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#151 SCUDmissile

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:06

This is getting too much...
I mean i'm not able to access the forum after the race when most of the discussion is going on.

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#152 yoyogetfunky

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:47

The forums would have dealt with this level of traffic far worse 10 months ago. We made a lot of improvements last year to help the forums withstand the level of traffic that we get around F1 events (which is why you shouldn't see the forums go completely offline for an hour or more as happened in the first half of 2012), but the peak level of traffic which the forums get has risen again during that time so there's a certain element of having had had to run just to stand still.

We've got more technical improvements planned this year, so hopefully we can outpace the growth of the spike in traffic which hits us around testing and F1 weekends.

As Buttoneer suggested earlier in this thread, though, if you want to discuss the live goings on during practice then you certainly have the option of the chat panel beneath the AUTOSPORT Live coverage rather than hammering refresh on the forums. You can log into this with your forum ID, and your comments will appear with your forum name.


There's no reduction in traffic when a test takes place on a working day. If anything, we get slightly MORE traffic as a lot of people read AUTOSPORT when their bosses would probably rather they did some work!


"Sorry, an error occurred. If you are unsure on how to use a feature, or don't know why you got this error message, try looking through the help files for more information.
The error returned was:
Sorry, the server is too busy to handle your request, please try again in a moment""

The forum is down for over 90 minutes now mate. Impossible to read.

#153 sharo

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:33

It's getting simply pathetic

#154 Jejking

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:37

Wanted to see how this thread was going. Next thing in my face was this:

The error returned was:
Sorry, the server is too busy to handle your request, please try again in a moment

Bittersweet irony.

#155 mkoscevic

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:12

It's free to participate in the forum and it has got some moderation going on, but system behind this forum needs some proper upgrade. It's getting increasingly difficult to be active on forum after major on-track session or major headline.

Edited by mkoscevic, 24 March 2013 - 12:13.


#156 Jejking

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:18

Welcome to the club, mkosevic.

#157 yoyogetfunky

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 17:02

The forums would have dealt with this level of traffic far worse 10 months ago. We made a lot of improvements last year to help the forums withstand the level of traffic that we get around F1 events (which is why you shouldn't see the forums go completely offline for an hour or more as happened in the first half of 2012),


"Sorry, an error occurred. If you are unsure on how to use a feature, or don't know why you got this error message, try looking through the help files for more information.
The error returned was:
Sorry, the server is too busy to handle your request, please try again in a moment"

8 hours after the race. You talk the talk but dont walk the walk, mr Grayson.

#158 milestone 11

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:45

Sorry, the server is too busy to handle your request, please try again in a moment"
8 hours after the race...

13.5 here.


#159 Tony Mandara

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:55

S-L-O-W!!

<Click> Autosport.com (ten minutes to load homepage)

<Click> Forums (ten minutes to load forums homepage)

<Click> Forum (ten minutes to load forum)

<Click> Thread (ten minutes to load half the thread and then hangs on "Waiting for Autosport.com".......)


:well:

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#160 Buttoneer

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 13:06

Same here. I suspect it's a North Korean cyber attack.

#161 Tony Mandara

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 13:26

Whilst it is certainly in no terms good to hear that you're having trouble I am glad that I'm not the only one!

;)

#162 Grayson

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 13:58

For once, this is a problem hitting the whole site (including the back end with our team uses) rather than just the forums.

We've got some problems with our data centre network which our development team are looking into, but there might not be anything they can do until our hosting service manage to fix the problems on their end.

Maybe we should just be thankful that this isn't a Grand Prix weekend...

#163 Group B

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 17:37

Getting worse rather than better atm :|

#164 ivand911

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 11:57

Is it only me, but when I refresh page on forum, I am returned to my last post on that thread? This happen recently. I am on Firefox. Is this new feature or what?

#165 Seanspeed

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:41

I hate to complain about this, but the problem has gotten consistently worse over the past couple years.

This place has slowed down to a crawl compared to what it used to be. I can open multiple pages from other places(even ones with plenty of multimedia) in the same time it takes for a single page of the Autosport forum to display. Its not anything that is exclusive to high-traffic F1 weekends or anything. This is an everyday problem.

I wish I had some contribution on how to fix the situation, but I know very little about this sort of thing. I just wanted to at least report the issue.

- Sean

EDIT: And I say say this, the forum seems to be working at a decent speed. I'm not sure what it is, but I've had lots of problems coming here in recent times.

EDIT2: Forgot to mention, one of the worst things is when submitting posts. It often takes ages.

Edited by Seanspeed, 29 April 2013 - 18:41.


#166 Watkins74

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:43

+1 Slow

#167 Jejking

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 17:16

Welcome to the board, or what's left of it lol. Fixing this isin't a priority, unfortunately.

#168 Les

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 20:16

Agreed its slow. And at least I know know the speed of Dog Poop.

#169 Alfisti

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:21

Seriously, it's been slow for about 18 months. How hard can it be to get on top of this?

#170 Spamilton

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 19:26

Maybe they should do F1 every weekend.

#171 jrg19

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 13:37

Hmmm, Friday problems.

#172 Group B

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 16:02

An average Wednesday afternoon and the PC is slow as molasses.

#173 Grayson

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 16:53

I've merged these threads to avoid the forum getting too cluttered (as they were all on the same subject) and so that I only have to put an answer in one place...

While we've made various improvements to the performance of the forum in the last year, the level of traffic to the forum has been growing just as fast any sort of extra capacity that these improvements have opened up. It's clear that we've taken these improvements as far as they can go and that we need to have a complete rebuild of the forum. We've been looking into this for some time and I hope to be able to make an announcement soon which includes some sort of rough timescale.

#174 Risil

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 20:57

Thanks for the update Grayson.

#175 Slartibartfast

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 18:12

I've merged these threads to avoid the forum getting too cluttered (as they were all on the same subject) and so that I only have to put an answer in one place...

While we've made various improvements to the performance of the forum in the last year, the level of traffic to the forum has been growing just as fast any sort of extra capacity that these improvements have opened up. It's clear that we've taken these improvements as far as they can go and that we need to have a complete rebuild of the forum. We've been looking into this for some time and I hope to be able to make an announcement soon which includes some sort of rough timescale.

Are you sure it isn't because you've been outsourcing your IT to McLaren?

#176 chrcol

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 14:31

every race is always the same

server too busy
ips database errors.

is anything been done about it?

#177 chrcol

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 14:32

every race is always the same

server too busy
ips database errors.

is anything been done about it?

#178 swerved

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 15:19

Additions to the Sporting Regulations, applicable for the entirety of the Formula 1 2013 Season.

2.1 In the event of a Formula 1 race being run then the Autosport Bulletin Board shall grind to a halt.

2.2 In the event of there being a "Y" in the day, then the Autosport Bulletin Board shall grind to a halt.

2.3 In the event of a driver making an overtaking move to pass in a Formula 1 race then the Autosport Bulletin Board shall grind to a halt.

2.4 In the event of a puncture in a Formula 1 race then the Autosport Bulletin Board shall grind to a halt.

2.5 In the event of any Formula 1 driver sneezing then the Autosport Bulletin Board shall grind to a halt.

2.6 Should a butterfly randomly flap its wings in any forest located anywhere in the Western Hemisphere then the Autosport Bulletin Board shall grind to a halt.


These amendments to be posted prior to the season beginning.

2.1.1 These amendments would have been posted prior to the commencement of the season, attempts were made, however, the Autosport Bulletin Board had ground to a halt.

#179 Zmeej

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 23:30

Good Humour Award for 2013. :up: :lol:

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#180 275 GTB-4

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 23:39

Classic! :up: swerved

#181 tsrwright

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 00:16

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I've merged these threads to avoid the forum getting too cluttered (as they were all on the same subject) and so that I only have to put an answer in one place...

While we've made various improvements to the performance of the forum in the last year, the level of traffic to the forum has been growing just as fast any sort of extra capacity that these improvements have opened up. It's clear that we've taken these improvements as far as they can go and that we need to have a complete rebuild of the forum. We've been looking into this for some time and I hope to be able to make an announcement soon which includes some sort of rough timescale.


Hopefully including better arrangements for posting images or even just proper guidance and support?

Edited by tsrwright, 27 May 2013 - 00:17.