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SITE UPDATE: Login and Registration works great now
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 10.01.03 - 11:01:00 CET under 06 - Site News - Viewed 5512x
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So far we managed to upgrade the users database, so now all of you that wanted to register with PPCW.Net Forum and Raffle can do it again. Because the high traffic we had on 8 January 2003 (150.000+ unique visits and 840 MB traffic within 6 hours) the databases mixed up and resulted in loosing parts of the records or entire records. This will never happens again because the new database has a modular layout which means that even a connection is lost to one database, the other databases share the load. Thanks to Calin for this solution!
Now we are working to improve site performance which already looks good (we changed some database interactions which improved the site speed 10 times) and I hope that all these problems will be solved later today!

Because of this improvements, posting Story comments or Forum messages doesn't work right now but later for sure!

Please try to login to your account you've registered yesterday or the day before and check within the options (link from the Forum page), if you are registered to the raffle. If you can login and don't see a "subscribe to raffle" link, everything is fine. If you can't login, please reregister again - this time it works for sure!

Because the trouble of registration, the raffle is postponed a few days that everybody can subscribe to participate! But don't worry, we are raffling then for 4 weeks then and every item is raffled a few times!

Cheers ~ Arne


 

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Posted by Arne Hess on 10.01.03 - 00:00:00

Okay folks!
If you can see this posting, the function is back to live and ready to go! Happy commenting and posting! :-)

Posted by Calin Brandabur on 10.01.03 - 00:00:00

Arne Hess wrote:

Okay folks!If you can see this posting, the function is back to live and ready to go! Happy commenting and posting! :-)


Hehe, and the page works pretty fast.

Posted by heliod on 11.01.03 - 00:00:00

Hi, Arne,

Just to say congratulations publicly, now the site is not only extremely beautiful, but also the response times have been fixed and pages are getting to here in 2 seconds, in ADSL (comparing to the 30 seconds or more in previous days).

Great work !!!

Helio

Posted by Arne Hess on 11.01.03 - 00:00:00

heliod wrote:

Hi, Arne,Just to say congratulations publicly, now the site is not only extremely beautiful, but also the response times have been fixed and pages are getting to here in 2 seconds, in ADSL (comparing to the 30 seconds or more in previous days).Great work !!!Helio

Yes, it's pretty fast now and we even have some additional space for improvements we will fix during next week! :-) Great to see that the site loads as fast as expected!
During next week, when we fixed the other improvements, we will also add back the left boxed with Latest Discussions and Latest Comments. This is temporary disabled to keep the site speed up!

Posted by Calin Brandabur on 12.01.03 - 00:00:00

Believe it or not, this post is sent from a CDMA2002 powered cell phone using Microsoft Mobile Explorer. Even if it took me a while to get to this textarea i really like how mIE renders the page. Maybe i will make a special page for those of you who like to browse the web from their cellphones.

Posted by boomerang888 on 12.01.03 - 00:00:00

I just got my self registered but I can't post in forums. Whn I click on "submit this message" button nothing happens. Windows XP logo on the right top corner of IE6 does not animate. I can browse your site without any problems except the submitting posts. What am I doing wrong?

Alex

Posted by Arne Hess on 12.01.03 - 00:00:00

@boomerang888: Yes, this is a bug Calin need to fix tomorrow! This is because the dtabase changes we made. Right now, the button is not linked with the DB anymore. :-( Sorry - hope Calin will fix this tomorrow as first but please give him his weekend, he worked hard the last week. ;-)

Posted by Calin Brandabur on 12.01.03 - 00:00:00

boomerang888 wrote:

I just got my self registered but I cant post in forums. Whn I click on "submit this message" button nothing happens. Windows XP logo on the right top corner of IE6 does not animate. I can browse your site without any problems except the submitting posts. What am I doing wrong? Alex


Woops, that NEEDS to be fixed smile Working on that now, it should be fixed by tomorow afternoon.

Posted by boomerang888 on 13.01.03 - 00:00:00

I understand it must be tough job for someone to keep such a busy site working like a swiss watch.

While I am here, I would like to thank you for all the efforts you guys put together to provide us such a pleasant and helpful website. I am sure, like myself, many ppc users appreciate your help very much...

Cheers!
Alex

Posted by Calin Brandabur on 14.01.03 - 00:00:00

@boomerang888: Ok the thread creation script is now fixed. You can now create threads on open forums (the ones that allows you to create personalised threads with your own questions/discution topics).
Make sure you test it and drop us a line smile

Posted by aquanaut on 16.01.03 - 00:00:00

Am I missing something obvious? Why are the forum postings listed in date ascending rather than descending order? Please look at forums that allow for keeping track of read messages, new postings, and sort by latest postings in front of old postings...

Excellent forum examples:
http://www.dpreview.com/
http://www.pocketinformant.com/Forums/
http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/forums/index.php

Good luck & cheers!

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