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Trombone Chat server?

Post by robcat2075 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:55 am

Is the server that Trombone Chat operates from a regular commercial "cloud" kind of thing or is it an actual physical server in one of the forum mod's basement?
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Post by hyperbolica » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:29 am

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Digital Ocean is more of a rent-a-server, but they promote their services as cloud services. The advantage over basement servers is that there is generally better maintenance and backup.
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Re: Trombone Chat server?

Post by robcat2075 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:13 pm

Interesting.

I ask because when i press a button on this forum I often feel like I'm waiting for someone's hard drive to spin back up before anything happens. :D
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Re: Trombone Chat server?

Post by BGuttman » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:46 pm

I find the response can vary, probably depending on how many others are on line. Late night I have little problem (not surprising, most of our members are based in the US). During the day I deal with a combination of heavy DSL load from my local ISP and traffic on TC.
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Re: Trombone Chat server?

Post by Neo Bri » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:07 pm

robcat2075 wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:55 am
Is the server that Trombone Chat operates from a regular commercial "cloud" kind of thing or is it an actual physical server in one of the forum mod's basement?
It is hosted via Digital Ocean and I pay the monthly bill. Should work well.
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Post by robcat2075 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:32 pm

Neo Bri wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:07 pm
It is hosted via Digital Ocean and I pay the monthly bill. Should work well.
Thank you very much for paying for it! It is a wonderful service.

The delays i notice are unlike any other forum i visit so I figure it must be something peculiar to this forum rather than limited to my internet service.
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Post by Burgerbob » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:50 pm

robcat2075 wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:32 pm


The delays i notice are unlike any other forum i visit so I figure it must be something peculiar to this forum rather than limited to my internet service.
I've noticed the same issue. Sometimes it's fine, sometimes it takes 15 seconds to get any response, totally independent of my connection.

Thankfully this has a pretty low impact on something like a trombone forum :)
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Post by Posaunus » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:57 pm

robcat2075 wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:32 pm
[NeoBri]
Thank you very much for paying for it! It is a wonderful service.
:good:
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Post by noordinaryjoe » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:16 am

Posaunus wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:57 pm
robcat2075 wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:32 pm
[NeoBri]
Thank you very much for paying for it! It is a wonderful service.
:good:
YES, +1...thank you NeoBri!
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Re: Trombone Chat server?

Post by sacfxdx » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:33 am

Can we donate to the operating costs at least? Doesn’t seem fair for one person to fund this.
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Post by Neo Bri » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:11 am

I've considered many times adding a donation button but haven't. More importantly is that the moderators here have helped build the infrastructure and continue to keep things on the up-and-up without any money and rarely a thank you. So thanks to them!
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Post by Geordie » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:24 am

My thanks to all concerned too. Would be happy to contribute to costs.
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Re: Trombone Chat server?

Post by hyperbolica » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:04 am

The delays could be a lot of things. Could be other software running on the physical server, could be connection traffic, could be DNS or dynamic IP updates on your end.
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Post by SwissTbone » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:23 am

It's always pretty fast on my end. Works fine.

Thanks to everyone making this happen!
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Re: Trombone Chat server?

Post by robcat2075 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:39 pm

that is fabulous that it works well for everyone.

But, again, just now I pressed "submit" on a reply to a topic and nothing... nothing... nothing... nothing...

I clicked back to the forum to see if perhaps just my reply page had not updated but, no, it was as if i had never made any reply at all. Gone. :D

It is a behavior peculiar to this one forum.
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Re: Trombone Chat server?

Post by BGuttman » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:50 pm

robcat2075 wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:39 pm
that is fabulous that it works well for everyone.

But, again, just now I pressed "submit" on a reply to a topic and nothing... nothing... nothing... nothing...

I clicked back to the forum to see if perhaps just my reply page had not updated but, no, it was as if i had never made any reply at all. Gone. :D

It is a behavior peculiar to this one forum.
I've had that happen to me on the old Trombone Forum and also even on the OTJ Forum. It's probably a function of local internet traffic as much as traffic on the TC server.

Often if I've typed a long reply I'll save it to the Clipboard before submitting just in case it gets "lost".
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Re: Trombone Chat server?

Post by hyperbolica » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:55 pm

BGuttman wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:50 pm

Often if I've typed a long reply I'll save it to the Clipboard before submitting just in case it gets "lost".
Sometimes if you hit the Back button or try to reply to the same post, your browser will remember your text, or give you the option to recall a cached version of it. Sometimes you get lucky like that, not always.
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Re: Trombone Chat server?

Post by Posaunus » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:48 pm

BGuttman wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:50 pm
Often if I've typed a long reply I'll save it to the Clipboard before submitting just in case it gets "lost".
:good:

Since it's happened to me a couple of times (perhaps my fault?), if I'm writing a long post (my apologies for often being so wordy), I'll sometimes write it in Word (easier to edit, too) and then paste into TromboneChat.
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