If you are a Voat addict like a lot of us, today was pretty difficult to endure.
Voat started to experience issues mid-morning US-ish time and then rapidly went downhill from there. The rest of the day was filled with complete outages and timeouts to extremely slow response times. This was sudden and unexpected.
At first we thought we had some network or hardware issues but then focused back to our database and software. Next we kind of convinced ourselves that FPH was somehow involved ;). It wasn’t until later that we realized we had all the symptoms of another DDoS attack. Cloudflare confirmed that it appeared as such and recommended we bring the Voat Goat out of retirement. Voat Elders know all about the Voat Goat and the glory days.
At this point we think we have a handle on things but we will leave Voat under the Voat Goat's bit analysis until we are sure the root cause is mitigated.
Thanks Voat and apologies for the down time.
P.S. I took too long typing this and just got my bits checked.