There are six people online browsing these forums at the same time. This is really becoming a social venue. We should open a bar and charge for drinks or something. Though knowing myself as I do I'd probably end up just giving them away in the spirit of 'money be nothing' and annoying the proprietor in doing so.
I'm rather happy with the idea of an IRC channel because IRC is koscher. I'm not so interested in Ventrillo because I don't like their licensing and ethos, they're so closed and commercial even though it's freeware. So I'm distinctly "meh" as far as Ventrillo is concerned, there might be another voice system out there that I'd like though. Besides, I swear, my voice is all high-pitched and lilty. You'd all laugh at me.
I'm just here for the fun. I love being in fun places, fun draws me like a moth to the flame. Oh and he actually looks more intelligent like that than he did in the Matrix. Speaking of the Matrix; hands up, who's seen the infinitely better (and a spoof) Computer Boy?
Routenverfolgung zu wowace.com [22.214.171.124] über maximal 30 Abschnitte:
1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms uborsys.ubor [192.168.0.1]
2 7 ms 6 ms 6 ms dsl-084-058-128-001.arcor-ip.net [126.96.36.199]
3 6 ms 6 ms 6 ms ffm-145-254-0-77.arcor-ip.net [188.8.131.52]
4 25 ms 6 ms 6 ms ffm-145-254-16-70.arcor-ip.net [184.108.40.206]
5 10 ms 10 ms 10 ms han-145-254-18-42.arcor-ip.net [220.127.116.11]
6 13 ms 13 ms 13 ms hmb-145-254-18-238.arcor-ip.net [18.104.22.168
7 29 ms 29 ms 59 ms ldn-145-254-16-198.arcor-ip.net [22.214.171.124
8 30 ms 27 ms 28 ms ge9-0.mpr2.lhr1.uk.above.net [126.96.36.199]
9 28 ms 53 ms 28 ms so-2-1-0.cr2.lhr3.uk.above.net [188.8.131.52]
10 115 ms 115 ms 115 ms so-7-0-0.cr2.lga1.us.above.net [184.108.40.206]
11 195 ms 248 ms 115 ms so-1-0-0.mpr1.lga1.us.above.net [220.127.116.11]
12 115 ms 114 ms 115 ms 18.104.22.168.rtr.n349.net [22.214.171.124]
13 114 ms 114 ms 115 ms 126.96.36.199
14 115 ms 114 ms 114 ms 188.8.131.52
15 115 ms 114 ms 119 ms 184.108.40.206
I've been talking to Kaelten about this. This is exactly what's always happened to me, but I've never seen it related to high traffic. I don't think wowace is doing enough bandwidth that it would choke like that, but it is a shared server, so if several sites spike at once, it's probably going to cause some slowdown.
I will be looking at moving to a newer server soon, though. But it's going to be PHP5 instead of PHP4 so I'll need to ensure that my scripts work. That's probably the easier part, though. The more difficult will be transferring the forum database. I'll probably have to do a brief lockdown once I'm at that point.