This falls under the category of, "What was I thinking?" Thanks, everyone, for bringing this to my attention.
I should be able to write code to update the database to fix the function calls in the text of older messages, probably within the next few days.
The problem with stretched and in some cases missing images has been fixed. If anyone notices this problem persisting in any message please let me know. Thanks again for reporting this. Links to messages where the problem was reported:
I was having the same problem on Saturday. Yahoo was indexing EvC at the time, but not very aggressively, so I don't think that was the problem. I restarted the Apache server and that seemed to fix it.
This extreme sluggishness has been happening from time to time. A few times it was because someone was banging on EvC extremely hard, i.e., a denial of service attack (I add the IP address to the "no access" list and this fixes the problem), but other times I could find no reason and simply restarted the Apache server.
It might be related to a communication issue between the MySQL server (runs the database where all EvC information is stored, like messages) and the Apache server. Upgrading to newer versions might help, and if the problem becomes severe that is something I will try, but installing new versions of fundamental software like these is often accompanied by problems and/or incompatibilities, so I'll not take this course unless the problem becomes so severe that I'm forced to try this.
The forum has been almost unusable for me for 2 or 3 days. Minimum delays of 30-60 seconds before loading, sometimes longer and sometimes resulting in a server error. It took 70 seconds to connect to this post.
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Thanks for the info. I don't know if it will help, I'm not good at interpreting tracert's, and I don't know if the timeouts on their internal servers indicate a problem with those servers or with my server, but I've filed a ticket with the webhosting company.
Hey Boss, is it just me or are others having the same issue. On the All Topics page, when I click the folder to mark a thread as read, I have lately had to click it numerous times for it to take. Sometimes I've had to click 10 or 15 times.