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    Exclamation New Game Day Site Feature Throttling

    Due to the continued explosive growth of CycloneFanatic and the strains the huge influx of visitors puts on the site during games and key events, I am going to start throttling back some site features for those events.

    On game days, the following features will be disabled to help reduce the server load....

    1 - Ability to add a user to your ignore list from their username dropdown in posts.
    2 - Forum stats module & top stats page.
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    6 - Other small tweaks and enhancements that most shouldn't notice are gone for a day.
    7 - Image resizer for oversized pics. If somebody posts too large of a picture, please report the thread for a mod to delete.
    8 - Meet our staff page.

    Thanks for understanding.

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    Re: New Game Day Site Feature Throttling

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    Due to the continued explosive growth of CycloneFanatic and the strains the huge influx of visitors puts on the site during games and key events, I am going to start throttling back some site features for those events.

    On game days, the following features will be disabled to help reduce the server load....

    1 - Ability to add a user to your ignore list from their username dropdown in posts.
    2 - Forum stats module & top stats page.
    3 - Ability to see number of unread reputation comments in the top right user section on the site.
    4 - Smilie popup menu in the quick reply feature.
    5 - Donation system, tracking & labels.
    6 - Other small tweaks and enhancements that most shouldn't notice are gone for a day.

    Thanks for understanding.

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    thanks for running a great site Jeremy!


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    Re: New Game Day Site Feature Throttling

    We need more power Scotty!

    Thanks Jer, hopefully this will help ease the server load tonight.



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    Re: New Game Day Site Feature Throttling

    7 - Image resizer for oversized pics. If somebody posts too large of a picture, please report the thread for a mod to delete.
    8 - Meet our staff page.


    A program isn't built on one player and it doesn't succeed because of one player, thus a program won't fail if it doesn't get that one player.

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    Re: New Game Day Site Feature Throttling

    Fortuantly I know how to type out all of my favorite smileys anyways

    We'll try not to crash the game day thread tonight...


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    Re: New Game Day Site Feature Throttling

    Jeez Jer, are you going to take posting away too?


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    Re: New Game Day Site Feature Throttling

    Most of those should help a lot as it greatly reduces the number of queries for each page load - and it shouldn't be noticeable to the vast majority of visitors.

    With ticket sales down due to the economy and many more people staying home - not to mention the huge annual increase in site traffic anyways, I'm planning for the worst to try and prevent it.


    A program isn't built on one player and it doesn't succeed because of one player, thus a program won't fail if it doesn't get that one player.

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    You need the WOPR




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    Re: New Game Day Site Feature Throttling

    My civil rights have been violated. I have a right to know who sent me new reputation comments!

    (jimlad, ummm, smiley option disabled haha)



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    Re: New Game Day Site Feature Throttling

    Quote Originally Posted by Haverhill View Post
    My civil rights have been violated. I have a right to know who sent me new reputation comments!

    (jimlad, ummm, smiley option disabled haha)

    Ouch - this site run without jimlad may lead to more trouble than it's worth...



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    The cave was spared!


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    The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves Orcs. ~ John Rogers

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    Re: New Game Day Site Feature Throttling

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneAggie View Post
    The cave was spared!
    No one goes there anyways... so it doesn't much matter


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    Re: New Game Day Site Feature Throttling

    Save the site some bandwidth and shut down the social groups


    I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.

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    Re: New Game Day Site Feature Throttling

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    Save the site some bandwidth and shut down the social groups

    Save the smut, shut down the admin board room!


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    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    Save the site some bandwidth and shut down the social groups
    Maybe the moderator option should be shut off. Thank God when I click 'reply' there is the jimlad option still on the right. Guess I can't 'quick reply' for a day. Sad day.



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