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Whats with the MadBoards?
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HotRod
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 6:23 pm    Post subject: Whats with the MadBoards? Reply with quote
Ok i don't know if this is just my computer or if nobody has posted since Oct 27th but it seems that all of the newest posts are on that date. Is this a problem with the website or what?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Um, everything looks fine on my end.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Same, everythings fine here too.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
My friend says hes had a few problems regarding accessing the boards, but I've had nothing.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
my bet would be on caching by isps - or possibly a problem with the date on your machine (although i don't think that would affect the dates of posts)


i've not noticed anything
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2003 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have problems accessing Madboards every 2 or 3 days. It seems that my connection can not resolve the madboards.madman.com.au URL for some reason. Sometimes the only way I can access the forums by following the link off the madman.com.au site. It's strange.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I think it might be due to excessive connections being used. Ie the board can't handle it as well as it should. When you have potentially hundreds of people surfing at the same time pages can and will time out. (remember there's alot of people that visit this board but never sign up for an account)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
So is the searching get a revamp?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
It is...
but reindexing over 100,000 posts is not a quick and easy task.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Pity we can't reindex a little at a time, like use an automated script to start indexing in the wee early hours of the morn, and stop it when the sun doth come up.
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Gydafud
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Slykura wrote:
It is...
but reindexing over 100,000 posts is not a quick and easy task.


Oh I didn't know, and I imagine it wouldn't be a quick and easy task.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Need the bandwidth too.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
If I may ask, why is reindexing the search tables not a quick and easy task? There are various tools to automate the process, and surely using something like this, it would only take a matter of hours at most.

Also, I have mentioned this before, but the phpBB HTML is horribly bloated, and with a little work I believe the SubSilver template could be stripped down to a fraction of the size with no change in appearance. It would go a long way to eliminating any connection/bandwidth problems. I'd be willing to have a crack at it if nobody else is.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I started reindexing the search thingy last night but my connection got interrupted. I leave for work in 20 minutes so right after I finish this sweep of the board, I'll set it to do it during the day while I'm gone.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Morden wrote:

Also, I have mentioned this before, but the phpBB HTML is horribly bloated, and with a little work I believe the SubSilver template could be stripped down to a fraction of the size with no change in appearance. It would go a long way to eliminating any connection/bandwidth problems. I'd be willing to have a crack at it if nobody else is.


So do it, and submit your changes to the phpBB guys. If this is an issue with the forum software, then go complain about it on the forum software developer's site, not here.

That's why Free Software is so cool.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The index should be rebuilt now.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Kermi wrote:
The index should be rebuilt now.


Yay! we can now point newbies back at the search function for repeat threads Razz
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Tony
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2003 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I hope phpBB is a little more supportive then IPB is - their support is shocking. I can go on about how that company has so many faults just in their support forum community. >_<

Argh.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2003 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Nice work, the search seems better now; I can get hits from posts back to December 2000. Cool

And Mr Norman, all I was suggesting were a few tweaks to the HTML, not a complete rewrite suitable for submission (I have neither the time nor the inclination for that, especially without an established phpBB board to test on). If no-one's interested then so be it, but there's a difference between complaining and offering a little help. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2003 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Tony wrote:
I hope phpBB is a little more supportive then IPB is - their support is shocking. I can go on about how that company has so many faults just in their support forum community. >_<


So why do you use it on AI.com?

I've poked around the phpBB website's forums on occasion, and they do seem to be okay to me.

Morden: your suggestion seemed to be a bit more than "a few tweaks" to me. I doubt it would have a noticeable impact for most users anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2003 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Morden wrote:
Nice work, the search seems better now; I can get hits from posts back to December 2000. Cool

General Anime still needs a fix up. search for the word "anime" in GA only, and I'm sure there's more than 12 posts with that word in it Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Maybe the board didn't get that far... it simply stopped at my end at around the 115,000 post mark and wouldn't go any further.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2003 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Kermi wrote:
Maybe the board didn't get that far... it simply stopped at my end at around the 115,000 post mark and wouldn't go any further.

considering there is 198769 posts on this board, looks like it only got over half way. Can you just do a forum at a time?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2003 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
If that was possible I would have done so.
It only lets you do the entire forum unforunately.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2003 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
As an aside, about how long dies it take to reindex? I was just wondering.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2003 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
around 6-8 hours that's only around half way through..

so 16ish. 200,000 posts to reindex think about it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
damn........ *kicks everything*
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