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Title: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: cc on March 01, 2009, 08:55:05 PM
Is there a reason for the extremely slow response time tonight?   Just curious....

Thanks
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Administration on March 01, 2009, 10:07:58 PM
We hosted our first ever Monroe News Q & A live chat tonight.  We set the page up on our MonroeTalks.com server.   We didn't expect this first one to be so popular, but we've been hit with a huge surge of traffic.  As you can tell, it's slowed the site down to a crawl.   The chat should be ending soon, which should speed things back up. 

We're already working on repairing this, as we plan to do many more of these live Q & A chats in the future.   Thanks for the feedback. 
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: PXaiver on March 02, 2009, 07:20:46 AM
Why not just have a live chat box all the time?  It helps you get to know the other members better.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: eriemermaid on March 02, 2009, 10:01:08 AM
Is there a talk going on now?  Why is it running so slow this morning?
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Kazimer on March 02, 2009, 10:12:53 AM
Monroe News :

Congratulations and excellent work on your first Live Chat Q&A last night.

I understand that the initial use of this feature slowed MT down. At the same time, it was great to read the MEN taking a quick response in addressing this issue.

Perhaps MEN may consider having the click in and server use be held on the MEN newspaper online instead of on MT and its server.

While there has been a suggestion for MEN to consider having a constant chat box, I appreciate and understand the difference between that offering and the Live Chat feature the MEN just implemented.

For example, MEN's Live Chat Q&A is similar to MLive's use of this type of community interactive component.

Link to a recent MLive Live Chat from February 12th http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2009/02/foren_chat.html (http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2009/02/foren_chat.html)

While a Live Chat box may offer some MT members an avenue to hold conversations that don't necessarily fit as posts on the forum,  I recommend that it be separate from the Live Chat  Q&A due to the divergent focus and use of each item.

Continuing, I recommend that best practices be utilized in a Live Chat Box review so that MEN's business and community standards are met and maintained.

In that manner, a Live Chat box would be an asset to and not a detraction from MEN.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: ducksoup on March 02, 2009, 02:29:41 PM
I can understand being overloaded last night with the new chat thing.  But MT seems down more than up for the past couple of weeks.  I am seriously getting tired of typing posts and have them go off into oblivion because the site shut down AGAIN.  When are you going to get it fixed?
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: new to area on March 02, 2009, 02:39:44 PM
Oh come on, the hamsters running the server have to rest every once in a while. :D
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Administration on March 02, 2009, 08:06:23 PM
I can understand being overloaded last night with the new chat thing.  But MT seems down more than up for the past couple of weeks.  I am seriously getting tired of typing posts and have them go off into oblivion because the site shut down AGAIN.  When are you going to get it fixed?

This is just as frustrating for us.  We've been working on the slow issues all day, it seems there might be an issue with the new theme.  I'll be posting a new thread as we try some tests to narrow down the issues.  We're not giving up on this.. bear with us!! 
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: ShorTea on March 02, 2009, 08:15:18 PM
Thank God! I thought I made it barf. The hamster was very tasty though.  ;)
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: eriemermaid on March 02, 2009, 08:33:08 PM
 8*
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: eriemermaid on March 03, 2009, 02:42:01 PM
I really liked the check box on the right side of the page to "mark this as read."  Is it going to be brought back?
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Frenchfry on August 05, 2009, 09:47:44 AM
Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@monroetalks.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.2.10 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.10 OpenSSL/0.9.8i DAV/2 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 Server at monroetalks.com Port 80
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Paula Wethington on August 05, 2009, 10:09:47 AM
Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@monroetalks.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.2.10 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.10 OpenSSL/0.9.8i DAV/2 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 Server at monroetalks.com Port 80

I'm running into issues with the blog pages too. I've notified IT.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Frenchfry on November 10, 2009, 11:43:35 AM
Anybody else notice how slow the site has been?

Not real slow but noticeably.

I guess they're vigorously blocking someone and it's sucking the power out of the system.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Frenchfry on November 25, 2009, 11:22:17 AM
Slooooow
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: BigRedDog on November 25, 2009, 11:30:05 AM
Slooooow

I thought maybe it was the cooler weather...

I also figured they were looking for my smilies since they are missing again...
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Administration on November 25, 2009, 11:40:06 AM
I figured it was just our internet, every site seems to be slow for me today.  We're looking into this.   Smiley's are working for me.   There must be an overall issue on why they go away and come back however, we'll poke around for an answer on that one too.   
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Administration on February 11, 2010, 09:02:05 AM
Minor site glitch this morning folks.   I've noticed the site has been running a bit slow, and this morning it finally must have had enough, and decided to take a nap.  We have had a considerably large traffic surge over the last few days, which could have added to the lags of the site.  We're running some repairs to databases, which should and I believe already has sped up the site considerably.    Thanks for your patience! 
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Frenchfry on August 23, 2010, 11:22:52 AM
Slooooow
The site is acting slow and goofy....
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on August 23, 2010, 07:23:31 PM
Not seeing it on this end, Fry.  Not now anyway.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Baby Hitler on August 23, 2010, 07:40:32 PM
I have had several times where it gave me a 500 internal error during the last week or two.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Monique on August 23, 2010, 07:46:55 PM
I've experienced slowness on the site, tried to perform a couple of searches that wouldn't "go", and got the 500 error several times in the last ~4 days.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Administration on August 25, 2010, 04:52:57 AM
Thanks everyone.  We did some minor repairs to the forum based on your comments, but obviously it was a bigger issue.  Sometimes the database the software runs on gets overloaded and crashes, which, all of these errors you were experiencing must have been a sign!   We've completely repaired the databases and will be doing some more preventative maintenance today to speed the site up.    Keep us posted if you're seeing more errors, we'll try to squash them all today.   Sorry for the inconvenience! 
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: BigRedDog on August 25, 2010, 05:12:55 AM
Glad to hear what's going on...

I was posting in What's for dinner when my wife called me that iit was time to eat...

When I came back to finish the post the site was down...

I thought maybe it didn't like what I had for dinner :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: SidecarFlip on August 25, 2010, 06:40:25 AM
Last night was the first time I've had any pronblem in a looooong time.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: BigRedDog on August 25, 2010, 06:45:06 AM
Last night was the first time I've had any pronblem in a looooong time.

Sorry to hear that Flip...   

it will probably get worse as you get older too :( :( :(
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Monique on August 25, 2010, 08:18:28 AM
Sorry to hear that Flip...   

it will probably get worse as you get older too :( :( :(
:D :D :D
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: choff4 on August 25, 2010, 10:06:55 AM
Good to know I wasn't the only one getting an error. We just got the new computer hooked up and thought it was that already. Our other one hasn't died yet so we have 2 that are working. It should be interesting.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Frenchfry on September 22, 2010, 12:28:27 PM
3X

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@monroetalks.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.2.10 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.10 OpenSSL/0.9.8i DAV/2 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 Server at monroetalks.com Port 80
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Frenchfry on September 22, 2010, 12:34:05 PM
8x
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Administration on September 22, 2010, 12:52:21 PM
Found some issues that could of been slowing the database down, it's been restarted and repaired. Hopefully that fixes it!  Keep us posted if you're still getting errors. 
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: ducksoup on September 22, 2010, 01:37:35 PM
erg!   I hate it when I type out a post and the forum crashes it and it is gone.  Then I have to redo the post and I don't remember what I did for the first one, and the second is never as good as the first was.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Frenchfry on October 04, 2010, 01:28:30 PM
Lots of crashing going on

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@monroetalks.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.2.10 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.10 OpenSSL/0.9.8i DAV/2 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 Server at monroetalks.com Port 80
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on October 04, 2010, 01:59:33 PM
Same message here after trying several attempts to post.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: BigRedDog on October 07, 2010, 12:48:03 PM
Taking a looooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggggg time when I hit refresh today...   or switch pages or select a topic...

and everything else I have open seems ok...

I have a new laptop with almost 4000 mb of RAM and it tends to make everything pretty fast...

except MT is getting slower and slower for me :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: ducksoup on October 07, 2010, 10:26:51 PM
@#$%#^#%  I just typed out a longer post.  When I clicked reply the stinking thing asked me to log in.  I am always logged in.  I was logged in to frikking reply to the post and I got booted between typing the reply and posing it. 

I am not happy!
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Baby Hitler on October 07, 2010, 10:28:06 PM
If you had clicked the <back> button, you may have been able to copy and paste your post.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: ducksoup on October 07, 2010, 10:31:15 PM
If you had clicked the <back> button, you may have been able to copy and paste your post.
Couldn't it took me to start new topic.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: ducksoup on October 07, 2010, 10:32:31 PM
Actually, that is the third time in the last few weeks I have lost posts I wrote.  This was the first to log me out though.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Frenchfry on October 07, 2010, 10:41:21 PM
I've tried the back button during those times the site starts acting goofy....everything I typed was gone.

I've learned to highlight everything and select copy before I hit the post button....especially if it's a long reply....it's cheap insurance.

That way, if I have a take a second shot at it, all I have to do is paste.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: ducksoup on October 07, 2010, 10:53:56 PM
I've tried the back button during those times the site starts acting goofy....everything I typed was gone.

I've learned to highlight everything and select copy before I hit the post button....especially if it's a long reply....it's cheap insurance.

That way, if I have a take a second shot at it, all I have to do is paste.
I remember a time when I had to do that EVERY post and it was really annoying.  It was working good for a long time though, and now it seems the same stinking problem ( a little different in how it happens) is back.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Frenchfry on October 13, 2010, 12:27:47 PM
Lots of crashes today

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@monroetalks.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.2.10 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.10 OpenSSL/0.9.8i DAV/2 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 Server at monroetalks.com Port 80
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: ducksoup on October 13, 2010, 12:53:30 PM
I just got a 404 too
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Frenchfry on October 13, 2010, 12:57:19 PM
I'm a little worried about the last line:
mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited

Looks like my posts are having to pass through the mods, which requires authorization and my bandwidth is limited.

Maybe my interpretation is off but that's what it looks like to me.  ???
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Administration on October 13, 2010, 01:01:21 PM
Thanks for the heads up, we're on it.  Since this has been a reoccurring issue, we're going to spend some time working on it but will have the site back functioning as it should soon.  Thanks.   
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on October 13, 2010, 01:02:41 PM
Mine says the same, Fry.

I think it's a conspiracy!
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Frenchfry on October 27, 2010, 09:46:14 PM
A few of these tonight:

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@monroetalks.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.2.10 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.10 OpenSSL/0.9.8i DAV/2 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 Server at monroetalks.com Port 80
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: MonroeGal on October 27, 2010, 09:47:16 PM
A few of these tonight:

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@monroetalks.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.2.10 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.10 OpenSSL/0.9.8i DAV/2 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 Server at monroetalks.com Port 80

I've had the same problem a few times tonight too.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: choff4 on October 27, 2010, 09:51:12 PM
MG it usually happens when the server is over loaded from what I remember before. Seems to be a lot of people on tonight.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Collegekid on October 27, 2010, 09:51:34 PM
I think it's the server being overloaded a bit tonight with that kidnapping/murder thing.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: MonroeGal on October 27, 2010, 09:55:35 PM
MG it usually happens when the server is over loaded from what I remember before. Seems to be a lot of people on tonight.
I think it's the server being overloaded a bit tonight with that kidnapping/murder thing.

That is kind of what I thought too. Thanks guys.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Administration on October 27, 2010, 10:02:32 PM
Working on a fix now! 
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Administration on November 02, 2010, 10:37:31 PM
Quite a bit of traffic pouring in tonight, hang in there we're working on speeding the site up now.. 
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Administration on November 03, 2010, 09:10:00 PM
Sorry for the brief outage tonight folks.  We're going to attempt some preventative maintenance tomorrow morning, and will give everyone a heads up if the site needs to come down for any length of time.   Thanks for your patience! 
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on November 03, 2010, 09:18:54 PM
Can you fix the links to the stories off the feeds to where the entire story can be read while you are at it?
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Administration on November 03, 2010, 10:00:51 PM
Ha!  I'm working on it..  :)
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on November 04, 2010, 06:45:27 AM
Sorry, couldn't resist.   ;)
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: ducksoup on November 14, 2010, 12:24:01 PM
seems to be dying....
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on November 14, 2010, 12:57:42 PM
....sure seems to be, Duck.  Too bad, used to have a lot of fun here, and have made some good friends.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: choff4 on November 14, 2010, 01:32:04 PM
seems to be dying....
Duck I hope you mean that as a technical problem. Not how you feel about the forum. I enjoy MT more & More all the time and I know hubby does also. I also have found some very nice people here. I find it to be as much or more fun as when I first joined.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on November 14, 2010, 01:46:34 PM
I think it may be a little naive to think that this forum is not dying, or at least considerably dropping off in participation.  Few new members joining, and not enough to offset the number of long time members not coming in any longer.

Check out the forum stats link at the bottom of the home page, and look at the forum history by year.  The data is right there that shows the decline in posters, new members, topics, right on down the line.

It ain't what it used to be....for sure.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: choff4 on November 14, 2010, 01:54:42 PM
I don't know about anyone else but this time of year is quite busy. Politics are over for the most part so that  part might die down a little. As far as being naive I don't think so. I do enjoy the peace & quiet we have had here recently.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on November 14, 2010, 02:01:08 PM
Naive maybe was a strong word, no personal slam intended.  The stats show the facts however.  The most active threads have little substance like what it used to be on here.  Membership is declining, and the number of posts as well....regardless of the season.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Frenchfry on November 14, 2010, 02:04:36 PM
Another factor is too many people are using the PM system.

The "unfiltered" site gains whenever MT crashes.

I would imagine the frustration of those outages as well as many other factors may drive people away until the bugs are worked out.

Of course there could be an unofficial campaign going on to boycott MT until the polar opposites are removed.

Or it could be people have better things to do.

There does seem to be rhythm to the participation.

Guess it depends upon the news of the day....which lately seems to be teasers from the MEN.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: ducksoup on November 14, 2010, 02:06:30 PM
Duck I hope you mean that as a technical problem. Not how you feel about the forum. I enjoy MT more & More all the time and I know hubby does also. I also have found some very nice people here. I find it to be as much or more fun as when I first joined.
I did mean technical.  It was taking a very long time to load pages, and I lost a post.  Last I tried before I made that comment I couldn't even load the entire home page.  Seems to be better now.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: choff4 on November 14, 2010, 02:09:08 PM
Well a few people leaving doesn't stop me from posting. I will continue to enjoy my time here even though it is a busier time for me. I hope others do as well. I know that others have also mentioned that it is much more peaceful here. I personally don't get why people enjoy sitting back watching others attack but it's  not my cup of tea.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: eriemermaid on November 14, 2010, 02:12:00 PM
I have been way to busy lately to be on here much  . . . but I like the quiet days and quiet nights.  I love reading what thoughts others have and I love to talk about my retirement.   I mean what is going on with my day.    ;)
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: choff4 on November 14, 2010, 02:12:14 PM
I did mean technical.  It was taking a very long time to load pages, and I lost a post.  Last I tried before I made that comment I couldn't even load the entire home page.  Seems to be better now.
Good because you would be one missed duck, by me. ;)
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: ducksoup on November 14, 2010, 02:14:39 PM
Fuzz makes a good point.  Not too many new, and former poster's dropping.  However, I think that is misleading to a degree.  Look at "guests" and how many reads a topic gets.  Non participants are still very high.  Page hits really haven't changed much.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: ducksoup on November 14, 2010, 02:20:41 PM
Good because you would be one missed duck, by me. ;)
Sometimes I get a bit disgusted at the attacking.  Lately has been more of personal than at others.  Some topics I just like to read and not post on.  I guess some others do that too.
I usually read "what are you thinking... " and "where is it" (or whatever it is called) and BRD's wildlife pics.  I rarely post in them though.

My favorite category is "Hobbies"  I have even read a lot of the very old posts in that topic.  I didn't think it would be right to post in those old ones though.  I think TOS doesn't like that.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on November 14, 2010, 02:20:58 PM
Choff....I am not trying to agitate you, and am not referring to the recent people who you enjoy not being here anymore.  Not my point, not sure why you are trying to make it one!  I'm going back two years, even a year ago when there were many more posters and new topics.  My guess is that we now have maybe 20 to 25 regular active posters....used to be way more than that.  Fry is right about there being a rhythm, and it seems to be dependent on current news items.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: choff4 on November 14, 2010, 02:24:35 PM
Choff....I am not trying to agitate you, and am not referring to the recent people who you enjoy not being here anymore.  Not my point, not sure why you are trying to make it one!  I'm going back two years, even a year ago when there were many more posters and new topics.  My guess is that we now have maybe 20 to 25 regular active posters....used to be way more than that.  Fry is right about there being a rhythm, and it seems to be dependent on current news items.
Not trying to make it a point. Just voicing MHO.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Frenchfry on November 14, 2010, 02:28:05 PM
I see Normal Joe is still the top topic starter and he's been quiet for some time now.

He used to make every utterance into a fresh topic.

I try to find existing topics to add to.

Don't let the membership numbers fool you.....people created lots of spare identities back in the day.....many that haven't been used at all.

Saw a MRS Kopke and a FRY....for the record, FrenchFry is my only identity on here.

The top topic in participation seems to be the games.....I think a minority built those numbers up....not something I care to waste my time on.

http://monroetalks.com/forum/stats/ (http://monroetalks.com/forum/stats/)
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on November 14, 2010, 02:33:18 PM
Not trying to make it a point. Just voicing MHO.

As well as was I!
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: choff4 on November 14, 2010, 02:36:55 PM
I have been way to busy lately to be on here much  . . . but I like the quiet days and quiet nights.  I love reading what thoughts others have and I love to talk about my retirement.   I mean what is going on with my day.    ;)
I love it. ;)
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on November 14, 2010, 02:39:24 PM
No comment......to either of you!   ;)
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: ducksoup on November 14, 2010, 02:41:03 PM
I noticed that too.  And I am not anywhere.  Not that I want it, but I am a loudmouth making a lot of posts.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: ShorTea on November 14, 2010, 02:51:35 PM
Activity seems down a little, but people are out bustling about getting things ready for Thanksgiving, the weather has been good for outdoor projects and all sorts of stuff. It'll pick back up with the first snow and people being inside. I feel like people are just "feathering the nest" for winter.

I am never happy when traffic is up because of a tragedy.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: choff4 on November 14, 2010, 02:54:51 PM
Activity seems down a little, but people are out bustling about getting things ready for Thanksgiving, the weather has been good for outdoor projects and all sorts of stuff. It'll pick back up with the first snow and people being inside. I feel like people are just "feathering the nest" for winter.

I am never happy when traffic is up because of a tragedy.
So true on all accounts. I have been busy working on finishing my Christmas shopping. Also hubby works a different shift now which is giving us so much more time to spend together so we have been going out more and staying at home less. I have been cooking much less also which has been nice actually.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: MM1 on November 14, 2010, 03:01:09 PM
I really don't feel the forum is dying.  And, if slow . . . then so be it.

It's like meeting for dinner with extended family members every night.  WHAT on earth is new to discuss that often? 

AND, not to mention those "family members" who don't like each other.  8*  Not much fodder for quality discussions when insults and tempers flare. 

I think it's the "everyday" part of this forum that may a culprit if things appear to be slowing. 

Some posters just, as was suggested, read along and not necessarily have to voice every breath and thought that passes through their heads.  No big deal.   

No, I don't think it's dying.  It's most definitely changing . . . . and sometimes change is good.  I think it's changed a couple/few different times already over the years.

I'm like eriemermaid.  My time is very limited right now to be on MT throughout the day.  I might check in on weekends or evenings.  And, as for the # of posts, I don't come close to the #s that others post here.   That's OK too.  Not insinuating anything.  Just saying my participation is not as much as others, but just as valid.   

I understand how many people consider MT to be a major outlet for "friendships" in  their lives and that's fine.  But it is really just a public forum.  Ideas come and go. 


I think the forum is doing exactly what it was designed to do; give a place to voice opinions & conversation for locals and anyone else who chooses to participate. 

Is it different now?  Yes, in some ways.  Is that a bad thing?  Not to me.   :)
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on November 14, 2010, 03:50:22 PM
OK, maybe dying was a poor word to use.  Different, most certainly.  I just happened to enjoy it more when there was more than the 20 to 25 active posters than there is nowadays.  Great conversations that exceeded 4 to 5 word responses to another 4 to 5 word statement.  I still find the forum entertaining, just not as enlightening as the first year or so that I was on here.  IMO.

Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on January 13, 2011, 05:36:37 PM
Thought maybe it was just my connection, but it is not.  Site seems slower than normal today.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: ShorTea on March 02, 2011, 09:36:54 PM
180 guests tonight and very slow. What's up?
180 is really high.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: T-M-T on March 02, 2011, 09:39:27 PM
http://www.monroenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110302/NEWS01/110309993 (http://www.monroenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110302/NEWS01/110309993)
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Frenchfry on April 06, 2011, 11:55:49 AM
Noticed MT was down around primetime yesterday....viewed as a guest this morning and a pop-up ad appeared.....the site has been slow lately.....like a built-in delay.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Frenchfry on April 22, 2011, 10:20:08 PM
OMG!! It's so slow that I had time to raid the fridge for a drink and the page still didn't change to whatever I clicked when I left.

I opened another browser and saw MT doesn't even appear on the main news page.

Yesterday the whole site was down for a time around noon or so.

And I sent emails to the two people listed as web admins.

Oh well...you guys must know what you're doing.  8*  :D
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: BigRedDog on October 12, 2011, 01:23:39 PM
The site seems to be running slow today...   

and when it's running slow it seems like it quite often crashes soon thereafter :-\ :-\ :-\

I wonder if it has something to do with the 31 Baidu spiders that are crawling around ??? ??? ???

And just why does one search engine need 31 spiders anyway?
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: MM1 on November 24, 2012, 11:45:14 AM
OMG!  IS IT JUST MY COMPUTER, OR IS THIS SITE MOVING LIKE A SLUG THIS WEEK?!?!?!?

A few days ago, I got the message that the "Page had crashed", and has been slower than slow ever since.

Does anyone know what the problem is? 
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on November 24, 2012, 01:42:48 PM
Local interference created by that GD tackyass Appalachian wine bottle tree.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: jbs49238 on November 24, 2012, 04:33:03 PM
I have had to do an end around and come in through the monroenews.com site.  Even then I have to click on a specific thread to get in, then back out to the category menu.

If I try to come in the front door I get a "404"!  Nifty slogan... really I just made it up.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Baggins on November 26, 2012, 08:04:45 AM
It has been loading slower that in the past...

I've also noticed an increasing number of failed page loads...


The sites falling apart...:P
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: blue2 on November 26, 2012, 08:49:26 AM
I use Buckeye cable and have no problems loading.  Although I have to load it twice because and ad pops up first and I have to hit it again.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: BigRedDog on November 26, 2012, 08:59:34 AM
I use Charter for my desktop and my tablet and part of the time on the wifi for my phone...   all slow....   and I use Verizon 4G on my phone if I'm away from home...   still slow...   although not as slow as it was last week before it crashed a couple of times ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: blue2 on November 26, 2012, 10:40:16 AM
Hum..i have verizon but hardly ever see 4G or even 3G in Temprrance but access is not bad on the phone. Haven't noticed any change.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on November 26, 2012, 07:21:31 PM
Still slow to refresh......just like it usually does before another crash.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Administration on November 26, 2012, 09:08:25 PM
We have had some database issues the last couple of days. Keep us posted if you continue experiencing slowness. We'll get it resolved!   
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on November 26, 2012, 09:41:46 PM
As long as CollegeKid continues to post, we will experience slowness.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: blue2 on November 29, 2012, 10:43:16 AM
Most of the time the response seems to be okay, normal.  This morning at times it was very unresponsive  hooked up on high speed cable.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Viper52 on December 05, 2012, 12:23:50 PM
The site is very, very slow today
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Viper52 on January 04, 2013, 11:32:18 AM
Is anyone else having problems with the site today? page won't load or taking forever?
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Skittelroo on January 04, 2013, 11:40:39 AM
Yes I did, Maverick.  Could not connect at all, so I sent an email to Rob at MEN.  Immediately got a "thanks for the heads up, is being fixed now" and here we are back up and hopefully running smoothly again.   
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Administration on January 04, 2013, 11:55:04 AM
Hopefully it's faster now!  We'll keep an eye on it. Thanks everyone.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Skittelroo on January 04, 2013, 12:00:02 PM
Hopefully it's faster now!  We'll keep an eye on it. Thanks everyone.

Big thanks to you!   
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: BigRedDog on January 05, 2013, 08:27:14 AM
Seems to be working a lot faster this morning...   

I finally just gave up on it yesterday 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: BigRedDog on February 20, 2013, 05:33:59 AM
Seemed to be running real slow about 4:30 am...   maybe it was just a little groggy yet ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Skittelroo on May 01, 2013, 09:34:41 AM
The board is  running r-e-a-l-l-y  s--l--o--w for me today.  Sometimes it won't even load, just keeps a spinnin' round and round.   :o 
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on May 01, 2013, 09:37:26 AM
Same here.....I just thought the spinning was from too much Scotch last night.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Skittelroo on May 01, 2013, 09:49:23 AM
Same here.....I just thought the spinning was from too much Scotch last night.

Well if it's the Scotch, then I must have had a LOT since I don't even remember it.    :)
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: BigRedDog on May 08, 2013, 05:43:47 AM
Seems to be taking an extra long time to load a page, especially after I post something.  I'm the only member online but there are 30 'lurkers' and 2 spiders so certainly not an extra high number of users.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Skittelroo on May 08, 2013, 05:49:11 AM
Seems to be taking an extra long time to load a page, especially after I post something.  I'm the only member online but there are 30 'lurkers' and 2 spiders so certainly not an extra high number of users.

Same here, BRD.  It has been happening off-and-on here since on posted above on the 1st.  Seemed OK when I switched to post reply this time---now to try "send"
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: BigRedDog on May 08, 2013, 05:56:28 AM
Same here, BRD.  It has been happening off-and-on here since on posted above on the 1st.  Seemed OK when I switched to post reply this time---now to try "send"

It's been fine a few times this morning but it's generally slow...

I feel the same way myself sometimes though 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Administration on May 08, 2013, 04:46:51 PM
Hopefully the update we did will resolve some of the slowness problems. We're keeping a close eye on it. Post if you notice more slowness, or anything else goofy, like this quick reply box that seems to extend off the right of the page for miles and miles!  :)
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: BigRedDog on May 08, 2013, 07:21:20 PM
Seems better than it was this morning although not as fast as it has been in earlier days! 

Anything really new on the update or all behind the scenes improvements?
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Administration on May 08, 2013, 07:51:07 PM
The update was more or less security updates. We wanted to get the site updated to rule it out. The site just loaded pretty slow for me, so I'm not sure the update did anything.  We'll get back to our tests Thursday morning.

Seems better than it was this morning although not as fast as it has been in earlier days! 

Anything really new on the update or all behind the scenes improvements?
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: ducksoup on May 09, 2013, 01:28:36 PM
Quick reply box going off to the right forever...
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Frenchfry on May 09, 2013, 03:13:56 PM
While it's been terrible of late...the site is flying right now.  :)
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: BigRedDog on May 09, 2013, 09:40:59 PM
While it's been terrible of late...the site is flying right now.  :)

I agree...  flying ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: nails on May 10, 2013, 08:59:45 AM

Still at a standstill.

I just did a post, and after I hit post, it never did anything. Waited 10 minutes.
I finally just deleted my raw working post, and went back to subject page and there it was.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: blue2 on May 10, 2013, 09:06:29 AM
There is something going on with the site.  Usually it's ok but there are times i get "waiting for site to respond.  And I usually get a popup the first time in that I have to kill off then reload or it never opens.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Skittelroo on May 10, 2013, 09:38:55 AM
Slower than cold molasses here today   >:(   :-X
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: blue2 on May 10, 2013, 11:09:11 AM
To add, I usually get right into Monroenews.com but the forum is another situation as well as bedfordnow forum
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: BigRedDog on May 10, 2013, 11:14:57 AM
To add, I usually get right into Monroenews.com but the forum is another situation as well as bedfordnow forum

It just took me a long time to log on but now it's going fast again :-\ :-\ :-\
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Skittelroo on May 10, 2013, 02:54:05 PM
Seems fast now!   ope it lasts.

A good wekend to all!
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on May 10, 2013, 07:21:39 PM
Slower than cold molasses here today   >:(   :-X

We called it where I came from......Slower than trying to remove wet blue jeans from your girlfriend.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Frenchfry on May 11, 2013, 12:50:15 PM
Very slowwwwww again
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Professor H on May 11, 2013, 04:27:22 PM
Getting this:
MySQL server has gone away

And this:

MySQL server has gone away
Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent in /home/monroe/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 346

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent in /home/monroe/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 347

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent in /home/monroe/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 348

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent in /home/monroe/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 351

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent in /home/monroe/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 352

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent in /home/monroe/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 353
Connection Problems

Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: BigRedDog on May 12, 2013, 06:38:53 AM
Getting this:
MySQL server has gone away

And this:

MySQL server has gone away
Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent in /home/monroe/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 346

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent in /home/monroe/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 347

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent in /home/monroe/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 348

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent in /home/monroe/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 351

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent in /home/monroe/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 352

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent in /home/monroe/public_html/forum/Sources/Errors.php on line 353
Connection Problems

Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.

I've seen all of those over the last few days Prof...

this morning it started off fine about 4:30 and it's getting progressively slower and slower...

maybe it doesn't like the sunshine 8* 8* 8*
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Viper52 on May 12, 2013, 09:24:14 AM
IMO the admins do a fair job of running this site. I think the problem is with the host server. If they can't provide the service they promise, then it is time to find one that will. Most of the issues over the last several months are server related. Admin, spell check is not working.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: BigRedDog on May 12, 2013, 11:20:45 AM
IMO the admins do a fair job of running this site. I think the problem is with the host server. If they can't provide the service they promise, then it is time to find one that will. Most of the issues over the last several months are server related. Admin, spell check is not working.

I agree on all points Viper...   

I use firefox and so don't use their spell check so don't know about that one!
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: Tea Party Patriot on February 11, 2016, 09:24:30 AM
What support group does MonroeNative go to when the site is down?
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: SidecarFlip on February 11, 2016, 09:57:54 AM
What support group does MonroeNative go to when the site is down?

He sits on your trailer tongue and bounces up and down..... ;D
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: blue2 on February 11, 2016, 10:00:29 AM
today from the site.
Content Encoding Error

The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression.

    Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on February 11, 2016, 12:36:46 PM
Yea, running very slow here too. 

Was not able to reply to a PM, went and cleared cache and still was not able to.

Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: BigRedDog on February 12, 2016, 05:58:34 AM
Yea, running very slow here too. 

Was not able to reply to a PM, went and cleared cache and still was not able to.

It was just flying a few minutes ago before I actually logged on...

now it seems to have slowed down a little :-\ :-\ :-\

But at this point it it is functional!!!
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: The Fuzz on February 12, 2016, 04:48:00 PM
Faster today than it has been almost all week now for me.
Title: Re: SLOOOOWWWW
Post by: BigRedDog on March 08, 2016, 07:01:40 AM
The system is running slower this morning...

usually the site crashes within a couple of days :-\ :-\ :-\