Planned CSN outage

greta Member Posts: 237

Hello everyone, 

Between 3:00 and 4:00 Eastern Time this morning, CSN will be taken offline for about 2 hours.

Exhaustive efforts were made to find a way to restore all private messaages. I'm not qualified to provide technical details but the bottom line is that all private messages that you sent from September 2009 forward will be restored. That is as far back as private messages went prior to the recent upgrade. However, it was only possible to restore received private messages from September 2009 to October 2010. Messages from 12/22/12 to present, of course, are already available. Luckily, you will be able to access received messages via your sent messages if you kept them in a thread there.

The other thing that will be done during the outage is your friends list will be reformatted a bit. Friends who are online will display at the top of the list and alphabetized. Beneath them will be the remainder of your friends, also alphabetized. Since there is only one list now, some friends may appear twice. This is because there used to be two lists, one of people who friended you and another for those you friended.  All you have to do is unfriend one of the duplicates to correct the list.


aka Your CSN staff


  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    Dear Greta....Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

    I just wanted to be the first to thank you and the entire CSN staff for persevering through the upgrade and restoring these valuable treasures of our former friends - alive once more through those PMs once again. 

    I just can't thank you enough!  And sincerest thanks to all participants who were involved.  I think the PMs are an even deeper part of the connection than the main site.  And once folks have passed away, it's nice to be able to go back and remember those conversations.  Like many, it was upsetting to lose that feature and  have those memories erased at the time.

    I'm proud of the human compassion that you and the CSN staff have delivered to us by restoring our hope and faith in the system.  Big round of applause to you guys!

    I went in and checked it out...

    I went to the very last page...and saw my first PM in June09... to Shayenne...who was my Chicky:) 

    A few tears reading hers and another friend I lost early was so great to see that I will be able to stroll down Memory Lane and remember the voices and the faces that changed my life.

    From all of us here...Big Hugs!


  • YoVita
    YoVita Member Posts: 590 Member

    to you, Greta, and the CSN team.

  • coloCan
    coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 Member
    YoVita said:


    to you, Greta, and the CSN team.

    Absolutely agree with Craig

    thanks for the memories!!!!!