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Title: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: Patrick on March 04, 2018, 06:57:22 PM
In an effort to improve site performance, we have removed Last Updated Albums.  We apologize to those who used this listing, but it is one of the more resource-intensive sections and becoming more so as the the number of albums increases.  Also, to further reduce loading times, new photos and comments may not appear on the home page immediately.  Other portions of the site should continue to reflect changes immediately.  Many of you have reported slowness in recent months and we hope these changes will increase the speed of the site.


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on March 04, 2018, 07:02:16 PM
interesting...

I do not like the delay on new images and comments ... seems like it would break how the site originally worked... I don't mind the last updated albums being gone.


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: MissRiaElaine on March 04, 2018, 07:09:22 PM
That's fine by me, I rarely use the home page anyway, I mainly check the recent posts and gallery last uploaded/last comments pages.


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: lightinglover8902 on March 04, 2018, 08:23:59 PM
Ok, thanks.


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: Patrick on March 04, 2018, 08:36:50 PM
If the cache delay is too bothersome, we could see if pulling Last Updated Albums alone is enough.  The home page only provides a quick preview of recent activity, and I expect most people go into the gallery if they want to see more.  I'd like to make the front page as fast as possible.  It gives a good first impression, and reduces load, which helps keep the rest of the site speedy.  The message boards on the home page still update in real time.


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on March 04, 2018, 09:08:45 PM
If the cache delay is too bothersome, we could see if pulling Last Updated Albums alone is enough.  The home page only provides a quick preview of recent activity, and I expect most people go into the gallery if they want to see more.  I'd like to make the front page as fast as possible.  It gives a good first impression, and reduces load, which helps keep the rest of the site speedy.  The message boards on the home page still update in real time.

I don't know about others, but what I usually do is look at last comments and the last uploads.. since it is most convenient... thats why I'm a bit bothered by this transition..
However i will be willing to live with it.. aslong as I can click the "More" button and still have it be real time I'm all moonshine and potatos.


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: Lumex120 on March 04, 2018, 10:01:28 PM
In an effort to improve site performance, we have removed Last Updated Albums.  We apologize to those who used this listing, but it is one of the more resource-intensive sections and becoming more so as the the number of albums increases.  Also, to further reduce loading times, new photos and comments may not appear on the home page immediately.  Other portions of the site should continue to reflect changes immediately.  Many of you have reported slowness in recent months and we hope these changes will increase the speed of the site.
I'm fine with new uploads appearing after a delay, but comments? Sometimes I like to have "conversations" when the uploader is online, having a delay could be problematic.


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on March 04, 2018, 10:28:33 PM
I'm fine with new uploads appearing after a delay, but comments? Sometimes I like to have "conversations" when the uploader is online, having a delay could be problematic.
Same thought I had...


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on March 04, 2018, 10:46:03 PM
would clearing out the large amount of membership which never have logged in or never became active parts of the community speed things up any?


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: MissRiaElaine on March 05, 2018, 09:48:19 AM
would clearing out the large amount of membership which never have logged in or never became active parts of the community speed things up any?
Yes, I was wondering that. I've just checked the membership list and there are currently 23 pages of users who have NEVER made a post in the forums, plus another 9 pages of people whose post counts are single digits. It's harder to determine who has never posted any photos, but I'm willing to bet there are quite a few.


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: Beta 5 on March 06, 2018, 02:01:19 AM
I don't like the delay on the comments, its alright on the new images, but not comments.


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: MissRiaElaine on March 06, 2018, 08:18:25 AM

I don't like the delay on the comments, its alright on the new images, but not comments.

Same here, delays on new photos are fine, but not so on the comments, especially when you're trying to have a "conversation", as it were.


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on March 06, 2018, 02:47:42 PM
Same here, delays on new photos are fine, but not so on the comments, especially when you're trying to have a "conversation", as it were.
I third this! (Not sure If I already have)


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: Patrick on March 06, 2018, 06:44:58 PM
All parts of the site except the home page, including the main gallery page and last comments, have no delay on new comments.  I had tested caching other areas and I agree the the minimal speed boost isn't worth it.

I also agree we should cleanup the member list, removing those who rarely or never use the site.  I wouldn't expect a large performance boost given that the registrations in question have few if any posts or photos, but it couldn't hurt.


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: Beta 5 on April 16, 2018, 12:03:38 PM
Can we get rid of the delay on comments on the front page?
Its quite annoying.


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: MissRiaElaine on April 16, 2018, 12:15:43 PM
Can we get rid of the delay on comments on the front page?
Its quite annoying.
As I said before, I rarely if ever use the front page, I always go straight to who's online (cos I'm nosy..!) and the last updates/comments gallery pages.


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on April 17, 2018, 06:31:02 AM
Is that why you’re always on there?
It seems like you’re there like 20 hours of the day
Do you ever logout or do you keep it in “keep me logged in”


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: MissRiaElaine on April 17, 2018, 06:37:06 AM
Yes I tick the stay connected box and have the 'Who's online' screen up on a separate monitor, so I can keep an eye on who's doing what. Told you I was nosy  ;D :D :P


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: TL8W on May 08, 2018, 05:29:37 PM
Wonder if I was just ‘lucky’ but a comment I’ve just placed went on immediately.


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on May 10, 2018, 10:50:51 PM
Wonder if I was just ‘lucky’ but a comment I’ve just placed went on immediately.
Yeah I've noticed that as well a few times... I figure it is because we caught it right at a time when it refreshed...


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: Lightingguy1994 on June 26, 2018, 04:16:15 PM
Speaking of the whos online part of the site, would it not speed things up to remove the tracking that the site does to show whos doing what? I would think that uses alot of resources. The the front comment page could be returned to full speed


Title: Re: Removal of Last Updated Albums
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on June 26, 2018, 05:05:09 PM
Speaking of the whos online part of the site, would it not speed things up to remove the tracking that the site does to show whos doing what? I would think that uses alot of resources. The the front comment page could be returned to full speed
When I was registered, the Last Updated Albums thing was on the site along with Last Comment and if I can remember they had no delay