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How About DV 2019?

Discussion in 'Lottery Visas - DV' started by lawm, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Xarthisius

    Xarthisius Member

    Being in the same line of duty, I feel obligated to defend the unnamed men and women working on that site. Designing a system that can sustain periodic bursts of activity, while having very limited resources is extremely hard. We don't know the circumstances leading up to this failure. We do know however, that DV is often plagued by a large number fraudulent entries. If "agents" are submitting all the entries using just a brute force, that may easily lead to DDoS. Just be patient. There are 3 more weeks to submit your entry.
     
  2. Sunnydream

    Sunnydream New Member

    I've just tried to open the web site but it shows me an empty white screen. It is just not my day to submit ...
     
  3. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    It will get fixed. 3 weeks left...
     
  4. Britsimon

    Britsimon Super Moderator

    Hahaha - yeah - we should be kind, but this isn't the first stuff up. Over the time I have been watching them, I have seen them mess up the lottery process several times. Some were minor (like silly mistakes on the VB), but others were major (like the whole 2012 draw, or the May results checking systems in 2015 and 2017). And you can't really say this is an unusual or unexpected spike in activity - this system must be designed to do one job for one month - that is to collect about 25 million entries in one month. If suddenly getting 5 million in a single day made it fall over, someone should have done better.
     
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  5. Pierre82

    Pierre82 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the update @Britsimon I haven't complete my entry yet and will be checking in order to complete it, as soon it gets back up and running.
     
  6. DVBeaver

    DVBeaver New Member

    Good Luck Everyone!

    Didn't get selected last year...hoping this is our year!
     
  7. Pierre82

    Pierre82 Well-Known Member

    Good luck on DV2019 @DVBeaver
     
  8. DVBeaver

    DVBeaver New Member

    Good luck to you as well Pierre! I am really hoping this will be your year!
     
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  9. MYbraindrain

    MYbraindrain Member

    As a DBA, I'm, uh, half of the line of duty?

    I know they uses Oracle, based on an error back in 2015

    https://twitter.com/FableFox/status/636728483834523648

    By now they should have uses Amazon AWS-like services where they can buy more resource per need basis.

    But it remind me of Oregon/Oracle/Heathcare fiasco. Where the website never worked(?).
    http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/09/post_183.html

    It wasn't the tech, it wasn't the cost. It just, I don't know... :-(
     
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  10. Qewty

    Qewty Registered Users (C)

    All the best!

    Q
     
  11. OnTheGo

    OnTheGo Registered Users (C)

    Just checked Twitter. They are responding to people's concern as follows:
     
  12. Mushy_hot

    Mushy_hot Registered Users (C)

    Whats the Twitter account?
     
  13. OnTheGo

    OnTheGo Registered Users (C)

  14. OnTheGo

    OnTheGo Registered Users (C)

    As of 1 hour ago, they acknowledged that they are still working on the issue but did not share any specifics.
     
  15. Arun.

    Arun. New Member

    Glad I got mine in early, wonder how many million fewer applications they will receive due to the downtime.
     
  16. DVBeaver

    DVBeaver New Member

    I have a feeling there will be massive delays and crashes on the website during the last week of applications.
     
  17. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    They already warn about that.
    I missed out one year because I left it too late and the website kept crashing...
     
  18. MYbraindrain

    MYbraindrain Member

    I regret didn't register early. I was thinking all these years I've been registering early, and I didn't win. I know it's random. But I was thinking about getting half-mid number, and besides, lots of people might register early. (oh well, it's down probably because of the load, among others).

    anyway, now that its still down, and 12th already, hope I can make it.

    Knowing that they are gov, and their registration time period is 1 month, I think they have no problem extending it. Although they have the right to not do so, it just might open themselves to useless lawsuit and what not. So I think they might extend it and call it a day. But most people may still register before end of current mentioned end date, because we don't want extra risk.
     
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  19. Qewty

    Qewty Registered Users (C)


    Life has been crazy busy right now so like you, I have yet to put my application in. I am remaining optimistic that they will sort it out soon as we can both get our applications in without any hassles. Stay positive! :)

    Q
     
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  20. Pierre82

    Pierre82 Well-Known Member

    I´m in the same situation and I´m sure it will be back up and running soon. Its all based on luck after all.
     
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