View Full Version : Band width issue

2005-08-01, 02:36 PM
I have notice that lately how popular OOTS has become. I am very glad that this site/message board has become so popular and i frequently refer people to check out the comics. There has become a problem through with this poplularity and that is that frequently I am having trouble getting on the site or when trying to post getting an error message. This gets rather annoining when I'm trying to post and write out a long discription and then find out that the site timed out and i lost my post. I know that this is not a problem from my end because i have used different computers at different ISPs (work, home, friends house) and had the same problem. Also i noticed a similar thread about error messages and my players in my pbp campaign have been complaining about the site. I was wondering if this problem is being looked into and if there is a plan to fix it.

2005-08-01, 03:10 PM
I'd like to second this, it's definitely a problem and I wonder if there's anything to be done. I'm already trying to lay off the silly message board games and everything but PbP on days when it seems like the server's struggling. I doubt it helps a whole lot, but it does save me some personal aggravation. 8^ )

Also, I wanted to give a suggestion to you, Wyvern, and really anyone else having this problem, at least til things get cleared up on the boards. Why not type up your long replies in a word processing program and cut and paste them to the thread? That way you don't lose a lot of work if you are playing in the PbP games. I know it's a pain to switch back and forth like that, but it works for me sometimes when I know I've got a long post and the server (or just as often, my bad dialup connection) is being unreliable.

2005-08-01, 03:16 PM
Yeah, whenever I have a long post, I usually copy all of my text so that I could paste it in case the server fails. But so far I haven't actually had to repost anything. For me, the site only fluctuates, lagging sometimes, but it's gotten better now.

Well for starters you could donate! (http://www.giantitp.com/Donate.html) ;D