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yumbo
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Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 12:41 PM
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Or am I the last person in the US with dialup?

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 12:45 PM
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we're on a T1 and it's slow here too.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 12:51 PM
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Also slow here on a cable connection.
Kangolpimp has provided more useful detail than any of us previous posters, all of which is true/correct. In addition, I've noticed the message preview feature to be the slowest element of all, at times totally not working.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 1:02 PM
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For the last 3 or 4 days, the site has loaded exceedingly slowly for me. Not the home page, and not the main forums menu - both of these load normally, but to bring up an individual topic, or waiting to see that my reply has posted, can take up to 2 or 3 minutes lately. This was not the case until a few days ago.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 1:15 PM
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If we need further evidence that the site is behaving erratically, how did your post jump ahead of mine, Liketoeat, when you had included what I had said before you as part of your response to this thread? *scratching my head*

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 1:18 PM
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Oh - nevermind, I see that's because you edited the post! *hiding my head in shame*

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 1:20 PM
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I'm experiencing the same, the home page has been slow to fully load and when I get to the forums, the space where the purple folder for unread messages is blank. In some cases when I try to open a message, I get a gray screen. This has only been in the last 2 days. I am on T1 and have a computer that is souped up for graphics. I hope this helps the webmaster fix this.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 1:24 PM
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Sorry to cause the confusion, kangolpimp; perhaps I did this in an improper, or at least not the best, manner for which I apologize. But what happened is that I'd entered my post containing the current top line only prior to your post. Then when seeing your post following mine, I simply edited (added on to) my post the comments re your providing more useful info than any of us earlier posters had done and the comment re the preview feature. Perhaps I should have made the last two lines of that post a separate post rather than an editing of the original one. LTE
PS - I started on this post prior to your noticing my editing of the original one, got detracted, and only posted following your subsequent post. I'm going to get off this topic; fear I'm only adding to possible confusion on the parts of subsequent readers.







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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 1:42 PM
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I believe we have been hacked.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 2:30 PM
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Or perhaps, minced, to put it better.

Maybe the healthfood police are slowing the "arteries" of roadfoodies everywhere.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 2:40 PM
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PETA PETA website eater
had no life
and hacked us "meaters"

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 2:53 PM
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We're on a true T1, and it's been very boggy. The menus on the home page have taken forever to appear.

Eric, Suspecting Hardening Butterfat (I *knew* I shouldn't have tried to put my gelato machine on the Ethernet)

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 3:28 PM
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Thank goodness.......I thought it was my computer I am on a cable connection and this is the first time that I have been able to get past the topics all day! Good thing we are so dedicated or we wouldn't keep trying.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 3:34 PM
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Out here in the 'Heartland' we get on-line by asking Sarah to connect us when she gets finished talking to Nellie down at the library...Well almost. I use AOL and the best dial-up I can ever get locally is a 31,200 connection. But lately the site has loaded much slower than it has in the past. Other sites that I use regularly seem not to be effected. Have we overloaded the system on this site...Only Stephen knows??????

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 3:43 PM
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I have contacted both Sterns and Rushmore. I have not heard anything from either. Maybe they have hunkered down. Obviously something happened to the site.

Maybe they got goobered

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 3:47 PM
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Maybe it's just the gang from "Taxi" telling the Reverend Jim........."slow down".........

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 4:00 PM
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My friend looked at the site and said, "Oh, it's your server." if that helps.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 4:27 PM
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I'm on a cable modem and the site has been excruciatingly slow the past couple days.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 4:36 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by EdSails

Maybe it's just the gang from "Taxi" telling the Reverend Jim........."slow down".........



That has to be the best sitcom bit ever!!!

Whhhhaaaaaaaaaat dooooeeeeesssssss aaaaaaaaaaa yelllloooooooowwwwwwww liiiiiiiiiiiight mmmmmmeeeeeeeeeaaaannnnnnn???

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 5:02 PM
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Originally posted by CheeseWit

I'm on a cable modem and the site has been excruciatingly slow the past couple days.


I'm on cable, too. It's been horribly slow since last week. I waited four minutes this topic to open.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 5:03 PM
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I am aware of the slowdown, but I am also on my honeymoon!! We will try our best to fix it. Thanks for the heads up. BTW, I am giving Al-The Mayor-Bowen full admin rights (effective in 10 minutes) so he can delete these spam posts/users we have been seeing lately.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 5:14 PM
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Too funny Kanglopimp!


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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 5:15 PM
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Slow is an understatement---ive eaten things that moved faster then this site has been loading lately!!!---glad to hear that not only me--but then i figured something was up because any other site i was at seemed fine>

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 5:36 PM
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Better now?

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 5:38 PM
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YES!!!!!
quote:
Originally posted by Stephen Rushmore Jr.

Better now?

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 5:47 PM
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Geez, I take a couple days off with my wife and the whole site comes to a crawl!

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 5:52 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Stephen Rushmore Jr.

Geez, I take a couple days off with my wife and the whole site comes to a crawl!


Gotta get your priorities straight! Road food first - wife second

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 6:01 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by ocdreamr

quote:
Originally posted by Stephen Rushmore Jr.

Geez, I take a couple days off with my wife and the whole site comes to a crawl!


Gotta get your priorities straight! Road food first - wife second


Following that advice, you'll get to practice it with lots of different wives over time.

Eric

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 6:26 PM
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My Dial Up Connection is on top of the Pole! Mr Haney is my Internet Provider.........

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 6:48 PM
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Just out of curiosity, what was the problem We have blamed it on a lot of things from the goober to honeymoon intoxication.

Maybe the Mayor had something to do with the improvement. He is a politician you know

Would be interesting to know.



Thanks,
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 7:01 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Stephen Rushmore Jr.

Geez, I take a couple days off with my wife and the whole site comes to a crawl!


That will teach you to go on a honeymoon!

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 9:31 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Stephen Rushmore Jr.

Better now?


Thanks, Stephen. It's really nice to have it back to normal.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 11:09 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Sundancer7

Just out of curiosity, what was the problem We have blamed it on a lot of things from the goober to honeymoon intoxication.

Maybe the Mayor had something to do with the improvement. He is a politician you know

Would be interesting to know.



Thanks,
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
The simple answer is that Roadfood.com has become very, very popular lately. The server did not have enough memory allocated to keep the site running. So it got bogged down with all the page requests.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Tue, 07/15/03 11:14 PM
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Actually I was having the same problem for about a week....I actually got a response that it MIGHT be due to the blossoming traffic here...BUT..now all is well!!

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Wed, 07/16/03 9:33 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by Stephen Rushmore Jr.

Geez, I take a couple days off with my wife and the whole site comes to a crawl!


we'll survive---finish your honeymoon---hell-take 2!!!!!

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Wed, 07/16/03 10:34 AM
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It's a tad better today. For the past week I could click on to this site, do three loads of laundry,vacuum,shop for dinner,make dinner,clean up after dinner, and than the site might have come up...
Just a little humor to lighten up your day...

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Wed, 07/16/03 10:38 AM
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We are on cable and we had a slowwwww week.Today it's a lot better.I'm so use to having the computer super fast that I lost the fine art of having patience!

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Wed, 07/23/03 5:51 PM
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Hesitant to broach this topic again, but has anyone else had any trouble accessing Roadfood for the past 50 minutes or so? No problem with getting it several times earlier in the day, but have been attempting to get back into it for the past 50 minutes, with absolutely no success until now. However, during this period had no trouble getting any other website I tried. Glad back here now, but just wondered if it was my computer or ISP or the website. Maybe Roadfood website is just so busy it can't handle all the load all the time; its surely good enough to be "overloaded" more than it is. PS - Just attempted to use the "Preview Reply" feature which was malfunctioning as it did when trouble back a week or two earlier.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Wed, 07/23/03 5:55 PM
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I noticed the same thing for the last several days. Sometimes it is OK, then others, it just want work

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Wed, 07/23/03 8:38 PM
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Liketoeat,
during the same time frame you were trying, I was having problems too. I always like to check in quickly before I leave work(super high speed connection don't ya know) Did finally get in but it was real slow. Last night at one point I was failing to get any kind of connection for a while around 7PM.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Fri, 08/8/03 10:19 PM
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This question does not concern the Roadfood website being slow, but has anyone else noticed the past couple of days that occasionally you'll note a "last posting" stated in the roster but then when you go to that forum that posting isn't there. Had never noticed this before yesterday. Don't know if it's some malfunction, a case of the individual stated as "last poster" having subsequently cancelled it, or what. Just wondering.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Fri, 08/8/03 10:29 PM
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make sure it isn't just an edit of an existing post. This used to get me all the time until I learned to check for that.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Fri, 08/8/03 10:40 PM
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Thanks. ocdreamer, that's exactly what it was in the one case I could chase down, so I'm certain that was the same situation with the other two yesterday. Figured there had to be some explanation, but didn't think of that, even though had gotten into something else once before didn't understand and then figured out was the edit matter. Will just have to keep that in mind. Thanks again.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Sat, 08/9/03 1:37 AM
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Will one of you nice people try to give me some idea why emoticons aren't working on this particular computer. What setting could I possibly have fiddled with that would cause this disaster? I am too close to being a complete smarty pants to not have them. Without them someone may confuse my witty repartee for mean spirited sarcasm, and that would be bad for me and insulting to them. I really enjoy my daily drive down the roadfood trail and would like to make it as safe as possible for all concerned. I see those cute little emoticons as visual safety belts in this high powered internet automobile. If I have them on nobody gets hurt. While I am kind of a crusty cynic, I rarely have the intention of doing anything but a little harmless tweaking, but in a written environment, my keyboard gets ahead of my (supposedly) good sense and I tend to drive a little wild.
Thanks for all advice in advance.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Thu, 08/28/03 3:01 PM
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Hate to bring this subject back up, but am just curious if its only my computer and/or ISP or are others finding this website extremely slow at times today and occasionally getting no results (until redo) or some odd results when trying to go to various spots in it. Hope its just me, but was just wondering.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Thu, 08/28/03 3:15 PM
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Originally posted by Liketoeat

Hate to bring this subject back up, but am just curious if its only my computer and/or ISP or are others finding this website extremely slow at times today and occasionally getting no results (until redo) or some odd results when trying to go to various spots in it. Hope its just me, but was just wondering.


I'm not having any problems. It's operating at the usual speed for me. I have cable.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Thu, 08/28/03 3:17 PM
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MAYHAW--Try drawing the damn face on the computer monitor with a crayon...then smack it full force with a hammer to make it stick to the post...You probably will be able to do this only one time...but it will be worth the frustrations have been having !! Besides New Monitors are cheap!!
Seriously...Are you creating posts using the 'quickie' reply or the 'full service reply'? With the quickie you can only add a smilie to the end of the message... with the full service you can go back and put them anywhere you want.

Like To... I have a very slow dial-up AOL service here. best connection I seem to get is about 31,200 bps. That makes everything slow. BUT Lately I have had the "Error" message come up when I try to go to a topic on the boards...Usually I get the connection on the 2nd or 3rd try.
AL

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Thu, 08/28/03 3:38 PM
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Mayor, thanks for info. I have a cable tv computer connection which is supposed to be fast, but Roadfood has been particularly slow today. Have not received any "Error" messages, but have frequently found today if I click on the forum topic I want, I may never get to it, but if then click on the next topic in the list and then back to the topic I want, I can get on there reasonably fast then. Also had another thing or two misdircted within the website today. Just was wondering if problem with website, my compuer, ISP, or the internet, what with all these crazy viruses, Trojan horses, whatever, going on and around now. Thanks.

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RE: Is the Roadfood website slow today? - Thu, 08/28/03 3:49 PM
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Hold on just a sec, Mr. Mayor......I'm gonna try that crayon thing now..............................................