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Re: New B.com Format

Postby Shapley » Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:43 pm

I tried to get to the b.com home page a moment ago. I clicked on the icon in my favourites box, and waited. After a couple of minutes Internet Explore gave me the 'page not available' note, so I clicked 'refresh', the home page opened rather quickly. I opened the 'community' menu and clicked on the 'bulletin board' menu item. After about 90 seconds, the bulletin board partially appeared, with a 'fatal error' at the bottom. Again, i clicked on 'refresh' and the board came up in 20-30 seconds. I then clicked on this forum, and it took about a minute to partially open, again with the 'fatal error'. I was able open this message window only about five to six minutes after visting the board.

I think I can see why there are so few people posting today.
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Re: New B.com Format

Postby BigJon » Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:59 pm

What the heck!? I tried posting pictures in the Cuties thread, and it told me I was limited to pictures 550 pixels wide or less. :curse: 650 wide has been an internet forum standard on many boards, why was a smaller width chosen? Especially when so many forums mods now offer the option to resize or scroll larger pictures automatically. Strange decision, I do say.
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Re: New B.com Format

Postby barfle » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:59 am

Not only that, I've seen pictures vastly larger than that posted many times on these boards.

Whassup? :crazy:
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Re: New B.com Format

Postby piqaboo » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:28 pm

This is the first time in 2 days of trying that I've been able to load a page in under 5 min.
Even so, its been many failures today.
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The Reply button is at the top of the page, but its much much easier to use when its at the bottom, pretty please.

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Re: New B.com Format

Postby dai bread » Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:50 pm

You could always try using the BBB at night, like I do. :wink:

I've had no trouble with the new format at all. I haven't tried a long post yet, or a quote. That might change my opinion, but so far the new BBB works much better than the old one.

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Re: New B.com Format

Postby dai bread » Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:51 pm

No, it won't.
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Re: New B.com Format

Postby navneeth » Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:08 am

I guess this slow bulletin board is only a North America thing, or to be a bit more precise, it is at least a Non-India-and-non-New Zealand thing. :D

piqaboo wrote:The Reply button is at the top of the page, but its much much easier to use when its at the bottom, pretty please.


There is a green-with-white-letters 'Post Reply' button just below (and to the left) of the last post in a page.

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It would be nice if the board turned white during winter. :mrgreen:
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Re: New B.com Format

Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:29 am

Like I said a few posts ago...

The response time now.. when there is probably very few people on the system is
much better than the old servers.

I rarely had the slow response time on the old servers that I now see with the new servers
during the days.

Perhaps something could be tweeked to fix?
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Re: New B.com Format

Postby Shapley » Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:13 am

I guess this slow bulletin board is only a North America thing, or to be a bit more precise, it is at least a Non-India-and-non-New Zealand thing.


Maybe they've outsourced the Bulletin Board to somewhere in the Indian Ocean, resulting in better service there... :D
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Re: New B.com Format

Postby DavidS » Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:43 am

Shapley wrote:
I guess this slow bulletin board is only a North America thing, or to be a bit more precise, it is at least a Non-India-and-non-New Zealand thing.


Maybe they've outsourced the Bulletin Board to somewhere in the Indian Ocean, resulting in better service there... :D


The Mediterranean is certainly not getting any favourable treatment here. :-(
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Re: New B.com Format

Postby BigJon@Work » Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:38 pm

I haven't had any speed issues from work or from home since the upgrade. I still do get that earlier problem where once in a while the page never loads. They blamed that on the load sharing software.
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Re: New B.com Format

Postby Haggis@wk » Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:51 pm

BigJon@Work wrote:I haven't had any speed issues from work or from home since the upgrade. I still do get that earlier problem where once in a while the page never loads. They blamed that on the load sharing software.


It seems that the ones most affected are me and Shapley.......hhmmmmm, conspiracy? :rofl:

Regardless, it has the same effect.

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Re: New B.com Format

Postby barfle » Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:03 pm

It's very sluggish from the office, but I blame the IT crew's paranoia (which is justified - the paranoia that is).
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Re: New B.com Format

Postby CLarsen » Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:25 pm

Hi Ya'll,

Sorry for the trouble. We've actually peaked out our 10Mb fiber connection. I'm trying a few things to reduce the bandwidth usage but we're kinda stuck for the moment. Sorry!
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Re: New B.com Format

Postby BigJon@Work » Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:32 am

That's actually a good problem, right Chris?
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Re: New B.com Format

Postby CLarsen » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:01 am

I wish it was a good problem, but it turns out it was poor design on my part :oops: I went through and reduced a few images in size today and that knocked a whole 3 Mbs off our usage so things should be speedier today. Let me know how it works for ya'll. Thanks!
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Re: New B.com Format

Postby CLarsen » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:11 am

And for you picture mongers, I did fix the allowable picture size and set it back to 650. I had it bumped down for a bit because I was working with a menu down the left and it would have blown the margins out. More tweaks on the way... :P
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Re: New B.com Format

Postby BigJon@Work » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:23 am

Are we going to see the fix to the trimming of the right side content soon?
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Re: New B.com Format

Postby Shapley » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:06 pm

The pages seem to be loading much faster. I clicked aroung a few threads randomly, and did not receive any timeout messages. It seems to take about 15 seconds or less to load a page now, that is a vast improvement.
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Re: New B.com Format

Postby CLarsen » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:40 pm

Could you email me a screenshot of what you mean please? That will help me a lot. Thanks!
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