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Service Status History

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* Times displayed are PT, Pacific Time (UTC/GMT 0)  |  Current server time is 00:45

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David Maldonado · 26 January 2013 - 09:15

Argh. has been down for 24 hours. On the plus side, is a fantastic site. A lot of detail.

Walter Burien · 26 January 2013 - 04:34

It is now the morning of 01/26/13. Not only is CHIPIN down since the morning of 01/25/13, they can not be reached, they have no customer or technical support. After doing an Internet search for information on the CHIPIN widget operation it appears to be run by an individual out of Honolulu, HI.

There is no activity for the last year or two per normal business activity (updates on their site or blog). This concerns me that the site / offer of service was in "auto mode" and not really maintained by a "live" staff.

After investigating today the site, it concerns me that the service of clearing "transactions" for others may just be a "data mine" operation used by the individual offering the CHIPIN widget. Collecting information on users and contributors for whatever purpose.

When a site crashes due to technical difficulties, usually the site is back up in 2 to 3 hours. Here it is going on over 24 hours. Legal issues or simple abandonment of a site, the "red flag" time period there would be over 24-hours.

If the site is still down after 48-hours I will delete the "now invisible" CHIPIN widget from my site and never use again due to the red flags I have seen after investigation of the person who runs the CHIPIN widget today.

** No real verifiable business office - No real contact information where contact can be made - No activity of updates on the CHIPIN website / blog for the last several years - and now for the last 24-hours No functionality of the CHIPIN widget.

The CHIPIN widget was a nice and practical service offered for the users over the last several years. But any service that offers clearing of financial transactions for others, the key factor is reliability of the service offered. Over the last 24-hours how many tens of thousands of dollars were lost by the users of the CHIPIN widget based on "denial of service"???

In my case it was 5-years since I used the CHIPIN widget. I just put the widget up on the 24th for use and launched a campaign to raise $40, 000 by 02/14/13 with notice sent out to over 10, 000 supporters. The first day a campaign is launched usually has the best response. I would estimate a loss of over $1, 500 in missed contributions.

Due to the CHIPIN widget service being down, as of several hours ago I put the following below where the widget should appear: "If the CHIPIN widget does not appear above, please use the following" and put a normal PayPal link. Contributors then used that PayPal link and pitched in $400 as of the time of this writing. What was lost over the 1st 24-hours with the denial of service from the CHIPIN widget, I will never know...

Audrey Geisler · 25 January 2013 - 13:38

@becky britz she has a big lump on her jaw. we've spent over 1000 in visits already and now cant afford her necessary surgery... the vets don't know whats wrong they think it may be a developing retrobulbar abcess but aren't sure. they need to put her under and figure it out and we cant afford that but i don't think we can do grants, as we make too much, but we have debt so we still can't afford the surgery. its a pain :/

Becky Britz · 25 January 2013 - 13:36

@Audrey Geiser- what's wrong with your kitten? I might be able to message you a few links for grants for pet medical bills.

Audrey Geisler · 25 January 2013 - 13:31

This sucks. We just last night posted an important chipin for my kittens surgery. now people won't even be able to help.

Becky Britz · 8 January 2013 - 18:43

Is there a timeframe for ChipIn coming back online?

Heidi Lyon · 19 November 2012 - 17:36

What is the expected time frame till it returns?

Cheryl Hoffarth · 19 November 2012 - 13:38

The server is down for everyone right now. Will let everyone know when it's back up. Thanks!

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