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Is there an end in sight?

Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Sat, 14 Jan 2006 6:09 pm

What the hell is going on? The Forum is virtually unusable!!

On the rare opprtunities that it does load, I can only view a few posts before it locks up again.

What happened?

Is it being fixed?

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Postby Cheekybeek » Sat, 14 Jan 2006 6:12 pm

dunno, same prob. Apparantly the UKers are having no such problems though.

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Postby Saint » Sat, 14 Jan 2006 6:28 pm

Absolutely no problems here from UK, hasn't been for last few days?

Still no word from the Administrators on this :?

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Sat, 14 Jan 2006 7:05 pm

Apparently its a Starhub bugaboo. Bloody awful.

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Postby Plavt » Sat, 14 Jan 2006 7:28 pm

No problems here in London. Could be a large number of people trying to access the server at the same time or congested telephone lines within Singapore: a possibility being Saturday.

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Postby Saint » Sat, 14 Jan 2006 7:51 pm

Plavt wrote:No problems here in London. Could be a large number of people trying to access the server at the same time or congested telephone lines within Singapore: a possibility being Saturday.

Plavt.


Everyone in Singapore have had problems all week by all accounts ](*,)

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Postby Vaucluse » Sat, 14 Jan 2006 8:04 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:Apparently its a Starhub bugaboo. Bloody awful.


Making fun of my avatar, Ms Mary? :wink:
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Postby Bubbles » Sat, 14 Jan 2006 8:42 pm

No probs with UK (Cardiff) access to forum. In fact, it's been especially quick this last week.

I wish they'd sort it though, as much as I like em, it's been just me, Saint and Plavt, and if you lot don't just join in, we'll take the board over.......no, correction, I will....with my daft topics and inane ramblings.....

So help a Welsh girl, will ya? Get this running quickly those who can. I am getting even more hyper than usual, replying to my own emails....
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Postby Matney » Sat, 14 Jan 2006 9:36 pm

MHB, glad to hear that I'm not the only one having problems. It's been a nightmare. It would be nice to know what is going on...

Admin, where are you, the troops are unhappy...

Vaucluse, good one, you bugaboo, you....lol

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Sun, 15 Jan 2006 5:04 am

Vaucluse wrote:
Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:Apparently its a Starhub bugaboo. Bloody awful.


Making fun of my avatar, Ms Mary? :wink:


Never! I love Mr. 'Wheat! By the by, Mr. Bailey tried to tell me that Buckwheat was the only African-American Little Rascal and I pointed out Stymie and Farina. His whole life he has thought Farina was a girl, and I thought he was a boy. Any ideas?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 15 Jan 2006 12:27 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:By the by, Mr. Bailey tried to tell me that Buckwheat was the only African-American Little Rascal and I pointed out Stymie and Farina. His whole life he has thought Farina was a girl, and I thought he was a boy. Any ideas?


MHB, Farina was a boy but also played the same part as a girl Farinacus as well.

Allen Clayton Hoskins (August 9, 1920 - July 26, 1980) was an African-American child actor, most famous for portraying the character of Farina in the Our Gang short films from 1922 to 1931. With his pigtailed hair and patchy outfits, Farina was obviously meant to be a depiction of a pickaninny in the tradition of the character Topsy from Uncle Tom's Cabin, but as the character became more popular, and as Allen Hoskins got older, Farina developed his own personality separate from that of Topsy. The name "Farina", derived from a type of cereal, was chosen because its gender was ambiguous: as a toddler, Farina was portrayed as both a boy and a girl (sometimes both genders in the same film), much to the puzzlement of movie audiences.

During his time in the gang, Farina became both the series' anchor and its most popular character. While he wasn't the first Black child actor (or even the first Black Our Gang kid), Farina became arguably the first Black child star. Allen Hoskins' last contract with the Hal Roach Studio called for $250 a week, more than any other kid (even Jackie Cooper) was earning at that time.

Farina's character stayed in the series through the silent years and the transition to talking pictures, and left the series in 1931 at the age of eleven. His replacement was Matthew "Stymie" Beard.

After leaving the gang, Farina got some small roles in feature films, and had a vaudeville act with his sister Jannie Hoskins, who was also an Our Gang kid. After serving in World War II, Hoskins started to drift away from performing and retired his stage name. He eventually had a successful career helping disabled young people with drug problems and mental illnesses at Los Angeles area medical centers.

He died of cancer on July 26, 1980.


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Postby Pal » Sun, 15 Jan 2006 2:02 pm

Can everyone help me by doing the below:

1. Click START, RUN
2. Type CMD, press ENTER
3. In the command screen, type NSLOOKUP singaporeexpats.com

Please see how long it takes for the script to resolve the IP Address. Then reply to this thread to answer the following question:

1. The TIME taken (how long it takes to see the IP Address)
2. ISP you are using
3. Is the forum speed fast or slow on average
4. Is the website http://www.lunarpages.com FAST or SLOW

I need everyone to help to isolate the forum problem. Thanks!
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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 15 Jan 2006 2:35 pm

Pal wrote:Can everyone help me by doing the below:

1. Click START, RUN
2. Type CMD, press ENTER
3. In the command screen, type NSLOOKUP singaporeexpats.com

Please see how long it takes for the script to resolve the IP Address. Then reply to this thread to answer the following question:

1. The TIME taken (how long it takes to see the IP Address)
2. ISP you are using
3. Is the forum speed fast or slow on average
4. Is the website http://www.lunarpages.com FAST or SLOW

I need everyone to help to isolate the forum problem. Thanks!


1. It took under 1 second to resolve the IP address.
2. Starhub cable
3. The site is killing me. Typically takes one to two minutes to get a response the first time I try to access... with times as long as 5 minutes. After that, not so bad, although there are times when it still takes forever. For me, the site is close to unusable unless I am very patient.
4. Lunar Pages took more than 30 seconds to complete the download of the page.

I initially used Lunar Pages for my company website. I was NOT impressed with the response time, although people in the US said it was fast. But they were noticably slower coming over the pond to here, as compared with my current ISP, based in Houston.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 15 Jan 2006 2:37 pm

FWIW, it took more than 2 minutes for the above post to post... then I was able to call up the post screen for this reply almost instantaneously.

All the rest of my websites are running normally... although sometimes is does seem like traffic is very slow initially... as though Starhub is clogging up the works.

I ran tracert... the longest times are at reach.com

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Postby Saint » Sun, 15 Jan 2006 5:45 pm

Pal

1. about 1 second
2. cashe2.ntli.net (UK based)
3. fast on average for last week.
4. quite fast, about 4 seconds

Us uk based member don't appear to be affected by the current problems

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