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#51 mursuka80

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 13:42

Yeah, this is getting quite annoying TBH.

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#52 SuperSoft

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 14:05

Sort it out!

#53 ensign14

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 14:07

And the chatroom now is gash as well. Have you got a server powered by exhausted hamsters or something?

#54 Jejking

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 14:56

And the chatroom now is gash as well. Have you got a server powered by exhausted hamsters or something?

+1.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 14:56

And the chatroom now is gash as well. Have you got a server powered by exhausted hamsters or something?




If only, today, in fact this whole weekend it appears all the other hamsters have gone for some R&R, leaving but a solitary exhausted hamster.

It's been dire today.


#56 Jejking

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 15:19

If only, today, in fact this whole weekend it appears all the other hamsters have gone for some R&R, leaving but a solitary exhausted hamster.

It's been dire today.

Not only today.


#57 ensign14

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 17:43

And it's still dire, getting board messages that it's busy.

For ****'s sake, do SOMEthing.

#58 SirRacer

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 00:07

I don't even think they look at these messages?

At least I don't see any official reply.

#59 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:10

I don't even think they look at these messages?

At least I don't see any official reply.


Hi guys

I seem to be doing a lot of apologising at the moment - with regards to the servers, we have been experiencing record amounts of traffic in the last month (probably owing to the rather exciting start to the F1 season). We are aware of the situation, and the need to upgrade the whole forum system (from functionality through to hosting etc).

We only have a small dev team but it is on the roadmap of jobs to fix; though I can't give you a solid ETA for the fix being implemented at this time.

Please bear with us, I know it's frustrating at times and I thank you all for your patience and support, we will get it sorted as soon as we can.

Best wishes

Jim


From what I understand just a little more patiance

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#60 ensign14

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:01

You would think that making the bloody thing work would have reached the top of the roadmap after six weeks.

#61 SirRacer

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:55

You would think that making the bloody thing work would have reached the top of the roadmap after six weeks.

Specially when it's as easy as getting a more powerful server

#62 mursuka80

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:38

If you dont have money for new server, then i bet there will be posters ready to donate some money? I would and have done it before in Finnish F1-Forum.

#63 jrg19

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:43

How many guests does the forum usually have on?

#64 Fastcake

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 12:38

Specially when it's as easy as getting a more powerful server


Heh, you need to work in IT, convincing management to spend money on upgrading equipment that's not physically falling apart is virtually impossible. Unless a director can't get his email of course. Woe betide you if you don't get new servers in by the end of the day.

#65 TheBunk

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 21:03

A new GP weekend, and the whole day its been SUPER SLOW, with lots of pop ups from our friend IPS driver error.



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Posted 10 June 2012 - 21:18

Complete melt-down again after the race.

Heh, you need to work in IT, convincing management to spend money on upgrading equipment that's not physically falling apart is virtually impossible. Unless a director can't get his email of course. Woe betide you if you don't get new servers in by the end of the day.


You can use Amazon S3 so you don't need expensive servers for those 3 hours every 2 weeks it is very busy. I suggest you look into that.

It is really the only thing holding me back of using Autosport Pro. So from a commercial perspective it is also very strange.

Well if they don't wanna listen now, there is only one option: sabotage the mail of the Autosport CEO  ;)

Edited by Racing Dutchman, 10 June 2012 - 21:20.


#67 TheBunk

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 11:49

A new race (round 8) and new delays, slowish reaction, ips driver errors. Its been months now since youve asked us to be patient because you were working on a fix?

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 14:28

I sincerely apology but your server suxx big time.

#69 jrg19

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 14:30

WHAT IS GOING ON!!!!!

I CANT EVEN POST THIS!!!

#70 Pyrone89

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 14:31

This forum's hardware backend must be a joke, because at the time you are supposed to be in tip top shape (just after a race) you botch up.

Don't forget that if we cannot load the pages we also cannot see the ads that makes you the money.

EDIT: just as I was about to post it, the server botches up again and again. Is Hamilton's pit crew doing the IT here?

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 14:32

This forum's hardware backend must be a joke, because at the time you are supposed to be in tip top shape (just after a race) you botch up.

Don't forget that if we cannot load the pages we also cannot see the ads that makes you the money.

EDIT: just as I was about to post it, the server botches up again and again. Is Hamilton's pit crew doing the IT here?

#72 SirRacer

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 14:43

Plase FIX IT!

#73 swerved

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 14:56

Could i make an appointment to contribute to thread or two please ? Half ten tonight ? that acceptable ?

This is shockingly poor, and is happening with increasing regularity, get a grip Haymarket.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 15:05

Postrace discussion + Hamilton accident = worst meltdown ever.

#75 Jejking

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 15:09

This forum's hardware backend must be a joke, because at the time you are supposed to be in tip top shape (just after a race) you botch up.

Don't forget that if we cannot load the pages we also cannot see the ads that makes you the money.

EDIT: just as I was about to post it, the server botches up again and again. Is Hamilton's pit crew doing the IT here?

+1.

It has been like this many times before.

DEAR AUTOSPORT.COM, FIX IT NOW. BEST REGARDS, ONE OF THE MANY IRRITATED REGULAR READERS AND POSTERS.

#76 Coral

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 15:10

I don't really like to complain but honestly, this forum has become unusable. F1 fans should be able to discuss a race after it has finished, not a week later. Please sort it out!

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 15:12



#78 Kvothe

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 15:40


Community :up:

Seriously absolutely atrocious, how you can justify this happening I don't know.

I'm sure the lack of any action is in part down to the fact that this is probably the best open global F1 forum in the world, and there aren't any real serious alternatives, but you would be extremely foolish to rest on your laurels. History has shown that particularly when something better comes along, loyalty only lasts so long and then people migrate. It also doesn't help that your losing so much good will. This is becoming nigh on unacceptable and while I love this forum and have invested a lot into it I'm seriously beginning to think about looking for other alternatives unless this problem is fixed. Sure I'm just one poster and probably one not universally liked, but I assure you, I'm the snowball that proceeds the avalanche.

Edited by Kvothe, 24 June 2012 - 15:45.


#79 Jejking

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 15:50

And so am I. This is just pathetic.

Until the issue is FIXED, I will start recommending against this place for all interested F1 followers and that is a lot. Snowball => storm.



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#80 Spillage

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 16:24

Come on guys, this really isn't good enough. I know funds are tight, but if you need a new server (and you do) you could always open up to contributions, I'm sure many people around here would be willing to chip in

#81 Massa_f1

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 16:24

I don't really like to complain but honestly, this forum has become unusable. F1 fans should be able to discuss a race after it has finished, not a week later. Please sort it out!


:up: You can never discuss the race on here after it is finished anymore.

#82 Disgrace

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 16:36

Come on guys, this really isn't good enough. I know funds are tight, but if you need a new server (and you do) you could always open up to contributions, I'm sure many people around here would be willing to chip in


I don't really like to complain but honestly, this forum has become unusable. F1 fans should be able to discuss a race after it has finished, not a week later. Please sort it out!


:up:

They're clearing trying things though, such as closing older larger threads but those measures clearly haven't worked too well.

#83 Jejking

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 16:48

Jep. Better than the alternative.

#84 Fastcake

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 17:35

:up:

They're clearing trying things though, such as closing older larger threads but those measures clearly haven't worked too well.


It was better after Canada, although perhaps that was just the late race, but this week it was back to being unusable...

I'll dread to think what will happen if Hamilton, Alonso and Schumacher ever hit each other. You'll probably never get it back up again :p

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 17:39

It was better after Canada, although perhaps that was just the late race, but this week it was back to being unusable...

I'll dread to think what will happen if Hamilton, Alonso and Schumacher ever hit each other. You'll probably never get it back up again :p


I disagree, fanboys will destroy laptops by flinging them through the TV, leaving only non-fanboys to log in and better forum performance. :up:

#86 Coral

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 17:45

It was better after Canada, although perhaps that was just the late race, but this week it was back to being unusable...



It was better after Canada because Lewis won. When that happens this place is like a ghost town, with just a few tumbleweeds blowing past... :p



#87 kosmos

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:17

Maybe they should limit the access to the forum to registered members after the race, for 4 or 5 hours to cut some traffic.

#88 SirRacer

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:36

Maybe they should limit the access to the forum to registered members after the race, for 4 or 5 hours to cut some traffic.

Good one but it wouldn't work.

People would register and that would only take up more query's to the database (a registered member does more query's than a non-registered member).

If they have the forum optimized (gzip, php cache, mysql cache) then the only thing left is to add a new server just for MySQL.

That's 200~ €/month. I'm sure they can afford that. And if they don't, I'm sure a hosting company would sponsor them if they put a banner like "Powered by X servers"


My honest opinion is that they don't care too much about it being down sometimes as it works most of time, but for us, fans, it crashes in the most critical moments, after X happened, after races... and that's just unacceptable.

Edited by SirRacer, 25 June 2012 - 07:38.


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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:58

The worst part is there are probably registered users just sitting reading posts and not posting frankly taking up space.

#90 zepunishment

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:30

the forum needs to be available post race if it is to remain relevant, otherwise focus will shift elsewhere for those periods and with it the momentum of posts.

as soon as i saw hamilton crash i thought 'there goes autosport forums :rotfl: '


#91 SirRacer

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:50

The worst part is there are probably registered users just sitting reading posts and not posting frankly taking up space.

It doesn't matter if they post or read, both are a type of use you can make of a forum.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 14:01

The worst part is there are probably registered users just sitting reading posts and not posting frankly taking up space.

Deal with it. :cool:

#93 saudoso

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 14:57

Ít might sound quite obvious, but happened to me: Didn't someone screw up some indexes arond here?

#94 Jejking

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 01:08

Good one but it wouldn't work.

People would register and that would only take up more query's to the database (a registered member does more query's than a non-registered member).

If they have the forum optimized (gzip, php cache, mysql cache) then the only thing left is to add a new server just for MySQL.

That's 200~ €/month. I'm sure they can afford that. And if they don't, I'm sure a hosting company would sponsor them if they put a banner like "Powered by X servers"


My honest opinion is that they don't care too much about it being down sometimes as it works most of time, but for us, fans, it crashes in the most critical moments, after X happened, after races... and that's just unacceptable.

This.

HEY ADMINS, THERE IS SOMETHING USEFUL OVER HERE.


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Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:30

I run a MySQL server and an http server from Softlayer. It not difficult to set up in anyway shape or form and it isn't at all expensive, for a company such as Autosport.

Autosport do not care about the forum. I read my news at Autosport because I use the forum here. If I use another forum I'll read news elsewhere too. I'm sure the same goes for others. They really should care about the uptime of the forum.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 13:22

It was off-line from approx 11am for 40 odd minutes - it could well have been much longer. I gave up even checking to see if it was back on-line until now.

#97 Jejking

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 14:51

I run a MySQL server and an http server from Softlayer. It not difficult to set up in anyway shape or form and it isn't at all expensive, for a company such as Autosport.

Autosport do not care about the forum. I read my news at Autosport because I use the forum here. If I use another forum I'll read news elsewhere too. I'm sure the same goes for others. They really should care about the uptime of the forum.

They should but they won't. Today was horrible, even before qualifying began.

#98 Jejking

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:46

I thought yesterday was relatively problem free. Any changes?

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 13:53

Again today working pretty well. Even with a controversial race finish.

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#100 saudoso

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 14:39

Spoke too soon