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  1. #1
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    How will you [hosting companies] respond to Sept 11?

    How will you [hosting companies] respond to Sept 11? Pick the poll choice that is most applicable and then feel free to add your thoughts.

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    Why would it be anything but business as usual? Are we going to have work stopages every year on September 11th? Excuse me for being insensitive, but life goes on. The world didnt stop spinning the last I checked.

    Yes, it was tragic and awful. But come on.

    I would like all the hosts who plan to close the support department on Sept 11th to make themselves known ahead of time so that I can get my accounts to another host now. I need the servers to stay online regardless what day of the year it is.

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    Ok first of all, why are you directing your complaints at me? I was curious to see if anyone would NOT continue business as normal.

    I also do not believe I ever said anything about servers going offline. The poll wants to know if (1) signups will be available and if they will be processed and (2) if support will be offered.

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    Well, what are hosting companies going to be doing on December 7th?

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    Well, what are hosting companies going to be doing on September 3rd?

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    Normal business day for us. It was a tragic day, but I don't see how that should affect anything?

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    Sept. 11th was tragic, but there's no reason to let terrorists run your life or your business.
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    It all depends on locality, kkimmel.

    I think most businesses in the ground zero vicinity will take a day off for remembering and reflection on September 11.



    Originally posted by kkimmel
    Why would it be anything but business as usual? Are we going to have work stopages every year on September 11th? Excuse me for being insensitive, but life goes on. The world didnt stop spinning the last I checked.

    Yes, it was tragic and awful. But come on.

    I would like all the hosts who plan to close the support department on Sept 11th to make themselves known ahead of time so that I can get my accounts to another host now. I need the servers to stay online regardless what day of the year it is.
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    Life goes on. It's business as usual. We honour the memory of those lost by living our lives to the fullest. I'll post something into our forum remembering 9/11.
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    Originally posted by Aussie Bob
    Life goes on. It's business as usual. We honour the memory of those lost by living our lives to the fullest. I'll post something into our forum remembering 9/11.
    That's a nice idea.

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    Well since we don't have forums yet, I will do what Aussie Bob suggested and post something in honor of 9/11 on the site.
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    Originally posted by IT Hosting
    Ok first of all, why are you directing your complaints at me?. . . . . . . .
    I believe you were the one that asked
    How will you [hosting companies] respond to Sept 11? Pick the poll choice that is most applicable and then feel free to add your thoughts
    And, yes. Business as usual. It doesn't seem like it's been a whole year. It's still a sad saga, but it would be even sadder if we let terror win.
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    Hey what about April 19th?? Did anyone do anything special then?

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    I'm an American and I am tired of hearing about it. I think I'll sleep that day to avoid all the memorials around town and TV coverage. Yes, it was sad and so is every other death in the world. Time to move on.

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    It's a normal business day for us as well. It's very sad that innocent people have and unfortunately will become victims of war and terrorists in US as well as the rest of the world. To us, everyone are humans regardless of their skincolor, nationallity or address. It doesn't make it worse just because it was Americans that were the victims this time, it has always been and always will be horrible how humans can destroy eachother (and I don't mean just war and terrorist attacks).
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    It is business as usual for us as well. Though I will be attending a Church service the evening of 9/11 to remember those that lost their lives.

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    Maybe the spammers will take a day off. That would be great. But something tells me that my Cognigen mail account will fill to the brim with this offer and that to buy some patriotic shirt, book, calander or something.

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    Well, it will be business as usual here (in Australia). To do anything different than our ordinary daily routines would be exactly what the terrorists wanted and I won't be giving into it.

    It was a tragic day and I lost friends in the attacks like many people who also lost friends/family, but life must go on.

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    It will be business as usual for us too, however, I know I personally on the day will take a moment to reflect on the tragic events that occurred 12 months ago.
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    web hosting is a 24/7/365 business so it'll be business as usual. Even when the trade center did come down the IT guys were still hard at work. I remember a story of a few server admins that were actually running into that mess as they had servers running near ground zero. As they couldn't ring into their office they had to get in there to see if things were still running and take emergency action is anything was wrong.

    I was working with clients who live and work in Manhattan, and most were working hard to just get their minds off what had just happened a few hours before.

    It's tragic and it should never have happened, but people rely on us to keep their businesses running, so it'll be full steam ahead.

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    I work at a 30,000 plus employee company. At noon eastern, we are asked for 5 minutes of silence. No emails, no phones, no nothing.

    I think it would be respectful to do the same to just be thankful you did not have to endure the pain and suffering.
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    well i`m in uk no sales will be taken on sept 11th our website will not be available ,only to existing customers for support.
    i respect everyone who says business as usual but for me it would not feel right.this is my personal feeling whether right or wrong

  23. #23
    if we don't continue with business as usual.. then the terrorists have won...

  24. #24
    how about we take a day off on december 2nd (the day in 1984 that union carbide killed 4,000 people in bhopal, india, with at least 10,000 in the years following); or how about every day of the year, in memory of the thousands who die every day of poverty due to neglect and negligence by the rest of the world; how about remembering that september 11th was originally a day of mourning because it was the day in 1973 that the CIA helped destroy democracy in chile, leading to thousands of deaths in subsequent years.

    etc. etc. etc.

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    p.s. sorry to get all political but this sort of thing really pisses me off.

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    Having the day of is only what osama wants - to know they have stopped the USA/world twice in 2 years would be heaven on earth for them!

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    Business as normal here.. I will put up a rememberance(sp?) banner on the site and stop by the church later in the evening and light a candle for all those who died and all those who lost friends/family on Sept 11th.

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    chundle, you're right. A thousand people get killed in an earthquake in Bangladesh, and I have to squint to see the two-sentence story on page 59 of the New York Times.

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    What about these? Don't forget about the other days that we need to shut down for.


    January 28, (1986) The Challenger Accident
    February 13, (2001) San Salvador, El Salvador 6.1 Earthquake

    March 24, (1989) Exxon Valdez
    March 28, (1979) 3 Mile Island

    April 18, (1906) The San Francisco Earthquake
    April 19, (1995) The Oklahoma City Bombing
    April 14, (1912) The Titanic

    May 6th (1937) The Hindenburg Disaster

    June 5 (1967) Start of the 6th Day War

    July 25, (1956) The Andrea Doria sinking.

    August 6, (1945) Hiroshima Bombed
    August 16 - 28 (1992) Hurricane Andrew

    October 8, 9, and 10, (1871) The Great Chicago Fire
    October 23-29, (1929) Stock Market Crash

    November 22, (1963) Kennedy Assaination

    December 7, (1941) Pearl Harbour)
    December 21, (1988) Pan Am Flight 103 Lockerbie bombing



    It's a dangerous world out there!

  30. #30
    Originally posted by caligurl
    if we don't continue with business as usual.. then the terrorists have won...
    Well said and AMEN
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    I dont believe in anyone that will offer special deals on that day though....thats cashing in on the tragic events. Ive seen places that are like in memory of those that died on the 11th everythign will be half off or something. Thats cashing in i believe on peoples feelings. I can say though i will stay fully opened and in the forums maybe post something. I do agree if we are going to pause for a day then we need to pause for everything that has happened...meaning hosting will go down to having 40+ days a year that they are closed.

  32. #32
    Well, some of you have said you are closing the doors on the 11th. Who are you? Post the names of your companies and/or websites. I want to know who you are so I can move my domains now, if I have any there, and I will advise my associates to do the same. Because if there is a problem with an account, I need to be able to get ahold of you regardless of what day of the year it is.

    The idea that anyone would even consider closing thier support/sales departments in memory of ANYTHING is insane. It reminds me of the post office, always looking for an excuse to have a day off. Its memorial day, its labor day, its presidents day... its sunday and on and on and on. And it looks like now they are working on having saturday off too.

    If we all worked like the post office, it would take seven to ten business days to get anything done... just like it takes to mail a letter.

  33. #33
    Originally posted by kkimmel


    If we all worked like the post office, it would take seven to ten business days to get anything done... just like it takes to mail a letter.

    Watch out how you treat the Post Office employees, you don't want your mail disappearing or have them go, well Postal!

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    Originally posted by netacore
    It all depends on locality, kkimmel.

    I think most businesses in the ground zero vicinity will take a day off for remembering and reflection on September 11.
    Do you live in NY? If not, dont make assumptions.

    Read this thread:

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showth...3&pagenumber=2

    From the BBC:

    It is the hottest ticket in town - a free pass to view the ruins of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan.

    Almost 5,000 people come each day to a specially built viewing platform at the edge of Ground Zero to catch a glimpse of the ruins of the twin towers.

    But relatives of the dead and missing say they are deeply offended by the platform.

    It is not a tourist attraction - this is a tragedy and a lot of people don't treat it that way.


    They think it encourages a ghoulish form of tourism at a site many of them still regard as an open grave.

    "It is supposed to be a sacred place now," says one woman who lost her daughter in the 11 September attacks.

    "My child's body is all over that place."

    Many local residents too are unhappy about the thousands of visitors who they say disrupt their lives just as they are trying to rebuild their community.

    "We are treated like a freak show," says Janice Cahalane who has lived in the shadow of the World Trade Center for 10 years.


    "We had people come to our apartment and ask us to view the damage in our apartment," she told the BBC.

    "It is disgusting. It is not a tourist attraction - this is a tragedy and a lot of people don't treat it that way."

    Since opening in December, the five-metre high platform has been praised by thousands of visitors.

    Many of them say they are deeply moved after seeing the devastation caused by last year's attacks.

    Others go there to have their picture taken.

    Last week the authorities started issuing free tickets to ease the congestion at the platform where people used to queue for hours.

    More platforms planned...

    Every ticket, which allows visitors 30 minutes on the platform, gets taken up every day, and there are plans to build three additional viewing platforms.

    But the negative reaction among some of the victims' families and local residents shows how difficult it remains for New York officials to balance the conflicting demands and emotions at the site.

    An additional problem are the souvenir stalls near the viewing platform.

    There have been reports about hawkers at Ground Zero pushing costly souvenir miniatures of the World Trade Center and falsely claiming that the proceeds of the sale would help victims of the attacks.

    The BBC's Jane Standley in New York says profiting from people's grief was not what city officials had in mind when they opened the platform.

    They hoped struggling businesses around the site would get a boost.

    But so far the visitors have only helped the souvenir sellers.

    And the question remains whether the platform is the right way to remember the victims.


    Try also here:

    These days, ground zero smells like a fairground. The acrid chemical stench that poisoned downtown Manhattan for months has dissipated, and in its place are the summertime scents of hot dogs, cotton candy, roasting nuts and shish kabob, all competing to tempt the hordes of visitors to New York's newest blockbuster tourist attraction.

    According to the New York Times, 3.6 million people will visit ground zero this year. There's no longer much to look at -- the expanse where the twin towers once stood is now just a vast construction site -- but people keep coming, disgorged by tour buses that idle nearby. There are giddy high school students in foam Statue of Liberty hats, dour families squinting under visors that read "Ground Zero NYC," religious groups including, on a recent visit, a few dozen Jews for Jesus in matching fluorescent orange T-shirts, middle-aged men staring intently into their camcorders and young guys strutting topless in the summer sun. Last Saturday one woman leaned into her husband and seemed, for a moment or two, to tear up, but mostly people seemed to be enjoying themselves in the perfunctory, listless way of tourists everywhere.

    Some people, perhaps many, visit ground zero to pay their respects, to commune with history through the sight of charred real estate, to get a sense of the enormity of what happened. Yet the atmosphere at ground zero is nearly devoid of somber reverence. It feels like just another sentimental landmark, a place for people to get their picture taken so they can tell the folks back home they were there. Amid the brightly dressed crowds, one senses that for those who didn't lose anyone, some inevitable American alchemy has transformed the attacks into entertainment.


    Or how about this:

    Downtown Manhattan, for a short period of time a ghost town, has become as crowded as ever. As I struggle to push my way through the masses, I realize that the site of the Sept. 11 attacks has tragically become a place where people from all over the country come to gawk. This is not only disrespectful to the families of the victims, but is also a hindrance to all those attempting to return to their daily lives.

    Last December, an observation deck was opened up near Ground Zero. Each day, 5,500 tickets are handed out to all those who wish to come. As a result, the site has become a commercial attraction, as is obvious from the street vendors selling vulgar World Trade Center memorabilia for profit. What¹s even worse is that people buy into this shameless commercialism, and in doing so, change the environment from a memorial to a mall.

    While those who visit the area offer the excuse of closure, what really draws crowds is morbid curiosity. It is not closure that the hordes of visitors seek, but rather a desire to view the grotesque devastation. This is inappropriate and tasteless, just as taking pictures at a wake would be.

    Instead of burdening the people of Lower Manhattan and the men and women who work day and night to restore the city, people should show restraint in visiting the site. Show your support, but through other means. Instead of taking pictures, hand out ribbons to honor those who lost their lives. For closure, attend a vigil or service in their memory. Do not come and turn this into a tourist attraction.
    People just dont seem to get it any more.

    Orginally posted by lightin:
    As a born and bred New York City resident, I can offer this: We generally find tourists a nuisance. However, tourists who come to gawk and snap photos of where friends of mine (no family, thank God) were killed are a lot more than the normal 'in the way' tourists. Then they buy those tshirts from some scumbag who is actually low enough to use this situation to turn a fast tax-free dollar. The whole thing is sickening.

    9/11 happened. Nothing we can do to change it. I will do my best to keep 9/11/02 the same as any other day. It'll just be a lot harder to force myself to forget what I've been trying to forget for the last year of my life.

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    counterstrike...

    ...we are adding 100 extra servers just for that one day to launch DDOS attacks at:

    osamaisagoodguy.com
    downwiththegreatsatan.net
    ifanyonecanthetalibancan.org

    ...of course, we'll be watching our brigdes and utility companies with the secret federal homeland defense militia in which we enjoy discounted membership...

    ...we're taking out a full page ad in Time and Newsweek asking that all smaller airfields forbid any light planes from taking off that day... the ad will also include a paragraph or two asking our Senators and Congressmen to begin conducting business by teleconferencing from their own home state offices, so that when, not if, but when a nuclear device fries Washington, DC, they won't be all caught in one spot... you too, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powell, etc. ... go home... don't be a fool... why make DC more of a target than it already is?

    ...ooops... getting carried away...

    ...other than that, business as usual... I go along with chrisb:
    I'm an American and I am tired of hearing about it. I think I'll sleep that day to avoid all the memorials around town and TV coverage. Yes, it was sad and so is every other death in the world. Time to move on.
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    Sept. 11th? I'm "supposed" to have sex that day.

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    Originally posted by Acronym BOY


    Do you live in NY? If not, dont make assumptions.

    Yes Acronym BOY, I do live in New York City.

    Yes Acronym BOY, I was less than a mile away when the towers fell


    What assumption did I make, was it when I said ".. I think businesses that are near WTC will close for observance ..."

    Was it that?
    Did I offend you?

    Originally posted by Acronym BOY


    Read this thread:

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showth...3&pagenumber=2
    I read your thread. What was the significance?
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  38. #38
    I WILL NOT continue business as normal, reason being is that i lost my girlfriend of 5 years as well as my uncle. My support staff has also been deeply touched by the events. Its this year only. We are all getting a plane to NewYork to just remember. After that, as someone said life will go on.

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    Originally posted by netacore
    Yes Acronym BOY, I do live in New York City.

    Yes Acronym BOY, I was less than a mile away when the towers fell


    What assumption did I make, was it when I said ".. I think businesses that are near WTC will close for observance ..."

    Was it that?
    Did I offend you?

    I read your thread. What was the significance?
    People need to get on wit their lives. The grieveing process shouldnt take a year.

    The reason I said read this thread was becuase the question has been asked already. Unless you like repeat threads over and over again with the same questions.

    Im glad I am taking a break from the FDNY. I dont think its worth risking my ass on a day to day basis any more. I might move out to the East End and call it quits.

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    I still ask about all the other disaster marked days. Are you guys going to shut down and mourn those too?

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