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    I've been getting a lot of automated emails from the site about errors being generated. My new job has been keeping me beyond busy, and I haven't had time to visit much lately, but when I do come to check recent threads, things seem to be running ok at that time.

    I wanted to start a thread to hear from others, to see how the site has been running, and determine if I need to upgrade something on the server to make it perform better. Please respond in this thread and let me know what your experiences with the site have been recently, and I'll make a decision on what to do by the end of the month.
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    1. Monkey Kitty's Avatar
      Monkey Kitty -
      I've been having some issues with the site for the past few days. I've been getting a lot of server error messages when I try to load pages. It's not very consistent how/when it happens, but it tends to happen a lot of times in a row and then be fine for awhile, rather than being evenly distributed across every attempt.
    1. Sojourn's Avatar
      Sojourn -
      Well I was having the error problem the last few days. It wasn't a big deal because it'd happen once or twice when I was on the site. When I emailed you yesterday, I couldn't get on at all. Although since you said you reset the server, I haven't had any issues.
    1. Monkey Kitty's Avatar
      Monkey Kitty -
      I know exactly when Jenny was having problems yesterday, because I was trying to get on at the same time and couldn't either. (Saw you in the online list at the time, Jenny - I'm a shameless spy. )

      I haven't had any trouble today, so I think resetting the server may have fixed it.
    1. Sojourn's Avatar
      Sojourn -
      Yes you are a shameless shy.

      It was frustrating because I was trying to post replies in Underworld at the time when it did that.
    1. Monkey Kitty's Avatar
      Monkey Kitty -
      You would only know I'm a shameless spy if you are a shameless spy too.

      But anyway, back to server issues.
    1. Sojourn's Avatar
      Sojourn -
      If I admit that, then I wouldn't be a very good spy.

      But yes, back to server issues.
    1. Mattson's Avatar
      Mattson -
      There was a chunk of time early Sunday morning (around 4am est) as that stopped my GW2 comment post for the night until I woke up. Had another issue Monday some time. Was trying to send a buddy a link to said GW2 thread.
    1. Jason Sanborn's Avatar
      Jason Sanborn -
      I added another 1GB of RAM to the server. Let me know if anyone experiences any other issues.
    1. Sojourn's Avatar
      Sojourn -
      Hey Jas, Corey and I have been getting that error again.
    1. Monkey Kitty's Avatar
      Monkey Kitty -
      So am I, sorry to say.
    1. Optimus Prime's Avatar
      Optimus Prime -
      It's working better now but Jen and I still copying our posts before we hit "submit reply" so we don't have to retype them again.
    1. Honor's Angel's Avatar
      Honor's Angel -
      Never had errors before, but I just got one today. Although when I refreshed the page, everything was fine.
    1. Sojourn's Avatar
      Sojourn -
      It's starting to act up again for us too.
    1. Monkey Kitty's Avatar
      Monkey Kitty -
      I am too - error code has consistently been 500 for me, if that helps.
    1. Optimus Prime's Avatar
      Optimus Prime -
      Jen and I getting the 500 error again. Tonight it's been acting up a lot.
    1. Honor's Angel's Avatar
      Honor's Angel -
      I've been getting the same error.
    1. Monkey Kitty's Avatar
      Monkey Kitty -
      As have I. It comes and goes, but when it's happening I tend to get a bunch in a row.
    1. Xetal's Avatar
      Xetal -
      Me too - as I was deleting and banning spammers. As I mentioned elsewhere, spammers clog up the whole system and the auto-moderator MUST be re-programmed to physically remove posts and ban and report spammers. It hasn't yet made a mistake in identifying the spammers/spambots. If something can't be done about it soon I shall no loonger feel inclined to visit the site: it's already more trouble than it's worth, but I still value the friends I have here too much to just flounce out.
    1. Sojourn's Avatar
      Sojourn -
      It's getting very frustrating. Even trying to respond to this I get the error, multiple times. I've gotten to the point I write my IC posts in a word document and just copy and paste, because I'm tired of spending the time to write it out and then have the server eat my post.If the problem is the auto moderator of the spammers, perhaps it would be best to just go back to manually moderating and deleting them. I know it's time consuming to do it, I delete lots of spammers every day one by one on the Crossgen forum that Lucky created, but at least then we wouldn't all be getting the errors when we try to click a thread or send a post if that's what is causing the server problems.

      Another suggestion is that an admin or a moderator has to approve new posters. At the forum I mentioned, accounts are not active when they are created and users cannot post until either I or Lucky activate them. It cut down on the spam a ton.
    1. Monkey Kitty's Avatar
      Monkey Kitty -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
      Another suggestion is that an admin or a moderator has to approve new posters. At the forum I mentioned, accounts are not active when they are created and users cannot post until either I or Lucky activate them. It cut down on the spam a ton.
      This would help tremendously IMO.
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