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Sarah Nov 19, 2009 07:56 AM

Does this mean more "improvements" are on the way?

  1. alkapal Nov 19, 2009 08:01 AM

    i noticed this, too.

    1. Robert Lauriston Nov 19, 2009 09:20 AM

      Yeah, loading boards and topics is very, very slow this morning.

      1. Robert Lauriston Nov 19, 2009 10:23 AM

        Also getting lots of "connection reset" and "there's been a slight problem" errors. For example, it took me four tries to get to this board to post this.

        This is about as bad as it has ever been since CNET took over.

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          Gio Nov 19, 2009 10:30 AM

          I hardly evah ditto... but in this case, it's warranted.

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            LindaWhit Nov 19, 2009 10:51 AM

            I've been trying to get to this board to post a "IT'S GETTING ALL WONKY AGAIN!" message and it's taken about 3-4 tries to even get to the board. I'm getting the same messages as Robert.

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              Servorg Nov 19, 2009 12:35 PM

              They should just put up a "Site Down" message and have done with it... At least then I wouldn't be hitting my head against the wall, over and over and over again...

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                Servorg Nov 19, 2009 12:54 PM

                Just now as I was waiting and waiting and waiting (for Godot?) for the site to connect to a board I notices that down in the corner were the words "Connecting to bs.server-syst" and my mind immediately said "Oh, this system is serving me a heaping pile of BS - for sure"

            2. Gio Nov 19, 2009 10:56 AM

              Internal Server Error - Read
              The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
              Reference #3.5e491160.1258660455.0

              Got the above when I clicked on my Avatar which was missing on this thread for a few minutes.

              1. GretchenS Nov 19, 2009 12:13 PM

                It is about the worst since CNET took over and has been all day.

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                  shaebones Nov 19, 2009 10:14 PM

                  MUCH better this morning. Thank God!

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                  1. re: shaebones
                    BobB Nov 20, 2009 09:54 AM

                    Maybe it was at 2AM, but it's been a nightmare since 8 this morning.

                    1. re: BobB
                      Robert Lauriston Nov 20, 2009 09:58 AM

                      Agreed. It took me ten minutes of repeated attempts to get to this topic.

                      In addition to the same errors as yesterday, I'm having failures (with no error) when I click Reply or Report, and have to reload the page to get it to work.

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                    smartie Nov 21, 2009 07:41 AM

                    also very slow for me the past few days. I am getting fed up with this site.

                    1. Steve Green Nov 22, 2009 09:31 PM

                      Agree with others -- site is as slow and unresponsive as it's ever been. Engineering: Pay attention to what your regulars are telling you!

                      1. Robert Lauriston Nov 23, 2009 08:56 AM

                        Seems back to normal today.

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                          Sarah Nov 23, 2009 09:00 AM

                          Cross fingers!

                        2. Steve Green Nov 24, 2009 08:13 AM

                          Once again, site is very slow. What's more, threads I know I've read (such as this one) show up expanded. Engineering, please wake up.

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                            BobB Nov 24, 2009 08:18 AM

                            Aaarrrgggh! This is SO frustrating - for one day (yesterday) pretty much everything worked like it's supposed to - click a link and up it comes. Now back to this mess.

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                              Robert Lauriston Nov 24, 2009 08:23 AM

                              I'm not having any problems this morning. Have you tried logging out and clearing your cache?

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                                stevuchan Nov 24, 2009 08:38 AM

                                Off and on for weeks now with the slow loading of pages and Chow errors. Please get this fixed.

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                                  Robert Lauriston Nov 24, 2009 08:44 AM

                                  I spoke too soon, right after I posted that I started seeing major latency, though no errors so far.

                                  Maybe the board's just underpowered and has problems at peak times.

                                  1. re: Robert Lauriston
                                    Sarah Nov 24, 2009 09:20 AM

                                    Yep, we're back to slow and "connection was reset" messages. BTW, couldn't find this thread under Site Talk a few minutes ago.

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                                      Melanie Wong Nov 24, 2009 12:20 PM

                                      Yes, and site usage peaks before Thanksgiving for cooking tips historically, so the problem's amplified now.

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                                        Servorg Nov 24, 2009 12:24 PM

                                        So basically your saying that the turkey has slowed down the turkey... ;-D>

                                        1. re: Servorg
                                          Melanie Wong Nov 24, 2009 12:28 PM

                                          That's right, stick a fork in it! And the site changes seem to have bumped up traffic considerably . . . maybe from each of us having to refresh multiple times when we get error messages or it might be real growth.

                                          http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/www.chow.com

                                          Chowing down with the SF Bay chowhounds!
                                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/668213

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                                        marti Nov 25, 2009 11:35 AM

                                        Peak times? That means 24/7 lately if that's the problem!! Screen is slower than ever. Lots of notices about problems and continual disconnect!! There has to be an answer,other than just giving up on Chowhound, which I am about ready to do! Maybe a new crew is needed!!

                                        1. re: marti
                                          Robert Lauriston Nov 25, 2009 11:48 AM

                                          I haven't been having any problems today. Fast right now.

                                  2. BobB Nov 24, 2009 09:35 AM

                                    Do you think it might help if we all change our user icons to this?

                                     
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                                      Sarah Nov 24, 2009 09:41 AM

                                      Funny! Just got 6 of those!!

                                      1. re: Sarah
                                        BobB Nov 24, 2009 09:46 AM

                                        Yeah, looks like the whole site was shut down for a little while. Hopefully so they could reboot the system after doing a bunch of bug fixes.

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