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Separate windows to reduce server load?

I seem to remember Matt saying once that front page requests are the single biggest load on the server. Would it make sense to make all links, including threads, open up in a separate window (that can be reused)? People can still refresh the front page if they want the latest links.
posted by EatenByAGrue on Oct 27, 2001 - 9 comments

high-octane adtext-fueled upbeat mood

Is it just the adtext-fueled upbeat mood or is the server particularly fast today?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Oct 22, 2001 - 10 comments

Is the server having problems?

is the site under unusual stress? the last few days i have been getting numerous timeouts and internal errors. a few days ago i installed Windows 2000 Pro and upgraded to IE 5.5 (yes i know 6 is available). i'm not seeing problems on other sites, but the OS and browser change have me paranoid. please tell me it's the high traffic!
posted by quonsar on Oct 9, 2001 - 3 comments

server down with coldfusion update

Sorry about the server probs this afternoon (more)
posted by mathowie on Sep 28, 2001 - 5 comments

Static page for non-members to reduce load

I've restored the main page for members, non-members will get a page that is somewhat static and updated every five minutes. I've removed the custom sorting options for non-members, since it's an expensive query. I'm trying to minimize resource use, as the server is getting pummelled now. In the long term, I'll continue doing optimizations with the code and server, and hopefully be picking up the latest release of ColdFusion server (5.0) and some more RAM.
posted by mathowie on Sep 20, 2001 - 6 comments

Was the server down?

Was it down between 1-2:30 p.m. (PDT)? I found this helpful site in my absence.
posted by rschram on Sep 5, 2001 - 4 comments

Is the IRC channel closed during MeFi shutdowns?

Before MeFi goes off line for its connection upgrade (see side-blog), what's the scoop on an IRC channel, especially after the last shut down? During shutdown, it might ease withdrawal < : ( > and also be interesting in and of itself. And if only I could get Ircle to run on my Mac...
posted by ParisParamus on May 30, 2001 - 2 comments

preferences set to 3 days view, still see 7

As per Matt's request, I changed my preferences to load only the last three days' links on the front page. But it still loads a full week's worth. Any idea what's up? I'm happy to help reduce the load on the server but this makes it difficult. :-)
posted by caveday on May 25, 2001 - 5 comments

Server up, but for how long?

We're finally back up. What a relief. I was getting really jittery. But are we back up for good?
posted by waxpancake on May 24, 2001 - 20 comments

Maybe long threads should be broken into chunks

Over the past couple of days, it's occurred to me that mefi does not scale particularly well when large numbers of comments are posted to a thread. I think that loading 100 comments or more makes for a fairly unwieldy webpage, and probably puts a lot of strain not just on the source database for the comments, but also the bandwidth of mefi. This inefficiency is particularly bad when it comes to such popular threads at the Kaycee ones that have been recently posted, as many people will be accessing it.

I think that comments should be cut up into some slightly more managable chunks. That is, rather than have all of the comments on the same page, they should be split up into groups of 25 or 30 comment pages; clicking on the "new comments" will take you to the correct page, thus bypassing most older comments, and the correct id on the page.

What do you think?
posted by moz on May 21, 2001 - 13 comments

MetaFilter's Web server statistics for March 2001

March 2001 stats. The second most popular search term is especially interesting. heh.
posted by mathowie on Apr 3, 2001 - 18 comments

"Connection failure members" bug

Hullo Matt, we have a minor bug:

When I load MeFi, instead of being told how many members there are, I instead get: "Connection failure members".

Is this an M2K bug? :-)
posted by Avogadro on Nov 2, 2000 - 3 comments

Having problems with the server right now.

ugh. Server is slow/dying for no known reason. I'll be trying to get the new server up as soon as I can this week.
posted by mathowie on Jun 21, 2000 - 0 comments

Server Upgrade

Just an FYI: thanks to the enormous generosity of my dad, there will be a new server for MetaFilter, which should be up sometime next week.

Lately the traffic has been killing the box, and memory is always being maxed out.

The new box will have more than double the horsepower in terms of Mhz and RAM. It'll be kickass.
posted by mathowie on May 26, 2000 - 7 comments

You need to set your time-of-day clock

You need to set your time-of-day clock; you're seven hours off.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Mar 24, 2000 - 1 comment

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