Site very slow lately

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Know when I post after I type the first few lines I have to type one letter at a time very slowly. Looks like Slowest is back:)
 

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Sure not seeing it on my end.
We DOUBLED the size of our primary servers last weekend to be ready for the full load of the season.
We have boatloads of unused overhead / excess capacity...
 

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Server Load Averages1.14 0.99 0.82 |
10,298 Users Online (2,265 members and 8,033 guests)

Server loads below a 3.00 should exhibit NO discernible reduction in operating speed.
And we aren't even close to that with only 10,000 people logged in right now
 

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I've noticed that it acts like locks up and I have to refresh it just to get the page to load, all too often. Not so much today but the last week or so was ridiculous.
 

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Maybe its you.?..LOL
It could be.

It could be my firewall anti bullshet ware.
If that is the case, that means this site has way more bullshet than any other site that I frequent because this is the ONLY site giving me grief.

When you look around here & see the overabundance of intrusive ads, it's obvious that there is far more data being shoved up our azz than we desire.
 

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Here is the hardcore proof of site speed and server LOADS for the last 2 weeks.

We are FLYING with tons of free capacity.!!

You can clearly see about 10 days ago when we rolled into the more powerful winter servers and load levels dropped hard.

Right now we are running around 30% capacity.
The servers aren't even WARM at that load.


PRIMARY FORUM SERVER



PRIMARY DATABASE SERVER
 
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I've noticed that it acts like locks up and I have to refresh it just to get the page to load, all too often. Not so much today but the last week or so was ridiculous.
So based on our MINUTE BY MINUTE server tracking, I think I can honestly say its NOT coming from our servers.

As you can see from the tracking graphs, they simply are NOT being loaded up at all.

10 days ago you could have made that argument when we were bouncing up against the 80% load line, at that point some members WILL start seeing slowdowns.

But when the average load is in the 30% range, the servers are just cruising along.
 

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It could be.

It could be my firewall anti bullshet ware.
If that is the case, that means this site has way more bullshet than any other site that I frequent because this is the ONLY site giving me grief.

When you look around here & see the overabundance of intrusive ads, it's obvious that there is far more data being shoved up our azz than we desire.
Turn the Ads Off then.
Thats will hugely impact your over-all experience.
 

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Server Load Averages1.14 0.99 0.82 |
10,298 Users Online (2,265 members and 8,033 guests)

Server loads below a 3.00 should exhibit NO discernible reduction in operating speed.
And we aren't even close to that with only 10,000 people logged in right now
2265 members 8033 guests. Is that 2265 paying members and 8033 non paying members??????? If so. Doesn't that tell you something??????? And yes, everything that the others are saying holds true for me also. Have to type very slow. Even slower than I normally type. Have to refresh constantly to get to continue scrolling down while reading threads.
 

skidoorulz

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Turn the Ads Off then.
Thats will hugely impact your over-all experience.
But he would have to pay ransom money to do that! Pay, pay, pay. I heard that Harris is looking at adding a log on charge also. Just give them a credit card number and they will auto bill it. Any truth to that?
 

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Tried killing a bit of time on SW from work today. Suicide would be more fun! Extremely painful / cumbersome / slow and problematic! It would not load threads once selected. You had to refresh every choice about a dozen times to get anything but a blank screen. Ended up X'ing out and re-logging on a few different times just to get a thread to come up. PC w/ Internet Explorer. And it was not a firewall issue as that software / screen / warning never showed up.

It seems to be excellent now on my Mac at home running Safari. FWIW
 

christopher

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Tried killing a bit of time on SW from work today. Suicide would be more fun! Extremely painful / cumbersome / slow and problematic! It would not load threads once selected. You had to refresh every choice about a dozen times to get anything but a blank screen. Ended up X'ing out and re-logging on a few different times just to get a thread to come up. PC w/ Internet Explorer. And it was not a firewall issue as that software / screen / warning never showed up.

It seems to be excellent now on my Mac at home running Safari. FWIW
Which browser were you running when it was killing you?
 
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