HL2.net is throttling my 'New Posts' search!

Captain M4d

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It's not much of a problem, but I was wondering why we now have to wait a certain amount of time to view the 'New Posts' again. It's a little annoying, because it's my main way of navigating the forums. Just wanna know why.

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Hectic Glenn

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Stress on our server unfortunately. We've had some issues with in over the past 18 months, which have lead to downtime (including those 2/3 days we had). We are looking at ways of optimising the performance of the site on this end while investigating the technical side using StarMonkey & Limelight.

We've had an increase in traffic recently too, which is a positive thing. We just want to make sure it isn't slow when using the site.
 
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technically it's a "search" and as you know you can only do a search once every 60 seconds
 

Warped

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you think if you had 2 different web browsers it would work?? or 2 different PCs or is this an IP thang?
 

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technically it's a "search" and as you know you can only do a search once every 60 seconds
For normal searches yeah, but it used to be you could hit New Posts as much as you want.
 

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Stress on our server unfortunately. We've had some issues with in over the past 18 months, which have lead to downtime (including those 2/3 days we had). We are looking at ways of optimising the performance of the site on this end while investigating the technical side using StarMonkey & Limelight.

We've had an increase in traffic recently too, which is a positive thing. We just want to make sure it isn't slow when using the site.
The site has been working at least 10 times better now for me.
 

Qonfused

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I always use the New Posts button to browse the forums. Sucks. :(
 

Ennui

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Use your back buttons. Seriously, one click of New Posts and you're good to go for 20 minutes.
 

ríomhaire

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Or open threads in a new tab instead of navigating away from the new posts page.
 

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If I accidentally click the 'new posts' thing too many times too quickly it'll reset my counter to 60 seconds left without sending me to the page.
 

Robbo

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It's not that much of a problem.
I found I usually spend more than a minute on a page anyway and if not just click back.
 

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I think I'm the only person who never touches the "New Posts" button...just just visit whatever forum I want and look at threads I want to look at lol.
 

Danimal

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Me too, actually.

Do you mean the New Posts button next to every thread? That's never worked properly for me.
 

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Quick Nav/Today's Posts

It does a search for most recent posts.
 
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