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.
We need to donate more so they can expand the server farm and get a fatter pipe.
FR is always SO slow on ‘big nights’ that I wonder about a DOS attack..
Nice if JR would comment on what the deal is.
i love this site- the only thing i frequent more on the www is my email- and i contribute- but i must say tonight was frustrating to the point of aggravating during the Veep debates...
This sounds like a good time to post this:
It’s working just fine for me. The clean design of Free Republic means a fast, more responsive source for breaking news and informed opinion. The live thread here was my means of keeping up with the debate since I had no access to either TV or radio tonight.
I'm on some sports message boards that are so easy to use. Simple to post pictures or youtube videos. When you click on send you know right away your post was entered.
Might be time to upgrade in a different direction
Oh and I thought this thread was about Freepers on the live debate thread saying that Biden had won...
Why zot this? It’s a legit gripe and it would be nice to find out if anything can be done about it. IMHO I think the cause is FR’s popularity- more users than the servers can handle.
Maybe posters need to stop posting pictures, baseball scores and complaints about how slow the thread is. Just post what happens.
OK, got it, maybe Jim can post the number of users are registered, then from that number, anyone can can figure out just how much each of those would have contributed as a whole. I would wager it would be a very small number.
Myself, I have $10/mo sent automatically, how much are the rest of you donating? maybe he should have a listing of those who donated only available to those who did so we can call out those who whine and don’t.
Yep, I learned the hard way that when it times out on a post, don’t reload!
Pictures don’t slow it down because they aren’t hosted on FR servers- they’re linked to the original source so the images actually come directly from the third party and bypass the FR server.
I donate $20 a month. Oh well. Maybe one day Jim will get a better server company or upgrade the ones he is using.
Any server cluster in the world can become slow due to traffic and load.
Obviously, you haven't donated enough to FR yet! So, since the problem you're bemoaning is mostly the fault of you and your ilk, why don't you, yet again, make a donation?
I believe Jim said after the first debate that the new servers were bought but not installed yet.
then i guess we could post many pictures and it wouldn’t hurt? Good! I didnt know that. I’ve got a lot of pix set for the next R vs O debate
If I understand you correctly, a reply about the GDP would somehow find it’s way thru the slog and be posted without a problem, but, if one replied with a comment about how it was entirely within the realm of reason that the Professor was able to make a radio out of a coconut, it would have been blocked.
I wonder if this might help FR?:
Been registered here since 2000 and donated many times. But yes, this site is kind of useless when anything is going on. I now just go to twitter.