I see there are some board speed questions

Discussion in 'UK Community Board' started by WebmasterAlex, Mar 1, 2002.

  1. We have already explained this on the US site but wanted to fill you guys in

    Non techie explanation- the software is maxed out

    techie explanation- The Vbulletin software is built on top of a mysql database. The tables that it uses, isam, utilize table locking as opposed to row locking. When the boards get slow it is because the table locks can't clear in time. There are several active efforts to port the software to a version of Mysql that uses row locking (innobase tables) as well as postgresql. As SOON as someone has some success we are THERE!
    Think your frustrated? I can't post either AND I have everone grumping at me :)
  2. thefatman

    thefatman Is it dinner yet?

    Aug 12, 2000
    Thanks Alex
    Good to know your working on it.
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  4. Pixie Power!

    Pixie Power! DIS Veteran

    Aug 4, 2001
    Im not grumping at you Alex.

    Keep up all the good work & thank you!

  5. UKDEB

    UKDEB Moderator Emeritus Moderator

    Jul 7, 2000
    Alex, thank you for taking the time to post this information. I don't understand the technicalities, nor the commercial considerations in making boards like this viable. What I do know is that I am grateful to Pete, the Webmaster, the Moderators and anyone else involved in providing this free service. And it must be so frustrating for you guys that their very success is what causes all the glitches. <i>And</i> you've now got us lot here adding to your problems!

    I do hope that progress can be made to free the boards of all these problems (and when you think how fast technology moves you have to feel confident that it can).

    At the moment I am still in the numbness and disbelief stages of grieving for the loss of our dedicated boards. I can't really begin to imagine how it must feel for the moderators who worked so hard to make them what they were. It is my fervent hope that one day we will have dedicated UK boards again.

    In the meantime, Alex, thanks for giving us our boards here and I'll try hard not to be grumpy!

  6. WDWfan uk

    WDWfan uk <font color=red>.... but you can call me Shirley :

    Aug 21, 1999
    ........ Debbie, I've welled up again. A big cyber hug to you my friend.
  7. Astrid

    Astrid <font color=9933CC>Shoot for the moon. Even if you

    Aug 19, 2000
    :) Big smiley face from me too - You're doing a great job folks, we're just all a bit shell-shocked that's all!!

    Thanks for the explanation (not that I understood a word of the technical one mind!!) Alex!

    Astrid x
  8. Janice

    Janice Super Shopper

    Aug 18, 1999
    Thank you Deb and Astrid for the appreciation :)

    I think we could all do with a generous sprinkling of PD and Magic right now!


    **Methinks I better replenish the Kleenex supplies!**
  9. Nita

    Nita Mouseketeer

    Feb 27, 2002
    Things like this come along in life to test us
    I feel closer to you guys then ever before
    And I have not meet anyone of you
    It's nice to be part of a family :)
    United we Stand

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