Why Nairaland is down – Seun Osewa
Seun Osewa, the founder of popular online Forum, Nairaland, has revealed why the website is down after several hours.
Nairaland, an online discussion forum, that has dominated Nigeria’s web rankings for almost 20 years, went down on Monday, December 18, 2023. Reacting on the reason behind the breakdown of the website, Seun took to his X page to explain what happened.
Seun Osewa wrote: “Nairaland’s server was taken down because I overlooked an abuse report that was originally sent on the 14th. After the take down, I removed the offensive content. The UI for bringing back the server didn’t work so it took hours to get support on how to get that done. Minutes after the forum was brought back, they took the server down again with no warning. I’m guessing that the content I removed was still cached on Cloudflare servers, so they could still see it. I have cleared the caches now, but they are not communicating. I hope they will communicate tomorrow. If you have any ideas for working with abuse teams, please share. My track record is abysmal.