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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. – user354226 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 10 Years 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 - Reinstate Monica 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 10 Years 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 10 Years Wizard Mar 12 '18 at 8:02
  • I know there are a few elections going on this quarter... any update on this tool? – LShaver Feb 25 at 19:05
  • Not from me I'm afraid, @LShaver - I'd built a prototype for internal use, but someone else will need to carry that forward. – Shog9 Feb 25 at 19:07
  • @LShaver The link from ArtOfCode's answer seems to be working: artofcode.co.uk/elections Not official or anything, but it gives you the info. – Rand al'Thor Feb 26 at 21:50
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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 '19 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 '19 at 23:10
  • Seems like this isn't working anymore... – LShaver Feb 25 at 19:05
  • Looks pretty working to me, @LShaver... – ArtOfCode Feb 26 at 16:55
  • Yup, works now, but it definitely didn't 21 hours ago when I checked. Not sure if it was an issue on my side or elsewhere... – LShaver Feb 26 at 16:57
  • As far as I'm aware it's been up uninterrupted recently, so I suspect your side, @LShaver – ArtOfCode Feb 26 at 17:05

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