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Postby Bob Sihler » Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:41 am

For me, this problem began Thursday night. Everything but content pages loads normally, but those others are slow, especially my own.

Although we've been told it isn't so, I still wonder if SP is becoming overwhelmed by photos. It has become a dumping ground for people's personal pictures; folks like to put up albums with dozens of pictures for every damn hike in the woods they go on.

We'll let Gangolf and Matt know; they are best at dealing with these issues. Gangolf is away for a week, though, and Matt is sometimes hard to reach.
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Postby vancouver islander » Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:54 am

Bob Sihler wrote:For me, this problem began Thursday night. Everything but content pages loads normally, but those others are slow, especially my own.


Think it's actually worse than that Bob. My profile page won't even load consistently.

Bob Sihler wrote:It has become a dumping ground for people's personal pictures; folks like to put up albums with dozens of pictures for every damn hike in the woods they go on.


I agree. Why not limit everyone to 2 or 3 albums at any one time. Each new (damn) hike in the woods would require deletion of earlier ones if the allowed maximum is exceeded.
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Postby butitsadryheat » Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:31 am

There ya go. Let every user have "X" amount of "free" space to store pics, but after that, like some online photo storage sites, you pay to store them. That could be a revenue generator for Josh and Ryle. Maybe that would allow the upgrade to the next level of software.
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Postby butitsadryheat » Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:42 am

I don't know, but every time I load a page now, it says waiting for "payload.yieldbuild.com"

must be a new Google software to generate revenue
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Slow is not the word for it....That word is unprintable here

Postby silversummit » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:56 am

And it's been this way off and on for about a week! Some pages never load even after 2minutes.

Any hope for a solution?
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Postby Saintgrizzly » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:07 am

So...Bob, since you don't have any other SP issues with which to deal, and time isn't a factor... :wink:

What IS the status on the SP slowness? Gangolf still out of town? Matt contacted?

Even "normal" sized pages sometimes don't load, resulting in this message: get_image_file() failed: DB Error: no database selected

And even when they do eventually load, it always takes quite a bit longer than it used to (as in two or three minutes).

My Glacier N.P. page, which isn't a "normal" page (being quite large), at best now takes about five minutes to load, and more often than not presents a blank screen with the ubiquituous "get_image_file() failed: DB Error: no database selected" —I never know whether or not it'll come up!

Whatever...just sort of bumping this, so it doesn't get buried behind the "how long is too long," etc. forums. For me, this slowness is actually quite a serious issue!

[And just to clarify, it's only the "Mountains & Rocks," "Areas & Ranges," "Routes," the sort of page involving an assortment of images, that have the speed problems. Summitpost.org comes up quite readily, as do all the forums.]
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Postby Lolli » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:11 am

:shock:

get_image_file() failed: DB Error: no database selected

everything has taken ages to load...
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Postby Saintgrizzly » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:12 pm

Just a "bump..."

Hoping for a current status update here....

Thanks, Bob!

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Postby Bob Sihler » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:50 am

Like the rest of you, it's off and on for me. Some pages load right away; some take forever or don't load at all.

Another staff member told me these things are usually outside problems that correct themselves before Matt can get to them. However, I sent Matt an email today. Why did I wait so long? It seemed to me that things had gotten better by the end of the weekend, so I assumed it was unnecessary. Obviously, I was wrong.
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Postby butitsadryheat » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:52 am

I have only had this problem a couple of times. It works fine now. Seems sporadic

edit: as I tried to post this...it timed out!
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Postby Fred Spicker » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:24 pm

One thing that certainly DOES take up space and has been mentioned before it the storage of old versions of pages and even photos. Every time that you do an edit, which can be quite frequently when first putting up a page, the old version is saved.

Someone - new Elf Bob - should post something in several places encouraging people to go through their pages, click on View History in the yellow edit bar, and delete the old versions of their material.
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Postby Lolli » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:00 pm

Fred Spicker wrote:...click on View History in the yellow edit bar, and delete the old versions of their material.


Done. You're right, there's a lot saved right there.
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Postby kamil » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:21 pm

I try to delete my old versions as often as possible too.

Today the pages open for me but pics often can't be seen.
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Postby Bob Sihler » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:32 pm

Fred Spicker wrote:One thing that certainly DOES take up space and has been mentioned before it the storage of old versions of pages and even photos. Every time that you do an edit, which can be quite frequently when first putting up a page, the old version is saved.

Someone - new Elf Bob - should post something in several places encouraging people to go through their pages, click on View History in the yellow edit bar, and delete the old versions of their material.


Good idea. I think there was once a thread on that. If someone remembers the title or can find it, please bump it. Otherwise, I can start a new one.

I'm rather obsessive about deleting my histories. For almost every page of mine, the only version is the most recent one.
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Postby Arthur Digbee » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:54 pm

I too try to delete old versions -- but I must say that SP doesn't make it easy. I'm sure I have pictures with multiple old versions because I fiddled with text, but it's not realistic to wade through every picture looking for old versions. Especially not when the server is slow!

If there were a "page manager" function that listed your pages down the left side of a page, with versions displayed right, it would make this task a snap.
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