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(retroCrush)   X-E, Seanbaby, and all other UGO sites down since yesterday   ( divider line
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4922 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Nov 2001 at 9:50 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-11-09 09:52:06 AM  
Mixed feelings... mixed feelings.
2001-11-09 09:59:18 AM  
Considering the way UGO has been going, isn't this [image from too old to be available]?
2001-11-09 10:01:11 AM  
Where's Sam Jain when you need him.
2001-11-09 10:03:24 AM  
2001-11-09 10:06:38 AM  
Matt, Rob, everyone else in E/N land: Check out They're a good hosting company; I use them for Corporate Mofo.

Meanwhile, my stupid site will remain a money-losing venture indefinitely.
2001-11-09 10:07:57 AM  
Obviously I am a tard, but what is so special about UGO and what the hell is
2001-11-09 10:13:30 AM  
i noticed this yesterday. it suX0r.
2001-11-09 10:14:14 AM  
Has X-E even been updated once in the past month?
2001-11-09 10:15:14 AM  
I've got no ties with UGO. I'd take their money, of course (what little they've been offering as of late), but I just pay $17.95 a month to I get 300MB and unlimited bandwidth...and their servers are generally reliable
2001-11-09 10:22:45 AM  
I guess this would be much more sad if either of those sites updated regularly.

For hosting, I used Gay name, but you can't argue with 1GIG of server space and unlimited bandwidth for $17.
2001-11-09 10:24:59 AM  
Yesterday was warning they might be offline for sometime.
2001-11-09 10:25:28 AM  
They did give fair warning. UGO had an announcement sent out via e-mail and most of the child sites like CHUD had bullitens up warning about the server outage through the weekend.

Fear not this was scheduled maintenance and not some freakish server crash.
2001-11-09 10:35:50 AM  
X-E never updates anymore; I think Matt may have (gasp!) better things to do. (Not knowing Matt personally, I have no idea.) I like Pair because they're mega-reliable and cheap... The dotcom downturn is only good for people who want cheap hosting, I think.
2001-11-09 10:35:53 AM  
Eh. Whatever. fark UGO and the uninspired entertainment dumps it hosts.
2001-11-09 10:45:51 AM  
sux. was hands down the funniest site on the web.
2001-11-09 10:59:09 AM  
I myself hated Seanbaby, and X-E. I didn't always hate X-E, just after they got their site redisgned it just seemed to start slowly going downhill for me. Too much Pokemon maybe.
2001-11-09 11:15:12 AM  
Seanbaby is funny, but he's begun to believe in his own personality cult. You send the man a contribution, he doesn't even email you to thank you.
2001-11-09 11:26:23 AM  
Damn, those are some good bandwidth deals. You have to wonder why anyone bothers going to crappy hosters like UGO. Anyone should be able to spring for $17 a month.

Screw UGO.

/me longs for the golden days of X-E
2001-11-09 11:33:26 AM  
UGO really isn't the same, as they pay you, make you put ad banners on your pages, have content restrictions, and deduct your bandwidth costs from your payout...and you have to trust that they're telling the truth
2001-11-09 11:41:14 AM  
true, seanbaby was getting pretty damn full of himself, but his content rocked regardless.
2001-11-09 11:44:52 AM  
cry me a farking river. x-e is updated like, once every month. way to go x-e.

this totally crying over nothing.
2001-11-09 11:46:03 AM  
Didn't somethingawful get screwed over by efront, in a manner like this?
2001-11-09 12:02:43 PM  
Dammit, if fat Chicks In Party Hats is offline, how am I supposed to get my daily dose of retardeds, butter creatures and Melty melts?
2001-11-09 12:04:06 PM  
Daily dose? Fat Chicks hasn't updated in months.
2001-11-09 12:15:19 PM  
The link claims that is down, but it's up. Not that it matters... I rarely go there anymore anyway because of so many popups (which I've finally got around to beating with Popup Stopper) and the irritating way they break up their news into 10 pages instead of one to crank more ads out. Blargh.
2001-11-09 12:19:37 PM  
Maybe this is a good time to reveal who REALLY is behind Fat Chicks in Party Hats! Wuhahaha!
No, better keep the secret alive.
2001-11-09 12:32:54 PM  
there are people who really don't know who's behind FCIPH?
2001-11-09 12:33:57 PM  
NekoChu is correct, this was just planned maintenance. Also... = down = down moved to a new host just in time :)
2001-11-09 12:34:07 PM  
Megosteve , check out if you're looking for wrestling news. Much better than 1wrestling, IMHO.
2001-11-09 12:47:46 PM  
What's sad is that I submitted this as "NEWS" not "SAD". "SAD" implies that there's some sort of permanent problem here, not a likely temporary bump.
2001-11-09 12:50:10 PM  
X-E never updates anymore

I think it's because Matt got a girlfriend...

I was disappointed on Halloween though, cuz I was expecting a big XE update. I redesigned XE's main menu for Matt so it would have a cool Halloween theme. I think it came out really well, but it seems like it was a waste of time since they didn't really do anything on Halloween except one article that wasn't even written by Matt.
2001-11-09 12:53:03 PM  
Matt's just kind of burnt on the internet as a whole right now. He took that first time off and really realized how great life can be outside of that page. I think ultimately, he's happy with what has been done on X-E, but may only occasionally update from time to time when he wants to, not when he feels like he has to. It's not like he has any subscriptions to honor.

But what's really odd is that the x-e forum is done, too, which is on a completely unrelated to UGO server.
2001-11-09 12:59:45 PM  
My site,, is hosted by UGO. They are just moving servers, it should be up later today or tommorrow. Only a 24-48 hour downtime was projected in emails.
2001-11-09 01:00:42 PM  

Well, I s'pose you can't have a good site without either paying, or bending over and taking it for the rest of your online life.
2001-11-09 01:58:55 PM  
Bisifiniti Well, my site may suck, but I don't mind paying the Web hosting.
2001-11-09 02:10:55 PM  
You guys are idiots. UGO emailed its hosting people weeks in advance about this move, it's no surprise and not a big deal.

Things change on the net all the time, so they got out of the hosting aspect of it sheesh get a grip.
2001-11-09 02:23:59 PM  
Girlfriend? I thought Matt had a new boyfriend.
2001-11-09 03:08:43 PM  
Hey I-Mockery,

Just wanted to say you did a damn good job on that Halloween redesign. It looked pretty sweet.
2001-11-09 03:12:11 PM  
You're not the only one
2001-11-09 03:15:38 PM  
Umm, that was meant for TLbreer
2001-11-09 03:26:42 PM  
What's gotten into all of you? Seanbaby is one of the funniest sites I've been to. Sure, there's a lot of mediocre stuff in the comics section, but The Probe and other things like his homemade fireworks extravaganza are the FUNNIEST GODDAMN THINGS I've read.

And by the way, I have yet to see a headline or title better than "Flesh-eating robots want to eat your flesh". In fact it was the inspiration for my Deathbots headline.
2001-11-09 03:44:49 PM  
I love how everyone always biatches so much about X-E going downhill. Waaah waaah waaaah! If you don't like it make your own damn site!
do something different, do something about it, don't just whine about it.

Geez! It's just like the people I hear whining about popular music but who never buy music by bands not on MTV.

If you don't like the 'new' x-e or think you could do better then DO IT.

Rberry has, well in a way... so has B with part of Whatever-dude (that I havent' read in ahwile)

I have a soft sport for X-E because I came in on the ground level (7 articles in or so?) and it was one of the first sites I checked regularly that wasn't my mail.
2001-11-09 03:59:08 PM  
I have to make sure I tell everyone that I don't care.

That's how much I don't care- I NEED YOU ALL to know that I don't care.

I don't care.

I don't care.
2001-11-09 04:04:47 PM  
I work with Seanbaby's girlfriend, so I see him all the time at company parties and whatnot. He's a nice guy- he'll get hosting elsewhere, right?
2001-11-09 04:05:54 PM  
I like, and I hope it finds a new hosting sevice or something like that.
2001-11-09 04:12:31 PM  
My wonderful boyfriend, Dr. Rocket, tells me that the site was supposed to be/may have already moved to the also currently down DragonData (where the forum is hosted.) I would double check this information, but he is sleeping. har har har.
2001-11-09 04:14:14 PM  
"The site" meaning X-E, that is.
2001-11-09 05:03:59 PM  
Whew... is still up. But sucks to this. It's almost as if, no one WANTS to provide me with quality comedic content for free...
2001-11-09 05:43:49 PM  
x-e AND seanbaby down?


Dat Isrealy Guy
2001-11-09 05:52:35 PM  
Boy, fark is a great place for webmaster girlfriend updates, eh?
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