Vote fairy runs away to be with the Tooth Fairyby Limbic~Region (Chancellor)
|on Apr 06, 2003 at 16:24 UTC||Need Help??|
People all thought that the Vote Fairy was making an April fool's joke in this post by proclaiming no one would be getting any more votes.
It turns out - she was just biding her time to catch everyone by surprise. She has eloped with the Tooth Fairy. Unless you didn't use your votes up from yesterday, you will no longer be getting any new votes.
The vote fairy is a cron job that runs at approximately 2:15AM EST every day. DST is observed at 2AM. So when the clock rolled over from 2AM to 3AM, 2:15AM never existed. Running the vote fairy out of turn has been considered a bad idea by tye (according to theorbtwo) as it puts too much of a strain on the server. This is the reason it is run at the odd time that it is.
Votes should return to normal tomorrow.
Thank you - that is all.
Credits: This post was prompted by theorbtwo. I came in on the tail end of a conversation between rozallin and dws discussing the missing votes, so I can not be credited with having come up with the reason as soley my own idea.