MacRumors struggling under the load?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by OttawaGuy, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. OttawaGuy macrumors 6502a

    OttawaGuy

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    I'm experiencing slow load times and incomplete views of the forum.

    Any one else experiencing this? I understand today will be crazy.

    Good luck.

    Cheers.
     
  2. gusapple macrumors 6502a

    gusapple

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    I would say that my experience is much faster than usual. I have no idea, though.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    iOS 4 is getting released today, that should explain it plus iPhone 4 hype is also going on
     
  4. rhett7660 macrumors G4

    rhett7660

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    Yup seeing this too and I have a feeling what Hellhammer said is the reason! I am only expecting it to get worse as the day progresses along. Just noticed there were 11K+ on the board as I was typing this!
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    MR sluggish recently, including yesterday and today....
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Front page got sluggish under the load, but we should be good to go now after some adjustments. As noted, very heavy traffic today with iOS 4 excitement.
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Is it really worth the excitement, just download it and get on with your day.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    OK, who hit the brakes? This has been going on for the past hour, but this happens WAY too frequently these days, iPhone releases or not. (Naturally, I expect all will return to normal by the time I can get this to finally post!)

    • Forum Spy won't load at all.
      1 spy busy.jpg
    • Database Errors.
      2 database.jpg
    • Threads take 3-10 minutes to load, if at all.
      3 threads won't load.jpg
    • Attachments take 3-10 to attach, if at all.
      4 attachment.jpg
    • And it's not just me:
      5 not just me.jpg

    Of course, all other sites load perfectly and resetting Safari doesn't help. What's going on?

    Edit: Now I see it was completely down for maintenance, but it appears that attachments still don't work.
     
  9. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I wonder what all the little kids did for the past 10 minutes since they could not argue about the iPhone.
     
  10. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    I went on craigslist and checked out cars :p
     
  11. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    If you were 15 and had 10 minutes to kill, what would you do? :D
     
  12. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Do you have to ask.:p
     
  13. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    it's probably one of those Mac viruses.. you know the ones. Can't recall the name of it, but it infected this one guy and....
    :D
     
  14. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816

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    :eek:
     
  15. celticpride678

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    Apparently it was because of the iPhone 4 arriving early thread..but I'd like an admin/mod note on it.
     
  16. arn macrumors god

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Ya the iPhone arriving Early thread was linked from a lot of sites. Normally not a huge problem but had 5 images embedded in it. Out attachment server crapped out which lagged page loads. So for now only registered users can view attachments

    arn
     
  17. celticpride678

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    OK, thanks for the note arn.
     
  18. Peace macrumors Core

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    There's been a few hiccups but all in all MR has held up well considering .

    Has there been a new record set yet ?
     
  19. celticpride678

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    Nope, still at August 28th, 2008. But we're only 7,000 people away from breaking it!
     
  20. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    We didn't break the "simultaneous users online" record, which was set in 2008 when the iPhone Girl story went global and appeared on the front page of Yahoo, but we did break a number of daily records.

    As an example, we had over 43,000 posts in the forums yesterday, obliterating the previous record set during WWDC 2009 by 36%.
     
  21. Hellhammer Moderator

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    That's a lot posts to moderate :eek: Good job though, haven't had any issues and been online almost all the time when I've been awake :cool: Keep it going!
     
  22. celticpride678

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    That's a lot of posts for 24 hours!

    This thread alone has over 12,500 posts!
     
  23. spinnerlys Guest

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    Has anybody had to re-login several times the last few days?

    Even though my internet connection hasn't been disabled (only every 24 hours) and my browser not restarted or reset, I had to login several times the past few days to make posts.

    Just to add, I checked the REMEMBER ME checkbox, again and again.

    So I had to re-login twice in less than half an hour as it seems.
     
  24. celticpride678

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    Nope, hasn't happened to me. Try clearing browser files?
     

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