We will again be hosting a chat party for the second presidential debate beginning at 8:45 p.m. ET/7:45 CT Tuesday, Oct. 7, right here at The Dads Center.  Please come back and join us.

Today, we also received the following email from CoverIt-Live based on the outages they were having last Thursday p.m.


My name is Keith McSpurren.  I am the
President of CoveritLive.

We have put the necessary upgrades in
place to ensure that 100% of your readers will be able to enjoy/participate in
your live blogs of the upcoming Presidential debate on Tuesday and beyond.

As some of you may have noticed, as a
precaution during last weeks’ Vice Presidential debate, we held back any new
readers at different times so that we could ensure the tens of thousands of
readers and the writers using CoveritLive could stay online without
interruption.  Although blunt, it appeared to do the job.  Based on
our information, the systemwide readership could have been higher by another
30% had we not had this limitation.  Of course, that number would vary
depending on when your event started and when your readers wanted to
join.  We hope the times we need to use this technique are few and far

To be clear, this was a system wide capacity notification.  No one,
even our largest users, has ever approached reader limitations during one of
their events.  The issue was primarily due to:  a) the incredible
interest in the debate; and, b) the thousands of new users who have begun using
CoveritLive in the past three months.

We always try to keep our available
capacity at 3X our previous largest day which up until that date had served us
well.  We will continue to do our best to stay well ahead of our usage but
will keep this safeguard ready to ensure that if this type of anomaly happens
again, the impact will be marginal.

Please feel free to contact me directly
with any additional feedback or questions.

Special thanks to the many of you who
wrote in with supportive/constructive emails over the past week.


Keith McSpurren

President, CoveritLive


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