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At 13h00 GMT (top of the upcoming hour) the site will be offline for brief routine maintenance. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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OK, I think we’re back online now. You shouldn’t notice any changes, but if you run across any NEW issues please report them here.

Thanks a lot! Have fun.

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I am currently having some trouble... When I reply to a thread it keeps loading, so I try to Save the comment again, and then all of the sudden it posts 3 comments.

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Thanks sb. Do you specialize in other issues after hours? I may have a few that my wife says I need help with. Smile

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ChibiM wrote:

I am currently having some trouble… When I reply to a thread it keeps loading, so I try to Save the comment again, and then all of the sudden it posts 3 comments.

Hmmm, that’s not good. Anybody else seeing this?

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Thanks sb. Do you specialize in other issues after hours? I may have a few that my wife says I need help with. Smile

Absolutely, but only if they are new issues that you have identified since today’s maintenance. Silly

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I must say that I was using my cellphone. But still, that hasn`t happened before. 

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ChibiM wrote:

I must say that I was using my cellphone. But still, that hasn`t happened before. 


OK, thanks for reporting. Please keep testing and let me know how it goes. It looks like we did have extremely heavy system load a little while ago, I’m not sure yet if it was a temporary blip or something systematic.

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I`m using my PC now. I will check if it also happens on PC

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For the past week or a little longer (so maybe since the maintenance) I have found the site very slow to load, very slow to open new pages/threads in fact just very slow.
Sometimes I get a message saying the site took to long to respond & have to reload the page ?
This is the only site that I am experiencing this on so I don“t think that the problem is my laptop.

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bella-headlight wrote:
For the past week or a little longer (so maybe since the maintenance) I have found the site very slow to load, very slow to open new pages/threads in fact just very slow. Sometimes I get a message saying the site took to long to respond & have to reload the page ? This is the only site that I am experiencing this on so I don"t think that the problem is my laptop.

Is that for certain threads? I mainly had it with larger threads, like the BLF GT.

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The GT thread is the only one I have been looking at the past week to 10 days so I can“t comment on other threads.
This thread seemed to open quick enough but I am also finding it very slow opening the site itself ?

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bella-headlight wrote:
The GT thread is the only one I have been looking at the past week to 10 days so I can“t comment on other threads.
This thread seemed to open quick enough but I am also finding it very slow opening the site itself ?

Yep BLF GT thread takes awhile to open….

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I have been silently working during the past week on fine-tuning some variables to make the site perform better and use less resources. The site has been getting hammered by the search engine crawlers recently, which is one of the factors. I’m still tweaking things from time to time, so you might see an occasional page error. But I thought from my experience that it was actually making everything feel significantly snappier when loading even big threads like the GT one, and when posting too. I’ll keep a close eye on it, and feel free to keep me posted too.

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The site was just slow loading this thread which is small.

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