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King Cobra
Jun 23, 2004, 01:47 PM
I estimate that over 4000 people will try to get online to the boards for WWDC...and the servers are struggling already with 800-something browsing. Yeah, yeah, I know, this happens every expo. Well, should it really? Other than blocking people from getting in, can't we get more traffic here without getting busy signals like the "The server is too busy at the moment. Please try again later" message? You don't see DeviantART.com get busy signals (though they perform some stupid maintenance every 3 minutes).

Thirteenva
Jun 23, 2004, 02:10 PM
Faster servers and more bandwidth costs money.

More people need to contribute. Myself included.

michaelrjohnson
Jun 23, 2004, 03:07 PM
Faster servers and more bandwidth costs money.

More people need to contribute. Myself included.

Yeah, after being on the boards for a few years, I kinda feel like a schlep for not donating yet. Maybe at the end of the summer (after i get my new powerbook ;))

edit: WOAH! after checking, I just realized I'm approaching my 4yr anniversary!

windowsblowsass
Jun 23, 2004, 03:15 PM
ill donate the day i reach 500 posts

musicpyrite
Jun 23, 2004, 04:27 PM
This is the reason I will be reading MacRumors at 1 AM during WWDC. Anything other than that, I can't even load the page.

Oh, and WWDC is the reason I will be spending less time around MacRumors and more time at places like Apple and SpyMac.

Mudbug
Jun 24, 2004, 11:14 AM
Oh, and WWDC is the reason I will be spending less time around MacRumors and more time at places like Apple and SpyMac.

you'd rather wait for spymac to load than watch the low-bandwidth version of macrumors load? If you're that desperate for up-to-the-second info, I'd suggest the #macrumors IRC channel (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2003/06/20030608214842.shtml).

windowsblowsass
Jun 24, 2004, 12:45 PM
you'd rather wait for spymac to load than watch the low-bandwidth version of macrumors load? If you're that desperate for up-to-the-second info, I'd suggest the #macrumors IRC channel (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2003/06/20030608214842.shtml).
yah spymac is realy slow as it is. and curently there are 3,722 people on spymac id expect that to at least triple at wwdc

musicpyrite
Jun 24, 2004, 01:55 PM
you'd rather wait for spymac to load than watch the low-bandwidth version of macrumors load? If you're that desperate for up-to-the-second info, I'd suggest the #macrumors IRC channel (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2003/06/20030608214842.shtml).

nahh, what I ment was that on Mac rumors sites, I spend all my time exclusively on MacRumors.com. But now that WWDC is just around the corner, I will try spend more time on other rumor site (or where ever) rather that MR.

Thirteenva
Jun 25, 2004, 05:23 PM
The site seems be be getting slower by the day. Especially the forums.

asif786
Jun 26, 2004, 01:03 PM
I really want to help. I have server sapce in the UK. I'd be happy to set up some sort of mirror service.

Mind you, I usppose its a bit late now that we are approaching WWDC in a couple of days///

Knox
Jun 26, 2004, 01:11 PM
I really want to help. I have server sapce in the UK. I'd be happy to set up some sort of mirror service.

Mind you, I usppose its a bit late now that we are approaching WWDC in a couple of days///

That won't work for the forums unfortunately - it would require multiple servers in the same place. The main site is usually fine during the keynote but the forums would die very quickly.

asif786
Jun 26, 2004, 01:32 PM
That won't work for the forums unfortunately - it would require multiple servers in the same place. The main site is usually fine during the keynote but the forums would die very quickly.


Yeah, It's a shame. Maybe Arn & I can work on something to put in place over the next six months or so for MWSF.

I love powering mirror sites. I remember once getting a 3,000 bill at rackspace, lol :(