Has this error been showing up for everyone else?

Ajna

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I've been getting the error "Fatal error: Database Error: Connection Failed in /sixpack/web/global/classes/class.db.mysql.inc on line 74" more and more often when visiting The Escapist...

Is this just me? Or are others effected as well?
 

S.H.A.R.P.

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Sometimes. The website doesn't appear to be very fast lately. When I go from page to page it can take up to minute or something to connect. I think that the error we get is when it takes too long, and an error occurs because of that.
 
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That's happened more and more frequently to me too, I thought it was my internet connection crapping out on me, but apparently it isn't.

I also noticed it takes a while to actually show your posts after you post them.
 

Kodlak

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Yeah I've gotten that a bit today, and its taken me about 10 minutes to login
 

HateDread

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^^ All stole my words.

I get same issues. I had heaps of your mentioned issue - thought The Escapist finally crashed. What could be the cause of this sudden slowness, ya think?
 

Tich

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Their server is crapiing out I guess.

Havn't noticed any problems. Although once at school the style sheets didn't load, but then again, nothing loads there.
 

Woe Is You

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It's a database error, so the problem is on the server side. I've seen this happening lately as well, not to mention I've noticed that the forums usually aren't up-to-date. My guess is that the Escapist/Warcry servers are just getting bogged down by the huge amount of users on the site.
 

terribleyetfun

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yeah it`s happened to me as well maybe the forums are lagging from the amount of threads maybe the forums need pruning or something.
 

Fairee

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Yeah, I've had the same problems as others, and a fair few of my mates have too.

I hope the powers that be notice this, and if so can you please check it out guys? I doubt it can be problems with all our computers.
 
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Oh, and sometimes I can't access the threads through the main page, I have to go to my profile before I can access the forums.

Also, the whole site is just pretty slow in general.
 

Lord Krunk

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I get that occasionally.
S.H.A.R.P. said:
Sometimes. The website doesn't appear to be very fast lately. When I go from page to page it can take up to minute or something to connect. I think that the error we get is when it takes too long, and an error occurs because of that.
I've noticed that as well. Server updates, perhaps?
 

Labyrinth

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The staff are onto it. I suggest messaging Virgil if you see it cropping up a lot.
 

Teleios

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Don't worry guys - we have a few more servers coming soon to help add a bit more power so these problems go away.
 

Inverse Skies

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Yep, I got it just before. I can log on now so I'm sure its not to big of a problem. I wouldn't be overly concerned about it in other words.
 

traceur_

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For a few days my posts and edits have been lagging behind, I have to refresh the page a few times before I can see them, I don't really mind it as long as it doesn't get worse.