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 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I demand my money back.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Certainly Sir...what is your account number and sort code wink

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

frown

LOL!

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I'm with Thor on this. Prefer one dedicated thread on a particular subject. I always use the search engine and if possible bump up an old thread. Otherwise it becomes a jumbled mess. But we gotta work within the system.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Sorry if I'm a dunce, but aren't all embedded images and videos external to this site? Why do they affect this site's bandwidth situation? I can understand why they'd affect an individual user's loading times if that person has a slow connection, but not why it they affect fsm in any way.

It's an oooooold system with many limitations; very traffic-affected. The issue with long threads containing a lot of stuff being accessed simultaneously by multiple users was told to us by the techies who maintain the site.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

To me this doesn't sound like a workable solution, more like a temporary fix? What would it take to get the board running smoothly again without such measures?

$$$

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Kim Tong: Re: Will this help limit sheetmusicman's threads? The site is moving faster already!

Puleeeeeeeeeeze! Then what about chickenhearted's posts? (Thank you, Dana.) And those who ridiculed this post above (Senn555 and The Projectionist) are NOT helping things!

But sheetmusicman's threads are wonderful and are far more entertaining than what some members like to post here. And if the site needs more funds to function properly, then maybe we, me included, should chip in. This site has become an important factor in my life and DESERVES our support.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 11:38 AM   
 By:   Senn555   (Member)

those who ridiculed this post above (Senn555 and The Projectionist) are NOT helping things!


the joke

















your head

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

To me this doesn't sound like a workable solution, more like a temporary fix? What would it take to get the board running smoothly again without such measures?

$$$


Based on today's performance looks like we need one post per thread! wink Seriously why not ask for money contributions via paypal account? I'm sure enough ppl here would help fund an upgrade.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2014 - 8:10 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

To me this doesn't sound like a workable solution, more like a temporary fix? What would it take to get the board running smoothly again without such measures?

$$$


Based on today's performance looks like we need one post per thread! wink Seriously why not ask for money contributions via paypal account? I'm sure enough ppl here would help fund an upgrade.


I would not have a problem with this. Another suggestion might be that we refrain from commenting on another members' comments or calling them out publicly simply to state that you disagree with their non-music related opinion on this side of the board. Seems to me that takes up a lot of room when we could be discussing film music.

I enjoy this board along with many things in my daily life and anything I can do to prolong the respectful and friendly discussion of film music has my support!

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2014 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   Burk Whittenburg   (Member)

Wouldn't it be easier for the board admin to simply LOCK the threads that are excessivly long??? not only that, they could start the continuation thread at the time they lock the original thread. Why put the responsibility on the members when admin can easily fix this on their own.

Also, not everyone will see this thread unless its constantly bumped.

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2014 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Threads are 'hanging' by a thread. Sounds dangerous!

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2014 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Sorry if I'm a dunce, but aren't all embedded images and videos external to this site? Why do they affect this site's bandwidth situation? I can understand why they'd affect an individual user's loading times if that person has a slow connection, but not why it they affect fsm in any way.

Mastage is exactly right. Images are not the problem. Whether you write a line of English text or a line of "Find this image on the Net" code, it's all the same to FSM.

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2014 - 7:55 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Sorry if I'm a dunce, but aren't all embedded images and videos external to this site? Why do they affect this site's bandwidth situation? I can understand why they'd affect an individual user's loading times if that person has a slow connection, but not why it they affect fsm in any way.

Mastage is exactly right. Images are not the problem. Whether you write a line of English text or a line of "Find this image on the Net" code, it's all the same to FSM.


They still have to load within FSM's framework, and that certainly slows down the loading time.

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2014 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Seriously, what the hell is going on with the site?!

I've had issues with this site (technical issues in this case) pretty much most of the time. Then I started reading these threads from the past few weeks about site glitches and long threads and so forth, but wasn't having too many problems...

...until a few days ago. It now takes about 60 seconds for a thread with 30 replies to load. This is pretty consistent lately. It also takes about 60 seconds for me to get an error message if I post six words in a thread. Then I hit the back button and try to repost, it takes another minute, and then (maybe it posts successfully.

It's almost as if I started having problems with this site again soon after people started talking about the problems with the site.

Very frustrating.

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2014 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   General Kael   (Member)

Supposedly there's nothing the techies can do about the slowing, other than asking us to keep the threads short. I'M NOT BUYING IT! Asking us to limit our posts is like Walmart telling its customers to not buy so many things. There is a long list of things IT can do to fix the problem.

For example, the servers make a lot of unnecessary calculations every time we click “last post.” It has to count the total number of individual comments, divide that by the number of posts per page that each user desires to see, and then place the “remainder”-ing posts on a viewable page. (And actually, I bet their algorithm makes it more complicated than that.) But all they really need to do is set the number of comments per page, be it 10, 20, 30, etc. Then, when you switch pages, it simply loads another set page, rather than recalculating every time. Treat the thread as 60 pages of 20 comments, rather than 1,200 individual comments. (This will make the length of a thread inconsequential)

(Not that the techies aren't doing a great job, because they are; but thinking long term, how much can we as users really do to fix this?)

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2014 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

How about an optional donation?
Some other sites do this and get results.


Maybe also us, as the users can reduce server requests and bandwith usage by not refreshing the site every few minutes in threads about upcoming releases of the newest Varese Sarabande CD Club titles. The user isn't entirely without guilt here, despite the WalMart/Wal-Mart example. A website isn't fully like a store. When FSM experiences high traffic, it can go down; when Wally world experiences high traffic, you stand in line longer. The Wal-Mart doesn't go down. The only thing that takes The Wal-Mart down is power loss, in which case they ask costumers to leave.

 
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