Site Going Down for Maintenance at 1 am

Just a heads up:

The site is going down for maintenance at 1 am this morning.   This is part 1 of a very important upgrade.   Tonight it’s just nuts an bolts.   You won’t see a change to the look of the site.   Part 2 will come later this month, when you’ll see a complete re-design of the site.

  • I’ll be updating the progress of the upgrade via twitter.   Click HERE to follow me, if you don’t already.   And if you have any questions, shoot me an email at mjsbigblog at gmail dot com.

Hopefully, the site will be back up by 6-7 am tomorrow morning.

In the meantime, if you have any suggestions for the look and feel of the site, or any questions, post them in comments.

Thanks to everyone for making mjsbigblog the awesome community it is.   2010 is going to be a fantastic year!

About mj santilli 33688 Articles
Founder and editor of mjsbigblog.com, home of the awesomest fan community on the net. I love cheesy singing shows of all kinds, whether reality or scripted. I adore American Idol, but also love The Voice, Glee, X Factor and more!

27 Comments

  1. Edit: After this, your nasty grams are going straight into the black hole, so you can stop now. I won’t see them

  2. I’ll be heading to bed by the time the site is going down for maintenance so that’s ok.

    Thanks for everything you have done for us mj! :)

    Other than hopefully seeing the return of the most recent comments (so threads don’t get so easily buried) as we had previously and the ability to see “all comments” at once as others have mentioned, that’s the only suggestion I can think of.

  3. This sounds silly, but – keep the same color. It’s the only site I visit using magenta, and I get all happy when I see that color!

  4. Launching a redesign just as a new season arrives?

    What could possibly go wrong?

    I shall pray for you, my child. May the Wrathful Gods of Website Development have mercy . . . .

    On all our souls . . .

  5. If its possible and there is a way to get to the beginning of a thread instead of clicking through all the old pages it would be helpful. Thanks for all you do MJ!

  6. Oh, I guess WordPress upgrade should not be that big of a deal these days. Automatic update option = love.

    Good luck.

  7. Oh, I guess WordPress upgrade should not be that big of a deal these days. Automatic update option = love.

    I’m using professionals for the redesign. They will thoroughly test the new site before it’s installed so….

    Yeah, I’m really behind with this stuff, but November and December were way busier than I expected on the blog…

  8. MJ – please, pretty please bring back some way to navigate between comment pages. It’s cumbersome on my home computer (having to scroll down to older comments link, go back one page, search at top for page number and change to 1) – but it’s impossible to even do this on my iPhone.

  9. Yes *fingers crossed* also. And a heartfelt thank you to MJ, you are tireless woman! Or should I say you “seem” tireless. What you do is a lot of work and I appreciate it. Here’s to 2010 and a new year at MJ’s. Thank goodness I clicked on that link during season five…it was the start of something beautiful!

  10. Thanks MJ. My only request is to agree w/ those who have asked for better navigation between comment pages. Having page number links would be awesome. Also, it gets a little annoying when I step away for a bit, come back and refresh my page and end up on the newest page instead of the updated version of the page I was just on. Figuring out where I left off can be cumbersome, depending on how many posts I’ve missed.

  11. mj – as long as you are here, in whatever incarnation, I will be here. I have been here since S5 – every.single.day. What you do and how you do it is aces with me – I can’t quit you.

  12. Just adding my thanks for the wonderful job u have always done. Where would we be without mjsbigblog? I know I don’t post much anymore ( have been a fan since the beginning) but I do read numerous times a day to keep informed.

    I’m looking forward to your new look :-)

    PS My only complaint would be the moving ads….detest them, but perhaps they help pay the bill :-).

  13. Thank you so much for the heads up. Yeah, the ads are very intrusive and for a while my virus protection was not happy with this site at all. (Don’t know what that was about.) But other than that, my one comment on content is … I don’t quite get the Glee stuff. It’s scripted, well rehearsed television with professional actors so I don’t see it the same way as everything else on this site. Since I understand that others seem to enjoy the show, I just avoid it.

  14. I’ll miss you and will hope that all your new year dreams come true…not a given with programming I don’t think. At least I’ll get a good night’s sleep tonight…

  15. I see some are mentioning the ads that you see when you first get here. I’m using Adblock plus and so I don’t have to worry about seeing any ads pop up or otherwise which is nice. Good luck with the switchover tonight mj. :)

  16. Hi MJ:

    I’ve got a couple. Maybe a Q & A or frequently asked questions. Someone just explained to me what a BSC fan was… I didn’t know the acronym. Also I’ve asked a couple times about remixes; who are they for/who they benefit/why they exist…. if it’s obvious sorry. But I really don’t know what it is. So anyway, maybe a place you can just post questions like that so they don’t get lost in the passion of the discussion– maybe posters could address them??

    One other thing, if it’s appropriate… Maybe an “about me” paragraph. I just wonder if you are a writer, or in the entertainment industry. Nothing big but a few sentences would be interesting. If you are famous and I don’t know that, sorry! :)

  17. This sounds silly, but ‘“ keep the same color. It’s the only site I visit using magenta, and I get all happy when I see that color!

    I like it too. Very easy to read.

  18. MJ, I’m keeping my fingers crossed both this and the next upgrade go twice as fast and easily as you hope.

    Thanks for all your work! :)

  19. I agree with others here about the magenta. It is definitely easier on the eyes. :)

  20. Good luck, MJ! I’ll miss this place when I’m proofreading late into this way too fricking cold night :)

  21. Hi MJ:

    Here is another well known acronym that I don’t know. ITA….I’m actually well educated but have shunned technology this last decade. Even my 14 year old didn’t know what ITA was. So a list of acronyms would be nice. :)

  22. Here is another well known acronym that I don’t know. ITA’ ¦.I’m actually well educated but have shunned technology this last decade. Even my 14 year old didn’t know what ITA was. So a list of acronyms would be nice.

    I think ITA is I Totally Agree. ITA a list of acronyms would be nice!

  23. For those who mentioned it, if you google “chat acronyms”, you’ll find most of them.

    Glad you’re back, MJ!

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