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ETO Frozen

Discussion in 'Site Issues & Feedback' started by spec, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. spec

    spec Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Has anybody else noticed that on Sunday morning, from around 5am to 5:30am GMT, the ETO site is frozen? Is this due to housekeeping on the site?

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    MikeMl Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    It was frozen for about five min just about ten min ago...
     
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    spec Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    :cool: Thanks. That is why we both managed to double post.

    Your experience confirms that it is a site thing rather than being down to a communications restriction.

    I have noticed that most Sunday mornings (in the UK) the site is frozen for a few minutes.

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  5. Ian Rogers

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    What's 5am..... Never been there... Hopefully I never will..
     
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    Often it is the time when I go to bed.

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  7. JoeJester

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    One thing that would be beneficial is to have the post times in GMT. Then some won't wonder why they don't get an answer within microseconds, nay, attoseconds of their post.
     
  8. spec

    spec Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Yes GMT time on ETO throughout would be good. In the UK at the moment we are on GMT + 1Hr (British Summer Time), so 5am to 5:30am is actually 6am to 6:30am.

    It would also be good (IMHO) if the dates and times on ETO (and all other sites) were absolute rather than, 'a few minutes ago', 'yesterday' etc etc.

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  9. spec

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    Today, from 7am GMT until 2pm GMT, ETO was not usable- it took a long time to load the main page and then froze.

    Most days now, ETO is extremely slow from around 4am GMT until around 6:30am GMT.

    I tried, Firefox, Chrome, and Edge browsers and it was the same but other sites, including forums, all loaded normally at full speed.

    I suspect that some form of ETO site maintenance is causing the problem.

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    Hi spec,
    Yes. I had the same problem. I was using Firefox on the PC and Chromium on a Raspberry Pi 2 (I don't know if Chromium has any connection with Chrome.)

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    spec Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Thanks for confirming Les.:)

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    hi spec.
    Me three... :woot:
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    Thanks Eric.:)

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    Yep!! Me four!!

    I just left it and played a game.... About 30 minutes later it was up and running..
     
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    Thanks to you too Ian - I did a circuit on another forum (that should not be mentioned) while ETO was down.:D

    One symptom, when ETO is running slowly, is that you tend to get double posts.

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    I know... We have to clean it up!!!
     
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    If your smart, you'll realize the slowness and will take measures to avoid double posts. IT kinda posts without giving you a confirmation, but sometimes it doesn't. So, you copy your reply to the clipboard and reload or wait and reload. Then either, repost or wait and repost or correct. I was editing when the weirdness happened. No double-posts for me.
     
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    So, OK, you notice that ETO is slow.

    What you don't know is IF your post posted after you submitted your post.

    Pretend it didn't and copy the post to the clipboard.

    Refresh the page to see if your post posted. If it did, your done.

    If it didn't, your post was saved on the clipboard.....
     
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    :) Sometimes I have a few posts on the go at the same time, often with images/schematics and the procedure you describe would be impossibly convoluted even if you could tell when ETO has/is about to freeze. I am also doing other things: listening to the missus, watching TV, having a beer, inventing an over unity machine...

    But the issue on this thread is the fact that ETO freezes, not how to work around the freezes, I am afraid to say.:)

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    KeepItSimpleStupid Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    We agree. ETO slows down. I generally only have one thread with active typing, many may be opened. So, I can avoid double-posts unless I'm on my antique Cell phone which sometimes I think has a rotary dial.
     
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