Sep 15 2010

Site Issues

Published by at 2:05 pm under All General Discussions

We are experiencing a rash of performance issues that are taking the site down, and making it hard to diagnose the problem We bring it up and attempt fixes that seem to work, but later the site cascades into a slight different failure.  Sorry about the problems. No idea how long any one attempt at a fix will last.

– AJStrata

17 responses so far

17 Responses to “Site Issues”

  1. kathie says:

    Christine O’D’s site crashed from the many donations. Sometimes crashes are good.

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  3. LJStrata says:

    AJ is very frustrated. He uses Safari on a Mac and keeps seeing a white screen instead of the site. Anyone else having troubles? I realize if you can’t see the site, you won’t see this comment. What I’m asking is do you get a white screen occasionally? And does anyone else use Safari and have no troubles at all.

  4. WWS says:

    no white screen – but several times the site has simply refused to load. Which may be the same thing on a pc.

  5. kathie says:

    Same as WWS, won’t load or very slow, but no white page. Actually loaded so commented. K

  6. lurker9876 says:

    When I click on the home page, I get the white screen. I’m using Mozilla Firefox.

    BTW, before getting the white screen, the performance of page loading had degraded in the last few weeks.

    I was able to get here by clicking on the individual posts through google reader (any RSS would do).

  7. lurker9876 says:

    Oh yeah, same problem on Ubuntu and Windows XP and Windows Vista.

    Yes, using a laptop (ubuntu) and two PCs. One PC at work (Vista). All loaded with different OS’s.

  8. lurker9876 says:

    Just clicked on the second post through google reader. No problem there. Must be a problem with the home URL?

  9. lurker9876 says:

    I just tried clicking on the URL for the home page and now it works on my ubuntu laptop. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ubuntu.

  10. Aitch748 says:

    I’m using Firefox on OS X. I got a blank page on “”, but I got the page to load properly by appending a question mark in the address field (“”).

    (A URL that takes “arguments,” like “”, will have a question mark after the URL proper and before the first argument.)

  11. jwb says:

    White screen most of the time. Got to site normally once yesterday.

    FWIW: got to see all the thread titles and could get to them doing a Google search for the site/aj strata. Entering this way, site appears normal. Hope this helps track down the problem.

    Using Mint Linux and FF.

  12. browngreengold says:

    White screen here as well.

    Home machine using Windows 7. Work machine on Vista.

    Both machines using Firefox.

    Got here this time by doing a Bing search and clicking through to the /index link.

    All of your “Recent Posts” are available using this technique but the home page link is a no worky.

  13. LonghornTparty says:

    White screen in Chrome & firefox for Mac.
    got here via a facebook posting link.
    best of luck in fixing the problem.

  14. lurker9876 says:

    I tried on both Windows PC’s and both got the white screen. I typed in the ? as suggested above. It worked but it takes a long time to load it in.

  15. jwb says:

    Been playing around. The “?” does not work on either computer using Linux or Win 7 and still get white screen (but with notice of problems now).

    Old eee netbook gets site ok most of the time, just an occasional “White Screen of Death”.

    Got back here by using the Google link to ajstrata.

    I have not had any speed issues with the site.

    Hope this helps.

  16. LJStrata says:

    Total reinstall of WP, seems to work for me but I wasn’t having problems.

  17. lurker9876 says:

    That’s strange because the home page gives me a white screen on my ubuntu laptop this evening. I will try one of the other two PCs tomorrow. I can still get to the individual posts through google reader.