Bluff Avenue Blog

Updates and news from the Bluff Avenue trenches.

Game server is working again

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 4:11 AM

I haven't logged into the site in a few weeks, and only today found out the game server's been on the fritz for weeks (judging from messages in my inbox and forum posts).  Of course this coincided with the email system deciding to stop delivering message notifications, so of course all those messages people sent me about the server went unread. :\


Well, I rebooted the server, and things seem to be working now.  Terribly sorry for the inconvenience!

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Thank you very much. This site is awesome in its simplicity, so I would have been very sorry to lose it totally. :)

5/8/2013 6:53 AM
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Thank you for your hard work on the site.

5/9/2013 6:57 AM
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why cant i see my private games anymore and cant seem to create any newones ?????

2/23/2014 1:06 PM
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trying to get on a table but site says "it appears you're not logged in", but i am logged in.  i logged out and logged in several times.  same error message.  what's up?

8/21/2014 6:03 PM
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Are the game servers even running??  I created a group a few days ago but I can't find a single game running anywhere that I can observe.  Is this site functioning most of the time?

11/1/2014 3:36 PM
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someone please help, i want to change my log in details, because i have changed my email ad, but i still can only log in with my old email

4/14/2015 5:34 AM

The State of Bluff Avenue

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 12:59 PM

Long time no post. :)  I know most of you have probably figured this out, but just for the sake of new users, I wanted to clarify the current state of Bluff Avenue.


We created this site in 2009 as a way of playing an "online home game"--an experience that no existing online poker site offered at the time.  It was as much for our own enjoyment as for the challenge of creating it, and for the possibility of making something bigger out of it.


The site was only funded out of my savings, so out of the need to pay bills and eat food, I got a job in November of 2009 and sadly left Bluff Ave to fend for itself.  I haven't done any serious coding on the site since then, and maintenance has been limited to Dan and I occasionally restarting the game server when something gets horked.


So that's the current state of the site, and what I imagine is the future of the site.  We'll keep it running, just because it seems like such a waste to take it down, but I don't anticipate any new feature development or bug fixes happening unless I win the lottery. :)  Sorry about that.


We do read our messages though, so feel free to message us if something's wrong with the game server--we don't check in daily, so we won't know there's something wrong unless you let us know.


Until then, enjoy!

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Scheduled Outage for Monday morning, 1:00 AM PDT

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 6:13 PM

Usually, I just wait until it's late at night and nobody's on the site in order to do maintenance, but lately it seems like there's at least one game going on even late at night...So here's your advance warning!


We're coming down Sunday night (Monday morning) at 1:00 AM Pacific Time.  The server seems laggy, I'm going to kick it a couple of times.  Hopefully that doesn't break anything. :)

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Yesterday's outage

Friday, October 8, 2010 3:39 AM

Sorry about the outage yesterday.  Technical difficulties, combined with a server migration.  All should be well now.

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Friday's Outage

Friday, July 16, 2010 5:39 PM

Sorry if you couldn't access the site all Friday.  Our DNS host was apparently the victim of a denial of service attack.  All seems to be well now though.

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