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You can no longer change the sort order in boards.
« on: August 05, 2014, 17:19:49 pm »
Just an FYI for you all. I found the culprit for the awful forum lag we were seeing. The links at the top of the boards that let you sort by different fields were causing huge server load. This is because the forum is just too big to remain fully functional on the limited hardware that we have available.

As such, I have had to disable the links (They are still there, but they no longer re-order the results). Unfortunately this will be until further notice.

I hope that none of you will miss this functionality - I understand that it may be harder for you to search for posts now due to this, so please let me know in this thread if it affects you. If I get a lot of people missing this, we may need to find another way.

Thanks for your patience in dealing with the terrible forum performance that we have all been suffering.

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Re: You can no longer change the sort order in boards.
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2014, 17:27:06 pm »
Thanks for all your hard work in keeping the forums running :)

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Re: You can no longer change the sort order in boards.
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2014, 17:36:03 pm »
I'm not sure I know what you mean, so im assuming that means I have never used that function and will therefore not miss it  ;D

Thanks for sorting us out Tom  :D
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Re: You can no longer change the sort order in boards.
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2014, 18:16:15 pm »
^^^ me neither Catherine.

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Re: You can no longer change the sort order in boards.
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2014, 18:19:40 pm »
Not sure either., I just use google to search the forums?! Thanks so much Tom  :)

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Re: You can no longer change the sort order in boards.
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2014, 18:21:41 pm »
I've only ever used that function by accident, and I find it a bit annoying! :D

Thanks, tom.

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Re: You can no longer change the sort order in boards.
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2014, 18:22:59 pm »
I'm not sure I know what you mean, so im assuming that means I have never used that function and will therefore not miss it  ;D

Thanks for sorting us out Tom  :D

^^^^ this. Been here for nearly 6 years, and never used once! Although obviously people do else it wouldn't have been causing overload would it??

I know nothing about IT stuff, but if the forum is getting too big can we archive anything?? Clear out?? Just thinking about how I fix the iPad etc. Prob far too simplistic an answer.

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Re: You can no longer change the sort order in boards.
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2014, 18:26:18 pm »
Thanks Tom!! You are a star :-*

I think I've used that feature once or twice but won't miss it!
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Re: You can no longer change the sort order in boards.
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 18:30:12 pm »
Thanks Tom :)
I don't think I've ever used that feature either ???




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Re: You can no longer change the sort order in boards.
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2014, 18:31:26 pm »
I'm not sure I know what you mean, so im assuming that means I have never used that function and will therefore not miss it 
^^ This!
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Re: You can no longer change the sort order in boards.
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2014, 18:39:45 pm »
Been here for nearly 6 years, and never used once! Although obviously people do else it wouldn't have been causing overload would it??

Possibly not. It seems that this is usually hit by the search engines. So although some people may use it, it seems that the vast majority was from Google etc.

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Re: You can no longer change the sort order in boards.
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2014, 18:42:37 pm »
Thanks for finding the culprit although as others have said it is not something I had even noticed  :)

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Re: You can no longer change the sort order in boards.
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2014, 19:05:16 pm »
But what definitely is noticed is a new speed we can move around this forum:)!
Yupi!!! Thanks Tom:)!
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Re: You can no longer change the sort order in boards.
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2014, 19:21:31 pm »
amazing the sorts of things that cause these bugs!  Thanks Tom!   ;D
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Re: You can no longer change the sort order in boards.
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2014, 20:40:46 pm »
Thanks. I use it occasionally to check posts with few replies but can easily live without it.