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« on: February 09, 2009, 08:47:59 PM »
The PLA forums have been crashing regularly for a long time now, almost always taking my entire server and all my other websites with it.  I still don't know what the problem is, I only know how to fix it.  Sometimes.  Today it was a slightly different problem than normal so it's taken me a large chunk of the evening to get it straightened out.  linear's forums are still down, appearing to suffer from a different problem. 

I've been thinking about changing forum software.  Maybe phpbb or something.  I need some input on this from you guys.  Do you completely hate the idea of changing software?  Or if not, what software would you go with?  If I can't figure out why the forums are constantly crashing, I might not have a choice about switching since I can't keep putting this much time into fixing things.

Keep in mind that a switch wouldn't mean we'd lose all the old posts.  Hopefully we'd be able to migrate posts and users to a new system.  But at the very least, I would set up an SMF archive of the old posts.

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Re: PLA Forums - ARGH!
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009, 01:23:19 PM »
CHANGE SUCKS AND I HATE IT!

No, really. Change sucks and I hate it. We've still not had any real downtime on UNF. Maybe it's your host or something.
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Re: PLA Forums - ARGH!
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009, 01:37:34 PM »
I don't want to change either.  I figure a new forum system will just mean new and different problems.  I'm going to ask my host to run some diagnostics to see if they can find anything.  I'm sure it has something to do with the volume of traffic hitting the PLA forums too.  Just seems weird that none of my other MySQL databases crash, just the forums.

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Re: PLA Forums - ARGH!
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009, 01:45:07 PM »
Hopefully it's not a trafic volume problem and it's your host being shitty. I guess you could always pull a Cal and just completely lock these forums up and make an RBCP's Content Kingdom and watch the whole thing die when everyone just abandons it and finds something else to do. Except for me, I have nothing else to do but make you delete my posts and hate me. I am now laughing and it's out loud because what was said previously is so funny.
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Re: PLA Forums - ARGH!
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2009, 04:11:39 PM »
CHANGE SUCKS AND I HATE IT!

No, really. Change sucks and I hate it. We've still not had any real downtime on UNF. Maybe it's your host or something.

We know who you didnt vote for...

Careful Nod.  He's just a very clever spambot. 

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Re: PLA Forums - ARGH!
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2009, 04:55:26 PM »
i don't think it has anything to do with traffic, arbie. we've talked about my other high-traffic board (no, not UPL, no one posts there), and it gets more traffic but has never had these problems.

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Average registrations per day:     3.4
Average posts per day:    41
Average topics per day:    3.67


Quote from: linear's other stupid board
Average registrations per day:     4.07
Average posts per day:    396.54
Average topics per day:    18.70


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Re: PLA Forums - ARGH!
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2009, 08:06:54 PM »
Who is your host?
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2009, 08:24:12 PM »

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Re: PLA Forums - ARGH!
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2009, 12:53:21 AM »
Maybe we could try another board software as a seperate install and see if we like it. Then you can just not fix the forums next time they break and we won't have any choice but to use the new one.
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Re: PLA Forums - ARGH!
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2009, 05:14:12 PM »
Let's just switch hosting to godaddy where the forums will work...
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Re: PLA Forums - ARGH!
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2009, 05:46:52 PM »
It might not even be the forums.  It's just that the forums are the only thing to break when I have to reset the server.  Usually mine because mine are busier than linear's.  I don't know what else it could be since Wordpress and SMF are the only major things I'm running.  Next time it crashes, I'm supposed to call a guy in tech support and he's going to see what was/is running when the crash happens.  Unfortunately it didn't crash today, so I guess we just have to wait.

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Re: PLA Forums - ARGH!
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2009, 05:52:22 PM »
everyone use your leet sploitz to crash the board RIGHT NOW.


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Re: PLA Forums - ARGH!
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2009, 06:29:05 PM »
Too bad it's not 1995 or we could POD the boards until they went down.
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