MacRumors NEEDS better servers!!!

36183

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honesly i dont visit this site much, but in the past 3 weeks i have seen the forums of this site go down twice.

i think the admins should consider buying some more server power it is clear that what they have at the moment is not good enough.
 

Blue Velvet

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It seems a little bogged down tonight but at times I've seen everything running smoothly with far more users incl. lurkers.

Strange. :confused:
 

36183

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if you have a iTMS link i will buy a song using it, ot if there is a ad on this site i will click on it.

if you guys started providing services such as macosx.com then i might donate.

by the way if you got new servers why is the site STILL!!! going down?
 

36183

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Blue Velvet said:
It seems a little bogged down tonight but at times I've seen everything running smoothly with far more users incl. lurkers.

Strange. :confused:
tiger is coming out soon, torrents have been flying around everywhere, and people are posting aboutgetting early copied.

i wonder why there are moe people lurking this site :rolleyes:
 

ham_man

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The servers just went down for me, but I don't care. They are up now!!! :p

If you guys offered some sort of subscription I would probably pay for it...
 

edesignuk

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Blue Velvet said:
My thoughts exactly.

bobx2001 - Quit moaning. MR is not the commercial whore other sites have become. Servers cost money, the bandwidth this place costs money (and it uses a LOT). It's not a simple as have people click a few ads, and bam, a nice new cluster! Your concerns are valid, but you make it sound like it's a piece of cake to put right, when in a little place called reality it's far from it.
 

dotdotdot

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When the site gets hosted on Dual Core PowerMac G5s with 3 GHz with 8 GB RAM, then the site will be faster.
 

36183

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how about you guys charge for people to have avatars? better than being forced to have 500!!! posts.
 

Sun Baked

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dotdotdot said:
When the site gets hosted on Dual Core PowerMac G5s with 3 GHz with 8 GB RAM, then the site will be faster.
That would really be a couple/few dual core AMD Opteron Servers...

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And bobx2001 don't click on the Google ads to help out, Google is starting to go after sites for click-fraud.
 

ham_man

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Holy smokes that is alot of people!!!

Hopefully MR can get a new cluster of one or two hundred new Xserves... :p
 

36183

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
Maybe some anti-lurker measures should be considered :)
forcing members to sing up will just mean people stop visiting. or a huge number of idle account will be made. these forums have some great disucssions that people should be allowed to read without singing up.
 

arn

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There was an apache problem earlier today.

things should be smoother now.

arn
 

36183

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edesignuk said:
Yup, maybe. Perhaps disabling their ability to use the search. Registered users only. Searching puts a huge load on the server.
give people good reason to sing up, dont force them. that is what seperates MR form spymac.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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bobx2001 said:
forcing members to sing up will just mean people stop visiting. or a huge number of idle account will be made. these forums have some great disucssions that people should be allowed to read without singing up.
Didn't mean to exclude them totally, but to cut them off from some features, like edesignuk suggested with the search-function and/or maybe limit/cut off their access to certain forums...
 

rainman::|:|

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thanks for updating us arn, i did have a lot of connectivity probs earlier today. must say i do like the idea of limiting the search to reg users only... for whatever my vote counts :)
 

36183

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or how about free weekly mac os x tips emailed to all MR members. that would make me want to sign up if i was not a member.
 

arn

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a little more info...

Apache was running very slowly earlier today when I posted the link into the Mac OS X forums. The load wasn't actually very high on the server at the time. I think I narrowed down the problem to an oversized log file.

After that, I had to restart apache... and it caused some connection issues on the forum.

Right now, everything seems to be running smoothly with >1000 people on the forums. Let me notice if you have more problems... but for now, I think we're ok.

arn
 

Blue Velvet

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bobx2001 said:
or how about free weekly mac os x tips emailed to all MR members. that would make me want to sign up if i was not a member.
I don't think so. :rolleyes:

How about contributing because it's a great site and you want to see it get even better?

Honestly, I'll be really interested when the contributor scheme is resurrected, just exactly how many people who said they were going to pay up actually do...
 

edesignuk

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
Didn't mean to exclude them totally, but to cut them off from some features, like edesignuk suggested with the search-function and/or maybe limit/cut off their access to certain forums...
Exactly. Still full access to browse the forums, just disable the search. I've seen quite a few other sites do it. Arguably searches put the heaviest load on forum software & their servers. Stop all the passers by from searching *could* help significantly, whilst at the same time allowing them full access to browse everything.