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Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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h2g2 Guide Editors

New in the Edited Guide: Classic Sandwich and Sponge Cake A87930138

Nowadays cakes come in all sorts of shapes and colours, but many are based on classic sandwich and sponge cake recipes.
minorvogonpoet U3099090

How to Bake a Perfect Cake with a Silicone Mould A87819493
Traditional Christmas Cake A663617
Tasty Jam Sponge A378236

New in the Edited Guide: Molang - a Cute Cartoon Character A87933081

For people with young children, or people who just like cute things, Molang is an ideal character to get to know. The range of child-friendly toys, books, merchandise and animations provide something for everyone in the world of Molang.
SashaQ U9936370

The Colourful and Charming Canary A71438781
Creating Great Fancy Dress Costumes A603794
Yodelling: The Other Vocal Technique A53317785

Topical: Towel Day A87870531

Towel Day takes place on 25 May each year in honour of the life and work of Douglas Adams

The First Towel Day A557093
The Art of Getting Dressed with a Towel on Your Head A17556096
The Art of Dyeing Hair - and Saving the Towel A19441334
Douglas Adams - His Life and Worlds A3790659


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

I'm truly confused now. I hope someone will explain to me how it can be that with Pliny down, it is possible to change the guide articles on the Front page, without all the links going nowhere except error pages.


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Pliny isn't down, it's just broken but no one seems to know exactly how and why. I'm beginning to wonder if it will ever recover. With it hosed for so long I'm afraid were losing any new readers that may happen upon our front page.


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

We're able to update the Front Page, but, alas, the effort to locate the Pliny issue is still ongoing.

We are all frustrated. Pray for us. We particularly appreciate novenas directed to the Great Prophet Zarquon. smiley - candle

Classic Sponge Cake: A87930138
Molang: A87933081
Towel Day: A87870531
This week's Post, while we're at it: A87937410

We will persevere.

PS If you're on Twitter, I am thread-tweeting a lot of the Post Content on a daily basis. Please remember to send your Towel pics to me at postteamhg-at-gmail-dot-com for tweeting on 25 May. smiley - towel

smiley - dragon


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

So, when people go to our front Page and click on the icons, are they then directed to the articles in Ripley skins? Or does Pliny work one article at a time?


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

They get an error message that the article couldn't be found. You can't read any articles in Pliny right now even if you manually enter the URL.


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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Gnomon - time to move on

Would it be worth temporarily putting up a Ripley front page instead, with links that work?


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

Fifteen years ago, there were far more researchers here than there are now. The existing skins managed to handle the traffic.

Just sayin'.


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Yeah but...

That was before the BBC dumped us but gutted the software. This site has never functioned well at any capacity since then.


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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Gnomon - time to move on

Paulh, the Ripley skin is well able to handle the number of Researchers on this site. The problem is not the Researchers, it is the Readers.

When the site was finally got working after the BBC handed it over, we found that the Ripley system would crash under the load of readers every couple of days. We moved the readers onto the Pliny system and this eased the load on Ripley.

But user statistics show that a fair number of readers are now using Ripley (since Pliny is not available) and to my knowledge the Ripley system has only crashed perhaps twice in the last 6 weeks.


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

I'm sure we're losing readers at a significant rate so Ripley could probably handle the current load, sadly.


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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h2g2 Guide Editors

The stats are over here F21546918?thread=8321541

The Front Page http://h2g2.com/ has been updated today in living Pliny smiley - magic

smiley - musicalnote Read about organs

smiley - brr Read about a chilling comedy

smiley - rose Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

smiley - musicalnote And don't forget the Related Entries, too.


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

The 75th anniversary of D-Day? smiley - doh

How fast time slips away. smiley - blush


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Just in time for another global rise of fascism. smiley - sigh


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

There's never a dull moment.

Some good entries on the front page. smiley - ok


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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h2g2 Guide Editors

smiley - ok

The Front Page http://h2g2.com/ has been updated today, with a Hitchhiker theme smiley - magic

smiley - galaxy Read about the Radio Show Live

smiley - lurk Learn about a strange monumnet

smiley - book Celebrate Peter Jones, the Voice of The Book

smiley - dolphin And don't forget the Related Entries too smiley - earth


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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h2g2 Guide Editors

* smiley - dontpanic The monument is not as strange as a monumnet


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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Icy North

smiley - yikes Don’t say “Monumnet” - You’ve invoked the Curse of the Pharaoh!

Only one cure. The entire editorial team have to perform the Sand Dance.

And post it on YouTube, natch.


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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Gnomon - time to move on

I think this curse dates back to Amenemhat III.


Announcement 2018-07-23: Front Page Updated Today

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

What is the Sand Dance? smiley - bigeyes


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