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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

 
The new website A vision of Britain through time provides information on Britain between 1801 and 2001, including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions. Well, it would except that the service has been suspended due to a high level of demand. I really do despair sometimes.. don't these people learn *anything*? Family history is one of the really big subjects on the web, and the 1901 census site crashed I don't know how often before it was sorted. More recently the site offering photographs taken during WWII also fell over from too much demand. Can't people just look at the trends, and work out how many visitors they're going to get and plan accordingly?
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Oh, but we did try to make a sensible guess about how many people would try to log on to the the Vision of Britain Through Time website when it launched this week. Where we erred was in, perhaps, not being optimistic enough! But who could have predicted almost a half million hits on a statistics database in a couple of hours? The technical team is working on it now, though, and normal service will be restored very soon. Please come back another day!

Pam Beddard
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