After FOX News mentioned MethodShop in an article about a personal tank called The Donk, a surge in traffic crashed our web server.
Fox News took a brief break from their wall-wall US Presidential Super Tuesday coverage and mentioned MethodShop‘s review of the Badonkadonk Land Cruiser. In case you aren’t already familiar with “The Donk,” it’s a custom made mini-tank that looks like Jabba’s Sail Barge from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
Traffic From Fox News Crashed Our Servers
People were obviously intrigued by The Donk and wanted to read more about it. An hour later, the surge in traffic from Fox News killed our web server. It was higher than when our Rejected iPod Engravings article made the Digg homepage.
So if you got an error page yesterday, we apologize. We’ve since redirected the Donk review to our mirror server to handle the traffic while we work on upgrading our servers. So feel free to check it out now. Thanks for your patience. Happy Donking!