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    posting trouble

    Just wondering if you have the same trouble than me.
    I have no problem to login, pages are showing fast but when I want to post something in quick or advanced way, then it seems to take forever to refresh the page and even never refresh the page and I finish with a bad gateway message. I thought first that It didn't work but in fact it posted it (see the two messages in the test area). Well one time it didn't work.
    it does that for a couple of days.

    So I was wondering if it is on my side (Mozzilla) or on the forum server side?
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    Re: posting trouble

    Ok, I tested 2 different computers on different internet access and 2 browsers and I have the problem in each cases. so I guess it is a server problem
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    Re: posting trouble

    Did the error look like this one?
    A Screenshot is always a good idea.

    I've seen this one from time to time on Sister Sites and have reported it. It seems to go away within a short period of time.....And I've thought that maybe a backup is being done...

    Will be nice to hear if anyone else has seen the error.
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    Re: posting trouble

    I get the timeout error several times a week, but it usually resolves itself in a minute or two.

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    Re: posting trouble

    Yes that is the one. I didn't have it before but I have it always since a few days. I don't wait anymore to have it, I open an other page to check if my post is posted and then I close the first one.

    @ Steve and KFC : Thank you for helping

    Edit : The problem seems solved as this post was quickly posted
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    Gotten that a couple times in the past few days... I go back and see that the post did go through, so I don't usually worry about it.
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    Re: posting trouble

    I think I may have seen that once. More commonly, for the last month, or so, any post has been incredibly slow. The posts eventually DO tend to post, and if I hit submit a second time while waiting for the first to post, I almost immediately get the message that the post is a duplicate, at which point refreshing the page shows the post.

    So, what I've been seeing is a very long delay in refreshing the page, though timeouts have happened only once that I can remember. Since clicking the submit button a second time always results in the message about the post being a duplicate, it certainly appears that the post is going through as fast as ever. Navigation between pages is also fast, as Delaney noted, it's just posting something that usually takes a very long time.

    Having said that, the definition of very long time is variable. Some posts are fairly prompt (a few seconds). Many are so slow that I go off and do something else, or just re-submit so that I get the (prompt) notice that the post is a duplicate, followed promptly by a display of the thread with the post.

    (this particular post showed up in only three to five seconds).
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    Re: posting trouble

    test post

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    Re: posting trouble

    test #2


    EDIT: I've reported this to the powers that be.

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    Re: posting trouble

    Test to check.

    Edit : a few second to refresh. Seems ok now
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    Re: posting trouble

    From the Brass Hat upstairs-> "We upsized the environment ~3 days ago as it did look like it was slammed that could cause the slowdown and 504s."

    That happened BEFORE this thread... So please keep an eye out and report back if you see any 504 Errors.

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    Re: posting trouble

    PLEASE LOG ANY and ALL 504 Errors here. (in this thread)

    1. Date and Time
    2. Where were you in the site and what were you doing

    The 504 Errors and other slowness is universal across all sites... It's not horrible but that want to see the details from us to compare to their system log files.

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    Re: posting trouble

    I'm getting these 504 Gateway Timeouts whenever I try to post an attachment.

    It seems if I re-try a couple times it eventually gets posted.

    But trying to attach an image just winds up showing an "attachment #" link instead of inserting the image itself.

    On this thread https://www.vbforums.com/showthread....view-Row-Color

    Edit: And posting a plain text reply in most threads, but it goes through. I hit 'Resend' then get told its a duplicate since it actually posted.

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    Re: posting trouble

    Quote Originally Posted by fafalone View Post
    I'm getting these 504 Gateway Timeouts whenever I try to post an attachment.

    It seems if I re-try a couple times it eventually gets posted.

    But trying to attach an image just winds up showing an "attachment #" link instead of inserting the image itself.

    On this thread https://www.vbforums.com/showthread....view-Row-Color

    Edit: And posting a plain text reply in most threads, but it goes through. I hit 'Resend' then get told its a duplicate since it actually posted.
    More info please.... One of the attachments in YOUR link is NOT an image.... It's a Zip file.

    Shouldn't RESEND give a duplicate error message?

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    Re: posting trouble

    Testing attachments..
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    Re: posting trouble

    504 received at 9:46AM Eastern time. I was coming from the forum root trying to load chit-chat.

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    504 received at 2:28PM Eastern time. I was coming from the forum root and trying to load chit-chat.

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    Re: posting trouble

    Just got one while wanting to go on the Visual-Basic-NET page. it is 21h30 (french time).

    edit : refreshing the page solved the problem immediately (well, after having wrote this)
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