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3x more CPU and 3x more RAM, this forum should hopefully crash much less often from now on.

This last month for example, this site has had 1 hours 8 mins downtime because of heavy traffic and insufficient CPU and RAM on the server.

Sorry about that. Page load times should also be faster now.

Next step:

- Forum redesign with support of Q&A registration (instead of the crappy image captcha) and support for Polls again. Any particular colors you would like to see change? I am looking to re-customize the Hestia phpbb3 forum template, if anyone would like to help with that you can contact me.

- ArchosFans.com blog redesign, that design is really old, 4 years old or something, needs to be upgraded to a nicer theme that better supports Disqus comments. I wonder if Forum threads can more nicely be integrated somehow in wordpress blog posts. Also allow forum users to more easily suggest blog posts.

- IRC Chat #archosfans on freenode if possible to be integrated with the forum (display number of people in chat, on mouse-over display usernames in Chat)
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Now upgrade phpbb so we can use thee tapatalk app here.
Please.
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Generally web-hosting (even a heavily visited forum) shouldn't require too much space, or resources... I hope you're not getting too much (and therefore over-paying).

Everything seems nice so far though, great job, as usual Charbax. =D>
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It is ALOT faster now! Thanks Charbax!
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Charbax wrote:Any particular colors you would like to see change?
I like background in shades of pale blue or light turquoise rather than white/grey. Maybe you have seen that on forums and wondered why it is so nice... it is because the eye can't focus blue as well as other colors so the background kind of recedes away, instead of blaring like shrill white. Pale beige kinda works too.

How about activating RSS so we can list all posts across categories in most recent first order? Or have RSS show all posts in the Gen8 area regardless of model type (more work).
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Thanks Dude - just in time for the deluge of posts when the 70 & 101 finally arrive ;)
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viking wrote:
Charbax wrote:Any particular colors you would like to see change?
I like background in shades of pale blue or light turquoise rather than white/grey. Maybe you have seen that on forums and wondered why it is so nice... it is because the eye can't focus blue as well as other colors so the background kind of recedes away, instead of blaring like shrill white. Pale beige kinda works too.

How about activating RSS so we can list all posts across categories in most recent first order? Or have RSS show all posts in the Gen8 area regardless of model type (more work).
i agree on the color, quite hard to see links.

TS
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It would be nice to have the BBcode option turned ON in Private Messages.

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I suggest changing the registration system. The authentication system is really hard to use. After 5 or 6 tries, I decided that that it "this" was going to be my final attempt and i got the text code correct.

Won't make much difference for those of us that have already registered, but I'd bet money that fixing the registration system will double the number of new registrations you get. I've seen others complain about it too.

Just my 2¢

That being said, I'm enjoying the site. Glad to have such a strong community for the Archos line.
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You can use http://www.google.com/recaptcha if you are gonna go again with captcha, is should not be hard to implement and it's free.
I've told you those two methods of accessing irc visitors number on pm.
As far as wordpress & bb integrations goes I could ask around.

bdw I think that 3xRAM&CPU is overkill but it doesn't hurt :)
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I don't mind the White and Grey backgrounds, but when you're browsing the boards the words should have colors. Like Red or Blue.

Maybe a new logo? Maybe a logo contest???



Maybe?
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Ominous wrote:You can use http://www.google.com/recaptcha if you are gonna go again with captcha, is should not be hard to implement and it's free.
I've told you those two methods of accessing irc visitors number on pm.
As far as wordpress & bb integrations goes I could ask around.

bdw I think that 3xRAM&CPU is overkill but it doesn't hurt :)
Capacity planning, Ominous. It may be overkill today, however two years from now it may be just adequate. Charbax did an upgrade in May before the 7HT came out. I figure he'd like to avoid another upgrade for a couple of years. And Archos keeps adding devices while the old ones stay around. Folks who buy the Gen8s may still have older devices and be active in the newer and the older forums.

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it woul be grea if you could add smileys from here http://im-smiley.com/
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AllenPapapetrou wrote:
Ominous wrote:You can use http://www.google.com/recaptcha if you are gonna go again with captcha, is should not be hard to implement and it's free.
I've told you those two methods of accessing irc visitors number on pm.
As far as wordpress & bb integrations goes I could ask around.

bdw I think that 3xRAM&CPU is overkill but it doesn't hurt :)
Capacity planning, Ominous. It may be overkill today, however two years from now it may be just adequate. Charbax did an upgrade in May before the 7HT came out. I figure he'd like to avoid another upgrade for a couple of years. And Archos keeps adding devices while the old ones stay around. Folks who buy the Gen8s may still have older devices and be active in the newer and the older forums.

Allen
I don't know if this is his private server or managed hosted. If it is not his, than it's a waste of money. But since it's here...
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Since the forum update, my forum pages often take ages to load. They get stuck on the message in the browser status bar:

"Waiting for pagead2.googlesyndication.com"
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sweetypie wrote:Since the forum update, my forum pages often take ages to load. They get stuck on the message in the browser status bar:

"Waiting for pagead2.googlesyndication.com"
You mean right now?
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If by right now, you mean you've changed something since I posted that message - then No. I guess it's not doing it so much now. Although it did just stop for about 10 seconds on api.viglink.com. But, on balance, it's better.

I'll keep trying and post again after some more experience.
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What browser are you using?
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Firefox 3.6.10

EDIT:

Recently, using Firefox on my laptop, I've also had a redirection problem - to http://www.epoclick.com. I had put it down to a problem on my laptop, but now I was just redirected to www.epoclick.com on my Archos, when clicking on a thread link in the A5 IT forum.

This is the first time I've had any kind of "malware" issue on my Archos.

Has the Archosfans forum website become infected?
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This evening, back to "Waiting for pagead2.googlesyndication.com" for long periods.
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