IMPORTANT! The Sandlot will be offline for maintenance tomorrow, July 19, starting at 11 am EDT

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  1. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP Helper

    July 21 3:30PM ET Sandlot is now back online.
    July 21 1:20PM ET
    Maintenance is still in progress; all servers are offline.
    July 21 11:00AM ET
    Maintenance is in progress; all servers are offline.

    We have been having random disconnects and problems with our internet connection on the server, so I have scheduled a technician to diagnose the problem. This requires the server to be taken offline. I do not know how long the server will be offline, as it depends on the result of the diagnosis. I will update this thread with more information when available.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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  2. Mickeyheart

    Mickeyheart Grandificent Grandmama Mickeyosity Moderator VIP Helper

    Thank you, c0w, for everything you do!
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  3. KRiskKaT

    KRiskKaT Denizen of the Darkening Shadows Moderator VIP Helper Elder

    This will be much appreciated all around! Thank you for taking time to do this!
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  4. fxzzysocks

    fxzzysocks Never gonna give you up VIP

    Thanks c0w!! I appreciate the time you take to to this! :)
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  5. SisterRose

    SisterRose She-hulk! VIP

    Thanks c0w for everything you do for the server! :D
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  6. NonoFireball12

    NonoFireball12 Expert VIP

    Thanks c0w! Your awesome, thanks for all the help!
  7. LegoBoyo

    LegoBoyo Leggo my eggo! VIP Helper Elder

    Thank you @c0wg0d for everything you do for TheSandlot to keep it running new everyday!
  8. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP Helper

    The servers will be back online shortly. Sadly, it appears our support ticket was not addressed at the scheduled time, so we will likely have to do this again.
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  9. trubuhl

    trubuhl You Can Trust Me! Moderator VIP Elder

    Ah that's a pain, hope they get on it soon!
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  10. Just_Juls

    Just_Juls Never gonna run around

    ok! so i was at camp all morning.. is the offline thing over now?
  11. cxttoncandy

    cxttoncandy Sheep Rustler of the Dream Fort VIP Helper

    Yes, the servers are back at the moment; however, the crashing isn’t quite fixed yet which is why the server will likely have to go offline again some time
  12. Just_Juls

    Just_Juls Never gonna run around

    but is '11am' in est time zone?
  13. Floofin

    Floofin The Majesty of Flocculence VIP Helper

    yes, EDT and EST are the same; c0w says 11am EDT in the title of the announcement
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  14. GrassPelt

    GrassPelt Architect Helper Elder

    EDT and EST are the same time zone, but some of us alternate the abbreviation depending on if daylight savings time is active or not. D for daylight savings and S for standard.
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  15. SupersonicE9

    SupersonicE9 Retro Gamer Moderator VIP Helper Elder

    EST and EDT do not refer to the same time structure. However, many places that use EST for part of the year do change their clocks for roughly half a year to EDT for their Daylight Savings time. This is why some make the distinction between "S" or "Standard" versus "D" or "Daylight" (at least for some continental American time zones). EST is UTC -5, while EDT is UTC -4. For reference, UTC is basically a fixed reference point for time distinctions.

    Okay, here is where things get even more confusing. Essentially, from what I found, Britain's equivalent to a standard time is called "GMT" or "Greenwich Mean Time", which basically follows the UTC reference point. However, they are currently observing "BST", which stands for "British Summer Time", and that time structure is the same as UTC +1.

    Goodness these zones are confusing and Daylight Savings doesn't help with that. Hopefully, I didn't mess this up, but this is information I was generally able to gather.
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  16. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP Helper

    This is why I usually post times in Arizona time and let you guys figure it out, lol. We never change our clocks in Arizona and it's awesome. (Yes I'm aware of the Navajo and Hopi, I'm talking more generally.)
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  17. RatMazeMind

    RatMazeMind Fully vaccinated rodent Moderator VIP Elder

    I miss when I didn't have to change time twice a year. :( Spent about 2/3 of my life without having it and things were just fine. :p

    And you can save yourself an 's' by using the more proper Daylight Saving time, because daylight is a singular word and you only need to "save" it once. ;)
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  18. waseric

    waseric The hidden hand Sandlot Administrator Moderator VIP

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  19. CupcakeRockstar

    CupcakeRockstar Never gonna let you down

    I was gonna get on today but i can wait. Luckily I have patience for things and my brothers don't lol
  20. Mickeyheart

    Mickeyheart Grandificent Grandmama Mickeyosity Moderator VIP Helper

    We are back online!
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