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Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
« Reply #60 on: September 03, 2013, 09:36:40 AM »
Yeah me too. It's gotten to be a pretty regular daily event. Every morning, I open several windows of different posts when I first get into work (around 7 am central) and then read them each at my leisure. Usually around 730ish, the site goes into "overload" mode which I discover if I hit any links (usually to go to the next page of a thread) so I just tab through all the windows I opened previously and then wait it out after that.

I was hoping that after the maintenance performed over this past weekend this would be remedied but no go.

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Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
« Reply #61 on: September 03, 2013, 10:17:55 AM »
Yeah me too. It's gotten to be a pretty regular daily event. Every morning, I open several windows of different posts when I first get into work (around 7 am central) and then read them each at my leisure. Usually around 730ish, the site goes into "overload" mode which I discover if I hit any links (usually to go to the next page of a thread) so I just tab through all the windows I opened previously and then wait it out after that.

I was hoping that after the maintenance performed over this past weekend this would be remedied but no go.
Lowspark, I do the same thing, with the same result. Maybe all of us 'read at work' folks are just overloading?

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Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
« Reply #62 on: September 03, 2013, 05:30:55 PM »
The problem is not hardware.  It wouldn't help to upgrade to more RAM/CPU because the server is well endowed as it is.   The problem is that SMF software apparently is not well equipped to efficiently handle very large forums unless optimized out the wazoo.  We've been working through a lengthy list of optimization suggestions and none of them are making significant changes.    Had I known SMF would spazz out at a certain forum size years after founding it, I would have started with vBulletin instead.  And we may still end up with a switch to vBulletin.   If you think you are frustrated with the morning slowdowns, try seeing it from my perspective.   

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Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
« Reply #63 on: September 03, 2013, 05:53:08 PM »
Dame, thank you so much for answering the why about why the board is slow in the mornings.  I also know that, if you decide to move the forum, I'm moving right with it. 




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Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
« Reply #64 on: September 03, 2013, 05:57:44 PM »
Dame, thank you so much for answering the why about why the board is slow in the mornings.  I also know that, if you decide to move the forum, I'm moving right with it.


It's not an issue of moving TO another forum but switching the mysql databases to work with another software.  I know people have switched from vBulletin and other forum software to SMF but I have not researched yet whether one can do the reverse.   But that is the last resort and we are not there yet. 

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Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
« Reply #65 on: September 04, 2013, 09:23:46 AM »
It's been blisteringly fast for me this morning during the normal slowdown time between 8:15 am EST and 9:00 am EST.   Cross fingers that this latest optimization works.

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Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
« Reply #66 on: September 04, 2013, 09:38:18 AM »
Me too! No downtime this morning!! Wheee!!

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Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
« Reply #67 on: September 04, 2013, 10:00:19 AM »
It's working!

Yay!

I guess it was worth all the downtime....since it does seem to have been FIXED.

Now - can I run a search?

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Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
« Reply #68 on: September 05, 2013, 12:08:41 AM »
The board was actually here today :) I am hopeful :)

Thank You for trying to hard, I know It must suck to try so hard and have half/half results.

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Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
« Reply #69 on: September 05, 2013, 08:32:58 AM »
So far , so good this morning.  It's 8:32 amEST and the forum is ripping right along for me.   Keep me posted how it's doing for you.

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Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
« Reply #70 on: September 05, 2013, 08:35:59 AM »
Board is still here for me :)

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Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
« Reply #71 on: September 05, 2013, 08:46:04 AM »
still working great for me. Thanks Ehelldame.
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Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
« Reply #72 on: September 05, 2013, 10:18:20 AM »
It's working great for me.

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Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
« Reply #73 on: September 12, 2013, 09:07:26 AM »
All this week, I've had no issues with slowness or the board being unavailable in the morning!

(I usually log in around 8:00am US Central Time)

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Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
« Reply #74 on: September 12, 2013, 10:54:58 AM »
Same here! No issues lately. Thanks!!!