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Possible severe slowdowns of the forum

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Steven P.    13,794

Between now and about a week, you may experience extreme slowdowns of the forums while we prepare our huge (8+GB) database for the IPB 3.4.5 upgrade.

There is no way around this, 3.2 data simply needs converting to 3.4.5 and this process will by itself take a few days, among other changes to our database that will affect the forums.

We're trying to minimize this, but you will experience these slowdowns at certain points during the next week or so.

Thanks for your understanding, for which we hope is a smooth upgrade.

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V-Tech    211

O.k, so it wasnt only me... For the past 20 minutes it was almost impossible to access the forum...

Thank for the info and let's hope it will go smooth and fast.

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FiB3R    1,663

Thanks for the heads up.

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chrisj1968    1,417

Thanks Neobond. will the entire forum system be slowing down as it is done for the entire system?

added: Btw, are there any new features to report? toss us a bone mate! :D

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Shaun N.    569

O.k, so it wasnt only me... For the past 20 minutes it was almost impossible to access the forum...

Thank for the info and let's hope it will go smooth and fast.

Same, page cannot be displayed for me.

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cork1958    1,672

Between now and next week?

What about the past SEVERAL months? Almost unusable half the time.

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TheLegendOfMart    1,558

Thanks Neobond, thought it was my connection.

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V-Tech    211

Between now and next week?

What about the past SEVERAL months? Almost unusable half the time.

It's been a bit slow yes, but i would go as far as unusable half the time....

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V-Tech    211

Between now and next week?

What about the past SEVERAL months? Almost unusable half the time.

It's been a bit slow yes, but i would go as far as unusable half the time....

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Steven P.    13,794

When we have a date for the upgrade I will make an announcement of some of the changes. There are vast differences to the warn system too (member must acknowledge a warning) but we haven't decided on a points/reasosn system yet, so that will be forthcoming. And yes this affects the forums only, main page is alright throughout this process.

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Haggis    1,008

Thanks for letting us know :)

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Haggis    1,008

oohhh twice lol

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Growled    3,880

Thanks for the update. Looking forward to 3.4.5.

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Blackhearted    512

Ah, so this is why the forums randomly stop loading altogether.

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Geoffrey B.    1,415

I wonder if this also had to do with issues not being able to load the page earlier (this page cannot be displayed errors)

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BeerFan    288

Please someone correct me if I am wrong... But, the way I see it, this IPB upgrade will not do anything to alleviate the problems with general slow loading that have been occurring off and on over the past year or so. New options and features, sure, and they will be welcomed. (Y) But an upgrade to the forum software shouldn't drastically affect the slow page loading times, slow posting times, slow reporting times, etc.

At any rate... the information about the upgrade and the possible related downtimes is appreciated.

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Haggis    1,008

Neowin has been fine for months now

the recent slowdowns have been due to the Database being converted ready for the upgrade to the new IPB Software

If you notice slowdowns then there is a thread in the Issue board for this

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V-Tech    211

I've been active a lot in the past month and the only slowness i felt was in the past few days and Neobond gave a reason for it.

Actually since the DB upgrade yesterday i feel that the forum is faster.

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Orange    123

As many said, thanks for the update. Hopefully everyone knows what's going on!

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+KibosJ    96

I've been active a lot in the past month and the only slowness i felt was in the past few days and Neobond gave a reason for it.

Actually since the DB upgrade yesterday i feel that the forum is faster.

I have to admit that since this was posted neowin actually seems faster, weird.

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