Good news, bad news and the death of The Forum.

a model recommends

ARGH!! This was my face today (minus the boxing-glove border) when I found out that A Model Recommends had crashed. Unfortunately, there’s a possibility that it had something to do with the set-up of The Forum and so The Forum had to be put to death. I am going to try my extreme hardest to resurrect it in a different form, but I do hope you understand that I can’t have anything going on that presents a potential risk to the site. There’s just too much work that goes into it every day for it not to run smoothly and properly!

A Model Recommends receives in excess of 20,000 pageviews a day now (sometimes lots more) and I think that this also may have had something to do with the crash, so I will be taking every step to ensure that this doesn’t happen again – my apologies to anyone who couldn’t access the site for some of today. Please keep hold of your login information for The Forum – when it’s reinstated in its new body, you’ll be able to log straight back in.

I’m now going to go and pour myself a HUGE glass of red wine. I almost had about three heart-attacks today and have spent six hours straight staring at this screen! Normal service will be resumed tomorrow – and there’s a new video!


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  1. Kharina
    June 22, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    wine is a good idea. Step away from the screen!

  2. June 22, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    20,000 …. a day?! Flippin’ ‘eck girl! GO YOU!!!! X

  3. Vera F. Melnyk
    June 22, 2011 / 7:49 pm

    Ah, that’s why I could see the Forum this morning. But I could see the site.
    Video, yay!! :)

  4. Mizzworthy
    June 22, 2011 / 7:51 pm

    Eeek! Glad you got it sorted love!

  5. Yasmin Selena Butt
    June 22, 2011 / 8:17 pm

    Sorry to hear your forum went awol, I know how chuffed you’ve been about setting it up and stuff. Fingers crossed the resurrected version is more secure and protected from bad cyberspace things.. x x

  6. Joanna
    June 22, 2011 / 8:34 pm

    awww.. Ruth it’s okay! Really! Take a break. Settle the anxiety (been there done that).. and see what happens tomorrow. In the meantime I can’t wait for the new video! Yipee! xoxo

  7. Natasha Bain
    June 22, 2011 / 8:40 pm

    A good glass of wine is always good along with a lovely relaxing candle (like the Yankee Candle i’m burning right now! Aaahhhhh it relaxes me soooo much! I am a candle freak (as well as beauty freak as you already know! Lol) and have candles all over my house and when i get home from work straight away one is lit! Lol)
    All I can say Ruth is it just shows shows how popular you are and take comfort from that hun!
    I love your site and have from the start I can’t even remember how long I have been a member it’s been quite a while but only seems like last week! Boy time is flying by! Lol! You do a stellar job hun good on you xxx

    • admin
      June 22, 2011 / 11:40 pm

      @Natasha thank you for your daily essay! I’m going to make a post out of your comments one day and create a little story! I didn’t know that you were a candle freak! I must try harder to include more. Although there have been a few popping up on Keep Calm and Shop! My fave is the tiny Liz Earle one in the green box. Mmm. Need more of them. x

  8. Karolina
    June 22, 2011 / 8:44 pm

    I CAN’T lose a model recommends. I just can’t.

  9. Ireland
    June 22, 2011 / 10:52 pm

    What about doing a recent comments section? (in relation to your published articles/videos) That way people will know what is popular and being discussed at the moment.

    Love the website, I could take or leave the forum section. What I like is the articles and reading all the comments of your readers.

    Take your glass of wine and go to your happy place (because stress is very bad for the skin, well that and sugar I’m told) and hopefully all will get sorted.

    • admin
      June 23, 2011 / 12:04 am

      That’s a good idea actually! Maybe I will. I found the forum hard to navigate but it can’t be reinstated how it was anyhow, it just wasn’t workable. Too many issues! I’ll find an answer… x

  10. Natasha Bain
    June 23, 2011 / 9:42 pm

    Lol Ruth! You have me in stitches! Hmmmmmm make an essay out of my comments???? Mmmmmm does that mean then I could get my 15mins of fame? Whoooo hooooo!!!! Lol
    I am going to take what you said as a compliment *Cough Cough* Lol
    I hope I cheer you up in a nice way with my comments and don’t have you laughing at me thinking she’s totally bonkers (actually you can do that as long as it’s bonkers in a good way? Lol)

    Yup i’m defo a candle a freak! Not tried the Liz Earle one’s mind!!! But have tried of course Yankee candles (yum yum), Jo Malone (Sooo lovely and a treat I only buy on a rare occasion) and Deelights (they are a very good but not as good as YC) but do you realise you now have me wanting to try the Liz Earle one now! Tut tut tut Ruth how can you do this to me???!!! Lol xxxx

  11. Sugar and Spice
    June 25, 2011 / 8:01 pm

    Sorry to hear that sweety! I hope you’re fine now. :)

    • June 27, 2011 / 2:45 pm

      @Sugar and Spice – yes, all ok now i think!

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