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Old 08-13-06, 08:38 PM   #1
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Forum broken for anyone else?

Hey fluked out on trying to post, let alone navigate the forum.

Less than 50 viewing the roadie forum? 22 on the mtn bike forum? Clearly others are having trouble too.

Wassup?
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Old 08-13-06, 10:16 PM   #2
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It is a problem with this site and it seems like it happens frequently.
It's a bit old and I wish they would get it together..
I once quit coming to this site for several months because of this very same thing.

I really don't think it's because of too many people online at one time either.
There were 529 people online and it was still geeked up.

I visit an automotive forum with more users and they hardly ever have problems like this and I've been a member there for quite a few years.
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Old 08-14-06, 08:23 AM   #3
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This is the best cycling forum around, even with the occasional slow downs imo.

Not complaining, just wondering if there was a reason and a possible eta to a fix? But its fine this morning so its all good.
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Old 08-14-06, 08:55 AM   #4
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I agree. Posts are taking a LONG time to come up...especially the "View New Posts" link.
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I agree. Posts are taking a LONG time to come up...especially the "View New Posts" link.
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I agree. Posts are taking a LONG time to come up...especially the "View New Posts" link.
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Old 08-14-06, 09:20 AM   #7
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EXTREMELY long response times, frequent time-outs. VERY frustrating.

Another forum I belong to had the same problem, and set up a mirror image just for searches. There was an immediate order-of-magnitude performance improvement. Searches use lots of resources.
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and it seems there is a dup post problem too
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Old 08-14-06, 11:16 AM   #9
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Shoot, I'm having a tough time even getting on the forum the last couple of days!
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I just turned forum searching off until we can figure this out. It looks like a dedicated server for the search function will be in the plans.
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I just turned forum searching off until we can figure this out. It looks like a dedicated server for the search function will be in the plans.
Joe, the performance improved dramatically (for me, anyway) after you disabled the search function.
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I visit an automotive forum with more users and they hardly ever have problems like this and I've been a member there for quite a few years.
more money in the auto industry = more sponsor $

more users (i know some of the auto forums have tens of thousands) = more money from google ads

= more servers



i also notice that you don't have a red star....


i know that i don't have one either, but then again, i'm not complaining...
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Old 08-15-06, 04:41 AM   #13
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I noticed that at the moment there are 141 members, and 597 guests online; this seems a rather disproportionate number of guests to members. Might it help to disable searches for guests only? Or even disable guests temporarily, so that members could still search for new posts? Just a suggestion…

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Old 08-15-06, 05:37 AM   #14
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I believe there's a cut-off point after which new guests cannot view the Forums (but members still can). From what I hear (from Joe), the amount of posts we have in the BF database is apparently too much for full text searches with the current hardware.

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…so, disable full-text searches, but still allow searches on new posts (I'm not familiar with the details, but I would have thought "new post" searches would have been based on the state of a flag or bit, rather than on anything which needed a string search). Disabling searches on new posts makes the forum very nearly useless.

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There has to be a way to tune the database and/or application to allow searching, but at a lower priority.

That way searching will work, but only using "spare" cycles (no pun intended).

If it's a linux/unix based system, and a separate indentifiable process manages searches, then you can lower the priority on that process (which will affect all children of it too).
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