Good news, bad news time: Bad news being that, unfortunately, all posts submitted during the previous 24 hours have been lost. Sucks big time, I know, and it doesn't help that over the weekend we saw the server performing at its most sluggish pace yet. Stressed, I mostly certainly was, but there is some good news left to savour: We have a brand spanking new server, kitted out with some fresh and fancy hardware; the new server was deployed yesterday (I believe it was yesterday, anyway... it's all such a horrid, error-laden blue) and topics and pages and shizzy be loading faaast. Like, really fast.
Turns out, and it's very shameful to have recently learned this, that one or two of our previous server's components were, apparently, faulty - and had been for some quite time. If ever you were struck by the double-post bug, or the endless-loading-graphic-in-the-top-right-corner glitch - then perhaps you'll take solace in the knowledge that your internet connection is fine; it was just the old server misbehaving. I was both relieved and gutted to discover all this because I was very much of the impression that we needed a major server upgrade -- something which I could not afford -- in order to get things operating nice and nippy again. However, the doctor prescribed a brand new server for the same monthly cost, and it's all been gravy since. Aside from the absence of the previous 24-hour's worth of posts, of course. That bit still stings a little.
Mind you, we've come through the other side and things are looking better than ever. It's really quite inspiring and motivational, if I do say so, myself. I've got my little notepad to hand, scribbling down ideas to help make this place bigger and better and busier, and I can't wait to get started making these notes and doodlings a reality.
So, yeah, if y'all could let me know if page load times and whatnot are feeling better for you guys, too, I'd really appreciate it. Apologies again for the server tardiness. You may commence the chucking of tinned tomatoes when ready.
Big Steve love to all. <3