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Grashtel
2011-Mar-14, 07:06 PM
BAUT has been running really slowly for me for a while, is anyone else getting this or is it just something sucking on my end?

Swift
2011-Mar-14, 07:25 PM
No, it seems to be a general problem. I've had problems, as well as at least one other moderator. I don't have an immediate answer as to why.

NEOWatcher
2011-Mar-14, 07:46 PM
I'll chime in too. It's generally very slow, but there are times when I need at least 2 or three refreshes to get anything at all (probably about 50% of the time I've been on today and friday).

HenrikOlsen
2011-Mar-14, 08:12 PM
It looks like we have a lot of views of the main Fukushima threads, I'm guessing lots of extra traffic from people googling to know about the current situation.

Glom
2011-Mar-14, 09:07 PM
Having similar problems on World Nuclear News and Depleted Cranium. Shockingly, the Society for All British Road Enthusiasts works like a dream.

Must be the Fukushima situation. Good to know though. Our level headed conversations are being heard.

Centaur
2011-Mar-14, 11:02 PM
Attempting to navigate the BAUT forum has been extremely frustrating lately for me too. Each click requires a wait for nearly minute. Often the wait ends with a notice saying, “The connection has timed out”. I do not have this problem when visiting other websites.

Solfe
2011-Mar-15, 01:11 AM
Must be the Fukushima situation. Good to know though. Our level headed conversations are being heard.

Good lord! We are being ToSeeked to death! :)

elizabeth25
2011-Mar-15, 01:34 AM
i thought it was just my computer that was playing up, glad its not now. it is very frustrating, having to wait for over a minute before i can do anything, if i refresh too many times the screen just goes blank. GRrr

TatsuRoll
2011-Mar-15, 03:11 AM
Yeah it was running slow for me for about a week. At the moment it seems to be running at regular speeds.

Glom
2011-Mar-15, 08:52 AM
There are over 4½ thousand views of the Fukushima thread and they can't all be me press the refresh button.

elizabeth25
2011-Mar-15, 10:07 AM
seems to be working at a faster rate now, probably all those people reading the Fukushima thread slowing it down.

NEOWatcher
2011-Mar-15, 11:36 AM
The mornings haven't been too bad. It gets worse as the day goes on.
I wonder if it's a combination of our hits, and other sites on the farm.

Glom
2011-Mar-15, 12:16 PM
It's getting so bad, no-one can reply in the thread.

elizabeth25
2011-Mar-15, 02:18 PM
Its such a popular forum, so many are using it now, how many people are actually on here?

NEOWatcher
2011-Mar-15, 02:29 PM
Its such a popular forum, so many are using it now, how many people are actually on here?
Right now, a little over a 3rd of the highest ever.
You can see that at the bottom of the main page.

It started to degrade quickly for me between 9 and 10 EDT.

elizabeth25
2011-Mar-15, 02:39 PM
wow. yeah its starting to slow down again for me too. All other sites i go on are fine, its just this one. 2.36pm UK time.

Glom
2011-Mar-15, 03:05 PM
It's a good discussion though. I feel everyone is able to be frank about things. All to often nuclear discussions are so polarised, the supporters feel like they can give no quarter when confronted with the antis. This time, I feel we can say we're coming up against the very edge of the envelope, there are hazards ahead and we can discuss those hazards rationally and realistically.

HenrikOlsen
2011-Mar-15, 07:06 PM
Unfortunately the anti's seem to be coming out of the woodwork to flood commentary everyone else with their woo. And this is grade A "running in circles with their arms in the air, shouting 'the sky is falling'" woo.

Swift
2011-Mar-15, 08:03 PM
Let's stick to reporting connection problems and not derail this into a discussion of specific threads or people's reactions to them. Several mods are not even convinced that this is particularly a problem with too many users, as the slowness does not seem to correlate with number on-line at a given time. We'll leave it to Fraser and the host to figure out the root causes.

Trakar
2011-Mar-15, 08:24 PM
The mornings haven't been too bad. It gets worse as the day goes on.
I wonder if it's a combination of our hits, and other sites on the farm.

JUst the opposite here, virtually dead in the mornings but starts loosening up afternoon and is pretty much normal after 3pm until about 8am, thenit dies again until after noon.

But I'm on the west coast so that skews my time references.

Trakar
2011-Mar-15, 08:27 PM
Let's stick to reporting connection problems and not derail this into a discussion of specific threads or people's reactions to them. Several mods are not even convinced that this is particularly a problem with too many users, as the slowness does not seem to correlate with number on-line at a given time. We'll leave it to Fraser and the host to figure out the root causes.

Seems, to me, loke a continuation of the problems we were having earlier, that was assumed to be related to the different hosting networks we went through, things seemed to clear up a bit after last change was made, now it seems to be repeating the mal-performance.

Fazor
2011-Mar-16, 01:30 AM
East coast here, but mornings (9am and on) the site has been almost completely inaccessable. In fairness, most of the other times of the day i've had the same problem. There's spotty periods of workability, but it seems lately it's more often that I can't get on (or if I do, can only veiw a few pages before I lose the connection) than times where it works. I'm assuming the rest are at least enjoying a period of relative Fazor-quietness ;)

Solfe
2011-Mar-16, 03:48 AM
I see the 9 am issue too. Is there any quality information that us users can provide to assist in troubleshooting?

Glom
2011-Mar-16, 09:01 PM
Hilarity as the board seems to be working okay, except when I try to view this thread.

Trebuchet
2011-Mar-18, 03:49 AM
Main page wouldn't load past the first two forums just now. The intro & feedback forum and this page then loaded almost instantly.

antoniseb
2011-Mar-18, 11:28 AM
Sometime last night, Fraser doubled the number of simultaneous connections allowed. Performance improved.

Trebuchet
2011-Mar-18, 01:53 PM
Thanks Fraser! Noticeably fast this morning.

Glom
2011-Mar-18, 07:46 PM
This running problem is interfering with me being a smart alec! :mad:

Swift
2011-Mar-18, 08:07 PM
This running problem is interfering with me being a smart alec! :mad:
Which would make it a feature, not a defect. :p

Trakar
2011-Mar-18, 09:17 PM
Thanks Fraser! Noticeably fast this morning.

Hard to believe it was that simple a fix,...but things are noticably faster and smoother today. No experienced lag or lock-up at all! Fingers-crossed,...looking good so far!

Glom
2011-Apr-12, 07:48 AM
Problem's back. Surely not a coincidence that it happens after NISA's latest declaration. Stupid NISA! Who would employ a small supermarket chain to regulate the nuclear industry anyway?

Ara Pacis
2011-Apr-16, 09:35 PM
Having problems today. Pages are failing to load/ loading up blank. I have to hit refresh several times to get something to come up. I try to post, and it comes up to a blank page and when I refresh and then it tells me I can't post a duplicate.

captain swoop
2011-Apr-16, 10:09 PM
Yup. having problems here in Yorkshire.

Swift
2011-Apr-16, 10:24 PM
ditto

caveman1917
2011-Apr-16, 10:41 PM
Keeps telling me "the connection to the server got re-initialised".

ABR.
2011-Apr-16, 11:12 PM
I'm having to hit refresh every time I load a page now. I'm relieved to hear it isn't just me -- I was beginning to think BAUT had finally gotten tired of me!

astromark
2011-Apr-16, 11:14 PM
Yes even way down here in the colonies... its slowed somewhat.. It does not always make the connection..

BUT it's all to be expected.. as I will explain.. { this is not to be taken as fact.}:razz:

"As the solar system is drawn to the Black Hole 'Nubaru'... We are eccelorating towards the event horizon..

So as we near velocity c. time is slowing. Thus making this internet connection seem slower is a side effect.

All will be corrected shortly as the 21st of December 2012 approaches.... :razz: Mark on a sunny Sunday.

Noclevername
2011-Apr-16, 11:43 PM
Intenet Exploder cannot display the webpage-- annoying.

Sticks
2011-Apr-17, 05:03 AM
It seemed off line to me for a while this morning

captain swoop
2011-Apr-17, 10:11 AM
Back OK now.

Noclevername
2011-Apr-17, 02:38 PM
Still getting the occasional hiccup of pages that won't load, refreshing a time or two usually takes care of it.

Paul Beardsley
2011-Apr-17, 04:34 PM
Much of the time I can't get on at all.

Trebuchet
2011-Apr-17, 06:43 PM
I was having the "server reset" problem yesterday but seems better today. However, I'm now seeing that the last post in OTB was one of mine from four hours ago. That seems unlikely. Are things not getting updated?

Tinaa
2011-Apr-17, 10:31 PM
I could not get on yesterday and had more problems this morning.

Noclevername
2011-Apr-19, 07:04 PM
Not sure if this is related, but there has been a problem today with the "Alien life deemed impossible" (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php/112039-quot-Alien-life-deemed-impossible-quot) thread-- it's only displaying up to the last post of yesterday, none of today's posts are showing up.

IsaacKuo
2011-Apr-19, 07:08 PM
Not sure if this is related, but there has been a problem today with the "Alien life deemed impossible" (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php/112039-quot-Alien-life-deemed-impossible-quot) thread-- it's only displaying up to the last post of yesterday, none of today's posts are showing up.
I notice that changing the number of posts shown per thread in your "general settings" allows the posts to display. But I prefer to set it back to the default (the posts disappear again).

captain swoop
2011-Apr-23, 10:02 PM
Seems we were part of the Amazon problem.

Nereid
2011-Apr-23, 10:08 PM
Seems we were part of the Amazon problem.
Interestingly, BAUT seems to have taken much longer than many others, similarly affected, to recover.

However, for me at least, Universe Today is still down.

Torsten
2011-Apr-23, 10:25 PM
Very odd to see only 6 people logged in a few minutes ago, but it is up to 14 as I post this. People coming for their fix :)

Trakar
2011-Apr-23, 10:33 PM
I haven't been able to log in for most of the last three days. It has been getting steadily worse over the last week, whatever the issue is.

Grashtel
2011-Apr-23, 10:38 PM
I haven't been able to log in for most of the last three days. It has been getting steadily worse over the last week, whatever the issue is.
BAUT is hosted by the Amazon cloud and they have serious problems effecting lots of sites over the past three days so that probably explains the recent slowness, the ongoing problem may also be related depending on how long the stuff that brought the Amazon servers down has been going on, in which case it should be resolved now though only time will tell.

Swift
2011-Apr-24, 01:52 AM
Fraser has a thread here (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php/114875-BAUT-Outage) talking about the Amazon cloud problem.

AndrewJ
2011-Apr-25, 01:19 AM
If this posts then looks like my log-in probs are over.

Swift
2011-May-20, 08:22 PM
I don't know if anyone else had this, but before about 5 minutes ago, I have not been able to get on BAUT for about an hour - kept getting time-out errors.

CJSF
2011-May-20, 08:23 PM
Yes.. same thing here, more or less. Also had trouble with the badastronomy.com redirec to Phil's blog. That's working now too.

CJSF

caveman1917
2011-May-20, 08:24 PM
Bautbot gave it a downtime of about an hour.

Noclevername
2011-May-20, 10:02 PM
Did we get Clouded out again?

Garrison
2011-May-20, 10:14 PM
Did we get Clouded out again?

I suspect it was just the server decided 'one more post complaining about moderation and I'll quit', so it did. :)

Tensor
2011-May-20, 10:24 PM
I suspect it was just the server decided 'one more post complaining about moderation and I'll quit', so it did. :)

LOL, while I suspect this wasn't the funniest line in BAUT history, I just couldn't stop laughing. Good one. Garrison.

Noclevername
2011-Jun-07, 02:41 PM
And now we reveal the true reason for the Cloud-outs! http://www.xkcd.com/908/

NEOWatcher
2011-Jul-28, 02:46 PM
Anybody else getting delays today?
Around 8:00 EST I couldn't even get in, but a bit later I did and everything seemed fine.
Right now it seems to be getting very sluggish.

Tog
2011-Jul-28, 03:24 PM
I got tossed out just after I posted that question in the Astromomy section. I wasn't able to get back in at all until about 7 AM MDT.

elizabeth25
2011-Jul-28, 04:03 PM
I had problems this morning around, 8am, gave up after trying too many times, but its quite quick now, been ok from about 1pm

Jim
2011-Jul-28, 04:14 PM
I had problems getting the site to load from about 6:30-7:15am CT. I stopped trying. Tried just now and got it to load.

BTW, there's a website that will check to see if the site you want is working; it said BAUT was. I tried just after that and no joy. The message said there were server problems.

NEOWatcher
2011-Jul-28, 05:01 PM
BTW, there's a website that will check to see if the site you want is working...
I just figure... "since it aint workin for me, then if it's up or not aint gonna matter much".
(of course, that applies only if other sites I go to are working)

Anyway, since my post, the sluggishness seems to have cleared up too.

astromark
2011-Jul-28, 07:54 PM
WHO TOUCHED THAT BUTTON !... ? or was it.. Lets make a little adjustment... Oops ! OH, where did that go...?

Put your hands on the desk.. Please do not touch 'controls' function.. WHO CUT THE CABLE... pulled the plug !

and regardless of the fact.. you were gone gone gone... " ♪♪ ♫ ♪ ♪♪ ♫ ♪ " and that why is a interesting quandary...

NEOWatcher
2011-Aug-25, 01:17 PM
Baut gone for me from about 7:30am EDT till after 9am.

Swift
2011-Aug-25, 01:33 PM
Yep, I've been trying on and off from about 8:20 and only now got on

captain swoop
2011-Aug-25, 04:18 PM
Went down for an hour or two here as well.

CJSF
2011-Aug-25, 04:22 PM
Universe Today was off during that time as well.

CJSF

Trakar
2011-Aug-28, 12:59 AM
Shut down for about an hour and a half this afternoon

NEOWatcher
2012-Jan-09, 02:58 PM
Here we go again. Sometime in the last hour or so, I've been getting various hanging and timeout situations.

The "submit" of the page seems to make it to the server, but the refresh seems to be the problem. Very irritating when the page times out, and you lose the location of the last read post.

Swift
2012-Jan-17, 05:22 PM
BAUT seems very slow today

Jim
2012-Jan-17, 05:42 PM
Very


slow.

astromark
2012-Jan-17, 06:33 PM
Yes...

... very...

... slow ... Just bringing up the page took 40 seconds.. unacceptable..

... but why ? and how to fix this... I have no idea.. So... Will come back later.

NEOWatcher
2012-Jan-17, 06:40 PM
Same here. It seems like an off and on again type situation also (like the other day)

Perhaps Phil or Fraser protesting a government bill? ;)

Noclevername
2012-Jan-17, 07:01 PM
Sloooooooow. Molasses-running-uphill-in-winter-is-a-speed-demon-by-comparison slow. Snails crawling over a salt flat slow. Photons to a neutrino slow.


BTW, what's the deal with the blue post reply boxes?

Noclevername
2012-Jan-17, 07:22 PM
Now I'm getting "unable to find server" errors every third or fourth page.

Swift
2012-Jan-17, 08:42 PM
For me it seems to be much better now.

astromark
2012-Jan-17, 08:58 PM
At this time ... coming up to 10am.. The speed of load up has returned to the 2.5 - 3 seconds...

Which is the normal for around here... GREAT and THANKYOU.. to whomever it was that fixed this...

Jeff Root
2012-Jan-17, 10:27 PM
Chances are that it fixed itself, but it would be nice to know.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

slang
2012-Jan-19, 12:24 AM
Gotta love good 'ole 01101001.. he still has his 'lil webbot (http://www.01101001.com/bautbot) running which reports loading times for BAUT. Nice for a crosscheck to see if any problem is server based or something closer to your own internet location... It's 2012 now, it would be sort of fitting if he returned this year... :)

HenrikOlsen
2012-Jan-19, 10:56 AM
That wasn't 01101101, that's 01101001 :)

What does it say about me that I didn't have to look that up?

ToSeek
2012-Jan-19, 04:22 PM
That wasn't 01101101, that's 01101001 :)

What does it say about me that I didn't have to look that up?

Well, if it's not an inverted palindrome, you know you've missed a bit somewhere.



(01101001 backwards is
10010110)


On the main subject, it took me four or five tries to get in this morning.

NEOWatcher
2012-Jan-19, 04:25 PM
I haven't been able to get in until now. Probably about a half hour or so outage for me.

NEOWatcher
2012-Feb-06, 02:18 PM
Here we go again.
Painful this morning. I wonder if it's related to people pulling up the Super Bowl commercials on the cloud.

Trakar
2012-Feb-06, 03:35 PM
Here we go again.
Painful this morning. I wonder if it's related to people pulling up the Super Bowl commercials on the cloud.

Not noticing anything unusual here (West Coast, NorCal.)

NEOWatcher
2012-Feb-06, 03:46 PM
It's improved for me drastically since then. Probably about a half hour, or so, ago.

Celestial Mechanic
2012-Feb-07, 05:52 AM
The speed is OK, but every page keeps trying to connect to some site called hqhrt.com. My browser complains about the certificate for the site being invalid, so I tell it not to accept connections to that site. Over and over and over again ...

Is this normal? Is hqhrt.com some legitimate entity handling ads or statistics for BAUTForum?

HenrikOlsen
2012-Feb-07, 07:35 AM
Even if it's legit, it's moronic, a 1x1 pixel image in a 10+kB file. It fits in 35 bytes if stored as gif.
And the unfortunate fact that http://www.hqhrt.com/ shows an Apache test page makes it rather unlikely to be legit, though it's stuffed in there as if it was a tracking/statistics gathering link.

<div id="footer_copyright" class="shade footer_copyright">
<img style="display:none" src="http://hqhrt.com/content/73/tran.jpg" />
<!-- Do not remove this copyright notice -->
Powered by <a href="http://www.vbulletin.com" id="vbulletinlink">vBulletin&reg;</a> Version 4.1.6 <br />Copyright &copy; 2012 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
<!-- Do not remove this copyright notice -->
</div>


That said, it loads faster for me than the other images which may be related to the IP being in Sweden.
The thing I see loading slowest is the Skype presence icon next to IsaacKuo's avatar which took 24 seconds to load.

ToSeek
2012-Feb-07, 03:05 PM
Even if it's legit, it's moronic, a 1x1 pixel image in a 10+kB file. It fits in 35 bytes if stored as gif.
And the unfortunate fact that http://www.hqhrt.com/ shows an Apache test page makes it rather unlikely to be legit, though it's stuffed in there as if it was a tracking/statistics gathering link.

<div id="footer_copyright" class="shade footer_copyright">
<img style="display:none" src="http://hqhrt.com/content/73/tran.jpg" />
<!-- Do not remove this copyright notice -->
Powered by <a href="http://www.vbulletin.com" id="vbulletinlink">vBulletin®</a> Version 4.1.6 <br />Copyright © 2012 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
<!-- Do not remove this copyright notice -->
</div>


That said, it loads faster for me than the other images which may be related to the IP being in Sweden.
The thing I see loading slowest is the Skype presence icon next to IsaacKuo's avatar which took 24 seconds to load.

I spot-checked other vBulletin sites. Some of them have it, and some of them don't. I can't find any official discussion on the vBulletin forums about it. I'm going to try to get Fraser's attention and have him look into it.

Jeff Root
2012-Feb-07, 04:01 PM
... it loads faster for me than the other images which
may be related to the IP being in Sweden.
Before you posted that I did a brief Google of hqhrt.com,
and one site said it was in the Netherlands.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

HenrikOlsen
2012-Feb-07, 05:40 PM
IP series is registered through a Swedish company, I may be wrong about where the server is placed.

Still, the Netherlands is closer to me than to the US which may account for it slowing down USians but not me.

Celestial Mechanic
2012-Feb-08, 05:20 AM
Something I've just noticed is that my browser warns me about the certificate right before the page completes loading. Maybe it's something in the Javascript that runs at the end of the page load?

Is anybody else seeing activity involving hqhrt.com when they load a page from BAUTForum?

HenrikOlsen
2012-Feb-08, 12:55 PM
It looks like it's a tracking/statistics link in the footer of all pages which loads a 1x1pixel image without showing it.
It's likely everyone has activity regarding it but bit everyone will notice.

Celestial Mechanic
2012-Feb-09, 02:09 AM
It looks like it's a tracking/statistics link in the footer of all pages which loads a 1x1pixel image without showing it.
It's likely everyone has activity regarding it but not everyone will notice.{Clarified the quote a little.}

So my questions to the administrators is this: are you aware of hqhrt.com's presence on your pages, and are they legitimate? If they are legitimate, then I will accept their certificate.

ToSeek
2012-Feb-09, 03:57 AM
{Clarified the quote a little.}

So my questions to the administrators is this: are you aware of hqhrt.com's presence on your pages, and are they legitimate? If they are legitimate, then I will accept their certificate.

We're aware of it and trying to work out whether it's legitimate. It appears to be benign for the moment, at least.

Nowhere Man
2012-Feb-14, 01:09 AM
I noticed today that hqhrt.com was not responding, so I tossed these lines into my hosts file:

127.0.0.1 www.hqhrt.com
127.0.0.1 hqhrt.com

No more troubles.

Fred

Celestial Mechanic
2012-Feb-16, 05:26 AM
I noticed today that hqhrt.com was not responding, so I tossed these lines into my hosts file:
{Snip!}
No more troubles.

Fred
Works like a charm! Thanx!

Gillianren
2012-Feb-18, 10:21 PM
I don't know how to do that.

Van Rijn
2012-Feb-18, 11:04 PM
I don't know how to do that.

What OS (and version) are you using?

If you're using Windows XP with a standard install, and you have admin rights, try going to the start button, click "run" then enter:

notepad \windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

and hit return.

If the file comes up (it might not if you don't have admin rights, or if the OS was installed with something other than the standard "windows" folder name), first save a copy of the file under another name (use file/save as), then add the two lines under "code" in Nowhere Man's post and save the file. If you later have any problems that appear to be related to the edit restore the backup copy.

Note that you don't need to do this if you aren't having problems, it just redirects references to their site to your own computer, so that site can't track your IP address anymore.

Flat Handle
2012-Feb-19, 10:48 PM
I've always found the board to be a bit on the slow side.

Trakar
2012-Feb-20, 06:16 PM
I've always found the board to be a bit on the slow side.

Now, now, let's stick to issues of operational function and not wander off into membership post content commentary!

;)

Flat Handle
2012-Mar-19, 11:50 PM
OK, I will do that.

Solfe
2012-Apr-17, 09:31 PM
FYI: Today, I am experiencing general slowness on Bautforum. I guess it could be on my end, but I though a heads up post might be helpful if it isn't just me.

Ara Pacis
2012-Apr-18, 04:00 AM
FYI: Today, I am experiencing general slowness on Bautforum. I guess it could be on my end, but I though a heads up post might be helpful if it isn't just me.I was having slowness at about the same time.

Fazor
2012-May-03, 07:54 PM
So slooooooooow all day! Withdraw symptoms kicking in. Stupid non sequiters piling up in my brain, looking for an outlet!

NEOWatcher
2012-May-03, 07:57 PM
So slooooooooow all day! Withdraw symptoms kicking in. Stupid non sequiters piling up in my brain, looking for an outlet!

There are some around you (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&gbv=2&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=columbus+factory+outlet&fb=1&gl=us&hq=factory+outlet&hnear=0x883889c1b990de71:0xe43266f8cfb1b533,Columb us,+OH&ei=uuKiT5KuEej10gGk6enUDA&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=image&ved=0CBwQtgM)

Seriously though. It has been slow all day.