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    New Server Changeover - Questions

    Since we’ll be switching to a new server Monday morning I have a few questions for the admins. For quite a while now, when switching between pages on The Pit, it is sometimes painfully slow when going to “Messages” It sometimes will take 5 or 6 seconds for my messages to appear, after clicking on “Messages”. But it’s always usually 3 or 4 seconds at least. I have pretty fast internet speeds too, 150-200 Mbps. Is this normal? I’ve noticed the free side is faster than The Pit side.

    Will we notice any changes on The Pit side, as far as the time to change between pages?
    And also, what differences, if any, should we notice on The Pit side after switching servers, Thanks
    Last edited by Panhead John; September 11, 2021, 07:38 AM.

    #2
    Automatic blocking of Panhead John will be built in.

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    • Panhead John
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      😂😂😂 That’ll be a big selling point! Membership should soar!

    • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
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      No, they are introducing a new model where the block only lasts 12 hours and costs $0.50 per block. I heard they did the math and it should pay for the new server indefinitely after just the first month!

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    Panhead John What is your big hurry? Will 2-3 extra seconds mess up your schedule? You're retired, you're old, you have nothing else to do,

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    • Panhead John
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      You’re just mad because I exposed your propensity for wearing women’s clothing.

    • DavidNorcross
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      You really cant make this stuff up...

    • bbqLuv
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      Clark "You're retired, you're old, you have nothing else to do," For a moment I thought you were posting about me.

    #4
    Yes Panhead John. All your wildest dreams will come true after this server upgrade.

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    • Panhead John
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      Hey Jim, I asked first! Wait your turn. 😉

    • ComfortablyNumb
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      Huskee Careful there, we don't even want to know Panhead John 's mildest dreams, much less his wildest!

    • DavidNorcross
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      I can only imagine what his wildest dreams are Huskee .....

    #5
    OMG!! 5 or 6 seconds! What is the world coming to?

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    • GolfGeezer
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      I guess it is understandable as Panhead John ‘s major income comes from people ordering his paper plates. Of course, his web site is the epitome of technology! 😜

    • Mr. Bones
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      Well, reckon he could sign up fer a year of AOL Dial up; Hail, I'll throw in a 28k Sportster modem...Top O' th Line, in their day...

      Reckon that would put things in perspective...

    • Clark
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      Mr. Bones I have a beat-up mouse pad from State Farm that I can throw in for Panhead John.

    #6
    Working for Microsoft and being on the Azure Security team, the "switching to ***a*** new server" made me chuckle. :-)

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    • Mr. Bones
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      Huskee I just took yer joke, an ran with it, Brother!

      I'll buy tickets, if yer gonna also play me some guitfiddle, fair enuff?
      Last edited by Mr. Bones; September 11, 2021, 11:48 AM.

    • Huskee
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      Oh man might have to charge for that double feature, an attempt at standup AND guitar playin'? Whoo-wee! Mr. Bones

    • Mr. Bones
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      It's On then!!!
      You brang th bourbon, I'll gladly supply guitfiddles...
      Huskee
      Last edited by Mr. Bones; September 11, 2021, 01:01 PM. Reason: I'm a spaz...

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    Well…..I’m guessing that’s gonna be a big fat no. Maybe I’ll just go join ol ………at BBQ Brethren.

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    • ComfortablyNumb
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      No doubt you'll have someone there to greet you. ;-)

    • CaptainMike
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      Hahahahaha!

    • Mr. Bones
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      good luck; they have Standards LOL!

    #8
    I think this is one of those posts that I need to just scroll on by without commenting.
    Last edited by CaptainMike; September 11, 2021, 11:13 AM.

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    • Draznnl
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      I'm trying to.

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    ... scrolling ... scrolling ... scrolling ...

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    • Mr. Bones
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      "keep them dogies scrollin"

    #10
    Originally posted by Panhead John View Post
    Since we’ll be switching to a new server Monday morning I have a few questions for the admins. For quite a while now, when switching between pages on The Pit, it is sometimes painfully slow when going to “Messages” It sometimes will take 5 or 6 seconds for my messages to appear, after clicking on “Messages”. But it’s always usually 3 or 4 seconds at least. I have pretty fast internet speeds too, 150-200 Mbps. Is this normal? I’ve noticed the free side is faster than The Pit side.

    Will we notice any changes on The Pit side, as far as the time to change between pages?
    And also, what differences, if any, should we notice on The Pit side after switching servers, Thanks
    The new server is the same as the current one in terms of CPU, Memory, etc. So there should be little or no noticeable changes.

    I am not sure what could cause a 5 second delay for messages. It is possible the server can get a little busy and slow down from time to time.

    Since you seem to be the only one having this issue, I have to assume it is something on your side that is the cause. May not be, but we need to determine that for sure.

    Things that could be the cause: browser (plugins that block things), computer/OS (old hardware), router (needs restarted), ISP (throttling or filtering). Also, how many devices are sharing your internet? If someone else is streaming Netflix (or other service), you are not getting 150-200 Mbps.

    It could be that your ISP is the problem. I have Cox 1000mbps service. I rarely get that. Especially in the early afternoon when everyone gets home and starts streaming movies.

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    • Davek8282
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      raywjohnson I'd be willing to bet if you took a poll a lot of members would be willing to contribute to help slow down the connection for Panhead John

    • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
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      I'm not overly worried about it, but it is noticeable I'm sure other see it too, just not something they would point out. I wouldn't have except PJ was left standing on his own as per usual, figured I'd validate his experience

    • Panhead John
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      Davek8282 Or you can just bypass my posts. Better still, just block me.
      Last edited by Panhead John; September 11, 2021, 09:44 PM.

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    Will refunds be available for the 2 to 4 hours that we will not be able to access the site? Afterall, there are only 8,760 hours in a year. That's some pennies on the dollar right there. I'm no mathmaticstition but sounds about right.

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    • Troutman
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      Wow RayJ made a funny !!! I didn't know computer nerds had a sense of humor !!!

      (Just kidding bud, keep up the good work. And I promise to not just call you Johnson!!!)

    • Panhead John
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      raywjohnson Hi Ray, I just emailed you a couple of videos. Thank you sir!

    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
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      Careful opening those PJ videos!!!

    #12
    New Server Changeover/Migration completed in record time.

    45 minutes.


    See: New Server Migration Completed
    Last edited by raywjohnson; September 13, 2021, 04:03 AM.

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    • Mr. Bones
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      Rock On, Brother!!!

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