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Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 07:42:09 Reply

We have taken the Portal submit feature off-line. It will likely remain that way until late Thursday or early Friday. You will still be able to play games on the site until the time it goes down. I will probably put up a non-database-driven page to play Domo-Kun or something while the database is down later today.

I hope everyone is as excited as we are! This is the biggest server upgrade in the history of NG. Site performance is EXPECTED to improve anywhere from 150-200%... We are hoping it will be in the 200% range. :)


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 07:58:40 Reply

i was going to say the server was running way to slow to be normal. well at this rate you will have a new fast server in no time at all.
depo exp. was the hardest thing i ever did today. (well online)

-Yeah go Ng's new sever ! :)

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 07:59:01 Reply

I can't wait. Thanks, Tom!

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 08:09:04 Reply

yes! i am the first to post! and good news about the upgrade, its been a long time coming.

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 08:11:14 Reply

At 12/18/02 08:09 AM, slinederhighgen wrote: yes! i am the first to post! and good news about the upgrade, its been a long time coming.

Hahaaa.... not really... but good try...

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 08:22:26 Reply

I hope everyone is as excited as we are! This is the biggest server upgrade in the history of NG. Site performance is EXPECTED to improve anywhere from 150-200%... We are hoping it will be in the 200% range. :)

alright, now lets hope that this new server stays fast.

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 08:26:46 Reply

nice!

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 08:27:15 Reply

beatifull - its the one word that discribes what the staff of NG is doing here. good work .
hope the upgrade gets all the NewGrounders (should i call that?) make cool and good flashes in the first day of the new server.

NG RULEZZZZZZZZ

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 08:27:51 Reply

At 12/18/02 07:58 AM, Pious wrote: i was going to say the server was running way to slow to be normal. well at this rate you will have a new fast server in no time at all.
depo exp. was the hardest thing i ever did today. (well online)

-Yeah go Ng's new sever ! :)

The site was actually running slow this morning because the adserver appears to be down. Not sure how we will tackle that when the server is upgraded. :)

-Tom


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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 08:36:00 Reply

Sounds sexy to me :). Thx

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 09:12:27 Reply

Happy Happy Joy Joy

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 09:15:14 Reply

Drool... Faster Newgrounds... :D :D

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 09:51:24 Reply

Holy craaap!

The site is already running much faster!
Has the new server been implemented already?


I put the "funk" in function()

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 09:55:53 Reply

Hey Tom,

You may be able to bypass a slow loading ad banner by making the banner seperate on the page - independent of any HTML tables. That way the page will not stall trying to laod the banner into Table. Might take some creative thinking - but if you try it out you will see what i mean. Basically what might be happening is the page cannot render because it is waiting for the table to load, which in turn is waiting for the ad to load. If the ad was somehow seperate or in a small table by itself - it might not stall the rest of the page. It is worth trying out. Email me if you don't get what I am saying...or maybe you do - and this is all just old news.
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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 10:06:44 Reply

At 12/18/02 09:55 AM, SESSNET wrote: Hey Tom,

You may be able to bypass a slow loading ad banner by making the banner seperate on the page - independent of any HTML tables. That way the page will not stall trying to laod the banner into Table. Might take some creative thinking - but if you try it out you will see what i mean. Basically what might be happening is the page cannot render because it is waiting for the table to load, which in turn is waiting for the ad to load. If the ad was somehow seperate or in a small table by itself - it might not stall the rest of the page. It is worth trying out. Email me if you don't get what I am saying...or maybe you do - and this is all just old news.
Cheers
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I get what you're saying... I should probably try redesigning the header to give that a shot.

I would love to just serve the ads as regular NG images, and not pull them through outside, unreliable ad hosts.

-Tom


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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 10:30:34 Reply

no wonder my ol' cable modem took 20 minutes to get to my movie... i now know why, on another subject Can you use other ppl's stuff, e.g. if u took screenshots of em off their flashes, coz i've got a game, wit' Pico and the blue guy with the chainsaw and Ark and Strawberry Clock? Or do i have to ask for permission, and if ido ask for permission, tom can i use pico and chainsaw children guy?

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 10:54:40 Reply

I'm very excited about this. Often I come on, goto view movies only to see an error message saying the server is under extreme load. Most of my other times on here the server is so slow it takes up to 4 minutes to load pages and movies. So obviously this news is wonderful to hear!

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 10:59:01 Reply

Can't wait till NG its running fast again, yay go Tom!

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 11:02:34 Reply

At 12/18/02 10:54 AM, ElvenRain wrote: I'm very excited about this. Often I come on, goto view movies only to see an error message saying the server is under extreme load. Most of my other times on here the server is so slow it takes up to 4 minutes to load pages and movies. So obviously this news is wonderful to hear!

yeh bloody message, h8 that muddafucker

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 11:03:31 Reply

lets see how this sucker works

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 14:10:15 Reply

At 12/18/02 11:03 AM, fgurin wrote: lets see how this sucker works

let's do the timewarp again

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 14:44:47 Reply

performance is EXPECTED to improve anywhere from 150-200%...

wow i dont care if this takes 2 weeks!!! that will be amazing.
god bless you tom, god bless you

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 14:45:42 Reply

At 12/18/02 07:42 AM, TomFulp wrote:

Site performance is EXPECTED to improve anywhere from 150-200%... We are hoping it will be in the 200% range. :)

Sweet.

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 15:16:56 Reply

New servers rule.

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 15:37:08 Reply

Wow, this server upgrade will be amazing.

Good work guys.

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 15:50:13 Reply

I hope it will be in the 200% range as well best of luck Tom and James

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 16:01:49 Reply

It's about time.

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 16:11:49 Reply

YESH!

Can't wait!

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 16:28:12 Reply

does this mean it will be faster?

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Response to Server Upgrade UPDATE 2002-12-18 20:41:45 Reply

200 percent huh.