lostangel556 wrote:wonder if an admin should lock this thread now as its turning into an flame war rather than an discussion about the free day
I'm considering it...
Please do Bill as its starting to get an bit silly now.
Honestly everyone, grow up. Your moaning because you didnt get something for free. Would you moan this much if you missed out on an discount if an store had an powercut.
As well as an Marketing exercise this was also done from an Technical standpoint to test the redundancy on high load times. Today was an extraordinary amount of traffic for any site especially Sparkfun (taken from knowledge for working in NewMedia support).
This information on the load on the servers can show up technical issues with the site which can now be addressed by the tech department at Sparkfun in the near future.