Just a heads up but we have had at least 2 users having trouble getting the forum to display (at all). One of them is using Windows Vista and I am unsure of the situation on the second. Safe to say that these older operating systems are not safe and have been unsupported for many years now. Time to update!
Vista. Oh, memories. I know there are several Apple users here. Is someone still running Tiger?
Apparently the other user is on an older Apple Mac with an older OS as well. I can only guess that something must have changed with both of these older OS at the same time. Odd though.
I looked for any report of this on the Discourse forum and nothing came up. They may be unaware of it, but tbf I doubt they could do much about it if they wanted to as it’s probably something buried in a scripting component they use as well. Microsoft stopped supporting Vista in 2012 and they fully stopped any kind of patching for it in 2017.
You sure it’s just older ones? I have a newish Mac with the latest version of Firefox and the site is loading incredibly slowly for me today…
Yes. I am sure.
What is loading slowly? The forum? Armorama, AeroScale, etc?
There are literally 9 servers currently in use so you guys need to be specific. This morning for example the old server (where the archives are) was down completely. Ahh… for old times sake I guess.
Right. I didn’t realize you had so many servers in use. I’ve been having intermittent slow loading on the forum. This time when I navigated to it the response was immediate. When I sent the previous note, it took about a minute to load.
Thanks for letting me know Phil. I did just checked the cpu load for the forum instance/server thinking maybe an auto-update had run recently. That can zap the instance of a lot of it’s cpu bandwidth, but no it’s been normal with a few mild bumps in the past 8 hours or so. I would guess that was just an errant request that the internet gods decided to route in the slowest possible way via the net. It happens.
Jim, I am using an old Mac right now, and it has been recently upgraded to 10.11 El Capitan and everything works well for me. Before the upgrade, I was running 10.6 Snow Leopard and I could still see everything on the site as far as I could tell. Now, I am not a guru on the Mac, but thought you might like to know.