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  1. #10

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    Quote Originally Posted by OGGoldy View Post
    How are they punishing the members?
    Them being on here is overloading the servers, thus making it impossible for the members to get on the site.

  2. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestater View Post
    Them being on here is overloading the servers, thus making it impossible for the members to get on the site.
    thanks for explaining

  3. #12

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    That may temporarily help the members, but in the long run it will not help the forums growth any. If I can't view a forum before registering, I will usually just bolt.

  4. #13

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    We'll worry about the long run, in the long run.

    Right now we're concerned with preventing the server from crashing from too many guests here for these two big weekends.

  5. #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustFishing View Post
    That may temporarily help the members, but in the long run it will not help the forums growth any. If I can't view a forum before registering, I will usually just bolt.
    Keeping the members you have is good for growth. If the servers are constantly having issues on big weekends, established members will bolt, too. And I think that Schlottke said that it's going to be like this on the busy weekends.

  6. #15

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    Schlottke and I are going to discuss how best to upgrade the servers as part of the things we're planning for the off season.

    But in the process of doing that he's going to have to rework some things on his end, thats why we aren't doing the switchover immediately.

    We'll go with the stop gap for these last two big weekends, and then we'll have plenty of time to figure out how we're going to do things in preparation for the Olympics.

  7. #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustFishing View Post
    That may temporarily help the members, but in the long run it will not help the forums growth any. If I can't view a forum before registering, I will usually just bolt.
    They can view everything on the forum except the threads themselves... they will, for example, see the Big Ten tournament thread has 400+ posts and join if they want to read that information. They currently can view one page of one thread, however, that can change if there isn't much stress on the server. Yesterday the average pageviews for guests was at about 6.4/visit and we now brought that mark down by 40%, so the total connections to the SQL server will be significantly lower than they were previously.

    During the off-peak portion of the rest of this season there will be no sign up required.
    Last edited by Schlottke; 03-09-2008 at 11:23 AM. Reason: typo

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    I am glad I am getting my money's worth.

  9. #18

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    Every penny Big.
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