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  • Practical Machinist down again

    Gotta go send Don Thomas another email. PM site seems to be down again!
    Anybody else having aproblem with it?
    Dave

  • #2
    Yeah, it's down.

    The partnership with American Machinist Magazine hasn't worked out so well for PM...
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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    • #3
      Lazlo, I think the problem is that the partnership is working TOO WELL. PM now has over 17K members. The general forum passed the 300K posts last week!
      Don is either going to have to find either a bigger, better server, or create an Archives site for the older stuff.
      Dave

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      • #4
        Originally posted by lazlo
        Yeah, it's down.

        The partnership with American Machinist Magazine hasn't worked out so well for PM...

        DOM has it mostly right, but really even without the AM partnership the General Forum would probably be at 250,000 posts by now and it would be crashing anyway...maybe not quite as often. At 300,000 + posts the forum is something like 25 times larger than the software was ever meant to support. V Bulletin here we come (btw, I hate the V Bulletin standard emoticons...esp the one for rolleyes ! )

        Anyhoo, PM back up now.

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        • #5
          Don,

          PM has been crashing an awful lot in the last 6 months -- are you saying that it's entirely due to the BBS software?
          300,000 posts is pretty small compared to some of the BBS's out there.

          By the way, I'm not complaining -- I usually read PM during idle moments at work, so if it's down, I just come here

          Robert
          "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by lazlo
            Don,

            PM has been crashing an awful lot in the last 6 months -- are you saying that it's entirely due to the BBS software?
            So, you think I'm lying ?? YES....has absolutely NOTHING to do with the ads.
            300,000 posts is pretty small compared to some of the BBS's out there.

            Robert
            True, but check out what software those larger ones are using and I can guarantee you none of them are using UBB Classic.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by D. Thomas
              So, you think I'm lying ?? YES....has absolutely NOTHING to do with the ads.
              No, no -- I didn't mean the ads Don, and of course I'm not saying you're lying!

              I thought the server problems were due to server load, not the Ads.
              "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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              • #8
                Why is it that this site is the problem registry for PM? You have Don's email--Use it!

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                • #9
                  CCWKen, Well excuse me for invading your privatem domain!
                  What I have to say to you about your comment, I won't say here because I respect the members here too much to post it!
                  Dave

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CCWKen
                    Why is it that this site is the problem registry for PM? You have Don's email--Use it!

                    Although this site doesn't crash nearly as often as PM, PM has been the "problem registry" for this forum often enough in the past. And I do see posts here sometimes before I check email.

                    I ususally wipe my feet before I enter, so don't be too concerned about us tracking in anything too undesirable

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by D. Thomas
                      I ususally wipe my feet before I enter, so don't be too concerned about us tracking in anything too undesirable
                      Awwww - no Gary E here then?

                      Peter

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                      • #12
                        I use both sites and many of the members here are members there and vice versa. I enjoy both sites so don't start the knife fight yet, lets just get along.
                        It's only ink and paper

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                        • #13
                          So long since anybody has made another comment?

                          Down for the last couple hours again, tonight, 11:07 PM, just checked again.

                          Last thread I read last night was still on the screen, refreshed, "Done", nothing, Home, nothing.

                          Don't know anything about BB software, is PHPBB any better? Know it used to be free.

                          Cheers,

                          George

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                          • #14
                            Down yet again...and this after the web host IT guy assured me they would be monitoring the server...it is getting ridiculous...

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                            • #15
                              Don,

                              I'm on your site daily. Get antsy when it goes down. My kid picks on me for being on the net so much. Her power supply went out the other day, told me SHE was getting antsy. Fixed it and she's happy, now.

                              I don't know about BB SW. IS PHP better, or is it rudimentary, not near what your site looks like?

                              Have been to some sites that have no eye appeal.

                              Mebbe you need a mirror site under your own control to failover to. Don't ask me to clear that up, as I don't do SW too well. Have no idea what that would cost, either, redundancy.

                              Hope they get it up soon, anyhow.

                              See you there.
                              Cheers,

                              George

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