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    Default Re: Server Issues the Past 48 Hours

    Quote Originally Posted by samduke View Post
    Attention mods, admins and Mr. Berlew. Aka the giant.

    These server, site, page loading issues have becomes so bad that folks have started leaving, folks are stopping various activities, and none of that is good for Gitp at all, can some or alll of you please find and fix these issues
    I just mentioned a few posts above yours that we're aware and doing our best to fix the issues...

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland St. Jude View Post
    Sheriff: Thank you for all the reports and for your patience while we deal with this issue. I suspect that Rawhide has the information he needs, but by all means, feel free to continue to post here.

    I don't have any additional information for you about the whys and wherefores, though any technical information filtered through me would come out like "gremlins in the flux capacitors" anyway. We're glad that you care enough to be bothered and sorry that the issues are interrupting your regularly scheduled Playground activities. We're working on it.
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    Default Re: Server Issues the Past 48 Hours

    Site behavior has been all over the map the past 24 hours. Yesterday at this time it was taking a minute or more to load each page; for a brief time later it seemed to be loading smoothly, then back to long pageloads later last night.

    This morning is more of the sameólong pageloads with unpredictable moments of almost ordinary loading times. Currently itís taking 20-30 seconds to move between pages, and at this point Iím finding it too erratic to reliably use.

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    Last edited by Palanan; 2024-02-18 at 11:24 AM.

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    Default Re: Server Issues the Past 48 Hours

    I know Roland doesn't know directly, but I am curious if this is a hardware or software limitation or problem, and if there is anything the community can do to help, either with technical expertise or with helping to fund upgrades or the like. I know running a web site with this kind of traffic can be expensive.

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    Default Re: Server Issues the Past 48 Hours

    Quote Originally Posted by Segev View Post
    I know Roland doesn't know directly, but I am curious if this is a hardware or software limitation or problem, and if there is anything the community can do to help, either with technical expertise or with helping to fund upgrades or the like. I know running a web site with this kind of traffic can be expensive.
    I'm also curious about this. Speaking for myself, I can't contribute financially at the moment, but I've got some background with sysadmin stuff that might be applicable.
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    Default Re: Server Issues the Past 48 Hours

    The forum has brought me joy over the decade I've been here. I would be happy to throw $20 their way if I knew it would help.

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    Default Re: Server Issues the Past 48 Hours

    Originally Posted by LetísGetKraken
    Rich Burlew does have a patreon that collects approximately $6000 USD (minus fees, I assume) each month for server maintenance, after the issues with the server a few years back. I'm wondering if that's insufficient for the traffic this site gets - if so, I think the community would be happy to contribute a bit more.
    If Iím reading the member list correctly, there are about 75,000 members signed up. No idea how many of those are active, but even if itís only a tenth of the total member list, and each of them contributed $1 per month, that would more than double what the Patreon is generating towards website maintenance.

    Originally Posted by Buufreak
    The forum has brought me joy over the decade I've been here. I would be happy to throw $20 their way if I knew it would help.
    Joy is a bit of a strong word for me, but I would absolutely match your $20 if I could be sure it would help.

    Originally Posted by IthilanorStPete
    Speaking for myself, I can't contribute financially at the moment, but I've got some background with sysadmin stuff that might be applicable.
    At this point we have over a month and a half of fairly detailed realtime commentary on the serverís behavior. Iíd think that would be enough for those with the knowledge to make some informed guesses about the underlying cause.

    And if not, the community could probably organize a finer-grained sampling effort if that would be helpful.

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    Default Re: Server Issues the Past 48 Hours

    There's always buying merch or the Patreon linked on the left side of the page. But I'm not going to represent how much of that goes directly to forum technical maintenance or promise that it will help (in the sense of solving the current issue more immediately). But in general, I do know that those are the methods of direct support for OOTS and therefore also GITP.

    Sheriff: Beyond that, let's try not to get into Rich's business too much here. When people start speculating about his income, expenses, business model, etc., it always ends poorly. I understand people want to help and many of us are natural problem solvers, but let's not go down that road here on the Forum.

    Also, I'm sure if Rawhide is looking for technical assistance, he can post here and build a dream team of Playgrounders, but let's wait until he throws up the bat signal.
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    Default Re: Server Issues the Past 48 Hours

    Understood, apologies. I think for many of us, this forum is home to a variety of games we love and valuable discussions, and seeing these issues continue with minimal communication from those working on it and no end in sight (though I understand it's being worked on and I do appreciate what information you can provide) is frustrating. I think most of us wish we could help it get back to the status quo, which was what I was intending - I won't bring it up again and I definitely didn't want to start a speculative discussion on the Giant's business and financials.
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    Slogging, glogging and clogging at approx. 10:00 am EST.

    Lighter dragging now at 3:00 pm EST.

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