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    how/why?!?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mammamaia, Nov 22, 2010.

    how's that possible, when there are only 200-300 at most, on most days?

    and if it's true, what the heck caused the stampede?... anyone know?:confused:
     
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    Some of those from the million machine(bots) rally, must have came here for a rest.

    i too noticed this, and thought...what the...

    IF we had this many real people on here at the same time, this place would have lagged itself into oblivion.
     
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    From my forum experiences, it is most likely bots.

    200-300 people on a day is actually really good, though, too.
     
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    It could be a glitch in the forum software, or it could be evidence of a DoS (Denial of Service) attack by a hacker. The latter could have something to do with the lousy response of the server on occasion recently.

    But I don't have access to the server logs that could possibly answer the question.
     
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    edit: sorry, I misread 4 weeks as 4 days.
    I was going say that the entire Muslim world has been on holiday for the past week for Sacrifice Festival. I know most of my students spent nearly all their time online!
     
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    actually, I noticed a few days back that everytime I tried to get on here, it came up with a database error and also, a page came up saying the forum had closed or something like that. But then not long after, the forum came back. I should have done a print screen on it to show...
     
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    I've been getting the database error for almost a week now.

    Major lag too.
     
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    same here, off and on...
     
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    I dare say it would have to have something to do with it. I have a lot of trouble trying to post on here, and simply to log in here, hence my lack of activity.
     

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