Yeah, I don't think in my time here I've ever experienced the site loading so slowly or getting errors so often. I waited nine minutes for my PMs to load.
E: And I just had to wait four minutes for this post to send.
Huh. It seems it's worse for you. For me and Comic the loading takes no less than twenty minutes.
It’s been sucking in general on and off for the past two days. I ended up not really logging on much yesterday since it was really bad.
Seems to be working well right now. Not sure if the site finally corrected itself, or its just having a good moment.
Yeah, it seems better now. Hopefully it stays that way. Yesterday it ran perfectly for a few hours, but then slowed down again, so I wouldn't be surprised if the same thing were happening right now.
I've been having the same problem actually! It's very on and off for me. I'll click on any one thing and it'll load for about 30 mins or so and then just time out. So much so it's been extremely difficult for me to work on any of my storygames, which is very frustrating.
I've been getting a ton of alerts about it; I dunno what the issue is specifically, but I "reindexed the database", which might really help out. Fingers crossed...
It was running pretty good after Alex arrived, then just a moment ago it started slowing down again. Didn't get an service unavailable error though, so hopefully it was just the "normal" clog that happens occasionally to the site.
The only other things I can think of is if you want to test a piece of code with a little less delay or share a snippet of code with people without having to create a dummy storygame.
Checked recently and got the service unavailable error again.
There's a certain early 2000's charm to this slowness.
I've returned to say; the site is still extremely slow for me, no matter how many times i reset my computer or such on such on. It took about 10 minutes for me to even load the forums and it's basically impossible for me to even work on my storygames at this point.
So now I've jsut given up and am looking for a new site to work on my storygames, which is really a big disappointment to me because I very much liked how this was set up, or at least it was convienent for me. But I don't know how to fix this problem and it's very hard to work around, especially when I don't have the time to sit there and wait for it to save my work for 10 minutes.
The problem is not on your end, so resetting your computer wouldn't work either way. It's a shame you're leaving though. Wouldn't typing your story in a different program (e.g. Word), and then just copying it page by page to CYS be a workable solution at this point?
That would help for the writing end but my storygames tend to be a lot of game-focused as well, needing a lot of variables and items. And having to wait to load the variables, items and other pages for so long. Everything takes time to load, and half the time it doesn't load properly and i have to reload the page.
But I will still try to put the effort in to uploading any finished storygames I have here. But I'll probably need to work on the storygame itself off the website. Which is annoying.
Or you could just go register as a sex offender and be done with it.