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I can't connect to http://elections.stackexchange.com or https://elections.stackexchange.com — the initial connection times out every time. I check this every week, and it worked fine last time, so it must be something pretty recent. (Further HTTPS deployment?)

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    StackOverflow and Workplace have been loading very slowly for me over the past hour. I'm guessing something in the stack is running slowly today. – Daniel James Apr 13 '17 at 21:10
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Yeah, this is gonna be down for a bit; Tim Stone was maintaining it and Tim Post was hosting it. The domain, of course, was controlled by the company... Which is currently moving all se.com subdomains to HTTPS. This presents two problems:

  1. Tim Post can't continue hosting it, and we don't have an internal setup for hosting node.js apps.
  2. We can't keep it on that domain.

We're gonna try & figure something out, but don't expect it to be back for a little while.

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    I can host it, but we'll get into the domain logistics issue we had before. Available to chat about the options more whenever there's time – Tim Stone Apr 13 '17 at 21:58
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    6-8 weeks, months, or years? – Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard Apr 13 '17 at 22:03
  • I'd guess hosting is probably the lesser problem here, @Tim (although it is the one that's most immediately relevant). Once Tim's caught up on stuff you two can figure it out. – Shog9 Apr 13 '17 at 22:04
  • Maybe if this only page would remain on http until the problem isn't solved? – peterh Apr 17 '17 at 21:48
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    "a bit" and "little while" are really misleading here. If it will be back in less than a year I am a tea pot. ;) – Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard Jun 12 '17 at 8:41
  • You navigated me from the post to here and when I reached here, you are here. :d – Optimus Prime Jun 12 '17 at 8:45
  • It seems it's still not up, where do SE elections happen now ? – GypsyCosmonaut Aug 7 '17 at 6:42
  • @GypsyCosmonaut: Elections, now and in the past, have always happened on the sites. Those are not broken, and they still display their somewhat scanty information. It's the augmented election info site, which had a lot of collected statistics and links for candidates, that no longer functions. – Nathan Tuggy Aug 11 '17 at 9:13
  • @ShadowWizard: Hmm, gonna check back in 33 days to see if you're a tea pot yet. ;) – Nathan Tuggy Mar 12 '18 at 1:47
  • @NathanTuggy at this point, I'm 99.999% sure I won't be a tea pot. :-D – Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard Mar 12 '18 at 8:02
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So this has been down for long enough and bugging me enough that I made a new one. It's not a direct copy, mainly because I didn't have a good enough reference, but it does similar things. You can find it here:

artofcode.co.uk/elections

The source for it is on GitHub, if you're interested.

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    The source code is available for the original one if there's any particular aspect you had wanted to reference – Tim Stone Mar 11 at 22:50
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    Mostly just the look and feel, @TimStone - I ended up using Stacks instead, but I might well have a poke around to see what I can scavenge :) – ArtOfCode Mar 11 at 23:10

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