Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Minor hiccup – but we're better now!

Man, what a day! The beta site went live to the world around 7 a.m. ET this morning and it's already filling up with amazing stories.


We had a minor technical hiccup this afternoon that caused the site to go down for about 20 minutes. All's fine now, but we're sorry for the outage. (I hope it didn't keep you from uploading a big story! Head here if you've got one.) We were making some upgrades to the iReporter page and hit an unexpected snag. We're learning a lot every minute, and the fixes we make today will make the site better tomorrow.


So! The good news is that the iReporter page works a little better now than it did this morning. And it's filling up fast with brand new iReporters. (Shout-out to first-time iReport contributor DanMcDermott , who has all the signs of a Superstar in the making. His video interviews of Virginia primary voters are worth watching.)

February 14, 2008
Click to view wilfred's profile

your site is pathetic.


first, it simply does not work, js is wrong, server denies upload for "must attach file" when no option exists, reg is broken, you are pathetically incompetent for a claimed billion dollars of assets, and the simple fact that you have absolutely no quality as would be required for this project its simply pathetic...


and your server is crashing broken apache mods every 5 requests.


Ever heard of quickstar, microsoft?

February 15, 2008
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wilfred: I have no connection to CNN or this site other than I have contributed to both in the past. I think you are being unfair. The site is in beta and hasn't been heavily promoted yet since they are working on glitches. It does need improvement (embedding and better sorting/categorizing would be cool) but for now it is a great work in progress. Give it a little time. If you are unsatisfied I'm sure they'll give you a full refund! :)


lila: Thanks for the kudos although I must admit getting crushed in views by the ketchup and omelet stories is humbling, haha!

February 15, 2008
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lila: ride out the waves. the site is clean, neat and inviting- sure you're all working hard to streamline it. thanks.

February 16, 2008
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Brilliant!  CNN is using user generated content to build their content for syndicatiRon.  They'll fire most of their 2nd rate reporters and get it for free now.  Here's a company who is banding together bloggers and iReporters for a greater purpose at  Start your own news site, with your friends and become a media mogul like CNN.

February 16, 2008
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There is a lunar eclipse visible from all of the Americas and the vast majority of Europe and Africa on the night of the 20th February / morning of the 21st February. Would the CNN Weather Centre appreciate pictures of the eclipse taken by IReporters?

February 17, 2008
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Great site!  I'm having trouble posting comments though.  And I have to log in every time I visit (remember me button doesn't work) and "reporters" should have more control over content... ability to delete and/or edit posts for one.  Also, front page content should only stay up for a max of 2 days, otherwise OLD NEWS!!! I'm staying on top of the mustard situation and will post updates as the situation warrants. k thx bai

February 20, 2008
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So far i like what i see and I think this will be a GREAT Site.Thanks CNN

March 2, 2008
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I wish Dan the best of luck! Slick Nick........

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