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Delay when posting

Post by Slartibartfast » February 7th, 2018, 9:49 pm

Just spent the past week trying to fathom why there was a 20 - 30 second delay when posting.

I hope I've found the culprit.

There is a setting in the forum software that checks a posters IP address against a spam black list, the idea is to stop spammers from posting. This has been set to on since circa 2009 and has not caused problems before [that I noticed]

The black list resides on other servers so you have to rely on their performance. It seems that this was where the delay came from. It was taking 20 - 30 seconds for the server that holds the list to respond and reply to my server hosting this forum, which in turn caused the forum software to pause while it received the reply.

I have now turned this off hopefully alleviating the problem. Please let me know if you still have problems posting.

Thanx and sorry for the time it took to fix.
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Re: Delay when posting

Post by watta » February 8th, 2018, 1:25 am

Thanks Steve. :finga: :finga:

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Re: Delay when posting

Post by SusieH » February 8th, 2018, 8:06 pm

Awww thanks for all your hard work .... about time you did some :grin: :grin: only kidding ya :twisted:

Umm one thing though .... I don't know what I just did but I was looking at a post and marked it as read and it logged me out :???: :???: that's never happened before.
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Re: Delay when posting

Post by Slartibartfast » February 8th, 2018, 10:27 pm

I will look into it... have you any eye deer why its doing it??
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Re: Delay when posting

Post by Slartibartfast » February 8th, 2018, 11:02 pm

Ok don't hurt ya brain thinking about what could be the cause .... I believe I've fixed it, let me know.
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Re: Delay when posting

Post by SusieH » February 9th, 2018, 6:13 am

Oi, don't get stroppy with me :???: :grin: :grin:

I'll let you know later, it might be that I just hit the wrong button in the first place anyway :oops: :oops:
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