesn't work? Hmmn...

Posted by: WHAK'd | Dec 19, 2005 11:50:15 AM

Thanks for all the good work you have done so far! And don't forget to eat and sleep, as this could easily get forgotten when stress hits the fan. cheers

Posted by: amaruk | Dec 19, 2005 11:50:35 AM

I'm really lost when Del.icio.us goes down. I really hope we hear from them soon

Posted by: HH32 | Dec 19, 2005 11:51:31 AM

I'm sure that SOMEHOW this is Microsoft's fault.

Posted by: Bill Gates | Dec 19, 2005 11:52:52 AM

Power outage? Are the servers in Nigeria?

Posted by: A Nigerian | Dec 19, 2005 11:54:21 AM

Good things come to those who wait.

Posted by: Mark | Dec 19, 2005 11:55:23 AM

Thanks Nicolas, I've been trying out Jookster.com myself. No tags needed and it searches the whole page of your saved site.

Posted by: Jimmy | Dec 19, 2005 11:55:44 AM

get well soon!

Posted by: earthling | Dec 19, 2005 11:57:31 AM

I agree, good things come to those who wait...It's all about Loyalty, the people that are loyal will enjoy the future benefits of del.icio.us

Posted by: Bloggoing.com | Dec 19, 2005 11:57:43 AM

AAARRHG this is almost as worse as a DNS Server failure...

Posted by: johan | Dec 19, 2005 11:58:56 AM

What's joshua's baconpal address?

Posted by: shekay | Dec 19, 2005 12:00:38 PM

duuuude... stop doing shots in the server room.... ;)

Posted by: duude | Dec 19, 2005 12:00:45 PM

I just wanted to take this moment to thank you for this wonderful service you provide. I'm eagerly awaiting your return, but take your time to do it right.

Posted by: beppu | Dec 19, 2005 12:03:32 PM

Joshua - hang in there. I'm a total del.icio.us junkie - only use local bookmarks in by browser to populate my bookmark bar now. So, although I'm feeling lost without my del.icio.us account, I totally understand the pain you're going through right now. All of use freeloaders can use browser bookmarks (how 2003!) for a few more days until the system's back on its feet. Hopefully the migration into the Yahoo datacenter will go smoothly once that's worked out :-) I'm not going anywhere. To the rest of the kneejerk reactionaries: how much are you paying for your del.icio.us account? Right. So show a little patience, or at least show some respect.

Posted by: D'Arcy Norman | Dec 19, 2005 12:05:40 PM

Ok its official. I cant live without my bookmarks. Thanks for such a great site! Will the site be back today?

Posted by: Bradley woods | Dec 19, 2005 12:06:15 PM

Arrgghhh... it's the end of the workday now where I live. Oh please please delicious be back tomorrow as otherwise I'm gonna have to work over Xmas as you have all the links I need. By the way I just looked at Yahoo's MyWeb2.0 thing and I pray that delicious doesn't end up looking like that. I like the simplicity of delicious, please come back soon and even though I understand why you had to get bought out, don't let them destroy what made delicious so wonderful in the 1st place.

Posted by: lynetter | Dec 19, 2005 12:08:24 PM


Posted by: Robbie Coleman | Dec 19, 2005 12:10:51 PM

I want a refund! Just kidding, thanks for the great free service, and guys while del.icio.us is down you could always use your browser's bookmark feature.

Posted by: Pete Freitag | Dec 19, 2005 12:11:18 PM

You guys are the best in the 2.0. I know things will be good once again. I'll wait patiently.

Posted by: justin.lillich | Dec 19, 2005 12:15:05 PM

you are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happyyyy when skies are gray, You'll never know, del.icio.us, How much I need you please don't take my del.icio.us away... not for too long at least :))))))))))) keep up the goood work! (and this is a remainder to backup those links!!)

Posted by: marco | Dec 19, 2005 12:16:16 PM

Jimmy - take a look at http://www.simpy.com/about more closely - item #3 is: "Full-text Search bookmarked pages' content, not just meta-data".

Posted by: Nicolas | Dec 19, 2005 12:23:26 PM

This power outage seems very convenient in that it stops people using the Del2Del tool in order to defect to de.lirio.us.... :|

Posted by: keith_is_here_2004 | Dec 19, 2005 12:24:26 PM

This outage makes me realize how much I depend on del.icio.us... Hope you are back soon!

Posted by: midbach | Dec 19, 2005 12:34:02 PM

Filangy is good for bookmarking. http://www.Filangy.com

Posted by: G | Dec 19, 2005 12:35:40 PM

Anybody else find the "Bookmark This" link on this blog post a little funny?

Posted by: jt | Dec 19, 2005 12:40:25 PM

Backing up people's personal del.icio.us data can be big business. I certainly won't be relying on this site to be 24/7 any more. If this was a real web company somebody's head will roll. Can you imagine if this was Amazon or Ebay? Since these guys cashed in, maybe they can afford to hire professional help. But they have truly lost some credibility here.

Posted by: eat | Dec 19, 2005 12:41:43 PM

Is it jsut a coincidence that these problems started after the Yahcrap! merge? Ive had seen zero issues up until now.

Posted by: jesse | Dec 19, 2005 12:53:51 PM

Ack, I need my bookmarks! Good luck, guys!

Posted by: E. | Dec 19, 2005 12:53:56 PM

What do you all think about Filangy.com? I used it for a while, but I'm trying out del.icio.us right now. Which service is better?

Posted by: David Shellabarger | Dec 19, 2005 1:02:46 PM

Resposes to this have come in several (not mutually-exclusive) categories: 1. I'm so dependent on del.icio.us, but I love you guys so I'll wait. 2. I'm so dependent on del.icio.us, but I'm a jerk, so I'm going to throw a fit and then go elsewhere. 3. I've obviously never done any real work with computers and dealt with problems (like power outages). 4. Power outages only occur in 3rd world countries, and/or why didn't you have UPS? Everybody relax. Shit happens. That's why you all have your own backups right? That's what I thought.

Posted by: Jon | Dec 19, 2005 1:05:05 PM

Good thing for me I have another aggregator pulling in my del.icio.us links. Don't kno about you guys but my links are backed up! Good Luck getting back online.

Posted by: Mike | Dec 19, 2005 1:05:34 PM

The buddist concept for this is Impermanence. Here today, gone tomorrow. Life is painful. Get over it and move on.

Posted by: jaycee | Dec 19, 2005 1:08:09 PM

Best of luck getting it all up & working asap.

Posted by: John | Dec 19, 2005 1:08:30 PM

del.icio.us, i miss you! Keep up the good work restoring del.icio.us, we can't live without you (anymore...) ;)

Posted by: beeman | Dec 19, 2005 1:09:33 PM

How do you backup your links? I cant stand for this to happen again.

Posted by: Bradley Woods | Dec 19, 2005 1:10:45 PM

Aargh. Power outages are bad. We had motherboard of one of our server knocked out in hurricane Wilma power outage. We know, it's shit. Good luck guys.

Posted by: Manu | Dec 19, 2005 1:12:46 PM

Is someone from G,000,gle or M$ lurking in the shadows over there? -Jonathan http://philoneist.com

Posted by: Jonathan | Dec 19, 2005 1:12:52 PM

wish you were her

Posted by: Javan | Dec 19, 2005 1:13:30 PM

@ Bradley Woods: How to backup up the links? http://rentzsch.com/notes/backingUpDelicious http://hybernaut.com/bdv/delicious-backup.html http://www.uneasysilence.com/how-to-backup-delicious-to-gmail/ Come on, Google still works... ;)

Posted by: beeman | Dec 19, 2005 1:13:33 PM

We'll wait patiently till eveything is fixed. If you need help, I'm in Midtown and could walk over and help out with some pizzas and beer if it'll help. Keep up the great work!

Posted by: pankaj | Dec 19, 2005 1:14:02 PM

thanks heeman! Wish I would have known before yesterday.

Posted by: Bradley Woods | Dec 19, 2005 1:16:14 PM

I feel like i'm missing half my brain.

Posted by: bob | Dec 19, 2005 1:18:50 PM

Guys. If my bookmarks are gone I want to know this! Waiting and uncertainity is the worst thing ;).

Posted by: kc | Dec 19, 2005 1:19:08 PM

Thanks for the periodic updates. It's good to know the data are safe. Thanks for all the hard work you're doing to get things going again. This is a tremendous resource and it's amazing how quickly it's become a necessity. Best of luck, now and in the future.

Posted by: Gardner | Dec 19, 2005 1:19:59 PM

I love you, Delicious. Marry me and bear my children. p.s. some of you people remind me of the idiots on Slashdot. Really, go buy a frickin clue.

Posted by: Moose | Dec 19, 2005 1:21:02 PM

This is why I love delicious2Safari (http://tuxtina.de/software/). Even when del.icio.us is down, I still have all my bookmarks. Also, you can bookmark sites in Safari and then use Safarilicious (http://www.stylemac.com/safarilicious) to send them to del.icio.us when it's back up. There are similar plugins for Camino, but both are Mac–only, obviously.

Posted by: feaverish | Dec 19, 2005 1:21:43 PM

I've been thinking a Firefox plugin which syncs up your del.icio.us bookmarks with a Firefox bookmark directory was something needed. Now its obviously really needed. Does anyone know if there is such a thing yet? Pundits are prosthelitizing that web applications will replace desktop applications. This is exactly why it will not happen in the near future.

Posted by: Brendan Patterson | Dec 19, 2005 1:21:47 PM

Right on the mark, Jon, right on the mark. Although, I'm taking this outage as "maybe I'll get some real work done." ;)

Posted by: Stephen | Dec 19, 2005 1:22:22 PM

The worst situation is when something beyond your control injures your pride-and-joy (and, coincidentally, your business), so you start scrambling to fix it, only to start banging your head into unforeseen walls (like faults amidst a RAID). So, good luck guys! Hope you're not freaking out too much over this!

Posted by: Bryan | Dec 19, 2005 1:24:01 PM

How about creating a static "weblog" version of the user pages? This would make my links accessable even when site is under construction? When service is unaccessable profiles are redirected to this static version. Good luck, I'm missing my links.

Posted by: Martin | Dec 19, 2005 1:25:43 PM

Come on guys. You'll make it! Greetings from Germany!

Posted by: st3f | Dec 19, 2005 1:28:34 PM

Thanks for putting the effort in and keeping us updated. Can't imagine what it would be like without my Delicious. Well I can but it's too painful to go there.

Posted by: ed | Dec 19, 2005 1:32:38 PM

@ brendan: take a look into firefox extension foxylicious. does the job for me :)

Posted by: tozé | Dec 19, 2005 1:33:19 PM

Its impossible to think of my net life with you. Thanks delicious :)

Posted by: Rajiv Verma | Dec 19, 2005 1:38:43 PM

Ahh, I know so well how you folks are feeling about now. Nothing like a little pressure when you're trying to work, huh? ;) Well, we here in our house love your site and miss it, just like everyone else here; however, we will love it even more when it comes back online. Keep up the great work. I hope Yahoo doesn't change a thing.

Posted by: Missy | Dec 19, 2005 1:40:46 PM

Hey Yahoo - Buy these guys an EMC Clarion SAN!

Posted by: Rich | Dec 19, 2005 1:41:12 PM

after reading all these posts, and hearing the desperation, i really want to sign up ugh. http://radicalbright.com <-----just a blog

Posted by: mike | Dec 19, 2005 1:46:09 PM

Ever since Yahoo bought this site, they've been having major outages. More than likely Yahoo is trying to impliment some of their crap, and it screwing with the code. So, they had to take the site down completely to implement "new features"

Posted by: Dan | Dec 19, 2005 1:51:58 PM

Don't worry guys... we are with you. Take your time. We'll wait.

Posted by: Join Ebay | Dec 19, 2005 2:00:01 PM

grrrrrrrr! well.. i've posted my del.icio.us bookmarks in my looklater.com account the past week.. it's sooo sad.. more money does things crappy...

Posted by: Leandro Ardissone | Dec 19, 2005 2:00:35 PM

Fingers crossed it's up soon, 'cos bookmarking 1.0 is hardwork.

Posted by: Mekon | Dec 19, 2005 2:01:00 PM

I need my bookmarks... A Firefox extension that keep the del.icio.us bookmarks locally could be a great thing... Good luck guys !

Posted by: ayk | Dec 19, 2005 2:03:17 PM

Bookmark syncing in Firefox that keeps a local cache? Try foxylicious: http://dietrich.ganx4.com/foxylicious/

Posted by: Erwin | Dec 19, 2005 2:10:04 PM

So I finally sign up to use this to store links to my Christmas List and now everyone can't get to the site! BAH HUMBUG!

Posted by: Rich | Dec 19, 2005 2:10:06 PM

ZZZzzzz...."are we there Yet?"... Damn, never knew I'd get addicted to a site...

Posted by: Dysus | Dec 19, 2005 2:12:08 PM

No hay problema esperaremos un poco más. Mientras visitaré http://www.chiapas.gob.mx

Posted by: jose luis morales | Dec 19, 2005 2:14:47 PM

Good luck :-)

Posted by: salvatore | Dec 19, 2005 2:16:19 PM

"it's sooo sad.. more money does things crappy..." What are you talking about "joinebay"?? The Yahoo! deal was only announced on Dec 9th and you think that somehow had to do with this crash? It was a power outage. Money does not equal "things crappy". Maybe your money does, but don't take that out on the rest of the business world by spreading that falsehood. Having an offline version somehow would be very cool. I'll second that emotion. Meanwhile, can't really complain about losing a service I wasn't paying for but sure will love having it back! Thanks for all you do del.icio.us!

Posted by: Hans | Dec 19, 2005 2:16:20 PM

man I agree with Dysus. I am totally addicted! I need my del.icio.us back!

Posted by: Ian Sheridan | Dec 19, 2005 2:16:33 PM

http://www.spurl.net is like delicious, but it also saves a cache of each page you bookmark, and allows you to save longer snippets from an article in the link summary. It's also fully integratable with delicious (every bookmark you make on Spurl can be automatically sent to your delicious account). Use Spurl and you will always have a backup to your delicious account ...

Posted by: Myer | Dec 19, 2005 2:16:36 PM

I used a tag to group urls into a christmas list, and relatives are complaining to me on AIM that they can't see it. Lame.

Posted by: mad.radhu | Dec 19, 2005 2:17:24 PM

For those using del.icio.us as a wishlist, try out http://www.kaboodle.com. Has great features specifically for wishlifts and giftlists, public or private.

Posted by: anon | Dec 19, 2005 2:21:01 PM

haha...surprised they are not going through and deleting all the competitive posts. keep using delicious and add my blog when it comes back up http://radicalbright.com if you think it sucks...leave comments to that effect lol

Posted by: mike | Dec 19, 2005 2:23:39 PM

I am slowly going crazy... dear god get my links back. Please?

Posted by: sd | Dec 19, 2005 2:28:02 PM

Any revised estimates for being back up? Just curious. -A del.icio.us zealot! :-)

Posted by: Michael | Dec 19, 2005 2:29:46 PM

um, guys, this is the 19th, and the last message was from late last night...

Posted by: Carol | Dec 19, 2005 2:29:47 PM

the deirium tremens are intensifying...come back! good luck

Posted by: oxala75 | Dec 19, 2005 2:30:56 PM

We are with ya! Look foward to the triumphant return!

Posted by: Donn | Dec 19, 2005 2:34:07 PM

Just for fun, this morning I reprogrammed my own version of del.icio.us. http://robkohr.com/del.not.us/?u=robkohr It lacks polish, but it is fun and functional.

Posted by: Rob Kohr | Dec 19, 2005 2:36:12 PM

First of all, good luck to all who are working on fixing the problem. We all appreciate your work and your del.icio.us service. Secondly, I highly doubt Yahoo's aquistion of Del.icio.us had anything to do with the power outage. So stop with the conspiracy theories. Thirdly, to all those ... um... nice people with the "6 browsers open" with pages to bookmark - and "10 sites" that they don't want to leave the computer on all night for... 1) get a life - go outside and play - go watch a movie - go for a hike - get off the computer 2) a few of the newer browsers out there have a neat feature called "Favorites" or "Bookmarks" (go figure) that you can use to save the URLS of the pages you are looking at. You can always bookmark the pages in your browser, and then when del.icio.us gets back up and running - come back and tag it here. 3) if you don't have a fancy bookmarking feature on your browser - try other social bookmarking sites like del.irio.us or digg.com or any of a hundred other knock-offs (not that the two I named are knock-offs) - create a user name there - tag away, and when del.icio.us gets fixed, copy and paste. 4) speaking of copy and paste - try Notepad, or Abiword, or OpenOffice.org or MS Word or WordPad or KOffice or TextEdit or any other word processing / text editor program you've got - and copy and paste the 10 urls - complete with tags and descriptions - into the file - save the file as "MUST-TAG-DELICIOUS.txt" and turn off your computer and go to bed. 5) What's wrong with leaving your computer on all night anyway?

Posted by: Chad | Dec 19, 2005 2:40:44 PM

Someone please fix this, it's killing me! So many good articles I want to retrieve and others I want to bookmark!!! I'm blaming the incompetence of Yahoo for all of these ills!

Posted by: Kyle | Dec 19, 2005 2:44:00 PM

This is kinda scary ... When del.icio.us is back online, is there a way for us to export all the info (links + tags) so we make backup and have access to our stuff?

Posted by: carsong | Dec 19, 2005 2:47:42 PM

Nice excuse for yahoo screwing around with your system!!!!!!

Posted by: asdfasdf | Dec 19, 2005 2:48:39 PM

It would be nice if these updates had some time information. We have no idea when the updates happened, relative to each other or to the current time.

Posted by: srah | Dec 19, 2005 2:55:11 PM

Keep up the good work, take some rest, we don't want you exhausted. gooooood ol' luck :p... I miss ya...

Posted by: Harris | Dec 19, 2005 2:55:17 PM

You people are missing the point completely. The user base is what makes social bookmarking useful. No users == weak collective knowledge. Yahoo has more than 300 million users. I'd be shocked if simpy has 100,000. That's why this purchase is a good thing and you should all head over http://myweb2.search.yahoo.com/ and get on board and start making it even more useful. Also, the product is just better, with bookmarking community pools (with your friends who already have Yahoo accounts but probably never heard of delicious), and automatic page downloading/caching of the bookmarks. I'm not with yahoo, I've just reviewed much of the competition and found it to be the best choice--especially since the competition is going to disappear anyway. I'm betting Yahoo will be around.

Posted by: nari | Dec 19, 2005 3:00:01 PM

And you can't please everybody all the time with page design--that's what Firefox Greasemonkey is for. And I'm sorry, but how to do redundancy is a solved problem ... the only explanation for such significant downtime is poor planning in spite of knowing the Yahoo press release would bring a surge of visitors.

Posted by: nari | Dec 19, 2005 3:05:44 PM

I met delicious a couple of weeks ago, but I'm an addict already! So many things to bookmark, to search...:) Good luck guys, I know you'll get over this problem and make delicious even better ;)

Posted by: danimochida | Dec 19, 2005 3:13:14 PM

Please, put timestamps in every update so we can really trace what's going on.

Posted by: teo | Dec 19, 2005 3:13:22 PM

You can check http://www.furl.net

Posted by: Dan | Dec 19, 2005 3:14:17 PM

My major issue right now is that I need the bookmarks I have stored there. It's not about adding new ones right now per say - they can always be stored in a text file or in the Bookmarks folder. Considering the amount of down time, let's hope the data isn't lost.... I'm almost ready to put money down on it.

Posted by: Princess Sarah | Dec 19, 2005 3:15:54 PM

That's amazing you're able to recover this quickly -- for a free service which is so well-done. I'm impressed. Thanks for the updates.

Posted by: Will | Dec 19, 2005 3:16:14 PM

I second the export/backup idea. In fact I was talking to someone about 8 months ago about del.icio.us, touting its coolness factor, and he asked me a simple question: what if the site goes down for some not-so-insignificant amount of time?

Posted by: gwfong | Dec 19, 2005 3:16:49 PM

You shitheads, move on finally. how long am i supposed to wait.

Posted by: xabcol | Dec 19, 2005 3:19:53 PM

hi guys ..can u help me know what is del.icio.us thank you balmuri

Posted by: balmuri | Dec 19, 2005 3:21:49 PM

"how long am i supposed to wait." xabcol, wait no longer. Move on and store your bookmarks somewhere else. You won't be missed.

Posted by: andreas | Dec 19, 2005 3:22:57 PM

Hey xabcol... how much do you pay to store your bookmarks here? Right, zip, so shut it and get a life. God I'm tired of the complaints and theories. Yahoo buys del.icio.us > press release goes out to many who have never heard of del.icio.us > massive surge in traffic > servers go boom. That's all there is too it. It's hardly the end of the world...

Posted by: midbach | Dec 19, 2005 3:27:51 PM

I just hope to see the service back on line - good luck ;)

Posted by: Mike | Dec 19, 2005 3:28:01 PM

Damn this site sucks!

Posted by: Furlboy | Dec 19, 2005 3:28:15 PM

Take your time guys thanks for you great effort!

Posted by: cornchild | Dec 19, 2005 3:30:07 PM

andreas, folks are entirely right to criticize del.ico.us for this. This sort of outage is inexcusable. There should have been backup servers for this. Now that its part of the yahoo empire, there is no more getting the benefit of the doubt. Reliability is important.

Posted by: hardcoreUFO | Dec 19, 2005 3:30:40 PM

i think the outage is due to many more ppl coming to know of del.icio.us and they could have beeen an influx of too many ppl at once balmuri

Posted by: balmuri | Dec 19, 2005 3:31:57 PM

The guy Jon from polikua.com is a fecking troll, saying that only third world countries get outages... yeah sure, remember the outage in New York some time ago? WTF is that? I hope you die miserable.

Posted by: pissed off | Dec 19, 2005 3:33:53 PM

Have you people even read what this thread is about? The outage was caused by system failure which was a result of a power failure.

Posted by: Bryan | Dec 19, 2005 3:33:54 PM

Yippe, Whizzo, Yahoo! del.icio.us is knacked

Posted by: luke | Dec 19, 2005 3:34:40 PM

It would be kind of nice to have timestamps with those update messages in the original post. But meanwhile I am trying to decide which of the gazillion other social bookmarking sites I should bookmark with until del.icio.us comes back up. I'm signed up with - uh, most of them - and I don't know which to use, ha!

Posted by: Meredith | Dec 19, 2005 3:36:17 PM

Made a couple changes and fixes to my morning hack together of del.not.us: http://www.robkohr.com/del.not.us/ This was made just for fun, but you can use it as long as you like. Its fun to see how quickly these things grow.

Posted by: Rob Kohr | Dec 19, 2005 3:40:17 PM

i think the outage is due to many more ppl coming to know of del.icio.us and they could have beeen an influx of too many ppl at once due to yahoo taking over the co balmuri

Posted by: balmuri | Dec 19, 2005 3:45:19 PM

This is a little rediculous now.

Posted by: chris vaughan | Dec 19, 2005 3:46:30 PM

yahoo ! sounds like a dang reponsible outfit..ya cans tells by the name..

Posted by: pg | Dec 19, 2005 3:50:03 PM

Okay people take a chill pill. At least try to post more useful comments than angry rants. When these guys are back up and running back up your stuff. For example you can import your del.cio.us into your FireFox bookmarks via the Foxylicious extension (http://dietrich.ganx4.com/foxylicious/).

Posted by: John Labriola | Dec 19, 2005 3:50:05 PM

Check http://blinklist.com

Posted by: Mario | Dec 19, 2005 3:52:07 PM

me too!!!

Posted by: will hanisko | Dec 19, 2005 3:52:20 PM

Oh no! I realize that myself I did not make any backup. Hope that yours is better than mine! Keep the good job. Thx

Posted by: thierry | Dec 19, 2005 3:55:47 PM

"Have you people even read what this thread is about?" I am having my doubts, too. Some people's thickness is beyond anything you'd believe if you didn't experience it yourself.

Posted by: andreas | Dec 19, 2005 3:57:20 PM

Wher e ar the marks carl?

Posted by: stan the stalinst | Dec 19, 2005 4:00:54 PM

its shame.

Posted by: We rock (part 4) | Dec 19, 2005 4:04:43 PM

Yahoo! Inc. buys del.icio.us inc... and goes down and has power outages? Ironic!

Posted by: Issac Locke | Dec 19, 2005 4:04:46 PM

What sort of "useful comment" is possible in this situation? It's an opportunity for learning; for example: who knew that "appear a number of continued hiccups" is the Web 2.0 nomenclature for "dead in the water for over 18 hours"? Surely Yahoo could squeeze out a few bucks for somebody to update the status and prognosis. Although all the Yahooligans may be busy putting out mandatory HTML mail with banner ads, like I started getting over the weekend. (I did ask them to stop sending me HTML mail through the support address, their response was "as you requested we've unsubbed you from the Yahoogroup--it may take a while. You know you could have done that yourself...") Kinda makes you wish Google had bought del.icio.us... they may be 0wnz0red by NSA but at least they're usually up.

Posted by: MaggieL | Dec 19, 2005 4:05:29 PM

As for those that are thinking about going back to browser bookmarks, i've lost those twice with mozilla before de.li.cious. i can wait.

Posted by: katie | Dec 19, 2005 4:08:04 PM

You better not have ads. Or hello, delirious/blinklist. Nope. Not even Google Ads. Please! Definitely Yahoo! can support del.icio.us when del.icio.us supported themselves earlier!

Posted by: Issac Locke | Dec 19, 2005 4:09:19 PM

You better not have ads. Or hello, delirious/blinklist. Nope. Not even Google Ads. (lol...) /yahoo ads. Please! Definitely Yahoo! can support del.icio.us when del.icio.us supported themselves earlier! ~Issac Locke

Posted by: Issac Locke | Dec 19, 2005 4:10:48 PM

It's time for this to be mentioned again, and I will repeat it a handful of times. The outage was not because of an influx of visitors, but because of a power outage. The outage was not because of an influx of visitors, but because of a power outage. The outage was not because of an influx of visitors, but because of a power outage. The outage was not because of an influx of visitors, but because of a power outage. The outage was not because of an influx of visitors, but because of a power outage. The outage was not because of an influx of visitors, but because of a power outage. The outage was not because of an influx of visitors, but because of a power outage. The outage was not because of an influx of visitors, but because of a power outage. I didn't want to do that, but everyone keeps saying "Damn that Yahoo!". Yahoo! had nothing to do with it, unless you believe that one of the electricians from Yahoo! went to the del.icio.us server building and cut the main power line. There's also the fact that there was a hardware failure after the power outage that caused corrupt data to be stored. It seems like a good 30% of the people posting can't read.

Posted by: Sean Et Cetera | Dec 19, 2005 4:10:57 PM

This sucks. Big time. Almost 3 days now. I give up with del.icio.us

Posted by: Chad | Dec 19, 2005 4:14:17 PM

for u complainers: u get what u pay for, deadbeats! if u don't like the VERY RARE outage of a FREE service then build your own! keep up the good work guys, anyone who works w/ databases knows that things like this take time.

Posted by: josh | Dec 19, 2005 4:16:54 PM

Sean, I'm saying that it is very ironic that this has happened after the acquisition by Yahoo! Inc.! Has this happened with Flickr? ~Issac Locke

Posted by: Issac Locke | Dec 19, 2005 4:17:05 PM

I hope the jackasses who claim to be flocking to the alternative bookmarking sites really are. We don't need them mucking up the popular list with these fly-by-night attitudes. Have these people no loyalty? del.icio.us has been nothing but good to you for FREE, and with the first few issues you want to bolt? Pffft. Like ANY of those other sites will never experience a day of downtime. Gimme a break. And to the people working hard to bring the service back up, I offer you a sincere thank you and a pat on the back.

Posted by: Mills | Dec 19, 2005 4:19:31 PM

For those who are lost, firefox has a history feature Go->History. A way to entertain yourself while del comes back up. IE users can twiddle their thumbs ;-)

Posted by: me | Dec 19, 2005 4:19:38 PM

I hope that thier export functionality is very robust. I have a feeling when the system comes back up, most users first order of business will be to run an export as a backup.

Posted by: Shawn Herrin | Dec 19, 2005 4:20:27 PM

Could this just be a big marketing test by Yahoo - "Let's see how people react to del.ico.us being down for 3 days ?"

Posted by: tim | Dec 19, 2005 4:20:51 PM

Damn, del.irio.us seems to be down, too.

Posted by: beppu | Dec 19, 2005 4:21:43 PM

Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is; A) Double or triple redundant servers, perhaps even a fault tolerant cluster/grid B) A big diesel generator in the middle of manhattan C) A cold backup that gets booted up when #1 goes bump in the night D) A check from del.icio.us for the pain and suffering :-) Sorry for you guys; This has to SUCK big time. Been there, done that; you'll be fine... L

Posted by: skippy4 | Dec 19, 2005 4:25:06 PM

you guys are awesome, thank you for everything hm... might be a good idea to back up my book marks on my comp in case the site goes off line... how can i do that? any ideas?

Posted by: pirgi | Dec 19, 2005 4:25:07 PM

d00d i was surfing around and remebered reading about this in some random magizine and decided to surf on over and check it out...and then d00d i get hit with l13k this pow3r outage message! OMFG! d00d serosly hurry up before i kill myself to end the burning curiosity! d00d firefox roX!!! d00d 3v3ry1 should use it!!!!

Posted by: zombie_frog | Dec 19, 2005 4:25:57 PM

The List of Best, FREE, reliable Social Bookmarking Sites: http://beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/2005/06/social_bookmark.html Backflip - http://www.backflip.com Blinklist - http://www.blinklist.com blogmarks - http://www.blogmarks.net Connotea - http://www.connotea.org Feedmarker - http://www.feedmarker.com Frassle - http://www.frassle.net Furl - http://www.furl.net Jots - http://www.jots.com Lookmarks - http://www.lookmarks.com Scuttle - http://www.scuttle.org Unalog - http://www.unalog.com Spurl - http://www.spurl.net Simpy - http://www.simpy.com Wists - http://www.wists.com Gataga - http://www.gataga.com

Posted by: Chad | Dec 19, 2005 4:27:52 PM

I haven't added a bookmark since I started using del.icio.us a month or so ago. It rocks. Oddly enough, I exported my del.icio.us to bookmarks last friday. I also use foxylicious to keep them in my bookmarks, just in case. My thoughts go out to the sysadmins who are probably very drained right now.

Posted by: tbuskey | Dec 19, 2005 4:28:04 PM

Crazy to see how often i used del.icio.us. I'm missing it and it all feels like html 1.0.

Posted by: sven | Dec 19, 2005 4:29:36 PM

I just want to echo the gratitude of others for what has been a really handy FREE service. I have a high tolerance level for occasional problems with something when, after all, it has cost me nothing in the past and has saved me time and effort. Besides... I'm more productive at my real job for a lack of my del.icio.us page today. When the service is back, so will I be. Ditto back-pats for our hard working hosts.

Posted by: Blitmonk | Dec 19, 2005 4:30:24 PM

All these people getting so uptight and claiming they are going to leave to another service... You are so fucking stupid it is a wonder you know how to switch your PC on in the morning.

Posted by: Anon | Dec 19, 2005 4:35:21 PM

thanks for the great service!

Posted by: Oliver | Dec 19, 2005 4:38:29 PM

Any thoughts on why Yahoo bought these folks in view of the fact they already have an offering: http://myweb2.search.yahoo.com/ ? Was it just to acquire some expertise and del.icio.us will undergo euthanasia of which we are witnessing Act one?

Posted by: Bill | Dec 19, 2005 4:41:04 PM

Have we hit Web 3.0 yet? Yahoo!

Posted by: Boob | Dec 19, 2005 4:45:33 PM

Hang on folx.. the best is not to get worried about some .. best of websites .. or other services which are better .. in what ever You know WE LOVE YOU! and Since there are many long-leged, black-haired beautiful girls around .. doesn't matter! WE JUST WANT YOU :) ... even if you just have one leg at the moment.. but that's what's the power of love.. it's different .. and couldn't be copied. take your time! and don't forget to sleep! You work faster if you are not overslept! Rock it.. hard things .. I know . you can do it!

Posted by: mathias | Dec 19, 2005 4:47:25 PM

Ok....it goes like this. I have now read through every post in entirety ( to date) and picked out two that REALLY concern me. Check out Nari. If Nari is a Yahoo representative from where ?...then Nari has disrespected every del.icio.us user ever drawn to use this bookmarking tool. Read the posts carefully and check the change in tone particularly from earlier posts to later. No one asked for Yahoo to acquire del.icio.us but having done so the tone of the Nari posts read " well, you dont pay for it and never have ..... so now that we have, do as we say and switch your operations now over as we instruct - it's been there anyway and you are our customers now." Yahoo is ad rich, bot driven and all-pervasive. We all knew Yahoo acquiring del.icio.us would result in tears.We can only hope that Yahoo Web2.0 tagging will not be our only option. We like the ad free, boring, text driven, blue and white interface and we liked the idea that it was 'ours'. I want to continue with that feeling of community.

Posted by: alexh | Dec 19, 2005 4:47:50 PM

Ok....it goes like this. I have now read through every post in entirety ( to date) and picked out two that REALLY concern me. Check out Nari. If Nari is a Yahoo representative from where ?...then Nari has disrespected every del.icio.us user ever drawn to use this bookmarking tool. Read the posts carefully and check the change in tone particularly from earlier posts to later. No one asked for Yahoo to acquire del.icio.us but having done so the tone of the Nari posts read " well, you dont pay for it and never have ..... so now that we have, do as we say and switch your operations now over as we instruct - it's been there anyway and you are our customers now." Yahoo is ad rich, bot driven and all-pervasive. We all knew Yahoo acquiring del.icio.us would result in tears.We can only hope that Yahoo Web2.0 tagging will not be our only option. We like the ad free, boring, text driven, blue and white interface and we liked the idea that it was 'ours'. I want to continue with that feeling of community.

Posted by: alexh | Dec 19, 2005 4:48:19 PM

> Update: We're done rebuilding databases and I am now > pushing copies to the slave servers. When that is done I > can bring the site up. So they basically admit they had zilch backup. Why would they have to "rebuild" the databases if they just could put a backup on a harddisk? I will look for something else. this is rid.icu.lous

Posted by: Criticaster | Dec 19, 2005 4:49:57 PM

where do i post my bookmarks??!?!?! here! http://donwiss.com/pictures/BrooklynStores/

Posted by: jeffleblanc | Dec 19, 2005 4:51:28 PM

Pretty pathetic, people. "Power outage". Yeah, like that's never happened before, or couldn't have been planned around. And your "message" on the webpage is beyond pitiful.

Posted by: Pissed Off User | Dec 19, 2005 4:53:07 PM

I only use del.icio.us for online bookmark storage. I just have zero interest in the social aspect of this site. So any move that introduces ads withthe promise of a large collective sharing bookmarks will not appeal to me...I would switch to something is still free and still ad-free.

Posted by: matt | Dec 19, 2005 4:54:24 PM

Just discovered del.icio.us last Thursday, & haven't really committed to it yet; even with this massive service outage, I'll still check it out. But I do thank those who've linked to alternative tools including Scuttle & Furl & foxylicious (Firefox extension). Correct me if I'm wrong, but one thing Scuttle has that del.icio.us doesn't (so far) have is the ability to mark some bookmarks as private. It's nice being able to share links, but I really don't want the entire world to know where I bank! Perhaps with the larger resources that the Yahoo empire will be able to bring to bear, there'll be an increase in options available within the program. An ability to batch edit bookmarks (as you can batch edit Flickr photos to, for example, add the same tag to multiple bookmarks at once) would sure be welcome. (Again, this might be a feature that already existed, but which I missed in my brief exploration of it thus far.)

Posted by: Mel | Dec 19, 2005 5:03:34 PM

This is getting a little ridiculous.

Posted by: Scott | Dec 19, 2005 5:04:24 PM

Power outages unite ... some. :-) Can't wait to look for del.icio.us/outage Get some sleep first. Nothing is as stable as a server turned off! Trumpetto

Posted by: Trumpetto | Dec 19, 2005 5:06:00 PM

Scuttle is honestly the best free service out there.

Posted by: Scuttle fan | Dec 19, 2005 5:10:46 PM

This is exactly why social bookmarking will not take off until Microsoft gets involved and does it right; like investing a little beer and pizza money in a UPS. LAME

Posted by: Whatever | Dec 19, 2005 5:11:22 PM


Posted by: HumbleTulip3 | Dec 19, 2005 5:16:20 PM

Looking for another Bookmark Service? - here ist is: http://www.webfavs.de/?lang=en - no social Bookmarking, but a perfect private Bookmark Service! Easy acces from any browser! Greetings Gerd.

Posted by: Gerd Müller | Dec 19, 2005 5:16:44 PM

If there are any php/mysql programmers that want to set up del.not.us it is now open source. http://robkohr.com/shared/del.not.us.tar.gz It needs some style sheet work (ok it has no style sheet yet) and it also needs a way to edit/delete previously posted bookmarks. When you set it up, you need to edit config.php for the db and dump in delnotus_dump.sql. If you want to give it a try first, I posted it up here: http://www.robkohr.com/del.not.us/ Future ideas: some way to sync up bookmarks on various servers running it.

Posted by: Rob Kohr | Dec 19, 2005 5:19:24 PM

Damn, we just bought this thing, and its goodwill value is plummeting by the second!

Posted by: Yahoo! rep | Dec 19, 2005 5:20:12 PM

Whatever wrote: > until Microsoft gets involved and does it right Hahahahahahahaha! Wow what a sense of humor you've got!

Posted by: Mel | Dec 19, 2005 5:24:43 PM

I just use del.icio.us to share my bookmarks and make use of keyword intersection for sorting. If it gets too annoying, I'll just export them and write my own private del.icio.us engine. (I'm a programmer and paranoid enough to export backups of all remotely-hosted stuff on a weekly basis)

Posted by: Stephan Sokolow | Dec 19, 2005 5:25:36 PM

It's back up! huzzah!

Posted by: Brad | Dec 19, 2005 5:28:27 PM


Posted by: BATTHUMB | Dec 19, 2005 5:29:42 PM

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaww!!! 1000 thanks!!!

Posted by: raudi | Dec 19, 2005 5:31:17 PM


Posted by: taylor | Dec 19, 2005 5:31:49 PM

Yes! The Web is BACK!

Posted by: doma | Dec 19, 2005 5:34:12 PM

All of you complainers... SHUT THE F UP. This is a free service, and I for one will wait patiently until it comes back up online. Maybe you all should have exported your bookmarks. A tool provided to you dumb-asses by the good folks at delicious. If delicious sucks so bad, go write your own damn service.

Posted by: Biff | Dec 19, 2005 5:34:47 PM

Its great that the service is back online. While I was pretty bugged about the interruption, I suppose you guys had a real tough night getting it back up. Thanks.

Posted by: Anshul | Dec 19, 2005 5:37:55 PM


Posted by: omgish | Dec 19, 2005 5:39:19 PM

Confirmed... the del.icio.us site is back online. Tag intersections do not yet seem to be functioning. There are many workable methods for backing up your del.icio.us bookmarks. See: http://www.google.com/search?q=del.icio.us+backup . Many thanks to Joshua and the del.icio.us team.

Posted by: jgb | Dec 19, 2005 5:40:19 PM

Welcome Back! Great Work!

Posted by: Peter Franken | Dec 19, 2005 5:41:13 PM

You're back! Hallelujah! I missed you so much, so so much!

Posted by: Tom Wright | Dec 19, 2005 5:50:39 PM

Great to see it up and running again. You don't realize how much you value something like del.icio.us until you're without it for a couple of days. Best of luck with the yahoo integration.

Posted by: mike | Dec 19, 2005 5:51:14 PM

Nice to have del.icio.us back. Thanks, dudes, for all your effort. It's appreciated. Really. :)

Posted by: Linda | Dec 19, 2005 5:54:27 PM

You guys are back. I must admit it, even with the outage you guys are the best!

Posted by: Alex | Dec 19, 2005 5:54:34 PM

I didn't realize how dependant I have become on this site. Great work getting it back up and running!

Posted by: Liz | Dec 19, 2005 5:57:12 PM

Now I know how much I really really like del.icio.us.

Posted by: stigeredoo | Dec 19, 2005 5:59:01 PM

Hooray! You're back! Thanks!

Posted by: srah | Dec 19, 2005 6:01:06 PM

Phew. I was already getting desperate over here ;) Thanks, guys, for a wonderful service!

Posted by: Lasse | Dec 19, 2005 6:07:02 PM

Thanks guys!! You rock, party hard now that things are back up! If I can ever work for you guys or help you out please let me know!!!

Posted by: heatxsink | Dec 19, 2005 6:15:19 PM

Wow, has this been a useful and awkward experience. I started writing my own personal bookmark web-app in 2002, but abandoned it when I found an FTP-based bookmark sync extension for firefox, which I also abandoned when I found delicious. I have no reason to feel loyalty to the community or the developers and certainly not to Yahoo. The delicious team solved a problem and defined a direction and made some good dough too - just in a nick of time. But now the nerds are angry or sad and have reared their ugly heads or professed their commitment to a service that has declared itself obsolete (not to mention sold-out... what would craig do?). This community is currently ripping itself apart! How interestingly entertaining. Reminds me of the friendster exodus to an inferior, yet more popular myspace... Nobody gets laid on Friendster anymore. Likewise, I think the smartest people, the leaders and innovators will have little tolerance for downtime or restricted access and move on. As such, del.ici.whatever is dead, losing its head and leadership, to be replaced by new-comers unfamiliar with the perils and pitfalls of second-class hosted, social bookmarking. Then again, maybe I'm wrong and all the jerks will leave and the community filter will become more useful as bogus crap is filtered out, but i doubt it. Optimistically speaking, this rant page has become an excellent resource for deciding what the next step will be for bookmarking. I like the fact that people are trading links to solutions here because it is the social/collaborative aspect of del.icio.us manifesting itself in a good old web 1.0 comment roll. The dozens of departing remarks are so much more useful than searching del.icio.us or google for a replacement. I agree with stephen above, that I would prefer to manage/retain my own data locally with some desktop app or even a maybe even a local web-app and then perhaps provide del.icio.us with a feed of my PUBLIC links to be crawled. Anyway, these links are all pretty cool... http://dietrich.ganx4.com/foxylicious/ http://www.stylemac.com/safarilicious http://hybernaut.com/bdv/delicious-backup.html http://tuxtina.de/software/ http://www.filangy.com/ http://de.lirio.us/rubric http://www.uneasysilence.com/how-to-backup-delicious-to-gmail/ del.icio.us - I'm not mad at you, just a little disappointed. This is sooooo web one dot something Exodus! Movin' lotsa people!

Posted by: jozecuervo | Dec 19, 2005 6:16:09 PM

I'll admit I always get a little nervous when a big company like Yahoo! purchases a small service I love such as del.icio.us or upcoming.org, but the fools who blame this on the Yahoo purchase are, well, fools. Glad to see you're back up, I've been missing my bookmarks all day. Now get a good UPS so we don't lose you again and keep up the good work.

Posted by: Matt | Dec 19, 2005 6:19:43 PM

Woohoo! Thanks for the good work! Better ask Yahoo! for some of that sweet Netapp boxes they use.

Posted by: Lode | Dec 19, 2005 6:24:50 PM

Did i speak too soon/late? I posted all of those exod.us links on http://del.icio.us/jozecuervo/

Posted by: jozecuervo | Dec 19, 2005 6:25:13 PM

Fantastic job getting it all up and running. Bonus marks for not losing any data! Great work guys

Posted by: Mat Steeples | Dec 19, 2005 6:33:43 PM

Nice to have delicious back - and no lost data, Great!! No hard feeling - you're worth waiting for, Guys!

Posted by: Lifau | Dec 19, 2005 7:11:49 PM

That's why it's still a bad idea to colocate all servers (masters+slaves) in the same data center.

Posted by: Son Nguyen | Dec 19, 2005 7:21:35 PM

You're back! Great~

Posted by: kukie | Dec 19, 2005 7:26:45 PM

ermmm... I just woke up.. what happened guys ?

Posted by: Dan | Dec 19, 2005 7:34:45 PM

\o/ /me adjusts to brain re-implant.

Posted by: Patrick Hall | Dec 19, 2005 7:37:04 PM

Yay! Good work guys!!! I never realized how addicted I am to delicious until this failure.

Posted by: trex | Dec 19, 2005 7:51:39 PM

To pissedoff (http://blog.del.icio.us/blog/2005/12/continued_hiccu.html#comment-12202101): What part of my comment http://blog.del.icio.us/blog/2005/12/continued_hiccu.html#comment-12197819 didn't you understand? I was summarizing the gist of the comments to this blog post. You know, to save people the time of looking through them for something intelligent. Here are some more categories, let's see if you aren't pegged in here: 5. I'm not really here to talk about the del.icio.us problem, I'm just here to flame people. 6. I'm also not here to talk about the problem, I just want to keep plugging my site cause this page has high traffic. http://radicalbright.com 7. Yahoo/Microsoft/Google/Little Green Men are plotting to destroy del.icio.us. Damn them! For those of you who appreciated my summarization, thanks.

Posted by: Jon | Dec 19, 2005 8:12:05 PM

I'm still leaving, and I'm taking thousands of dissatisfied users with me. Follow me guys!! Just kidding...

Posted by: randomdude | Dec 19, 2005 8:31:01 PM

Jon (radicalbright guy) Is the picture at the top of your blog the washington DC subway?

Posted by: Rob Kohr | Dec 19, 2005 9:47:45 PM

Rob, sure is. Its a photo taken by an mit guy named Philip Greenspun, a very talented guy. mike

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Posted by: Esmailifar | Dec 20, 2005 12:32:02 AM

Yay! thanks and keep up the good work!

Posted by: Calvin | Dec 20, 2005 12:56:05 AM

Yeah, the Web is back.. hurray!

Posted by: Philipp Keller | Dec 20, 2005 2:11:29 AM

Thanks a lot!

Posted by: exhilarator | Dec 20, 2005 3:48:10 AM

Glad that you have it all up and running again, and thanks so much for taking the time to post regular updates even though you must have been running around with your hair on fire! This really is a truely great service and thanks for putting your life into keeping it living & breathing. :)

Posted by: Andrew Beacock | Dec 20, 2005 3:50:45 AM

great work!!! keep it up!!

Posted by: Gerardo | Dec 20, 2005 4:08:49 AM

Glad to see your back up! :) Good job folks. Have a great Christmahannukwanzafestivus

Posted by: twangbanger | Dec 20, 2005 4:16:41 AM

Hi, I know you guys are more technically sound than me. But i wonder why there was no battery backup & if there was battery backup why the servers didn't make a clean shutdown when the batteries reached the critical state? Anyway i love del.icio.us. Keep up the good work guys.

Posted by: ashwin | Dec 20, 2005 5:46:40 AM

YESSS! what I do now? About the BMs I made with Furl? copy them to delicious? One by one?

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Posted by: Norm | Dec 20, 2005 7:43:35 AM

Wow, nice to see the bookmarks back! Thanks guys! Apparently there are still some quirks with the display of one's bookmarks in the public lists by tag: my latest bookmarks (sites tagged after the server was restored) do not show up in the "all" list. The weird thing is that I see bookmarks from other users with the same tag posted today, while mine are still absent :-/ I guess this is going to be fixed as soon as all the DB are restored, right? Keep up with the good work!

Posted by: dartar | Dec 20, 2005 8:40:32 AM

Sorry to hear about selling out to Yahoo!.

Posted by: Dude | Dec 20, 2005 9:31:38 AM

Well, looks like Simpy.com fits my needs with you major improvement, I can export and import to keep a local backup should the service go down or I would like to move on to somewhere else. Bye and thanks for introducing me to online bookmark storage! Matt

Posted by: matt | Dec 20, 2005 9:34:54 AM

Does anyone know if tag intersections are supposed to be working yet? I can do one intersection, but adding another causes "No items" to be found.

Posted by: Mike | Dec 20, 2005 10:54:56 AM

nice I've retrieved my bookmarks ;) I hope all bookmarks are saved and nothing's lost for other people having del.icio.us accounts!!

Posted by: grabule | Dec 20, 2005 11:47:13 AM

Glad the site is back up, but how do we back non-techies back up? I followed the directions to use API to make an XML file of my bookmarks from this site http://rentzsch.com/notes/backingUpDelicious Now what? It won't open in Safari or Firefox, and in a Text Edit it looks like a bunch of code. Note: I'm not a programmer. Simple, English, advice will be appreciated. :)

Posted by: nontechie | Dec 20, 2005 11:56:49 AM

It *IS* a bunch of code nontechie. It's not for humans. It's an XML backup of your data that can be read by other programs. Don't read backup guides for geeks if you're not a geek. When in doubt, if it requires using command line tools, it's for geeks. Use Foxylicious or something to back it up to firefox.

Posted by: masukomi | Dec 20, 2005 12:20:54 PM

Get Foxylicious extension for firefox. It synchronizes your del.icio.us bookmarks to your bookmark folder.

Posted by: dep | Dec 20, 2005 12:52:19 PM

Back in business baby! Now I'll go back up what I should have in the first place.

Posted by: matt | Dec 20, 2005 1:54:36 PM

The "daily blog post" feature doesn't seem to be working. Should we do anything to get it to work again?

Posted by: Jope | Dec 20, 2005 3:21:54 PM

Appreciate the work your doing.Great going,guys!

Posted by: sailu | Dec 20, 2005 10:38:57 PM

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