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    Default Board Slow Down

    During and after the playoff game the board crawls to almost a stop. Around 400 people should not slow down a forum this bad, we must have crappy servers or something.

    I've been on forums with 4000+ people at one time with no slow downs.

    Only about a 100 of the 400+ are members, so why not limit the board to members only during high traffic times?
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    Default Re: Board Slow Down

    Oy! This should go over well. I'm pretty sure we've all seen the way Abel reacts whenever someone complains about the servers and bandwidth he offers completely free of charge to anyone but himself not being good enough...

    Allow me to take this opportunity to once again thank Abel for making this place possible and the admins who keep it running. A true labor of love.

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    Default Re: Board Slow Down

    Is this an offer to pay for a superior server?

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    Default Re: Board Slow Down

    My intention was not to offend, travmil seems to have handled that.

    This is feedback, right? I though I asked a legit question, my apologies.

    I'll ask again, why not limit to members only during high traffic times? I was amusing that would help, maybe not?
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    Default Re: Board Slow Down

    It might, though you'll still get traffic from the guest as long as they're here, even if all they see is 'you must be logged in'.

    And sometimes they just create an account to log in with when that happens.

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    Default Re: Board Slow Down

    yep, crappy server, main problem.

    Dual Xeon 2.4 8 gb ecc fb ddr

    problem aint the number of users, it has to do with tweaks that need to be made, and most importantly with 2-300 people refreshing the page every 2 seconds and making posts all the time, gamethreads are not a normal serverusage thing, they are a server/apache killer.

    (just count the number of times that all those pictures in the avatars, clips, frames and backgrounds get loaded if 200 people refresh every 20 seconds (that is 600 pageloads per minute, or 36 thousand per hour without anyone posting).

    these are complete pageloads, not just partial or frame loads, but complete loads. which is the same as 600 new hits per minute, now add to that the number of posts made, and u will see there is a serious load.

    Now i personally stopped caring what anybody thinks here, if you can do better, or can pay for better, don't let me stop you, but somewhere over the summer, when things are nice and quiet, i will shut the site down a day or so, and set things up anew and proper, load all the databases and tweak mysql and if i can afford it up the ram to 32 gb and say some prayers
    You will still have to account for the fact there will latency due to the server's location and that some people will think that having the site in 3 browsers open is faster as well that there are some people who simply have a continuous refresh script running.

    In all, no apologies for the crappy server, it is free; as far as 4000 ppl. there are very very very few forums with that many people on at the same time, the ones i know are multiserver hosted affairs with for instance 4 webservers and 2 database servers

    as far as a single server goes, the punishment it takes here, it does well.
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    Default Re: Board Slow Down

    Hey abel thanks for the service. You are an important reason why this is the best sports forum on the internet.

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