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« on: 25/06/2007 10:00:39 »
Sorry about the site problems last night, we got featured on digg, and the default server settings were not very well set up for it. Hopefully we will manage better next time.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 25/06/2007 11:08:55 »
Not good if the moment we get some publicity, the first experience this rush of new blood has is negative (but I realise that is something that if it was not anticipated, would have been difficult to avoid).
 

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« Reply #2 on: 25/06/2007 11:32:50 »
Well, no. Obviously not good.
Unfortunately high traffic is quite a difficult thing to test. I'm sure bright ideas for testing the new set up would be welcomed... if we can avoid a repeat of last night I for one would be much pleased (why do these things always happen in the middle of the night?)
 

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« Reply #3 on: 25/06/2007 11:51:23 »
The only way of really stress testing for high volume (aside from having thousands of people do it) is by using automated scripts to try and simulate lots of user access - but it will never be exactly the same as the real thing, and you have to try and be a bit clever even to get close to what real users are likely to be doing.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 25/06/2007 14:37:50 »
Yes, sorry, a large part of the problem was that I made unwarrented assumptions about how well apache had been configured by our hosts. I have since been looking into detecting when it happens again and using other servers to host parts of the data to share the load.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 26/06/2007 09:14:53 »
Why is the forum clock 1 hour fast? Not a big problem, but at times my small brain does get confused.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 26/06/2007 09:57:04 »
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It seems fine to me , right on schedual! Are you sure your clock is not off!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 26/06/2007 09:59:10 »
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Why is the forum clock 1 hour fast? Not a big problem, but at times my small brain does get confused.

I like it this way - it's in time with me!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 26/06/2007 10:10:03 »
LOL is it really off it is always 8 hrs ahead of me.ooooh, it is off 1 hour.. it is 9 hours ahead of me! Whoops!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 26/06/2007 10:44:55 »
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Automatic DST?
 

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« Reply #10 on: 26/06/2007 11:51:33 »
Why is the forum clock 1 hour fast? Not a big problem, but at times my small brain does get confused.

That's because you've set your time on the forum to GMT and we're now on BST - 1 hour backwards. When we put the clocks back it'll be right again. In the meantime you can set your time to GMT-1.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 27/06/2007 09:00:14 »
The site still appears to me to be very flaky - sometimes I get in, sometimes I do not.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 27/06/2007 09:04:15 »
The site still appears to me to be very flaky - sometimes I get in, sometimes I do not.

Same with me.
And when I cannot get connected...it's pure panic!
Talking about NKSforum addiction!

 ;D
 

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« Reply #13 on: 27/06/2007 09:06:11 »
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The site still appears to me to be very flaky - sometimes I get in, sometimes I do not.

Same with me.
And when I cannot get connected...it's pure panic!
Talking about NKSforum addiction!

 ;D

Me too! It was a worrying experience this morning, I can tell you!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 27/06/2007 09:06:55 »
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The site still appears to me to be very flaky - sometimes I get in, sometimes I do not.


Same with me.
And when I cannot get connected...it's pure panic!
Talking about NKSforum addiction!

 ;D

Me too! It was a worrying experience this morning, I can tell you!

We should see a doctor!
 ;)
 

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« Reply #15 on: 27/06/2007 09:41:31 »
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Yes we should!!! I was trying every avenue of entry I could think of..LOL My cell phone.. my sons computer, Dial up AOL! LOL and back to my highspeed again.. I was desperate...LOL
 

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« Reply #16 on: 27/06/2007 09:43:27 »
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BY the way it was from 9:32ish my pm until almost 12:30 my am.. I was very disappointed... But I seen Lots of cool picture of crater lake and fell asleep for 40 minutes which was good.!
 

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« Reply #17 on: 27/06/2007 09:57:39 »
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Crazy Karen,

you need a server brakedown to relax a bit!

ikod  :D
 

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« Reply #18 on: 27/06/2007 10:11:51 »
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I relaxed myself to sleep now I am wide awake! LOL Don't even think about it!
 

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« Reply #19 on: 27/06/2007 13:32:47 »
When I went into "Search Site" on the home page, my search request came up with several pages of answers. The first page was fine, but when I pushed "next" or "2", then the search string became "Search Site" and I got a number of pages telling me about all the pages with "search" and "site" on them. Not so interesting!
 

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« Reply #20 on: 27/06/2007 15:09:45 »
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The site still appears to me to be very flaky - sometimes I get in, sometimes I do not.


Same with me.
And when I cannot get connected...it's pure panic!
Talking about NKSforum addiction!

 ;D

Me too! It was a worrying experience this morning, I can tell you!

We should see a doctor!
 ;)

Did someone call?  :D
 

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« Reply #21 on: 27/06/2007 18:46:50 »
LOL LOL....Good day Doc, how are you doing this fine day? I slept all night!

Hey Stuart I have had the search do that also.'I have found I have to go to the section I think my post was in that I am looking for then type in the words I remember from the posts,ie subject etc.. then hit search, otherwise it doesn't search in the right places and it comes up with weird things like that!
 

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« Reply #22 on: 27/06/2007 22:22:36 »
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Good evening, Karen (& everyone else). I am very well, thank you, & I trust you are also  [:X]
 

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« Reply #23 on: 27/06/2007 22:27:07 »
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Feeling ok ...glad you are well doc. thanks..
 

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