Respectful Insolence

Server weirdness

As some of my commenters may have noticed, the ScienceBlogs server has been acting a bit strangely, often being really slow to post comments and sometimes even producing error messages. This has led to some double and even triple posts of comments, as readers understandably try to repost something after getting an error or when it appears that the server’s hung up.

Try to resist the temptation. At the very least, before trying to repost, reload the page with the relevant post and make sure that your comment didn’t already show up. That will help cut down on the number of double comments, not to mention cut down the amount of time I have to spend deleting double and triple comments.

That is all. Thank you for reading.

Comments

  1. #1 Stuart Coleman
    September 14, 2007

    This happened to me on Pharyngula, and refreshing didn’t work, no new comments showed until about 50 had been posted (including several of my comment). So that tactic doesn’t necessarily work for this problem.

  2. #2 Mojo
    September 15, 2007

    “This has led to some double and even triple posts of comments, as readers understandably try to repost something after getting an error or when it appears that the server’s hung up.”

    Are you sure they’re not just practicing for the 500,000th Comment Contest?

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