Hello lovely readers who hang out at the SD Forum! You may have noticed that the site is not operable at the moment. BickaBecka has asked me to let everyone know that the server is experiencing severe technical difficulties at the moment, for reasons unknown, but one user has speculated that it might be a tropical storm. (You sure it wasn’t an angry top, Becka? :lol:)
I’m sure regular readers will be checking the site constantly, but I’ve told Becka she can post here with any updates, if she has any news. In the meantime *going into top mode* it’s a good chance for all you brats to get your chores done! *stern look* 😉
Phooey, this has taken the place of facebook for me. What am I gonna do while I wait…(thinking…play, watch a movie, chores… Where did that thought come from?) hmmmf, ok i’ll do some chores, I mean uh, yes Maam I’ll get right to it. (thinking: maybe).
Good girl. (Thinking: If she knows what’s good for her!) 😀
Does this mean I’m not really grounded this weekend?
I’m sure Micah will agree with me that if you were grounded before it happened, the grounding will have to be extended till after the server comes back online. 😉
Yes, I am really grounded this weekend. I had no business being online and posting here was disobedient and disrespectful to Micah. I really am sorry, and I want everyone to know that, and to know that I will be punished. I’m sorry, Micah, for being disrespectful, and I’m sorry, Alyx, for using your blog to be a bratty smart aleck. Tigger
I agree it was disobedient and disrespectful to your top, and I appreciate the apology. Will look forward to interacting with you again once your punishment is over, Tigger. *hug*
Eeep! This is eerie! Snu has gone out and told me to clean up around the house before looking at the forum. I thought I had found a way around cleaning up by looking at this site only to be told that SDF is down 😦 and that I should do my chores 😛 How do they do that?
I could tell you, but then according to the Top’s Secret Code I would then have to spank you till your grandchildren walked with a limp. So….best just listen to Snu and enjoy your reward later, hm? 🙂
Or…. I could get my reward do the cleaning and get another reward and no one (mainly Snu) will be the wiser since Snu never reads comments unless I nag her muwahahahaha 😀 My plan is coming to fruition!;)
I suspect the only thing that will be blossoming is a certain brat’s bottom, in shades of scarlet, magenta, and fire-engine red. 🙂
I should have listened to you Alyx because Snu reads the comments all the time apparently. Although I did do my chores, I did not obey Snu’s instructions properly and proceeded to flaunt my disobedience. As a result I am not allowed computer access for two days and as soon as our company leaves Snu’s has promised me a spanking that will ensure I break my habit of bratting when we have people over *gulp* I’m sorry for goading you, ma’am. See you guys in a couple days 😦 😉
Somehow, that doesn’t surprise me. *g* And yes, brats SHOULD listen to me, for the good of their posteriors. *nods* You won’t see this for a couple of days, but sending you hugs, Bijou.
I have returned a humbled Brat! Thanks for the hugs, Alyx! Wow, I am not going to do anything to warrant being grounded from the computer again. It sucks! But on the bright side I pined for the internets so much I finished part one of my new story and wrote a blog post in one morning! Perhaps it’s not so bad if it provides this type of motivation. 🙂
*nodding* Grounded from the internet is the “nuclear option,” as one brat put it. 😀 But good for you for writing more and making a blog post! Looking forward to reading both. 🙂
While the tropical storm is raging outside, inside the castle it’s spanking business as usual. As Fizzy and Dreamgirl finally were let up and put in the corner with cutey and by, Dreamgirl felt her backside was truly on fire, what with a series of assults during a short period of time (first the hard arm of a robot, then two hard stripes by a chunk of a tree sucker thingy, and then an English hairbrush wielded by Alyx with cooking brandy poured from the evil robot’s joints, and finally an Austrain hairbrush by TMT). She’s VERY remorseful and vowed to be good forever! However, she’d really like to take a swig from that super expensive bottle of brandy… *uh-oh, TMT is glaring and Alyx is flexing her palm again…* ok ok, I’ll settle for a glass of ice cold milk with a handful of chocolate chip cookies. *the other brats are nodding* Think your assistants can help with that??
ROTFLMSAO=rolling on the floor laughing my spanked ass off? 😆 nice! I will take some milk and cookies too, please. I think the tops’ assistants must be brats themselves, so they should be sympathetic, right? 😉
I can think of LOTS of better things to do than chores while the site is down:
2) watching cartoons, or youtube, or spanky vids
3) making rum popsicles
4) thinking of entertaining things to do with glitter
5) putting little presents in a top’s shoes
6) finding hiding places in case a top fails to appreciate the entertainment value of any of the above.
So many possibilities. 😀
oh, it can be sore ass too lol
Fizzy: napping? noooooooo, no napping. go make those rum popsickes, please. Bring a whole bunch here for me and the other girls who are all on their way I’m sure. come to think of it, it’ll be really handy after a certain top discovers the toys stuffed in her shoes and comes after you, you can offer her one and I bet she’ll appreciate it. 🙂 then everyone will be happy and … well… mellowish! *claps hands*
While Dreamgirl and Fizzy are napping and having wild fantasies about cookies and milk, TMT carefully takes the silver glitter pen and writes on their foreheads:
Dearest Irrepressible Brats, now is not the time to be thinking about treats and fun – not when there are several brats still lined up waiting to be punished for your last adventures…
(LOL at the glitter pen)
You’re right, Aer. *penitent look* We should be providing comfort to our sister brats and to the hardworking tops who i’m sure are tired and hot and need refreshment. So popsicles for EVERYONE. Whether you use it to quench your thirst or your burning butt (as Alyx so kindly suggested) is up to you. 😆
Aw, the site was back up for a while and now it’s down again! Darn those – server rioters – or whatever Becka was talking about. 😦
*sucking on popsicle as I grab Fizzy by the ear and pull her over my knee* *baring her bottom quickly* *several HARD smacks which ring out loudly* *pulls popsicle out of mouth* You seem to have an awful lot of energy to brat, considering the amount of work you have to do, young lady! *put popsicle back in mouth* *several more hard swats, turning your bottom bright red* *removes popsicle from mouth again* If I were you, I would concentrate on getting my chores done instead of trying to wind up tops! *popsicle back in mouth* *slow, thunderous whacks against sit spots, making your backside bounce*
*pulls popsicle out of mouth* *considers how I have sucked the end into a point* You know, there IS another way this popsicle could be used, it just occurs to me. I think it would cool things down considerably. And you’d be so busy yelling you wouldn’t have time for smart remarks! *raised brow* Is that the kind of refreshment you would like to provide us hard-working tops? If not, I suggest you apologize for your bratting and get back to work, missy! *growl*
Eep no ma’am! I’m sorry. I’ll just… get back to my cleaning now. Quickly. Non-brattily.
Dreamgirl and Fizzy, I would think after the punishment handed out by TMT and myself that you would hesitate to revel in naughtiness again so quickly! Clearly I underestimate you both.
Yes, bring those rum popsicles along with you. They will come in useful for rubbing over your scorched bottoms after they are set on fire with hand, hairbrush, and leather strap! *growl*
is it up yet??? I’m bored to tears 😦
Not yet. Do you need some suggestions as to how to occupy your time? *raised brow*
It may not be their fault, but I’m considering moving SD to a different hosting company. This outage has really gone on for too long…
I will get back to you, shortly.
Thanks, Becka. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.
Thank you Becka.
I have an update… If I am moving hosts, I might have difficulty doing it before 36 hours from now… so until then, I guess all we can do is hope.
I might shift hosts anyway, even if they do fix it by then, because I really don’t want to have to deal with this again…
P.S. I’m inclined to think it is not the tropical storm… I would have expected total disruption from that, not partial. Also, the area where the server is hasn’t been hit directly, so it would have to have been a routing issue. Which it doesn’t seem to be. It seems to be an internal server problem.
*sending techy support vibes* Good luck Becka – I hope this isn’t stressing you out too much.
Thank you. Honestly though… if I drank, I could use one… Fortunately, I don’t.
Okay, we’re back up now. It turns out it was a DDOS attack. The analogy isn’t perfect, but it’s sort of like a group of peaceful little community halls (of which SD was one) were having a nice time, and then a whole lot of antisocial persons start a riot outside, and no one can hear themselves think for the noise.
Well… that’s not strictly accurate… more like… if you can only answer 10 questions per second, that’s more than enough, for our little group, but if a bunch of outsiders come along and start asking 200 questions per second, who do you answer? The chances are, it will be the outsiders, and not the locals.
I think I prefer my first explanation, even if the second is more accurate.
Ah, no wonder I received a “not enough connections” SQL error message at one point. I can see things are not quite back to normal, but thank goodness we’re at least able to access the site with patience and repeated requests. Curses on those hackers!
(On the other hand, I created my own version of a DOS attack once by inadvertently programming an endless loop in my code, and it was set to send an email with every pass. It was sending an email a second, which wasn’t too much for an enterprise server like the one at work, but it was still a mess. *shuddering, remembering*)
I am looking at a spanking I guess later today. It seems that I bought the most expensive Martini mixer/shaker. I didn’t mean to…and it was so shiny. I seem to get into trouble even when I don’t even try. PS.I do have chores to do that I still didn’t do since yesterday. Tops pretend that the last statement i made was in code and you can’t read it. I want to get to the chores but I love writing to you guys and reading spanking stories. I just can’t pull myself away.
Hm, poor impulse control — unfortunately a frequent brat trait. A word to the sometimes-unwise: when you are already in trouble, it is advisable you avoid making the situation worse. You might not have meant to overspend, but surfing when you should be doing chores is purposeful. Why not get them over with and then reward yourself later? Just a suggestion. 🙂
I am currently in the process of registering an account with a new hosting company.
Please bear with me while I wait… I’m sorry to keep you all waiting, but I’m having to wait too 😦
Becka, we know the circumstances are beyond your control. The fact that you’re scrambling to find a new company, pay for this hosted site out of your own pocket, and then will have to set everything up all over again, is really appreciated by all of us. Thanks for all your hard work, and please don’t stress about it so much. It’ll be good for the brats to turn their energy to things other than making mischief. 😀
(Though I suspect they’ll turn their energy into alternate ways of making mischief. *sigh*)
You are all so funny 🙂 alsyn
Are you talking about the way the brats can’t help but get themselves into trouble, Alsyn? I suspect their respective tops might not be as amused. 😆
Hugs becka, keep smiling 🙂
Speak for yourself! I don’t think I’ve seen a sadder face! 😛
Yes, hehehe some get into more trouble than I do.
This is very frustrating….Well I am not grounded, or anything like that but I sure feel that way..lol . It took for freaking ever to get this post to work me for as , I was ready to throw my computer…I don’t have much patince, when it has been a 3 day weekend, and Amanda is unavaiable, she in Manhattan, with work, and can’tt talk that much….. I get so dam depressed it isn’t funny, ..(yes she knows I am depressed) I don’t do alone well anymore..along time ago it was not an issue, but I been unable to do it for about a year know ever since I went into my depressistve state… anyway sorry, just neeed to vent a little, please excuse me.. back to studying…how much can one person study????? I have been doing that since friday night…( I have tests coming up but…still 4 days???lol
I hate rain, it has rained for 2 days now..lol ok I get off my soap box….. chants….work, work, work, work……..lol
Aw, Sunni, I’m sorry to hear things are so stressful now. *hug* It’s tough if it’s raining and you can’t get outside to expend some energy. And I think it’s good that you’re studying…Amanda would be proud of you, I’m sure. *thumbs up* But maybe you need a little break and do something fun? Catch a movie you’ve wanted to see or watch a cartoon DVD and eat popcorn? Or cook something yummy for yourself? Call a fellow brat and chat for a bit? You’re doing good, just hang in there, kiddo! 🙂
Alyx, Becka, is anyone allowed to post here? May I post, I guess I should have asked yesterday sorry about that. I have never posted anywhere before. I have been reading for a while now, since June (on a friends email). Thank you Alsyn
Hi Alsyn, anyone is welcome to post here who wants to (as long as they’re respectful to others *smile*). You used a different email address from your previous posts, which is why this got moderated again. But welcome back, and I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog and (I presume?) the SD forum! 🙂
Sunni. Hi, sorry you’re depressed. I don’t really know how to chat in the correct format on here but we could chat if we get permission from you know who…(Alyx, Becka). Anyway. Where I am at we have been in a drought since May. We have brush fires all around and some homes in nearby suburbs have been burned. Our area so far has been safe but you never know. If you want to send some of your rain to me I would gladly take it. Also, Its good to have someone to talk to when you are lonely. If it is ok w/ your Top to chat that is. My Top is ok w/ me doing that. Anyway, a good RomCom movie could maybe cheer you up or your fav spanking vid. You choose. I like Romantic Comedies because I release pent up energy/frustration when I laugh. Hope you have a good evening (its almost 8pm here). Ney
Sorry, gang, this blog was meant to host stories, and there is no chat room feature. However you can install AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) or Windows Messenger or (my personal preference) Yahoo Messenger on your computers and chat with each other, if you want to. I know that Becka is working on a new host company for the SD Forum, so be patient while she sets everything up. (Yes, I know that “brat” and “patient” are usually opposites, but it’ll be good self-discipline for you! 😉 )
Huh. While I’m sorry the site is down, I am sort of pleased that I was gone all weekend so I didn’t see a.) that the site was down at a time when I would’ve clicked on the link a lot to see if it was working again yet and b.) the instruction to do chores. *Looks around my apartment and decides to spare Alyx the description of what it looks like* Well, at least there’s enough clean clothes for work this week.
Becka, I’m sorry the site is down but it sounds like you’re doing a great job of trying to get things up and running and I definitely appreciate that (as does everyone else, I’m sure.) And Alyx, thanks for letting her use your blog to keep us updated (and for letting us use your blog as a mini-playground in the meantime).
Thank you, cras 🙂
You know, Cras, the instruction to do chores can apply at any time, not just when there are internet problems. *raised brow* But yeah, you’re lucky you missed it. The brats were miserable and getting into trouble like crazy! 😀
No, no. You said that the site being down made it a good time for chores to be done. The site isn’t down anymore, ergo it’s no longer time for chores to be done. The qualifications on that particular suggestion are no longer being met thus terminating the suggestion.
I’m sorry to have missed everyone getting into trouble like crazy, though I did have a rather fantastic weekend with family which I think makes up for missing all that.
(And though I’m probably getting swatted already just for my first paragraph in this post, I will say that I did vacuum all of my apartment except my bedroom last night, so most of a chore did get done.)
Cras, I think you will find that trying to use logic to out-argue a top is never a good idea. Even if you win, you will lose. In fact, I venture to say that ESPECIALLY if you win, will you lose. 😆
And just to back up my point:
While i’m gutted that SD is down at the moment, i have to say it has benefited me having no one to chat to (though i miss you all).
I have been sleeping earlier and earlier and today i looked round my house for jobs to do only to discover nothing needed done.
Needless to say the early nights and free time in the day have boosted me immensley.
That being said though, it’ll still be great to get back to chatting :).
Glad to hear you’ve been behaving yourself, Bystander. Even if it was mostly involuntarily. *LOL*
Welcome to the world of a Brat…sounds like you were grounded and had an early bedtime! Hee Hee Hee….
We are now moving, please stand by 🙂
We have moved 🙂
Please update your bookmarks.
Done. Thanks Becka! 😀
SD has just moved physical servers again. The address is still the same, and should be working again shortly.
If you know how to, the updated DNS details are as follows:
If you don’t, it’s probably best that you don’t change anything 🙂
Thank you for your patience…
I hope you will all forgive me for this. I have never actually done this before. In the last few days I have encountered problems I didn’t even know exist. I also have a much better understanding of how the internet works behind the scenes… I’m learning as I go 🙂
I’m sorry that this means that the site goes down… I hope things will work out soon.
That explains the “access forbidden” message I got this morning! Thanks for all your work, Becka. We will wait patiently till it’s up again! 🙂
Oh that’s why, alsyn 🙂
phew. i thought i had done something when i got the access forbidden message,, hope all is running soon. Best to all, take care 🙂
Okay, so the DNS update isn’t propagating as fast as I thought it would. I’ve switched back to the old serer for the moment. This does mean that some people might loose access when the DNS DOES update.
I will let you know when everything’s done, in the mean time, please don’t panic if you can’t access the site.
Okay, that’s complete. Hopefully there won’t be any more problems (I can dream lol). 😉
Oh that’s good news. I’ve updated the link on my blogroll. Thanks for all your hard work on this, Becka. 🙂
Thank you very much 🙂
BTW did you make a new post earlier today? I can’t seem to find it… 😦 It was about Fizzy’s visit…
Sorry about that. It’s up now again. 🙂
Thank you 🙂 What happened to it, anyway?
I made a mistake and published the first attempt publicly instead of privately, without letting Fizzy see it first to make sure she was okay with it. So I took it down a second later. Unfortunately it had naturally sent out announcements already of the new post, so people were left wondering what happened to it! 😳
The server is recompiling at the moment to enable gzip. This will make the site faster to access. Please stand by,
GZIP is simply a system where the server sends a zip file instead of a raw page. This is much smaller, so it takes much less bandwidth, and arrives much faster. When it reaches your browser, it’s automatically unzipped, and you probably didn’t even know it happened. For example, this very page was gzipped 🙂
What very page was gzipped?? And how do you know? (Thanks for all the nifty improvements, Becka.)
This one we’re on right now 🙂
Oh, that was really interesting. Thanks for the link! 🙂