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What The Hell Is Wrong With Free Republic!?!?!?
Vanity | 11/05/2012 | Cww

Posted on 11/04/2012 7:10:42 PM PST by CWW

This site has been a frustrating disaster for the last week. What the he'll is going on? I can't get the page to load but 1 of 4 attempts. I'm about to give up, and I've been a member since 1998.

Please tell me this will be fixed before Tuesday!!


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1 posted on 11/04/2012 7:10:42 PM PST by CWW
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To: CWW

I’ve been a member since 1999 and it’s been driving me crazy, too.

I’ve never seen it this inconsistent.


2 posted on 11/04/2012 7:12:54 PM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: CWW

No problems here.

(Did I mention I’m maybe 10 miles from the server farm?)


3 posted on 11/04/2012 7:13:33 PM 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: CWW

Your News/Activism post link is vanity.com ??? LOL


4 posted on 11/04/2012 7:13:45 PM PST by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: null and void

It seems like the “server farm” is a Dell desktop with a Lite DSL connection lately.


5 posted on 11/04/2012 7:14:36 PM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: CWW
Please tell me this will be fixed before Tuesday!!

Holding your breath would not be advisable at this point.


6 posted on 11/04/2012 7:15:16 PM PST by tomkat ( PAlabama '12 = RR = 300 +)
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To: null and void

No problems here—and I live in Texas...


7 posted on 11/04/2012 7:15:59 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: CWW

Switched back to Firefox a few days ago and other than linking photobucket everything is much better...


8 posted on 11/04/2012 7:17:11 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: CWW

try sending them more money


9 posted on 11/04/2012 7:17:24 PM PST by bethelgrad
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To: basil

I am in Texas and it is hosed up here.


10 posted on 11/04/2012 7:18:05 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: CWW

Member since 1998, too-am having a lot of problems with the site, as well.


11 posted on 11/04/2012 7:18:26 PM PST by MasonGal
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To: null and void

I’m in Michigan and it doesn’t seem all that bad. It seems to be pretty fast in the morning but this time of night it slows down.


12 posted on 11/04/2012 7:18:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: CWW

Almost no problems here, only a few times have I had to reload in the last few days.


13 posted on 11/04/2012 7:18:55 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: CWW

I’m just praying that more hamsters will be added to the wheel before election day. ;-)

Seriously, tho, I’m sure Jim and co. and trying to fix things.

I am LOST without FR when it goes down.

If it wasn’t for FR and Levin/Rush.....well.....HELP!


14 posted on 11/04/2012 7:19:27 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: CWW

I have noticed for about the last year + that when I go to access FR from my browser links that it takes FOREVER for FR to load. I thought maybe browser issue or virus software filtering the site or something—or FR server issues.
I don’t know, but it has defiantly affected how often I visit FR.


15 posted on 11/04/2012 7:19:30 PM PST by two23
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To: CWW

I have noticed for about the last year + that when I go to access FR from my browser links that it takes FOREVER for FR to load. I thought maybe browser issue or virus software filtering the site or something—or FR server issues.
I don’t know, but it has defiantly affected how often I visit FR.


16 posted on 11/04/2012 7:19:53 PM PST by two23
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To: CWW

Same with 98 membership and have been giving monthly for years.... This has been terrible for a few days, again, again.... DNS Attack?


17 posted on 11/04/2012 7:20:43 PM PST by Jumper
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To: CWW

“The Server at Freerepublic.com is taking too long to respond.”


18 posted on 11/04/2012 7:21:08 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: CWW

I certainly understand your frustration. The times I have been unable to log on to FR have been equally upsetting. I don’t know, but it might very well be something with your computer causing the problem. You never know. There are myriad of things that can prevent your computer from running at optimum level.


19 posted on 11/04/2012 7:21:26 PM PST by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: two23

Oh and posting is so slow that after a near time out, I try the post button and end up with duplicate posts.


20 posted on 11/04/2012 7:21:31 PM PST by two23
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To: CWW

I certainly understand your frustration. The times I have been unable to log on to FR have been equally upsetting. I don’t know, but it might very well be something with your computer causing the problem. You never know. There are myriad of things that can prevent your computer from running at optimum level.


21 posted on 11/04/2012 7:21:36 PM PST by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: CWW

Indeed. The Suckage Factor is HIGH tonight.


22 posted on 11/04/2012 7:22:31 PM PST by Professional Engineer (So long and thanks for all the fish.)
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To: CWW

I don’t mean to be cynical, but we live in cynical times.

The slowdowns seem to coincide with the quarterly freepathons.


23 posted on 11/04/2012 7:22:56 PM PST by malamute
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To: CWW

Same here. I guess the switchboard is short of wires or operators.

Jim will ban you if you complain too much about how FR runs.

Keep the fundraiser going! I guess it takes lots of electricity to keep those antique servers running.


24 posted on 11/04/2012 7:23:21 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: basil

Well, you made somebody mad. I timed out on my first attempt to post this. And I timed out twice trying since I typed the post. Sunday night must be a busy period.

You can use gopbriefingroom.com for a backup.


25 posted on 11/04/2012 7:24:49 PM PST by khenrich (These days, people pine for Jimmy Carter........)
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To: CWW
Same here. Loading a page takes forever, if at all. Often get ERROR page, cannot connect to FR.

I have Reconfigured the Sidebar as requested by Jim, but no help, in fact it is even seems slower, especially today.

I often have to pull the thread off to Desktop, and open from there, sometimes that is quicker.

FR is going to be totally useless all day Tuesday.

26 posted on 11/04/2012 7:25:08 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Paladin2
“The Server at Freerepublic.com is taking too long to respond.”

Maybe it just needs more cash. /s

27 posted on 11/04/2012 7:26:38 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Trained by English Setters)
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To: CWW

Back off the coffee it may help. (Or not)


28 posted on 11/04/2012 7:26:47 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: mylife

I am in Az. Took five minutes for the posting screen to come up. Have no idea if anyone will ever see this. All other sites are very fast

?


29 posted on 11/04/2012 7:27:23 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: CWW
Same here. Loading a page takes forever, if at all. Often get ERROR page, cannot connect to FR.

I have Reconfigured the Sidebar as requested by Jim, but no help, in fact it is even seems slower, especially today.

I often have to pull the thread off to Desktop, and open from there, sometimes that is quicker.

FR is going to be totally useless all day Tuesday.

30 posted on 11/04/2012 7:28:54 PM PST by annieokie
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To: CWW
Same here. Loading a page takes forever, if at all. Often get ERROR page, cannot connect to FR.

I have Reconfigured the Sidebar as requested by Jim, but no help, in fact it is even seems slower, especially today.

I often have to pull the thread off to Desktop, and open from there, sometimes that is quicker.

FR is going to be totally useless all day Tuesday.

31 posted on 11/04/2012 7:29:04 PM PST by annieokie
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To: CWW

http://www.gopbriefingroom.com


32 posted on 11/04/2012 7:29:33 PM PST by Krodg
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To: CWW
Same here. Loading a page takes forever, if at all. Often get ERROR page, cannot connect to FR.

I have Reconfigured the Sidebar as requested by Jim, but no help, in fact it is even seems slower, especially today.

I often have to pull the thread off to Desktop, and open from there, sometimes that is quicker.

FR is going to be totally useless all day Tuesday.

33 posted on 11/04/2012 7:29:39 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Irish Eyes

It’s FR for sure.


34 posted on 11/04/2012 7:30:54 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: CWW
Same here. Loading a page takes forever, if at all. Often get ERROR page, cannot connect to FR.

I have Reconfigured the Sidebar as requested by Jim, but no help, in fact it even seems slower, especially today.

I often have to pull the thread off to Desktop, and open from there, sometimes that is quicker.

FR is going to be totally useless all day Tuesday.

35 posted on 11/04/2012 7:31:44 PM PST by annieokie
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To: CWW
I am bummed. It's been my escape since 2000. I think it must be a Commie-Progressive-Muslim cyber attack.
36 posted on 11/04/2012 7:31:53 PM PST by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: CWW

I’ve had big problems here in E. Texas for several days now. Very frustrating.


37 posted on 11/04/2012 7:32:24 PM PST by mtrott
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I’m hoping the economy will pick up so we can get the FReepathons done in a week and JimRob do what he needs to do to get us going at ludacris speed..


38 posted on 11/04/2012 7:33:16 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mylife

Looks like I’m just living right—LOL!

I’m heading off now, so will give another person room to get on....... (ain’t that how it works?)


39 posted on 11/04/2012 7:33:26 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: CWW

Traffic rank for freerepublic.com:

  Traffic Rank Change
Yesterday 3,782 -1,200 Change in Traffic Rank over the trailing 1 day period (A negative change means the site is getting more popular)
7 day 3,820 -587 Change in Traffic Rank over the trailing 7 day period (A negative change means the site is getting more popular)
1 month 4,207 -494 Change in Traffic Rank over the trailing 1 month period (A negative change means the site is getting more popular)
3 month 4,766 -789 Change in Traffic Rank over the trailing 3 month period (A negative change means the site is getting more popular)

Estimated percentage of global pageviews on freerepublic.com:

  Pageviews % Change
Yesterday 0.00159% +23% Change in Pageviews % over the trailing 1 day period
7 day 0.00165% +14% Change in Pageviews % over the trailing 7 day period
1 month 0.001523% +18.0% Change in Pageviews % over the trailing 1 month period
3 month 0.001299% +16.8% Change in Pageviews % over the trailing 3 month period

Estimated percentage of global internet users who visit freerepublic.com:

  Reach % Change
Yesterday 0.033% +30% Change in Reach % over the trailing 1 day period
7 day 0.0316% +15% Change in Reach % over the trailing 7 day period
1 month 0.0285% +6% Change in Reach % over the trailing 1 month period
3 month 0.0262% +7% Change in Reach % over the trailing 3 month period

Estimated percentage of visits to freerepublic.com that consist of a single pageview:

  Bounce % Change
Yesterday 41.5% +12% Change in Bounce % over the trailing 1 day period
7 day 41.0% 0%
1 month 40.5% -7% Change in Bounce % over the trailing 1 month period
3 month 42.7% -7% Change in Bounce % over the trailing 3 month period

Estimated daily unique pageviews per user for freerepublic.com:

  Pageviews/User Change
Yesterday 4.8 -3.23% Change in Pageviews/User over the trailing 1 day period
7 day 5.1 -1.16% Change in Pageviews/User over the trailing 7 day period
1 month 5.24 +11% Change in Pageviews/User over the trailing 1 month period
3 month 4.80 +9% Change in Pageviews/User over the trailing 3 month period

Estimated daily time on site (mm:ss) for freerepublic.com:

  Time on Site Change
Yesterday 11:51 +3% Change in Time on Site over the trailing 1 day period
7 day 12:05 0%
1 month 12:02 +8% Change in Time on Site over the trailing 1 month period
3 month 11:19 +12% Change in Time on Site over the trailing 3 month period
Compare freerepublic.com to:
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40 posted on 11/04/2012 7:35:07 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: khenrich
Thanks for the mention. We would welcome anyone here, if Fr goes down on election night. We will have a live thread, with the link posted in the header of the site.

We will not go down election night. We have someone monitoring our resources and can bump them up if start slowing down.

www.gopbriefingroom.com

41 posted on 11/04/2012 7:35:56 PM PST by Repub4bush (GOPBRIEFINGROOM.COM the pragmatic site for discussion! We love FR but not the nutcases!)
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To: CWW

Frustrating? Yes, and you’ve been here twice as long as I.

Don’t give up FRiend, they’ll get it worked out.

There’s no other site like FR!


42 posted on 11/04/2012 7:37:51 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: basil
No problems here—and I live in Texas...

I'm in Dallas County, and this is about the twitchiest I've ever seen FR. Half the time I can't get a page to load on the first try, and even when it does work, it sometimes takes nearly a minute for the page to load.

I use the Firefox browser and get my high speed connection on a copper wire from my provider. This is the only site I'm consistently having trouble with.

I seriously wish JohnRob would reconsider allowing some of our excellent professional IT folks to help him fix this. I'm mighty afraid that FR won't be available at all, come election night.

43 posted on 11/04/2012 7:37:59 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: CWW

I keep getting bad gateway messages


44 posted on 11/04/2012 7:38:24 PM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: CWW

It takes about a half minute to get a Post Reply box up for me, the pages intermittently load slow or partially. Seems to be a lot less posters as well, especially in the early morning hours, hardly any new posts at all. Used to be busy all times of the day, so there are less people on FR, but I see a whole heck of a lot more repeat posts.

Actually I think a lot of recent posters will quit altogether posting on FR after Romney wins.

Or they will do “revenge posting”
And I am on a dialup in rural Alaska.


45 posted on 11/04/2012 7:39:26 PM PST by Eye of Unk (President Romney, get used to it.)
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To: CWW; Jim Robinson; John Robinson

IMHO, and I really hate to say this, but I think we can kiss FR goodbye for Tues night. Personally, I prolly won’t even try. It totally sucks right now on a Sunday evening. Tues night will be a joke. Again, I really hate to say this but facts is facts.


46 posted on 11/04/2012 7:39:32 PM PST by upchuck (Our margin of victory this November 6th MUST BE greater than their margin of fraud.)
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Bush’s Fault.


47 posted on 11/04/2012 7:40:11 PM PST by AF_Blue ("America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad ass speed." - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936)
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To: CWW

Arizona.. and blazing fast (by FR standards :)


48 posted on 11/04/2012 7:40:30 PM PST by libh8er
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To: CWW

It has been terrible since the debates and seems to be getting worse as time goes on. I’m not a technical person, so I have no idea what is going wrong. Could we be under attack by the Left?


49 posted on 11/04/2012 7:40:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: bethelgrad

I contribute monthly but can’t get in to read posts during the day. I sure hope that I can get through on election night.


50 posted on 11/04/2012 7:40:39 PM PST by BOBWADE (RINOs suck)
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