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  1. New flash game, if you fancy a bit of stress relieve check it out: Bail Out Brown My global rank is 204!
  2. Thanks for all the comments so far please keep them coming we are on holiday at the moment @ Fubra still so haven't had a chance to look at them but we have decided to move the second leaderboard ad down so you get content before you see another ad rather than have it where it is. We will also get the house price charts fixed and we should be able to release a few more new features this year. Hope you all had a good Christmas and you have a great 2009.
  3. Hi Son of Taper, We have added a few cool new features, we like to think so anyway as follows here are a few changes: - New Google search feature in the top centre that allow you to find content on the site quickly. - Base rates and index's in the top right now for easy access. - Easier to join other services and keep up to date with HPC on them e.g. twitter/RSS - Better support for large and normal size screen resolutions. - We think a nicer design that presents the info you want better. - Latest forum topics now on the front page. - More space for the blog on the front page. I hope
  4. Hello all. I certainly hope it hasn't died as I read it regularly to help gauge sentiment on my gold investments. I was quite surprised to see the general reaction of the posters to our actions to be honest. I know that a lot of complaints have been leveled against the moderation and some of the decisions we make on the forum but as someone not involved in the day to day moderation with an outside perspective I honestly believe that the moderators make good decisions in what is quite a tough environment for moderation. There are a number of people who make quite frankly a huge effort to spam
  5. Hi all, We decided to move the Gold thread to the metals section because we are keen to develop other areas of the forum and as it is a metal although a pretty special one we have linked it as a pinned topic at the top of the main discussion on house prices. I've taken on board peoples comments on not wanting to have it moved but the main forum is really for house price discussion rather than general economic discussion or discussion on investment metals like Gold. We are hoping that this is just the start of a few changes to the forum to try and arrange it for the next level of growth. The
  6. Should be all fixed now let me know if you get any more problems with it.
  7. Thanks Frank we have upgraded part of our ad system today too so they should serve faster too and there are further optimisations on that to come over the next few weeks too. I am going to unpin this now as everything seems to be running smoothly.
  8. Yep we still only have one DB machine at the moment it is not on the same hardware as the web machines though. We don't really need to cluster the db on HPC because it is not big enough yet but once we start hitting 4-5000 users we will probably need to have a look at that too. With regards to the ad server that is in the process of an optimisation review also so we expect the speed of that to increase over the next few weeks as well. But the current performance is not especially slow, it just could be even faster.
  9. It's fine for me what is your definition of painfully slow? It will show if there were any network issues which is all I wanted to know. As I mentioned before the only thing that can really affect us much at the moment whilst we are still tweaking our cluster set-up is network based and in fact as we speak we are getting pretty big packet loss on our main link which is why I wanted to see what a trace looked like. Thanks for all your advice. We are aware of all the issues you speak of and have not got a cluster set-up in the manner you describe only our web nodes are clustered they are u
  10. Hmm well nothing wrong with that traceroute. We are monitoring very closely over the next few days while we complete the migration of a lot of our other sites to the same platform we have just put HPC on so if anything does come up please post it here and we will look into it right away.
  11. It really shouldn't be taking anywhere near 30 seconds to complete a page load. Can you let me know which ISP you are with and if you know how to do a traceroute if you could do one to and post the results on here so we can see if there are any network issues. One thing that may still be causing a problem is us ironing out inter server communication issues. HPC has gone from being hosted on essentially one physical machine although it was actually two. To being hosted behind a load balancer we have written, with several web servers and then caching machines behind them and final
  12. Yep all fixed now it was a problem with the way we had a caching server in between the database and web servers so the site thought there was only one person online. All fixed now though and we should be able to take loads of traffic from now on with the new set-up which is good.
  13. Hi Guys, We had to perform some urgent maintenance sorry for the downtime all should be fine now. Brendan
  14. Hi Mike1045, Pop me an email with the postcode's and what you think the data should reflect and I will look into it for you in more depth with the land registry. Brendan@ourproperty.co.uk Brendan
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