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Posted: October 23, 2006, 10:34 am - IP Logged

I basically spent all weekend completely re-doing the way I deploy changes to the Lottery Post web site, so that when I make changes it does not do that "long pause" that has been annoying several of you.

From a technical perspective, what was happening was that every time I would push some new functionality to the site, the web server would re-compile the site, which is why you may see that (approximately) 20-second pause that happens from time-to-time.

As there are literally hundreds of people doing various things on the site at any given moment, invariably some people would be in the middle of posting something when the re-compile takes place, and would lose whatever they were posting.

Since I am continuing to implement many changes to the site, I didn't feel that continuing to have people lose stuff was acceptible, so this weekend I endeavored to change the deployment of changes.

What happens now is that I pre-compile any changes on my development system, and I deploy the compiled code, rather than making the web server compile it.  In theory that will eliminate the long pause thing, and will hopefully prevent people from losing their work occasionally.  (That sounds like a fairly simple change, but believe me when I say it was tricky!)

I say "in theory" because we'll obviously have to see how things go in this busy production environment, before I can be satisfied that it works up to its billing.

In the meantime, please let me know if you see something that's not working.  I just fixed all the pages where you post content (like the New Topic, Reply, Edit, etc.), but it's possible that I have missed something.

When I implemented the new compile model, I had to completely (and I mean completely) redeploy the entire site, so I would not be surprised if I have to fix a thing or two (or three).

Please only post bugs you notice, not new feature requests.

 

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    Posted: October 23, 2006, 10:48 am - IP Logged

    The only "bug" that I witness occuring is a time-out when accessing the site or refreshing. I also notice this during the early morning and sometimes, mid-morning. Sometimes, a quick refresh will bring me back to the site. Other times, it may go on for hours. This is usually occuring on the weekdays and not as much on the weekends.

     

    Thanks for all you do.

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      Posted: October 23, 2006, 10:49 am - IP Logged

      The only "bug" that I witness occuring is a time-out when accessing the site or refreshing. I also notice this during the early morning and sometimes, mid-morning. Sometimes, a quick refresh will bring me back to the site. Other times, it may go on for hours. This is usually occuring on the weekdays and not as much on the weekends.

       

      Thanks for all you do.

      I'm referring to any problems from this point in time, going forward.  If any such thing happens again, please let me know.

       

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        Posted: October 23, 2006, 11:01 am - IP Logged

        Hi Todd i'm trying to reply to a Pm and when the page loads the reply message dosen't convert to plain text and the whatever you call em things below aren't loading 

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          Posted: October 23, 2006, 11:02 am - IP Logged

          Still?

           

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            Posted: October 23, 2006, 11:03 am - IP Logged

            now i'm getting this

            Please try the following:

            • If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.
            • Open the home page, and then look for links to the information you want.
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              Posted: October 23, 2006, 11:04 am - IP Logged

              It's working for me, clear your browser cache.  Also, don't just refresh the page, go back to your Inbox (or wherever) and enter the page again.

               

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                Posted: October 23, 2006, 11:06 am - IP Logged

                Hello Todd,

                I can't seem to use the search feature at all. 

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                  Posted: October 23, 2006, 11:07 am - IP Logged

                  Hello Todd,

                  I can't seem to use the search feature at all. 

                  You're right, I'll fix that next.

                  Update: fixed.

                   

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                    Posted: October 23, 2006, 11:08 am - IP Logged

                    Getting long pauses (30 seconds) loading threads.

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                      Posted: October 23, 2006, 11:10 am - IP Logged

                      Getting long pauses (30 seconds) loading threads.

                      Did you clear your browser cache?  What browser are you using?

                       

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                        Posted: October 23, 2006, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                        PM's are working for me now. Thank's i had cleared my cache last night and only been online for about 10 minutes when i came into lottery post opened the pm and tried to reply. I usually clear my cache several times every day. Aol has a feature where you can do a history and cache and pop up blocker cleaner with one click.

                        After i did clear the cache etc the pm worked fine but there shouldn't have been a reason too since i hadn't been doing any surfing. there couldn't have been more than 5 things in either folder as all i did was read some mail in my aol inbox before i came to lottery post any way no biggie. it's working.

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                          Posted: October 23, 2006, 11:28 am - IP Logged

                          PM's are working for me now. Thank's i had cleared my cache last night and only been online for about 10 minutes when i came into lottery post opened the pm and tried to reply. I usually clear my cache several times every day. Aol has a feature where you can do a history and cache and pop up blocker cleaner with one click.

                          After i did clear the cache etc the pm worked fine but there shouldn't have been a reason too since i hadn't been doing any surfing. there couldn't have been more than 5 things in either folder as all i did was read some mail in my aol inbox before i came to lottery post any way no biggie. it's working.

                          You had to clear your cache because I had re-installed the whole site, as I had mentioned in my initial posting above.  I cimpleted the install a few minutes before posting the message.

                          I didn't know AOL had a feature like that, it sounds very good, especially considering their overly-aggressive caching.  It sounds like a tip that could be useful for other AOL users here.

                           

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                            Posted: October 23, 2006, 11:44 am - IP Logged

                            Did you clear your browser cache?  What browser are you using?

                            I clear my Browser Cache Frequently! Netscape's Status Line says Waiting for LotteryPost.

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                              Posted: October 23, 2006, 11:46 am - IP Logged

                              So it's Netscape.  I'll try using that browser too and see if I get the same thing.  It would help to know the version number.

                               

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