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Post by bookowlie » 03 Feb 2018, 10:12

I have noticed the site has been taking an incredibly long time to load in the past few days. It's not my devices or Wi-Fi since it's the only site I've had a problem with.
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Post by jaylperry » 03 Feb 2018, 10:40

I am having the same problem.
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Post by CatInTheHat » 03 Feb 2018, 11:09

Same here.
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Post by gali » 03 Feb 2018, 11:13

Likewise, and I pmd Scott about this.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

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Post by kandscreeley » 03 Feb 2018, 11:26

Great! Cause I thought it was just me.
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Post by bookowlie » 03 Feb 2018, 12:04

The problem seems to have been resolved in the past few minutes, as the pages are loading much faster now.
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Post by CommMayo » 03 Feb 2018, 15:13

I'm having trouble posting as well. Whenever I click on "Submit", I just get the loading icon for the page and nothing happens. Then I have to press "Submit" again and get a warning that someone has posted in front of me...and that person is me. Glad I'm not the only person having issues with the site today.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 03 Feb 2018, 19:41

Growing pains, I guess. We're now 450k-strong. When I joined in May last year, we were celebrating the 150k-mark. Look how far we've gone in the last ten months!

The bright side is that there's also been a deluge of books for review.

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Post by Scott » 04 Feb 2018, 15:41

It appears the server's CPU was getting maxed out, but there was plenty of RAM. So I made some adjustments that will use less CPU and instead make more use of the RAM. Long story short, the intermittent slowdowns that occurred a couple days earlier this week should be fixed now. If the website is slow again, please let me know.
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Post by Gravy » 06 Feb 2018, 18:25

Thank you!
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Post by DATo » 06 Feb 2018, 23:38

Oh thank God ... I thought I had suffered a stroke.
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