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Offline eddie

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Forum on a 'go slow'
« on: 27 Oct 2017 at 09:09 »
What's happened to the forum? For the last 2 days, here in the UK, it has taken about 20 seconds to load up or change pages. All other websites seem to be running at their normal speed.

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Re: Forum on a 'go slow'
« Reply #1 on: 27 Oct 2017 at 15:22 »
Hi Eddie
I agree and I think you are doing well if it is only taking 20 seconds. I thought I had a problem with my computer.
Chris.

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Re: Forum on a 'go slow'
« Reply #2 on: 27 Oct 2017 at 18:53 »
Experiencing the same here in the USA. Both with Firefox and IE browsers.

-Doug

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Re: Forum on a 'go slow'
« Reply #3 on: 28 Oct 2017 at 01:19 »
Same here - in fact it won't even load up from my "favourites" bookmarks at all, I got into it via a google search and took ages to load up

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Re: Forum on a 'go slow'
« Reply #4 on: 28 Oct 2017 at 13:48 »
Hi all same here in Durham uk very very slow .Ken Rogers

Offline Domas

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Re: Forum on a 'go slow'
« Reply #5 on: 28 Oct 2017 at 14:56 »
Me too in German Democratic Republic. :lol:

Offline shuswapkev

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Re: Forum on a 'go slow'
« Reply #6 on: 29 Oct 2017 at 05:11 »
must be something the government has done...
20 seconds...???  we never get anything that fast in oz...

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Re: Forum on a 'go slow'
« Reply #7 on: 29 Oct 2017 at 10:31 »
Sunday morning and still doing it.
I blame Brexit.....

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Re: Forum on a 'go slow'
« Reply #8 on: 29 Oct 2017 at 15:19 »
Before or after breakfast mine still won't do it !!!

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Re: Forum on a 'go slow'
« Reply #9 on: 30 Oct 2017 at 02:06 »
Thanks to everyone for reporting this issue.

We're having a bit of trouble tracking this problem down as the usual suspects like network congestion and server overload, seem to be OK.

At this stage, it looks like something deeper in the forum software itself may be the cause, yet no changes have been made in that area since early August.

The hosting company in the USA is assisting and we'll keep trying things until the problem is located.

My apologies to all for this slowness.

Dave

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Re: Forum on a 'go slow'
« Reply #10 on: 30 Oct 2017 at 08:10 »
Hi Dave,
             Thanks for the update - it's most appreciated.

  Regards,
                Eddie.

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Re: Forum on a 'go slow'
« Reply #11 on: 30 Oct 2017 at 08:49 »
Hi Dave,

You need a bigger hammer.

Keep up the good work.

Thanks
Peter

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Re: Forum on a 'go slow'
« Reply #12 on: 30 Oct 2017 at 15:51 »
 I think the right button has been pressed, All seems to be back to normal.
Regards
              Martin

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Re: Forum on a 'go slow'
« Reply #13 on: 30 Oct 2017 at 16:06 »
Indeed! Instantaneous access now. Many thanks Dave.
Chris.

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Re: Forum on a 'go slow'
« Reply #14 on: 30 Oct 2017 at 17:39 »
Thanks for the updates and glad to hear things seem normal again.
Some offending lines of code have been removed and we are looking for any other possible issues.
I'm still experiencing intermittent timeouts where pages don't load successfully. However this may be a local issue with my ISP or the network rather than the site itself.

Advertising has been turned off for a while in case that was contributing to the slowness.
If persistent slow response times return to your location, please post back again.
The site may be a little slower than normal during the next 2-3 hours as a major backup is running.

Dave

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Re: Forum on a 'go slow'
« Reply #15 on: 03 Nov 2017 at 05:54 »
If anyone is still experiencing persistent delays, please let us know.
Response times seem to be quite good and have stabilised over the last couple of days.

To eliminate any remnants of old code that may cause problems in the future, we are planning a complete site rebuild in 2-3 months time.
There will be no visible changes or changed functionality, just a complete replacement of all software on the server.

The site will need to be offline for 1-3 days for the rebuild and we will provide more details via a topic in 'Forum News' closer to the date.

Dave
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