Blog entry Missing rice!

02 February 2011

If you are a Freericer who regular checks back in on your account and keeps a small part of the day free to help raise rice (there are many of us), you will have noticed a drop in your rice totals yesterday.

Our apologies for causing concern - we upgraded the Freerice database and servers to increase the speed of the site. You will note that questions are now loading faster. However, in the process, the old database was not uploaded correctly resulting in rice totals dropping dramatically.

We have now rectified the situation and you should see your totals are restored. But please let us know if the problem persists?

Many thanks for taking the time to play Freerice and raise rice!
Team Freerice

Sat, 02/05/2011 - 02:17 ber.schroeder

I know I lost at least 5,000 grains of rice

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 22:56 Liiana

whoa. so if you get like a million rice... all that goes to people who need it? AWESOME!!!!! We did this in my class last year and we could not stop playing. we raised soooo much rice then.!!!!!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 22:27 Xeameres

I lost 140 from yesterday.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 22:00 shady1

still missing some rice from yesterday everything else is back up to the right totals thanks for fixing it i thought i lost 50000 grains from my total

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 19:33 vijaygarapati

My total were more than 100000 yesterday, today I am back to 56420. Very disheartening to see my rice stolen by database upgrade.

Will I ever have my rice count correct ??

And no the site is not faster than it was yesterday.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 19:15 fopgames

I haven't checked yet, if i missed

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 18:40 ksullli30

ok so you gave me the rice I was missing from before but today im missing rice again. I have 81,610 this morning when last night when I was playing I stopped with 101,000. Why does this keep happening and can you please restore the rice I am missing.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 16:46 AWBP


Fri, 02/04/2011 - 16:36 AWBP

HELP! Yesterday, I earned over 3,000 grains of rice, but now its gone. This happened February 4, 2011.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 09:06 NJMartin

All my rice from since I've been playing has gone :(

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 05:10 popcorn21e

i had 5000 somthing and now its gone and i earned it all today:(

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 04:09 Jeannie72

It is 8:07pm EST here Thursday night and I just lost about 3,700 or so grains of rice and I just started my account My log in is Jeannie72

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 03:51 Ricegiver16

I earned over 3,000 grains yesterday, only to find them all gone today. I hope they will come back...

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 03:49 Ayala

I lost a lot 20,000 grains of rice! It went to 53,330 to 33,330! Well, I wanted to go to 100,000 then out of nowhere I got 90,000 grains of rice! When I tried to print it it said 87,000, but at the top it said 108,000! I dont really know what happened...

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 03:30 prianka_saha

thanks for notifying

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 02:37 prianka_saha

I lost 3k for that.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 01:19 ea

I lost 1,000,254 grains! It's insane!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 01:02 aidan2lime

i had over 1000 rice, now it says i have 1020...
no fair
hope u fix it soon...

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 19:48 DylanHamilton

I'm missing close to 4000 rice. i was at somewhere slightly over 4000 rice and now it says I'm at 430.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 18:49 bunnyfromhell

First I lost 200 thousand, then that came back, but I'm still missing at least 5000 from 1 feb.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 16:19 Hung4ry

Also don't notice much improvement in speed, and individual daily totals are not registering..I thought too we were going to have some more Subjects and higher levels in existing ones?

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 14:13 Jakils

i lost the rice from that day, as well as the next. added to about 3,000.
i sent emails regarding...

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 11:26 PAWAN KUMAR VARSHNEY

The side is not showing this month total.........?????

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 11:24 PAWAN KUMAR VARSHNEY

Yes now the speed is ok

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 07:34 popcorn21e

how do you add friends?????????

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 06:04 ash_bugg

As long as the rice is still being donated, that's all that matters. It's still being donated even though the totals are screwing up, right?

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 05:26 panthersfan89

i was fine, i kept all 1550 of my rice grains. is this legit though, cuz it seems kinda out there to be donating so much rice. just sayin'...

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 05:15 arifliminto86

Still missing

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 05:11 LitCritGirl

Thanks for clearing it all up team freerice :)

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 05:01 endorphin junkie

I knew you would fix it. Thanks for keeping the site up. It's one of my favorite sites.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 04:05 qcg_gymbug

i didn't lose anything

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 04:03 pitcher12k

Thanks for letting us know!! This site is so wonderful!!! :D

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 03:48 925allstar00


Thu, 02/03/2011 - 03:37 Andrew Ly

i got from 19320 to 16456 rice

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 02:58 alex987

I lost 3,000 grains of rice I had 12,000 and I ended up with eight. Luckily I earned about 20,000 in the last few days.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 02:56 Multiplication Ruler

I got the rice back. Thanks! I was so worried and frustrated! But, it's worth it. (As long as I have my rice!)

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 02:40 HawkBelly

I like to see that the questions are coming up faster. :)

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 02:13 sandfly

If no banner is displayed, who pays for the rice won on that question?

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 01:48 arifliminto86

mine still missing and one of my group friend is missing too

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 01:10 j.howell

And me!

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 00:49 b tompkins

yes the other day i had 5000 grains of rice now 0 zip noda grande nada got it give the damn grains of rice back

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 23:38 Hung4ry

Glad back to OK now. Shouldn't have wanted all those grains from everyone lost as far as WFP is concerned.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 23:36 Jane Culpepper

My experience today is that the questions are actually taking longer to load. I hope that's just a fluke.
Also, what do I need to do to be included in the individual rankings?
Jane Culpepper

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 23:33 hood

Hey on the first of February I donated 1000 grains of rice, but the next day I got on and all those grains were lost. Now they're still gone and I don't know why.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 23:07 Evos203

I lost thousands of grains and never got them back!

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 22:27 canyaharlie

IT'S GOING EVEN SLOWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 22:24 canyaharlie

oh. i wondered why.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 21:42 juneroc

All my rice disappeared (I had 10,000 grains of rice) and now I have to start all over!!!

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 21:02 davidjon1

i am supposed to have about 53k but i only have 51.5k

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