Helium site maintenance
May 6, 2009 10:05am CST
I woke up this morning before daybreak and turned on the computer but ended up going back to sleep for a couple more hours. I got up again and finished up an article I had been working on and got ready to post it to helium only to find out the site is down for maintenance. What kind of sense does it make to do this at 8:00 in the morning? Isn't this the sort of thing that is typically done over night when the site is less active? I am completely bummed about having my momentum disrupted. My morning was off to such a great start only to be deflated. So now I am about to throw a load of wash in the machine and head outside to propagate rose bush cuttings. Wish me luck!
• United States
7 May 09
Well, my helium balance is only $5.03 so I will be waiting a bit longer. I did finally post that article in the afternoon yesterday but it is not showing up. I tried to do it again and received a message that I already had an article in that title but today it is still not showing up and I am still seeing that maintenance message.
7 May 09
Hi Canellita, that is a sickening problem. I experienced it a few times. Try looking for your article under Earnings. Sometimes it shows up there, and not under My articles listing. Try to write a few more articles, once you are over 30 articles (non-creative), you will get 2 writing stars if your writing score is over 75%, and 3 writing score for a writing score of 85%. I think you can reach payout by end of this month. Get all the articles in by the 20th of the month, use the remaining days to rate articles, till you got 5 rating stars, and leapfrog those articles that are likely to reach the top.
8 May 09
When Helium goes offline for an update it is always good news, because it comes back with some improvements. This latest update did take a good part of the day to complete but the site is functioning again. I earned half what I normally get from page views on the day of the update. Helium staff do seem to work to office hours in their local time zone, but the site is accessed 24 hours from around the world.