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Is TweetDeck down? Users report website crash on October 1

Published: 2/Oct/2019 4:29 Updated: 2/Oct/2019 22:03

by Brad Norton

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Used by millions of individuals around the world, social media tool Tweetdeck appears to be down as users have been experiencing issues on October 1.

One of the most widely utilized social media tools, Tweetdeck has become a staple in the Twitter community and is constantly promoted as one of the best pieces of software for those who spend a great deal of time online.

No different from any other form of social media encountering issues, when Tweetdeck has an off-day, ripples are felt throughout the entire network.

Established in 2008, Tweetdeck quickly grew to be one of the most popular tools for prominent Twitter users.

Functionality allowed users to schedule posts with ease, manage multiple accounts without having to constantly log in and out, and so much more. On October 1 however, the widely regarded Tweetdeck shut down without warning.

While little comment has been made on the issue, one update was provided and addressed that “the Twitter data team is investigating a system irregularity affecting the streaming API’.”

This marks the most recent major outage for the social platform and rest assured that avid users are not at all pleased with the situation.

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The lack of Tweetdeck functionality has led to countless hilarious reactions online, ironically enough, most of which come from Twitter itself.

One user has even shared his opinion, simply arguing that “Twitter without Tweetdeck sucks.”

Countless users have been reporting a wide range of varying issues at DownDetector, alluding to general problems with the performance of the Twitter platform overall, not just TweetDeck specifically.

Update: As of October 2, TweetDeck has been coming back online for users around the world.

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OfflineTV Rust server creator explains why big streamers have stopped playing

Published: 22/Jan/2021 12:23

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch streamer and creator of the OfflineTV Rust server baboabe has explained why many big streamers have gone away from playing on the RP and PVP servers.

Even though its been around since 2013, Rust has seen unprecedented levels of popularity in recent weeks thanks to Twitch streamers flocking to the game. 

For the most part, the biggest creators had been spending their time on OfflineTV’s different servers. However, in recent days, a few streamers have decided to quit – stating that they need a break and have gone on to play other games.

With a few quitting, it’s prompted a bit of an exodus, and many of the biggest streamers have gone back to their usual games or sought out a bit of a variety. As for why that’s the case, Abe, the creator of the server, has an answer. 

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Creator’s have flocked to OfflineT’sV RP server ‘The Divide’.

During a brief stream on January 21, the server creator was going over plans for what could be changed moving forward, when questions came in about whether or not players have quit for good. One question, in particular, asked if the server ever had enough longevity for the streamers who played. 

“Longevity was fine. The biggest issue was that everyone streamed and played on the server for literally 300 plus hours,” Abe said, answering questions from viewers. 

“Like, so many people streamed and played Rust for 300 plus hours literally within two weeks, so they were just burnt out, they had nothing else left to do.”

At the crux of it, Rust is all about getting ahead of your opponents by building bases and gathering more resources than everyone else. It can become quite addicting once you’ve got a few dedicated teammates, but you can, as Abe says, burn out quickly.

As for what might happen next, and potentially getting streamers back playing, the map might have to be shaken up with tweaks being made to how fast players can get resources – say, prohibiting gambling. However it’s a fine line, so we’ll just have to wait and see.