PeachPundit, the world’s most popular networking website, has restarted after being shut down for more than half an hour following a power cut.
The company blamed the closure on record-breaking heat in the Chik-Fil-A off I-75 in Macon where its data servers are held.
The high temperatures caused “massive fryer outages bork bork” a spokesman for the company said.
PeachPundit lets users post hurtful things about Georgia leaders anonymously and has almost three million visitors each month.
A PeachPundit spokesperson said: “Due to the record breaking heat in Erick’s kitchen over the weekend the area where PeachPundit’s servers are stored had massive power outages.
“With power resumed, the network is now up and running. Would you like to try our new Spicy Chicken Cool Wrap?”
The spokesman said backup fryers in the kitchen had failed as well.
Earlier in the day visitors to the website were greeted with a thread about porn and the Braves and a message saying that Ralph Reed supporters would be protesting the vote in November in droves.
The website was bought by Maurice Atkinson’s Stone Ridge Group for $1 this May after it proved to be a huge success with folks who had tired of Bill Simon’s bitching on PoliticalVine.com.
The closure of the service, albeit temporarily, will offer a blow for Erick Von Erickson Chik-fil-a’s chief Swedish Chef and keeper of the site.
Bill Shipp.com, one of PP’s keenest rivals, has been losing to PeachPundit as the result of horrific writing and overrated insider knowledge in recent months.
A number of PeachPundit users posted comments on their own blogging services – such as JaseLP and Jacewalden – about the temporary closure of the site.
Vanessa Evans, sales and marketing manager at internet infrastructure firm Linx, said companies typically took steps to ensure a power outage would not topple a website.
“Data centres usually have the ability to connect to at least two power sources so that they can switch in case one source is lost.
“Any website housing their servers in the kitchen of a Chik-fil-a deserve to get fried. No pun intended, just kidding, it was totally intended.”
Ms Evans said that while she could not comment on the PeachPundit problem directly, she said that the owners of the site probably had serious issues and needed to seek professional help.