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Is Kerbal Stuff down? [2/13/2016]

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Hi, kerbalstuff.com works ... more or less.

Sometimes i get an 504 error, when i try to download something.

Othertimes i can download at very low speed (100kps).

 

Just retry sometimes, it will work.

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16 hours ago, NecroBones said:

I got one page load to work after a few tries, and then nothing since.

 

it is on maintinance from the last time

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Kerbalstuff has been utterly slow for me ever since it started working. I don't know if CKAN downloads from Kerbalstuff but it only downloads at 200kbs and wont go any higher :(

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1 minute ago, Joco223 said:

Kerbalstuff has been utterly slow for me ever since it started working. I don't know if CKAN downloads from Kerbalstuff but it only downloads at 200kbs and wont go any higher :(

It does. I'm getting non stop 504 errors.

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Overlapping threads merged. 

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It might be up, I can load the page, but it's going extremely slow.  504 Errors trying to load sub pages.  Probably going through problems of some sort at this moment.

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Still down.  This is happening way too much now.

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It appears that Kerbal Stuff is shutting down.

Here's the message from the Kerbal Stuff admin

On June 1st 2014, I started working on Kerbal Stuff. 20 months have passed. 1,191 mods have been uploaded and 20,407 users registered with the site. Today, I am officially closing Kerbal Stuff. I'll explain how it came to this.

I built Kerbal Stuff after the announcement that KSP mods were to be officially moved to Curse. At the time, and still today, I did not feel that Curse would do right by the kommunity. I stepped up to build an alternative that would be much better than the mess Curse would provide. I built Kerbal Stuff to do right by the kommunity where Squad wouldn't.

I opened up a beta and got some modders on board, and Kerbal Stuff was very well received. It's fair to say that Kerbal Stuff decisively won the battle over Curse, providing hosting for nearly double the number of mods. It boils down to Kerbal Stuff simply being better at it. Kerbal Stuff had no ads for its entire lifetime, emailed users when their mods updated, and cared more about the modders and the players.

Undoubtedly Kerbal Stuff has had a direct impact on Squad's revenue - how many players must have hopped back into Kerbal Space Program after getting an email about their favorite mod receiving an update? In the past month, despite frequent downtime and slow page loads, Kerbal Stuff has served 1.2 million page views over 279 thousand sessions for over 84 thousand unique visitors.

As thanks, Squad continues to endorse Curse as the official source for KSP mods. They refuse to even mention Kerbal Stuff in public. During the early days, they even pursued me legally for the use of the word "Kerbal" in the name.

Even setting Squad aside, running Kerbal Stuff is a largely thankless job. In fact, for the most part, I just hear complaints. Most people don't actually care about the effort put into it. Whenever I've taken the time to add features or make improvements or meet the requests of users, no one has shown any appreciation. I stopped volunteering my time and energy to extend this website, because my efforts were always met with silence or complaints.

I don't have expectations of anyone. I don't expect anyone to gush over how great any new features I implement are. I don't expect Squad to support Kerbal Stuff as the official source for mods. However, these factors have contributed to the apathy I have for the ongoing maintenance of Kerbal Stuff. I'm not willing to invest more of my time and energy into making Kerbal Stuff faster or more stable. I have been well aware of the slowness and instability, but I simply have no motivation to fix it.

I would like to thank those who have been supportive. Thanks to the volunteer admins for helping maintain the site. Thanks as well to the modders who chose to host their mods on Kerbal Stuff, and the users who chose to use it as their source for mods.

All of the mods hosted on Kerbal Stuff are available via this torrent. The source code for Kerbal Stuff will continue to be available on Github. I can be reached at sir@cmpwn.com.

- Drew "SirCmpwn" DeVault

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Well, we know who we have to blame. BLAME YOU, SQUAD AND CURSE!!1! Its really sad. I always liked Kerbal Stuff and I never liked Curse. I think we should do some sort of forum demonstration like we did with the Round-8 tank and stop using Curse at all. Who agrees?

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14 minutes ago, Gibranrl said:

It appears that Kerbal Stuff is shutting down.

I think.

Edited by Gibranrl

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this is very sad.. somewhat understandable, but sad.

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wow, like a comet impact.. ckan seems to be irrelevant now.. ?

Was there anytime a donate-button for his servercosts? me never saw one...

2 hours ago, ZentroCatson said:

Who agrees?

since K-Stuff  i never used Curse anymore and i never will do it again.

Must go back to graze through forum each (2nd day)

In fact, if someone will continue "Kerbalstuff.com" i will pay € 2,- each month for service.

Edited by Jansn67

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1 minute ago, Jansn67 said:

wow, like a comet impact.. 

ckan seems to be irrelevant now

Only until authors move their mods elsewhere and get CKAN updated with the new locations

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2 hours ago, ZentroCatson said:

Well, we know who we have to blame. BLAME YOU, SQUAD AND CURSE!!1! Its really sad. I always liked Kerbal Stuff and I never liked Curse. I think we should do some sort of forum demonstration like we did with the Round-8 tank and stop using Curse at all. Who agrees?

It's Called Business, course pay money to the squad to store the mods kerbalstuff not. And that's sad that they go in that way, but still understandable we all like to have money. :) 

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A new and unknown (teerible) view to Squad business politics.

The Hype Train should reverse to "excrements"*) storm Rockets.

*) changed by forum parser

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course pay money to the squad to store the mods kerbalstuff not

we all like to have money

Are they really depended on or greedy enough for such "peanuts"? 

Specially when they start make BIG business on consoles with mods paid as DLCs?

 

Edited by Jansn67

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I expected this to happen. Too bad. I wouldn't mind paying like half a dollar monthly for this site, or even less, because it would be more than enough, considering the number of people who use it.

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