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#26 OFFLINE   Scot

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 07:24 PM

I have noticed from time to time that the Google ad server sometimes makes pages take a long time to report being loaded. Most of the page is loaded, but it still keeps trying to finish. This is an intermittent problem, having nothing to do with our site, that's totally on Google's end of things. Does this sound like the performance problems people are having? Or is it something different?Also, everyone, SNF will be upgrading to a new version of the forum software in the near future. Not sure when, exactly, but within a week or so.-- Scot
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Posted 17 January 2006 - 08:11 PM

Sounds very familiar to me, the page loads for say 99 percent and all is visible, but the last 1 percent to load takes a great bunch of time. First I thought it was due to some member avatars not stored on the server (i.e. hosted at imageshack) but that was not the actual culprit. Especially tonight it's slow (I'm in Europe).
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Posted 18 January 2006 - 09:25 AM

Wow, a direct responce form himself ... :D Sorry to say Scot but no ... I see the "loading google ad thing" and nothing on the screen until it's finished, can take 45sec ... it does not occure that often.It is the only slowdown I experence ... UK based, Linux & FF. :)

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 08:30 PM

So, I'm curious, what's the general feeling now? Are the forums slow, is it an intermittent thing? Are some of you having the problem all the time?-- Scot
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 12:28 AM

I've noticed a number of sites that have problems fully loading thanks to AdSense.  But I haven't been aware of it here.I have seen that opening a page full of graphics hosted on a variety of other servers will often delay its loading.  But that, too, is common to other sites and is only to be expected.Still, we appreciate being advised when members do experience problems of any kind.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 01:19 AM

As I emailed Scot earlier today, the forum went missing for me for about a minute earlier today. Came right back and has been fine since.
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 01:35 AM

View PostScot, on Jan 19 2006, 05:30 PM, said:

So, I'm curious, what's the general feeling now? Are the forums slow, is it an intermittent thing? Are some of you having the problem all the time?-- Scot
I log onto the forum several times a day and often at night. It is slow at all different times and page redraws sometime take up to 30 seconds or more. This does not happen all of the time. I have also noticed that if 2 or more people are viewing or posting on the same thread that it can take minutes. It seems to be worse at different times. Have not been able to establish a distict pattern.Mel :blink:
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 01:57 AM

Right now it is working very well and fast But it is also 10:57 PM MST Arizona USA.Mel :blink:
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 12:29 PM

The control panel from my webhost shows that "server load" is very high, at least this AM. I have entered a trouble ticket. Unfortunately, the result could mean that we will be moved to another server. Usually when that happens we have both downtime and issues afterward. It would be the fourth time we've been moved in a year. -- Scot
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 09:21 PM

Been working well since the upgrade here. <_<
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Posted 23 January 2006 - 05:02 AM

Unable to post without timing out 11 PM PST.

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 11:16 PM

There seems to be some missing data? Posts and such--Gone??

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 11:35 PM

Same thing with me but I just came from another forum and they are experiencing the same phenomenon there also.
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 01:31 AM

View PostGary, on Jan 26 2006, 01:16 PM, said:

There seems to be some missing data? Posts and such--Gone??
Just dropped in for my daily "three words that make (no) sense" and find some missing!Took ages for this to open too.Bushfires surrounding us, maybe it's the heat! B)

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 01:40 AM

Scot told the Admins and Mods that we may lose at least a day of postings because of a catastrophic hardware failure at the hosting provider's end. It looks like we lost 3 days of postings.

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 02:21 AM

Where are the backups?I could not access the site for nearly a day.

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 02:52 AM

They claim to do nightly backups.  I guess we'll see.Come on, you guys still remember what you've posted in the last 3 days, don't you?  Just repost it all.  B)

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 03:26 AM

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Come on, you guys still remember what you've posted in the last 3 days, don't you? Just repost it all
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Seriously though glad to see the forum back up  B)  had me worried there for a bit.
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 04:15 AM

The forums I host and run do hourly differential backups with nightly ones as well as a weekly one taken off site. The hourly differentials not only get saved, verified and logged but encrypted, compressed and then FTPed to 3 other servers in 3 different states. A tad anal but we don't "loose" data.

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 05:58 AM

Dang !  I miss more than 30 posts ...  B) I've got a good memory but it's not DDR2 !  B)
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 06:07 AM

We're back ... B) Crap happens ... it is built-in to a computers nature to screw up. B) Now quit moaning and get back to play ... :)

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 06:13 AM

who's moaning ? B)
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 06:15 AM

View Poststriker, on Jan 26 2006, 10:13 AM, said:

who's moaning ? B)
I was ... B)

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 07:37 AM

Sorry, folks, we did lose two days of data due to a catastrophic hardware failure. My webhost is very apologetic, for whatever it's worth (not much).-- Scot
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 07:45 AM

I'm sure they did all what was within their powers to resurrect the forums. We'll get over it. B)  Let's just say "we have a new lift off" and go from here. B)
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