From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
Toby got his battle news from newspapers, and Trim changed the setup according to whatever was reported. This went on for years, as the setup got more and more elaborate. Only Toby's good nature made it anything but ridiculous (and it still sounds pretty out-there).