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AP Exchange goes down!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HanSenSE, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Went to look for pics toward the end of the Mexico-USA game and ... nothing except a few pregame pics. Tried to reload and, nothing. Called New York tech support and the problem was on their end. Fortunately, was able to get a couple of photos off MCT and we were still getting text feed through NewsEdit. But, just out of curiosity, checked Exchange from home and it was still down,
     
  2. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Tell me about it. We were able to get text feed but I had a couple of inside pages that ended up being pretty gray.
     
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I was able to find photos but was unable to download any full-res images. Kept getting some kind of "null" error. So I ended up dragging the thumbnails and using those in the art holes. Turned out surprisingly OK.
     
  4. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    And, gawd, do I HATE the site, anyway!
     
  5. We had much of the same problems everyone else had. But didn't discover it until we were almost on deadline. Just went without, I'm surprised AP exchanges doesn't go down more often.
     
  6. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    Glad it wasn't just me. It started freaking out on me about 9:30 last night, and I assumed it was my computer because the other guy said he wasn't having issues. Come to find out he hadn't used exchange in a few hours. All but one page was done, but it ended up being a fairly wide open page with one stock mug. It looks hideous.
     
  7. baddecision

    baddecision Member

    Wonder if it was LulzSec or somebody like that. No, I'm not kidding.
     
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Thankfully, we have the MCT backup. Not perfect, but beats the hell out of running empty foto boxes, especially for MLB.
     
  9. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    I went to AP Images, then realized that I don't have a username, and couldn't find our newspaper's login. And at that point, I wasn't gonna start trying to hunt that down, figuring if I didn't find it, I wasted that much more time.
     
  10. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    MCT: The sadly forgotten wire.

    By the way, I know they're two different sites, but do the AP Images and AP Exchange pages work off the same servers?
     
  11. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    It was Anonymous. The group said it was tired of seeing newspapers fill space with non-local content.
     
  12. nietsroob17

    nietsroob17 Active Member

    I believe so, because I was having issues with both sites last night.
     
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