what is with the forums today?

Discussion in 'Site News' started by vniow, May 5, 2003.

  1. vniow macrumors G4

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    I tried to browse the forums earlier today (on my PC) and it was a real pain in the ass to get just about anywhere without it locking up, so I tried it on my iBook (Camino/Safari) and it did the same.

    I gave up and went away for a few hours and tried it again, but it was still wierdness, I can finally access them using Camino but its slow as hell and I occasionally have to refresh a ouple times in order to get to the thread I want, what's up with all this?
     
  2. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    well there is an update taking place with the server for the site...not sure if it's been finished or not...

    so that could be part of it...
     
  3. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I noticed a slow-down too. I just figured that there was more traffic than normal. :confused:
     
  4. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Since the site has been having load times, arn has tried several things, some of which are in the Site News section, as well as a few other attempts, which I cannot discuss outside of *certain* forums.

    (Coincidentally I got a "server busy" message when trying to view this thread.)

    I'm in the same boat. With dial-up, I can open about one page of discussion in about a minute.

    As for the loads, I think it's time for a major forum overhaul to remove the overhauls. I'm sure the above posters of this thread, as well as myself, are not the only ones experiencing difficulty with the boards. These boards have had over 1000 people on it at once and it held up. Why does it not hold up with only a few hundred?
     
  5. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    yeah i noticed a slowdown at school. 30 seconds to load the forums page
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Yes I had the same problem this morning, tried being patient! Now it's working fine, thanks arn! ;)
     
  7. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Gah you and your private forms king cobra. *rats!*

    Yeah on the main page the side-bar wasn't loading I didn't think much of it, but good job arn.

    Fixing all these problems... :)
     
  8. kylos macrumors 6502a

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    Heh. I just got a server busy error when trying to load this page.
     
  9. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    >Gah you and your private forms king cobra. *rats!* (MrMacman)

    I'm afraid those "private forms" you speak of are special forms, which I never use on the boards. But judging from your comment about "rats!" I can tell you're jealous. :)

    So perhaps you could elaborate on what you meant to say.


    Is the side bar issue associated with the server or different versions of the Safari browser? I ask because the front page didn't load correctly for some people using Safari.
     
  10. arn macrumors god

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    Traffic's up today - not sure why - causing the slowdowns, I believe.

    A second dedicated server is coming online this week... until then, just bear with it. Peak load times appear around 11am-1pm.... so it's just going to be slow during those times for now.

    arn
     
  11. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    amagine what macbunidle is getting, they were /. 'ed :eek:
    400,000 + people hitting your site...

    Yes Cobra, I know I can't go into the special forums, hence private, such as (well obviously) the mod's forum, the contributor forum and the private submissions I guess is even greater...

    Yes I am jealous because I don't expect to get mod powers, maybe when the 2003 mugs I'll get one, but still.
     
  12. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    At the risk of going off topic in a Site News thread, even us demi-gods don't get to see what goes on in the Mod thread... my guess is drinking and porn, but that's just knowing the mods :D

    but if you contribute, you'll get to see all the other ones... i don't think i'm even allowed to hint at what you're missing ;)

    pnw
     
  13. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    when I contribute I'll read every thread in existence there to see who has been saying bad things about me. :p

    Anyhoo, the forums don't seem so bad right now, eariler they were hell but Arn is getting another server so yay! :D

    pssss, when your done with that real $$ comes when the 2003 cups come, just a subliminal reminder.
     
  14. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Anyone else notice that downtime?

    I got a couple MySQL errors and such and the main-page was down...

    hope everything is resolved... (main page ad seems to be down)
     
  15. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    yeah, i just got some errors trying to view the site. i wonder what was going on. :confused:
     
  16. altivec 2003 macrumors regular

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    Yeah... i have gotten a couple of MySQL errors also... haven't been able to connect till now.... Good luck on fixing it :)
    oh... this is kinda off subject, but....
    I was wondering if anybody knew of a good free webhosting service that had php support and minimal banners. I have .mac but they don't support php :( Thanks.
     
  17. arn macrumors god

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    Server glitches were due to moving part of the site to a new server.

    Over the next few days, the DNS changes will take place and MacRumors (front page) will be residing on a new server. Let me know if there are any major glitches/problems.

    arn
     
  18. wsteineker macrumors 6502a

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    MySQL Errors

    What's with the MySQL errors on the main page (http://www.macrumors.com) and the Forums index page (http://forums.macrumors.com)? I just noticed it. The errors are there for you guys to see, so I won't bother reposting screenshots or anything. :confused:
     
  19. wsteineker macrumors 6502a

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