Hi guys — As mentioned earlier we made a big change behind the scenes — we moved servers. The database is large and takes several hours to copy, and then other steps in the process have taken days in the past, so I kind of expected we’d just lose the entire weekend thread — but it turns out we are already up and running on our new, faster server. (Wahoo!) Unfortunately this does mean that we lost about 25 comments from late Thursday night to mid-day Friday, but otherwise things should be back up and running smoothly. If anyone is having any tech problems now, please let me know on this thread.
Update: And… I just realized that we are in fact having some caching problems. I’ve turned some stuff off, which will hopefully fix the problem for the remainder of Sunday. I also went back and PDFed the entire Weekend Open Thread as it existed on midday 7/4 — I can’t restore the comments but hopefully this is an acceptable fix if anyone really wanted the comments/discussions that are missing.