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Why is Fluther so laggy?

Asked by ANef_is_Enuf (26784points) December 30th, 2011

The last two days I’ve had a lot of lag while trying to use the site. I thought it was just me, but another user said they were having trouble too.
Is anyone else noticing a problem?

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I just said the same thing to another jelly. Snail pace! (Oh and I sent this yesterday).

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Okay, so it is acting up for other people. I hadn’t asked anyone about it since Wednesday night/Thursday morning… so I didn’t know if it really was just me at this point.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@ANef_is_Enuf Considerable profanity has been directed at my computer this morning. WTF. Do they have little monkeys changing the screens like the Flintstones?

PhiNotPi's avatar

I noticed the slowness this morning. Maybe they replaced the Fluther servers with ENIAC’s?

FutureMemory's avatar

Extremely slow for me today, too.

syz's avatar

Same as usual for me.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Oh come on. Someone get me some fucking monkeys so we can speed this up.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

It is really bad.

Ayesha's avatar

Pretty slow.

FutureMemory's avatar

A PM just took a good FIVE minutes to send…

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Yeah, I actually watched this time, and it took almost a minute and a half to load this thread from the time I clicked it in my activity feed. Takes me back to my dial up days.

bkcunningham's avatar

Yes. It is very slow. I’m not having the problem with other websites this morning. Only Fluther.

Coloma's avatar

Yes! Well…I was wondering if my laptop was having an issue, guess it’s just fluther!
Very s-l-o-w…very!

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I really hope that someone knows the answer and can explain why. I understand when there is heavy traffic to a site, how this can happen… but I am really curious to know what the other causes are.

talljasperman's avatar

Yes…last night was slow… I kept getting this “500 internal error, please report”

bkcunningham's avatar

What do servers have to do with the lag? Could that be the problem-o? I have no idea so I’m putting it out there for all the computer savvy Jellies.

Blueroses's avatar

No problem with lag from the mobile site except I’m not getting email notifications for PMs since last night. Possibly a related issue?

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I could barely get it to load from my mobile last night, I haven’t tried today. Which may or may not be because I have been glued to my computer most of the day.

Fly's avatar

I haven’t had any problems, mobile or otherwise.

PhiNotPi's avatar

I say that we all make a sacrifice to the Fluther gods!

jrpowell's avatar

Same problem here.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

One of these days I am going to learn how this stuff works.

linguaphile's avatar

I feel better! I thought it was my computer last night and was worried!

@PhiNotPi Yes, make sacrifices… for sacrifice at the altar, I hereby nominate… (who should we sacrifice?)

Berserker's avatar

Last night Fluther was really taking it up the ass. I couldn’t even access the site for a good hour. And before that, pages would load (extremely slowly) one out of ten. Seems to be working fine now though.

FutureMemory's avatar

Last night Fluther was really taking it up the ass.

Well said.

marinelife's avatar

I noticed it today.

Coloma's avatar

@Blueroses

I randomly stopped receiving notification emails for PM’s months ago, I never bothered to investigate. Sooo, who knows?

AnonymousWoman's avatar

It is being slow for me sometimes as well. I’ve also recently received “Internal Server Error” messages. I sent an e-mail to the Admin at Fluther like those messages suggested to this morning around the time it was happening.

augustlan's avatar

It was slow for me last night, but seems ok today. I’ll ask the techies and see if something’s going on on our end.

HungryGuy's avatar

9 hours ago when this Q was asked, I was stumbling out of bed to go to work this morning. But last night, Fluther seemed a little slow too, but I didn’t think anything of it at the time. That happens to the internet sometimes, and I usually assume it’s a problem with my ISP rather than any specific site.

ben's avatar

Last night the slicehost guys restarted our server, which killed the cache. This then slows everything down while the cache rebuilds. In the mean time, Andrew and I are working right now on porting the entire site to shiny new servers (because Slicehost is going away).

Bellatrix's avatar

FFS, I am going as fast as I can people. I am new though and getting your pages up quickly gets a bit confusing. No need to swear at me!

Actually, I have had lag too. I thought it was just me. Thanks for the explanation @Ben.

AnonymousWoman's avatar

@ben Oh, that sounds good. Thanks for the explanation. It looks like we should all leave you guys alone as it sounds like we will get something even better soon. :)

linguaphile's avatar

@ben Thank you!!

Will there be any other changes along with the server change?

Dog's avatar

:D It is running great now!

Thanks @ben and @andrew!

Bellatrix's avatar

I wish we didn’t have to have a member’s name perfectly right in terms of capital letters etc, for it to show up in its highlighted form. I put @Ben… nope. @ben

@Dog put @andrew…. but it isn’t highlighted. Not sure why @andrew doesn’t work?

dappled_leaves's avatar

@Bellatrix He can’t be tagged properly because he hasn’t posted in this question.

Bellatrix's avatar

Oh… it has taken me a year to learn that. :D Thank you @dappled_leaves. (You learn something new every day!)

Dog's avatar

:D Learning is an ongoing process. Today I learned what Limoncello was! (And it is really yummy!)

Bellatrix's avatar

And Limoncello is? (Sounds like a cheese or something?)

dappled_leaves's avatar

@Bellatrix You are most welcome!

Dog's avatar

An Italian liquer. Made with 16 meyer lemons, a cup of sugar abd a bottle of expensive vodka.

It is sipped like after dinner brandy.

Bellatrix's avatar

Sounds very delicious. Yum. Potent too I am guessing.

Dog's avatar

True- but the serving is about a half of a shot so it is not intoxicating as much as warming. :)

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