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Why is ScienceForums going so slowly these Days?

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Yeah, I was trying to debug things further and screwed up for a while. Sorry about that. Should be running fine now, though I'm still puzzled by the high latency.

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2 minutes ago, Cap'n Refsmmat said:

Yeah, I was trying to debug things further and screwed up for a while. Sorry about that. Should be running fine now, though I'm still puzzled by the high latency.

Thanks. Fingers crossed.

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49 minutes ago, geordief said:

I wonder if Cap'n Refsmmat might be a heart surgeon in real life:lol:

Well he has gladdened my heart,

All of a sudden just now the popup information box when you hover over a member is quick and if you look along the list of them, in the browse tab it doesn't get slower and slower.

First time in weeks.

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I was having the same problems as the rest but everything seems to be ok now.

Thank you!

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I got a 502 error and everything is real slow again. 20 to 30 second load times. 

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22 minutes ago, Outrider said:

I got a 502 error and everything is real slow again. 20 to 30 second load times. 

Likewise about two or three hours ago. Slowish loads at present.

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I think there is a period when the system does backups, or something, but I'm not sure when it is.... it will be always be slow then.

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3 minutes ago, StringJunky said:

I think there is a period when the system does backups, or something, but I'm not sure when it is.... it will be always be slow then.

Unfortunately the period appears to be the second half of 2017!

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Same here...the site loads slow and I get 502 gateway errors every say one in 10 visits/clicks on the site - both on iphone6s and Win10.

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Both Cap'n and I have been looking over this in the last few days. It looks to me like there is some kind of database issue, specifically with the InnoDB format that's now required by the forum software. This seems to be a lot more write-heavy, for some reason, and it's causing PHP processes to hang, which consequently run out and give the bad gateway error. I'm looking into why this is the case.

I've tweaked a few more parameters tonight, let me know if you are all getting slowness still.

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7 minutes ago, Dave said:

Both Cap'n and I have been looking over this in the last few days. It looks to me like there is some kind of database issue, specifically with the InnoDB format that's now required by the forum software. This seems to be a lot more write-heavy, for some reason, and it's causing PHP processes to hang, which consequently run out and give the bad gateway error. I'm looking into why this is the case.

I've tweaked a few more parameters tonight, let me know if you are all getting slowness still.

Are you sure the problems are all 'in house' ?

Watching the activity of my PC it seemed to be redirected offsite to other http & www addresses several times to move from one site page to another or to call up some of the popup subroutines.

I timed the wait time for some of these and listed them earlier, some run into appreciable fractions of a minute.

I know that SF needs to attract advertising and interface successfully with the web advertising industry.
I do not find the level of adverts intrusive and indeed one or two have been quite useful.
But the web ad industry standards and protocols are changing and I wondered if the new forum software was properly compatible with them?

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2 hours ago, studiot said:

Are you sure the problems are all 'in house' ?

Watching the activity of my PC it seemed to be redirected offsite to other http & www addresses several times to move from one site page to another or to call up some of the popup subroutines.

I timed the wait time for some of these and listed them earlier, some run into appreciable fractions of a minute.

I know that SF needs to attract advertising and interface successfully with the web advertising industry.
I do not find the level of adverts intrusive and indeed one or two have been quite useful.
But the web ad industry standards and protocols are changing and I wondered if the new forum software was properly compatible with them?

The advertisements (Google AdSense) should be asynchronous: waiting for the ads to load should never block the rest of the page from loading. I believe the ads do make periodic requests while a page is open, though, so if you're waiting for another page to load you may see some ad requests appearing in the mean time.

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9 hours ago, studiot said:

Are you sure the problems are all 'in house' ?

Watching the activity of my PC it seemed to be redirected offsite to other http & www addresses several times to move from one site page to another or to call up some of the popup subroutines.

I timed the wait time for some of these and listed them earlier, some run into appreciable fractions of a minute.

I know that SF needs to attract advertising and interface successfully with the web advertising industry.
I do not find the level of adverts intrusive and indeed one or two have been quite useful.
But the web ad industry standards and protocols are changing and I wondered if the new forum software was properly compatible with them?

I block the ads on my DNS server so no loading of them ever (downside is I can't allow from sites I'd like to support ads from) and I've experienced the same slow downs. 

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35 minutes ago, Klaynos said:

I block the ads on my DNS server so no loading of them ever (downside is I can't allow from sites I'd like to support ads from) and I've experienced the same slow downs. 

I also have adblocks in place much of the time and this has no dsicernible effect either way. 502 Gateway a few minutes ago and three or four attempts to get access.

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This site is becoming almost unusable for me. Is this still a wide ranging problem for most?

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I concur that the slow response of the site is discouraging me from browsing it more. 

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The admins are working on this, and I reported the thread again to make sure it gets radar priority. I'm so sorry we're having this consistency problem. 

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Wish we could go back to the previous version.

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Its barely usable on iOS Safari (takes ages to load) and virtually unusable on Chrome Win10 (takes forever to load) The good news is the 502 gateway errors seem to be gone? I wish we could go back to the previous version too.

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Wait times in the minutes on chrome with firefox 30 to 45 seconds on an android .  It's been like this for about 4 days.

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1 hour ago, Outrider said:

Wait times in the minutes on chrome with firefox 30 to 45 seconds on an android .  It's been like this for about 4 days.

Comcast has been having problems nationwide. It's probably part of the delays I get.

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