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Syd Lexia
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PostPosted: Apr 16 2007 11:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

For a few months now, some of you have been complaining about site lag. Recently, I have been experiencing it myself. I had thought it was because my router kinda sucks, but other sites load much faster for me. The site also loads ridiculously slow when I try to acces it at work.

I am going to complain to Dreamhost, and if some of you could give me testimonials that I could cite, it would be most appreciated. Please keep them clean.
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lordsathien
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PostPosted: Apr 17 2007 08:23 am Reply with quote Back to top

There've been times where I'd try to view threads and it'd take so long I'd say "Screw It" and just close the window, hoping things would revert back to normal in an hour or so. Also, just today the site has been fine so far, except for anyone running gifs in their signatures, in which case they ran incredibly slow, like 2 seconds per frame or so (making scrolling down any thread AltairWTF posted in being hell to progress).


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Char Aznable
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Joined: Jul 24 2006
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PostPosted: Apr 17 2007 08:27 am Reply with quote Back to top

I noticed that a couple of times GIFs really fuck up the scrolling and just slow the page waaaay the fuck down. And at times, the site doesn't load at all or takes a shitload of time.


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Cattivo
Joined: Apr 14 2006
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PostPosted: Apr 17 2007 10:20 am Reply with quote Back to top

Sometimes it just takes forever to load a page, and sometimes the connection times out. Also, the gifs cause slow down problems sometimes too. If I right-click them and hit properties, it fixes it, but it's annoying to have to do that for every thread I go to.
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Murdar Machene
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PostPosted: Apr 18 2007 02:34 am Reply with quote Back to top

If gif playback is slowing down your computer, may I suggest having a computer built after 2001 with which to navigate the internet?

I'm dual core bitch don't slow me down with your hunk of junk Cool
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Tishwitch
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PostPosted: Apr 18 2007 11:21 am Reply with quote Back to top

Get a Mac Cool


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Chrisby
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PostPosted: Apr 18 2007 12:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Tishwitch wrote:
Get a Mac Cool


Nah.
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Tebor
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PostPosted: Apr 18 2007 12:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Tishwitch wrote:
Get a Mac Cool

That's incorrect, because I primarily view the site on a Mac and I used to get horrible lags. The pages would rarely load, once they did the cache would update so I wouldn't be able to see what posts were new, and there would be a pause for about a minute after EVERY post I posted. It was horribly frustrating.

It's better now, but I'd still complain.


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Cattivo
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PostPosted: Apr 18 2007 02:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top

My computer is less than a year old, so that's not the issue - the server is.
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Char Aznable
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PostPosted: Apr 18 2007 02:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah. Shitty internet bogs any comp down, be it Mac, PC, or Borg.


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Tishwitch
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PostPosted: Apr 18 2007 07:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Tebor wrote:
Tishwitch wrote:
Get a Mac Cool

That's incorrect, because I primarily view the site on a Mac and I used to get horrible lags. The pages would rarely load, once they did the cache would update so I wouldn't be able to see what posts were new, and there would be a pause for about a minute after EVERY post I posted. It was horribly frustrating.

It's better now, but I'd still complain.


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Char Aznable
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PostPosted: Apr 18 2007 08:54 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Once again, if you have a shitty internet, it doesn't matter if you own fucking SkyNet, it still is going to go slow!


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Dr. Jeebus
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PostPosted: Apr 19 2007 01:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

This thread is NOT about advertising your computer preference, it is about a universal problem. Stay on topic, Tish.


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Tishwitch
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PostPosted: Apr 19 2007 03:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Dr. Jeebus wrote:
This thread is NOT about advertising your computer preference, it is about a universal problem. Stay on topic, Tish.


A little less bias towards me is in order I think...
Murdar Machene wrote:
If gif playback is slowing down your computer, may I suggest having a computer built after 2001 with which to navigate the internet?

I'm dual core bitch don't slow me down with your hunk of junk Cool

What's that, someone else "advertising" their computer... if you're gonna send warnings, do it to everyone not just me. Thanks.


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Char Aznable
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PostPosted: Apr 19 2007 03:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

He's right. And that's not expressing computer preference as to what brand, that's asking if the site user may update to a newer model of the computer that they already own.

But, back on topic: Is it just server lag, or is DreamHost crapping out?


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Tishwitch
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PostPosted: Apr 19 2007 06:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

As for being "on topic", I've never seen a lag on the site, and the gif images are 10x faster on my computer than Valdronius' (same network)... and the same at my work computer (obviously not the same network)... dunno what to tell ya!


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Char Aznable
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PostPosted: Apr 19 2007 07:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I noticed on Macs that the GIFs are too fast. For some reason, Macs can't handle GIF type 2 without speeding everything up to fuck.


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Tishwitch
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PostPosted: Apr 19 2007 07:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'd say the only one that was "too fast" was JEWs seizure-inducing sig


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Chrisby
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PostPosted: Apr 19 2007 07:11 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The site definitely does lag at times. I'm running on a laptop that's less than 2 years old; other sites load fine, I've occasionally had problems with this one though. It's obviously the site.

Jew's sig was amusing and stuff.
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Knyte
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Title: Curator Of The VGM
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PostPosted: Apr 19 2007 08:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Using both my computer at work, and my three computers at home to view this site, there have been times of lag on all of them. There is no usually time this occurs and seems to be at random. But, it is quite anoying and needs to be addressed by the web hoster.
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Char Aznable
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PostPosted: Apr 19 2007 08:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah, it does seem to be at random.


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Valdronius
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PostPosted: Apr 19 2007 08:16 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I don't have any lag problems, but I'll sometimes get a MySQL error when trying to access the forums or news section.


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Tebor
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PostPosted: Apr 19 2007 10:32 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Char Aznable wrote:
I noticed on Macs that the GIFs are too fast. For some reason, Macs can't handle GIF type 2 without speeding everything up to fuck.

I've never had GIF problems. And my browser has a speed cap I put on which made all of Jew's and Murdar's sigs bearable.

The only problems with gifs I might have had came from YTMND.


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Knyte
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PostPosted: Apr 21 2007 01:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

I don't know if this counts as site "lag", but a few minutes ago, just after I posted my latest VGM, I tried to go back to the Forum Index and got this instead:


Warning: mysql_query() [function.mysql-query]: Unable to save result set in /home/.kalvi/axl/sydlexia.com/forums/db/mysql4.php on line 118

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/.kalvi/axl/sydlexia.com/forums/db/mysql4.php:118) in /home/.kalvi/axl/sydlexia.com/forums/includes/page_header.php on line 477

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/.kalvi/axl/sydlexia.com/forums/db/mysql4.php:118) in /home/.kalvi/axl/sydlexia.com/forums/includes/page_header.php on line 479

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/.kalvi/axl/sydlexia.com/forums/db/mysql4.php:118) in /home/.kalvi/axl/sydlexia.com/forums/includes/page_header.php on line 480

Could not query new topic information

DEBUG MODE

SQL Error : 1053 Server shutdown in progress

SELECT t.forum_id, t.topic_id, p.post_time FROM phpbb_topics t, phpbb_posts p WHERE p.post_id = t.topic_last_post_id AND p.post_time > 1177047616 AND t.topic_moved_id = 0

Line : 195
File : index.php


I call that a Webhost problem that needs to be addressed.
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