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KirAsh4

I just sat here for 2 minutes and 37 seconds waiting for the site to come up.  Navigating takes for-freaking-ever.  This is useless.  Arduino maintainers, you guys need to pay attention here and not simply ignore us.  Or if you're telling us something is being done, then tell us what and when.  Are you working towards a better forum software, or better hardware, or what's being done?  I have essentially stopped checking the forums every single day like I used to, now I only come here maybe once or twice a week, and quite honestly, that's bad when the same people who's supporting you and driving the product, are the ones who you are letting down.  True, new people will continue to register every day, so it will grow, but its the veterans, those who actually help those newbies, those are the ones you will lose because we're all fed up with this delay every single time you click on something.

Something needs to be done.

Nick Gammon

I'll have another stab at getting attention. However I think I am detecting a pattern here.

When I attempt to ban a spammer (something I am more or less giving up doing) it takes something like 5 minutes and during that time I can't even access other pages. I think the banning process sends the site into some kind of "lockdown" mode.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info:
http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

smeezekitty


I'll have another stab at getting attention. However I think I am detecting a pattern here.

When I attempt to ban a spammer (something I am more or less giving up doing) it takes something like 5 minutes and during that time I can't even access other pages. I think the banning process sends the site into some kind of "lockdown" mode.

Maybe some problem with the member registry? I wonder if similar effects occur when a new member registers?
Avoid throwing electronics out as you or someone else might need them for parts or use.
Solid state rectifiers are the only REAL rectifiers.
Resistors for LEDS!

Nick Gammon


Maybe some problem with the member registry? I wonder if similar effects occur when a new member registers?


Could be. And we appear to get hundreds of new registrations every day, mainly from spammers.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info:
http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

smeezekitty



Maybe some problem with the member registry? I wonder if similar effects occur when a new member registers?


Could be. And we appear to get hundreds of new registrations every day, mainly from spammers.

Its unfortunate that spammers insist on wasting server resources, the moderators time and in the case of human spammers, their own time on a fairly ineffective advertising technique.
Avoid throwing electronics out as you or someone else might need them for parts or use.
Solid state rectifiers are the only REAL rectifiers.
Resistors for LEDS!

Nick Gammon

It's extremely annoying, but I think they are just bots these days. So I suppose they can unleash a million of them and hope a thousand get through for long enough for the ad to be swept up by Google and appear on the Google page.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info:
http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

Nick Gammon

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Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@arduino.cc and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


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11:41 AM Tuesday, April 24, 2012 (UTC)
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info:
http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

Nick Gammon

This is the web site from where I am sitting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV-3G_Wl1W4

problem / problem / loaded one page / loading / loading / loading / loading


I'm doing something else for a the rest of the day.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info:
http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

dropdeaddick


I'm doing something else for a the rest of the day.


They didn't give you any tools as a moderator to handle these bots or ban their IPs? If not, I would be riding the Admins to implement a mod like the one that uses http://www.stopforumspam.com . Either way, good luck and I hope they get the spam registrations in check before it destroys the board.



Nick Gammon

Yes, we can ban them one by one. Once the ban page is sent the forum seems to hang (from my point of view) for around 3 to 4 minutes. The page is not confirmed, and I can't even browse other pages (eg. answer questions). I suspect now that when things are going slowly (but I am not attempting to ban someone) that someone else is banning someone, as something like 50 people get banned every day.

In terms of tools, not apart from that. And a bot can make accounts faster than this incredibly slow process of manual banning.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info:
http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

smeezekitty


as something like 50 people get banned every day.

I bet a good portion of those are bots.
Maybe the forum needs better spam bot prevention in addition to the upgrades.
BTW I have experienced spotty down times randomly. Usually during these down times the URL address has
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&token=<random digits>

added to it.
Next time I see it, I will try to copy it exactly but the value changes.
Avoid throwing electronics out as you or someone else might need them for parts or use.
Solid state rectifiers are the only REAL rectifiers.
Resistors for LEDS!

Nick Gammon

I think it's all part of the single-sign-on system they are using. A lot of web sites these days use HTTP redirects (Google for example) so that the link you think you are clicking on redirects a few times before it settles down to its destination. Probably when it is slow you are seeing your randomly-assigned "forum key" on the address bar a bit longer than usual.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info:
http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

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