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    I was wondering if the site has been sluggish today or if it is just me. Loading times are longer than usual, and I have been getting 503 errors galore. Seeing that I have been making so many new show threads and having to deal with those annoying Captchas that it has become such a big inconvenience having to deal with so many square clickings only to see blank screens afterwards that I feel compelled to bring up this issue here to bring attention to this problem as it has been going on all day today. So I would like to know what's going on.
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    Re: Experiencing Slowdowns and 503s on This Site

    No, it's not just you. I've been seeing 503s constantly too.

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    • #3
      Re: Experiencing Slowdowns and 503s on This Site

      Looks like everything is fine now. Yesterday, it was such a drag and I wanted to bring this issue to attention in case it continued, which thankfully isn't the case now.
      MyAnimeList | Avatar: Mai Sakurajima, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
      Watching: Ghost Hunt, Seraph S2, AOT S2, DB Super, Toonami Stuff
      Simulcasts: BNF, TGL-R, GKY, SAO-3, TOA-I3, FTL-3, DDK, GSY, IRD, SBY, TSL, More TBD
      The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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      • #4
        Re: Experiencing Slowdowns and 503s on This Site

        I don't know if it is connected, but I'm seeing a log of "checking your browser..." interstitials today, when usually that only happens when I first access the site on any given day.

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        • #5
          Re: Experiencing Slowdowns and 503s on This Site

          And now, the Captchas are replaced by something even more problematic as situations that would have otherwise triggered one of these security checks brings up this error:

          Sorry, you have been blocked
          You are unable to access fandompost.com
          At least everything else is still fully functional, but now Cloudflare is getting all paranoid.
          MyAnimeList | Avatar: Mai Sakurajima, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
          Watching: Ghost Hunt, Seraph S2, AOT S2, DB Super, Toonami Stuff
          Simulcasts: BNF, TGL-R, GKY, SAO-3, TOA-I3, FTL-3, DDK, GSY, IRD, SBY, TSL, More TBD
          The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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          • #6
            Re: Experiencing Slowdowns and 503s on This Site

            Originally posted by Buckeye View Post
            Sorry, you have been blocked
            You are unable to access fandompost.com
            At least everything else is still fully functional, but now Cloudflare is getting all paranoid.
            I had that same thing happen to me several months ago. There were a few words in an attempted post in the Momokuri thread that set it off (for reasons completely unknown to me) and it went through once I re-worded it. Might try going through editing out pieces of your post and see if it goes through, to figure out which part is setting it off.
            Last edited by EmperorBrandon; 04-07-2017, 11:58 AM.

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            • #7
              Re: Experiencing Slowdowns and 503s on This Site

              Originally posted by Buckeye View Post
              And now, the Captchas are replaced by something even more problematic as situations that would have otherwise triggered one of these security checks brings up this error:

              Sorry, you have been blocked
              You are unable to access fandompost.com
              At least everything else is still fully functional, but now Cloudflare is getting all paranoid.
              I'm getting that too. Unable to reply to/edit my F1 post in off topic. I can't really re-word it as it's basicly just names and times!
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              • #8
                Re: Experiencing Slowdowns and 503s on This Site

                Pages are taking 10-20 seconds to load for me today. I haven't tried to edit one of my posts, but that will be a major issue if we can't, because I keep continually-updated-list posts in a few of the threads here.
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                • #9
                  Re: Experiencing Slowdowns and 503s on This Site

                  Things sure have been crazy since Thursday. It was so painfully slow on Thursday, but at least I could eventually do everything that I'm supposed to do after going through a ton of 503s and Captchas that led to blank screens way too many times. Then on Friday it was running at normal speed for most of the day but slowed down again late in the day. But then the situations where I tried to makes long posts or ones with a bunch of links that have been triggering Captchas are completely being blocked. Now, it's both moving normally at times, and slow at times. I'm not exactly sure what's going on, but this is a problem that has to be dealt with seeing that there's now no way to make these big posts at all.

                  I'm not sure what Chris is doing about this issue, but this is the last thing he said in his twitter yesterday in regards to this:
                  The crawlbots are killing us today, as mentioned previously. So we're just being extra cautious.
                  MyAnimeList | Avatar: Mai Sakurajima, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
                  Watching: Ghost Hunt, Seraph S2, AOT S2, DB Super, Toonami Stuff
                  Simulcasts: BNF, TGL-R, GKY, SAO-3, TOA-I3, FTL-3, DDK, GSY, IRD, SBY, TSL, More TBD
                  The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Experiencing Slowdowns and 503s on This Site

                    Originally posted by Buckeye View Post
                    Sorry, you have been blocked
                    You are unable to access fandompost.com
                    And I just now got to seeing it. Seemed it didn't like how I put quotation marks on "Schoolgirl?" in the Tsugumomo thread (this is somewhat similar to my previous incident since that involved a piece of my post in quotation marks too), and I was able to get it around it just by going quoteless.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Experiencing Slowdowns and 503s on This Site

                      Originally posted by EmperorBrandon View Post
                      Originally posted by Buckeye View Post
                      Sorry, you have been blocked
                      You are unable to access fandompost.com
                      And I just now got to seeing it. Seemed it didn't like how I put quotation marks on "Schoolgirl?" in the Tsugumomo thread (this is somewhat similar to my previous incident since that involved a piece of my post in quotation marks too), and I was able to get it around it just by going quoteless.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Experiencing Slowdowns and 503s on This Site

                        https://twitter.com/ChrisBeveridge/s...65447132700672
                        So it looks like our PHP got bumped up, which the forum software is doesn't work with. Looking into solutions, mostly just impacting forums.
                        https://twitter.com/ChrisBeveridge/s...71952414339072
                        Ok, so the plan at this point is mildly complicated for the forums. First, we have not lost ~anything~
                        https://twitter.com/ChrisBeveridge/s...72229657812992
                        That said, once done, we'll be fully functional 24/7 and with regular and easy updates.
                        https://twitter.com/ChrisBeveridge/s...72034438123520
                        Second, we're probably five years out of date on updates. So, we're going to go with the cloud hosted version of the latest vbulletin
                        https://twitter.com/ChrisBeveridge/s...72134937858053
                        That means setting up the new place, importing the existing data, and then cleaning up. This may take a day or two.
                        https://twitter.com/ChrisBeveridge/s...72471513927681
                        Considering I've punted on upgrading the forums for a few years in fear of breaking things, this will be a big net+ in the end for members.
                        https://twitter.com/ChrisBeveridge/s...72529097519105
                        In the short term, I appreciate your patience.
                        https://twitter.com/ChrisBeveridge/s...73035689799686
                        In the long term, I think this places us on much firmer footing overall, and eases the existing strain on the server from older/bloated sw.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Experiencing Slowdowns and 503s on This Site

                          Originally posted by WTK View Post
                          https://twitter.com/ChrisBeveridge/s...72034438123520
                          Second, we're probably five years out of date on updates. So, we're going to go with the cloud hosted version of the latest vbulletin
                          I knew that this forum was starting to show its age, but I didn't realize it was that long. It all started when the edit and quoting wouldn't work on the enhanced editor that forced everybody to use the standard editor. Then came the CAPTCHAs. While those things were nuisances, they didn't prevent the forum from functioning and thus those were nothing more than inconveniences. But with the Cloudflare blocking all long posts, that's another matter entirely.
                          MyAnimeList | Avatar: Mai Sakurajima, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
                          Watching: Ghost Hunt, Seraph S2, AOT S2, DB Super, Toonami Stuff
                          Simulcasts: BNF, TGL-R, GKY, SAO-3, TOA-I3, FTL-3, DDK, GSY, IRD, SBY, TSL, More TBD
                          The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Experiencing Slowdowns and 503s on This Site

                            Yeah, I can't even update my monthly anime purchase lists now - edits are blocked. I'll just have to update my list on another anime forum until this all gets straightened out. Someone give me a call when the forum is fixed, lol....
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                            • #15
                              Re: Experiencing Slowdowns and 503s on This Site

                              Originally posted by t-Roy View Post
                              Yeah, I can't even update my monthly anime purchase lists now - edits are blocked. I'll just have to update my list on another anime forum until this all gets straightened out. Someone give me a call when the forum is fixed, lol....
                              ...and I can't change my signature, either. Got a nice greeting with the "you have been blocked" page. It may be moot with the impending change, but hopefully when the forums are up to date all of these issues will be but a memory.
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