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  1. bettfootball

    bettfootball Proven Member

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    Been trying to log in for an hour and half this morning. I've always had this problem. maybe once a month for as long as I can remember.
     

    Street Build 386  1

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  2. linksys42

    linksys42 Proven Member

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    Last edited: Jun 1, 2018

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    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM
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  3. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    The past couple days the server has been experiencing a DDOS attack - likely from Asia or Eastern Europe. It's been causing all sites on the server to load slowly or not at all. The host is working on trying to minimize the effects at the firewall. Apologies everyone.
     

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)
    manual · 2G DSM

    Road Race Build 6K  23

    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    435.0 whp · 399.2 lb/ft · 1G DSM
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  4. linksys42

    linksys42 Proven Member

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    Thanks for the update Luda.
     

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    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM
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  5. jinscho

    jinscho Proven Member

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    This actually makes a lot of sense... Stupid kids and their DDoS bots...:heystupid:
     

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    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  6. Kdouglas89

    Kdouglas89 Proven Member

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    Any news? Seems extremely intermittent. Will load fine sometimes, then times out other times.
     

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

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    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    automatic · 2G DSM
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  7. arrowhead

    arrowhead Proven Member

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    When I try to reach recent classifieds from the drop down it gives me an error.
     

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    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    manual · 2G DSM
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  8. brian9397gsx

    brian9397gsx Proven Member

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    Yes same issues here. Will load fine for 1 maybe 2 pages then nothing. I understand your aware of it and its out of your control at this point. Damn jack asses who get their jollies off trolling and screwing up crap for everyone else.
     
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    1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM
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  9. smoked28

    smoked28 Proven Member

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    Site seems to be running much better as of Monday. No complaints here! It was driving me nuts not being able to search for anything through the site search function:heystupid:
     

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  10. 4gfun

    4gfun Supporting VIP

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    Wow, amazing. Thanks for the update. No access at all at some points yesterday. Laser fast (pun intended) this morning.
     

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    fwd · manual · 1G DSM

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    1991 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
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    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  11. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    Sorry, posted about the site being down and slow in another thread but not here...

    Something broke on Monday when I tried re-enabling the old homepage setup. It crashed the database. Google bots happened to be spidering the website at the same time, which put heavy loads on the server... it was a fun 24 hours, several of which were spent on the phone with the host trying to get things back online and functioning. Apologies for all of the recent issues - especially the issues that I've caused myself trying to improve page load speeds.
     

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)
    manual · 2G DSM

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    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    435.0 whp · 399.2 lb/ft · 1G DSM
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  12. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Just dam glad you are a hard working man, thanks Chris!
     

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    1998 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · automatic · 1G DSM

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    13.612 @ 107.760 · 1G DSM
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  13. ShaktiWaghela

    ShaktiWaghela Probationary Member

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    Optimise your images!!

    • Remember to optimise your images – the most important thing you can do to decrease download times. Optimise just means to save for the web’ in Photoshop, for example. Keep JPGs for photographs and Gifs for images with large blocks of flat colour.
    • There are several ways to optimize images and here’s one if you have Adobe Photoshop. For your JPGs, PNGs, and other files you may have that aren’t GIFs, open them in Adobe Photoshop and simply go to File > Save For Web and reduce the image to 70% (JPG) You probably won’t even notice the difference in quality, but you’ll have nearly halved the image size.
    Load background images via external CSS

    • It’s possible to present images as part of the background, called up through external CSS stylesheets.
    • Browsers download background images after everything else. By using this technique, your text will load instantaneously, and your site users can freely roam about the page while your 50kb fancy image downloads.
    • The ‘link’ is always added to the Head Section i.e. anywhere between the <head> and the </head> , add this code :<link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/CSS” href=”your-CSS.CSS”>
    Minimise white space, line returns and comment tags

    • Every single letter or space in your HTML code takes up one byte. It doesn’t sound like much, but it all adds up. We’ve found that by working through your page source and eliminating unnecessary white space and comments, you can shave off up to, or even over (if your HTML is inefficient) 10% of its file size.
    Remove unnecessary META tags and META content

    Minimise unnecessary javascript and other client-side scripting

    • Javascript and other client-side “functional” elements on the page may be slowing your page down. Remove them if not entirely necessary.
    UK Government recommendations:

    ‘Documents published on the web need to be kept small, be linked efficiently and contain only the data and graphics that they require’.

    Guidelines for UK Government websites
    Illustrated handbook for Web management teams
     
  14. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    We've done quite a bit of working optimizing the speed of the site. Every image in the layout of the site is optimized. However, we can't always optimize the images that people upload to the site, which get featured in "recent vehicle profiles" widgets in the sidebar. Even those shouldn't cause 10 second plus load times though. Wondering what kind of connection you're using.
     

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)
    manual · 2G DSM

    Road Race Build 6K  23

    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    435.0 whp · 399.2 lb/ft · 1G DSM
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