Our Kafkaesque tweet from a couple of days ago:

Important Outage Announcement for this weekend: http://www.memrise.com/thread/877919/

elicited mixed reactions. @ProRunner perhaps put it best:

@memrise It would be better if you had published the announcment on some other site like http://blog.memrise.com that would work during outrage

Perhaps he meant ‘outage’ rather than ‘outrage’, though both seem quite appropriate.

So, from now on, we’ll post status updates here on our blog if we ever have to put the site in maintenance mode again, letting you know what’s up, and when we think it’ll be fixed.