In order to update NPR.org, we occasionally have to take features down. Today we need to take comments (and profiles, and other tools that are related to comments) down for about 2 hours. We are planning to do it at 2pm. Comments will be unavailable from 2-4 p.m. ET (barring any disasters).
We try to schedule down time in between big news events. But, you may have noticed, we've had a lot of news lately. In the last two days, we've delayed this community upgrade for:
- The Grammys
- President Obama's news conference
- Unrest in the Middle East
- Details of the President's budget proposal
So, when you see this message:
We've temporarily shut down our comments and other social media tools for a system upgrade. They should be back up shortly. Thank you for your patience!
Know that we tried to pick the best time in the day to pull this off – and we'll get them back up as soon as we can.