Is maintenance being done on this site?

 
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27 August 2019 08:57
 

Is there behind-the-scenes work being done on this site?  For the last couple of days, it has been very sluggish, slow to ‘refresh’ and call up submenus, etc.  I don’t think it’s my computer as all other online sites are behaving normally.

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27 August 2019 11:40
 

The sluggish behavior seems to correlate with some unusual numbers of patrons. The count says there are over 3000 visitors. I saw 3700 last night. 400 is typical here. What are thousands of lurkers doing? What brought them forth?

 
 
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27 August 2019 11:47
 
Nhoj Morley - 27 August 2019 11:40 AM

The sluggish behavior seems to correlate with some unusual numbers of patrons. The count says there are over 3000 visitors. I saw 3700 last night. 400 is typical here. What are thousands of lurkers doing? What brought them forth?

That’s strange.  Unless Sam Harris had a new book out or something, it doesn’t make a lot of sense.  Maybe it’s some kind of ‘bot’ thing?

 
 
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27 August 2019 12:02
 

Makes me sort of wonder how Harris will eventually close us down.

 
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27 August 2019 12:12
 

This forum tends to attract the worst element of Sam Harris followers.  The latest podcast may have inadvertently invited anyone inclined to minimize the threat of white supremacy while rationalizing their own notions of superiority.  Like a sanctuary for bigots.

 
 
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27 August 2019 14:00
 

I’m seeing the same problem: very long delays in getting pages to load, whereas this used to be one of the fastest websites around, at least with my crappy internet connection. The change happened all of a sudden, a few days ago. Could the apparent, sudden increase in users actually be some kind of mild denial of service attack? Has Brother Mario brought God’s wrath down upon us? Maybe if we all try praying. . .

 
 
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27 August 2019 14:23
 

Even if thousands are currently listening to The Boss’s White Supremacy podcast, that has not gummed us up before. Harris.org loads quickly. The podcast plays promptly.

An attack? Thousands conspire to inconvenience the posting of a half dozen people on a forgotten forum?

Some popular threads have jumped by hundreds in their view count so it does reflect some traffic in the forum. The Harris reddit is abuzz but not overwhelmed.

Hey, you horde of lurkers! Sign in for a guest post and explain what is going on!

If this persists, I will make the usual inquiries upstairs.

 
 
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27 August 2019 16:42
 

Whatever is was, it seems to be over. The count and the load speed are back to normal.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

 
 
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27 August 2019 17:18
 
Nhoj Morley - 27 August 2019 04:42 PM

Whatever is was, it seems to be over. The count and the load speed are back to normal.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Yes, all seems back to ‘normal’ now.  Thanks, Nhoj.