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May 05, 2012
On Thursday, 3 May 2012 at 14:50:09 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Just letting you all know we're working on the frustrating and increasingly frequent "Load at xx.xx, try again later" errors when reading this forum through NNTP. They are caused by a significant growth spurt in newsgroup readership that occurred in recent times. We are working with our provider to fix these issues.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Andrei

I don't know if someone was working on the NNTP server this morning, but it was really, really bad for a couple of minutes. I got "XHR error" and nothing else. Then it wen't back to normal.
May 05, 2012
On Saturday, 5 May 2012 at 06:04:51 UTC, SomeDude wrote:

>
> I don't know if someone was working on the NNTP server this morning, but it was really, really bad for a couple of minutes. I got "XHR error" and nothing else. Then it wen't back to normal.

20 mn later, it's slow again.
May 07, 2012
On 03/05/2012 15:50, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Just letting you all know we're working on the frustrating and
> increasingly frequent "Load at xx.xx, try again later" errors when
> reading this forum through NNTP. They are caused by a significant growth
> spurt in newsgroup readership that occurred in recent times. We are
> working with our provider to fix these issues.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Andrei

I've gotta say... These have been a lot more frequent for me since you posted this message!

-- 
Robert
http://octarineparrot.com/
May 07, 2012
On 5/7/12 10:25 PM, Robert Clipsham wrote:
> On 03/05/2012 15:50, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>> Just letting you all know we're working on the frustrating and
>> increasingly frequent "Load at xx.xx, try again later" errors when
>> reading this forum through NNTP. They are caused by a significant growth
>> spurt in newsgroup readership that occurred in recent times. We are
>> working with our provider to fix these issues.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Andrei
>
> I've gotta say... These have been a lot more frequent for me since you
> posted this message!

For me it stopped shortly after this message, but then it started happening one or two days ago.

May 10, 2012
On Thu, 03 May 2012 10:50:13 -0400, Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail@erdani.org> wrote:

> Just letting you all know we're working on the frustrating and increasingly frequent "Load at xx.xx, try again later" errors when reading this forum through NNTP. They are caused by a significant growth spurt in newsgroup readership that occurred in recent times. We are working with our provider to fix these issues.

I'm seeing some interesting new behavior:

I still get the error condition (quite frequently today) -- but opera still fetches messages.  I'm not sure if this is good or bad :)

-Steve
May 12, 2012
NNTP error: 400 load at 17.54, try later
May 12, 2012
On 03-05-2012 16:50, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Just letting you all know we're working on the frustrating and
> increasingly frequent "Load at xx.xx, try again later" errors when
> reading this forum through NNTP. They are caused by a significant growth
> spurt in newsgroup readership that occurred in recent times. We are
> working with our provider to fix these issues.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Andrei

I can barely make contact with the newsgroup server at this point... any news on upping the server capacity?

-- 
- Alex
May 14, 2012
On 03.05.2012 18:50, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> Just letting you all know we're working on the frustrating and
> increasingly frequent "Load at xx.xx, try again later" errors when
> reading this forum through NNTP. They are caused by a significant growth
> spurt in newsgroup readership that occurred in recent times. We are
> working with our provider to fix these issues.
>

Still here.
My observation is that there were 2 problems.
One usually involved some nonsense like with 4 digit numbers "in-watch load 20xx gt 2000" (or simillar) - it is now seemingly gone.

Second one shows XX.X number which I derive for load factor (num of processes in queue / num of CPUS).

Doubtful conclusion: configuration is fixed, resources are not there yet(?).

-- 
Dmitry Olshansky
May 14, 2012
On Saturday, 12 May 2012 at 10:16:45 UTC, Alex Rønne Petersen wrote:
> I can barely make contact with the newsgroup server at this point... any news on upping the server capacity?

The idea that any reasonably-sized machine shouldn't be able to run a fairly small newsgroup server these days still strikes me as odd, though…

David
May 14, 2012
I wonder if something like this will be more painful?
http://www.freewebhostingarea.com/
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