Loop Rumors Suspended

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  1. ipedro macrumors 68030

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    Not sure why, but LoopRumors is suspended according to the page that is loaded when you go to www.LoopRumors.com

    Loop Rumors was expected to cover the MacWorld San Francisco keynote and is known for its in depth predictions of the upcoming OSX Leopard.
     
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  3. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    My assumption is that, much like Keanu Reeves, THEY KNEW TOO MUCH! (We knew... too much!) THEY WENT TOO FAR! (We went... too far!)
     
  4. ipedro thread starter macrumors 68030

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  5. balamw Moderator

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    What a great marketing move for LoopRumors. ;)

    Most likely they just ate up their bandwidth allocation since they got slashdotted.

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  7. ipedro thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yep, that explains it. Man.. that provider is harsh. They could have left a nicer message such as "This domain is temporarily down due to high traffic"... sheesh!
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    Most providers have no way of dealing with the sudden influx of traffic from a slashdot or digg posting which is why slashdotted became a verb. It induces panic in many ISPs.

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  9. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Isnt that the site that posted the (seemingly legitimate) itinerary for MWSF07? I cant find the thread now. But I read it and was very believable. iTV launch, leopard info, new minis and a screen with HDMI.
     
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    Lol. Somebody actually read the posts before merging them. :p :D
     
  12. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Weird :D Safari spazzed and it produced two posts. Then a mod merged them hehe.

    Weird :D Safari spazzed and it produced two posts. Then a mod merged them hehe.

    :D
     
  13. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    That's not very professional. They should expect a high load with the event so close, and I would think they must not have very much bandwidth, if excessive load of that article used it all up...

    I'm sure they'll just pay for some additional bandwidth and be back soon.
     

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