Architecht

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About Architecht

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    We apologise again for the fault in the moderation.

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    http://www.themxgroup.com
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    VP, Digital Development
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    Martial arts, computer gaming, biking & blues harmonica
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    Chicago area

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  1. Under the "New" board, how do you follow a post?

    You actually want the green circle with the plus in it. See the attached image.
  2. Recent technical issues

    Our boards host made a change that broke the boards. I believe we have resolved most of the issues. You may PM @Architecht if you are experiencing any remaining technical problems. We're sorry for the inconvenience. We know interruptions in service are a real blocker to enjoying the hobby we all love.
  3. Silver Rounds

    I am bumping this post because it was posted to the wrong forum and it has now been moved here. Just giving it a fair shot to get a reply.
  4. 2015 MONSTER BOX LABEL SILVER EAGLE?

    I am bumping this post because it was posted to the wrong forum and it has now been moved here. Just giving it a fair shot to get a reply.
  5. PROVIDENT MINT ZOMBUCKS

    I am bumping this post because it was posted to the wrong forum and it has now been moved here. Just giving it a fair shot to get a reply.
  6. Do I need to zoom in more with my cell phone camera

    I am bumping this post because it was posted to the wrong forum and it has now been moved here. Just giving it a fair shot to get a reply.
  7. NON MINT ANTIQUED COINS

    I am bumping this post because it was posted to the wrong forum and it has now been moved here. Just giving it a fair shot to get a reply.
  8. Improved Performance

    We did find a specific configuration issue that was causing a reproducable (every 5 min) problem, and fixed it. With that issue behind is, in the monitoring that I'm doing, I'm still seeing some occasional slow downs where a page load is >8seconds something like 3 to 6 times per day - each episode seems to last about 1 to 5 min. I'm trying to determine whether that's an issue specific to the monitor or a real world event. I'm monitoring every minute, so the average user probably would not see all of these events, but you might experience one or two 5min periods where things are slow. AFTER the fix that was applied on Monday, have any of you personally experienced a pattern like this? Long page loads a few times per day for a handful of minutes? (We know it was terrible before Monday, I'm primarily interested in whether there is still an issue now.)
  9. How to use this new forum?

    Hi, Yes, I saw this, and am tracking the conversation. I have a ticket filed with the host over the performance issue, and have created some in-depth monitoring to look for slow downs. Here is what I have seen of this behavior so far: The automated monitoring isn't always showing the issue you are referring to because it loads pages as a"guest" (i.e. not logged in). The content is cached for guests to reduce load on the system (for about 5 minutes) - and so those pages have been loading faster. As a logged in user, I've seen that loading a page like the U.S. Coins forum has a long delay when you load it for the first time in a while, but that it's fast when you re-load it again. However, if you wait a bit (like waiting for new content to be posted) and refresh it again it's back to slow. I assume some query results are being cached and then uncached when they are unused for long enough. I've made some caching adjustments on how images are loaded to cut some load time - but that isn't the core of the issue. The core of the issue seems to be related to database queries. I've filed a ticket with the boards host / software maker. One thing we did was update the boards software itself, which does seem to have cut down on some generic slow downs, but not solved the regular slowing of the U.S. Coins page load. Our host is also planning to upgrade the version of PHP running the servers, which they think will have an impact. Once those known steps have been taken, I'll push them on the issue if the performance hasn't improved.
  10. Notifications for a PM

    Yes. In your notification settings, turn OFF the "Notification List" sliders for the two entries in the "messenger" section. You will still get the red badge on your envelope icon, but you will not get the red badge on the bell, and you will not get the pop-ups at the bottom of the page.
  11. New Software - Issues

    Did you read the tips post in the announcement section on the side bar? Also, try the new themes out (see announcement)
  12. New Theme release for feedback (beta)

    I tweaked the permissions to allow replies here, everyone. You can reply to this thread if you have feedback.
  13. Change posts per page

    Those are two things that aren't really adjustable in the new boards. We can set one default number per page, and that's it. The all button is also gone and is unlikely to come back. I think that the software developers of this product don't support it because if you hit "all" on a very lengthy thread is causes performance problems and bogs down the whole database. That said, there are some features here on these boards that make if very convenient to easily view new content - specifically in the "Activity" drop down. There you can use the existing activity feeds, or you can create a new activity feed to your specifications that easily shows you new content in a variety of ways. You can use the "Condensed" choice in the upper right to see more posts per page. These things help to find threads faster, although I understand they do not explicitly address your "more posts per page" issue. I am very interested in your issues with slow loading, however. These new boards now feature separate server instance for each board, which means that the coin boards don't share traffic with the comics boards and should improve performance. We have something called a CDN turned on that offloads static resources onto a network of distributed servers that are geographically closer to each user. Also, the code is generally cleaner and more modern. The combined effects of these things should be faster performance for everyone - and by and large that's been my personal experience. Can you give me more feedback about what you are experiencing? Are you still in the U.S.?
  14. NGC Theme available while we wait

    Hello everyone, Now that we've split NGC out, the only theme available here is the NGC theme. With only one theme currently enabled, I don't think that the theme menu shows up. HOWEVER, we've been working on some updated themes on the CGC site and rapidly evolving them based on the feedback from their higher traffic. As we finalize all the adjustments, we'll be making a couple of flavors of those themes available here once they have been adjusted to look right for NGC. We'll post a notice as that happens so that you can all check them out. Key things that are changing in those themes: Some other colors that help break up the bright white of this starting theme A denser list of threads on forum pages Clearer separation of one thread from the next, one post from the next, and the difference between a quote and the main body of a new psot A variety of other smaller tweaks