12-18-2008, 01:21 AM #1
More Forum Slowness Questions
I'm just going to post this question here and send a Mod Alert--
Some of us were wondering if there are specific things we can do to decrease the strain placed on the server. Does it help if we disable email alerting or clear out our PM boxes? I was wondering if any Admin or Mod could let us know anything we can do to increase the speed and accessibility of the site ??
I didn't know where to put this-- but I thought this could be okay since it relates to the in's and out's of being on websleuths ;-)
12-18-2008, 01:25 AM #2
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12-18-2008, 01:50 AM #5Former Member
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I suspect that the WS server does both, only because I am a night-owl and noticed that the server often lags nightly around 1:00 a.m. EST.
Coincidentally, around 1:00 a.m. EST is when I receive WS 'subscription thread' digest email updates. I also receive ongoing, "You have an WS PM message," through-out the day.
I really don't need to receive them and I don't want the server to have a hissy-fit, so I went to:
* My User CP,
* then to Private Messages,
* then on the left-hand menu I chose 'Options'.
* In Options I turned off settings to subscribe to threads, to receive updates and to receive email updates about WS PM's.
Not sure if that is useful, and I hope ****** will advise, but I figure I use enough bandwidth around here that I will do what I can to make the server 'greener' and conserve.
JB - pls delete if you only want ****** input. TY!
Last edited by ThoughtElf; 12-18-2008 at 01:53 AM. Reason: Added note
12-18-2008, 02:38 AM #6
we had to unsubscribe to threads for awhile earlier this year. but I thought a lot of that was changed. we used to get those updates in our mailboxes more often IIRC, but now they only come in batches.
12-18-2008, 03:20 AM #7
I'm sometimes on this site at 2AM CT and the site crawls - ABSOLUTELY crawls. It can take forever just to go to the next page in a thread or to post a message. What's up with that? It's horrible and keeps me up much longer than I should be.
How can we fix that problem?
I also don't need to get notices up thread updates, PMs, and other such stuff, so I'm going to turn it all off. In fact, I had no idea I was getting them until I opened the e-mailbox I registered with and found about 10 pages worth of them in there!!!
Thanks for you help.
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12-18-2008, 03:25 AM #8Former Member
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12-18-2008, 03:41 AM #9Former Member
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I think unsubscribing to threads with those email notifications will help. Certainly won't hurt.
Don't constantly refresh the page.
The forum is backed up about 2 AM ish pacific time and there will be a slow period but it should only last for a few minutes and it's not quite the same as when the server is just too busy.
The dreaded 'server too busy' <shudders>
You can always go to the chat room! That's where quite a few congregate on those busy traffic days. It's an excellent way to follow breaking news.
12-18-2008, 11:27 AM #10
One thing. Sometimes, when you try to post it just keeps "loading". But you can navihgate the rest of the forum. Just posting is delayed.
WHEN THIS HAPPENS JUST WAIT BECAUSE THAT IS HOW WE KEEP GETTING TRIPLE POSTS.
We all keep trying to repost. The posts are kind of in a queue and they will post in a few. The way i tell if this is happening is by scanning the index and looking when the latest posts were. If they were more than 2 minutes, I know we are in a bit of a delay, because 2 minutes never goes by without a new post posting.
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