I called and emailed Tesla, inquiring why they blocked the forum. No returned calls, nor email response.
Anyone know why they did this?
They hate people.
I was sure they were building us a search capability.
Some have mentioned the forum went dark to avoid negative comments affecting the stock price. Good luck with that!
It would be a conspiracy if now suddenly all the "why didn't my car get these features" thread would have disappeared.
It's easy to read conspiracy into anything these days, but it looks like a server failed somewhere. I also have a minor open issue with the Tesla accessories (online) store and have not received a reply which is unusual. Perhaps they are just working on a company production of Macbeth in Afrikaans right now (a cool language, btw).
I assumed they were finally updating the forum, but I was wrong.
I have it on very good authority. The office word is, "Woops!"
The D after party lasted for 4 days. The hamsters that run the servers were systemically killed in gladiator battle with the winner proclaimed a free and noble hamster, henceforth named Hamster Musk.
The good news is that the new batch, freshly imported from Liberia, seem to be really happy to be here.
And no...I definitely wasn't there. ;)
This Forum affects stock Prices?????
Of course it affects stock prices, Jim Cramer quotes gadfly all the time.
The forum isn't fully up to speed either. Look to the right, it's blank. Previously newly posted thread would be listed there.
I heard that some people called and were told it was supposed to be up and they were working on it. Supposedly they got it up briefly during the outage but then it went down again.
My theory is that the entire IT staff was watching somebody open and close the charge port door electronically and they just got sides tracked. Who could resist?
Servers ran out of juice
It's a little outrageous really. I ran for years, before forums were popular, "the fastpitch forum". This was on proprietary software called WebBoards which I bought for $3000. Yes there were problems but I was running on windows 98 and then Windows NT server. Never was the forum down for weeks. And I had associated chat rooms and private messaging something this forum has never offered. Really this software must be cheap cheap cheap and unworthy of Tesla.
The forum is where tesla attracts a lot of buyers I think. I know I read everything here for three months before I put in my order. It's very important to Tesla's business and I suggest they learn from their mistake(s) and prioritize the maintenance as well as update this software.
They shut it down because there were too many "Please Ignore" threads.
The Accessories page had issues too. It looks ok now from what I see. Don't ignore it. New things coming!
I think it's time to retire the forums and put up a listserv on VM/ESA, Then we won't have to worry about down time.
I was thinking that the videos of the event were almost i real time.. Seem to go down right after they were posted
I was kind of hoping it was because they put in edit and search features. No such luck.
If they do, they better give people plenty of warning!
"I just spent 5 minutes composing that post only to have them turn on editing after I was done!"
"I insist that Tesla find the people I was arguing with and restart the argument I had a few months back so that I can edit my posts!"
This is the email response I got from Tesla 3 days ago:
"Thank you for contacting Tesla Motors technical support regarding our message boards. The forums are currently down but we are aware of the issue and our team is working to get them back up as soon as possible."
It was a judgment-a from gawd-a for our wicked-a ways! If we continue-a to allow people to marry whom they like and to have abortions and healthcare and to speak-a their minds-a, gawd will send out every Model S with Texas longhorns drilled-a into the hood-a! Repent ye now for we live-a in the end-a times-a!
Send all your money now to Rev. Billy Bob Dimwitz, PO Box 666, Bemidji, MN.
Johncrab, what do you have against bemidgi?
Hehehe...not a thing. It was an ironic device since Bemidji would be an unlikely place for such a comic charlatan to use as a base.
I want all my previous posts retrofitted to search, chat rooms, new fonts and all other future forum improvements or I will start a petition demanding my posts back. :)
They shot Kennedy
I offer you a nickel for every post where the no frill forum is mentioned. Go cry me a river. Bawawa...
Even my 5 years old can populate a full featured chat room and host it in my antediluvian 80 286 box!
Can what I say on the forum be used against me if I go looking for a job? I want a "forget me" function!
Tesla is doomed!
No worries Renwo ...unless you want to work for gm
I was hoping to be a greeter at WalMart to augment my meager retirement. I think I'm doomed, too.
The blackout was part of a dual program to wean Pungoteague_Dave from his pain meds. Temperance, my friend :)
@bobrobert I was thinking that the blackout came at a bad time for PD and achieved the exact opposite of what you suggested. Since so many of us have PD knocking his head against the wall he probably needed more medication to compensate for not knocking himself silly from our comments.
I went to California to witness the "D". It seemed like nirvana.
I came home and I was riding on a high. There was so much promise for a brighter future, so much excitement, awe, passion...
When I returned to my seemingly familiar surroundings, what I found what seemed to be eternal purgatory. Did I covet too much?
Thank the powers that be, my penance paid was accepted and I was allowed entrance into the forums. Whew!
I feared that the alternative would be to live eternally with infernal internal combustion.
I think PD is a member of the Trilateral commission. He helped orchestrate the forum blackout, along with his friends in the Masons.
Everything comes in threes, they say...
I "believe" that Tesla shut down the forums for two reasons:
1. Not give everyone a place to complain about how they were cheated, lied-to etc.
2. To vector all of that energy into the P85D ordering. With no outlet to vent, I'm sure TM got a bunch of new orders.
I ordered three, but couldn't make the deposit. Anyone want to loan me $7,500?
The response I got from ownership@ was simply "There is an issue we are aware of. Our IT department is working to resolve it and it should be restored soon."
Yep, they said soon. Go figure, they were right!
Somewhere on the East coast, JT is scratching his head in wonder.
I was thinking that the website probably had more traffic than it ever had before with the launch of the Model D ordering. Maybe that is why they directed people straight to an ordering link. There must have been massive amounts of traffic from purchasers, stockholders and the curious.
I heard that people in Europe were having trouble accessing the order page.
I tried volkerizing something while the pages were down and there was trouble with seeing old posts. When they had to restore the forums in the past, it took a long time to load up all those old threads.
I was in Fremont on Sunday and saw black helicopters hovering over the Tesla plant.
@renwo - I knew it!
They did it just to piss you off. ;-)
I saw them too. I also saw two Air Force Ones and a couple Marine Ones.
Oops, it was Fleet Week, maybe it was just curious swabbies.
It's a fine day when the Tesla forum is back online! For the past couple of days, I was getting withdrawal symptoms. Must have checked into the forum a few times a day only to be greeted by the Tesla home screen.
I must have it much worse than you. Make that a few hundred times a day. Migrated over to TMC forum instead.
TMC sucks, can't follow a thing over there.
I am off the pain meds but am thinking about going back on. A week out from heart surgery is worse than a day out - dizzy, nauseous, weak. But back after having to take a few days off. Missed you guys, not really missing driving for now. Would be impossible.
You seemed a bit ornery:) Hope you're feeling better soon. Figured you'd be stir-crazy without the forum.
Sounds like withdrawal. Too many days without forums. You need to slowly taper off the forums. ;-)
I took care of my dad after his surgery. It is a tough haul and a bit slow. It was quite a while before he got his strength back. Take it easy and behave!