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Disabling drafts

ArchsorcererArchsorcerer Registered User regular
Can the admins disable the ajax draft saving for some time to reduce server load. Maybe try it for a while.

Or are access errors not caused by traffic?

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    SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    There's a thread on disabling drafts in the Vanilla Forum... forum.

    This
    Sorry, we're not going to be wasting productivity on toggles for features that you can simply ignore if they bother you.

    seems to be the official word, which kinda sucks, since they're a pain in the ass.

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    DraygoDraygo Registered User regular
    I dont think the op is talking about us individually/personally being able to disable drafts.

    I think the OP is hinting that the whole draft system is causing the forums load issues or performance issues and that the admins should be able to disable automatic saving of drafts across the entire userbase to give the servers some breathing room during high load.

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    BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    Draygo wrote: »
    I dont think the op is talking about us individually/personally being able to disable drafts.
    Yes, and that would require them to waste productivity on adding that as an option for us.

    It's entirely possible to do this via an extension (and maybe a user script...maybe...), and I have already done so for Chrome.

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    FyndirFyndir Registered User regular
    Barrakketh wrote:
    Yes, and that would require them to waste productivity on adding that as an option for us.

    But I don't think the OP wants it to be optional for users, I think he's suggesting it be turned off completely, in the hopes that doing so will help to alleviate the recent server/forum troubles, which surely wouldn't take many resources?

    Unless it's not actually optional at the forum admin level, and would thus require actual coding / patching from Vanilla to make that possible.

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    BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    Fyndir wrote: »
    Barrakketh wrote:
    Yes, and that would require them to waste productivity on adding that as an option for us.

    But I don't think the OP wants it to be optional for users, I think he's suggesting it be turned off completely, in the hopes that doing so will help to alleviate the recent server/forum troubles, which surely wouldn't take many resources?

    Unless it's not actually optional at the forum admin level, and would thus require actual coding / patching from Vanilla to make that possible.

    Yeah, for some reason I read Draygo's post and missed the "don't" in the first sentence :oops:

    I think it's more likely that the notifications and signatures were causing much more load on the server than drafts are, and Vanilla is in a much better position than we are to identify where the bottlenecks are. Given the fact that the board has been running smoothly all day (at least for me) I have a hunch that they figured out where the problem lies.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited September 2011
    Fyndir wrote:
    Unless it's not actually optional at the forum admin level

    bingo
    Barrakketh wrote:
    I have a hunch that they figured out where the problem lies.

    It had nothing to do with the drafts system. Please don't speculate on things you have no knowledge of, I hate chinese whispers.

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    BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    Barrakketh wrote:
    I have a hunch that they figured out where the problem lies.

    It had nothing to do with the drafts system. Please don't speculate on things you have no knowledge of, I hate chinese whispers.
    Please point out where I did so, because nowhere did I say it was because of the drafts. To quote what I actually said:
    Vanilla is in a much better position than we are to identify where the bottlenecks are. Given the fact that the board has been running smoothly all day (at least for me) I have a hunch that they figured out where the problem lies.

    Nowhere did I say that the drafts were causing it. I did say that "it's more likely that the notifications and signatures were causing much more load on the server than drafts are", and considering that the notifications and signatures are disabled forum-wide and the drafts are not, that is a pretty reasonable statement.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    My apologies, it's late here. I'd still prefer it if people kept the speculation to a minimum.

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