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Thank you for your patience
Published on April 13, 2006 By Draginol In Blogging

JoeUser may be a neat site but it hasn't been IMO a very reliable site. Down times, slow speeds, flakey behavior, bugs, etc.  On the one hand, it's free, so how can we complain? But on the other hand, it's still been down, slow, flakey, and buggy and that just because you're free doesn't mean that you're above criticism.

But in the past few days, we've finally started the full upgrade process on our entire server farm.  Shortly after GalCiv II shipped, we did some emergency updates that were designed to keep sites marginally running.  This week, we began the full stage upgrade. 

Hopefully, even though we're only half-way done, you can tell that the site is much faster. Less flakey. More reliable.  Traffic has already started increasing dramatically as a result. More readers for your blogs, more freedom to surf the site, etc.

So for all of you who have been through the rough times as well as the good times, thanks for sticking it through. 


Comments (Page 2)
on Apr 14, 2006
Oh man, lucky comment number 13.... I might not ever have a blog here
on Apr 14, 2006
TYVM
on Apr 14, 2006
I hate to complain, because I love this site, but your RSS feed hasn't updated in a month or so. Though you should know...

But all the same, thanks so much for JoeUser and PoweruserTV! I just wish I lived in SE Michigan so I could work for Stardock: I'd love to convert your site to ASP.NET2 for the performance and reliability.
on Apr 14, 2006
I lurk on JU and am glad to read the kinks and slow times are getting attention. You offer a great site and I have a favorite writer I would never had discovered if not for you. Thank you BW.
on Apr 15, 2006
Thanks!

Dan
on Apr 15, 2006

I'm not around as much as I used to be, so I don't know when y'all did this, but I like the changes made to this here box where you input the text.  It seems a lot easier these days to get my format and spacing how I want it, so if there's down time, at least there are improved features along with it. 

I'm on a creaky dial-up connection right now, and JU loads fine and good for me about 90% of the time (actually about 99% since you posted this), so whatever you and your team are doing must be working.  I've been posting here for a couple of years now, and every time the site goes down or goes slow it always winds up being better whenever you all work on it, so that's a pretty good batting average for a site that I don't pay a dime for.

Cheers!

on Apr 16, 2006
dunno what corner you turned but on my end Joeuser has been wonky all weekend, My articles are not showing on new articles, and even with replies it is not showing in forums at all.

BTW I still appreciate being here and allowed to use this site.
on Apr 16, 2006
My articles are not showing on new articles, and even with replies it is not showing in forums at all.


Yep, same here Modman.

I also reiterate the post that stated that the RSS feeds for all of JU have not updated in a month now (March 17th is the most recent article that shows up in RSS aggregators).

Thanks again for the work, just mentioning some things that are still a little out of whack. (That sidebar hasn't updated in a about 24 hours now)
on Apr 17, 2006
In spite of the few problems, JoeUser ismdoing a great job. Thanks.
on Apr 17, 2006
The free ice cream would be great if they didn't slip so many turds in the cones.
on Apr 17, 2006
"The free ice cream would be great if they didn't slip so many turds in the cones."


Yeah, but people allow anonymous users, so it's up to them. If they want the turds posting on their blogs, that's their deal. Don't feel bad, though, we overlook your smell.
on Apr 17, 2006

Yeah, but people allow anonymous users, so it's up to them. If they want the turds posting on their blogs, that's their deal. Don't feel bad, though, we overlook your smell.

on Apr 18, 2006
A big thank you from me too Brad and Company! There are still some kinks but it's wayyyyyy better than before!
on Apr 18, 2006
I searched for a while for a good place to talk, me being motormouth and all. I found this place by coincidence and I think it's great. It gave me the chance to express myself in many ways, to find people who think like me and also a learning experience I will never forget.

Thanx for this great site Brad. It is working better since I've noticed the few bugs it had before. It's faster now. Great job, now if only someone call explain to me the point system. I read it but I'm still a bit confused about it. Thanx.
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