Slow response, site time outs

Have a problem with the forum? get support here!
User avatar
Mr. X
Millenium Member
Millenium Member
Posts: 4075
Joined: 9 years ago
Has thanked: 336 times
Been thanked: 257 times

Slow response, site time outs

Post by Mr. X »

I've been getting slow response and the site timing out at various times. Click a link and it sits for long periods then times out. I don't have net issues with other sites.
User avatar
Damselbinder
Stories Mod
Stories Mod
Posts: 1112
Joined: 7 years ago
Has thanked: 83 times
Been thanked: 189 times
Great Britain

Re: Slow response, site time outs

Post by Damselbinder »

Me too. And it varies by subforum.
A full list of my stories can be found here, with summaries to boot: viewtopic.php?f=70&t=32027
Visitor
Millenium Member
Millenium Member
Posts: 1043
Joined: 12 years ago
Been thanked: 25 times

Re: Slow response, site time outs

Post by Visitor »

It can vary by topic in a forum.

I had a post I made appear while my computer still showed it as loading. I only found out much later.
User avatar
Mr. X
Millenium Member
Millenium Member
Posts: 4075
Joined: 9 years ago
Has thanked: 336 times
Been thanked: 257 times

Re: Slow response, site time outs

Post by Mr. X »

Shevek's latest response on Batgirl in the top topics is a good example. Maybe he posted then edited or removed and reposted and it messed things up? But I've had over the last few days times that the whole site just times out.
User avatar
tallyho
Ambassador
Ambassador
Posts: 6175
Joined: 10 years ago
Location: Land of No Hope and Past Glories
Has thanked: 293 times
Been thanked: 381 times
Wales

Re: Slow response, site time outs

Post by tallyho »

OK guys, I have the tech understanding of a small potato, so it will be the boss looking at this.
I will report the posts as a quick means of flagging it up to him

BUT when you get this issues can you (this is a GENERIC List not specific to this current problem.)
A) Say what DEVICE you were on - mobile/cell, tablet laptop etc. If a cell phone then was it Android or iPhone etc
B) Say when it first started for you
C) Say how many times it's happened to you
D) Give an idea of the TIME it happened or how long it lasted
E) Give any details of what part of the forum you were in or were trying to access or what particular post it was that you couldn't see
F) List any other info you think might be relevant

I've just tried to list things that may help (knowing the when and how long might help see if it coincided with a patch or other technical change to the forum etc). If you can give any specs of what you were using all well and good.

Right if you lads get a warning message or something saying I've reported your post, don't fret as I say it's just a quick means of flagging it up with the boss


As Mr, X just did above if you can give a specific example of what you were up to when you had the problem that might help
How strange are the ways of the gods ...........and how cruel.

I am here to help one and all enjoy this site, so if you have any questions or feel you are being trolled please contact me (Hit the 'CONTACT' little speech bubble below my Avatar).
User avatar
Damselbinder
Stories Mod
Stories Mod
Posts: 1112
Joined: 7 years ago
Has thanked: 83 times
Been thanked: 189 times
Great Britain

Re: Slow response, site time outs

Post by Damselbinder »

Using a laptop. Browser: chrome. First started about three hours ago. It has happened every time I have tried to access the cosplay lounge, and has made it completely inaccessible.
A full list of my stories can be found here, with summaries to boot: viewtopic.php?f=70&t=32027
User avatar
Mr. X
Millenium Member
Millenium Member
Posts: 4075
Joined: 9 years ago
Has thanked: 336 times
Been thanked: 257 times

Re: Slow response, site time outs

Post by Mr. X »

A) My PC running win10 over cable internet. Firefox
B) About last Monday or so.
C) Every day, multiple times. Depends on the forum topic.
D) Sporadic.
E) If I click on "Maria Menounos dressed as Batgirl to honor Burt Ward" in the recent topic area I get the hang then no topic found but if I go to the forum there is a post.
User avatar
tallyho
Ambassador
Ambassador
Posts: 6175
Joined: 10 years ago
Location: Land of No Hope and Past Glories
Has thanked: 293 times
Been thanked: 381 times
Wales

Re: Slow response, site time outs

Post by tallyho »

Thanks chaps
How strange are the ways of the gods ...........and how cruel.

I am here to help one and all enjoy this site, so if you have any questions or feel you are being trolled please contact me (Hit the 'CONTACT' little speech bubble below my Avatar).
Visitor
Millenium Member
Millenium Member
Posts: 1043
Joined: 12 years ago
Been thanked: 25 times

Re: Slow response, site time outs

Post by Visitor »

Both laptop and desktop computers using Safari for OS 10 and 11.
For several weeks at different times of the day.

Always internet Babes topic.
A video speaks to The Flash is insufferably inconsistent topic about 9 AM MST on Friday.
User avatar
Mr. X
Millenium Member
Millenium Member
Posts: 4075
Joined: 9 years ago
Has thanked: 336 times
Been thanked: 257 times

Re: Slow response, site time outs

Post by Mr. X »

I did notice that my AVG is blocking an analytics tracker on this site. Might be related.
ivandobsky
Sargeant 1st Class
Sargeant 1st Class
Posts: 204
Joined: 8 years ago
Has thanked: 135 times
Been thanked: 21 times
Great Britain

Re: Slow response, site time outs

Post by ivandobsky »

This link to the latest post in one thread I found, available under "recent topics" on the front page, fails to load.
viewtopic.php?p=191292#p191292

However, loading the thread itself loads, showing the most recent post at the end OK.
viewtopic.php?p=184330#p184330
User avatar
Mr. X
Millenium Member
Millenium Member
Posts: 4075
Joined: 9 years ago
Has thanked: 336 times
Been thanked: 257 times

Re: Slow response, site time outs

Post by Mr. X »

ivandobsky wrote: 2 months ago This link to the latest post in one thread I found, available under "recent topics" on the front page, fails to load.
viewtopic.php?p=191292#p191292

However, loading the thread itself loads, showing the most recent post at the end OK.
viewtopic.php?p=184330#p184330
Yup that's the same issue I have.
User avatar
MightyHypnotic
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5898
Joined: 17 years ago
Has thanked: 145 times
Been thanked: 89 times
United States of America

Re: Slow response, site time outs

Post by MightyHypnotic »

The issue is with the massive size of the database. It's been growing for 14 years.

I am going to try to make some repairs and see if I can get things to flow again.

The last couple of months I have been transitioning at my work along with a couple of work trips. That is all subsiding in Oct and then the plan is to cut over to new forum software, since I will be around to support the upgrade.

Soooo bear with what you can in the meantime but it will change soon.
User avatar
MightyHypnotic
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 5898
Joined: 17 years ago
Has thanked: 145 times
Been thanked: 89 times
United States of America

Re: Slow response, site time outs

Post by MightyHypnotic »

17 years! Not 14 :)

Anyway, feel free to report other slow links here.

FYI the blog has been backed up and removed. The new software has that capability already built in.
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 5 guests