What makes a forum digitally deteriorate

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What makes a forum digitally deteriorate

Post by Bet51987 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:14 pm

I mean why does this forum have a non functioning search button, a forever waiting time for posts to submit successfully, and a deteriorationg edit function.

If a forum is made of bits and bytes then what's leaking away to make things non funtional. DBB.COM uses the same PHPBB and works like a new car compared to this site.

Not trying to be funny, just looking to satisfy my curiosity. :?

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Post by CDN_Merlin » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:15 pm

It needs a serious upgrade and no one wants to do it.
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Post by Grendel » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:03 pm

The underlying database has grown to a point that accessing it has become slower than certain timeout values higher up. Editing a post means changing it in the database, an operation that is slower than simply adding a new entry (posting) to it.
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Post by Krom » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:18 pm

Honestly there has to be something wrong with either the server configuration, the database itself, or the hacks that KB put in the forum software a long time back that causes it. I know this because this forum is simply not big enough to have these types of issues, the software can easily be demonstrated scaling quite well into many millions of posts, far more than this particular forum has.
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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:48 pm

I should msg KB on Facebook or through e-mail and see what he's willing to do?
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Post by Krom » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:41 pm

KB doesn't have the server level access to do anything about it, I sent RC an email and he said he will look into it. I think he was already working on it so things should be better soon.
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Post by KoolBear » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:24 pm

I have spoken to Richard and Krom concerning the sad state of affairs here. I am sorry I thought I shouldn't have been away so long.

Krom has offered his time to do the back end upgrade while I work on the front end. I have already started working on the new templates for the new version.

I will try to get it looking as close to what is there now.

Hopefully within the next week or two the process will start in earnest.

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