http://www.macrumors.com/ is loading slowly

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by LPZ, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    http://www.macrumors.com/ has been slow to load for several weeks. The delay has become frustrating, and has led me to visit less often. What's going on?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I know there has been a lot more activity around here with the introduction of the iPad, the speculation of a MBP refresh and the anticipation of 4.0 for the iPhone

    Perhaps the servers are just feeling the load
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  4. amon91 macrumors newbie

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    Same. I'm new to this site but it definitely loads more slowly than most of the sites I visit.
     
  5. oacory macrumors regular

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    I agree that it has been loading slower than usual but it seems to be coming back to normal over the last two or three days. I was even getting time outs when loading the page fairly constantly before.
     
  6. arn macrumors god

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    the forums have been under load (forums.macrumors.com) and we've been taking steps to fix that.

    The front page, however, (www.macrumors.com) shouldn't be slow. I visit it myself daily and haven't noticed a drop off.

    anyone else?

    arn
     
  7. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Everything seems fine to me. I haven't noticed any problems for a long time (since the last time we had problems several months ago).
     
  8. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    yeah i've noticed a slowdown on the main forums, some pages taking minutes to load and others loading tootsweet
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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  10. tooz macrumors 6502

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    Safari won't even let me load the front page, giving the message the page isn't where it's responding.
    Interestingly, I can get to it through Hotspot (what I'm doing now) and it loads fine...

    In Sydney Australia if it helps

    EDIT: can't even load the forums without it :/
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  12. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  13. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    The forums frequently go down for me too. Probably a few times every day I'd say. Might be like 15-30 seconds before it comes back again and then it's snappy.
     
  14. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    The front page is fine. It's the forums that won't load for me. It's happened several times lately.
     
  15. arn macrumors god

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  16. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Thanks for the update!
    I know the traffic has increased exponentially with the iPad, iPhone rumors and MBP update looming

    The lag isn't constant... just intermittent
    But it will be nice to see it addressed
     
  17. celticpride678

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    And I'm sure that the database running out of space wasn't to helpful.
     
  18. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I don't know what just happened, but this is weird!
    Picture 1.JPG
    The screen cap didn't upload, but when viewing Forum Spy, it suddenly showed:
    Then, when I tried to Log Out, I got:
    Picture 2.JPG

     
  19. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Looks like you broke it. :eek:
     
  20. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    The forum spy just got borked. :( Can't... function... properly... *twitch*
     
  21. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Are we being attacked by PC fanboys?!?! oh noes!
     
  22. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    How clumsy of me! Think AppleCare will cover it? :D
     
  23. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Way to go arn!!
    You broke the Spy
    This isn't exactly what we expected when you said you were addressing the Forums ;)
     
  24. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah, but what's the new address? :D
     
  25. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Should be fixed now...let us know if anything's still borked.
     

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