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SkapePhin
03-13-2006, 06:23 PM
Wouldnt this alleviate some of the lag and badwidth issues? Ive seen other fan sites do this in instances where there is heavy traffic due to big news..

This does 2 things...

-Makes the site run better for registered users.

-Leads to an influx of registration.

Thoughts?

Miami_Dolphins
03-13-2006, 06:25 PM
good idea

alexwr4
03-13-2006, 06:27 PM
I agree!! This action can be temporal.....

apa64che
03-13-2006, 06:28 PM
definately not a bad idea

TractorTraylor
03-13-2006, 06:30 PM
Yea, I think that'd be a good idea, especially since it took about 10 minutes just to read and post this.. :tantrum:

AquaInferno
03-13-2006, 06:32 PM
Yes excellent idea, let them register if they wanna see the breaking news, that or find another fansite. This is ridiculous.

Miami 13
03-13-2006, 06:33 PM
I agree this should be done, until we either hopefully sign Brees or trade for Culpepper.

fins1
03-13-2006, 06:33 PM
Amen

IdahoPhin
03-13-2006, 06:35 PM
I'm a member and have been denied access to pages. I get to read page one the i'm denied access to the rest of the pages.:confused:

inFINSible
03-13-2006, 06:37 PM
I know it doesn't help when people start improper threads in the forum that has the heaviest traffic.

You should know better, Skape.

cnc66
03-13-2006, 06:47 PM
ZING !..

and then there is the new rant "Sick and Tired" against all the stupid threads....."I know it's in the wrong forum but..."

Ti Rider
03-13-2006, 06:49 PM
Something big must be up (other than signing Scott Fujita) Saintsreport has crashed. They're on a good server with lots of bandwidth last time this happened Ricky got traded........

AquaInferno
03-13-2006, 06:53 PM
WOW the Saints site is down too... This is getting bad, Saints fans stay at Saintsreport, Fin Fans stay at FinHeaven! Chaos..

SkapePhin
03-13-2006, 07:39 PM
I know it doesn't help when people start improper threads in the forum that has the heaviest traffic.

You should know better, Skape.

It would never be seen otherwise.. Plus, it takes about 30 minutes just to post, it probably would have taken an hour just to get to the proper forum and post..

Regardless, is this not feasible?

CalDolFan10x14
03-13-2006, 08:35 PM
Now we got almost a 1000 users online and hundreds more registering! :eek:

Kthurmus23
03-13-2006, 10:45 PM
This access deny thing should be looked into, I cant wait untill this is all over with so that I can enjoy my favorite site again without the lag.

Muck
03-14-2006, 01:03 AM
It would never be seen otherwise.. Plus, it takes about 30 minutes just to post, it probably would have taken an hour just to get to the proper forum and post..

Regardless, is this not feasible?

You may not think anyone pays attention this forum. But the staff certainly does. Constantly.

I don't think an additional click would have taken 30 minutes. And that's if you reached the main forum by way of the homepage preview box. Ergo, how long and how many precious system resources do you think it took for us to move it??

As to the issue, it was actually discussed yesterday and implemented today. The resulting relief was only temporary, as the site and the mail server were immediately hammered by the flood of new registration requests, mailers and activation/authentication attempts. And then the server was teeming again with registered members.

It's not a bad idea. But when you're at capacity, you're at capacity. There's nothing you can do about concurrent connections.

Please bare with us while we deal with the issue. We're working on a permanent resolution as we speak. :)