Skip to comments.Traffic tonight and back up plan for updated chat
Posted on 10/22/2012 4:09:30 PM PDT by shoedog
It is a credit to the success of FR that we run into traffic issues and slow downs on debates. I will continue to come here for updates. However a back up plan may be to use twitter and end with #FR so tha twe can search by Free Republic tweeters. Just a thought.
Jim thanks for all your work on this site!
There’s a free republic Facebook group. I’ve been posting there during debates.
It seems to work faster when your not logged in.
It works for those who mostly read.
FR on Facebook is where I’m going. Twitter is too limiting.
There are no issues on FreeRepublic! None! :)
Heh heh heh ... thanks, Bob.
So is FR already on Twitter? I can’t find it..or free republic or freerepublic.
I prefer the yahoo group as a backup.
it collects less personal data. (or at least is less obvious)
Obama just announced he’s only going to stand there and scowl tonight so that should cut down on the traffic.
I don’t use facebook. Am I the only one left?
Yep, I’ve used them before, still have my Yahoo group subscription.
Facebook has faster reloads and does most on the fly (no having to push reload every time). Very desirable in a live thread.
Sadly, and as much as I love it here, this site is built with 1995-esque technology, and can’t keep up with today’s bandwidth demands. I won’t even both trying to look in tonight.
Truly, this whole site is dated, and could use a face lift.
Read their EULA . . . Facebutt is EVIL !
We may be the only two on regular FR tonight, lol
Nope, you’re not. I don’t do Facebook, nor Twitter.
I don’t know if anyone else is having issues, but FR has already slowed down greatly for me, and keeps timing out. I’ve been trying to post to this thread for 15 minutes.
I guess tonight I’ll check out gopbriefing room’s live thread, like before. Also, a Freeper said the Daily Caller has a good one for debates and the like.
Thanks for bringing that up! It’s been a fun one on Facebook, and I’m sure that someone will open the discussion!
Me, if no one else does. LOL!
No, you’re not the only one left not on FB....I’m not on it either. Guess we’re left out, as I see FR is already coming to a crawl =(
FR is already running slow for me here in TX, so, sadly, I won’t be trying to follow the Live Thread here tonight..
I am not a glutton for punishment, and it’s just been frustrating for the Live Events this cycle.
FR is already starting to slow down! For COL can’t they find a freaking server to handle the load?
Facebook isn’t collecting much personal data on me — it doesn’t even know who I am. Besides the fake name and profile, have installed several add-ons to the browser to prevent scripted data mining on the pc. If is does manage to get anything it is going to be one confusing mish mash of contradictions.
It really isn’t slow for me yet — posting is perfectly normal for me at this point. We may be assigned to different servers or routers?
Help! The paranoids are after me!!!!!!
I have to agree. FR is already slowing way down for me. I will try logging off and see what happens.
I’m getting a gambling app when I hit your link
I dont use facebook. Am I the only one left?
Don’t worry.I don’t use Facebook or Twitter either.I just don’t see a reason to get involved with those sites that are busy spying on what your doing.
Help! The paranoids are after me!!!!!!
Nope I don’t do Facebook either...lol. I do twitter though.
Not much of interest here anyway. Which thrift stores I shop at maybe?
Still lightning-quick response for me! I guess Jim Thompson gives his favorite posters highest priority? LOL
I'm with you. Facebook is evil.
#FR is for all things “FRance”, so that’s a non-starter.
It’s hot and cold, for me. Hot right now =) Praying it stays that way!
I clicked browse at the bottom of this thread and got the full new page of comments in under two seconds. And this is slow DSL.
Nope, that makes at least two of us.
I’ll be at Yahoo too, if need be. For old time’s sake.
I avoid Facebook like the plague.
There are at least 2 of us, I don’t do facebook either.
>FR on Facebook is where Im going. Twitter is too limiting.<
Not me, thanks. I’m not using FB where I have to be myself. Twitter is more anonymous. I follow a whole bunch of very wise folks, and stay away from the “Ima bust yo inna mouf” types.
That makes three of us. I don’t either.
Mark R. Levin @marklevinshow
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Working faster now - but I’ve discovered that when it’s slow loading, I get the timed-out page saying “Windows Explorer can not complete this connection” - if I then hit the “Diagnostics” button and run the Windows XP diagnostics, it always reports that there is no problem and indeed if I just leave that screen up, usually shortly the page I was going for loads in the background - it’s as though the connection is being made into FR, but somehow an inaccurate message saying the connection cannot be made is sent back to my computer - maybe somebody with lots more tech knowledge than I have can make sense of it......
Thanks for the info.
Nope, I'll never have a FB account. I've been trying to find a thread about a local issue and came across this thread. One of the few that would load today.
Is there any way to restrict threads. Like is done for newbies. Put up a notice only moderator approved threads from noon election day until 6 am the next day. One thread for pres race, one for senate, one for house, and one for states and local.
Last night there were at least 6 debate threads ancillary to the “live” thread.
Other threads running like welcome the drunk newbie and peace to Jerusalem etc.
If there is no technical software or hardware fix in two weeks, need some thread limitations.