Recent Outage

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Recent Outage

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I wanted to update everyone on the outage for the past week or so. Unfortunately, spammers and bots are only getting worse and starting to take up a significant amount of server resources. The forum was taken offline to give me time to evaluate options.

In that time, a number of you reached out with suggestions, which I appreciate. The forum has also been updated to the latest version which includes some additional spambot tools. Hopefully, a combination of these two will keep server utilization at a normal level.

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Great news, thanks GU!

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Thank you very much for keeping us up to date and for providing this virtual home for us! I really appreciate your work here!

In case there is anything i could help you with, let me know.

Are the server ressources a problem moneywise or simply the spammers bringing down the board?

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Are the server ressources a problem moneywise or simply the spammers bringing down the board?
The forum shares a server with other sites I run. When the bots start hitting this board it does two things. Increases the CPU usage which does cost me more. To limit what I do get charged, I limit how much CPU can be used. This then slows down or disables my other sites. While I don't like paying more, it's more that I can't impact my other sites. If I have to, I'll move the forum to another server, but would rathe not have to.

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Nice to see the forum back. Thank you for all the time and effort you put in.

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gaggedutopia wrote: 02 May 2024, 01:36 The forum shares a server with other sites I run. When the bots start hitting this board it does two things. Increases the CPU usage which does cost me more. To limit what I do get charged, I limit how much CPU can be used. This then slows down or disables my other sites. While I don't like paying more, it's more that I can't impact my other sites. If I have to, I'll move the forum to another server, but would rathe not have to.
Ah i see... exactly what i thought the reason would be. Thanks for the clarification!

In case there is anything server wise i could help with, feel free to drop me a PM.

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Looks like the latest outage took out a few more images. Haven’t figured out how many yet.

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What do you mean?

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