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Anybody have any DP resources to spare?

Update: Well folks,last night proved that this idea may have helped the DP substantially,Please consider this option with New Hampshire coming up.

Recently Mr Nystrom posted a request to log out if we are just reading and not actually posting. Apparently there is a problem once in awhile with resources being challenged as Ron Paul and the DP are getting more popular. This is a great thing.

I think this request would be hard for most to practice because most of us stay on top of things and most threads and replies we have already read. A lot of us, including myself, "stalk" the "Recent Comments" and "Active Topics" to keep updated on new unread comments as they are posted in real time while we participate.

The Recent Comments block is ever so important and is one of the features that make the DP so special and unique. As we know it can at times move along so fast it resembles a chat board. I find myself scrambling to keep up and get them all read before the comments slide out of the block.

Once they slide out of the block it is sometimes impossible to find them to read and catch up with the chain of conversation. Well when logged out and reading, both the Recent comments and Active topics do not refresh with every page change as they do when logged in.So most will not do this.

Having a slow landline connection I can watch every item load one at a time in the progress bar. Those that have fast connections may not notice all these items loading because it is a difference of a split second,But for me it can mean a difference of a minute or two when making a page change.

So I have notice that every extra little item and process,No mater how small, does slow down my page changes. Of course this means they are also using resources to be processed. Most use very little resources, but resources are still being used up while processing these items.

Now take these all these small items and multiply them by 8 or 9 hundred users or guests and they very well could add up to a sizable amount.But there may be something we can do personally as members. each one of us can give back unneeded spare resources to the DP.

Here's a few small things that may add up to a big difference as a whole. First, the "chat",As Mr Nystrom pointed out it is on another server and should not use many resources, But I have observed that the script that connects the DP to the chat server,No matter how small, does use a whole lot of resources to process.

One thing I noticed is that the chat does not just load once and stay there, It closes down and is reloading with every page change.Maybe this is something that can be looked at?. I was able to make my page changes 5 times faster by turning off the chat completely in my account settings.

I don't know for sure but we could possibly make a big difference by setting our priorities and turning off items or blocks that we really have no interest in keeping track of or that we can live without. For example if you are not interested in chat please go turn it off completely like I did.

As "Jon" pointed out several times, all we have to do is go to our Account>Edit>Block configuration and uncheck any features we really do not absolutely need on our page. Please go take a look at this list and consider if there are any blocks or features you can live without.

Also please consider Subscribing to the DP and making it advertisement free. Every page the ads do not have to reload onto during a page change are resources spared back to the DP. If we all consider these options and make a personal effort we could possibly help make the DP a faster and more stable site to enjoy for Members and Guests alike.

Thank you all for your consideration and Thank you Mr Nystrom for allowing me to post this!

ATruepatriot

P.S. I will be away, could a couple caring members please bump this once in awhile today? Thanks!



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More Bang for the Buck? Self interest prevails again

I just cannot believe that more do not take this more seriously than they should.The site may actually stay up and working if we take a few unselfish minutes to go do this. If it goes down again you can only thank yourselves for the greed and selfishness that you have allowed to prevail in your lives.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

just unchecked 9 out of the 12 boxes

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Thank you!

I really think if we all make an effort it will help greatly! I am on a land line and found that it increased my page turn speed by 5 times to eliminate what I really don't find necessary.Faster page changes means less resources used by the Server here.Thanks again for taking the time!

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Please folks take a few minutes to make an effort here

Really,I think we could make a huge difference if we take a few minutes to make an effort for the DP.It might just help out immensely on Monday!

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Good morning DP,Please take another look at this.

If we had done this when I posted it a while back we may have been alright last night,Please consider taking the time to go and review these options.With New Hampshire coming up it very well might help greatly.

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It is the blue menu header attached to your tool bar

If you feel you do not need it or any other features you do not pay attention to please just uncheck them.You can always go back and add them if you like.Thanks for the time to look!,If we all pitch in we could save Michael some very needed resources as a whole.

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Ok, thanks.

Thank you! and it was free! LOL.

Thing is every feature that has to load up every time you change a page is an extra process that the server has to apply resources to process.So less processes less work for the server.I know these all seem small but they add up to be a lot in the end.Thank you very much and please consider buying a Tshirt or two!.

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Stillwater?

Please don't short yourself of any features you really like to keep track of though,Just the ones you feel you do not need.For some, these extra features are important.

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Will do. These are the ones

that I use most of the time.

- colorize comments
- TopVotedRecentTopics: 5
- activeForumTopics: (main)

Sometimes used.
- Who's online

I use the "My Account" and "Track" section to keep tabs on replys and post updates.

ok, so if I understand this... correctly. If we block some

features... then not only will the DP run faster and smoother, but it will save room on the main server?

Thus, if say 100 of us blocked say 3 features on our account, that will cause the DP to run smoother for everyone?

If that is true, then WOW. What a great idea!

will the blocks stay active from that point on? Or do we need to reblock them from time to time?

Correct!

They will stay that way until you feel you need one back,Then just go turn it back on in your account.I found several I did not need or never really paid any attention to.Thank you for checking this thread out and I hope you can help! Thanks!!!

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I removed all but three

I removed all but three blocks!

Right on!

Every little bit helps.I too was able to do with just a couple of blocks and features.Thank you!

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Please don't let this slide folks,This is important!

Thanks for letting me self bump,Please help the DP with these considerations!

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I'll bump ya!

Thanks for the reminder.

I was telling someone on the phone yesterday I'm like the butler of the Daily Paul. Running around cleaning spam up, posting people's stories, basically at everyone's beck & call.

Thanks again for giving something back.

And if anyone wants to contribute some other resources - buy a shirt or make a donation: www.dailypaul.com/donate

Don't forget about the Daily Paul!

He's the man.

OK or not?

I tried to buy four through paypal and it would not complete the check out process.Please find a few minutes to return my email Sir.I am sending a new contact right now.I really would like to purchase these shirts and can explain what Paypal did to me.I may not be the only one having this problem. OK or not?

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Mr Nystrom?

I want to order a couple of shirts,If you find time to return my contact from this morning Sir and include your Paypal account I can save you the invoicing fees.Possible? Thank you Sir!

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Thank You Sir

When you posted the "Log out" thread the other day I could just see you scrambling around to free up resources.I started turning off blocks that I was not interested in and Bingo! it started screaming along for me! I realized that anytime it is going faster for me it is also using less resources by nature.I think it could go along way if we all did this.

Yes I am going to order some shirts very soon,my wife saw them the other day and is on me to order a couple.Thank you very much for the #1 Ron Paul site to enjoy Sir!

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