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BC server down time.

Discussion in 'Badminton Central Announcements' started by kwun, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. kwun

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    The BC forum is slowly approaching 500,000 (one half of a million!) posts. I have promised the server machine that i will give it a short break for its hard work over the last 3 years.

    thus i will take down the server sometime over the weekend and give it a nice massage. if you found that it is not online, please don't panic. all will be well when i bring it back up again.

    cheers.
     
  2. ctjcad

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    ^^THX kwun for doing all of this for us!!..and Yes, it's about time..^^

    ...to give your server a 'massage':)...On that note, before i/we can't access BC this weekend, just wondering, will you be deleting some posts?? or you'll be upgrading the hard drive capacity??..If it's the former, are we ever going to see our older posts again??..But if it's the latter, then all i've gotta say is [​IMG]:D:cool: ..
     
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    Keep up the good work!

    Congrats Kwun and Co. 1,000,000 posts will come in no time. :p
     
  4. kwun

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    yes. a last ditch effort to re-juvenate it, but sooner or later, it will have to be retired for being too old and too slow. but i hope to squeeze the last juice out of it as it will cost me a lot of $$ to get a new one.

    DELETE POSTS?!? that will be a crime, there are countless informative and well thought out posts written by BC member over the years, i will not forgive myself for deleting them...

    besides, if i delete them, i cannot claim to have 1/2 million posts anymore! ;)
     
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    yeah... dont delete! you can archive it instead... like - may be - copying over to different server... :)
     
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    Thank you for all your work, effort, achievement,accomplishment, and other positive adjectives.


    This place is awesome.
     
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    Definately thanks for all the hardworks. Look at all the addictions and you have caused and feel proud =D
     
  8. ctjcad

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    Hmm, actually the posts could be more than 1/2 mil..

    ..my guess is, thruout the nearly 10 yrs of BC's existence, there are a few more posts/threads that have been deleted(not sure how many of them have been deleted though)..so, who knows, if kwun/mods hadn't deleted them, the posts would've been more than 1/2 mil!:eek::rolleyes: :p :D ;)
    Btw folks, as i'm writing this and after checking the stats, we're abt 10 posts away from hitting that magic no. of 500,000!!:eek:...Who will be the "lucky" one to hit that post no.??..hehehe:p:D;):cool:
     
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    More muscle bulk for power at the expense of speed on the court? ;)
     
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    What kind of machine do you use to host such a massive forum? Just curious :p
     
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    dual 2.8GHz Xeons...
     
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    Bravo!

    all i can say is i am so glad you are out there and got this place up and running for if it is not for this place, my love for badminton would have simply hibernate :p . estatic to have a place to get knowledge :) , share info :rolleyes: , learn new stuff :eek: , read manga (hahaha about badminton no less) :D , chat and get feedback for your questions ;) . this is one cool place. well done and may it reach 1 million posts!!!!!!!!
     
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    ya thanks so much kwun for running this forum
    this definately d best badminton forum
    a lot of opinion sharing, news update n file sharing
    keep it up
    great work
     
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    I dont have any idea at all how this forum work.How is it funded?How can members help,if you need the $$ to get a new one?This site is simply fantastic and Badminton will forever be an olympic sport.I am addicted to this site.
     
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    i always feel warm and fuzzy inside when someone tells me BC made a difference in their life, esp when it ignites their passion for badminton. i am glad you have found this place!
     
  16. kwun

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    BC is simply funded by displaying the ads you see to you left hand side.

    since you asked to help, i have created a donation button just below the ad. anything counts, i am still contemplating getting the faster server, but that's US$80 in extra expense per month which is a lot of money in the long term.
     
  17. kwun

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    well, i am almost done with this wave of server upgrade. i have installed a caching software which hopefully will squeeze the extra bit of performance out of this slowly aging server.

    do let me know if you have problems with it.
     
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    There might be some issues with the caching software. I notice some posts including my own disappear on their own even thou they were actually there.

    Just curious, has this server been under real world performance testing to see how the system architecture / network architecture performs? The reason I ask because sometimes the server is slow that it does not load properly and it still does after this recent maintenance. To be honest, this seems to have been always that way and has not been addressed.
     
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  19. kenny7_2006

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    retired? will that mean this forum will cease to exist? NOOOOO!! just when i've found the ultimate badminton resource... wah!!:crying:

    anyway, thanks for all the work and effort u've put in over the years, even though i just joined last year... if only i found this forum 5 years earlier... hehe... here's a 'virtual' pat on the back from me! :D
     
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    Just refrain from posting "Which baddz racquets iz bezt 4 me???" threads without giving any clues on your abilities, budget and preferences and you'll do just fine.
     

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