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Thread: Forums slow...or is it just me?

  1. #1
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2001
    Location: 210x200x64

    Forums slow...or is it just me?

    For the last few days things have not been quite right. Pages load fine but getting into PM's and sending same have been taking a long time....like 45+ seconds for the last one. Replying to threads is causing similar behavior.

    I run Firefox.

  2. #2
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2003
    Location: Cambridgeshire UK
    It's been the same for me with Chrome. Sometimes there are several minutes delay between hitting Submit and the post appearing. It's not always the case, but it's often enough to be worrying.

  3. #3
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2007
    Location: free koki
    Same, it's been the case on and off for me for a long time now. Firefox 3.5.9 here, on my home desktop, getting similar behaviour at work with Firefox 3.somethingelse.

  4. #4
    Member
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Black Squadron
    I've just restarted the web and database services as the server was maxing out the available RAM. That should make it a little quicker

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2001
    Location: 210x200x64
    Testing 1, 2, 3, testing 1, 2, 3...


    Oh yes..MUCH better.

  6. #6
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2001
    Sly, you're just slow dear. ~_^

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2007
    Location: free koki
    Yup, it's now going pretty smooth on my rig too. Cheers David!

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2003
    Location: Cambridgeshire UK
    It's happening again - intermittent.

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2002
    It is slow. I can't remember the forums behaving so phlecmatically a few years ago. Sometimes it takes ages to load, to post, sending PNs. I'm using Firefox. But it's the same with Opera.

    "Preview Post" takes about 1,5min.

    Edit: Posting this took more than 2 minutes.

  10. #10
    Previously Important
    Registered: Nov 1999
    Location: Caer Weasel, Uelekevu
    Honest to God, I used to be able to download porn over dial up faster than this. Everything, from posting replies and threads to the operation of the admin control panel is just frustratingly slow. Things that should take me a minute or two at the most are now taking more than ten of fifteen, and it just drives me insane.

  11. #11
    Administrator
    Registered: Oct 2000
    Location: Athens of the North
    Quote Originally Posted by Gingerbread Man View Post
    it just drives me insane.
    I thought that happened years ago...?

    Seriously, the biggest difference I've noticed is when the TTLG server was moved from an EU location to one in the US a year or so back. As I'm based in the UK I thought the delay was purely geographically related but given the general speed of server response since then it would appear that perhaps there are other factors involved.

  12. #12
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2001
    OK what now, it would be nice if it was permanently fixed, thats just a dream, isn't it.

    That took just a few seconds to edit, WTF.

  13. #13
    is Best Pony
    Registered: Nov 2002
    Location: Drowning in my Steam Library
    For me it's currently a lot faster than it was last week, but then a lot of US sites were loading very slowly for me at that time.

  14. #14
    Member
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Black Squadron
    I've just restarted stuff again, but it wasn't anywhere near maxing out the resources (still 25% RAM free), and it was pretty nippy for me anyway.

  15. #15
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2002
    Quote Originally Posted by Al_B View Post

    Seriously, the biggest difference I've noticed is when the TTLG server was moved from an EU location to one in the US a year or so back.
    That's what I thought

    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    ... and it was pretty nippy for me anyway.
    Right now it is pretty good.

  16. #16
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    I somehow thought it was just me having the ridiculous post/editing times lately.

    28 seconds to submit the last post I made, and that or worse seems to happen quite regularly these days.


    Edit: Only 3 seconds to submit this one, though!
    Edit 2: And about 25 seconds to save the edit.

  17. #17
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2003
    Location: Cambridgeshire UK
    Very slow again this morning - about 30 secs wait between submit and success.

  18. #18
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2001
    Location: Draggy the Dragons house
    yeh mine is like swimming through a vat full of treacle

  19. #19
    Member
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Black Squadron
    I will try and take a look in a little while, but I'm in a hotel and I'm not sure what level of suckage the wi-fi has, so I can't promise anything!

  20. #20
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2001
    Location: Draggy the Dragons house
    Seems to be fine now, back to normal.

  21. #21
    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: Yangon, Burma
    For future reference: the way I've noticed it, when it happens (not that often anymore), the post goes through relatively quickly -- if you clicked back to the thread mid-load & refreshed the page it'd be there -- just the success screen takes a while to come. So I've gotten into the habit of just counting to 5 or whatever it is, then clicking back mid-load and refreshing the page (after copying the post just in case). The post is usually there and it's better than waiting the whole time.

  22. #22
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2005
    Location: hehe lol
    Still slow as treacle, even at the university - definitely intermittent. Has anyone had a look at the server logs?

  23. #23
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2002
    Location: Freeland, WA
    Slow for me as well (has been for a while). Let us know if we can do anything to help, David!

  24. #24
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2003
    Location: Cambridgeshire UK
    At 7:12 BST this morning it took over 2 minutes for a preview to appear. The Submit didn't complete at all. I did a copy and pasted it in 10 minutes later - all went OK that time.

  25. #25
    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: 4 doors down, bad side of town
    Yeah the whole forum just completely shit itself around 4am EST. Didn't come back for about 15 minutes.

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