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12-06-2011 @ 4:16PM
It's not the freaking maintenance that irritates me. I understand that. It's the "11:00...no, 1:00...now 2:00".Either don't say a time at all or make sure you're done when you say. Constantly saying "Gotcha!" is unprofessional, and irritating.
12-06-2011 @ 4:21PM
I do think it would be better for them to greatly overestimate the time, that way when they finish earlier than stated it's a pleasant surprise. I know unforeseen things pop up, but they should know by now there's almost always extended maintenance for this sort of thing.
12-06-2011 @ 4:24PM
It amazes me, even after all these years, that Blizzard seems to be the only enterprise level datacenter that can get away with middle of the day maintenance anyway; never mind the ongoing extensions.There are datacenters just as large that don't have this issue. Seems like a infrastructure and logistical failure more than actual problems.I would love to see AT&T, Facebook or Google pull "we're going to take everything off during the day and, oops, it's going to take longer..."It would be a literal crap storm of complaints...
12-06-2011 @ 4:31PM
"I do think it would be better for them to greatly overestimate the time, that way when they finish earlier than stated it's a pleasant surprise. "Otherwise known as Scotty's Guide to Miracle Working. =-}
12-06-2011 @ 11:37PM
"I do think it would be better for them to greatly overestimate the time, that way when they finish earlier than stated it's a pleasant surprise."I've been saying this since Vanilla. They haven't got smart yet.
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