Meta: Front page click "logging you out"?

Submitted by M-Wolverine on April 9th, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Just wonder if it's happening to everyone else-

Since the site exploded last night every time I click on the front page my log in info is gone and the username and password spots are blank.  But if you click on any other thread, or inside a front page post, you're still logged in.

Did all the traffic yesterday break the site? I know Brian isn't around to fix it, but maybe some mod that stuck around knows what's up.

Comments

APBlue

April 9th, 2013 at 3:10 PM ^

I noticed that happened to me a couple of times yesterday during the day.

That's an inconvenience I can put up with a whole helluva lot more, if that means we're experiencing heavy traffic due to national title games.

UofM-StL

April 9th, 2013 at 3:15 PM ^

But as Schembo said, I don't have to re-log in. As soon as I click on a thread or post, all of my user info is back and I appear to be logged in. Seems to be an issue with the home page specifically.

M-Wolverine

April 9th, 2013 at 3:21 PM ^

You're in if you're in a thread, you just don't get the user info on the left hand side on the front page.

It really doesn't stop anyone from doing anything. But since it didn't come after a site overhaul or something, and is continuing into today after the giant traffic load (and on different computers and browsers) I thought I'd say somedthing. Normally I'd email Brian, but since he's traveling all day I don't know if anyone else is around that can do anything or not.

philibuster

April 9th, 2013 at 3:22 PM ^

I think the front page is just fully cached since he's getting so much traffic. It makes server load a lot less to serve up a canned front page.

joeyb

April 9th, 2013 at 3:22 PM ^

This generally happens when they increase the caching levels on the site. I was going to say something about it earlier, but the board still seemed to be lagging. I assumed that meant that the site is still getting hammered and took that as the reason why the caching levels haven't been reduced.

lakeside

April 9th, 2013 at 3:43 PM ^

sometimes disable logins on the front page because it taxes the server too much every time a logged in user hits the homepage? I thought disabling logins on the homepage allowed a cached version to be furnished instead of retrieving it from the database everytime.

Also, I hope the site-crash on important event feature never goes away.

Seth

April 9th, 2013 at 4:53 PM ^

I think logins on front page were disabled since there were a LOT of people coming in here yesterday and we didn't have brian in case things went kaput.