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Aug 24, 2008 08:20 AM

Posting Delay Problem Seems to have Resolved

Nice to be able to report that the delay in seeing posts showing up seems to be over (hopefully for good). This has been a REALLY annoying issue and it is great that the Tech. Support folks have gotten a handle on it. I am running a PC with XP and FF 3.0 as my browser of choice.

However, I can't seem to click on users names and get to their CHOW page with any consistency (especially if they are fairly new to CH and don't have a lot of posts). I keep getting the "their seems to be a slight problem" page each time I try. Hopefully that one will go away soon too.

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  1. Yes - I've noticed that too - also FF/PC - XP. Thanks, Engineering, for fixing that.

    1. my posts are still experiencing long delays, although at least they're eventually posting now! i'm FF/Mac - OSX.5.4

      also having the same problem Servorg reported when trying to access other users' pages.

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        Ditto on the little posting arrow going 'round and 'round and sometimes taking upwards of 15 seconds to post what I wrote. I'm on IE 6.0.2 (yes, I know, I know. :-) )

        1. re: LindaWhit

          I'm not sure, but I'd guess that the problem Servorg refers to is not the one where some users have a delay in getting their posts to submit, it's the delay other users have in seeing new posts to a thread that's been updated. I sure hope that has been cleared up!

          1. re: Chris VR

            Well, I'm still having that issue as well (the latter that the OP posted about). Not often, but it does still happen.

      2. Thank you engineers, very, very, very ... very much. Absolutely no lag updating places. Nice to know I can read a reply as soon as it has been posted.

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        1. re: rworange

          Well, perhaps some latency is left when edititng.

          This has occurred twice so far.

          1. Post a reply
          2. Edit
          3. Still can't edit more than once without exiting and re-entering. There is just the red 'saving' message displayed.
          4. Exit post and return to board.
          5. Re-open post
          6. First edit is gone.

          At first I thought it was only the first edit, but posting this, I edited four times total and lost change three.

          Doesn't seem to be any lag left thuough if just reading the board.

        2. hey nice job, tech/support crew, i've got zero lag as well. whew, that really sucked when it was happening, so glad it seems to be gone! (ff/pc)

          i have the second problem reported by the op as well, but that's small potatoes as far as i'm concerned-- compared to the dreaded, terrible, horrible, slow-ass lag of doom. . .

          1. Engineering says there was an inconsistency in the caching mechanism across the different servers, and they normalized that, which is what took care of most of the lag problems. If you're still seeing additional lag issues, please let us know.

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            1. re: Jacquilynne

              well, I just loaded this thread, which My CHOW says has a new post, but nothing new is shown:

              1. re: Jacquilynne

                I just loaded this thread which supposedly had a new post 28 minutes ago. Right.

                1. re: Jacquilynne

                  i'm still having occasional problems with my posts stalling/not going through. in fact, it happened again a couple of time last night - so i copied the text i had typed, refreshed the page, and re-posted. it has gotten better, least now it's the exception as opposed to the rule :)

                  ETA: LOL! it just happened when i tried to post *this* reply! the little doohickey kept spinning...and spinning...and it never went through.

                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                    The stalled posting is a different problem than the posting lag (post goes through, thread shows "New Post", but post doesn't show up in the thread).
                    I get the never ending whirly more often than not so I ALWAYS control C whatever I type, refresh and repost - then usually get the "duplicate post" message.

                    1. re: hannaone

                      thanks hannaone, you're right - different issue.

                      not to get too OT here, but since i don't know if there's another thread dedicated to it, still having a problem accessing the page/profile of any other hound by clicking on their handle within a post. every time i do, i get:

                      "There's been a slight problem...

                      Sorry, something's not working with this page. The CHOW team has been notified and will check it out."

                      so in order to see the other posts to which someone has contributed [or look at their favorite restaurants, or find out where they're from...], i have to use the general search feature, type in their name, and then try clicking on one of the posts that comes up in the results list. very strange.

                  2. re: Jacquilynne

                    I did see another posting lag error yesterday evening, unfortunately. First time in several days. It was this thread, if it matters:

                    1. re: Jacquilynne

                      Not fixed. Seemed to have been fixed for a few days. Now it's back. A new reply was supposedly posted 13 minutes ago to a thread I was reading. The thread says "1 reply" but the reply isn't actually appearing there.

                      I was so happy to come back to this site in the last few days when this problem resolved. Now it's back and I don't want to bother anymore. I think I'll go try to post something on the thread on Site Talk about scaring away new people because of all the never-ending unresolved tech issues.

                      1. re: Jacquilynne

                        So the lag between the post showing on the main page and actually showing up is returning on an intermittent basis. This one on the LA board has been showing as having been posted for 19 minutes (more by this time) and yet it still does not show when I open the thread:

                        Random picture: Guess the restaurant...

                        J.L. in Los Angeles Area 8 cls 19 minutes ago

                        ADD: Finally showed up after 27 minutes, and only after another new post came in behind it which showed up immediately. Maybe the new post somehow triggered the other hidden one to materialize?

                        1. re: Jacquilynne

                          I think the servers do this to me just out of pure spite -- as soon as a problem is noticeably improved and I close the ticket, it pops back up. I'll let Engineering know the problem is reoccurring.

                          1. re: Jacquilynne

                            Okay, Jacquilynne. This thread: has a reply by Chandavkl, but it won't show up for me. I will bet that if I or someone else replies to the post, then Chadavkl post will finally show up. Very weird. Luckily this doesn't happen too often, but when it does it's quite annoying.

                            Add: Well the post just made me a liar, because Chandavkl post just showed up. So stike my comment and just tell Engineering about the delay problem still being extant.