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Sitewide slowdown



sniffnoy
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Hi, the whole site is going much slower recently. Offhand it looks like this is related to the shutdown of Project Wonderful?
corruption
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Possibly.
In the system spends too much time trying to check that out and doing Time Out on the checks, that could explain it.
But I am no expert, and just have access to a small area of the site.
eekee
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It's painfully slow here, to the point I want to give up using it. At every point it stalls, Firefox shows "Waiting for www.projectwonderful.com...". Is there any chance of just removing the adverts?

Edit: Ahahaha oops! One slowdown is not connected to Project Wonderful: my own avatar. It was on homepage.ntlworld.com which hasn't existed for about at least 6 years, possibly 10. Sorry about that! Fixing now.
sirgarberto
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For me, it's a constant stream of Application Errors. But what can be done? Corruption doesn't have access to the code, and I haven't heard a peep from anyone who does for over 5 years (since the move to Heroku, not coincidentally).
eekee
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The only time I've seen application errors were shortly after my last post... immediately after I clicked "mark all threads read" for the first time in yeeears. Looking at the timestamps, it must have caught you, sirgarberto. I'm sorry! I can't promise it won't happen again, but it can't happen for another few years at least. LOL

Checking with an ad blocker blocking projectwonderful.com, the site isn't so much better as I expected. It might be a bit quicker, but it's still rather bad. On the other hand, at least the redirect pages load immediately.

So, what then? Has Heroku reduced our resources? Do they require sites carry adverts to pay them, or anything like that? Quite understandable if they do.
sirgarberto
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eekee wrote:
So, what then? Has Heroku reduced our resources? Do they require sites carry adverts to pay them, or anything like that? Quite understandable if they do.

Oh, that's not what I meant. What I was referring to is what you can read in the main page of the site, under "Future Maintainability".
eekee
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I was referring to what I wrote, guessing at why the site is still slow with an ad-blocker.
eekee
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Yesterday I got application errors myself. Not my fault this time!
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I can't help there.
I know there are issues. Apart from this, there is the fact there are 2 sections for comics we can't access (those starting with numbers and symbols). Nor can I fix some of the comics that are broken.

Hopefully those systems will get sorted out, and fix the flow on problems with this site.
eekee
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I dunno, the number and symbol problem sounds like something that the maintainers of Ruby may have thought was a good idea. (Of Ruby itself or a Ruby library.) There's all sorts of "we need to make this Safe, we have to Change it, this is Progress," going around the computer world. With the site devs absent, I'm not looking forward to these things just recovering.

I'm looking for other sites as fast as my health allows -- the rate is glacial to non-existent. I got into Smack Jeeves, and that's my whole progress really. Tried the Duck too, should try it again.

I stumbled into this today:
https://www.wachete.com/
It may not be ideal for comics, it just caught my eye because it must operate in a similar way to this site. I don't think you can make sites out of it, just personal checkers.
eekee
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I forgot I tried Webtoons, but can't log in there. Anyway, these aren't aggregators. Anyone know any good ones?
eekee
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You know, I could quite easily write an aggregator just like Comic Nation, but I'm not sure I'd actually want to host and run it.
sniffnoy
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Yeah to be clear when I try to use the site it hangs for a while at "Waiting for www.projectwonderful.com", so that definitely seems to be part of it. For a while this problem stopped and the site worked fine again. But now it's back.
sirgarberto
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I don't know why I didn't think of it until now, but I just added projectwonderful.com (with and without a preceding "www.") to my hosts file pointing towards 127.0.0.1. Now it fails to load files instantly instead of waiting for cloudflare to realize the server is dead. Now if only I could do this for my phone without having to root it...
eekee
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That and good memory management are the only things I miss now I've switched to Windows.
sirgarberto
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eekee wrote:
That and good memory management are the only things I miss now I've switched to Windows.

Huh? I did it on Windows. C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts
sniffnoy
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Ooh, didn't think of the HOSTS file solution, will have to try that...


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