Important Notice: chinaSMACK Is Moving This Sunday

Hi everyone

A lot of you know that sometimes chinaSMACK is unavailable, slow, or unreliable because there is too many people visiting this website. This has been a big problem and very annoying for everyone including me when I am trying to make a post.

Recently, I have finally save enough money from advertising and donations to “upgrade” chinaSMACK’s hosting service. I will move chinaSMACK to the new hosting service this Sunday (China Time). I have never done this before. However, I have some help and I hope everything will be okay but this website is already pretty big. I have read a lot about moving websites and database recently.

  • The website will be moved to the new hosting service on Sunday. However, the domain name will take maybe one day to change from the old hosting service to the new hosting service.
  • Please do not make comments during Sunday. You can probably still visit chinaSMACK but new comments may be lost because it will be on the old database and not the new database.
  • The website move should be finished by Monday (China Time). I hope nothing will be broken or missing and everything will work properly.

I believe the new hosting service should be better than the old one (it is more expensive!) but of course we will have to see.

Thank you everyone for your support. Although I have never become rich, I have become more poor again. If you enjoy chinaSMACK, please consider helping chinaSMACK with a donation. :)

P.S. – The free t-shirt contest winners are announce here.

09/03/09  21:20 UPDATE: I think the domain name is finally pointing to the new hosting service in China also now. The domain name was already working correctly for most of the world except China yesterday but was still not working today until now. I think no comments were lost during the move. I copy all the comments from the old website to the new website also. So, this was a successful move. I hope the website will now be more reliable for everyone. Thank you everyone for your patience.


Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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