See now, all of you. This is the story of a board experience.
Lately, ol’ Gussie (the server) has been pretty slow. I’m using a 1 mb cable connection, and in KC, which means I’m a short Ma Bell hop to Chicago, where Gussie resides.
Seemingly ignoring this, when I click on a link, even during an off-peak time, the server goes “Urrrrhhhmmmmgggg…” (imagine a slow, drawn out grunt-groan amalgamation) and about 3 seconds later, responds, and the page loads instantly from that point. But always a 2 or 3 second wait before-hand.
I’ve noticed, however, that from the time of Boarg* self-repair (every single morning from 3:30 until approximately 3:35, depending on the amount of activity the previous day) until the beginning of peak time, response is much quicker, nearly instantaneous.
My take on this is that during the down time, vB does some sort of archiving/defragmenting to allow itself quicker access to threads and such.
The moral of the story is; if you want quick boards, use 'em from 3:40 am until 8.
Otherwise, don’t come cryin’ to me.
- combination of board and Borg. But you’re smart, so you already knew that.