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#1 Ikon

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 02:26

Is it me, or have the forums gotten really, re-al-ly  s l  o   w    w     w      w       w   just recently?


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#2 Kari2

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 02:37

You are not alone. It varies, and, right now it is very slow.



#3 Ikon

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 02:45

Yeah, I've run into this on IPboard-based forums in the past. It often turns out that the message/posts database needs clearing out and optimizing.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 09:34

I've been wondering if it's a problem with the server, Apache being ... slow. But if it's the MySQL server being overloaded that'd make sense too.

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#5 Mr_Russ

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 15:29

It's not just you, Ikon.



#6 agirlnamedbob

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 16:02

Yeah, last night was awful. I gave up on checking it because it was taking so long to load. 

 

Today seems better. I wasn't sure if it was something like that or if it was about to go down and they'd have to reach out to their hosting service again. 


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#7 khh

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 16:57

Today seems better. I wasn't sure if it was something like that or if it was about to go down and they'd have to reach out to their hosting service again.

It was down a while this morning with an SQL error.
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#8 Ikon

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 19:08

It was down a while this morning with an SQL error.

 

That would support the MySQL hypothesis a bit; not definitive, but a bit.


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#9 Kari2

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 20:03

Last evening (around midnight for most of you), the web page locked my Internet Explorer.  An SQL Server error message was displayed which looked like viral activity - although I haven't found a virus on my computers in more than 10 years. When I reset my browser, the same error message would be displayed when ever I tried to access the Forum. I assumed that something corrupted my servers and I restored Windows 8.1 (64) from an Acronis image. I needed to update the operating system and create a new image anyway.  I maintain Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 in my computer. 



#10 khh

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 20:21

The SQL Server error is a problem with the site, it's not a problem with your computer. It's something that happens if the backend SQL server doesn't answer the front end application server.
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#11 Kari2

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 20:48

The SQL Server error is a problem with the site, it's not a problem with your computer. It's something that happens if the backend SQL server doesn't answer the front end application server.

 

Windows has memory/reset issues. Turning the computer on an off would not reset Windows servers regarding the web page.  That is why I had to restore from an image.



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Posted 10 December 2015 - 20:48

I wonder if they're doing any PM on the server (or getting whoever's hosting it to)...?


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 20:50

I wonder if they're doing any PM on the server (or getting whoever's hosting it to)...?

 

The error message I received said that it was a Host issue.



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Posted 10 December 2015 - 20:52

The error message I received said that it was a Host issue.

True but if the machine is applying updates or whatever, that could take down MySQL temporarily, displaying an error from the web server side. Either way, I hope someone's looking into it


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#15 Tina

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 23:11

I know I've seen sporadic tweets from Ragnar/RTG about forum issues the last month or so. And again this morning. I also got the same error message once last evening, but only in one of maybe 10 tabs I opened at once, and it worked after a refresh of the page. It seems it got worse a bit later though (after I'd gone to bed).

Ps: I added "forum" to the title. Hope that's okay. I thought the thread was about game performance initially (I always browse from "new posts" which doesn't say the sub-forum) so I thought it would be good to have forum in there.
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#16 Ikon

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 23:16

Tina, if it's good for you, it's good for me.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 23:22

Forum is currently slow with the circular hourglass in evidence.



#18 Ikon

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 00:21

LOL, I just had the SQL error message for the past 30 min. or so. It's beginning to look more and more like a dB problem. I've seen this happen a number of times when a hard drive develops bad sectors or outright fails and once, but only once, when a SCSI RAID card failed. But who knows, it could be something else, like the dB drive getting filled up by log or cache files.


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Posted 11 December 2015 - 18:42

Well, since it's slooooooowwwww again, I popped on RTG's Twitter to see if there was any (new) info posted. It looks like they were Tweeting yesterday about the slowness specifically in relation to the issues they've had with their hosting service. 

 

I know very little about all of this stuff, but at least the team is aware and looking into the issue. 


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#20 Ragnar

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 20:32

Forum is currently slow with the circular hourglass in evidence.

 

We're going to switch our hosting service. Bluehost WAS great, but they've been having a lot of issues lately.


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