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Users of Six Apart's TypePad platform have suffered their worst outage yet, with bloggers left stranded since the early hours. The past week's blogging has also disappeared.

In true "Web 2.0" fashion, the marketing web pages remain accessible - so you can sign up - but the blogging service itself has croaked.

Netcraft issued a status note at midday today, UK time. Six Apart has had persistent problems with keeping the service running reliably and with decent performance, notes Netcraft.

But even non-bloggers will notice this outage. Postings published by the service in recent days have disappeared. High profile users of Typepad include Dilbert creator Scott Adams.

Six Apart is targeting the corporate market, where a greater value is placed on uptime and reliability.

"Six Apart have lame crap excuses for this on their site. There's no frigging way I can stick with this shower of shit," writes one professional user.

At least it wasn't a Californian attempt at humor - like Flickr. He continues,

"I see value in this technology as a metaphor for publishing. But not when it's run by a bunch of rank amateurs like Six Apart. I'm off to get this moved to a host that knows what they're doing and with a product that has 'proper' community support."

Ouch.®

Update: A status update posted at 9:03 am Pacific Time (5:03 pm UK Time) states that blogging is available, but recent posts are missing, and commenting is not possible.

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