Skip to comments.Another miserable FR Live Thread failure.
Posted on 10/11/2012 8:11:29 PM PDT by hole_n_one
Yet again, FR fails the big LIVE THREAD test.
How does what is supposed to be the premiere conservative site on the 'net continue to fail?
I would have expanded on this except it took forever to get this simple post through the muck and molasses that we have to wade thru on night's like this.
I'm not hysterical........
Just saying the fewer people on the highway the smaller the traffic jam
Exactly. This websites guts needs serious help it seems.
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On some of those boards, you can edit a message after it has been posted or even delete it. However, one thing I like about this board is that it supports HTML.
The hamster was trying!
I donate $100 a month to support FreeRepublic.com because I value its clean, commercial free interface. If everyone who complained did the same, then Jim might be able to afford additional servers for the high traffic nights. So if you are’nt a monthy donor, you are getting what you paid for.
Maybe the posters ought to refrain from posting unnecessary apostrophes when pluralizing nouns, and when saying (or thinking they are saying) "its", "your", "there", or "their".
As a test, see how the response slows down when I type the following:
it's you're they're night's
But NO, forget it, that would require a literacy test and for so many here English appears to be a non-native language.
I might consider being a monthly donor if I thought I would GET what I paid for.
Not necessarily more servers but load balances to even the strain.
FR’s hamster needs to have a talk with Lance Armstrong.
FR is never there when you really need it. It’s getting ridiculous. It does make me wonder where my donations go.
I am far from a computer expert. But there are chat room programs that hold thousands of people for instant discussion. Should FR use one of those style rooms, and only open it up for live threads or big disasters like 911? There must be a low cost way for us to communicate in real time.
I look forward to live threads but I guess I shouldn’t bother. Election night, oh how sad that will be. :( even if we win, FR will be down.
Cracks me up when I see people that have been posting for 10 years with multiple posts
I was one of them tonight. I’d press post and nothing would happen, so I’d put it through again.
To my idiot brain, this would be easy to program. Just put in a stop that disallows identical posts.
I guess it's reassuring to know that someone was able to get through. I am very skeptical, however, judging by the (very low) number of posts (replies) made between 9pm and 10:30pm EDT.
It's not that hard to figure out.
I love to track what people say and the last 2 debates I couldn’t believe how slow....
Yeah, let’s focus on a misplaced apostrophe instead of FR’s miserable history when it comes to events like this.
In contrast with other live threads, the traffic tonight seemed light, but maybe that was just an indication of not many posts coming through. Still, FR has worked very well with threads of 3000 or more posts.
In the old days Freepers got yelled at by other Freepers for posting Twitter-type small talk.
You posted a thoughtful comment that provided new information to the thread.
A wise crack wasn’t wanted.
We were serious back in the day.
Now that right there is the kind of refreshing honesty that keeps me at FR. Thanks. ;o)
What FR really needs is a clustered database, that automatically replicates data across servers. Alternatively, use of a distributed cache like memcache would probably make a big difference. It's how large sites like Facebook, Wikipedia, YouTube, Reddit, and other similar websites handle large amounts of dynamic data.
There's no simple solution. Faster servers can help, but you run into other limiting factors if the application can't handle high levels of concurrency.