III wrote:for those that don't know - there are two other alternative bbs type pages being developed as an alternative (i.e. not replacement) to this one.
they are both still in their infancy, but nevertheless the both offer options that have been asked for here, and may provide an opportunity to grow a different sort of community.
they are available at alt.playa and 3playa
Kinetic II wrote:While I hate to see the board splinter like it has, I also have to applaud the initiative happening here. Instead of bitching, both H and iii went out and did something about it.
iii's board is a must see for the sheer speed. My god it freakin screams. And H's board is a very interesting place...great content and very interesting code.
Still I hope the e-playa summit doesn't become a bitch fest and brings about some changes so we get this place running right again. I miss the energy level we had here. I hope the problems are fixed so it returns.
Kinetic II wrote:...Trey's board...the pure speed is addicting...I wish we had a fraction of that speed here. But with 2500+ users it's unlikely...
III wrote:>quantity of registered users isn't the major speed issue
it's one of the possibilities. there are a couple of different tables that get joined and cross referenced. increasing the number of users, threads, and posts all contribute to the slowdown. i'm aplanning on developing automatic archiving of dead wood in at least two of those three categories to help maintain the speed, though...
III wrote:...furthermore, the hosting site doesn't have too much control over ping times, since that just measures the network delay.
III wrote:...however, 75ms is reasonably quick, and the delays you're experiencing are more likely due to server side processing delays and image downloads.