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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_maintenance2016-12-03 11:02 pm

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The site slowdown tonight (Saturday night) is due to database load -- Saturday nights are one of our busiest times and we're still going to need to do some performance tweaks to our new setup over the next few days as we run into load issues. (Some problems only show up once all y'all start banging on the site!) We've made a few changes now that will improve things for some people, and will do a more permanent fix later on tonight or tomorrow morning once the traffic dies down, since doing it now would just increase database load.

Site performance may continue to be rocky on and off for the next few days until we get everything tuned the way it needs to be tuned -- thank you for your patience!
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[personal profile] dragondancer5150 2016-12-04 05:43 am (UTC)(link)
*offers her Problem Solver hammer and curls up in a corner, kitty-style, to watch you guys work*

Really, though, THANKS AS ALWAYS for the attentiveness and communication! <333
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[personal profile] rhi 2016-12-04 05:47 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for keeping us updated!!
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[personal profile] rafqa 2016-12-04 07:33 am (UTC)(link)
Love this site and always appreciate the way you keep us completely informed.
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[personal profile] rattfan 2016-12-04 07:46 am (UTC)(link)
I haven't noticed it much; just one night I forgot and posted something, which promptly disappeared. Gone for ever, I thought; never mind, I'll try again in a day or so. When I did, my post was miraculously there.
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[personal profile] saladscream 2016-12-04 10:19 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much for all your hard work and for keeping us informed. :)

♥ ♥ ♥
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[personal profile] badly_knitted 2016-12-04 12:36 pm (UTC)(link)
You guys are the best, you work so hard for us, I salute you!
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[personal profile] moem 2016-12-04 06:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Please don't worry about our patience, there's plenty where that came from!

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[personal profile] filialucis 2016-12-04 10:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Is the following one of the "rocky" things that you guys are already aware of? Embedded videos are currently not displaying for me; instead, I'm getting this error message:

"Unable to connect

Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at

The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web."
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Video embedding still wonky

[personal profile] disgruntledgirl 2016-12-05 01:13 am (UTC)(link)
Smooth sailing on everything else so far.
Cross posting, image hosting, replies - looking good.
thnidu: It actually says MUPHRY'S LAW and the bottom of the word LAW is clipped off (Murphy's Law)

Picture embedding wonky

[personal profile] thnidu 2016-12-05 11:34 pm (UTC)(link)
A method I have used to post pictures has suddenly semi-failed.

As far as I know, there is no easy way for me to upload pictures into a post here (if there is, I'd love to learn about it), but in LiveJournal it's straightforward. So I start a post on LiveJournal and upload my picture into that, specifying that I want a link from the 300px image in the post to the full-size original. Then I copy the resulting HTML, including the URL of the picture at LiveJournal, and paste it into a new post here. When I save this post I have it automatically crosspost to LiveJournal, and after checking them both I delete the draft there.

This has worked for me for years. But now, although the LiveJournal post works just as intended, showing the 300px picture linked to the full-size one, the post here shows only the alt text, linked. See
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[personal profile] quatorze 2016-12-08 11:37 am (UTC)(link)
Psssst, guys... why not update dw_news a bit, or else make some changes to what's displayed on the front page? Now it shows something from Dec. 1 last year as latest news...
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[personal profile] filialucis 2016-12-08 04:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmm, is email posting broken? I've tried it twice, once with image attachments and once without, and neither post seems to have made it into my journal!

ETA: correction, the post without attachments has turned up after a slight delay. Still no sign of the one with the images, though.
Edited 2016-12-08 16:16 (UTC)
thnidu: It actually says MUPHRY'S LAW and the bottom of the word LAW is clipped off (Murphy's Law)

error when going to recent post of mine

[personal profile] thnidu 2016-12-08 09:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I just got this message on my Android (hw & sw: see my earlier comments) via mobile data when trying to switch from, iirc, my reading page to The next try worked.

Error running style: Died in S2::run_code running EntryPage::print(): Database handle unavailable [user: thnidu; cluster: 8, errstr: ] at /home/dw/production/cgi-bin/LJ/ line 87.
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Are Notifs Broken?

[personal profile] clairetemple_rn 2016-12-10 01:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Haven't got any in about a week.
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[personal profile] rambl3 2016-12-11 07:01 am (UTC)(link)
lol Go figure I just start getting back to using this website and I've got a slow Internet connection paired with a decade old high-end laptop and the site itself is slow. Actually, I never wouldn't noticed if I didn't read this! So nice to see the inner circle being so transparent and communicating everything with the rest of the userbase.
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[personal profile] ravenna 2016-12-12 08:15 am (UTC)(link)
I've run into this error while trying to upload icons:

"Unable to contact storage server. Your picture has not been saved. at /home/dw/production/cgi-bin/LJ/ line 741."

Is this a related issue or have I borked something? (sorry for the double comment, I decided to use a non-embarrassing-rpg-account instead)
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[personal profile] lxe 2016-12-26 10:19 am (UTC)(link)
There are, and would be, quite a few migrants from in the recent and coming days. Please let us know if a fundraising campaign is/may be desired to help you keep up with that. I am offering paid accounts to my fellow refugees to help them rebuild their network at the new location, but if a more centralized effort is needed, PLEASE let us know.