Sep 27 2007

Site Problems

Published by at 9:52 am under All General Discussions

We are experiencing some serious site issues. I cannot get access all the time and the load times are painfully long. This will take time to run down and fix. Thanks for your patience – AJStrata

Update: It seems we share a server with someone who has had a link to a post or article established from MSNBC, which is driving down server performance. I can only hope it was our site, for all the pain this is causing. Supposedly it should clear up through out the day.

16 responses so far

16 Responses to “Site Problems”

  1. Christoph says:

    A.J., two points… you really must enable wp-cache to enhance your site’s performance. It will reduce the server resources you use by a factor of about 20.

    No kidding. It’s that good.

    Hot Air,, etc. all use this plugin. You can verify that by viewing their source code and searching for the word “cache” at the bottom.

    They’ll be a message the pages were served up by the cache file, not through the database, except for the initial load. If you have any communication with your host, you can ask their support to verify that the other website with all the traffic has cache installed, assuming they have a database driven site (which I bet they do because of the decrease in performance they’re having).

    You can download this plugin here:


    Configuration will take under 5-minutes.

    I doubt you’ll have any negative effects, only positive ones, but if you do, just disable the plugin.

    Second, and please do not ignore this, can you delete my user account?

    I am closing all my online accounts because I want to refocus my energies on work and business.

    This is a serious request and I ask that you delete my user account immediately.

    You just log into WordPress, go to users, find “Christoph” and there you delete me.

    Thank you and good luck with your blog!

  2. AJStrata says:

    Thanks Christoph! We will look into it.

  3. Christoph says:

    In the meantime, I’ve requested you delete my user account immediately.

    Please do.

  4. AJStrata says:

    Sorry, no time. Just don’t use it.

  5. Christoph says:

    It takes a minute. Less time than it did for me to educate you about a potential solution to your server problems.

    Are you that lazy?

  6. AJStrata says:

    You’ll survive Christoph.

  7. Christoph says:

    You’re an asshole, A.J.

  8. AJStrata says:

    Really Christoph? Did I thank you for your tip? yes I did. Are you simpy mad because I did not do your bidding (I have 1600 registered users on the site) and did not respond to your insult about me being lazy?

    Dude – look in the mirror.

  9. Christoph says:

    Dude, you look in a mirror. Any organization of any type receiving a request to delete a user account would view that as reasonable. The user may have reasons for it, which aren’t your concern.

    I could probably force you to do it legally if it was worth the effort, which it isn’t.

    1600? Wow. Let me give you a hint. It begins with “C”.

    But you’re too damn selfish and lazy to honor my request. You are truly an asshole.

  10. Christoph says:

    And a response on the lines of, “Have too many user accounts, can’t delete one,” isn’t reasonable.

  11. AJStrata says:

    Grow up Christoph. And, no, acting like a child will not push me to delete your account.

  12. AJStrata says:

    BTW Christoph, you are the one exposed legally. You gave the information freely and have the total power to not sign on to the site.

    You really don’t want me spending a lot of my time dealing with you. Trust me.

  13. Christoph says:

    I have no exposure legally. Requesting someone delete your user account is not a cause of action.

    You’re absurd.

    At any rate, it’s not worth it. It was a simple request, repeated in friendly fashion, until you exposed yourself as being a lazy jerk.

    I’m deleting most of my online blogging user accounts. More a time management issue than anything else, but really that isn’t any of your business.

    So I simply asked you to delete my account, as I have others, and it was never a big deal with them. Their responses — probably because they aren’t assholes — was more along the lines of, “Sure, wish you well.”

    You, however, can’t be bothered to navigate to C, check a check box, and then the delete button. Far too much work for you to accommodate a one-time reader.

    I won’t argue with about it anymore because it’s retarded, I’ll just change my password to something random and that will accomplish about the same. But you really do have issues if deleting a user account is such a big deal.

    I’ve never heard of an online blog or other web based service or community that would have any problem with it.

  14. AJStrata says:

    Well, now that I have a few moments to devote to educating you let me explain how WordPress works. I cannot delete your account without deleting all your wonderfully insightful and mature posts (especially the ones where you show how you respond when you don’t get your way).

    In addition, if I delete your account then someone can re-use the name “Christoph” and spoof you also.

    I could change your password, but then it might be used by someone else to spoof you if they figure it out. And then it would mean I would have to send you a new one if you change your mind which IS time consuming.

    Given the fact the best way for you to not access this site is simply to grow up, deal with it and desist in giving ultimatums, threats and calling the host of this site names I suggest you employ some self control and just not post.

  15. Christoph says:

    Thank you for checking. I did not realize this is the behavior of WordPress. I’ve verified it is as you state.

    Nonetheless, I appreciate you taking the time to get that far. I don’t expect you to delete comments I made; that wouldn’t be reasonable. I will follow your suggestion.

  16. AJStrata says:

    No apology? Not even going to buy me a drink?