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Server crash

metsfanAJMmetsfanAJM Registered User Posts: 1,574 Senior Member
edited April 2013 in Community & Forum Issues
The servers overloaded multiple times within the past hour, most likely due to SAT and university results being announced. Just figured I'd let the admins know in case they didn't already know about this, though I'm sure they're well aware.
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Replies to: Server crash

  • Roger_DooleyRoger_Dooley Founder Posts: 106,377 Senior Member
    We've got a team monitoring the servers and things are healthy so far, metsfanAJM. We've restarted a few balky ones, maybe you happened to hit one of those.
  • dodgersmomdodgersmom Registered User Posts: 7,165 Senior Member
    Problems going from bad to worse . . . pages not loading at all, or loading with odd formatting.
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 29,533 Senior Member
    It's been giving me error messages for the last 6 hours. Now I'm getting the weird format that dodger is talking about. For example, my top bar now looks like this: more featured discussions ...

    Page 1 of 54 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 >

    Instead of just showing pages 1-5 or whatever it was before.

    The servers are not OK.
  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn Super Moderator Posts: 25,295 Senior Member
    I'm getting the weird format, also.
  • emilybeeemilybee Registered User Posts: 10,184 Senior Member
    I am getting the weird format, too.
  • metsfanAJMmetsfanAJM Registered User Posts: 1,574 Senior Member
    Yeah, same here. Plus, there has been significant lag when pages do end up loading, otherwise they just crash, saying that the server was too busy.
  • dadinatordadinator Registered User Posts: 1,439 Senior Member
    Same as everyone above - weird format and repeatedly get message that the server is busy.
  • Roger_DooleyRoger_Dooley Founder Posts: 106,377 Senior Member
    There were some server busy messages at peak load times - that kept things under control and prevented the site from going down due to server crashes. Hopefully, nobody got too many. As soon as things calmed down a wee bit, we disabled that.
  • Roger_DooleyRoger_Dooley Founder Posts: 106,377 Senior Member
    We weren't able to observe the weird format issue. Maybe something caused by an incomplete page load. We tried to reproduce it from various locations, but nobody could.
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 29,533 Senior Member
    I'm still getting it.
  • RunsWScissorsRunsWScissors Registered User Posts: 456 Member
    I'm only getting it on the Engineering Majors forum . But I think you all have done an excellent job keeping things going!
  • ognopgodognopgod Registered User Posts: 353 Member
    I am also getting it. Take for e.g. main college pages like: University of Pennsylvania - College Confidential

    I would also check out your ad servers since on these pages none of your ads are showing. Maybe conflicting javascripts.

    The slow loading of pages I have also been experiencing for a few days now.
  • metsfanAJMmetsfanAJM Registered User Posts: 1,574 Senior Member
    It seems like it's only happening in a few forums. While this forum and the SAT prep forum, for example, appear to be just fine, the HSL and CC Cafe forums are experiencing the formatting issue.
  • dodgersmomdodgersmom Registered User Posts: 7,165 Senior Member
    You can't replicate the weird format? Well, I sure can!!!

    There are 1610 pages in the parents forum . . . How do I know? Because I can access any one of them that I want! Right, I have a choice of any of 1610 individual pages!!! Now how wide a screen do you imagine it would take to accommodate that???

    It is AWFUL - I can't see the date or time of the last post, or the name of the user that posted!
  • Roger_DooleyRoger_Dooley Founder Posts: 106,377 Senior Member
    The specific forum was the lacking clue! I see it... fix underway!
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