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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:04 pm

Chesscub wrote:I can't do my pull list for my week's books. My shop uses it to know what I want for this week. :x


More innocents wronged in this diabolically evil venture!
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prozacman

Expert Post Whore

Postby prozacman » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:40 pm

Still can't get the books to download. Though the ones I picked are all marked as Purchased each time I reopen the app.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:02 pm

BubbaKanoosh wrote:I still can't get on.


Well, as long as you can still get off ...
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David Bird

rubber spoon

Postby David Bird » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:53 pm

Only one thing turned my in My Comics, the new Young Avengers, but its still far too slow for me to actually open it.
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:45 pm

Because of Comixology's unique place in the digital comic-book distribution business as an iTunes-style marketplace with few, if any, direct competitors, other publishers' sales were likely impacted by the server crash.
When asked to comment on that aspect of the story, Comixology representative Chip Mosher said in an e-mail that he could not comment further at this time.
One comics publisher, which spoke to CNET on the condition of anonymity to protect its relationship with Comixology, confirmed that the server crash has prevented digital sales through its Comixology-powered app. At the time of writing, the servers still were not functional -- nearly 24 hours after the servers went down.
Image Comics, best known for The Walking Dead comics, confirmed to Comic Book Resources that it was also unable to sell its digital books through Comixology. A "significant part" of daily digital sales comes via the Comixology-run app, said an Image Comic representative.


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alaska1125

dINGO

Postby alaska1125 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:55 pm



I honestly kind of always thought the digital nay-sayers were just dinosaurs who couldn't adapt. Consider me schooled. This is absurd. That's about as polite as I'm going to get about this.
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:55 pm

I wouldn't have been worried about reading my digital comics offline before last week, when my iPad's 6GB storage ran out for the first time after a year of downloading Comixology issues with abandon. I looked into backing up old issues and if course it turned out that wasn't possible, leading to the painful exercise of deciding which few dozen issues I would delete, knowing that I would have to re-download them if I ever got the urge to re-read them. Then something like this happens. Great timing.


To add insult to injury, my checkout refresh got through... just after they decided to end the promo. So not only do I have no access to comics but I was charged for what were supposed to be a bunch of 'free' #1s!

A pleasure doing business with you, Comixology.

Phew, looks like they're voiding charges, at least.



So the site crashed and then the page they put up for notification once the deal is back on also crashed. Good one, guys. High fives all around.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:07 pm

alaska1125 wrote:
I honestly kind of always thought the digital nay-sayers were just dinosaurs who couldn't adapt. Consider me schooled. This is absurd. That's about as polite as I'm going to get about this.


No, they still are.
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:10 pm

Image
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Stalzer2002

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby Stalzer2002 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:53 pm

Aside from Young Avengers #1, none of the books I ordered last night are in my library. Dammit.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:20 am

alaska1125 wrote:
I honestly kind of always thought the digital nay-sayers were just dinosaurs who couldn't adapt. Consider me schooled. This is absurd. That's about as polite as I'm going to get about this.


You thought I was old school? Shame on you !
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e_galston

Staff Writer

Postby e_galston » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:54 am

i love that some people say marvel's to blame...isn't comixology just as much to blame if not more to blame. they would know what there servers could take and what they couldn't take, but still agreed to this deal.
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bkthomson

Rain Partier

Postby bkthomson » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:09 am

e_galston wrote:i love that some people say marvel's to blame...isn't comixology just as much to blame if not more to blame. they would know what there servers could take and what they couldn't take, but still agreed to this deal.

CX should take the blame for the exact reasons you mentioned. Though this problem will never happen again with CX.
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Keb

<( ' . ' )>

Postby Keb » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:50 am

bkthomson wrote:CX should take the blame for the exact reasons you mentioned. Though this problem will never happen again with CX.

This is true.
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Keb

<( ' . ' )>

Postby Keb » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:02 pm

You know what I think is absolutely piss-poor form? The fact that they have this wonderful PR story on their site claiming this initiative was a great success and that it was so massive they couldn't handle it and somehow that's a good thing.

A lot of people tried to put up with the servers, which continually failed to deliver, most people who tried to read the issues could only read one or two things and overall it sounded like more trouble for people than it was fun.

Squid was right. Chasing nickels in the street.

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