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Title: Constant connection error messages
Post by: BringToughnessBack on January 12, 2018, 11:20:39 AM
Connection Problems

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I am getting the above message multiple times daily over the past few weeks. My internet speed is constant and can always load main page but when going into forum and trying to open up topics, this error message happens a lot. Is there anything being worked on to fix this? It is super frustrating. This is on both desktop and mobile, macbook and iphone.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: blink on January 12, 2018, 11:40:44 AM
I also have this problem a lot lately too.  I also try reloading the page from the main page, and all sorts of other methods.  My internet connection is stable and fast as well.  I have no problems streaming sling on my computer but this site sometimes just won't open.  I used to think it was only related to high traffic hitting the site, but I have seen the error at odd times when there shouldn't be tons of people slamming the server.

Please note this isn't a complaint, haha.  Even if the site is slow, it is still awesome.  I will still use it no matter what. 
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: rondofan1255 on January 12, 2018, 11:48:18 AM
Same issue here lately. No problem streaming on my mobile and laptop.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: colincb on January 12, 2018, 12:55:11 PM
Having same issues.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: celticsclay on January 12, 2018, 01:00:26 PM
also having that here
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: nickagneta on January 12, 2018, 01:06:46 PM
Me too. I have tried it on three devices and two different browsers, same result. Its been really bad lately.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: Big333223 on January 12, 2018, 02:52:38 PM
I've seen those sporadically for a long time but it has been a lot more frequent in the last week or so.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: BudweiserCeltic on January 12, 2018, 02:57:31 PM
Where's Bob Day when you need him? =)
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: Donoghus on January 12, 2018, 03:13:48 PM
Wish I could tell you the reason.  No idea.  High volume?

I do get it myself from time to time.

Nice Bob Day reference.  That's quite the blast from the past.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: colincb on January 13, 2018, 11:48:23 AM
I'm getting this frequently. Problems at 4am too when traffic should be minimal. No issues with other sites.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: ConnerHenry on January 13, 2018, 11:51:11 AM
I too get it, but lately the home page loads and then when I click forums, I get the message
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: jambr380 on January 13, 2018, 12:05:07 PM
Me too. I have tried it on three devices and two different browsers, same result. Its been really bad lately.

Yeah, I mean this has been a fairly consistent issue over the last couple of years, but I agree that it is worse recently.

It really doesn't make any difference to exit and re-load from the front page so it is better to just keep hitting re-load when you get the message. This is especially important when the message appears after you've typed a [sometimes] fairly lengthy reply in a thread. If you keep hitting re-load, it will eventually be back to normal.

In the past, it has been said that it is because of high traffic levels on CB, but this honestly doesn't seem like it has anything to do with it. It's not like it is worse during game threads or anything. Probably just an issue with the server, but either way, I am happy to have CB to visit!
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: hwangjini_1 on January 13, 2018, 12:34:39 PM
same situation here. is it cb? or SB in general? anyone know the cause, or solution?
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: Sixth Man on January 13, 2018, 01:35:09 PM
same situation here. is it cb? or SB in general? anyone know the cause, or solution?

It's just CB, not SB in general, and it's always been this way. 
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: CelticsElite on January 13, 2018, 02:10:48 PM
Vox Media owns SB nation which owns celticsblog. They have a billion dollar investment from Comcast ventures so thereís no excuses why this site canít run smoothly without issues.


Report technical issues to sb nation:  https://www.sbnation.com/pages/contact
Bookmark this link with vox media contact info : https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/vox-media


Next time it goes down on you, call them and ask know why they treat visitors so bad and to upgrade the servers bandwidth  before you get tired and prefer  competitor websites . If that doesnít work nothing will
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: Sophomore on January 13, 2018, 02:14:17 PM
Vox Media owns SB nation which owns celticsblog. They have a billion dollar investment from Comcast ventures so thereís no excuses why this site canít run smoothly without issues.


Report technical issues to sb nation:  https://www.sbnation.com/pages/contact
Bookmark this link with vox media contact info : https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/vox-media


Next time it goes down on you, call them and ask know why they treat visitors so bad and to upgrade the servers bandwidth  before you get tired and prefer  competitor websites . If that doesnít work nothing will

TP.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: thirstyboots18 on February 09, 2018, 06:57:04 PM
I have also been frozen out for the past couple days.  I assumed it was because the site was busy re:the trade deadline, then the Cleveland dismantling.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: kozlodoev on February 09, 2018, 07:10:40 PM
I have also been frozen out for the past couple days.  I assumed it was because the site was busy re:the trade deadline, then the Cleveland dismantling.
Nope. Has been an issue since before trade deadline.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: Roy H. on February 09, 2018, 07:13:58 PM
At this point, Iíd recommend that everyone email support@sbnation. Please do it once, but make your voices heard (politely but clearly).
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: ChillyWilly on February 09, 2018, 07:30:20 PM
https://twitter.com/justinledvina/status/962108404461424645
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: hwangjini_1 on February 09, 2018, 07:30:40 PM
thanks rh, i will do as advised. it really is getting bad here.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: BringToughnessBack on February 09, 2018, 07:59:45 PM
I just sent polite email begging for them to fix the forums!
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: nickagneta on February 09, 2018, 08:13:10 PM
Email sent
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: tarheelsxxiii on February 09, 2018, 08:35:21 PM
Hi,

I have been a frequent member of the Celticsblog forum since 2012.  The site is a wonderful place to connect with fellow fans on a daily basis, and this is an exciting time for the Celtics.  However, many of us have experienced connection issues for the past year or two.  More recently, I am experiencing 20+ disconnection messages per day, which has unfortunately forced me to find my Celtics information at other sites (e.g., reddit).  Collectively, we request that you please explore an upgrade to the current server as soon as possible.  We appreciate your consideration.

Thank you,
Roy Hobbs

---

People listen to you, Roy.  I really had no choice.  Hope you'll understand.  Go Celts!
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: DefenseWinsChamps on February 09, 2018, 10:31:26 PM
Same problems here. I've been giving it some time to get worked out, but I might be moving on to other sites soon, unless these problems get resolved.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: KGs Knee on February 09, 2018, 10:38:58 PM
At this point, Iíd recommend that everyone email support@sbnation. Please do it once, but make your voices heard (politely but clearly).

Done

I plainly, but politely, warned them to fix the issue or I will move to reddit.

It took me nearly 20 minutes just to make this one post.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: Erik on February 09, 2018, 11:06:32 PM
Most likely a max capacity issue. Perhaps a config file variable needs to be increased. Unlikely that the server isn't strong enough to store a basic forum with not an absurd amount of users. If the issues has increased over the last few years (winning team) and near trade deadline, it's even more likely that we're hitting the max concurrent uses cap designed to limit bandwidth to typical use and stop spam bots.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: BringToughnessBack on February 09, 2018, 11:57:37 PM
I couldnt get on tonight til now. Over ten years on this great site but my limit has been reached. In a world of amazing tech and most sotes working flawlessly, this is unacceptable. I am now looking for an alt site. Fix this , acknowledge the issue or lose loyal members.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: blink on February 11, 2018, 05:51:53 PM
does anyone know of any other active celtic forum type sites?  this site just is not even usable at this point.  Incredibly frustrating, because so many very great bball minds on this site, but if you can't even open up the forums because of technical issues, I am looking for something else as well.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: Kuberski33 on February 11, 2018, 05:54:09 PM
Problem has gotten worse as the site gets more popular.  It's pretty bad right now.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on February 11, 2018, 06:33:13 PM
I couldnt get on tonight til now. Over ten years on this great site but my limit has been reached. In a world of amazing tech and most sotes working flawlessly, this is unacceptable. I am now looking for an alt site. Fix this , acknowledge the issue or lose loyal members.

any other good sites? let me know if you find one. this sites server issues are terrible now and almost broken and unusable anymore.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: rondofan1255 on February 11, 2018, 06:42:59 PM
does anyone know of any other active celtic forum type sites?  this site just is not even usable at this point.  Incredibly frustrating, because so many very great bball minds on this site, but if you can't even open up the forums because of technical issues, I am looking for something else as well.

Sons of Sam Horn and Realgm are the only forums I've aware of.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: Chief on February 11, 2018, 07:05:43 PM
I couldnt get on tonight til now. Over ten years on this great site but my limit has been reached. In a world of amazing tech and most sotes working flawlessly, this is unacceptable. I am now looking for an alt site. Fix this , acknowledge the issue or lose loyal members.

any other good sites? let me know if you find one. this sites server issues are terrible now and almost broken and unusable anymore.

Maybe we could do a members only Facebook game thread.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: hpantazo on February 11, 2018, 07:58:45 PM
RIP Celticsblog Forums

Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: Phantom255x on February 11, 2018, 07:59:54 PM
Even when the error messages don't pop up, the forums site simply doesn't load for me, period.

It's like the forum is so slow, even the "connection problems" message takes too long to load  :P  :laugh:
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: rondofan1255 on February 11, 2018, 08:37:47 PM
Even when the error messages don't pop up, the forums site simply doesn't load for me, period.

It's like the forum is so slow, even the "connection problems" message takes too long to load  :P  :laugh:

Same here!
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: Phantom255x on February 11, 2018, 09:15:26 PM
Even when the error messages don't pop up, the forums site simply doesn't load for me, period.

It's like the forum is so slow, even the "connection problems" message takes too long to load  :P  :laugh:

Same here!

I wish it somehow got fixed soon... It was kind of brutal when all the trades were happening but I couldn't come here that often...  :(
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: manl_lui on February 11, 2018, 09:23:13 PM
Even when the error messages don't pop up, the forums site simply doesn't load for me, period.

It's like the forum is so slow, even the "connection problems" message takes too long to load  :P  :laugh:

Same here!

I wish it somehow got fixed soon... It was kind of brutal when all the trades were happening but I couldn't come here that often...  :(

i work as a cloud sys eng, if a site i manage goes down as often as this, i'd probably get fired
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: KGs Knee on February 11, 2018, 10:52:36 PM
As I said in the Cavs game thread, I'm inclined to believe Vox Media (the parent company of SB Nation) simply does not care and is unwilling to invest any resources in fixing the problem.

If you notice, there are no advertisements in the forums here, only on the front page of CelticsBlog.  My guess is that has a lot to do with it.  I wouldn't be surprised if Vox Media actually wants everyone to shift to the front page, and would rather just phase out the forums.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on February 13, 2018, 11:07:54 AM
has anyone gotten an answer yet from SB nation? or vox media?
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on February 13, 2018, 11:20:26 AM
Even when the error messages don't pop up, the forums site simply doesn't load for me, period.

It's like the forum is so slow, even the "connection problems" message takes too long to load  :P  :laugh:

Same here!

I wish it somehow got fixed soon... It was kind of brutal when all the trades were happening but I couldn't come here that often...  :(

i work as a cloud sys eng, if a site i manage goes down as often as this, i'd probably get fired

yeah if this was a pay site they would be issuing refunds non stop or facing legal action. The service here is GOD awful. 
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: Boston Garden Leprechaun on February 13, 2018, 11:34:25 AM
does anyone know of any other active celtic forum type sites?  this site just is not even usable at this point.  Incredibly frustrating, because so many very great bball minds on this site, but if you can't even open up the forums because of technical issues, I am looking for something else as well.

Sons of Sam Horn and Realgm are the only forums I've aware of.

sons of sam horn is garbage. there is nothing celtics related there like we have here.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: csfansince60s on November 09, 2018, 08:37:20 PM
Got the dreaded error message again today a few times.

Got me a little frustrated/aggravated, one time in particular.

In the old days before celticsstrong, every time I would start a new topic, I would copy the text in case that [dang] message popped up and the post was ďlostĒ, so I could re-submit it when the connection allowed me.

I assumed I didnít have to do that anymore. Stupid me.

The 15 minutes it took me (I type VERY SLOWLY) to create what I thought was an interesting thread on Bill Russellís chastising Barkley in a great tweet after our comeback last night was wasted.

Anybody else get that SMF message about the connection?
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: Moranis on November 09, 2018, 08:41:28 PM
It has been happening a lot in the last week or so.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: gouki88 on November 09, 2018, 08:41:54 PM
It has been happening a lot in the last week or so.
Yeah, went from almost nonexistent to quite regular
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: hwangjini_1 on November 09, 2018, 10:05:53 PM
not a satisfying quarter, but acceptable.

ojeleye looking all right in brief minutes.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: hwangjini_1 on November 09, 2018, 10:15:25 PM
hayward's shooting is off, but the rest of his game is looking better and better.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: hwangjini_1 on November 09, 2018, 10:15:52 PM
hello?

am i alone tonight?  :-[
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: SHAQATTACK on November 09, 2018, 10:28:14 PM
hello?

am i alone tonight?  :-[


no.....ithis is the longest i ve been on all day 8 minutes
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: knuckleballer on November 09, 2018, 10:28:58 PM
hello?

am i alone tonight?  :-[

Lol.  You keep posting in the wrong thread.  Is this a joke that's going over my head?
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: hwangjini_1 on November 09, 2018, 10:29:19 PM
nm
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: hwangjini_1 on November 09, 2018, 10:29:51 PM
hello?

am i alone tonight?  :-[

Lol.  You keep posting in the wrong thread.  Is this a joke that's going over my head?
ha ha ha..no simply a mistake by me. sorry guys.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: gouki88 on November 09, 2018, 10:29:53 PM
well, since no else posting, i will have a good time.  ;D

celtics looking uneven, but on the road against a tough team, they are holding their own. stay close then steal the game.

and did i mention that i am handsome? and talented?  ;D

being the only poster does have advantages.
Uh, this isn't the game thread?

Nevermind, just saw your post, lol.
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: BringToughnessBack on November 09, 2018, 11:55:38 PM
it has been horrible lately. Any hope it is getting fixed or what is behind issues?
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: gouki88 on November 10, 2018, 12:04:59 AM
Was really bad during the game
Title: Re: Constant connection error messages
Post by: Phantom255x on November 12, 2018, 09:20:49 PM
Byennie has done a fantastic job helping to get Celticsstrong up and running (along with help from others) and I'm glad we still have a forum page for Celticsblog  ;D

But I have to admit... if the connection problems are as bad as they are now and in regular season games... then this site may legit cease to exist come playoff time (meaning no one can enter the site at all during a playoff game for example)  :P

I tried posting a lot last night in the game thread but gave up as sometimes when I'd hit "post" it just wouldn't load anymore, and at one point I made a paragraph long post, and stupid me forgot to copy it beforehand and I lost it as "connection problems" popped up 1 sec later (and obviously that post didn't actually post here).... UGH.