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Apr 15, 2019 08:44:11

I cheated ...

by @juliasaxena PATRON | 258 words | 🐣 | 272💌

Julia Saxena

Current day streak: 0🐣
Total posts: 272💌
Total words: 121584 (486 pages 📄)

So, yesterday I lost my streak and then got it back. Here's what happened.

I'm on a week long holiday with my husband in the Phillippines at the moment. At 9:15 pm yesterday evening, after a heavy meal, I started writing my 200 words and finished them pretty quickly. 

But when I wanted to publish my post, there was an error message. Something along the lines of "Error 503 - Service Unavailable". I refreshed the page, I changed the browser, I used mobile data instead of Wifi. Nothing helped. The error persisted.

Then I realized that I was dangerously running out of time. I hadn't updated my time zone in my profile yet. 10 pm at our vacation spot meant midnight in my usual time zone. I was approaching the loss of my streak fast. 

My husband tried to calm me down as the clock hit 10 pm and I was still unable to load the page and publish my post. I knew my streak was gone. 

I went to sleep, angry with myself that I didn't get this done earlier in the day and with the damn server which appeared to be down. 

Long story short, I woke up in the morning, immediately logged back in (now it was working again) and changed my time zone to the U.S. where it was still 'yesterday'. I got my streak back and published my post.

I know ... this is kind of cheating. But I worked so hard for this streak and I didn't want to have it ruined by some server error! Please forgive me! 

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    @juliasaxena - I think this is the reason I stopped caring about the streaks. There's always some great reason and the pain, and the anger and the whining and call for help. I lost my streak. Oh.. it's easy. we'll just put it back - as if the DDOS never happened. @basilesamel -- I think we need a DDOS icon rather than a streak restoration. Imagine if we just tried to brush the fire at Notre Dame under the rug. Oh, we'll just rebuild it and make it look like it's 800 years old again.

    But, maybe I'm wrong. I often am. (daily even )

    Maybe this is Disneyland. :-) ( all said in fun )

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 15, 2019 23:54:19
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      @juliasaxena @brianball whatever works to keep writing ✌️

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 16, 2019 12:20:24
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      @juliasaxena @brianball @basilesamel We know #Teamstreak is not for everyone.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 16, 2019 06:56:20
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      @juliasaxena @brandonwilson -- Haha.. I did my little rant -- but I've done the same thing ( on 750words.com ) and my streak wasn't even as big as yours is. In fact, I feel, we should have all the time-zones to write within --- not just our own -- what if we are actually or mentally traveling?

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 16, 2019 06:59:07
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    @juliasaxena congrats on the quick thinking! and sorry about yesterday's attack :( I installed new protections to prevent that in the future

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 15, 2019 15:14:35
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      @basilesamel No worries! All good now :)

      Julia Saxena avatar Julia Saxena | Apr 16, 2019 08:03:18
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    @juliasaxena the site was down yesterday, due to spam bot attacks. So not your fault! You could ask Baz to restore the streak for you

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 15, 2019 20:45:53
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      @juliasaxena @jasonleow Not even those attacks are enough to stop us. We do what it takes to keep going because we are #Teamstreak!

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 15, 2019 05:53:21
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      @jasonleow @brandonwilson Absolutely! I'm already prepared for the next two days :D

      Julia Saxena avatar Julia Saxena | Apr 16, 2019 08:04:15
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      @juliasaxena @brandonwilson haha whatever it takes. go #teamstreak

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 16, 2019 22:24:39
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