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by admin
2 Feb 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Intermittently slow forum
Replies: 120
Views: 7810

Re: Intermittently slow forum

I suspect network issues, as the server "unexpectedly dropped the connection". This problem wasn't caused by the server not being found, or being too slow, it was because the connection was broken. WiFi? ADSL broadband? I can recommend PingPlotter for diagnosing network problems: https://w...
by admin
7 Nov 2018, 1:06pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Why is the bike unsupported?
Replies: 1
Views: 1571

Re: Why is the bike unsupported?

Emojis are 4-byte unicode characters, that can cause issues as older MySQL databases don't support them (they were limited to 3-byte unicode glyphs for some once-logical reason). I'll have a look to see if this version of phpBB has an option to support 4-byte characters. Hmmm... there's this, which ...
by admin
7 Nov 2018, 1:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 109
Views: 4853

Re: BC membership up

Vorpal wrote:We are all cyclists. No one is *lesser* for what they wear.


I'm not a "cyclist" - I'm just a person who often uses a bicycle for transport, and sometimes for pleasure. :wink: :twisted:
by admin
24 Oct 2018, 4:46pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Intermittently slow forum
Replies: 120
Views: 7810

Re: Intermittently slow forum

Better now, perhaps?
by admin
8 Oct 2018, 11:20am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3379

Re: Trustee elections 2018

I understand that candidates might not be Cycling UK members, but surely they should be able to afford ~£50 to join if they want to be a Trustee of the Club/Charity?

Perhaps they're only going to join if they get elected, to possibly save the membership fee if they're not?
by admin
8 Oct 2018, 10:19am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Trustee elections 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 3379

Re: Trustee elections 2018

It does seem odd to me that people up for election are not members of Cycling UK.

Surely they could spend the small amount to join the organisation they are wanting to be a Trustee of?

Why haven't they joined the organisation? Don't they want to be members for some reason?
by admin
8 Oct 2018, 9:49am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Intermittently slow forum
Replies: 120
Views: 7810

Re: Intermittently slow forum

Some serious network problems (packet loss) yesterday evening. All fixed now.
by admin
3 Oct 2018, 12:41pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Intermittently slow forum
Replies: 120
Views: 7810

Re: Intermittently slow forum

OK, so that idea didn't fix the problem. I'll keep investigating.
by admin
3 Oct 2018, 11:09am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Intermittently slow forum
Replies: 120
Views: 7810

Re: Intermittently slow forum

OK, tried something else. How is the posting time now?
by admin
3 Oct 2018, 11:03am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Intermittently slow forum
Replies: 120
Views: 7810

Re: Intermittently slow forum

Well, it doesn't seem to be anything to do with the phpBB code, which manages to complete all it wants to do in a few hundred milliseconds.

So it's something lower-level on the server.
by admin
3 Oct 2018, 10:32am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Intermittently slow forum
Replies: 120
Views: 7810

Re: Intermittently slow forum

I have other ways to work out where the slowness is coming from. I don't really want to break functionality at this stage.
by admin
3 Oct 2018, 9:01am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Intermittently slow forum
Replies: 120
Views: 7810

Re: Intermittently slow forum

The trouble is that there are a lot of asynchronous and synchronous tasks going on, and there are a lot of clients sending requests to the Forum server all the time. Most likely candidates are: ⋅ Database table locking (unable to write to the table until the last write has completed) &sdot...
by admin
28 Sep 2018, 11:48am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Intermittently slow forum
Replies: 120
Views: 7810

Re: Intermittently slow forum

Thank you for the feedback. It's probably not down to email sending holding the forum up, then.

More likely a database table locking issue. I'll investigate further.
by admin
27 Sep 2018, 9:28am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Intermittently slow forum
Replies: 120
Views: 7810

Re: Intermittently slow forum

Not unless someone spots a pattern.

I've made another change...

If it's email sending, hopefully that will fix it.
by admin
27 Sep 2018, 9:02am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Intermittently slow forum
Replies: 120
Views: 7810

Re: Intermittently slow forum

Seems to be a problem other people are having: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=466&t=2461011 I've tried all the obvious things, and suspect it's something to do with emailing notifications. Perhaps worse on busy threads, or threads with lots of quoted text, which might result in ...