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What is it with people who use this nonsensical word “outage” to describe (a): maintenance, or (b): failure.
Years ago when the electricity went off it was properly and more accurately described as a “power failure”. But now today in this era where accountability is a thing of the past, it is called a “power outage”.
DPF, is there any reason why you could not more accurately preface your post with “Kiwiblog Server Maintenance” ???
Using your terminology, presumably when Kiwiblog is back up again, you will make a posting titled “Kiwiblog Inage”…….
@chris2 Why is outage a nonsensical word? Outage exists in the dictionary exactly in the usage that DPF is intending and has been in use for over 100 years. The server will have no power to it, thus it will be suffering an outage. “Power outage” would be tautological.
DPF – you cant do this sort of thing just whenever you want to!!!!
You should have learned from the outrage about bookshops decided NOT to stock a certain book that just because you own and control something doesnt mean that you are imune from the duties of a public service or emergency welfare service.
If someone wants to make a comment than you will need to make your site open and available to them………….