User Signups Will Be Offline Part of Tonight, For Reasons

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson
user signups will be offline part of tonight for reasons

Hey new folks crawling through TTAC in the middle of the night. Are you trying to sign up to post a comment and the website is saying “You Shall Not Pass”? Don’t worry. This is a planned signup outage due to … reasons.

For the rest of you who already have commenter accounts: If all goes as planned, we will have a nice surprise for you tomorrow morning. No, I am not going to tell you what it is, but feel free to put on your tinfoil hats and come up with incredible, incendiary conspiracy theories in the comments.

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  • Chris Tonn Chris Tonn on Jul 28, 2015

    Y'all are looking at this completely wrong. Forget improved commenting systems. Mark is having new Mitsubishi Mirages shipped directly to each commenter.

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    • VolandoBajo VolandoBajo on Jul 29, 2015

      @seth1065 That would be a hoot. Let Deadweight conduct a long term review of the ATS. Better yet, give @bball40dtw an alias login, and or a position on staff, and let him spill the beans on scuttlebutt in the industry about GM, FCA and other alleged players in the manufacturing space. Things might even leak out before NHTSA could have a chance to jump on them. Which might also save lives. Can you say "FCA = Fire-Catching Auto?"; how about GMC = Generally Motors Crumble? The skeletons exist. Not all have been unearthed. We need a Cryptkeeper to rattle the bones and show us not only where the bodies are buried, but who planted them. I doubt @bball would really do this, but I imagine he knows far more than he can tell. And even if he does not, the fact that he can easily give that impression should make it possible for him to acquire info others only hear about later. I'm sure he is a far more than just adequate executive, but my intuition tells me he would make a helluva journalist as well. But my real guess is that it will be something cosmetic that will be incrementally better, but less than an ideal solution, though not a step backwards, either. Of course, that is a safe guess to make about most intended improvements in IT and IT-related projects. But time will tell. Let's all meet around the watercooler in a day or two.

  • Jimal Jimal on Jul 28, 2015

    New server. This site is painfully slow. The new member signup freeze to to allow migration..

  • PRNDLOL PRNDLOL on Jul 28, 2015

    Is TTAC joining the fine family of Edmunds sites? lol

  • Sjalabais Sjalabais on Jul 29, 2015

    Y2k transition: We get pictures and...limitless answer threads?