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[2018-03-28] Maintenance finished

Hi everyone,

Sorry I had to take the site offline without any advanced warning due to a critical security patch that just came out for this forum software. It was fairly painless, but it had to be done immediately. Special thanks to BLF user “cclight” for even beating my security notice service in promptly notifying me about the patch!

Please let me know in this thread if you find any new issues with BLF after this patch.

Thanks a lot! Have fun.

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Boss

Many thanks for your hard work. The site is still very slow though.

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qandeel wrote:
The site is still very slow thoguh.

In what way or in which operations is it slow?

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threads are extremely slow to open.

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qandeel wrote:
threads are extremely slow to open.

OK thanks. And how long have you observed the slowness?

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Since the site came back it has been slow. Takes more than a minute to open or refresh pages.

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qandeel wrote:
Since the site came back it has been slow. Takes more than a minute to open or refresh pages.

Since the site came back today after this maintenance you mean?

It might be a temporary problem with the internet routes between the BLF server and you. I’m seeing normal performance at the moment. But I’d appreciate any other reports.

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Yeah I mean since it came back today I am seeing extreme slowness. Hoping it is just a temporary glitch.

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qandeel wrote:
Yeah I mean since it came back today I am seeing extreme slowness. Hoping it is just a temporary glitch.

OK, thanks for letting me know. I’m pretty sure it’s just internet transit route congestion between BLF and you, or possibly just a bug with your ISP. But at any rate I’d appreciate it if you could let me know in 12 – 24 hours how it’s going for you.

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No problems here so far browsing any threads from my Spectrum cable ISP.

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[PART 2] Official BLF GT,
The FW3A a TLF BLF,
Q8, PMS SEND TO THOSE WITH ISSUES,

All open fast
in less than 2 seconds
No minutes, 0.02 minutes

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FWIW, I just tried a few current l-o-n-g threads on a Win10 64bit PC on a ~100 Mbps connection using a mixture of 32 & 64 bit current version browsers including IE, Edge, Firefox ESR, Firefox Quantum, Chrome and Opera and they were all about the same, nowhere close to being slow. I’m in the US though, and can no longer test using a Mac or mobile browser (gave up).

I had read before where someone said things were slower if you’re signed in, and I’d agree that it adds a fraction of a second to the start of loading of a clicked thread link (understandable), but doesn’t seem to throttle the rest of the load at all.

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Thanks a lot for the additional reports. Thumbs Up

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I had read before where someone said things were slower if you’re signed in, and I’d agree that it adds a fraction of a second to the start of loading of a clicked thread link (understandable), but doesn’t seem to throttle the rest of the load at all.

Yep, anonymous users get a cached copy of the page that is blisteringly fast. That’s not a bad idea for @qandeel to try, just log out of your BLF account and see if that changes anything.

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Thanks for all your efforts, SB.

It’s running silky smooth for me, and very fast.
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I just came back to the site and it’s now back to normal and loading fast.

Thanks boss for the taking care of our beloved BLF.

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Thanks Boss. All good this end, well BLF is all good this end. Cant say much for the rest this end. Beer

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Thanks everyone for confirming! Beer

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