Starting to regret moving my campaign to Paizo from Google Groups


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Are these boards going through an anomalous batch of issues, or are they always sprinkled with occasional bouts of lag/being down?

In the last week alone there have been 3 days where someone, or everyone, could not post since the boards were acting up.

Please tell me this is an anomaly.


This is an anomaly.

The Exchange

this is an anomaly.

Liberty's Edge

this is An anomaly.


An anomaly this is.

Liberty's Edge

it be

Grand Lodge

Very rare indeed


What everyone else said.


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I'm Spartacus.

Paizo Employee PostMonster General

We've been having some more difficulties this holiday weekend than normal. I haven't yet been able to pinpoint exactly what the problem is but I'm hoping that some of the switches I just flipped will help. (Of course that's what I thought yesterday and the day before and the day before, so grain of salt.)


Maybe you need a new server hamster. ;P

Sovereign Court

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Paizo's server/site issues are very rare, and like this time, much more often due to the server hosting provider(s) and regional backbone/infrastructure issues (like the popular backhoe vs. fiber/copper issues).

Geistlinger wrote:
Maybe you need a new server hamster. ;P

Serendipity indeed! For this upcoming season's next amphibious car challenge, my Dampervan MK III will also possess a small onboard water-cooled server farm. I'm sure the PMG & Co will find the prices quite reasonable.

Oh sure, you could host with Jezzer's Toybota, but he performs IT maintenance with a hammer. And there is a very high likelyhood it will also catch fire.


I blame the RPG Superstar voting. :p

Liberty's Edge

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Gary Teter wrote:
We've been having some more difficulties this holiday weekend than normal. I haven't yet been able to pinpoint exactly what the problem is but I'm hoping that some of the switches I just flipped will help. (Of course that's what I thought yesterday and the day before and the day before, so grain of salt.)

I like to imagine that Gary actually *is* a multi-tentacled creature from beyond the stars, sitting at a massive bank of levers each representing a single "1" or "0" for the site's code. Life is fun if you just embrace absurdity.


A panoply of anomalies.

Paizo Employee PostMonster General

I've poked the site again. Didn't want to roll out new code at the end of the day that might fix things but could make things worse, so we left the current code in place. Tomorrow I guess we'll try the new stuff. Anyway it seems to be back up now but I don't have a whole lot of confidence things will remain stable until then. We'll see. Right now I'm just glad it's working now so I can go back home and go to bed.


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Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, PF Special Edition Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

Thanks, Gary. I regularly scream at my printer - cant imagine the added stress of being responsible for a whole site. :/


If the server tarrasque is not pulling its weight - it should be let go.


Or put down.

Good luck with that.


Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

Gary, a few people have noted this started around the time that SuperStar voting began. Is there any chance this could be a DoS attack that exploits a connection limit between the web and database servers? The fact that it's the nostore pages that we've been getting (as opposed to site timeouts) puts me in mind of when my MediaWiki site loses contact with MySQL.

I haven't viewed the source on the nostore pages, so I'm not sure if you have any debugging info hidden inside comments, but if there's any helpful info community members could provide, just let us know. I just hope your hip isn't getting sore from having to alternately kick the ISP and the site. ;)

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