I'm sorry about the performance problems on the site this weekend. "A Welsh Born Icon" and all of Coraider's sites are on the end of the same pipe and the load on Bumblebee Auctions - our UK Police Auction site - went through the roof when the Guardian covered it yesterday in a piece called 'Move over eBay - this is the police'.
Traffic to Bumblebee has doubled every six months since it was launched in 2002 and the next major upgrade is planned for February but we just can't cope with that sort of spike in demand from one day to another.
I think this weekend will turn out to be an inconvenience only; a problem would be if there was less traffic not more.
Sunday, January 29, 2006
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