Category Archives: Updates

Brief Site Maintenance Outage

Delicious will be experiencing a 5 minute maintenance outage taking place tonight at 8:00 p.m. PST. We are rebooting all of our databases and appreciate your patience.

Update: Some users experienced slowness until 4:00 a.m. PST.  Our provider was the cause of the outage. The whole site was up and down for the last hour. It was triggered by our scheduled DB maintenance combined with the service issue.

Update 7/21 11:31 p.m.: We have experienced brief downtime due to one of our databases. Delicious may have acted unusual for a 20 minute period between 10:30 p.m. PST and 10:50 p.m. PST. The database has now recovered.’

Update 7/23 5:16 p.m.: We will be experiencing another brief maintenance outage tonight at 9:00 p.m. PST for about 30 minutes.

If you experience any other issues or have any feedback, please contact us at feedback@delicious.com.

Site Maintenance

*Update:* The delicious API, feeds and previous are now working! We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced but are happy to announce that there should no longer be any issues. Please contact us at support@delicious.com if you experience otherwise.

*Update:* We are expecting the delicious API, feeds and previous to be unavailable for an additional hour. Please stay tuned for more information.

*Update:* The delicious API, feeds, previous will be unavailable for the next hour while database migrations continue. This should dramatically reduce the partial site outages some users are experiencing.

*URGENT SITE MAINTENANCE:* Database will be upgraded at 11:30 a.m. PT due to a large spike, causing an outage of unknown duration. We will keep you updated with the duration of this outage shortly. Check in with our blog posts to see any new updates regarding this issue!

*Update:*  The exporting of links is now fixed. If you are still experiencing any issues with exporting please contact us at support@delicious.com.

*Update:* Some users were experiencing problems loading feeds from feeds.delicious.com. We have fixed the problem, but please contact us if you encounter any more issues there. Other users have seen errors where the “Rate limit has been exceeded”, we are currently investigating this issue.

*Update:* Service was restored after approximately 20 minutes of downtime. If you find features that are not working, please contact us at support@delicious.com.

***Databases are going down now for maintenance.  Problems logging in are expected over the next 30 minutes.***

**Update:** The importing and exporting of links will be temporarily unavailable until Tuesday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated on the progress!

*Update:* We just had an executive meeting and our operations plan got a green light, we are going to go live tonight!

Delicious users,

We are currently in the process of moving our data center. The entire maintenance window is expected to be from Friday April 3rd at 8:00 p.m. PT until Saturday April 4th 9:00 a.m. PT. During this time you may experience interruptions when saving and retrieving links. We are anticipating a full site outage at some point during that window,  but we are expecting it to last less than 1 hour.

During the maintenance window, please try to minimize the number of links you save: they will appear in your saved links but there might be a delay when searching for them for up to  7 days. Any links saved before or after the window will appear immediately in searches.

 

Site Maintenance

Delicious will be experiencing maintenance at 7:00 p.m. PST today, Tuesday, February 24th 2015 as part of an ongoing series of upgrades over the next ten days. There should be no impact to users on delicious.com and brief outages on previous.delicious.com lasting no more than ten minutes at a time. The maintenance window is expected to last one hour. 
If you have any questions or feedback please e-mail us at feedback@delicious.com.

Update 11:18 p.m. PST: we are starting the updates. There should be a brief impact to users over the next few minutes.

Planning for a Delicious future

2013 was a big year for us at Delicious. We relaunched the site from the ground up, built many brand new features, and have been blown away by the response to our Annual Reports project.  Our team also released a number of official apps for Delicious:

We are thrilled with the positive user feedback from our recently launched and refreshed apps. These apps are all built on a new platform our team has built to ensure stability and quality performance.

To that end, we’d like to give you more information about upcoming changes to Delicious to help it remain sustainable and free for the community.

Finding what makes Delicious tick?

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Springing Forward at Delicious

We’ve been a little quiet on the blog recently, but after adding a number of new updates and features over the past few months, we wanted to break the silence and let you know what we’ve been working on.

One noticeable new feature is that you can now sign in via Twitter or Facebook. Login with a single click and immediately start adding links.

But that’s not the only benefit of connecting your social accounts. We can also automatically pull in links you’ve shared (or favorited on Twitter), meaning you’ll never have to dig through your feed to find a link again – they will all be waiting for you on your Delicious account, indexed and searchable. We’ve also introduced the Friend Finder to help you find and follow the people you know.

Another big community request was that we put the user who first saved a link back in the link details pane. We’re happy to report that this “first saver” attribution is now live and prominently displayed on every link added to the site.

We’ve also made these small improvements:

- Fixed bug where public tags were showing up in autocomplete when tagging.
- Put “Add to Delicious” button back on the Tools page so you can add it to your website and blog posts for readers to use.
- Shaved one second off load times across the site.
- Optimized the bookmarklet to load faster than ever.

These are just a few of the many enhancements currently in the works, so expect new features and fixes soon!

If you have any feedback about what we’ve released so far, or have suggestions for features you would like to see added in the future, please email us at feedback@delicious.com. We’d love to hear from you!

Big Update Coming to Delicious!

The holiday season has been especially busy here at Delicious. Mid-December we launched our official Delicious iPhone app and are thrilled with the positive feedback we’ve received so far… but now its time to start looking forward to the new year!

You may recall that last month we began previewing a new design for Delicious at demo.delicious.com. Today, we are excited to introduce some major improvements to the demo site (more details below). This new design will be rolled out to the main Delicious site in early January.

Some of the new product features and notable improvements include:

  • An omnibox search bar to conveniently search across keywords, tags, usernames, your network and even tag bundles!
  • Enhanced profile pages with names and personal bios added to make it easier to find friends and create a personalized link-sharing network of your own.
  • Single-page viewing experience to speed up navigation across your links and to supercharge content discovery.
  • Keyboard shortcuts to get you where you want to go faster than ever.

Thanks to everyone who has submitted feedback on the new design! It’s still a work in progress, so please keep your comments and suggestions coming via the orange feedback button at the bottom of every page.

Until next year, Happy Holidays from all of us here at Delicious!

Delicious Refreshed

Today we’re excited to offer a preview of the brand new Delicious!


We’re proud of what we built and we hope you’ll like it too! This is just the start of what’s to come. More will be revealed as new features get released, but for now, we wanted to share a few of our guiding principles:

Community Matters
The Delicious community is a passionate bunch – consuming millions of links every day while collecting the best content on the net. In the future, we’ll make it easier for users to not only save their own links, but to discover the most interesting bits and bytes on the web by leveraging the crowd-sourced wisdom of our community.

Need for Speed
We want Delicious to be fast. Really fast! To that end, we rewrote the codebase and streamlined the user interface. Content now renders instantly and can be consumed in a single pageview – making it even easier to navigate the site.

Mobile Friendly
With our new iOS app (currently in development) users will be able to access their links wherever they go, and we have a roadmap in place to improve the way Delicious is consumed across a multitude of devices. So whether you’re an Apple fan or an Android loyalist, don’t worry, we have you covered!

Note: The demo site is still a work-in-progress and doesn’t have all the key features of the current Delicious. It may go down occasionally as we check in code and fix bugs. With that in mind, we would love to hear your feedback so we can incorporate your ideas into the product. You’ll find an orange Feedback button on the right-hand side of the site – please don’t be shy in letting us know what you think!

Without further ado, check it out now at demo.delicious.com!

Cheers,
The Delicious Team