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Forum software was uograded today May-25 at 07:30
Thu 24-Jun-10
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Danny
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We are moving to a faster (hopefully) server at 17:30 today so the blog/forum will be out of action for an hour or so.

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Thu 24-Jun-10
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Good luck with the move, Danny.

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Thanks, Shereen. We moved another site earlier today to test the migration and caught one issue that was rapidly sorted.

Open again now at 19:15

The photos on the blog are not showing up plus one or two minor glitches behind the scenes but I think we are more or less back in business.

I wonder if we all will notice any improvement in the speed of the forum?

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Yep it is certainly faster Wave

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I'll let you know about speediness in a while, Danny;  it couldn't get much slower than it was earlier today...Yell

I'll try that again!

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Well now, having read all the red items and replied to some of them, I can see no increase in speed at all.  It could well be my laptop, you know how she takes a hissy fit now and then.  I'll report back in a day or so.

I'll try that again!

Thu 24-Jun-10
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I have to agree with both of you, Danuta and TA.

On the one hand, I see that the various admin panels for the sites are zipping along much faster. But when I reopened the blog and forum, and was the only user on this new server, this forum still crawled at times and zipped along at other times.

I think there is some significant design fault in this forum software. I have just revisited another forum that I used to admin in a past life and it is 20 times faster than this one.

Next step must be to (a) consult this forum's software authors and (b) consider vBulletin, which was my old forum software (pay for)

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It zipped along really fast when I posted the above. That was pleasing.

But I wonder why it can take between 5 and 10 seconds to open a thread. I guess I should record these subjective stats to present to the software authors but life is too short and Internet users' patience (and mine) is measured in milliseconds.

10 seconds is an absolute killer.

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Wave Well I can't say I notice any difference in the speed at all and now I don't have new posts flagged red.

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You are a speed reader, Danuta. RunAway

Yes, it is noticeably faster, I think, but the forum is just not fast enough yet.

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Danny said:

Yes, it is noticeably faster, I think, but the forum is just not fast enough yet.


Not for me, and I have updated, scanned, deleted history etc. and re-booted.  Now I'm told that there are three new posts since my last response but they are not in red so I'll just have to look at everything again¦Steam
 

I'll try that again!

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Ouch, TA. Sorry about that. Whistle

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Not your fault Danny boy. Big_Hug  Now then, I posted a reply that included a weird heading a little while ago, it has disappeared...where did it go??

I'll try that again!

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Did you send it via a tardis, TA?  Tardis

Ah, that'd be why, then ......

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Big_Laugh  Undoubtedly...

I'll try that again!

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