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Site Maintenance

Delicious will be experiencing maintenance at 7:00 p.m. PST today, Tuesday, February 24th 2015 as part of an ongoing series of upgrades over the next ten days. There should be no impact to users on and brief outages on lasting no more than ten minutes at a time. The maintenance window is expected to last one hour. 
If you have any questions or feedback please e-mail us at

Update 11:18 p.m. PST: we are starting the updates. There should be a brief impact to users over the next few minutes.

Opt-In Email Bug Fixed

We just fixed an issue with the dialog box for opting into emails. Previously users were experiencing issues resulting in the dialog box not accepting chosen answers. It broke with a new version of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari last week. If you’re still experiencing issues, please do the following.

Refresh the page. If you see “There are updates to Delicious, Refresh (underlined), click there.

Do you see a popup asking you to opt in or out? Make your selection. The system will accept your selection this time.

See if scrolling is fixed, and report back to us. Also let us know the exact browser version and your username.

We’ve Been Working On Some Delicious Changes!

On behalf of the Delicious team, we are happy to announce that there will be some major improvements to our APIs, most of which will only affect developers. No end-user facing issues are anticipated with this new release. These changes will be going out all day Thursday and Friday. Be sure to check back with us to see what’s next!

Let us know what you think, or if you encounter a problem, e-mail us at

Delicious Reliability Status

note:all times in Pacific Time

10/25/14 10:30AM

The database upgrades yesterday completed successfully without substantial impact on the reliability of site.  As a result, our site is significantly faster and more responsive!

Outstanding issues at this time:

  • Logins by Facebook, Google, and Twitter are problematic for IOS8 devices like the iPhone 6.  Delicious is not the only site having trouble!
  • For some accounts, the authentication to these social networks has expired.  If you get an error using social authentication, you may need to re-authorize Delicious on that network.  The easiest way is in the Delicious settings tab “social,” disconnect the social network, and connect again.  We are working with these networks to develop a permanent solution.
  • Some links URLs, especially in African and east Asian countries, contain non-English characters, and our system has trouble saving most of them.  Our engineering team is working on a solution to this.
  • Some users have forgotten their username.  Currently the only way on the site to retrieve forgotten usernames is to log in using Facebook, Google, or Twitter.  Based on the feedback we’ve gotten, we are working on a feature that allows users to look up their username by their email address.
  • We highly encourage users to connect all social networks they use, to protect their account in case they forget their username or email.

Happy bookmarking! site operations

10/24/14 6:45PM

Current Status:  Database Upgrades

As our systems are upgraded, you may experience brief interruptions to service lasting no more than 15 minutes at a time between now to 9:00pm.


10/24/14 5:00AM

Service restored.  Next maintenance scheduled for 10/24/14 5:00PM

10/24/14 4:38AM

Critical upgrades are in progress.  Some users may experience interruptions accessing their links on

10/24/14 3:30AM

Infrastructure upgrades will continue today with minimal perceivable impact on performance and reliability.

10/24/14 1:30AM

Infrastructure upgrades are starting now.  Expect brief interruptions over the next 30 minutes.

10/22/14 6:00PM

Hotfix deployment completed successfully without service interruption.  The root cause of the outage at Amazon Web Services is pending their investigation, but many small improvements and bug fixes have been made to the reliability, performance, and monitoring of

10/22/14 4:00pm

Hotfix deployment began

10/22/14 1:55pm

Hotfix tests reveal further issues, delaying deployment until 4pm.

10/21/14 11:13pm

Hotfix is being tested, release scheduled 10/22/14 12:00pm.

10/21/14 8:48pm

Although service has been restored, an emergency hotfix is being prepared.  Please stay tuned!

10/21/14 3:57pm is currently experiencing service interruptions caused by our cloud provider Amazon Web Services.  Please be patient as we actively work on the issue.  Your bookmarks are intact!

10/20/14 2am-8am was unavailable to some users due to an outage at our service provider

Delicious Community and the Ebola Crisis

Here at Delicious, we are all concerned about the worldwide ebola crisis.  Based on recent community activity, we can see that you are too.  Check out , where we have found and collected several helpful links related to the issue.  The page includes links from the delicious community about how to prepare, how to diagnose, how to help and how to determine facts vs. myths about the disease.  Share your own ebola resources by tagging your links with “ebolaprep”.

Our bookmarking platform has found a new home with Science Inc

We’ve got some exciting news to share today. We’ve been acquired by Science Inc, the technology studio that’s introduced some of the most beloved Internet companies over the past few years like Dollar Shave Club and DogVacay amongst others.

What does this mean for you? Well… Not much.

You’ll still have a seamless experience using Delicious to share and save all for favorite links. You might notice far fewer ads during your Delicious usage since we’re trying to put all our energy on the beautiful utility of the app and browser experience. So other than fewer ads, you may not notice any difference at all.

We are excited to be part of Science’s family and look forward to continuing to serve our loyal users and any new ones that come on board.

Planning for a Delicious future

2013 was a big year for us at Delicious. We relaunched the site from the ground up, built many brand new features, and have been blown away by the response to our Annual Reports project.  Our team also released a number of official apps for Delicious:

We are thrilled with the positive user feedback from our recently launched and refreshed apps. These apps are all built on a new platform our team has built to ensure stability and quality performance.

To that end, we’d like to give you more information about upcoming changes to Delicious to help it remain sustainable and free for the community.

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