I just heard back from our tech guys and they, too, suspect that high traffic is at play. Never fear, they're going to be exploring various options over the next week for optimizing our server's performance.
We feel your pain, but it's a sign of the ever-increasing traffic to the site, which is really a GOOD thing!
Thanks again for your patience. Hang in there; we're working on it!
I'm having a really difficult time these past couple of days--with everything BB related--takes FORever to load the BB in the morning (I check in the wee hours out here on the west coast--about 8am on the east coast). I can't edit without losing whatever I replaced and never getting what I typed in as a replacement. I have no smilies anymore And no matter how I format it, no paragraph breaks! What gives?
FYI, quiet5 posted in another thread that clearing her cache resolved the posting issues. The timeframe of her access problems sounds similar to the other folks in the thread, so that will hopefully be addressed by the techs soon too.
It's definitely an issue at the Verizon end. It's not related to bandwidth from what I can tell as the server simply disappears for a varying amount of time before responding again and Verizon gives no diversion page about exceeding the bandwidth (which is standard industry procedure for all hosting providers) to let the users and the site owner know that there is a bandwidth allocation issue. It could be anything from screwy routers at the server facility to faulty server hardware or a hardware upgrade that has gone bad.
Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!
The techs have been experimenting with a few "fixes" from different approaches to a few aspects of the problem. From my end, the board has seemed quicker in the mornings, which was the first issue they were addressing.
The evening 7-9 "prime time" busy period was the next issue on the hit list, but I haven't gotten an update yet on the progress there.
I'll report back when I have some more concrete answers. Lex, I'll forward the info you provided in your last post.
Am I the only one who is also having the board log me out approx. every 15 minutes or so if I am reading a long thread page or typing a long response. It's a terrible pain. As in, I have to type my post on Word, copy and paste it into the reply box. Otherwise, my post just disappears when I hit Submit and there is no way to get it back! This is a fairly recent discovery. Is it a server saving option? If so, could the techies possibly make it just slightly longer before they kick me off? Pretty please? It's driving me crazy!