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Carleas, please back up the site

Postby Fixed Cross » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:17 pm

The war is now fully on, virtually all Constitutionalist sites are being deleted or else blocked, the bandwidth lowered by a factor 100 or 1000. I notice my access to my own threads here is virtually nonexistent. I have to wait about 15 minutes before a page loads, no matter the device or connection Im on. Im sure the site is at risk. Please make a backup just in case.

Thanks,
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Re: Carleas, please back up the site

Postby Ecmandu » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:23 pm

Fixed Cross wrote:The war is now fully on, virtually all Constitutionalist sites are being deleted or else blocked, the bandwidth lowered by a factor 100 or 1000. I notice my access to my own threads here is virtually nonexistent. I have to wait about 15 minutes before a page loads, no matter the device or connection Im on. Im sure the site is at risk. Please make a backup just in case.

Thanks,
FC


I’m experiencing irregularities as well.

When I load “board index”, it’s instantaneous.

When I load a forum, it’s instantaneous.

When I load a thread, it takes a couple minutes.

When I post a message, it takes a couple minutes.

So far, so good, but it’s unsettling.
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Re: Carleas, please back up the site

Postby Carleas » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:58 pm

1) The site is backed up regularly.

2) Most current issues are due to running a big job to purge hundreds of spam accounts. I believe the reason some things load quickly and some don't is because the server permits a certain number of processes at a time, and most of them are being used to purge the accounts, so new requests have to wait in line until something completes and frees up resources. Commonly used pages like the index are probably cached, but otherwise load times will be pretty random. Grain of salt: I know only a little bit about how this works, but I know it happens every time we purge a big batch of spam accounts.

3) 15 minutes shouldn't happen, for me it times out after a minute or so and I get a 502 bad gateway error from Cloudflare. If you're actually getting load times that long, it may be an issue with your ISP or your computer.
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Re: Carleas, please back up the site

Postby Silhouette » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:55 pm

You mean the hysterical alarmism is unwarranted? :lol:

Your rationality is getting in the way of his I-told-you-so-ism, Carleas... :wink:

P.S. you're doing a great job!
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Re: Carleas, please back up the site

Postby Carleas » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:27 pm

Thanks Sil, even though I don't believe you.

I cancelled the purging process for now, and site is normal again for me and hopefully for everyone. I'll start it again tonight just before bed so it will run while most users sleep.
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Re: Carleas, please back up the site

Postby Ecmandu » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:31 pm

It’s working smoothly again for me.

Thx Carleas
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Re: Carleas, please back up the site

Postby Mowk » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:43 pm

I cancelled the purging process for now, and site is normal again for me and hopefully for everyone.


It might be prudent in the future to address the sites administrative requirements before you give the conspiracy prone even the slightest irregularity. I would have been completely surprised if you have not been doing regular backups.

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Re: Carleas, please back up the site

Postby Silhouette » Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:13 am

Carleas wrote:Thanks Sil, even though I don't believe you.

I cancelled the purging process for now, and site is normal again for me and hopefully for everyone. I'll start it again tonight just before bed so it will run while most users sleep.

Mate, ur the MVP out of all of us - all of this hard work on your part is behind the scenes, and the fact that any anomalous site behaviour is so rare that it can only be attributed to some grandiose national conspiracy is testament to the effectiveness of your work.

I know what it's like to work at the back end of essential processes, how little glory there is for one's dedication, and how much contempt there can be from ingrates nonetheless. For you to not believe me is probably what you're used to - but I assure you that I am 100% authentic in my praise. And if I may add, you're one of very few with whom I've engaged on this site who actually knows how to approach a debate, so I am doubly grateful for your efforts.

Now hopefully you do believe me, though I despise ass-kissers - so let me be absolutely clear: disregard everything I've said so far on this thread because it should go without saying.
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Re: Carleas, please back up the site

Postby promethean75 » Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:23 am

It's definitely the communists and I think carleas is a part of it. He's telling you its routine maintenance, but it isnt.
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Re: Carleas, please back up the site

Postby Zeroeth Nature » Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:44 am

I just backed up this thread. :)

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Re: Carleas, please back up the site

Postby fuse » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:28 am

Thanks for the info and the behind the scenes work, Carleas. You do a good job here, and I think you'll find there's little disagreement that you're a credit to the community.
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