Accessing the forum?

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by Peter Clare, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    for the last three or four evenings I have had a problem accessing the forum, it starts around 7pm and progressively gets worse as it gets later, it gets to the point that its not possible to log on at all.

    I don't think this is to do with my server or PC as all the other programs respond as they should.

    Is anyone else having this problem?


  2. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic


    No problems here.

    Sounds like a local broadband/internet overload where access can slow down as people go on the Internet in the evening?
  3. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    Yes had this problem last night all evening.
    OK this morning.
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Peter

    I have experienced the same, but all other bookmarks open as rapidly as normal. I have done a full scan, grimefighter etc to see if its some 'muck' in my system, but as you say this web site for the last couple of evenings has just sat there trying to load the page and after 10 mins I give up.

    For some reason it is OK in the morning and afternoon but it becomes worse into the evening.

  5. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member

    Same thing happened to me a few times during the week, and other websites as fast as usual.
    Something to do with increased number of people using the site, coming home from work?
  6. spidge


    No trouble in Oz (touch wood) and the extension lead is much longer!
  7. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    At least it's not just me with the problem. Other web sites are up to speed, it seems to be talk with them problem. Very fast during the day but fails in the evening. Personally, I don't think it's due to extra demand on the site.

    Can Adam come up with an explanation?
  8. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    I've had the same problem as well over the last couple of days. I couldn't connect with the Forum at all (daytime and evenings), but everything else was fine. When I did eventually connect, responses were incredibly slow.
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I can offer no explanation, I'm afraid.
    My hope is that it may be Otto on server side getting to grips with our lack of Google indexing, but I do not know.

    Personally, I've had no slow-down, but obviously that doesn't mean something isn't going awry.
    Passing thought that it might be a browser compatibility thing like happened with IPB before on IE for a while. I'm on Firefox.

    Wish I could help more.
  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Actually I do have one thought.
    Will check some of your ip addresses when back at a proper pooter.
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Maybe something, maybe not.
    Rob & Peter are on very similar IPs, and redtop and tricky.
    There may conceivably be a choke point somewhere between that/those locations and here. If that is the case, it'd be a case of 'wait and see' I'm afraid.
    Can't see a site IP ban that might also have had an effect. (very similar IPs to a banned one have suffered in the past on VB).
    Can't see a daily system task that runs at those sort of times either. (remember the morning dead time every day on VB).

    Final thought - corrupted cookies, or one that's got a bit bloated.
    That would fit with a site-specific problem.
    Clear cookies and see if that helps?
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  12. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Thanks Adam, I'll delete my cookies as soon as I get the chance. Hope it works


  13. Lindele

    Lindele formerly HA96

    No problems this end.

  14. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Cookies deleted and reinstated, fingers crossed
  15. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Adam

    I do not think many are still using IE as a browser.

    Choke point - but why on this forum only, others work fine, and at normal speed + it only happens from about 17:00 UK time

    Cookies - prior to commenting above I went through every Avast piece of software I have access to to clean out any 'muck' but it still happens.


    edited to add:
    18:00 UK time, and it seems to be working normally :)
  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Avast and malware software does not necessarily clean corrupted cookies. They are a different thing.

    Choke point: you are in a unique location, but one very close to others with a problem - the forum is hosted in one place (in Texas, if I recall), there can indeed be some problem that is only happening between those places, whether physical or virtual I would never be able to speculate. The only way I could firm up that theory is if there was bother with a site hosted in the same place as us.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's Otto mucking about.
  17. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member


    I'm no longer able to see 'new content' - it just says "no new content". Have I pressed the wrong button?

  18. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Tom, I have the same problem, I have to hit the New Content button twice to get a result. Worth a try


  19. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    It's now 9pm and things are looking up, the Forum is back to its usual speed thanks to Adam and his advice re cookies. Seems to have done the trick. Hope it's the same for everyone else

    Thanks Adam
  20. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Thanks to all and whoever - it does seem to be back to normal - damn means I have to stop drinking wine and play on the computer instead :(

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