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41 Comments

  1. snugbrimm

    how long do you think? do you have any possible clue? if not i understand

    Reply May 9, 2008 at 11:03 am
  2. Lyte

    When you make the changes, can you make me the winner of the Rachel Reinhardt contest? =D

    Reply May 9, 2008 at 11:05 am
  3. Lachlan Donald

    10-20 minutes.

    Reply May 9, 2008 at 11:08 am
  4. steve918

    D’oh, thanks for the heads up.

    Reply May 9, 2008 at 11:09 am
  5. Paul Annesley

    Seems to be running nicely now :)

    Reply May 9, 2008 at 11:29 am
  6. Paul Annesley

    A few designers may find that a design they submitted during the problem period is missing. Please resubmit if this is the case.

    Thanks for your patience, everyone.

    Reply May 9, 2008 at 11:31 am
  7. LJK

    Couldn’t submit an entry w/ Opera
    but could w/ Firefox – huh?

    Reply May 9, 2008 at 2:36 pm
  8. Lachlan Donald

    There has been an open issue in Opera for a a while now, vote on http://99designs.uservoice.com for it.

    Reply May 9, 2008 at 2:44 pm
  9. sway

    I dont know why 99designs.com works on my dads laptop but not on my pc, I always have to logon to 99designs.com via a proxy. And only even sometimes through proxies it stops working. Its been really really slow for the past week

    Reply May 10, 2008 at 2:25 am
  10. pegatinas

    I know of a contest holder that wants to end their contest early but does not know how. Can anyone help?

    Reply May 10, 2008 at 1:08 pm
  11. snugbrimm

    did anyone else experience the 99designs page shrink down to a little 20 x 20 square with guarantee still big and readable about an hour or so ago? It actually first shrunk to about 60 x 60 then 2 seconds it was 40 x 40 then 2 seconds and it was 20 x 20. That was really odd and i tried to go back and it did go to the page i was viewing before but it was still 20 x 20. I had to exit out of my whole browser and leave for an hour and then when i came back on it was fine….that was weird, anyone know what that was about?

    Reply May 10, 2008 at 1:49 pm
  12. Paul Annesley

    pegatinas: sure – the contest holder can find the design they wish to award and click on ‘award prize’ to declare the winner and end the contest early.

    Reply May 10, 2008 at 4:02 pm
  13. Paul Annesley

    snugbrimm: woah… :) I believe there were some DNS problems effecting a lot of sites in the last 24 hours or so – it might have been something to do with that.

    Reply May 10, 2008 at 4:03 pm
  14. Nadia P

    Seems that “contest won” emails are not being sent out? Anyone notice this?

    Reply May 10, 2008 at 8:37 pm
  15. pegatinas

    Paul, thank you very much. I think that was the problem. The CH wanted 6 designs so I guess they never thought of clicking on one to award the win.
    Thanks again, it makes so much sense!

    Reply May 11, 2008 at 3:37 am
  16. snugbrimm

    @Nadia P: “winner announced” e-mails or “you have won a design prize” e-mails. i don’t ever get the “you have won a design contest prize” e-mails so i wouldn’t know but i haven’t gotten a “winner announced” e-mail in a long time either but contests have been won, so i just assumed they stopped sending the “winner announced” ones. i hope they are still on track with the “you have won” e-mails <:?

    Reply May 12, 2008 at 3:44 pm
  17. snugbrimm

    how does sway get his face up there and i get some fruity pink design in mine…? unfair…

    Reply May 12, 2008 at 3:45 pm
  18. Paul Annesley

    snugbrimm: check out http://www.gravatar.com/ and upload a picture for your email address.

    Reply May 12, 2008 at 4:45 pm
  19. bombardierbob

    Thanks Paul for the info!

    Reply May 12, 2008 at 7:31 pm
  20. Daniel Bertman

    Is anyone else getting the ‘invalid file format’ error when they try to upload a jpeg? It won’t let me upload a png or jpeg image file at the minute.

    Reply May 13, 2008 at 6:20 am
  21. loya

    I can´t submit any entry, any body knows what´s happening?

    Reply May 13, 2008 at 6:26 am
  22. ABCisMe

    Anyone else having trouble uploading? I am getting an error no matter what format my file is in or what browser I’m using…?

    Reply May 13, 2008 at 6:30 am
  23. createabit

    I cannot view any of the entries full page view. It doesn’t matter if it is a jpeg or png file. Firefox is my browser. I didn’t start having this problem until today.

    Reply May 13, 2008 at 7:05 am
  24. oxygenestudios

    I get a message “File uploaded in Screenshot or Thumbnail must be of type image/png, image/jpeg or image/gif” when I try to upload a design. Anybody? (I have tried all possible formats and different file sizes to no avail).

    Reply May 13, 2008 at 7:30 am
  25. snugbrimm

    Thanks for the info Paul! Too bad I don’t have time right now, but peep this, I can’t upload pictures into contests! I get this message with all three file types: Errors Occurred:
    File uploaded in Screenshot or Thumbnail must be of type image/png, image/jpeg or image/gif Didn’t start having this problem til today and I’m on Internet Explorer…

    Reply May 13, 2008 at 7:54 am
  26. Squarelogo

    I think it is fair to assume that everyone is having the issue. No new entries posted in hours!

    Reply May 13, 2008 at 8:19 am
  27. snugbrimm

    it looks like others are having the same problem with different contests too

    Reply May 13, 2008 at 9:15 am
  28. Corser1

    I second that snugbrimm, unable to submit anything to any contest.

    Reply May 13, 2008 at 9:21 am
  29. lynrite

    I also cannot upload any designs/file types using my Internet Explorer, and I keep getting that same error message when I try.

    Reply May 13, 2008 at 9:23 am
  30. Lachlan Donald

    We are investigating the issue, should be fixed shortly.

    Reply May 13, 2008 at 9:49 am
  31. Lachlan Donald

    The problem is fixed, sorry about that guys. If anyone requires a contest extension, please let support know.

    Reply May 13, 2008 at 10:20 am
  32. snugbrimm

    Thanks for the quick fix guys! that was scary…

    Reply May 13, 2008 at 3:47 pm
  33. nadia2p

    Trying to see if my new avatar shows
    http://www.gravatar.com/)…. thanks for the link Paul :-)

    Reply May 13, 2008 at 6:05 pm
  34. pegatinas

    Who’s big idea was it to put “click to leave feedback” on the mouse rollover for each design?????

    BRILLIANT!!!

    Reply May 14, 2008 at 2:11 pm
  35. Paul Annesley

    pegatinas: Lachlan was experimenting with that idea, so I put it online without telling him ;)

    Reply May 15, 2008 at 11:25 am
  36. createabit

    Was the site down for maintenance earlier today. I had trouble accessing the site for earlier.

    Reply May 17, 2008 at 9:51 pm
  37. Nadia P

    Email notifications (of any sort) do not appear to be working.

    Reply May 28, 2008 at 1:46 pm
  38. Paul Annesley

    Thanks Nadia – we had a disk failure which didn’t get picked up by any automatic monitoring but which prevented emails from going out.

    They should have all been sent by now.

    Reply May 28, 2008 at 6:49 pm
  39. Nadia P

    Yep, seems to have caught up on messages now, thanks Paul.

    Reply May 28, 2008 at 8:27 pm
  40. Josh M

    I’m trying to get onto 99designs.com, and I get as far as the splash page, showing popular designs and popular contests, but when I click login, my browser waits for a long time before displaying the ‘Connection timed out’ message.

    Is anybody else experiencing this problem?
    It’s been happening to me on and off for the last few weeks now, and was doing the same last night.

    I can’t access http://www.99designs.com through either firefox or internet explorer. This has been happening all night for me, and it has continued this morning.
    I can sometimes load the index page with popular designs and popular contests, but I can’t login or view any contests.
    Is anybody else having such problems?

    Cheers

    Reply May 28, 2008 at 10:19 pm
  41. ShadySnaps

    I cannot submit an entry into one of the contests. I get this message:
    Eeeeek!

    It seems there was a problem. The 99designs development team has been notified and are likely addressing the problem at this very minute. Sit tight, grab a coffee, we should be back on the air within minutes.

    Make sure you check out the blog for the latest on what’s happening, including any updates about downtime or known issues.

    Alternatively, try pressing the back button on your browser to try the operation again.
    I’ve been trying for the past 30 hours or so and nothing has been resolved. Anyone have any idea on what the problem is and what i could do?

    Reply February 16, 2010 at 2:47 pm

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