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To get mn to close overnight?

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Homelybird Mon 10-Oct-11 01:29:11

So I will stop reading and go to sleep!

LoonyRationalist Mon 10-Oct-11 01:32:47

Yep Yabu.
You're also assuming that mn has all its members in the same timezone hmm

Just press the x smile

ZacharyQuack Mon 10-Oct-11 01:32:58

Only if it also closes down overnight in my timezone (1:30pm here)

Homelybird Mon 10-Oct-11 01:35:29

Oh yes didn't think that through grin

And I have no will power and will be grumpy on the school run that is not very long away now but for done reason I just keep on browsing!!

esselle Mon 10-Oct-11 01:36:19

No thanks! I'd never get to waste all my time catch up on what is happening!

Not all Mnetters are in the UK!

ChildofIsis Mon 10-Oct-11 01:38:11

What would all of us non-sleepers do in the early hours?

MN has been my salvation since stbxh walked out a few weeks ago.

MN does close down for a few minutes at about 3am UK time, for techy updatey reasons, I guess. I know because that's 10am here.

ChildofIsis Mon 10-Oct-11 01:50:33

Ooh that's a reason for staying up, to see it happen...

I sound like some mad astronomer waiting for a once in a lifetime occurence.

<note to self - get a life>

Homelybird Mon 10-Oct-11 01:53:42

That sounds like something I want to stay up for to

<I too need to get a life>

But I am going to switch off my phone and shut my eyes. Fingers crossed I fall asleep

Don't do it, Childof, you'll be exhausted tomorrow morning and your RL friends will think you are bonkers!

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Mon 10-Oct-11 02:15:07

Hahaha. It's really not very exciting. You type a long, well-reasoned post which sums up the OP's dilemma and presents her with an elegant and simple solution, and then you press 'send' and you get a 'MN is down for backup' message, and then you sit there for fifteen minutes pressing refresh. And by you I mean me. Except for the bit about well-reasoned elegance, obviously.

ChildofIsis Mon 10-Oct-11 02:17:29

They already know that.
I'm not sleeping well at present and am managing on a few snatched hours here and there. Quite how I'm not sure.

I'm on a day off tomorrow and may even get to go back to bed after xh comes for DD to go to school.
I may indulge myself.

It's quite nice to be up all hours without some grumpy arse telling me it's time I was in bed.

ChildofIsis Mon 10-Oct-11 02:18:35

Was it as exciting as it sounds Tortoise?

Bearskinwoolies Mon 10-Oct-11 02:22:26

Yabu - I don't finish work til 2.30am, and when I get home I'm on MN.

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 10-Oct-11 02:44:55

It is the evening here AND it is Thanksgiving tomorrow so we have the day off.

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Mon 10-Oct-11 02:59:40

Possibly I am not explaining this well.

It's a bit like this:

And then it comes back.

Homelybird Mon 10-Oct-11 03:09:12

I'm still awake but missed the 3 am shutdown (dammit),

My sister has just sent me a step by step video of her completing a 5by5 square rubix cube. Not sure who has the bigger problems me or her hmm

<goes off to consider family therapy>

esselle Mon 10-Oct-11 03:52:44

Switch off the computer/phone now.

Go and put your pyjamas on.

Brush your teeth.

And go to bed!

Don't forget to set your alarm.

Nighty night!

ZonkedOut Mon 10-Oct-11 04:21:55

YABU, what else would I do while feeding the baby at night?

I haven't caught the 3am backup for some though. I guess DD's night feed has just got a bit later. But I did wonder if they had stopped doing the shut down thing, sometimes it used to last 20 minutes or so.

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Mon 10-Oct-11 06:06:23

Actually I wondered that - it's the middle of the day for me, so it caught me every time (I stay logged in at work, keeps me sane during long tedious telephone calls), and I haven't seen it in weeks.

tryingtoleave Mon 10-Oct-11 09:40:30

Yup, it used to shut down exactly when I sat down with my lunch, having got dd down for a nap. I thought it was a conspiracy against Australians.

MyBrainIsOutOfTune Mon 10-Oct-11 13:05:10

The 3am (4am where I am) down for backup is usually my signal that I really, really need to go to bed. When even Mumsnet kicks me out.

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