What board problems are you having - poll

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What board problems are you experiencing?

Poll ended at Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:17 am

1. Slow loading
6
32%
2. SQL errors
1
5%
3. Both slow loading and SQL errors
3
16%
4. Getting disconnected
0
No votes
5. I'm not having any problems
8
42%
6. Other - please post and tell us what other problems you are having
1
5%
 
Total votes: 19

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Re: What board problems are you having - poll

Post by fountainhall » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:45 am

I already mentioned one issue in a PM to GB. Most times I can access the Board very quickly and threads open quickly. Twice I have had a problem when trying to reply. Usually I check on Preview first and then submit. Once trying to get into Preview and another time Submitting the screen seems to freeze for a long time.- at least a minute. I then get an error message. I tried various ways of getting the posts uploaded including signing out and back in again. On both occasions I assumed the post had not been listed, but each time I discovered it was there in the thread. Apparently my post yesterday about Japan and cherry blossoms ended up being posted 5 times and GB deleted 4. No idea how this happened.

The only other point posters might wish to know. It used to be possible to upload photos of almost any size. I used to upload pics of around 500kb through imgBB. Now gaybttonthai will only accept pics of 800 pixels max. This is really no problem if you use a site like shrinkpictures.com to downsize.

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Re: What board problems are you having - poll

Post by Gaybutton » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:53 pm

fountainhall wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:45 am
This is really no problem if you use a site like shrinkpictures.com to downsize.
When you click on "add image to post" there is a resize option.

You can also continue using imgBB if you prefer.

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Re: What board problems are you having - poll

Post by fountainhall » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:24 pm

I did not realise you can now add directly to the post. Excellent news.

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Re: What board problems are you having - poll

Post by Jun » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:21 pm

fountainhall wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:45 am
...... the screen seems to freeze for a long time.- at least a minute. I then get an error message.
That's the same as I get.

On the positive side, the picture uploading facility is a big step forward & will make it much easier to write reports with pictures, once the server issues are fixed.
Also, I suppose it reduces the risk of picture hosting services screwing up all the picture threads, as Photobucket did.

Incidentally, how does this work in terms of web server workload ?
If we use a picture hosting service, does it reduce the traffic on the server for this forum, as the pictures are coming from the picture hosting site ?

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Re: What board problems are you having - poll

Post by Gaybutton » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:28 pm

Jun wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:21 pm

If we use a picture hosting service, does it reduce the traffic on the server for this forum, as the pictures are coming from the picture hosting site ?
As far as I know there is no effect on the board.

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Re: What board problems are you having - poll

Post by Gaybutton » Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:03 pm

The time limit for voting on the poll has expired, however you can still post about any problems you are currently having.

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Re: What board problems are you having - poll

Post by Jun » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:49 pm

The usual slow response and errors yesterday (Friday). OK so far today, but I guess the web server is not busy at the moment.

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Re: What board problems are you having - poll

Post by Smiles » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:40 am

Incredibly slow most of the time. Speeds up sometimes, but then reverts back to sluggish.
Some 'Error' notes, not a lot. Definitely annoying.
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Re: What board problems are you having - poll

Post by fountainhall » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:09 pm

I am still finding the site often slow to load and still get a few SQL errors.

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Re: What board problems are you having - poll

Post by firecat69 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:15 pm

I don't come here every day and I have an extremely fast wifi in the US and I have never experienced any problems of slow loading over quite a few years.

But again I probably only average coming to the site 4 days out of 7.

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