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Ignore my last stuff. I did just get hung up in safari now. So it must have been a fluke before.

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While browsing I'm able to get by with tabbed browsing; but posting is a real pain. Sometimes when it sticks when I hit the "Add Reply" button, the message is posted other times it's not.

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I gave up on searching for stuff. Now I'm getting the same error just browsing:

Yep. If I choose to search "Any Date," that's it. The site just locks up.

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It is a bit patchy today still :(

 

But with over 1.6 million posts to search :wacko: no wonder the hamster cant cope :)

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It doesn't appear to be browser dependant, it is just random and probably depends on what else is going on with the server. I agree that it is just probably just a user saturation issue. I'm sure it is related to people hitting refresh in the geocoin forums. Maybe they need their own server. :):):):wacko::(:)

 

--Marky

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I'm sure it is related to people hitting refresh in the geocoin forums.  Maybe they need their own server.  :)  :)  :)  :wacko:  :(  :)

 

--Marky

Hrrrmph. Geocoin mania. :) I'm not a coin freak, so I have to ask: Why would someone keep refreshing?

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so I have to ask: Why would someone keep refreshing?

It brings up new posts without going back to the thread index. Makes the forums more "real time"

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Keep bailing Groundspeakers, the water level seems to be dropping.

Evil IE is working ok.

Aren't the Firefox people fooling around with perfecting their new update process? This could be affecting things. :wacko:

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This is not a browser-dependent issue.

 

Most likely, when you are seeing one browser work and another not (even on the same computer) is a session-dependent thing. If you create a session prior to a problem that brings the forums to its knees, then your cached session most likely needs to be reset to a new session post-problem for the forum software to seem okay again. When you check with another browser, it's most likely that the problem has passed, the forums are fine, and you start a new session. Enough new sessions doing enough accessing/searching/whatever simultaneously and the forum software chokes...dumps those sessions and tries to right itself to start again. The old session needs to be dumped and it's between the time of the actual forum problem and your previous browser getting synced up with the re-righted forum software that makes it seem that one browser is bad while the other is good.

 

This is all just a guess based on my experiences with the forum problem and Jeremy's comments at the end of page1 in this thread. Of course, if there's a problem with connections and open sessions being too great along with searching the entire forum DB at the same time...then when a problem occurs, if it doesn't do enough to shake some users off to do other things on the web, then everyone refreshing their session to get back to using the forums is just gonna send it into a tailspin again. Thus the need for a fix hopefully from the updates (as J said he was looking into) or maybe even just dumping some of the old forum posts into a repository somehow.

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Seems like "view new posts since last visit" has been disabled.

 

edit: Yeh Elias just mentioned this is the case.

Edited by Maingray

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I've noticed a slowdown at 12 midnight (Mountain time) when I try to access the forums. Is that when the hamsters turn into pumpkins or is there a certain time when maintenance programs run?

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I've noticed a slowdown at 12 midnight (Mountain time) when I try to access the forums. Is that when the hamsters turn into pumpkins or is there a certain time when maintenance programs run?

My understanding is that is a normal daily slowdown for hamster backup and maintenance. Takes 5-8 minutes or so.

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11pm pacific is backup time, I think.

2300 PST sounds right by my experiences. When the system gets slow, it's past my bedtime.

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I opened up feeds again. If the site gets slow again before the upgrade I may need to remove it again.

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I opened up feeds again. If the site gets slow again before the upgrade I may need to remove it again.

Looks like you might have to do that... all sorts of timeouts tonight...

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I like OT as much as the next guy (although not nearly as much as the guy next to him), but it is OT...is it time to think about losing it?

 

at least until things get back to normal(ish)...

 

jamie

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get rid of off-topic????

 

oh the humanity!!!!!!! :laughing:

 

i guess having a bunch of off-topic fans running amuck through the general forums for a few days could be fun. that's just about what you would get. :D

 

i just hope all the mods are not on vacation. :P

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The door was open. I figured I could come in. Uper said it's okay.

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Bandwidth? We don't need no stinkin' bandwidth.

you get me banned, and you are one dead pig! :o

Banned witch? We don't need no stinkin' banned witch.

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Bandwidth? We don't need no stinkin' bandwidth.

you get me banned, and you are one dead pig! :o

Banned witch? We don't need no stinkin' banned witch.

see everyone!!!

 

this is the kind of insanity you will get if off-topic is shut down. :lol:

 

don't say i didn't warn ya. :lol:

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Bandwidth? We don't need no stinkin' bandwidth.

you get me banned, and you are one dead pig! :o

Banned witch? We don't need no stinkin' banned witch.

see everyone!!!

 

this is the kind of insanity you will get if off-topic is shut down. :lol:

 

don't say i didn't warn ya. :lol:

You didn't warn me.

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I like OT as much as the next guy (although not nearly as much as the guy next to him), but it is OT...is it time to think about losing it?

 

at least until things get back to normal(ish)...

 

jamie

There are some people that pay for a premium membership just to access Off-Topic. If anything we should axe TFFKAG, since all the freeloaders hang out there :o

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I like OT as much as the next guy (although not nearly as much as the guy next to him), but it is OT...is it time to think about losing it?

 

at least until things get back to normal(ish)...

 

jamie

There are some people that pay for a premium membership just to access Off-Topic. If anything we should axe TFFKAG, since all the freeloaders hang out there :o

TFFKAG???

 

whatchootalkinboutwillis

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I like OT as much as the next guy (although not nearly as much as the guy next to him), but it is OT...is it time to think about losing it?

 

at least until things get back to normal(ish)...

 

jamie

There are some people that pay for a premium membership just to access Off-Topic.

The little blue guy speaks the truth.

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I like OT as much as the next guy (although not nearly as much as the guy next to him), but it is OT...is it time to think about losing it?

 

at least until things get back to normal(ish)...

 

jamie

There are some people that pay for a premium membership just to access Off-Topic. If anything we should axe TFFKAG, since all the freeloaders hang out there :o

TFFKAG???

 

whatchootalkinboutwillis

The Forum Formerly Known As General :lol:

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gracias...and please allow me to retract my suggestion about OT...I wouldn't want to harsh anyones' fun...

 

j (note...for the time being, I'll sign off with j instead of jamie to save on bandwidth :o )

Edited by NFA

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Now I know why I cannot track my previous posts now, because Search has been turned off.

 

I seem to be able to do better searches of these forums using Google anyway, and that brings up some interesting things when I do that.

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back to getting lots of stalls and timeouts again (reading and posting) after being OK for the last day or so.

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I'm having problems with "MyAssistant" where it no longer displays my last 10 posts. If that function has been disabled as the error page says, it shouldn't be on the options list, no?

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I like OT as much as the next guy (although not nearly as much as the guy next to him), but it is OT...is it time to think about losing it?

 

at least until things get back to normal(ish)...

 

jamie

There are some people that pay for a premium membership just to access Off-Topic.

The little blue guy speaks the truth.

Durn Tootin'! I swore off the "serious" boards after being accused of cheating on my posts. Yeah, what a wimp.

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Forgive me if I am asking something that has already been asked, for I am a computer dope. :P

We can't use the "view new posts" button anymore? If so, please tell me that isn't a permanent thing. :D

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Forgive me if I am asking something that has already been asked, for I am a computer dope. :P

We can't use the "view new posts" button anymore? If so, please tell me that isn't a permanent thing.  :D

'View New Posts" uses the search feature, which, as you know, has been disabled.

 

I'm confident that once the search issue is fixed, the "View New Posts" feature will once again be working.

 

edit: extra apostrophe

Edited by cache_test_dummies

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