MacForums awfully slow

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by adversecamber, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. adversecamber
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    I've been with MR for several weeks now and find that the forums can often be painfully slow - the 'User Control Panel' often takes 30secs or more to load.

    I'm also already finding that MR is almost the last place to find information. What's going on?? I thought MR was a good site - or am I mistaken?
     
  2. EricNau
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    I'm definitely noticing a slowdown right now as well.
     
  3. rdowns
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  4. Gray-Wolf
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    May be just a restart on the server needed. ;)

    I imagine this heading to the feedback forum shortly. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. EricNau
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    I just got a vbulletin database error, for what it's worth.

    EDIT: Guess I'm not the only one.
     
  7. arn
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    re: db error. I restarted the DB.

    I believe our MySQL server is running low on RAM. I've requested a ram upgrade (to 6GB) to see if that will help.

    Should happen overnight.

    arn
     
  8. rdowns
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  9. Scepticalscribe
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    MacForums awfully slow

    Must admit that I had noticed that as well; having acquired a superb MBP just in April, (as a switcher) and having also observed this excellent and informative site as a visitor seeking information and ideas for a few months prior to that, I was surprised to note how the site had appeared to have slowed down quite considerably fairly recently. After all, it couldn't have been laid at the feet/keyboard/or specifications of my beautiful new MBP.

    Good luck with revamping it.

    :apple: MBP 15.4", 2.4 Ghz, 2 GB RAM, 160 HDD
    :apple: iPod Classic 30 GB
     
  10. arn
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    the recent slow downs have been a combination of things. One of which is just increasing traffic. 5000-6000 people on at once used to be reserved for event days. now it's just a weekday afternoon/evening.

    The RAM upgrade should help. If it doesn't, we'll look into other alternatives.

    arn
     
  11. GGJstudios
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  12. arn
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    we've been upgraded. Hopefully it will help.

    arn
     
  13. Watabou
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    Noticing the same slowdowns.

    It's better now though but still a bit slow. Typically like 5-6 seconds now.
     
  14. MacNut
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    Not sure if it's related but I am not getting any email notifications.
     
  15. Dagless
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    Noticed it keeps hitting pockets of slow this morning. Seems to be okay now.
     
  16. steveza
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    Seems much better today than it was last night (UK time)
     
  17. iJohnHenry
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    Holy crap. :eek:

    It's on uppers today. :cool:

    Nicely done, whatever that was. ;)
     
  18. GGJstudios
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  20. iJohnHenry
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    #20
    The bottom ad is always slow to load.

    Just hit 'esc' if you don't want to wait.
     
  21. GGJstudios
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    What ad?
     
  22. iJohnHenry
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    Yes, I know, we've been through this before. :rolleyes:

    Some peeps don't have any ad blockers running.
     
  23. JNB
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    Pray tell, what information are you referring to? News? Rumors? Rumors of news or news of rumors?

    Also, being first isn't important. Being reliable, accurate, complete, and trustworthy are worth waiting for.
     
  24. nickspohn
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    Forums seem to be faster right now than they have been for the passed few weeks.
     
  25. PlaceofDis
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    thanks for the RAM upgrade arn, i'm definitely noticing a difference as of late. lets hope its enough for a while.
     

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