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by BartVB
Wed May 16, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: [GSoC] Chat-like PMs interface :: discussion before coding starts
Replies: 25
Views: 11770

Re: [GSoC] Chat-like PMs interface :: discussion before coding starts

One important thing that I'm missing is how this is going to work on mobile devices? I know we developers like big screens, but the majority of traffic on most sites is generated by mobile devices.
by BartVB
Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: [3.1/Ascraeus] Merged RFCs
Topic: [RFC|Accepted] Soft Delete
Replies: 106
Views: 116396

Re: [RFC] Soft Delete

the database does not have any facility to store any field smaller than one byte, and in most database systems, there is no performance penalty up to 32 bits (i..e, reading int(8) or tinyint is not more expensive than reading int(1) (or bit), and usually it is not cheaper than reading plain int). A...
by BartVB
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: This board is ridiculously fast loading?
Replies: 3
Views: 4986

Re: This board is ridiculously fast loading?

It doesn't make it slow, it makes is slower :D It's mostly that a large DB has larger indices which requires (a lot) more memory in de DB server which puts a higher strain on the I/O subsytems of the DB. It's also quite a bit more work to sort 800.000 topics than it is to sort 800 topics. Quite a bi...
by BartVB
Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: This board is ridiculously fast loading?
Replies: 3
Views: 4986

Re: This board is ridiculously fast loading?

area51.phpbb.com is running on a pretty low powered server. It's a vserver and the host is a mere Athlon 64 3700+ (2.2Ghz) with 3GB of ram and some SATA disks. This box also runs code.phpbb.com, http://www.phpbb.nl, static.bokt.nl (80 hits/sec), NFS for http://www.bokt.nl and some smaller sites/serv...
by BartVB
Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: The speed increase is astounding
Replies: 66
Views: 40108

Re: The speed increase is astounding

To clear things up; area51.phpbb.com is not running on the same server as http://www.bokt.nl, they aren't even in the same physical location. area51.phpbb.com is on a vserver on the same box that hosts http://www.phpbb.nl and static.bokt.nl though.
by BartVB
Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Tabbed forumindex
Replies: 20
Views: 10334

Re: Tabbed forumindex

Implemented this with some copy/paste work on april fools day. It's a part of the long planned overhaul of our forum structure. We went from approx 50 forums to approx 80 to cope with the increased amount of users/posts. We still had almost exactly the same forum structure that we had when we has 15...
by BartVB
Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:43 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: phpbb.com Email Spam?
Replies: 6
Views: 3655

Re: phpbb.com Email Spam?

You're probably seeing the effects of a bug in the mail queue system. I'll take a look :)
by BartVB
Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: Little questions concerning "manage bots" in ACP
Replies: 1
Views: 1871

Re: Little questions concerning "manage bots" in A

I have been using a stripped down (pda) template for google for ages and they never complained about that. The stripped down template just has almost all features removed (links to profiles, email links, links to posts, etc, etc) and it just contains the poster info and the post text. Never had a pr...
by BartVB
Sun Feb 06, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] New features discussion
Topic: SEO - missing append_sid() functionality
Replies: 21
Views: 11208

Re: SEO - missing append_sid() functionality

You do know that this is cloaking which is not really appreciated by most search engines out there? :D The different template stuff is there so you can serve the search engines an stripped down template with only the bare bones of the pages, no links to individual posts (viewtopic.php?p=1234#1234), ...
by BartVB
Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Speed Differences compared to 2.0.11
Replies: 11
Views: 6055

Re: Speed Differences compared to 2.0.11

Please keep in mind that area51 is running on a fairly busy server at the moment, so the figures at the bottom of the page are not very representative. The page that I'm currently looking at took 1.3 seconds to generate which is not exactly normal for a 'new reply' page... :D