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access problems

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 1:00 am
by woman_mother_wife
I often have problems accessing this website. Maytimes I can pull up the homepage but then cannot load the forums page. Sometimes I can't connect to the homepage either.

I've tried the back door, which is to go into my email and click into my minniepauz private messages, login to the PM's, and then get into the forums from there. This sometimes works and sometimes doesn't.

I've also noticed some other problems. When posting a message I won't get the notice "your post has been successful" but a debug message. Then if I click enter a couple of more times, still no post message. Then the next time I look the message has been posted more than once (I think this recently happened to sandy06 as well).

I think there may be a couple of glitches in the software that may need to be ironed out.

But I dunno. I'm just a groundskeeper, not an IT tech. :wink:

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 3:34 am
by Lady_56
I also have a lot of trouble accessing this website. I always go straight to the Forum Index. Sometimes it is very slow to pull up the page and sometimes it will not pull it up at all. It seems to be worse at night time here. So far I haven't had any trouble posting.

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 5:13 am
by woman_mother_wife
Interesting, I come home for lunch everyday at noon Moscow time and I can never get the forums at lunch. But if I try late at night it usuallly will work.

If it's noon in Moscow, what time is it in Austrailia? :|

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 5:48 am
by Lady_56
It would be 5.30pm, so we are + 5 1/2 hours ahead of you.
I have been having trouble accessing site for past 2 hours here. Finally got back in again :)

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 7:41 am
by minniepauz
Sorry for the difficulties Ladies! I have problems getting into the forum too! I'm no expert on the programming involved in this, but it's usually a combination of the traffic on the internet, lots of people on the board at the same time, the server being slow (on your end AND on my host server). I have thought of changing servers, but it's a nightmare project for me and I haven't found anyone who could take care of it for me yet.

What I do is just go on to something else and check back at a later time. That helps keep the stress down for me!

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 8:25 am
by woman_mother_wife
I can rarely get into this forum on the first try. In fact I would say that I can pull it up about half the time I try.

This is in no way meant to be critical, but if this website is your living, and accessing it it so problematic, your 'customer' base must surely be severely reduced. You know how patient people are on the computer :shock: one or two failures to connect and they might never come back. I would expect that it's really hurting business.

That may also explain the low number of posts on such a good website.

Wish I had a fix for you.

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 9:21 am
by Lady_56
Actually, it's been really good tonight. :D Have been really enjoying surfing my way through all the threads. I love this website!

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 12:01 pm
by minniepauz
So glad to hear that Lady56... :) you keep hanging around!

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 1:27 pm
by snoopy
I can access it but sometimes I have to keep retyping my user name and password :?

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 10:32 am
by CathyW
I always have to enter username and password twice but it certainly doesn't stop me from coming back

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 3:35 pm
by minniepauz
I sent an email to my host server and this is what he says:

We are moving the sites with high traffic (including yours) to a new, faster server on Tuesday (6-8PM Pacific time). That should fix the slow time.

There will be some downtime during the upgrade.

I hope that helps! :) Thanks for being patient!

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 2:55 am
by woman_mother_wife
Well done, Minnie.

Cathy, love your panda avatar. :P

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 8:35 am
by dcamp
Great!!!! I usually have to re-log in everytime I change threads. It doesn't stop me from visiting though. I love this site, so a little inconvenience is worth it. I also have to access the site via IE in order to get to the insta-chat. Still not a problem. But if something works to make life easier I'm all for it. Thanks for everything you do Dee----you're the best. Donna :D

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 2:06 am
by Lady_56
That's wonderful news! Thanks Dee. :D


PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 6:50 am
by minniepauz
Is it my imagination or are things just FLYING on this board? :) I definitely notice a difference in how fast the site loads now! Anyone else?