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Note to readers: Scheduled server maintenance may affect comments

A computer memory chip pictured in Taipei March 17, 2010.


Editor's Note: The maintenance work has been completed and our comment system is running again. Thank you for your patience.


We're currently working on as part of our scheduled server maintenance, which may temporarily affect users' ability to read or post comments. We're doing this maintenance work in the overnight hours to minimize impact on our users.

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Once the work is complete, all comment functionality will be restored and all comments should be accessible as they were before.

If you're having trouble with the site or have any questions, please e-mail us at

We thank you for your patience and hope to have this resolved soon.

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