GBAtemp Cleanup

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Opium, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. Opium
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    GBAtemp Cleanup

    Site downtime and slowdowns addressed








    GBAtemp staff have been working non-stop for several hours cleaning up the forums. We have managed to archive over 300,000 posts! Along with this we have made improvements to the database to make GBAtemp load faster for you.


    • Forum posts have been archived to reduce the strain on the server.
    • Improved mysql forum caching, this should make GBAtemp run faster.

    Over the last few days you may have noticed that GBAtemp was brought to a stand still by the sheer number of visitors, by archiving old GBAtemp posts and improving our database we hope to avoid any further downtime and slowdowns.



    Fret not though, the old topics and posts have not been deleted. They will re-appear in a special archive forum which we will setup in the next few days for your viewing pleasure.



    A side effect of our optimisations and clean up is that your portal preferences have been restored to the default view (New Portal; General, Homebrew, NDS, GBA, Wii). We appologise for this inconvenience. You may change the order in which news items appear (or even disable news items) by editing your preferences in your profile:





    Some more changes may be made in the next few days, but for now we hope you enjoy the improvements we have made!



     


  2. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

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    Is there no way to block redirects from digg until we can handle the strain?
    'Thug4L1f3 uses Hammer of Dawn on digg.com for 9999 damage'
     
  3. Opium
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    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

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    No, in an ideal world we shouldn't have to block redirects from digg but embrace them instead.

    This spring cleaning should hopefully make GBAtemp perform better under strain. Lets see how it performs next time we get an influx of visitors.
     
  4. stefanc

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    Nice [​IMG]
     
  5. Tripp

    Tripp GBAtemp Regular

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    Yay back up...

    Great job guys... [​IMG]

    Now off to sleep...
     
  6. Sick Wario

    Sick Wario Club Nintendo

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    i would say twice as fast for me. thanks for the hard work
     
  7. Houou

    Houou GBAtemp Regular

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    You guys are amazing. One of the most dedicated sites I have seen.
     
  8. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

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    Yeah, top job!
    I was worried when I saw the word "archive"...
    ..I like reading the old stuff, history lesson and all that.
    Glad they're not gonesville.
    Glad to have you back!
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Pundan

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    I second that. Keep all the good work up!
     
  10. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

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    we'll put up some interesting features such as one to bring back a topic from the archive forum to the current forum, in case someone wants to reply in it

    but for now I need to set up this archive forum.
     
  11. Shinji

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    Please tell me the Hotel is staying out of Archives? I'll only accept it going in if you call it the "Hall of Fame" topics...like the grog one [​IMG] j/k =D

    Good to see the clean up too.
     
  12. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

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    Yeah, GBAtemp is getting stronger and stronger... and can't contain itself. Not surprised. I have a friend who wanted a flash device so I told him to go to GBAtemp. He came to the decision that he's going to get an M3 Simply.
     
  13. ShadowXP

    ShadowXP ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Nice, nice... GBAtemp gets stronger by the day [​IMG]
     
  14. Killermech

    Killermech Cookie Monster

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    Could someone fill me in on the http://www.digg.com thing? I've searched on gbatemp and looked over the top 10 stuff in the different categories. But couldn't find any connection between digg and gbatemp.

    Sorry for das stupidity, but im curious [​IMG]
     
  15. Harsky

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    Not too sure about the whole digg.com thing as well but if I have to guess, I suppose that ever since Wii game images were appearing on GBAtemp, tons of people were coming here thinking that a way to play them has already been found. I think it's just good publicity.
     
  16. Killermech

    Killermech Cookie Monster

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    Right.. I forgot about those wii fake releases.. But we've been having alot of new people along with these new slot1 unit reviews too. Maybe that was just it, but if someone has a more detailed story to it.. im all ears [​IMG]
     
  17. Arm73

    Arm73 GBAtemp Addict

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    Thank you guys, my greatest complain about gbatemp(if any) was the slow loading times.
    Now it's much faster and pleasent to brows the site !
    Cheers to the #1 site ........[​IMG]
     
  18. MR_COW

    MR_COW GBAtemp Fan

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  19. TripleA

    TripleA GBAtemp Regular

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    delete all zero poster accounts [​IMG]
     
  20. phoood

    phoood taking it to a whole new level.

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    That'd suck, since you _have_ to register to see the boards.