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Do you think the site and forum are moving in the right direction

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Mr-Paulio
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Re: Webmaster's Blog

Post by Mr-Paulio »

This is a funny one? Any ideas?
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Post by ClanFever »

Does it go away after a cached refresh?
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Re: Webmaster's Blog

Post by mknz »

Interesting. Probably an out of date spam black list. I'll take a look

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Re: Webmaster's Blog

Post by Mr-Paulio »

ClanFever wrote:Does it go away after a cached refresh?
Dunno, same thing on all my devices on multiple topics when on WiFi. Worked fine on phone data. Only seems to affect this website.
'89 AW11 3VZ-FTE V6 Turbo!! :twisted:
'91 SW20 Turbo swapped #RatRodStyle :lol:
'91 SW20 Turbo (Sold) :(
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Post by mknz »

Mr-Paulio wrote:
ClanFever wrote:Does it go away after a cached refresh?
Dunno, same thing on all my devices on multiple topics when on WiFi. Worked fine on phone data. Only seems to affect this website.
Should be fixed now

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I've texted and emailed the owner of mr2.co.nz becuase we're in conflict for mr2.nz , we'll see what happens

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Post by mknz »

Rolled out a minor forum update

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Post by GDII »

Looks a bit nicer and things have been fixed. ie the MR2OCNZ logo image is actually in place now. Thanks!
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Re: Webmaster's Blog

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Yeah I love the refinements, they look quite smart
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Re: Webmaster's Blog

Post by Curly »

Should the format of the poll be changed? Folk may have voted previously and since changed their mind but unable to register that change of mind.
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Re: Webmaster's Blog

Post by mknz »

Curly wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:33 am
Should the format of the poll be changed? Folk may have voted previously and since changed their mind but unable to register that change of mind.
The poll is at least old enough that I voted for it :P

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Me too. Many years ago
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Re: Webmaster's Blog

Post by mknz »

Went down from 6am till now (12:30). Looks like something hammered the server. Will investigate. I woke up and saw an email that a healthcheck had failed

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Re: Webmaster's Blog

Post by mknz »

As suspected it was a search engine crawler; specifically Bing (msnbot) and Huawei's beta search engine (AspiegelBot) and Ahrefs (AhrefsBot) and SEMrush (SemrushBot) and finally the least intrusive of all Google (Googlebot). So it's quite understandable why the poor DB crashed (looks like no data loss, just application got killed by the kernel).

The frustrating thing is a lot of these bots kept going despite the 503s for quite a while.

I'll limit Bing and Google's crawl rate. I'll block the rest, they have no need to index us

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Re: Webmaster's Blog

Post by mknz »

So in typical Google fashion, they've automated crawl control and don't give you anything. I'm not that worried about it since it was by far the least intrusive.

I've turned bing's rate way down and to the morning when we have fewer users.

I've given ahrefs, Huawei, semrush, and others the finger since they were hammering and we don't need their services.

I'm going to set up something that monitors the DB, and tries to start it again

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