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      • #1620508 Reply
        Da Boss

        We’re still nipping at a few problems, but it looks like we survived swallowing the whale. We have more than a million posts on AskWoody now, going ba
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      • #1620581 Reply

        Does this mean the site performance issues should be mitigated shortly? (Assuming the problem now is the indexer is still crawling the massive addition to the post database?)

        ~ Group "Weekend" ~

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        AskWoody Plus

        Things are still pretty slow so hopefully that will change soon.

        Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
        4 Win 10 Pro at 1909 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

      • #1621709 Reply

        If anything the time from clicking on a thread title to getting the top post has gone out from about 10 second to about 20 seconds.
        One or two seconds would be acceptable!


        Ascetics go without, mystics go within.

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      • #1622351 Reply
        AskWoody Plus


        Item checked off the list.

        I want to offer a thank you to everyone involved so far.

        So what’s next on the list?

        Willie McClure
        Talk's cheap, takes money to buy whiskey.
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        AskWoody Plus

        Nice racing Padawan – you’re the first to finish! What a team – I love you guys!

      • #1624471 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        It is faster now, particularly when first connecting to this site. But not back yet to what I remember was the speed with which one could move from one forum to another before the merging began.

        Could the reason for this slower performance be, in part, that now more people than before are accessing this site?

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

      • #1627051 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Congratulations to everyone involved in pulling it off, quite an achievement!

      • #1628071 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Site still like cold molasses for me.


        Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
        • #1628128 Reply
          Da Boss

          Interesting. It’s running much faster for me – except when I look at the Forums link, up at the top. We’re looking into that.

          • #1628154 Reply
            AskWoody Plus

            Well done on a complex task completed reasonably smoothly and quickly!

            This site is still very slow for me:  85 seconds to log in; 45 seconds to open the “reply” link to this post.  30 to 45 seconds to open any other links.  Used to be considerably quicker.

            Hopefully this will improve.

            One other “beef”:  Is this site perhaps not too big now?  I used to get responses to my queries/posts in The Lounge within  24 hours, often much quicker.  I am not experiencing that here; and have even not received a response to a Direct Message posted more than a week ago.

            Hopefully all will now improve as the focus shifts away from merging The Lounge.

            My Rig: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core CPU; MSI X570-A PRO Mobo; Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 32GB RAM; 2TB Corsair Force Series MP600 2TB PCIe Gen 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD. 1TB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; Nvidia GeForce TX 2060 Super Ventus Graphics Card (SLI); Microsoft 365 Home; Condusiv SSDKeeper Professional; Acronis TI 2020 Premium, VMWare Workstation 15 Player. HP 1TB USB SSD External Backup Drive). Dell G-Sync 144Hz Monitor.

          • #1628224 Reply
            AskWoody MVP

            When I click on any of the forum or sub-forum titles it takes a very long time to load. Currently waiting over a minute for “Tools” to load.


        • #1628149 Reply
          AskWoody Plus

          It’s taking forever to load pages here.

          Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
          4 Win 10 Pro at 1909 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

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