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Is TR slowing down?

By Oz_Media ·
Again, and I know today is Thursday but intermittently yesterday too, the site CRAWLS.

I open TR no problem, go to the Discussions forum no problem. My Discussions, Page Requested Cannot be found over and over again.

I was on my second post to a discussion and it won't post data without timing out.

All other sites fine, even Tech Q&A isn't TOO bad though lookups are slow.

Seems like some validation and look ups are really dragging ***.

A new post, no problem, but any sort of lookup seems to be the issue.

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I think there are 2 problems you're experiencing

by sMoRTy71 In reply to Is TR slowing down?

I think there are a couple of things going on.

1. We're having a clustering issue that has been crashing our community app under heavy loads. We are currently working with our vendor to resolve it. Fortunately for us (but not for you), each crash allows us to better diagnose the problem. We hope to have this resolved very soon.

2. You've got a ton of discussions! When you try to access the My Discussions and My TQ&A pages (and you have a ton of posts), it will be very slow. We're also looking into ways to get that page to be faster.

Thanks for pointing out these issues. We hope to resolve them soon.


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Who ME????

by Oz_Media In reply to I think there are 2 probl ...

ME I have a tonne of discussions? NOOOOOOOOO!
You're thinking of someone else, must be Jaqui! :)

I figured it was some sort of a clustering issue as you had discussed before, I didn't realize this was still an issue though.

What have you been doing all this time, playing solitaire?
You gotta spend less time 'CHATTING' to your internet buddies on TR and try to get some work done! ;-)

Thanks for the reply, I figured it COULDN'T be on my end as everything is running so fast for me now.

Oh well, I'll try to bite my tongue and fumble through it, thanks again!


It it helps at all, feel free to delete a couple of thousand of my posts.

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by house In reply to Who ME????

start with the "wench... suck balls and get me a beer" post


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I said nothing of the sort!

by Oz_Media In reply to Yeah

I said "fetching your beer and s****** your balls."


Don't you remember Gym class when one loser had to pick up all the balls and return them to the GYM bin?

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Now be fair

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I think there are 2 probl ...

With a site upgrade we can no longer un-subscribe from discussions so they just have to grow or we stop participating in any new discussions that have been opened.

Perhaps this could be something that is looked into allowing us to un-subscribe from now dead discussions.


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by Oz_Media In reply to Now be fair

I NEVER subscirbe to discussions, have no need to, my discussions does it for me.

It would be nice to clear old ones ou though. I figured some statute would be in place to keep their servers clean.

While it is nice as a service to track backin your posts, I don't give a damn what I said about Gates or Bush four years ago. That was FOUR years ago!

I don't even remember or care what I did last week, yet slone what I said in a discussion in 1999. Now I have a Prince song in my head!!

"Yeah, they say two thousand zero zero party over
Oops out of time
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999"

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OK but it is a problem now

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Colin

We used to be able to discontinue any discussions that we where no longer interested in like the one on Evolution which has long passed the 1,300 mark and most people are reduced to arguing over which of the white mice are observing us or not to find out the question for the Ultimate Answer which is 42.

Admittedly at least one person is taking it seriously but by this stage it is all done and dusted but I'm still getting notices about new postings 21 today I think and I'm really not interested at all any more. I even got a notice about a old discussion about someone facing 6 felony charges what should they do. Of course when I tried to open it I got the Page Unavailable message so I just deleted the notice and got on with my life. But even last night after posting the above message the thing fell over and I just couldn't get even the front page of TR to come up just that Bloody Page Unavailable screen I'm beginning to think that it is worse than Windows BSOD.

Col ]:)

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OOOOOh notices

by Oz_Media In reply to OK but it is a problem no ...

I hate the emails anyway, if I'monline I check My Discussions, ust like checking email.

As fo rsubscribing, that's when you get emails to let you know what's been changed right?

I didn't know you couldn't STOP those emails now! That WOULD be a bit of a bugger wouldn't it?!

I'd still like ot wipe out a few thousand old posts of mine and get the thing a running a little quicker though.

Mind you, it's as quick as can be today.

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Be Grateful OZ

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Is TR slowing down?

On Thursday here local time after about 3.00 PM I couldn't even get any form of page except "The Page you are looking for is unavailable!"

While I've been very busy yesterday and only arrived home after midnight Friday Night everything is up and running again.

But at 1.52 AM here there is still no Friday Yuk and I do need a good laugh right now as I've just had a few days from Hell which I'm getting the blame for and it all has absolutely nothing at all to do with me. A new Photocopier has carked it after 3 hours work but because I suggested that they buy this type of unit it is my fault that it has died and they where so nice to the guy from the company who sold it to them then came down on me like a ton of bricks for the problem!

I just sell .5 Million $ photocopiers all the time but because it has a network interface on it and is being used as a network printer it is my fault that it has a faulty main motor in it. I didn't even buy the thing only recommend that they get someone from this company to pay them a visit and then they paid that company a visit and decided on the unit that they wanted all I have done was to plug in a Cat 5 cable and install printer drivers on some workstations.

I just can not believe how nice they where to the tech from the seller and how the moment that he left it was all my fault, Well what can I say Official SCAPE GOAT nothing more and nothing less.

Col [:)

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