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Server Difficulties
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Xbox America's server has been seeing a dramatic increase in traffic. This surge in traffic caused the Xbox America server to go offline early this afternoon. The server has received some hardware upgrades, and we're back online.

Until I get everything sorted out, some aspects of Xbox America will remain offline to reduce load. This includes gamercard images and the site summary at the bottom of each page.

I have some planned optimizations that will also help reduce server load, but these will take a while to implement.

Sorry about all this, and hopefully we'll be back to normal—or better—soon enough.

Thanks for your patience,
Jackson

Update: The gamercard images are back up with a new caching mechanism that should temper their CPU usage.

Update 2: The site summaries at the bottom of each page are back as well. They also should be at least marginally more efficient.
Re: Server Difficulties
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Xbox America Staff
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3 Year Login Streak
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Community Spotlight
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360Voice Group

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Waffle Philanthropist
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Barterer
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Ron Burgundy
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Have a fundraiser!

Tons of people want to donate and then you could upgrade EVERYTHING! Just my two cents.
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Xbox America Staff
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Ron Burgundy
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Phew. Thought it might have been something wrong on my end. :)

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Waffle Philanthropist
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Barterer
Barterer

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Ron Burgundy
Ron Burgundy

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Master Marketer
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Quote by Minioger:


Phew. Thought it might have been something wrong on my end. :)




I did notice your username said, "banned" for a while :p.
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Silver Waffle
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3 Year Login Streak
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Community Spotlight
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360Voice Group
360Voice Group

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Waffle Philanthropist
Waffle Philanthropist

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Barterer
Barterer

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Ron Burgundy
Ron Burgundy

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Brain Stormer
Brain Stormer

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Marketer
Marketer

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Master Marketer
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Representin'
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It Defines Me
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Quote by AJ:


Have a fundraiser!

Tons of people want to donate and then you could upgrade EVERYTHING! Just my two cents.



I WOULD!!!! I still kick myself for missing out last year. Wasn't expecting the money needed to be raised so fast.
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Silver Waffle
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Golden Waffle
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3 Year Login Streak
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1,000 Posts
1,000 Posts

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Community Spotlight
Community Spotlight

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Barterer
Barterer

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Discussion Sparker
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Sociable
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Googler
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I was worried that my junk-o windows 7 PC had a virus...phew. Sorry, this is one of the few places I visit on a regular basis and didn't have many addy's to compare it to.

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360Voice Group
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Marketer
Marketer

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Sociable
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Googler
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all is green from my standpoint, great job of getting it working! :)

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Burnt Waffle
Burnt Waffle

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Bronze Waffle
Bronze Waffle

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Silver Waffle
Silver Waffle

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Golden Waffle
Golden Waffle

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3 Year Login Streak
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Head of State
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Community Spotlight
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360Voice Group
360Voice Group

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Barterer
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Ron Burgundy
Ron Burgundy

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Discussion Sparker
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Representin'
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It Defines Me
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Sociable

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Googler
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It's back, baby!
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Burnt Waffle
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Silver Waffle
Silver Waffle

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Representin'
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Sociable
Sociable

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Googler
Googler

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yea good job getting it going again so fast i know all that stuff is alot of work and a fund raiser is a good idea
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Xbox America Staff
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Community Spotlight
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360Voice Group
360Voice Group

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Ron Burgundy
Ron Burgundy

This user has written 10+ published Xbox America news articles.

Discussion Sparker
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Representin'
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It Defines Me
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Sociable
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The gamercards are back up.

Deleted User

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Burnt Waffle
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Bronze Waffle
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Silver Waffle
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Golden Waffle
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3 Year Login Streak
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1,000 Posts
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Head of State
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360Voice Group
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Master Marketer
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Thanks Jackson...and fundraiser would be cool. I would donate
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360Voice Group
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Barterer
Barterer

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Discussion Sparker
Discussion Sparker

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Brain Stormer
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Marketer
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Master Marketer
Master Marketer

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Sociable
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Googler
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Gamercard Lover
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Community Player
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What caused all the traffic?

LOL and Jackson, why did you take the ratings off your posts?
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