Blog speed should be faster now  

Andrew 53M  
1875 posts
9/15/2006 12:05 am

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9/16/2006 12:28 am

Blog speed should be faster now

About 11 hours ago, we corrected an issue that was slowing blogs waaaaay down. The chart shows the load on one of the database computers - which shows it much happier starting 1pm. Average page load times dropped to 20% as much as they were before. Many thanks for your feedback and patience.

This coming week, we are focusing on site speed of groups, friends list, and other main pages.

sinful_smurfette 47F
1225 posts
9/15/2006 1:02 am


xoxox {=}

rm_babyboomer26 71M
897 posts
9/15/2006 6:27 am

It is much faster today. Thank goodness.


penguinluvr 62M
1088 posts
9/15/2006 7:53 am

I noticed my blog and comments were loading much faster now, thanks. Now if there was just some way to get actual women in easy transit distance from me to check out my profile


MissAnnThrope 61F
11481 posts
9/15/2006 11:24 am

Things are still way slow and the entire site keeps timing out. I'm not having that problem on other sites. Not to mention, last night, I couldn't even get logged in. I kept being told when I hit log in, the document contains no data. Then, when I finally did get logged in, the blogs were completely down.

But the entire site is still way slow.

Are they ever going to fix the chat problems, such as not being able to remove anyone with capital letters in their handles from the iggy box?

Andrew replies on 9/15/2006 9:08 pm:
I forwarded your report on ban problems with capitalized handles - they said that they would have it fixed today

warmandsexy52 69M
13158 posts
9/16/2006 5:23 pm

Thanks for taking our blogging concerns seriously and working on it. One of the revelations in If you were unable to blog here is that a significant number of bloggers are here primarily to blog, their paid memberships are for blog facilities and would leave this site if they couldn't continue blogging or found it too slow and/or unwieldy.

Interactive speed is really important, as it has a serious impact on the level of satisfaction anyone gets from this site.


MyHeartLost4U 56M
2337 posts
9/16/2006 8:46 pm

Well it most likely won't matter that my opinion on the reason for a lot of the lags, bugs, and speed performance is not due to hardware (servers) as it is the bottlenecks that are being caused by the table design.

The clients (users) are logging in from so many differently named sites (Passion, Xmatch, Lesbianpersonals, AFF etc...) and each one of those sites has its own paticular designed formats and members databases apparently.

I have two profiles that I use. Recently I performed a personal test of my own with my group settings with the moderator stepping down and sending an invite to another member to moderate the group. I sent the invite to my secondary profile and accepted it being logged in to AFF (the actual site I joined as a member of with both profiles), everything went smooth with the change of moderators. Then I sent an invite back to my main profile and logged into Passion instead to accept the invite, that did not go smooth. What happen was when I accepted the invite I was logged off Passion and redirected to AFF with the moderator group description editing page, but without the moderator handle being displayed and without my main profile being placed as moderator of the group; in other words, moderator invite failed because of logged in under a different website address.

This leads me to believe that the clients (members\users) of the site are not actually truly logged in to all sites that are joined together as one site and each entry that a member makes (posting) is recorded under their profile to the actual site db they signed up as a member of and inserted into a parent site db. Consequently that means that members are accessing tables from other sites hyperlinked to a parent site directory and are being redirected with some really fancy coding to the way the page displays in html format for the signed in user.

In conclusion to with what I am saying here and without actually knowing the table designs is that the clients are bouncing back and forth from one site table to the parent table with hyperlinks redirecting them off and on the actual site they logged into. Boy you have got to have one hell of a cluster, since I cannot even explain my thoughts completely without confusion; I guess my resources and memory have been drained too.

redrobin012057 64F

9/17/2006 4:25 am

re: know that this is very frustrating to people - including myself. I found out about the issue 30 minutes ago and will help get it resolved asap. 15thSept post (you made 2)

So you yourself did notice the difference,seeing that all blogs were affected.(smug look on face)Thanks for the update and for you to turn your attention to the problem that was fixed in a timely manner.
Thank -You!

MyHeartLost4U 56M
2337 posts
9/23/2006 8:03 pm

    Quoting  :

I am sorry, but I do not believe you understand what exactly "bottlenecks" are when it comes to programming or what causes them.

MyHeartLost4U 56M
2337 posts
9/26/2006 10:31 am

    Quoting  :


The delay in transmission of data through the circuits of a computer's microprocessor or over a TCP/IP network. The delay typically occurs when a system's bandwidth cannot support the amount of information being relayed at the speed it is being processed . There are, however, many factors that can create a bottleneck in a system.

Bottlenecks affect microprocessor performance by slowing down the flow of information back and forth from the CPU and the memory. If all of the components of a system are not able to feed the same amount of data at the same speed, a delay is created. For example, a 2GB processor will be severely bottlenecked by an 800MB memory bandwidth.

Bottlenecks affect network performance by slowing down the flow of information transmitted across networks. TCP/IP connections were originally designed to transmit only text files, and the proliferation of bandwidth-intensive transmissions such as high-resolution graphics has caused bottlenecks in the process; therefore, the data moves more slowly across networks.

(v.) To delay the transmission of data through a data path.

Now I underlined and put certain words (take note to the words I underlined or put in bold) of a description of what bottlenecks are and you are partially correct in your defining of them in concerns to hardware; however, if you re-read what I responded to your posting you will see a total difference. Quoting myself: "I am sorry, but I do not believe you understand what exactly "bottlenecks" are when it comes to programming or what causes them"

When you have "data" being transmitted, most times there is a database that stores the information being sent or requested by a client.

Databases are a part of software programs.

Programmers create the software program with different assembly code languages (such as, SQL, MYSql, C, C++, Visual Basics, Java, PHP, HTML, XML and the list goes on and on and on).

Now here is the kicker when it comes to software programs.

Software relies on using memory, seeking and writing to a hard drive, and CPU usage. Those are bottlenecks when it comes to programming because the programmer wants to use the least amount of the CPU, the memory and the least amount of time needed to search and write on the hard drive; consequently, a server\servers (computers) hardware can and is affected by the way a software program has\was\were written.

If a software program has absolutely no bugs and is written 100% purely clean to conform to the hardware of a computer [servers], the amount needed from the CPU, memory, and the seek and write time of the hard drive is greatly reduced and transmission of data being sent or requested is greatly increased (speed).

That is a basics key of software engineering and development to having a program that "rocks" in performance.

Hardware is not always a cause and answer, nor is software; however, when you have gone through replacement and upgrades of hardware, I believe it is time to really look deep into the software programming as being the cause and the solution.

By the way, in no way was my responses to your postings was meant nor intended to being offensive to you hunny_hole nor to anyone else.

I have given all suggestions, feedback and opinions that were asked of me to giving to my best ability and honesty, and it is time for taking a rest from it.


red_hot_trucker 62F

9/30/2006 8:39 pm

Hey thanks for telling us you guys were going to cut off all cummunication coming from standard members.

I was under the inpression, that if they were a member of our 'network' they would be able to respond to emails sent to them. What you're doing to the standard member is NOT right. Basically your eliminating their voice, unless they are a paying member. That seems like a first ammendment voilation to me.

Now they can't respond in the blogs either. What's the sense of having a blog or a standard membership if there's no communication between the two?

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rm_CauseISaidSo 52F
182 posts
10/17/2006 9:57 pm

Hi, new poster to your blog, hope you can help here. I have already addressed this via email to customer service last week and have heard nothing.

Chat is one of the primary features I use on this site. Over the last few days, the filtering or "ignore" feature appears to have been disabled. This is a real problem, a) because the chatrooms are overrun with "bots" (generated advertisements for other websites or pay-webcams) which is highly disruptive to the chat session, and b) it means there is no way to avoid abusive or obnoxious people in the chatroom.

What is being done to fix this feature?

Thanks for your help.

grandslam1950 71M/73F

10/28/2006 6:50 am

Hi all

Anyone else had a problem for the last two weeks that their "Friends" network has gone awol

AdultFriendFinder guys have sent me a couple of hopeful fixes but they don't work

Is it something specific to the UK site perhaps or just us???

grandslam1950 in the UK

MyHeartLost4U 56M
2337 posts
11/3/2006 9:26 pm

    Quoting  :

At the bottom of every page of this site is the "Terms of Use" and the "Privacy Policy". When you signed up with whatever site you log into to accessing this one here, you signed an agreement with Various Inc. and the FriendFinder Network of sites and became a member of many of their affiliate sites that link into the actual "named site" you joined.

Take note that almost every one of the site names here you listed, you are able to log into with your handle and password and consist of the same exact postings, advice lines, magazine, groups, etc...

I do agree with you that once a member has deleted or removed a posting or anything that relates to their profile or requested a Various Inc. site to deleting or removing something pertaining to their profile should not be able to being found by webcrawlers (search engines); however, unfortunately many web pages and websites are cached and stored in a temp directory on the search engines servers such as Google, Yah**, etc.... Consequently, that is out of Various Inc. control and any other website on the World Wide Web.

I really personally believe that all names that are linked together as being one site joined together should not be hidden from the members of it. It comes across as decieving members that join the site. Hell I am a heterosexual man and listed as being a member of lesbianpersonals site. I mean come on, a man on a Lesbian site???

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