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Donna St Felix

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Slow, Slow, Slow. Even the posts & spam
Posted: Dec 4, 2017 7:54 PM
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Posts, sales & *spam are really slow, other than a rash of *spam earlier today.
Sales too plus the site seems to be lagging (at least on my end).
C. Gold

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Posted: Dec 5, 2017 4:21 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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This is the first time I've seen the site lag and it's terrible. I'm in the Seattle area too, where I assume this is hosted? Maybe we are getting attacked by cyber people again.
writerbn

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Posted: Dec 5, 2017 4:54 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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Donna St Felix wrote:
Posts, sales & *spam are really slow, other than a rash of *spam earlier today.
Sales too plus the site seems to be lagging (at least on my end).

The forums are always slow for me, for about a year now. I usually go to the index page and open a whole bunch of threads in separate tabs, then go drink my coffee while they load.

The lag only applies when I'm logged in, but the interface is pretty useless for me when I'm not logged in.
Diana Persaud

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Posted: Dec 5, 2017 5:44 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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I don't see a lag on the forum when using my computer. Sometimes it seems slow when I check via cell phone.

Sales wise, December 1st was awful. In one day, my newest novel sank to 180,000+ but eventually it recovered and resumed it's normal ranking around 50,000. So far, this book has been hanging around the top 100 of two fairly competitive categories for almost 2 months now. Hoping the second book will do the same thing. But with Xmas coming, it's a crap shoot.
Donna St Felix

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Posted: Dec 5, 2017 8:10 AM   in response to: C. Gold in response to: C. Gold
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C. Gold wrote:
This is the first time I've seen the site lag and it's terrible. I'm in the Seattle area too, where I assume this is hosted? Maybe we are getting attacked by cyber people again.

Speaking of 'attack'. I have a bad feeling about Christmas day or thereabouts.
C. Gold

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Posted: Dec 5, 2017 8:40 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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Ugh, don't say that. :( I admit to looking at online news just to make sure we're still here. A sign of the times we live in. ;(
Ralph E Vaughan

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Posted: Dec 5, 2017 8:59 AM   in response to: C. Gold in response to: C. Gold
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C. Gold wrote:
Ugh, don't say that. :( I admit to looking at online news just to make sure we're still here. A sign of the times we live in. ;(

"For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. "

And that was before the invention of the 24/7 news cycle.
Brad the wronger

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Posted: Dec 5, 2017 9:13 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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I'm expecting something during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics in February.
Mrs Julia Evans

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Posted: Dec 5, 2017 9:39 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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Donna St Felix wrote:
Speaking of 'attack'. I have a bad feeling about Christmas day or thereabouts.

How are you feeling about Europe at Easter time? I was planning on booking a vacation, but I don't want to throw my hard-earned cash away...!

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Donna St Felix

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Posted: Dec 5, 2017 9:46 AM   in response to: Mrs Julia Evans in response to: Mrs Julia Evans
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Mrs Julia Evans wrote:
Donna St Felix wrote:
Speaking of 'attack'. I have a bad feeling about Christmas day or thereabouts.

How are you feeling about Europe at Easter time? I was planning on booking a vacation, but I don't want to throw my hard-earned cash away...!


I think your side of the big pond is safe.
Mrs Julia Evans

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Posted: Dec 5, 2017 10:33 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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Donna St Felix wrote:
I think your side of the big pond is safe.

That doesn't really make me feel any better. I have a number of good friends on your side of the pond, so I'd like to hope that you guys were safe too.

What unsettled times we live in...
Donna St Felix

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Posted: Dec 5, 2017 1:57 PM   in response to: Mrs Julia Evans in response to: Mrs Julia Evans
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Mrs Julia Evans wrote:
Donna St Felix wrote:
I think your side of the big pond is safe.

That doesn't really make me feel any better. I have a number of good friends on your side of the pond, so I'd like to hope that you guys were safe too.

What unsettled times we live in...


We are the target. Where is the question. I live very close to Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) which could be a target. Darn... there goes all those hidden aliens!!!

One of my cousins lost his home in the big California fire. The ashes of his parents were in the home in plastic containers. My aunt had said to me she didn't care what her son did with the ashes. They (my aunt and uncle) got a double dose. Everything was burned, including the home. I wonder if that area could get 'hit' making it a triple-header.
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Posted: Dec 5, 2017 5:09 PM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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As a species we never seem to stop seeking roads of destruction. Fearful times we live in now. Then I think of my grandparents and all living in the east end of London during the second World War being blitzed nightly with aerial bombardment as the luftwaffe obliterated vast areas. No-one knew if the next delivery would wipe them off the face of the earth. My grandfather was upstairs in his house at the London docklands when a bomb demolished a milk distribution centre nearby. He watched as the bomb shock wave lifted the entire roof of his home away. A long row of houses in the street was blown to pieces as the bombing continued, taking many occupants. Amazingly people just got on with their lives the best they could never knowing on which number the roulette wheel would stop. And so must we.

Apologies. I've gone off topic. But was following the developing theme. Yup, it's been slow for me too.

Edited by: resteasy on Dec 5, 2017 5:10 PM
C. Gold

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Posted: Dec 6, 2017 4:21 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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I checked the DDOS map and didn't see anything hitting Seattle. Plus, other Zon related stuff is fine, just this forum. Perhaps it's a new attempt to limit link spam?
writerbn

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Posted: Dec 6, 2017 5:00 AM   in response to: C. Gold in response to: C. Gold
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C. Gold wrote:
I checked the DDOS map and didn't see anything hitting Seattle. Plus, other Zon related stuff is fine, just this forum. Perhaps it's a new attempt to limit link spam?
Maybe you've been shunted on to the same server that I've been on for the past year, which I've previously described as being as slow as molasses in a Siberian winter.

To be fair, though, I doubt it's a server issue; it's more likely to be a database problem. When I don't log in, everything is nice and speedy, which would indicate the server isn't an issue.
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