This weekend we’ve seen a rise in tagger traffic to the MusicBrainz site. This extra traffic is causing load spikes that give us the dreaded 502 proxy error messages. Now that the release is done I can focus more time on getting our various hardware issues solved and bring a new database server online before the load spikes return next weekend.
What can you do? There are three concrete things:
- Make a donation to help us cover our costs.
- Stop tagging for today and spend some time with your friends and family for Easter. 🙂
- If you must continue tagging, please use our UK mirror: http://www.uk.musicbrainz.org In the options dialog of your favorite tagging application, look for the tab that lets you set the server you’re using to tag. Enter http://www.uk.musicbrainz.org in that field and you should be good to go.
Sorry for the inconvenience, we’ll work on this as soon as possible!