Several of you have posted or e-mailed me that you are having issues with the forum timing out, especially while drafting long posts. Others have written with issues about the site taking too long to load and just simply not being able to get to the site unless they hit reload. These things should not happen.
Well, I am here to tell you I am investigating the issue. Unfortunately, or fortunately, none of these issues are affecting me, so it’s very hard for me to diagnose the problem. No, I am not running the server out of my house. I access the forum just like you all do–through the remote host. I really appreciate you all for reporting the issues, especially those folks that detail the problems. If you all tell me, “forum no work–please fix”, I really can’t offer a solution.
The issues are baffling me as:
- I have the settings set-up as to never time out;
- I put this new forum on a “big host” whose got horsepower;
- I do not experience the issues reported and I test the forum from my house on my desktop, laptop, a MAC and multiple browsers, and from my laptop at friend’s houses and wi-fi spots.
This posts doesn’t fix the issues. I know that the forum depends on long posts due to the nature of our subject matter. I know the majority of our folks don’t have time to figure out work-arounds to make the fangled fancy internet thingy work. I am working on it.