We're improving Warrior Forum infrastructure

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Thank you very much for all your feedback and suggestions. We have been inundated with emails and messages and are going through all of them. Make sure you guys keep it coming. They are gold. We love hearing all your ideas and suggestions.

A lot of you have talked about the database and time out issues. As a start, we are doing a complete infrastructure overhaul and have a dedicated development operations team working on improving the performance of the site. It will take the team a bit of time to get into the site and implement all the improvements but we've made this a priority.

In the next couple of weeks you should see:
- Better load times
- Fewer timeout
- Overall better performance on the site


Thanks again for all your suggestions, make sure you keep them coming!

Thanks
Alaister


[UPDDATE - 6th May 2014]
We've successfully moved the Warrior Forum servers over to Amazon AWS.
This has improved load time, overall stability and site performance. We shouldn't experience any more database timeouts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joshua Rigley
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    That's awesome, Alaister. It'll be great to be able to visit the site without it taking forever to load, or just randomly timing out at the most inconvenient time possible. :p
    • Profile picture of the author Alaister
      Originally Posted by Joshua Rigley View Post

      That's awesome, Alaister. It'll be great to be able to visit the site without it taking forever to load, or just randomly timing out at the most inconvenient time possible. :p
      Yeh it'll improve everyone's experience

      p.s. I know you've sent me an email. I will be getting to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    Welcome to the forum, Alaister! I am looking forward to seeing more of you and your team. You guys picked up a nice community this week! Congrats!
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      Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

      Welcome to the forum, Alaister! I am looking forward to seeing more of you and your team. You guys picked up a nice community this week! Congrats!
      Thanks for the welcome EBR.

      I look forward to connect with you.
    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

      Welcome to the forum, Alaister!
      Seems he has been here two years longer than you! ;-) lol

      Join date 2008. Where have you been hiding Alaister?
  • Profile picture of the author phptechie
    @Alaister

    Glad you acquired Warrior Forum , I would appreciate & also I expect things get smoother than what it was before.
    I have been a member in Warrior forum since 3 - 4 yrs & always loved this community for their support & innovations , hope you would maintain that too.

    Last week few times when I tried to access the site , the home page was loading fine , but the rest of the inner pages timed out , was not accessible .

    Hope these type of performance issues will be sorted out :-)

    I wish you all the best again.
  • Profile picture of the author C G
    Welcome Alaister

    Looking forward for the server improvements.

    Cheers,

    C.G.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Chicas
    I'm looking forward to seeing what new opportunities lie ahead... with WF and Freelancer.
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    one Suggestion. Why not to sync Warrior reviews to Freelancer reviews. Means if someone leave good feedback/review here then it also shows to freelancer.
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  • Profile picture of the author focusedlife
    Congrats on the grab and for making the war room payment good for life, lol.

    Any advertisement fee changes, like for banner ads..hint hint?

    Thanks for the updates.

    Regards

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    Thanks for making a good start improvement .
  • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
    Suggestion:

    One of the long-term problems we have on the WF is with people who post to really old threads, bumping them back to life.

    This is a problem because it often leads to a reopening of a several-year-old discussion that is no longer relevant and wastes time and effort for those who, in good faith, continue to post in the reawakened thread.

    There are two solutions that spring to mind:

    1. Prevent threads that began more than 'x' months ago from being bumpable.

    2. Change the forum software so that it displays the date of first post alongside the thread title.

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    • Profile picture of the author Lewis T
      Originally Posted by Martin Avis View Post

      Suggestion:

      One of the long-term problems we have on the WF is with people who post to really old threads, bumping them back to life.

      This is a problem because it often leads to a reopening of a several-year-old discussion that is no longer relevant and wastes time and effort for those who, in good faith, continue to post in the reawakened thread.

      There are two solutions that spring to mind:

      1. Prevent threads that began more than 'x' months ago from being bumpable.

      2. Change the forum software so that it displays the date of first post alongside the thread title.

      Martin
      Well, generally those who do that aren't aware it's a dated post. You could just prompt a verification message stating that it's dated and ask if they want to submit the message. I don't think restrictions should be applied to any thread just because it's dated - some threads continue to be dated and alive after a few months so that wouldn't work either unless you applied other variables such as the last post.
  • Profile picture of the author kashif nazeer
    Great news actually. But I have one problem with my account now. I am unable to delete any message from my sent items or inbox and it is full now. Is it something happens after you made changes in forum?
    • Profile picture of the author Alaister
      Originally Posted by kashif nazeer View Post

      Great news actually. But I have one problem with my account now. I am unable to delete any message from my sent items or inbox and it is full now. Is it something happens after you made changes in forum?
      Hi Kashnif,

      This would have nothing to do with any changes we've made. Would you be able to submit a help ticket here and we'll be able to help you out.

      Warrior Forum Support

      Thanks
      Alaister
  • Profile picture of the author tomyeto
    I have problems, I received notification from email that someone has replied on my post and send me pm, but it does not come out on the forum..any where can i contact?
  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    Wonderful news. I just saw that you have a new FB page for the WF at https://www.facebook.com/officialwarriorforum . Shared that my network on FB.

    I have very fond memories of Freelancer.com back when it was a magazine and when I was teaching recruiters/HR how to source online in 1999. Ah, memories.

    The main thing I would like to see for the WF nowadays is simply troll-control. Several of my colleagues choose not to post their sales on the WF because of that.

    Oh, and a Boomers section. For us venerably well-seasoned, cane-raisin' Jedi, see.
  • Profile picture of the author olubaba
    Congrats on your buy. I believe one of the core secrets of success of Allen with WF is simply focusing on giving...always how to help Warriors. It should be your central focus moving forward.

    If it guides you, taking the Warrior Forum to a greater height and recouping your investment will come naturally.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alaister
      Originally Posted by olubaba View Post

      Congrats on your buy. I believe one of the core secrets of success of Allen with WF is simply focusing on giving...always how to help Warriors. It should be your central focus moving forward.

      If it guides you, taking the Warrior Forum to a greater height and recouping your investment will come naturally.
      Thanks for your feedback. That's a great point and what we intend to do.
  • Profile picture of the author jex1
    One thing that FRUSTRATES me here is the "find all user's threads" doesn't work properly - it just displays the threads the user has posted in, a bit like "find all users posts" except not as specific. Which is annoying if you are trying to find all of the threads that the user has STARTED/ is the OP of.

    I am guessing an admin broke this search function because it works properly on every other vbulletin site I use!
    • Profile picture of the author Alaister
      Originally Posted by jex1 View Post

      One thing that FRUSTRATES me here is the "find all user's threads" doesn't work properly - it just displays the threads the user has posted in, a bit like "find all users posts" except not as specific. Which is annoying if you are trying to find all of the threads that the user has STARTED/ is the OP of.

      I am guessing an admin broke this search function because it works properly on every other vbulletin site I use!
      Thanks for this. I'll take a look at this and see if what is going on there.
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  • Profile picture of the author vikash_kumar
    Hi Alaister,
    I wish to bring your notice to Skype icons, which were actually working in the left side profile under "Social Networking" box. However, these days if someone have an earlier configured Skype connection, It will take you to a box, stating a 403 error.

    It was a great tool of connection when it comes to easy communication for Warriors who want to know more about a service product in WSO product or Services.

    I will request you to get it working back as soon as possible.

    Thanks,
    Vikash

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