@tinamarie1974 Meh just rolled out their whitelist traffic priority feature, taking its spot right next to the infamous circuitbreaker gaff. If your username isn’t on the whitelist your traffic priority is halved and you are challenged with half a dozen capt… er, automaton queries (careful to avoid raising the attention of mediocreautomaton).
Relax people. I’m kidding. There is no whitelist feature.
Calm down everyone. I am only asking because my widowed mom asked if I could try for a second one for her. I told her probably not. Far as I’m concerned she can have my regrets. LOL I’m good without the disappointment.
@Felixaurelius This is the first day in years that I am not required to do anything more than check the captcha box. That said, I still get denied with the green bar just scrolling until it tells me they are sold out.
Site seems to behave differently than in past IRKs. I get a grayed out screen, which then finally gets to the robot check. Got 10 “green bars of no regret” before it said there was a problem. Then robot box again, but you know by that time there was no chance. Hmm…have not had these issues in the past.
I think it’s the zero surprise factor. everyone KNOWS exactly when the next IRK is up so way more laying in wait than normal meh-rathon (that slightly favors the all night grinder). so every other item is IRK and that means 1000+ simultaneous hits on the servers. Probably down to some slight nosing out node access before the slow down. If you see landing an IRK in a given time slot today as being about as likely as the bouncing roulette ball landing on your number… it’s less annoying and more luck of the draw… “here goes nuthin!”
I think they are trying to make you regret even trying to buy it-no doubt there will be regret when you get it.
I woke up around 3 o’clock last night and saw there was about 5 minutes on the tee shirt so decided to go to my desk top not knowing they were doing alternate tee shirts and IRK. It popped up and didn’t get when I spent time changing the mailing address from my sons to mine.
Woke up before 8 am and saw the same situation, but this time had my A game ready. Clicked buy it and saw the green bar scroll across 3 times and OMG-I got it. When back to the main screen and saw that 51 people had been there before me so I was was certainly in the margin of error (that is how you check how close you are to getting one by how many people clicked meh).
Thank God I got one so early-at least I didn’t have to waste a day I could ill afford to lose trying to get an IRK.