1826 - new record!

Discussion in 'Community' started by Rower_CPU, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Wow, 1826 users online and it's not even a big event day! :eek:

    I guess the "box talk", Cancom, and photo are causing a big stir. Are we going to surpass it again before WWDC?
     
  2. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a

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    gawd!
    i noticed 1400 around 3:00 (the last time i could get on the forums before now) IRC was a mess, too. spymac, macwhispers, everyone got smashed today.

    didn't this crush the last record? wasn't it around 1100 users?
     
  3. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I know...it's great for the site as a whole! :D

    however...it did suck not being able to get around for a few hours... :(
     
  4. britboy macrumors 68030

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    Thank goodness arn started using a second server not so long ago. Just imagine what it would have been like otherwise...... I've a feeling that this new record of 1800 users will soon be surpassed, and far more than two servers will be needed to keep up.
     
  5. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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  6. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    wow...this is great. spymac was even down for a while.

    WWDC we will probably hit over 2000! :)
     
  7. jethroted macrumors 6502a

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    It was bad. I couldn't even check out the forum at all. I just gave up and tried later. It seems to be alot better now.
     
  8. job macrumors 68040

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    Won't the forums be closed for WWDC anyways?

    Or at least the keynote...
     
  9. Rower_CPU thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I'd expect that like MWSF/MWNY the forums will be down during the event, but up immediately afterwards. This is when we saw our last record set.
     
  10. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Seriously people, who linked to us the most, heck it wasn't even the /. affect.


    We lived through that one.

    Like really who has that many people coming to the page? :eek: :confused:

    BTW, WWDC will own the record.
     
  11. wdlove macrumors P6

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    This a great, keep the records coming. I hope that the server capacity will be increased ASAP, because I couldn't get on today during the record!
     
  12. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i've said it before and i'll say it again... the site doesn't pay for itself. you want higher capacity? donate.
     
  13. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    When I looked at it earlier when the pics came out it had a record of 1550 - 1826 is amazing.

    And arn shut the forums down, just had the front page working.

    WWDC is going to be even worse....

    D
     
  14. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Check out the MacAch at arstechnica, don't know what they'll finally decide -- but it looked like they're talking about just shutting down the forum for a couple hours to prevent the reloaders from consuming mega bandwidth.

    WWDC: a way to handle the insanity
     
  15. arn macrumors god

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    we probably won't break the record for this WWDC - since I'll probably shut down the forums before that happens.

    Forums may only be open for Demi-Gods. There's no way the forums can handle the full load of everyone coming into it.

    arn
     
  16. evoluzione macrumors 68010

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    exactly

    well said
     
  17. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    thats insane, talk about killing your server

    you must be churning out 800GB a month for this site. Atleast
     
  18. amnesiac1984 macrumors 6502a

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    twas certainly a busy day to say the least.

    It was quite unexpeted too, all because of some (now possibly defunct) pictures.

    When was the previous record set?
     
  19. szark macrumors 68030

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    Previous record was 1112 on 7-22-2002.

    I'm not sure anyone ever figured out why either -- there weren't any major events or new stories that day.
     
  20. Rower_CPU thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I'm pretty sure that was right before the MDD PMs, wasn't it?
     
  21. scem0 macrumors 604

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    damn. If only I hadn't been consumed in a SC game..... (I played a single SC game for about 5 hours. Still haven't finished. Me vs 3 insane computers. Fastbuild.).

    It could have been 1827. Well congrats, arn, for making a site that everyone likes. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  22. jefhatfield Retired

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    i know a lot of people are excited about panther being announced at wwdc...but who knows when it will hit the stores...what would be cool is if panther is more streamlined and works faster with the same amount of ram...that would rock

    has anyone seen the last page commentary in macworld's july issue?...i take it that he has never seen os x or just doesn't get it

    now if steve jobs also introduces the next generation desktop computer for apple, then for sure the server load will be crazy

    i don't know if there is any solid evidence of a G5 or ppc 970 announcement or not, but panther will be a welcome addition to all things mac:D
     
  23. wdlove macrumors P6

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    This is definitely going to be the most focused on Keynote of Steve Jobs ever! Just 5 days left!
     

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