We typically try to stay away from discussing blog-specific news during the day time news cycle, instead choosing to focus on... well... the Buffalo Bills during peak visitation hours. The events of the past week, however, have prompted us to do this now, in a time otherwise devoted to Bills discussions, in order to reach the most eyeballs.
During the past week, SB Nation - including Buffalo Rumblings - has experienced two separate and unrelated, yet lengthy network outages that have rendered this site, and hundreds of others, inaccessible for long stretches of time. Though the outages occurred for entirely different reasons, the unfortunate circumstance of both happening in such a short time frame necessitates not only a review of the network's infrastructure - which the company's outstanding tech team is currently addressing - but an informational post on how you can keep track of what's happening during these outages.
If you ever can't access Buffalo Rumblings, there are four places that you should check for news on the outage and an anticipated restoration of service. Those four places:
No. 1: Buffalo Rumblings on Facebook. Our blog's profile page is right here. MRW runs it, and it's the first place you should go for outage news. (You can also "like" it if you're a Facebook user for our daily updates and discussion points.)
No. 2: Buffalo Rumblings on Twitter. Our blog's Twitter feed is @BuffRumblings. I (Brian) run it, and that, too, should be a go-to source for Rumblings stuff during network outages. Follow it, or just bookmark it if you need it in a pinch.
Nos. 3 and 4: Brian and Matt on Twitter. You can also bookmark (or follow) @BrianGalliford and @MattRichWarren for Bills news and updates during a network outage. You should follow Matt first, as he is a far more prolific tweeter than I.
We and SB Nation in general would like to apologize if the network outages of the past week inconvenienced you in any way. Rest assured that we are working diligently to not only prevent further issues in the future, but to make it easier for you to know what's going on during the occasional failure in reaching that goal.