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Canofceleri

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Canofceleri

If this is a dumb question or something (since there's no debate on it) just lock this too... but at least tell me... why did the Forum Stoners topic get locked out of no where?

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Stuch

Not sure, but alot of threads with more than 100 pages have been locked recently. Possibly because the server reached all time crappness, or maybe getting ready for the re-launch?

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GT-1

Some of the larger forum topics were closed with instructions to create a new topic, in the hope it might help the server load a little. Feel free to re-create the topic.

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tuareg

 

Some of the larger forum topics were closed with instructions to create a new topic, in the hope it might help the server load a little. Feel free to re-create the topic.

The members photo's topic too? Or was that locked because there was lots of spamming about?

Edited by tuareg

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92F

Same reason as above. Theres a new topic, so dont worry your wee cotton socks.

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anuj

It's a new rule we're tinkering with to see if it affects forum performance. It's done with other larger forums and makes sense when you consider the fact that most of our problems seem to stem from 1000-5000post topics.

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GTAThomas

The GTAIV forum needs to have this done too a bit. There's two topics with over a thousand posts - one with over 3,000.

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Edmachine
The forums now are a lot faster

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Vanillainy

Yeah, its a good idea. haven't had long loading at all today, and no 500 ISE errors.

 

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Edmachine
Yeah, its a good idea. haven't had long loading at all today, and no 500 ISE errors.

 

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I just had one sad.gif. Something isn't right...

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Greene

I've never found the forums this fast before.

So great idea icon14.gif

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MMFF
I haven't gotten a 500 error since. Seems to be working.

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poopskin

Bah.

500 error> F*cking tradition.

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anuj
Bah.

500 error> F*cking tradition.

Thanks for your valued opinion and for proving that no matter what the staff does, idiots will complain.

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Blackadder.
I haven't gotten a 500 error since. Seems to be working.

I've had a couple, not too often though smile.gif

 

anuj: Don't listen to him confused.gif But the idea was/is good, and it's MUCH less frequent. Good Job icon14.gif

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Hobo Rocket
I haven't gotten a 500 error since. Seems to be working.

Same here dude. Now I can't remember the last time I got one.

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poopskin

Ech, sorry about what i said earlier, i was mad.

Can you still provide links to the old topic in all the new topics?

(i was thinking about reading through the GTA:SA screenshot topic again)

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Saggy

So, I take it the problem is that users constantly loading several-thousand posts out of the database has been what's bungling everything up? Otherwise, I don't see how locking them and leaving them helps. confused.gif

 

If the problem is from huge topics, maybe instead of locking every one that gets too big, some of the posts are automatically trimmed to keep it to the right size. Something to think about for the relaunch, that is.

 

Maybe the public gangs could even be given their own forums (not private, however). I mean, I don't know much about forum mechanics or anything like that, but I'd think the queries for a forum full of smaller topics would be less load, than all the constant queries of the huge posts in the PGC now. Though... That's mostly just me wishing I had a forum for my gang. tounge.gif Probably not actually as good of an idea as it sounds to me.

 

Also, [email protected] complaining about fixing the 500 errors. Classic

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Greene

I'm fairly sure, that an admin said that it was because of when people are searching through big topics, its alot of strain on the server having to load old pages constantly.

At least, that what I think he was saying. notify.gif

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RearEndCollision

 

The issue is the people viewing the topics, larger topics put more load on the server when they're viewed - now admittedly locked topics still get viewed, but not once they slip onto the second page etc, it certainly reduces it fairly quickly. The problem isn't to do with the space it's occupying, it's to do with the activities carried out by the server when it serves up these larger topics. Like with most of the problems here on GTANet it falls down to the sh*tty coding of IPB, the inefficient hacks and stuff we're using and the lack of a millionaire funding the network or google donating a server farm.

 

 

Luke responding to me in this topic regarding the same issue.

 

Pretty much sums it up.

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