GBATemp server issues

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Costello, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. Costello
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    Costello Headmaster

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    We're back!

    Our host Powweb.com had disabled our account because we had too many visitors, which caused "high cpu and server load". We've then decided to take measures to prevent this from happening again. No big deal, really, but you still ought to know [​IMG]
    - "Birthdays list" won't show up on the board index view when no birthdays to show.
    - Cut off for active user display is now 10 minutes, instead of 20.
    - 'Users Browsing this forum' feature removed ('Users Browsing this topic' still on, though)
    - Minimum search word length: 4 letters instead of 2.
    - User caching of pages is now enabled.
    - Search post now cut to 250 characters.
    - Number of Articles to display in the main section: 5 instead of 6.
    - Ads removed, yay!
    - Max. number of personal messages to show per page when viewing inbox: 20 instead of 50 (I doubt you'd have 50 new messages anyway!)
    - Reported Post Notifications are now sent via e-mail.
    - Flood control enabled: you'll have to wait 15 seconds between each message you post.
    - Default number of topics per forum page: 25 instead of 30.
    - Default number of posts per topic page: 15 instead of 20.
    - Max. size of post: 80 kilobytes instead of 100.

    As you can see, there's no major change.
    If the situation remains problematic, we'll have to move the GBA release list to another server.

    The staff.
     
  2. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    well it's nothing really damaging to the board, in fact some of the changes are improvements [​IMG]
     
  3. dEC0DED

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    Glad to see it back up! [​IMG] Now i have things todo at work again ;P

    Yesterday i was lost :X

    Glad to see Skizziks added as a iRC Staff aswell! [​IMG]
     
  4. Puck The Joker

    Puck The Joker Puck, The Arrogant Phuck

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    Got no problem with the changes, but I was under the impression that quite a few of those changes had been implemented awhile ago like the Flood Control and the 4 letter minimum for the search feature, not that anyone here actually uses the search feature. [​IMG]
     
  5. TPi

    TPi One Tired Raccoon

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    GBAtemp, how I missed you. [​IMG]

    New rules seem fine with me, sirs. [​IMG]

    /me goes back to polishing the shiny new badge. [​IMG]
     
  6. zatelli

    zatelli GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Humm, just a suggestion, if it happened you've got a decent connection (OC3) and up you could guys think about hosting the board on a server of your own, a bit challenging but still worth it.What do you think? [​IMG]
    EditAnyways nice to see that evrything is back to normal for the time being
     
  7. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

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    Yeh sure, let me go pluck some fresh cash off my money tree! BRB! [​IMG]

    Ooh, it's just ripe. So green and fresh. [​IMG]
     
  8. djgarf

    djgarf I Am A Raver

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    nice to see things back to normal [​IMG]

    cheers for updating gba shaun i was going to get round to it tonight honest [​IMG]
     
  9. Eruonen

    Eruonen GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yay!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Dwaalspoor98

    Dwaalspoor98 GBAtemp Regular

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    Do you guys use a PHP Accelerator? That will help A LOT, if not!!!
     
  11. Kyoji

    Kyoji ウッーウッーウマ

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    :'(
    Bane of EVIL!
    Back!
    Back I say!
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Puck The Joker

    Puck The Joker Puck, The Arrogant Phuck

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    It used to be 20 seconds, so why are you complaining?? [​IMG]
     
  13. decript

    decript A melon a day, keeps t3h monkey away

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    Yeah! I was starting to get lonely.
     
  14. Luse

    Luse Now with more MOOSE!!!

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    No more spamming for you [​IMG]

    Really glad to see this place up again, you tend to forget how much time we all spend here until it's down.
     
  15. Kyoji

    Kyoji ウッーウッーウマ

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    :'(
    It wasnt enabled before this issue, was it? I remember complaining about it awhile back, but the problem just went away.
    Maybe it was a personal problem [​IMG]
     
  16. dEC0DED

    dEC0DED

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    I think we can blame all the hosting issues on me and my posting skills. and refreshing like mad at work when im bored [​IMG]
     
  17. decript

    decript A melon a day, keeps t3h monkey away

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    Okay, Thanks a lot!! [​IMG] [​IMG] Oh, not the puppy face, ahhhh, i can't stay mad at you [​IMG]
    Where the hell do you work? [​IMG]
     
  18. dEC0DED

    dEC0DED

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    on the corner slangin dem rocks [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Xeago

    Xeago Insert witty phrase here.

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    WHOOO HOOO!
    I was so alone!
    And now you are back!
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  20. teh_raf3

    teh_raf3 Whatever suits you

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    So it was you selling those tictacs to minors

    [​IMG]

    ontopic: I'm glad that the problems are now fixed, and I hope the board won't have any problems anymore