Baldy turned off a couple 'o features

Discussion in 'Ask Baldy, Blame AceRph' started by Baldy, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Baldy

    Baldy Site Owner Administrator

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    Right back at you, 'cus I'm reading the cliff notes thread and see all the work youz are putting into this.

    We optimized some queries this a.m., which we're hopeful will make a big diff. We've been anxious to install faster storage (SSD) but can't get it done fast enough for Dakar, but hopefully the optimizations we're doing will carry the day.
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  2. MrBob

    MrBob Out there

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    Thanks for the explanation Baldy. I was wondering if the hamsters in the basement were getting tired.
    Removing the names of all the people online is no loss to anyone, IMHO, especially if you can pick up a little bandwidth there.
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  3. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    Eve-online, a big massively multiplayer online game with one massive server put a few RAMSAN DDR RAM-based solid state disks and database/item lookups went from 3-4 seconds or longer to sub-second lookup times.

    I want one for my home server, even though it'd be like using an atom bomb to kill a fly. :wink: :D
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  4. Baldy

    Baldy Site Owner Administrator

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    The mods are gonna announce that we're going to turn off image uploads to our server. You'll have to host your images somewhere to post. Reason being reading/writing the images just uses more disk I/O, slowing down database access to the disks. Also, going to more expensive solid-state disks means I don't want to fill them up with images.

    I turned off image uploads in the past once, but since I own a photo sharing site I was accused of doing it because I'm a capitalist pig out to line my pockets at the expense of the little people. :D

    Oh well, better to be an evil man who can keep his free forum up.
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  5. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    The dark side has cookies. :deal :lol3
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  6. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Free forum is good :clap:clap

    There are free photo sharing sites out there (I use one !) but if they ever start charging I will be moving and giving my business to SmugMug - not necessarily to make anyone rich but if I have to pay for something I like to give my money to someone who has given (and continues to give) a lot back to me and my friends/fellow riders.
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  7. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Does that mean that current images will no longer be visible or available?I run into many posts where images are vaporware,and that makes me,,,,,,sad. :cry
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  8. MrBob

    MrBob Out there

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    Just completing my first year with Smugmug and still a happy user.
    Baldy, given your generosity in providing this home for misfits, you can do no wrong, so whatever it takes.
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  9. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Existing attachments will not be affected, as I understand it.
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  10. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    Thank you Baldy, I have come to realize my subscription to Smugmug is not enough. :deal

    This site and the people here have become such a part of me it isn't funny.

    I will get a care package headed your way.
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  11. Gerg

    Gerg Cupcake

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    You're just another Evil Man Baldwanna. Getting us all hooked then changing things. Were you a dope dealer in another lifetime :dunno

    :D:D:D

    Hey Boss, do whatcha gotta do, we all appreciate it!

    Gerg
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  12. grimripper

    grimripper 1pissanter

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    Contrary to what some of your mods whom have banned me on occasions may have told you, i do appreciate your efforts in this/your social experiment.
    I am unemployed but donate when i can.
    Keep up the errrrr insite. :)


    Brendan
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  13. BLU HWY

    BLU HWY Guilty By-Stander

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    Grrr, where is the Dakar coverage here? :norton
    As always,Thanx B....!!! :D
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  14. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    That would be the Racing Forum.:D

    You're 5,500 posts behind for the live coverage thread. The most important info is pasted to the cliff notes thread.
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  15. BucketHead

    BucketHead Would-Be Camel Man

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    Hey Baldy-
    It needs to be said more often: Thanks for the great forum!
    Cheers,
    Matthew
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  16. James Adams

    James Adams ɹǝsn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn Administrator

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    For those who have been used to using the image attachments, http://www.imgur.com/ (I have no affiliation) is an easy place to upload pics if you just need one for a post here and there.
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  17. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    You can still hotlink a picture from anywhere via the [​IMG] - button. Be it from the original site where you found it, from your smugmug or from any other image hosting site. The boss just turns off the "attach images" function, which uploads an image to the ADV server. This feature was already disabled in JM and in a couple of other subforums.

    Copyright is a different thing, you should generally respect photographer's rights and give credit. And I sure hope we don't overload SmugMug, hosting photos is their job. :thumb

    Clear as mud?
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  18. BMW Kurt

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    So... Toxic Brittany is safe??? :lol3
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  19. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Well, monster threads like TB and WTF are actually a big load on the servers, so...

    But Baldy is busy shopping for expensive solid state discs to keep the good ship ADV afloat, so madame Spears might still be saved..
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  20. Klay

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    Britney
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