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Service: Love

Yay! A server vs served thread! Wheeee!! (via) - Sounds like it happens all the time, but I must be missing it. Any notable mefi threads out there with these entertaining exchanges?
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Mar 10, 2009 - 68 comments

It's that new server smell everyone loves so much

The new server: you're soaking in it! We're on the new boxes now, post any bugs or weirdness you find here and we'll work on it as fast as we can.
posted by mathowie on Feb 2, 2009 - 205 comments

Movin' on up...

Preparations are in order for the big move. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Feb 1, 2009 - 149 comments

Palin thread ate my browser

Pony request: Can we please, please, please, do something to ease the burden of the Palin thread? People obviously want to talk about it and it's become sort of a default election thread. It's got to be killing the servers as well as everyone's browsers. [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Sep 14, 2008 - 21 comments

Server updated

Server upgrade is complete, but there were certainly bumps along the way. If you spot any weirdness after the fact, drop it here.
posted by mathowie on Apr 18, 2008 - 95 comments

Server like butta'

Oh how easily we forget! Months ago (a year?) the server was consistently slow or down. Now it's smooth as a baby's butt and fast as the Google. Is Federer your server? I love it. My Mefi addicted brain thanks you.
posted by null terminated on Jan 29, 2008 - 21 comments

Server upgrayedd (the extra d is for a double dose of downtime)

We're in the process of updating the server. You probably noticed about 20min of downtime and things may be up and down throughout this evening but should resume and hopefully be faster later today and tomorrow.
posted by mathowie on Aug 20, 2007 - 31 comments

Slow Servers

Metafilter was unreachable this morning and is incredibly slow this evening - is there something we should know ?
posted by sgt.serenity on Oct 24, 2006 - 46 comments

Why all the crashes?

Why is metafilter so slow and crash-prone? I know it gets a huge amount of traffic, but what causes the regular outages? Do you guys need a new server or what? I can't think of another major site that experiences as much downtime as metafilter does. (i'm not criticizing, I know how difficult it is to run a site of this scale... just curiouis)
posted by empath on Oct 4, 2006 - 43 comments

Woot, we're back up. Sorry about the downtime.

Woot, we're back up. Sorry about the downtime.
posted by mathowie on Sep 13, 2006 - 103 comments

care to explain the server issues?

Oh great #1, care to explain the server issues?
posted by wheelieman on Mar 21, 2006 - 38 comments

MeFi on Counterstrike?

Can we have a Metafilter Counterstrike 1.6 server? I think that would be pretty sweet.
posted by thirteenkiller on Feb 27, 2006 - 53 comments


Sorry about the downtime today, it looks like some comment spammers were DoSing the box with requests for long-dead trackback URLs. After that was cleaned up, some other weird bugs kept the server unavailable for a few hours, but things should be back to normal now.
posted by mathowie on Feb 13, 2006 - 26 comments

MeFi is weirdly halting and slow

MeFi is weirdly halting and slow whenever I load the site, or click into a thread. So, noticing my status bar, what I does is, I adds js.spellcheckthis.com to the 'Block retrieval of URL' list in my favorite local-proxy-crud-removing app, and fazowie, it's snappy again. I know some people love their spellcheckers, but if it's having the same effect on everyone, it seems like a... suboptimal solution.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jan 3, 2006 - 14 comments

DNS Issues?

It looks like your DNS server is failing. Metafilter is hosted by eod.com, and they aren't answering for anything in metafilter.com. I'm trying to get this posted quickly before my caches expire... I already can't reach ask.metafilter.com

Eod has only one IP address for their 'two' nameservers, It pings, but doesn't answer name service requests.

You might want to consider hosting your domain with someone with enough money to put two servers on the net. :(
posted by Malor on Dec 16, 2005 - 2 comments

There seem to be fewer JRun errors lately and the site seems snappy.

There seem to be fewer JRun errors lately and the site seems snappy. Are congratulations in order?
posted by trey on Jun 14, 2005 - 26 comments

Metafilter Server Performance

I for one am interested in any plans for possible future improvements to the uptime capabilities of the website "MetaFilter". I am eager to discuss these issues with the group as a whole!
posted by Pretty_Generic on Jun 1, 2005 - 58 comments

These days it seems like MeFi is down constantly

Can I just make a frustration-vent post? These days it seems like MeFi is down constantly, several times a day, and to be honest... I'm getting to the point where I'm about ready to move on to another spot. The problem is that, for me, my main community site is like comfort food; it's a place that I can always pop into to see posts and comments from the people I know, and I can always fill in a time gap or soothe my real-life-related nerves by browsing there. But one of the things about comfort food is that it has to be easy and accessible, and lately, MeFi... isn't. So I have some questions...
posted by taz on May 16, 2005 - 154 comments

Server Update Announcement

I just updated the server to CFMX 7. If you see any obvious weird errors, toss them in here.
posted by mathowie on Feb 7, 2005 - 39 comments

Thanks from Mathowie

Holy mother of god. It's official, even though I was kind of worried about ponying (heh) up the dough for a couple of high ticket servers, I made enough money off the $5 signups today to pay for one year's hosting. So I want to say thanks to all the new users for ensuring the future of this place. I love ya. Some more news inside
posted by mathowie on Nov 18, 2004 - 67 comments

Jay-Run was smacking me around earlier

So. Jay-Run was smacking me around earlier when I tried to visit the site. Enough post-election traffic to cause problems or something else? Just curious, the site was really speedy last night when I was checking the huge election threads.
posted by bargle on Nov 3, 2004 - 12 comments

Has the new hardware been dropped in?

The site is snappier than it has been in a long time, at least for me. Has the new hardware been dropped in?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Oct 25, 2004 - 15 comments

I switched over to Apache, so some stuff might not be working

I switched over to Apache, so some stuff might not be working (like spellcheck). If you find any bugs with MetaFilter, MetaTalk, Ask MetaFilter, or any other site that used to be on this server, let me know here.
posted by mathowie on Jun 10, 2004 - 56 comments

server donation request

Here's a direct approach to the constant metafilter downtime : what would it cost (roughly) to pay someone to port Metafilter to a more reliable platform, and are there enough site members who care sufficiently to foot the bill ? Couldn't Matt just put a little permanent add/plea for $ donations - along with the amount collected and the amount still needed - on the front page ? Why not ?
posted by troutfishing on May 7, 2004 - 62 comments

Server Downtime

Why the downtime? For the last week or so, Metafilter goes down at late morning GMT, and doesn't spring back to life until Late afternoon GMT. It seems too regular to be anything other than a deliberate act. Is it going to be a regular thing? How are us European MeFites going to waste time at work?
posted by seanyboy on Apr 21, 2004 - 38 comments

So where are we with getting the server the hell outta Some Great Guy's closet

So where are we with getting the server the hell outta Some Great Guy's closet and into Some Proper Hosting Place? There's been talk of us stumping up, and that's fine by me. Especially if it means when I press the feed button of my cage I get good nourishing MeFi goodness, not "server refused the connection".

(filed under feature requests, although I'm not sure "works" is a feature)
posted by bonaldi on Mar 18, 2004 - 31 comments

Reasons for Downtime

Hey, just curious if the reason this site tends to have downtime with relative frequency (it's not terrible or anything, but it's certainly more than any other popular site I check out) is a result of the ISP it's hosted at, or the server it's running on...

I'm not asking to be a jerk or anything, I'm just curious, since I have a 1u server colocated somewhere myself, and am moving it to a new facility soon etc.. so network / hosting / downtime issues pique my interest...
posted by twiggy on Mar 4, 2004 - 7 comments

How big is the drive Metafilter is located on?

Matt, this is a question to you (as well as a push to the other users here).

How big is the drive Metafilter (or all of your stuff) is located on? Like many others, I lived in a dark world without MeFi and ask:

Have you thought about a raid level 1?
posted by filmgeek on Feb 17, 2004 - 50 comments

We're back

So alas, one of the processor fans in the MetaFilter server decided to up and die, which coincided perfectly with a planned vacation to New York. Upon coming back, no replacement fan was to be found on my doorstep (due to stupid delayed shipping by the company from whom the replacement was ordered), so a trip to CompUSA later, we're back in business. Sorry 'bout that.
posted by delfuego on Feb 16, 2004 - 74 comments

Server Downtime

Sorry about the downtime -- it turns out that storms and thunder and lightning make the power in Brookline, MA go away for a short bit. Thank goodness for the wonder of uninterruptible power supplies and graceful shutdowns...
posted by delfuego on Aug 3, 2003 - 9 comments

Upgrades in the Works

Uptime will probably be sporadic over the next few days while I do some software and hardware upgrades. On the upside, I get to bask in the glow of the server while I do the upgrades.
posted by mathowie on Jul 11, 2003 - 28 comments

#mefi has moved!

#mefi has moved!

To avoid prosecution For various reasons, #mefi has been forced to relocate moved to a new server. The DNS will propagate the domain name shortly but, if you are connecting using the IP address, you need to change it to
posted by dg on Mar 31, 2003 - 7 comments

What would it take to cure it?

A new server in June, a new version of Cold Fusion in July, a new hard drive in January and it's still an ailing mefi server. What would it take to cure it?
posted by timeistight on Jan 23, 2003 - 105 comments

is MeFi dead?

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but is MeFi dead? I haven't been getting through all day until just now, and even now I'm only seeing "Index Of" and two HRs.
posted by oissubke on Jan 10, 2003 - 38 comments

I've received JRun errors, Server Errors, and just plain "site not available" messages

Anything unusual (besides the window config mentioned below) going on with the site availability tonight? I've received JRun errors, Server Errors, and just plain "site not available" messages... I'm sure it's not on my end, but in case it matters, Mozilla 1.2, Windows XP.
posted by jonson on Jan 9, 2003 - 1 comment

Temporary IRC Relocation

The irc server turlyming seems to be down, so come on over to irc.undernet.org channel #mefi.
posted by beth on Dec 17, 2002 - 17 comments

Sorry about the downtime.

Sorry about the downtime. I was dicking around with the server a little. Things should be back to normal now. More downtime tomorrow, perhaps as I finish the upgrades.
posted by anildash on Nov 23, 2002 - 12 comments

Metafilter Slowdowns

Am I the only one who has been experiencing a good deal of downtime, timeouts, and generally slow surfing lately on MetaFilter?

I remember reading awhile back that signups were turned off the last time because of server strain. Is that the issue here or are we (is Matt) dealing with something else?
posted by The God Complex on Oct 29, 2002 - 32 comments

Server Outage?

MeFi outage last night from about 8 p.m. PDT until 10 when I logged off and went to bed . Just me or anyone else?
posted by Lynsey on Oct 9, 2002 - 9 comments

thanks, matt

Matt, the new server is fantastic and you've been burning through bugs at a remarkable rate. I know you've been working steadily for several days now. I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say how much I appreciate all your work.

Why don't you unplug now and go have a nice dinner? None of the bugs I've seen posted today seem that serious, and I suspect lots of them pre-date the upgrade.

posted by timeistight on Jul 17, 2002 - 14 comments

Thanks, Matt!

OK, either everyone has decided to take a day off of MeFi, or the new server is finally in place. Kudos to Matt (and the rest of the mefi crew), the site really smokes.
posted by kaefer on Jun 12, 2002 - 8 comments

What's Metafilter Timezone?

What's Metafilter Timezone? I live in Belgium (same time zone as Paris, Madrid or Amsterdam). I have observed that the Metafilter "midnight" is somewhere in what is my morning. Where is physiscally the server? In what time zone is Metafilter's midnight?

posted by Baud on May 22, 2002 - 27 comments

Dreamhost Shut Down My Sites. Help?

Yesterday I was accused of spamming by my host. Today 10+ websites and my email service has been shut down.
(cockybastard.com, Globalgasm.com, etc.)
I am *hoping* I can resolve this asap. But what if they refuse to listen to me.
I'm struck by how helpless I am. Has this ever happened to anyone here? I am close to actually driving to the Dreamhost offices in person.

posted by halcyon on May 3, 2002 - 32 comments

Is anyone else dissapointed in the results?

Is anyone else dissapointed in the results of this ?
posted by keithl on Apr 29, 2002 - 44 comments

New Fast Server?

Gee, MetaFilter's fast. Surely, this is the new server? But so soon, just a week after Matt ordered it? That hardly seems possible! Is everyone seeing a huge speed increase?
posted by nicwolff on Apr 13, 2002 - 22 comments

Was the MetaFilter server down for a couple of hours earlier today?

Was the MetaFilter server down for a couple of hours earlier today?
posted by riffola on Apr 12, 2002 - 25 comments

Server Upgrades

Hopefully, this will mean the end to the server time-outs: I'm finally upgrading the server [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Apr 7, 2002 - 31 comments

MeFi/MeTa seem very zippy to me

Has mathowie got some more bandwidth or other upgrade? MeFi/MeTa seem very zippy to me, past couple of days.
posted by luser on Mar 7, 2002 - 21 comments

Is MetaFilter down for everybody else?

Is MetaFilter down for everybody else. I've been getting host not found errors all morning. I know Matt was planning to move his name server box. I'm just wondering if something in that process got hosed. If it is down, is it still available via an IP address -> I couldn't seem to find that either.
posted by willnot on Jan 23, 2002 - 11 comments

Is there a picture of the actual physical embodiment of the MetaFilter Server?

Is there a picture of the actual physical embodiment of the MetaFilter Server? I'd like to be able to visualize where all the comments go.
posted by machaus on Jan 9, 2002 - 36 comments

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