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ON ELECTION NIGHT, WILL WE BE TREATED TO A "FROZEN FR SITE" AGAIN?
Scooter100

Posted on 11/04/2012 10:20:23 AM PST by Scooter100

Any word on improving the site's speed during high volume?


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Any word on whether the access will be improved on anticipation of high volume? Or should we start searching to find some second-rate, pseudo-conservative site for our commentary? It was virtually useless during the debates. If nothing has changed, it will only be worse during the actual election. Today, it is already slower than normal.
1 posted on 11/04/2012 10:20:27 AM PST by Scooter100
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To: Scooter100

Runs fine... extra servers may brought online just for Election Day.

If you have X64 Windows, Waterfox 16.0 is your friend!


2 posted on 11/04/2012 10:22:14 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Thanks, I’ll give it a try.


3 posted on 11/04/2012 10:24:21 AM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Scooter100

Short answer? Nope.

I expect it to be out by 5PM. Better just bookmark some good sites and switch between them.


4 posted on 11/04/2012 10:24:27 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Scooter100
On the 29th, one of my contacts said:
Been doing tracert to FR from command prompt. Interesting results. The problem is NOT FR's servers. It's the internet backbone itself. It's as if traffic to FR and other sites that have been critical of Dear Leader has been... helped.
To which he added today (11/1/12):
DemUn was rather fast last I was able to check.
Now isn't that a remarkable coinky-dink?

I wouldn't be surprised if the interwebs, or at least conservative sites, went down HARD mid-day Tuesday and stayed down until well after the final results are announced.

5 posted on 11/04/2012 10:25:06 AM PST by null and void (Day 1384 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: Scooter100

I’ll be hanging out at DemocraticUnderground watching their heads splode.


6 posted on 11/04/2012 10:25:54 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: VanDeKoik

The TV will be peppered with results throughout the day so it’s not a REAL problem. It’s just that we love FR...


7 posted on 11/04/2012 10:26:43 AM PST by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Scooter100

I would urge the owners to start advertising, and use the massive revenue for improving the service.


8 posted on 11/04/2012 10:27:21 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: Scooter100
I'll be keeping away from all news sites and radio stations (I don't have TV) all day and hope and pry when I wake up Wednesday morning that Zeros days are numbered in the dozens.

(And NH picks a Repub governor).

9 posted on 11/04/2012 10:30:38 AM PST by CapnJack
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To: shelterguy
I’ll be hanging out at DemocraticUnderground watching their heads splode.

I set up an account on DU several weeks ago, just for election night fun. I will also be flipping between FoxNews and PMSNBC waiting for Chrissy Matthews to piss down his leg.

10 posted on 11/04/2012 10:31:52 AM PST by ConservativeInPA (I advocate indentured servitude for the 47% until the national debt is eliminated.)
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To: shelterguy

Yeah, I’m working on spelling “schadenfreude” too...but I expect the DUmp will be closed to non-members like it was during the debates. DUmmies don’t like outsiders to taste their tears...


11 posted on 11/04/2012 10:32:03 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Sacajaweau

I’ll be glued to FOXnews all day and (probably) all night. They are the first, the best, the only.

The internet is too slow everywhere on Election Day.


12 posted on 11/04/2012 10:35:52 AM PST by miserare
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To: bigbob

I know what you mean. I tried to engage them in some intellectual conversation a few years ago but they immediately booted me. Musta been my screen name that got them all wound up..Cheneys#1Fan


13 posted on 11/04/2012 10:35:55 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: shelterguy

“I’ll be hanging out at DemocraticUnderground watching their heads splode.”

SAME HERE. When liberal pukes suffer, I am happy and get a tingle up my leg. They need to pay and pay and PAY for their idiotic vote in 2008 that got us obamacare.


14 posted on 11/04/2012 10:36:26 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: miserare

I’ll probably watch the BBC’s coverage, Fox is a sub-standard news operation, even though they don’t quite go as far to the Left as the others....the BBC is biased no doubt, but a much more professional news organization.


15 posted on 11/04/2012 10:38:28 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: null and void

So go look at the TV or check Drudge. This isn’t the only site on the web to get results.


16 posted on 11/04/2012 10:39:38 AM PST by rabidralph (I passed Tagline training on the third try. Ask me how!)
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To: ConservativeInPA

I did the same thing. Hard to read the drivel there. Some are just plain scary people there


17 posted on 11/04/2012 10:40:13 AM PST by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: Scooter100; All

Go here...

http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/manage-blocks

disable ALL blocks but Breaking News. You’ll see a boost in speed right away.


18 posted on 11/04/2012 10:41:05 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Scooter100

I think The Blaze will be doing election night coverage. I’ll flip between that and Fox News.


19 posted on 11/04/2012 10:42:56 AM PST by ryderann
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To: Scooter100

I hope not! What kind of server are they using and what are they using for internet? Act like their system is out of date!!!


20 posted on 11/04/2012 10:44:59 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Scooter100
Go to these links for the latest from Jim about it:

Suggestions to possibly make your FR pages load faster (Do it Now!) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2953013/posts

Bookmark our official FR contingency sites: Free Republic on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/26012226159/ and freerepublic2 on yahoo http://www.facebook.com/groups/26012226159/

21 posted on 11/04/2012 10:44:59 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: bigbob
Just tuck this away somewhere for cut/paste use .. no spelling required   ;-)


             

22 posted on 11/04/2012 10:45:30 AM PST by tomkat ( PAlabama '12 = RR = 300 +)
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To: Scooter100

Democratic Underground and/or MSNBC are my election night plans.


23 posted on 11/04/2012 10:46:12 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks, I’d forgotten you could disable all that stuff.

Maybe if everyone on FR did so, the entire site would be speeded up enough to make the message board more usable during heavy traffic periods.


24 posted on 11/04/2012 10:48:02 AM PST by bigbob
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To: rabidralph
I think you grossly misunderestimate the amount of havoc a dedicated, malevolent and determined de factor dictatorship can wreak when it is backed into a corner.

Or I'm paranoid...

25 posted on 11/04/2012 10:49:15 AM PST by null and void (Day 1384 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: shelterguy

*sigh* I’m signed up over there. I’ve made no secret of my FR affiliation, yet they never banned me.

Go figure.


26 posted on 11/04/2012 10:52:03 AM PST by null and void (Day 1384 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: tomkat; bigbob; PJ-Comix; Charles Henrickson
Freudenschade
27 posted on 11/04/2012 10:52:27 AM PST by mikrofon (2 More Days! ... 2 More Days!)
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To: smoothsailing

Perhaps if they could suspend the FREEPATHON built-in delays for the election, it would help?


28 posted on 11/04/2012 10:58:37 AM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: bigbob; Jim Robinson; Scooter100

“Thanks, I’d forgotten you could disable all that stuff.”

“Maybe if everyone on FR did so, the entire site would be speeded up enough to make the message board more usable during heavy traffic periods.”

..................

It definitely would speed things up. Jim has posted a thread about this.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2953013/posts

I don’t know how difficult it would be for the mods to send a blanket freepmail to every freeper asking them to disable their blocks, but if there’s a way to do it, it could help alot.


29 posted on 11/04/2012 10:59:17 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Scooter100

I get the impression you just like to gripe. LOL


30 posted on 11/04/2012 11:01:00 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: goldstategop

This is the first I’ve ever heard of Waterfox. Can anyone give a newbie a brief synopsis of it and how well it performs?


31 posted on 11/04/2012 11:01:52 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: ConservativeInPA

Hmmmm....I wonder if there is a DU Twitter feed? Could be fun to observe, plus keeps their rants short...


32 posted on 11/04/2012 11:03:15 AM PST by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Sacajaweau
The TV will be peppered with results throughout the day so it’s not a REAL problem. It’s just that we love FR...

But for those of us who don't have TV or cable, FR is our best friend!

33 posted on 11/04/2012 11:03:31 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: null and void
Once they update their site, I'll check out TPNN and DU.
34 posted on 11/04/2012 11:06:26 AM PST by rabidralph (I passed Tagline training on the third try. Ask me how!)
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To: VanDeKoik

Interesting what $85K per quarter buys you...


35 posted on 11/04/2012 11:08:36 AM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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Warning this race is closer than we wish it to be. Obama may still be re-elected, just a friendly reminder. Things may be so bad the last four years thru election day, that too many voters may be more afraid to elect Romney than to vote out Obama. JMHO FR will likely be down/very slow to moderate slow late Mon PM EST thru early WED PM EST.


36 posted on 11/04/2012 11:11:21 AM PST by yield 2 the right (2012, the election year that stinks!)
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To: smoothsailing

I don’t know how difficult it would be for the mods to send a blanket freepmail to every freeper asking them to disable their blocks, but if there’s a way to do it, it could help alot.


I have no knowledge of programing but it seems to me that could be done at the site thus eliminating the option especially if it helps to speed up the turn around process for all users.


37 posted on 11/04/2012 11:11:37 AM PST by deport
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To: smoothsailing

You’re “Godfrey Daniel” right I like griping.....especially when my favoritest site in the whole world just sits their like jelly on a bun and goes to white screen for important events. WUWT? I should just go away and not say anything? Come on. Oh, wait, is the speed directly proportional to the amount donated? Yikes!


38 posted on 11/04/2012 11:12:18 AM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: ducttape45

Its performance is equaled only by TurboSnipe 3.14.


39 posted on 11/04/2012 11:15:08 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: Beelzebubba
I would urge the owners to start advertising, and use the massive revenue for improving the service.

Isn't it supposed to be the other way round? Prove you have a good product and people will buy.

Your suggestion is "Pay us and we might have something that will work".

40 posted on 11/04/2012 11:17:14 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: deport

I’m sure it could be done that way but my guess is Jim prefers it be voluntary.


41 posted on 11/04/2012 11:18:36 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Scooter100
Perhaps there are some "global" things that could be done?

Disabling archives?
Disabling search?
Disabling graphics?
Disabling all but 10 threads?
Disabling all but and election thread?

Radical, but I remember early Drudge days when he was the only site up during Iraq war start, while others crashed, because he was trimmed to text only. I dunno, just suggestions. I miss you guys during a big event!!! Sniff-sniff!

42 posted on 11/04/2012 11:20:37 AM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: shelterguy

I took my old butt and slummed over ther during the last debate but couldn’t see/read anything. It was ‘shut off’ to non members. I too would love to watch their little brains melt down, maybe I can get in Tues. night. Just have to wait and see I guess.


43 posted on 11/04/2012 11:29:43 AM PST by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: shelterguy

I took my old butt and slummed over ther during the last debate but couldn’t see/read anything. It was ‘shut off’ to non members. I too would love to watch their little brains melt down, maybe I can get in Tues. night. Just have to wait and see I guess.


44 posted on 11/04/2012 11:30:01 AM PST by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Scooter100
Oh, wait, is the speed directly proportional to the amount donated?

You bet it is, Scoot! Now kick in a couple of Benjamins and you'll be faster than the French in retreat!

45 posted on 11/04/2012 11:31:39 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: VanDeKoik

The last few debates, I went to Hot Air site - am not real computer savvy -
Kinda fun because they get some real stupid trolls on there....
But my heart belongs to FR so hope it works OK.


46 posted on 11/04/2012 11:31:53 AM PST by matginzac
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To: miserare

I’m not too sure about that...
2004 is when I fell in love with FR because to took Fox until 1 AM to call OH when knowledgable FRs called it by 9 if I remember correctly.
And Fox did it reluctantly...for Bush.


47 posted on 11/04/2012 11:38:04 AM PST by matginzac
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To: goldstategop
"If you have X64 Windows, Waterfox 16.0 is your friend!"

Oh my, Waterfox 16.0 IS MY FRIEND. Thank you very much for this info. I had never heard of it. It's much faster than the Firefox I was running.

48 posted on 11/04/2012 12:13:58 PM PST by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: shelterguy

” ...heads ‘splode’ “ Love it! Roflmao!


49 posted on 11/04/2012 1:08:34 PM PST by Republic (Two more days!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then we lose the great American hoax.)
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To: goldstategop
I tried this program, it messed up my normal Firefox and very few of the addons would translate to the newer program. Also many plugins would not work, Quicktime, Realplayer, Media Player, etc.

I would not recommend this to anyone until they get the bugs worked out of it or until Firefox itself goes 64-bit. It reminded me of when 64-bit started coming of age; too many things would not work.

50 posted on 11/04/2012 1:14:26 PM PST by ducttape45
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