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Freerepublic.com Election Night Backup Plan
9/22/2008 | Me

Posted on 09/22/2008 11:44:03 AM PDT by paul544

Given how slow FR has been for the past few weeks and now seemingly to slow to a grind, I can't imagine the site being of any use on election night. The traffic would just crush it, especially if it can't handle the current load.

Is there a backup plan? Is the old Yahoo site still up and running?


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1 posted on 09/22/2008 11:44:03 AM PDT by paul544
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To: paul544

Jim....what would it require to make this site more secure, faster?....should we have a quick bake sale or is money not the issue?...thx


2 posted on 09/22/2008 11:47:02 AM PDT by cherry
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To: paul544

good question...thanks for bringing it up. why is FR so slow? it’s terrible anymore


3 posted on 09/22/2008 11:48:34 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: paul544

FR has been slow for nearly every election I can remember.


4 posted on 09/22/2008 11:50:37 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: paul544

Ditto and great points. I know that I’ve been wondering why we’ve been shuffling along lately.

I donate automatically, but if we need to raise funds let’s get the ball rolling for more bandwidth and security!


5 posted on 09/22/2008 11:52:17 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: cubreporter

Given Jim’s budget and the amount of traffic FR sees, it’s a wonder that it is up at all.


6 posted on 09/22/2008 11:52:38 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: John Robinson

Ping


7 posted on 09/22/2008 11:54:22 AM PDT by HOYA97 (Hoya Saxa = What Rocks)
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To: paul544; All
FYI- when FR is slow or down, I hang out here:


Guest Room for Freepers.

This is our Canadian sister site, inspired by Free Republic, and naturally it's a bit different ( you learn to say "eh?" a lot ) but the format is similar in that you can use html, or plain text, and ( most ) of the folks are pretty friendly.

8 posted on 09/22/2008 11:55:11 AM PDT by backhoe (For a Real Change, Vote Palin)
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To: cherry
The Fairness Doctrine would remove some congestion.

</sarc>

9 posted on 09/22/2008 11:55:16 AM PDT by YouPosting2Me
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To: paul544

Took me about 5 minutes to log on to FR and post this.

Reminds me of the good old bad days of 56K dial up :-)


10 posted on 09/22/2008 11:55:40 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: P8riot

Love the your tag line...lmaoooo


11 posted on 09/22/2008 11:56:49 AM PDT by jmpmstr4u2 (43 muscles to frown, 7 to smile and 4 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and tired of smiling.)
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To: paul544

If I understand correctly, JimRob has already ordered two new servers. I have a feeling they won’t be enough...;)


12 posted on 09/22/2008 11:58:26 AM PDT by ScreamingFist (Annihilation - The result of underestimating your enemies. NRA)
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To: paul544

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freerepublic2/


13 posted on 09/22/2008 12:01:45 PM PDT by Dawn531
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To: meowmeow

Bump for later lurking


14 posted on 09/22/2008 12:09:02 PM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: ScreamingFist

I think if Jim needed just an extra hunk of cash that could be used NOW then I think we should have an immdiate extra quarter of fundraising....let it go on for a week or so and whatever is contributed, put towards servers, etc or whatever is needed.


15 posted on 09/22/2008 12:15:59 PM PDT by cherry
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To: ScreamingFist

I think if Jim needed just an extra hunk of cash that could be used NOW then I think we should have an immdiate extra quarter of fundraising....let it go on for a week or so and whatever is contributed, put towards servers, etc or whatever is needed.


16 posted on 09/22/2008 12:16:10 PM PDT by cherry
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To: backhoe

I’m not sure, but I think I was banned.

Can you check with Connie?
She doesn’t answer my posts.


17 posted on 09/22/2008 12:18:26 PM PDT by fanfan (SCC:Canadians have constitutional protection to all opinions, as long as they are based on the facts)
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To: fanfan

I’ve tried to register at FD. I never get a confirmation e-mail back that will allow me to post.

Too close to Canada I guess. They must’ve heard of me. :)


18 posted on 09/22/2008 12:25:14 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Para-Ord.45

Same here, I just ran speakeasy from Nashville to San Francisco (closest to Fresno) and got 11787 download and 2925 upload.

Certainly ain’t the Net.


19 posted on 09/22/2008 12:25:57 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: paul544

I have a newly installed high speed cable modem and thought I had a bad hook up.

Good to know it’s not me.


20 posted on 09/22/2008 12:27:11 PM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: cherry

The 4th quater FReepathon starts in less than 10 days, so perhaps everyone will consider kicking in a bit more this time around.


21 posted on 09/22/2008 12:28:48 PM PDT by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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To: mplsconservative

LOL!


22 posted on 09/22/2008 12:43:54 PM PDT by fanfan (SCC:Canadians have constitutional protection to all opinions, as long as they are based on the facts)
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To: paul544

*


23 posted on 09/22/2008 12:48:23 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Lipstick wearing Okie Moosehead!)
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To: paul544
What's wrong with you people?
There is nothing wrong.
It's all your imagination.
Nothing's changed!

Trolls!

< /sarc >

24 posted on 09/22/2008 12:54:42 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: paul544
My backup plan is a bottle of Scotch. No matter how the night goes and whether FR is working or not it will either sooth the pain or help with the celebration.
25 posted on 09/22/2008 12:58:22 PM PDT by A Texan (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: fanfan
I’m not sure, but I think I was banned.

Maybe a wasp stung your beeber.
**runs for cover**
26 posted on 09/22/2008 1:03:02 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: fanfan
I’m not sure, but I think I was banned. Can you check with Connie? She doesn’t answer my posts.

I just emailed her- we'll see if it gets me banned, too...

Seriously, I've had problems in the past with my account, mayhap your password got scrambled. We'll see.

27 posted on 09/22/2008 1:05:07 PM PDT by backhoe (For a Real Change, Vote Palin)
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To: paul544

28 posted on 09/22/2008 1:07:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: paul544

FYI, there is a beta site:

http://beta.freerepublic.com/perl/pings

However, I’m not sure it isn’t tied to the existing servers on the main site.


29 posted on 09/22/2008 1:11:13 PM PDT by backhoe (For a Real Change, Vote Palin)
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To: RandallFlagg

LOL!

More like my BEEber was stuned!


30 posted on 09/22/2008 1:21:49 PM PDT by fanfan (SCC:Canadians have constitutional protection to all opinions, as long as they are based on the facts)
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To: backhoe; Silly

Don’t get banned on my account.

(Get banned on your own account, LOL!)

Sorry, I’m silly.


31 posted on 09/22/2008 1:23:52 PM PDT by fanfan (SCC:Canadians have constitutional protection to all opinions, as long as they are based on the facts)
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To: fanfan
Don’t get banned on my account. (Get banned on your own account, LOL!)

Check your FReepmail... as my Dear Dad used to say,

"I've been thrown outta better places than this one!"

32 posted on 09/22/2008 1:47:48 PM PDT by backhoe (For a Real Change, Vote Palin)
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To: P8riot

you are right but I hope it can be faster. We need this site.


33 posted on 09/22/2008 2:09:40 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: paul544
    
Ordering two new servers.
34 posted on 09/22/2008 2:34:02 PM PDT by smokingfrog (God doesn't wear a wrist watch.)
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To: paul544

Just go to the secret, secure backup site. It’s at www....hey, wait a minute. You’re one of Them, aren’t you? I saw you on that yacht in the Barbados sipping martoonis with George Soros! That was you picking the olive out of that supermodel’s navel with your teeth, wasn’t it?!? That was you dancing nekkid with Henry Kissinger in the olive grove, wasn’t it?!!??? Huh. Think yer gonna git that information out of us, do you?


35 posted on 09/22/2008 2:39:58 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: fanfan

lolz why did you get b&?


36 posted on 09/22/2008 2:41:29 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: paul544

Is it possible that FR is slow because we’re currently experiencing a DOS attack?


37 posted on 09/22/2008 2:43:23 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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To: Steely Tom

I hear that FR is slow if you have a PC, but it’s lightning fast on a Mac.


38 posted on 09/22/2008 2:50:54 PM PDT by Lancey Howard (/sarc)
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To: paul544; Jim Robinson

If Jim Robinson is adding two new servers I think they just went on-line at 2:30-2:40 pm.Jim bob if you need extra money please let me know during the next FReepathron.


39 posted on 09/22/2008 2:51:41 PM PDT by GitmoSailor (AZ Cold War Veteran====McCain/Palin 2OO8==My Mouse is a MOOSE=Donate to FR)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

I’m not sure if I am, I just can’t log in anymore.


40 posted on 09/22/2008 2:56:38 PM PDT by fanfan (SCC:Canadians have constitutional protection to all opinions, as long as they are based on the facts)
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To: Steely Tom

It has been sluggish for several months now.

It crashed twice — when Hillary was withdrawing and when she endorsed Obama.

It was slow before the last ‘upgrades’ but it has gotten worse. Any ‘live’ events and posting takes forever.


41 posted on 09/22/2008 2:58:20 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: fanfan

browser settings? cookie exceptions, etc?


42 posted on 09/22/2008 3:00:16 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace; backhoe; conniew
browser settings? cookie exceptions, etc?

No.

It's more likely that I don't remember my password.

43 posted on 09/22/2008 3:03:43 PM PDT by fanfan (SCC:Canadians have constitutional protection to all opinions, as long as they are based on the facts)
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To: fanfan

Don’t they have a password reset function over there at the login?


44 posted on 09/22/2008 3:07:12 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: cherry

We ordered three new servers two or three weeks ago. They have been received, John configured them, loaded the latest and greatest versions of the systems software, installed them at the data center and is now in the process of working them into our online system. We should begin seeing some improvement soon. He’s already ran into some integration snags though, but hopefully he’ll have it all worked out in time for the debates.


45 posted on 09/22/2008 3:32:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks for the info Jim !


46 posted on 09/22/2008 4:27:44 PM PDT by tomkat (support American craftsmanship)
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To: Jim Robinson

Cool Jim :-)


47 posted on 09/22/2008 4:34:26 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Jim Robinson

WTG JimRob!! FR must never go down. Thanks a million for all you do to keep FR going!


48 posted on 09/22/2008 4:35:49 PM PDT by 1-Eagle (Barack Hussein Obama brings change... he changes his position every five minutes.)
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To: smokingfrog

Ooohh, those are the really nice ones with the Gerbilators and the hypnotic swirlybulbs!


49 posted on 09/22/2008 4:36:04 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen, Meers.)
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To: Red Steel
FR chat still available for total junkies

irc.freenode.net:8001 channel #freerepublic

(port 8001 is the secure connection)

50 posted on 09/22/2008 4:38:02 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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