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Originally posted by gwydionblack
I have created a flier for the June 30th event. It is pretty simply and at the same time kind of viral, maybe peaking people's interest to check out the links. Let me know what you all think and any changes I can make. If everything is nifty then feel free to use it and post it on the main site if you like.
If I get the OK I shall also post it on the Facebook group.
Anywho, here it is:
Originally posted by projectvxn
Ok, the petition has been offline for some 2 days now. This is bad. I'm not sure what is going on but I have tried it with 3 different connections on 5 different machines with 3 different browsers. It's not us its them.
According to technical staff at our server center, the PetitionOnline.com web site operated as a public service by Artifice, Inc. has been inaccessible for about 10 hours, so far, due to a sophisticated distributed denial of service (DoS) attack.
PetitionOnline is a busy site, with a top-5000 Quantcast rating, a four-digit Alexa rank, and millions of unique monthly visitors. At any given time, tens of thousands of petitions are active on the site, and 30,000 or more signatures are collected on a typical day.
As long as site communications are blocked by the ongoing attack, we don't have a really good way to communicate with the huge community of users at PetitionOnline, so I'm posting this message here for those who may find it, Google willing.
We appreciate the calls and emails of concern and support we have received today from many site users.
Note that this DoS attack consists of blocking off communication from out on the Internet to the PetitionOnline site. The attack is entirely external to the PetitionOnline web server itself. None of the recorded petition signatures, or other stored data, is in danger from this attack.
Denial of service attacks are a form of computer crime. Laws regulating these attacks vary from nation to nation, but in the UK, for instance, they are punishable by up to ten years in prison.
Some general information on DoS attacks is available at Wikipedia:
We will post additional information here from time to time as it becomes available.