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Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by ainwood, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    In a pre-emptive move against forum performance issues, I have turned-off the displays of currently active users on the home page and in the forums. Will restore it in a few days.
     
  2. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    Does such a small feature really make the difference?
     
  3. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    Yes - it runs a sort on the server every time any page is opened or refreshed.
     
  4. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    If it is just for a few days, it should be ok. But it is a very useful feature so pls don't cancel it forever ;)
     
  5. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    That should be fairly trivial to cache so that it runs at most once per minute, or whatever time period you like.
     
  6. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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    How big of an increase in traffic did CFC get with BE's release? I was looking for the stats when it came out out of curiosity and figured that was why they were turned off.
     
  7. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    CFC always get a noted increase in traffic with any new Civ game released. Then the people figure out what it was, and the problem subsides :D
     
  8. Gilgamesch

    Gilgamesch Ancient Alien

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    Lets hope the days will not feel like weeks;=)
     
  9. AW Arcaeca

    AW Arcaeca Deus Vult

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    So, uh Ainwood... it's been almost 3 weeks now, can we expect to see the return of the member display anytime soon? It's such a useful feature...
     
  10. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Maybe it will be restored before the full month? :please:
     
  11. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Night Elven Ghost Agent

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    Or forgotten about it.
     
  12. DuneBear

    DuneBear Warlord

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    Can we get it turned back on?
     
  13. leif erikson

    leif erikson Game of the Month Fanatic Administrator Supporter GOTM Staff

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    Have requested that the Admins turn it back on in the staff forum. Just waiting to see when it might happen.
     
  14. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Any news? :(
     
  15. Lefty Scaevola

    Lefty Scaevola Moderatus Illuminatus Super Moderator

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    I have none.
     
  16. SamSniped

    SamSniped DJ Goodboye

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    Well, not having news is news in itself, isn't it? :p
     
  17. raystuttgart

    raystuttgart Civ4Col Modder

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    Please reactivate that feature. :wavey:
     
  18. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Night Elven Ghost Agent

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    I think they forgot about it.
     
  19. Maniacal

    Maniacal the green Napoleon

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  20. Omega124

    Omega124 Challenging Fate

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    Or, more likely, they think a small minority at best actually use it, and therefore decided to ax it for good.
     

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