Is MacRumors slower?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by GGJstudios, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Are all the discussions about MobileMe and iPhone causing slower performance of the MR site? I've noticed over the past 2 days that when I click any link on the site, such as responding to a post, it takes 30 seconds to over a minute for the page to come up. Every other site I go to is still very fast, so I know it's not my DSL connection or my Safari 4 install. Yes, I've reset Safari a few times, but no change.
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    There are a little under 11,000 users on MR at the moment. It's going to cause some slowdown.
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    And each one of those people is looking at an iPhone 3G thread, thinking about starting one, or starting one right now.
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    It's quite possible that we will have broken a few site records today, so all things considering, things are holding up. We don't get the 'site busy' splash pages anymore.
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I did earlier. Or yesterday.
     
  6. Melrose macrumors 604

    Melrose

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    It has been slow for also.

    11,000 users would slow it down, but traffic hasn't increased that much the last two days?
     
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    Hey, at least its working. Unlike some peoples music stores :p.
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I'm quite impressed with how the site's held up. Keynotes attract a lot of attention, but for only a short amount of time. This, however, has been going on for a few days.
     
  9. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816

    scotty96LSC

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    Yes, the site is holding up well considering all the traffic about the Apple sightings.
     
  10. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    ya, the site's been under heavy load the past few days.

    Like people have said, we can handle the spike traffic to these numbers 10-15,000, but rarely is it sustained over such a long period of time.

    As it turns out, I think the database was the limiting factor, and that's harder to adjust on the fly.

    all in all, a success I'd say. :)

    arn
     
  11. CMD is me macrumors 6502

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    I've noticed it's been taking more time to load when posting. What's up with that?
     

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