Forum crippled

Well tonight anyway, it's barely functioning. Not at all most of the time tonight.

Lobster, I wanted to let you know that I've filed a bug report about that simple Genie code example that compiled in Vala 0.5.1 but not in 0.5.7:

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=575257


Posted on 13 Mar 2009, 22:56


Comments:

Posted on 13 Mar 2009, 24:09 by Sage
Forum crippled
I've been mentioning it's gathering decline recently, along with a couple of other folk. It's been broken most of today. I dropped John an email, but he may not pick it up if he's travelling. The board is desperate for additional competent moderators - I mean editors, communicators and organisers, not necessarily IT people - spanning the globe. No point waiting for the Yanks to wake up just as everyone else in the world is bedding down. John had proposed this a couple of years ago but didn't implement it. The last time the board went down, there was a very knowledgeable guy who pinpointed the problems associated with the host and the SW; out of my league, though.


Posted on 13 Mar 2009, 24:12 by Sage
Forum crippled reprise
Huh! Just come back up as we're off to the pub...


Posted on 14 Mar 2009, 2:34 by Lobster
Forum crippled
Thanks for reporting the bug Barry.
I am finding vala quite hard going.
It has too many advantages to give up though . . .

Problems with the forum have been ongoing
Could be bots accessing us and sheer volume of users . . .



Posted on 14 Mar 2009, 20:51 by WhoDo
Forum woes...
Just managed to get up the home page temporarily at murga-linux.com/puppy and the only users listed were 01micko and MSNbot.

Stats at the bottom of the page show that 8300+ users accessed in the last 24 hours but that doesn't explain how we're all locked out now with only 2 registered users accessing.

Hope your email finds John soon, Barry. We're all suffereing forum withdrawal already!


Posted on 14 Mar 2009, 21:29 by foo
.. possible alternative?
This does tend to plague htm forums with higher volume - Steve Gibson (grc.com) gave up on that style of interaction some time ago in favor of the newsgroup for active participation and a read-only gateway for the 'lurkers' (this approach has worked very well for him and the members in terms of feedback, security, etc). Just a thought to think of in those withdrawn moments as a possible alternative for some.


Posted on 14 Mar 2009, 21:31 by foo
.. possible alternative?
This does tend to plague htm forums with higher volume - Steve Gibson (grc.com) gave up on that style of interaction some time ago in favor of the newsgroup for active participation and a read-only gateway for the 'lurkers' (this approach has worked very well for him and the members in terms of feedback, security, etc). Just a thought to think of in those withdrawn moments as a possible alternative for some.


Posted on 15 Mar 2009, 4:07 by Sage
Forum crippled reprise reprised
Camp followers may have noticed that the board comes back into life around 16:00hrs GMT, most days. Now, Sydneians are a-bed by then, so we can rule out any interaction from the Eastern side of planet Earth. I wonder who on the Western side has the keys to the murga-linux locker and is just getting into harness around {16:00hrs - 6hrs = 10:00 CST???!!!}
My suggestion is that some of the big hitters around here have a very serious word with John about implementing his own great ideas for moderation, maybe about some technical aspects of board management and host selection, etc.
In the alternative, although BK wasn't too keen on board management himself, his previous foray was remarkably effective.
One way or another something more than the status quo is very desirable. Suggestions already made sound very plausible, but who am I to understand this alien field of IT.


Posted on 15 Mar 2009, 5:33 by nancy reagan
Warn new users
Would it be an idea to mention this plague on homepage so that new users are not pushed away ??? and further hint to cached pages through Google.

I cannot help keeping thinking of -a- post I read on this page ..
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=37781

I am not Agatha Christie though ..


Posted on 16 Mar 2009, 13:40 by Prit
forum woes (contd)
John might be able to tell from his log files who are abusing or causing the server to go down or slow down so frequently. Whatever it is needs to be banned from accessing.

I think announcing this on Puppylinux.org might be a good idea too.