Site upgrade of 2017, part II - All is Not Lost

Discussion in 'Customer Service' started by soccernutter, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    All other browsers work fine. Dolphin, however, is the only browser that supports the full range of (now obsolescent) Adobe Flash applications without crashing half of the time (only about 20% of the time).

    However, this is the only web site where Dolphin still shows such problem. Which makes me think there's some extraneous call in the formatting of the pages here. It'd also explain why the site is slower than comparable sites.

    PS: Dolphin is known to be very squeamish about redundant code.
     
  2. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #402 NorthBank, Sep 12, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
    I wish you luck in getting developers to go out of their way to accommodate a browser that most people never heard of. ;)
     
  3. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Dolphin and Puffin are the browsers used by people who watch streamed soccer games on their phones, when you don't have computers or TVs around (or can't freely use them; i.e., at work).
     
  4. vilafria

    vilafria Member+

    Jun 2, 2005
    I'm using Chrome now mostly and seemingly have less problems here.
     
  5. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just notice this fine print at the bottom of the Watched Threads page:

    "Designed by Audentio." (click and it takes you to www.audent.io)​

    Is that new, or did I just never notice it before? Anybody know anything about this?

    Seems like some sort of outsourcing arrangement for BigSoccer's forums.
     
  6. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    BigSoccer is one of their awesome clients.
     
  7. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sometime within the last week, I noticed that the site was sluggish. Often when I click something, even just the like button on a post, I get that little 3-bar animation that indicates it's working on it. And it seems to take 5-10X longer to complete.

    Anyone else noticing this?

    I wonder when the last time the server was rebooted?
     
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  8. roby

    roby Member+

    ASBURY PARK FC
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    I don't know about the server but a very select few could boot like the guy in your avatar! :thumbsup:
     
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  9. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Hmm - like does seem a little sluggish to me
     
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  10. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hmm, if only there was someone who could bring it up with the admins ;)
     
  11. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Still happening for you?
     
  12. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Rangers
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Do many people still manage their own server directly anymore?

    For example, we run a cluster but there is no way we manage it directly.

    Rebooting the server was so 10 years ago.
     
  13. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hosted/virtual servers are still manageable directly and still benefit from reboots.

    And even if the whole server doesn't have to be rebooted, oftentimes restarting the specific software can do wonders too.
     
  14. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not at this moment. But I haven't been on the website for the past 24 hours or more.

    Was anything done?
     
  15. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
  16. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I.e. a reboot?
     
  17. vilafria

    vilafria Member+

    Jun 2, 2005
    No walls built yet. ;)
     
  18. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One the one that begins with "fire." :p
     
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  19. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Rangers
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I am sure they do - i just don't get my hands dirty in the server grease anymore

    There was a time when I knew how to login and reboot our dedicated server myself in an emergency

    But these days we get our server cluster as a service via AWS and I don't touch any of the server OS stuff

    In fact I could not imagine running my own server anymore - so I wondered if people still did this?

    I have corporate clients who run their own boxes - as its a compliance thing.

    But it seems way old skool
     
  20. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I work for small businesses, and a few of them still have their own servers, but that's by far the minority. Nearly 100% has shifted to the cloud, for better and for worse.

    Still, I'd be curious to know how BigSoccer is hosted, whether the admins have the ability to reboot their (virtual) server or at least their software running on that server. I'm pretty sure they would.
     
  21. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    The less people know, the harder it is to hack them, though.
     
  22. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #422 NorthBank, Dec 28, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2017
    For lack of a better place to post this (but to gain some visibility via a once-very-active thread)...

    FYI, the UI got very wonky this morning. Especially the icons are missing: up/down arrows, edit bar tools, etc, etc, etc. Same problem across browsers and computers.

    Time for a system reboot?

    Edit: Please try to avoid maintenance at 2pm-5pm ET today if you don't mind. ;)
     
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  23. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    @Janet H @dark knight, I'm it has been noticed, but yes, almost all icons are missing. Strangely, it looks like Club and Country icons are present, but nothing else.
     
  24. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ^^^What they said! :)
     
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  25. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Yes, I noticed this issue too. I guess everyone did.

    Now, it really needs to be solved. Being icon-less is very annoying. :devilish:
     

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