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This is where we will post anything that has to do with site outages, problems, slowness, virus warnings... basically anything that would affect the performace or operational aspects of our web site. If there were anything that we felt you should know, this is where it would be, so if you feel something has not been working correctly, the site's been slow, etc. then check here first and see if it is mentioned. If not, feel free to email us! We will also use this page for announcements about new features on!

System Update - Site Outage & Issues
March 21st, 2009 - This notice is to inform you that, if you visited this site between March 1st, 2009 and March 20th, 2009, there is the possibility that your machine was infected with a trojan or some other form of malware. We believe the site became infected on or about March 8th, but are taking the extra precaution of issuing this warning for a full week prior to that date. We know the infection was removed on March 19th, at some time in the evening, which is also why we're including the time period through the 20th, just to cover all bases. While any malware is bad, and we regret that this breach was able to have occured, the trojan in question is relatively easy to remove and most current virus and spyware cleaning engines are already aware of it and would have stopped it on entry to your machine. This was not a new or previously unknown trojan, and therefore we are relatively certain that, if you had active and up-to-date scanning software, you should have been well protected. This is simply an acknowledgement that such an incident did take place and all efforts are being made to prevent future attacks.

On Sunday, May 6th, and for the next 2-5 days, we will *finally* be migrating our domain to a new server farm. Yes, we've been talking about this for several months. There was a lot to consider in the timing, but it's happening as I type this and there is no turning back. At this time, all email issues and mailing list problems have been addressed and corrected, but yes, for the past 24 hours, many were unable to join or unsubscribe from the list, and some probably missed today's mailings. This domain migration is also affecting several other areas of the public site, including our ability to update pages or fix problems as quickly as we normally would. Rest assured, we are doing everything by the numbers, with the ultimate goal being to avoid as much down-time as possible... The good news in all of this is, once completed, we will have increased our bandwidth capacity TWENTY FIVE TIMES what it's been (not percent... I said *TIMES*) and our hard drive capacity will go from 150 MEGABYTES to 5000 MEGABYTES (5GB) All in an effort to bring you more of the greatest humor content on the web!
UPDATE POSTED ON May 13th... for the past week, a few areas have been down or behind... as of tonightl, the "Recommend Us To Others" script is working again, and daily and weekly mailings are fixed (supposedely) so they'll be on-time once again (I hope) The "Site Survey" is still not working, but I think that's the last of it. Let me know if anything else isn't working as it should. Thank you!

Posted at 9:00 PM EST, Thursday March 22nd, 2007

This morning, from at least 7:AM (it was earlier, but my ISP isn't being very forthcoming for some reason about how long things had been down) and until around 8:AM EST, the site was unavailable entirely. Now, they may not be telling me anything whatsoever, but I can tell you it was either a massive DNS issue (like their DNS servers both went down) or they lost their connection to the internet for some reason. I can say this so confidently because I have three different domains in that network operation center, and they all live on different servers; one on a dedicated, fail-dafe type server, two others on standard servers (but different than each other) in addition to email servers for all three domains, and a database server for our mailing lists. And ALL of those were unreachable, in addition to my ISPs own web site. So there! All seems to be back up and fully stable since, I just figured it wouldn't be right not to post the outage.

Posted at 9:50 PM EST, Wednesday January 17, 2007

Starting tomorrow, January 18th, and for the next 7-14 days, we will begin migrating our domain to a new server farm. This change will affect ALL areas of the site, including our ability to send and receive emails, update pages or fix problems as quickly as we normally would. Rest assured, we are doing everything by the numbers, with the ultimate goal being to avoid ANY down-time... but the potential is there for the site to be slow or outright missing for periods of time, links to not work, scripts to not function properly and email to not work. The good news in all of this is, once completed, we will have increased our bandwidth capacity TWENTY FIVE TIMES what it's been (not %... TIMES) and our hard drive capacity will go from 150 MEGABYTES to 5000 MEGABYTES (5GB) All in an effort to bring you more of the greatest humor content on the web! ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTE: This migration never happened...

Posted at 11:50 PM EST, Sunday March 27, 2005

At some point in the next 3-4 months, we're going to be upgrading our servers. Yesterday morning (3/26/05) at roughly 6:AM, the company that uses to host our domain suffered a catastrophic server farm failure. One or more of their machines began mass-deleting thousands of domains / web sites. All data was backed up, so now that our site is back up it should be exactly as it was previously, but the restore process took time as they literally had thousands of sites to bring back online in an orderly fashion. A great deal of time was also spent making sure it didn't happen again once all was returned to the way it was. In the end, it simply means the site was down for Easter weekend. The only real issue is, since email accounts were also deleted, and down for longer than 24 hours in our case, there's a good chance most emails during the outage are gone and never to be seen again. We do apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and we appreciate your patience and patronage.

Posted at 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 12th, 2005...

At some point in the next 3-4 months, we're going to be upgrading our servers. The details are still at the "very-sketchy" stage, and MUCH planning remains to be done, but the end result is this... our monthly bandwidth capacity should end up being 4-6 times higher to serve the site's continued and future growth. We'll also be adding a virtual TON of hard drive space (mainly because it's so darn cheap these days) which will allow us to do more with funny pictures / images, which right now we try to limit due to the space restrictions. It may also allow us to start doing humorous VIDEO CLIPS. More to come as the details become clearer!

Posted at 3:00 PM, Sunday, January 9th, 2005...

Apparently, for some time now, the anonymous feedback survey for the website has not been functional. I discovered this by accident yesterday and have now confirmed that my web hosting company decided to upgrade security by changing the way any forms on their servers work. That's great news as it cuts down on spam, but it would have been nice if anyone thought to mention that my existing forms would stop working. The other cheerful piece to this is... I have no idea how long ago it stopped working. But it's fixed now...

Posted at 7:11 PM, Monday, September 20th, 2004...

Yes, it's true... today we experienced the longest amount of down-time that we've had to deal with in many, many months... if not longer. The short version is this... there was a fairly large fire near the data center where our site is co-located, and the fire marshall thought it best to shut down the entire city electrical grid for a few hours. Once everything was restored, it was up to 3 phone companies to restore their internet backbone connectivity, and we all know how fast phone companies work. Anyway, we are very sorry for the lack of service, but there was literally nothing we could do about it.

Posted at 7:50 PM, Friday, October 24th, 2003...

Due to decreased use of the FunEHumor Chat Room, coinciding with increased hosting costs, the chat room will be suspended as of this evening. If you feel the chat room is a feature that you would like to see return to in the future, please email me. If I get enough feedback maybe I'll bring it back, but for the time being, it is a thing of the past. The rest of the humor site will remain unchanged, and best of all, completely free!

Posted at 7:50 AM, Thursday, September 18th, 2003...

During the evening of September 17th, our servers experienced a complete shutdown due to an emergency situation in our Network Operations Center. An electrical fire in the 3rd floor of the building caused the building to be evacuated. In order to protect the rescuers from possible electrocution, all power sources were disconnected or powered down. Despite the risk, 4 of the NOC personnel stayed behind during the evacuation to do an orderly shutdown with the supervision of fire dept personnel. After the emergency was controlled, local gas & electric personnel arrived on scene and cleared the building to be powered up again. Our personnel then began a systematic reboot of our servers. We apologize for any inconvenience this shutdown may have caused.

Posted at 11:15 AM, Saturday, July 19th, 2003...

On May 22nd we were very happy to announce a software upgrade to enhance our OS on our servers. This upgrade did not take place yet due to technical issues that arose during testing. The Operating System upgrade is currently planned for next Thursday evening, July 24th. This will ensure our web servers will have the latest in functionality, security, and stability. The anticipated downtime should be about 1-6 hours between 12AM and 6AM EST.

Posted at 6:15 PM, Thursday, May 22nd, 2003...

This was originally scheduled for last week around this time. We've simply rescheduled the upgrading of our server's operating system for tonight / early tomorrow morning. This upgrade ensures that our web servers will have the latest in functionality, security, and stability. The anticipated downtime for the site should be about 1-3 hours, and will occur between 12:AM and 6:AM, EST Friday morning.

Posted at 8:00 PM, Tuesday, May 20th, 2003...

Earlier today the major back-bone provider that our host uses was down for a while. We apoligize for any inconvenience this may have caused you in accessing our site.

Posted at 6:45 PM, Friday, May 16th, 2003...

We plan to upgrade the Operating System on your server next week. This will ensure our web servers will have the latest in functionality, security, and stability. These upgrades are currently scheduled for next week... Monday night / Tuesday morning, May 19th. The anticipated downtime should be about 1-3 hours, between 12:AM and 6:AM, EST.

Posted at 10:45 PM, Tuesday, April 29th, 2003...

We've noticed that for those of you on our mailing list who can only receive standard text emails (as opposed to HTML email) the longer jokes sometimes get cut off before the end. We're happy to report, that problem has now been rectified! We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused in the past! If you receive HTML emails (evident by a blue background to the email) this issue did not affect you.

Posted at 10:30 AM, Sunday, April 13th, 2003...

We've made it even easier to find the funny images / photos on the site. Now there's a link right on the HUMOR MENU that appears on the left side of every page that will take you right to the picture section of the site, instead of having to go through each individual section like you did in the past.

Posted at 2:30 PM, Sunday, March 9th, 2003...

Two bugs/flaws were fixed today; one fairly major, and one minor! For some time now, our site has been slowing down in stages, making it unbearable for people with slower 'net connections. This turned out to be due to the RATINGS we've put next to each item, so you can see what other's thought of it before clicking the link. The only problem is, as more documents get rated, the slower the site loads. Now, when you click on a humor category, only the 5 newest document's ratings show, unless you specifically ask for more. The speed of the site has increased tremendously... you will notice the difference if haven't already. Next, we changed the way images load when their links are clicked. Previously, if you clicked on a link that pointed to an image, it opened using a javascript window. The problem is, Javascript seems to work so much differently on various platforms, so it was causing a problem for people, many of whom got the pop-up window just fine, but it was sized incorrectly, so the image itself would open far too small to tell what it was.

Posted at 11:00 AM, Sunday, February 9th, 2003...

After several months "leave of absense" and not making a whole lot of changes to the site, we're back, and we have a very long list of things we're going to make better this year! We start with a new mailing list structure. As of today, we have three mailing lists, not just one. You can now get jokes sent to your email address DAILY or WEEKLY, in addition to the normal list which notifies you when NEW content gets added to the site. Find out more on our Get Free Email Updates page.

Posted at 10:30 AM, Saturday, October 19th, 2002...

As of this morning, we have broken the Men & Women humor section into two separate pages. It was getting much too long and taken people with older modems too long to load, so now, after the list of the first 50 or 60 documents, you'll get a link to the next 50 or 60. We have also reworked the JOKE ARCHIVE section to make it easier to get around.

Posted at 10:00 PM, Sunday, September 16th, 2002...

As of tonight, when you read a humor document or go to any page on, the link to that page will become black. In the past, we have left the links on the site the standard blue, mainly to keep the site looking as clean and uncluttered as possible. But, due to the high volume of repeat visitors that we get, as well as the sheer number of links now offered on FunEHumor, there is also a great advantage to using a different color for links that have been visited. Basically, we've decided to slightly sacrifice appearance so that when you come back a week or two later, it's easy to spot what you've already seen! Thank you to those who suggested this type of change over the past months.

Posted at 9:00 PM, Sunday, June 23rd, 2002...

We have fixed a problem that some of you were experiencing which caused the site's search engine to send you to a page with only the humor content, but no menus, logos, navigation tools, etc. The site search engine will now bring you to a properly displayed page.

Posted at 7:45 PM, Sunday, March 31st, 2002... is now officially available in 32 languages.  On each page you will see a drop-down box containing all of the currently available language translations available.  Once you translate to another language, each page after that loads in the new setting, so you do not have to translate every page you go to.  Just do it once and you're set until you leave the site.

Posted at 4:45 PM, Saturday, March 30th, 2002...

As of this morning, the new rating system has been officially rolled out and is working as planned.  Now, when you're reading humor on this site, you can "rate" it and the rating will appear on the link pages where it also shows the length and cleanliness of the document, so you'll know what other people thought of it *before* reading it.

Posted at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, March 27th, 2002...

As of this morning, the new version of has been officially rolled out and is being tested.  There may be some minor bugs that go unnoticed for a few days, but for the most part, the web site layout and functionality have been entirely changed.  Here is what we've done to make the site better for you...

1) All humor content has been pushed a bit to the left.  This fixes most of the problems with all common printers where data would get cut off on the right.

2) All pages and menu systems have been cleaned up to make the site easier to navigate.  We've also added a few options to enhance the site.

3) We replaced the software that we were using to allow you to send something funny that you find to a friend.  In the past, all your friend got in the email was a link to our home page... now, the software will send a link to the exact page that contains the joke or humor document that you are looking at.

4) We've added a "search" box to every single page on the site to make it even easier to find what you like.

5) We also added the "panic" button to every single page... we received reports in the past that some pages didn't have it... problem solved!

6) The back end of the site and the way the pages are created has been changed.  Now, my server does most of the page building and loading before throwing it to your computer, mainly because my server can do it faster than your computer.   The end result... a faster web site!

7) Many visitors have been asking what happens with their personal information when I ask for it for things like my mailing list.  We now have an official online privacy policy posted.

8) A chat room has been added for your enjoyment!

9) Did I mention the site is still free?

Brian Mirsky -

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