Why does Newsarama go offline every night from about 2-3?


  1. I’ve noticed this, too.
    Strange… though I’m sure there’s a reason.
    What gets me is that they can just pull the plug without apology or announcement. I don’t see news media doing that in other industries.

  2. I’ve wondered this too (though here on the west coast it’s around 11:00). My best guess is that they’re running some sort of nightly server maintenance — backups, maybe — and the system can’t handle both serving and maintenance at once. I haven’t figured out whether they take the forums offline deliberately, or whether it just gets overloaded.