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15th October 2006 2:43  #1

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Is the site down?
Hello guys,

what is going on with this site?
This is weird. But at least it is partly operational.

15th October 2006 2:52  #2

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Just doing tests whilst the site is quiet.

I assume it's working again for you?

22nd October 2006 16:59  #3

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
One quick question Mal - how come the site has reverted back to 20 comments per page? I found with 30 comments per page it was easier to navigate the site...

22nd October 2006 17:07  #4

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
One of the reasons for doing it is to attempt to reduce load on the server by decreasing the size of pages, although I may switch it back to 30 if I decide it hasn't helped.

22nd October 2006 17:21  #5

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Thanks Mal - cheers.

24th October 2006 0:47  #6

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
It's back to 30. Happy

24th October 2006 22:03  #7

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Mal, not being as html savvy as I should be, how would the page with 20 comments reduce the load on the server compared to a page with 30 comments? I can understand it if the page has less than 20 but if an item has attracted say 50 comments, a user would load that page 3 times within 2 minutes, rather than 2 times if the page has a 30 comment limit. As the page is now loaded only twice (including backgrounds, etc) would this take less bandwidth or does the users computer cache help out here?

Just interested, 'tis all Happy

24th October 2006 23:15  #8

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
My idea was trying to get requests processed as quickly as possible by reducing the length of the requests. I was testing to see if enough people were simply reading the articles and had no interest in viewing the comments - so wouldn't need to click to the next page.

It didn't work though, I think people like comments. Wink

25th October 2006 0:27  #9

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
True - comments are almost like gossip really...sort of...
Ta for the quick responce Happy

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