How to feel............. by keirajo

If any followers who I follow read this.................if it feels like I'm inactive in commenting or favoriting or whatever--I'd like to say I'M NOT DOING IT ON PURPOSE.

I can't get through anything on this site. I am getting timed out 10-20 times PER THING I try to look at/comment/favorite on this site anymore.

I know the site is understaffed and everything, but the timing out is very frustrating and it makes me leave and go do other things. Do you know I just read one very long piece of fiction on Archive of Our Own while trying to look at and comment on ONE artist's piece of art?

Heck, I'll probably be timed out three times before this posts.

I'll do my best, guys............but I may not be able to look at everything from everybody until the site issues are resolved. bows

How to feel.............

keirajo

17 November 2019 at 10:59:03 MST

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    i dont comment much on here or post on here as much either. its been doing the same for me :3

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      As of right this minute, it seemed to load up normally........but when I wake up tomorrow? Who knows...... @_@

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    It's pretty awful and I don't blame you. It took forever to upload the last art I did :/

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      It’s really strange. Until right this minute, I could look at a dozen e-mails or read a fic in another window just waiting for one thing to load. But now, after 10 p.m.—it’s working semi-normally. hmmmm

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    It's currently the site, and there is no need to appologize for not commenting when one is unable to comment. It's a tad rough right now.

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      It seems to be working a little better now. But I was between anger and tears that I couldn’t even get to looking at something, much less comment! I tried leaving a comment 5 times on something and had to give up on Friday. @_@

      I hope it gets better, this is a wonderful site and I’d hate to see it go.

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        I do hope that they can do something about their crashing as well. I am assuming it still has to due with the spambots, and them trying to flood the site. Even though not many are making it through to the site, I can only assume the bots are still slamming the gates.

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          I have kept the journal link in my inbox and I check it periodically to see what the comment updates are. I noticed that when I got through to look at it, there were two commentors on the 16th who pointed out new spambot accounts. So, it does look like they're still around causing trouble for the site.

          It's so stupid that people feel they have to make trouble everywhere they go and ruin nice things for [mostly] nice people. :/

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          That admin journal I mean. chuckle

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    I understand. Just browsing on this site has been Hell on Earth. You would think despite the layout being so much cleaner than sites like FurAffinity in design that it would have gotten so big of a server-base but instead it is a fustercluck in coding in other ways.

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      Yeah. I wish I knew anything about computers (I know very little) or had extra time (or home internet), because I would honestly volunteer for helping here. But I have a feeling I'd be pretty useless with my lack of knowledge.

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        Basically I am reminded of a now defunct art site I used to be very active in [Storm-Artists] where they don't have this issue as often.

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          I suppose smaller sites don’t get attacked like the bigger ones. Should we be happy that Weasyl’s now big enough to mess with? wry laugh

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            LOL I guess that's true. Though most people are FurAffinity alumni that use Weasyl during emergencies.

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              Fur Affinity should probably have died a long time ago, but what can you do? XD

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                True that. FurAffinity is still a bit messy and looks like a site built 2004-5ish.

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                  Just think of all the people that would come here if that site were dead??? XD

                  It does look really plain. And I heard about folders for years and they still didn’t have them by 2015, did they ever do that? I LOVE my folders here at Weasyl! :)

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    Being as I got a site time out while attempting to comment on this journal the first time, I think I can definitely see what you mean. Weasyl has been having issues lately, to the point where I haven't been able to upload anything lately, which is sad because that means my Halloween themed Spyro drawing is now 2 weeks late...
    Then again, I try not to place blame on the admins, so I hope I'm not coming off that way, admins, if you're reading. (Sorry. :'( )
    For the most part though, it's better than the sites I have used for most of my online life because those sites are perfectly okay with drama and false callouts/fake "bewares". I'm still mostly overly curious about the forums though, even though I'll never get to use them.

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      Yeah, I left FA because of “drama” (bullying, harassment and other things)......so I definitely hear that. It’s one reason I love this particular site so much. I hope they can get the staff they need and get it fixed, because I really don’t want to see it die.

      But it makes me want to cry when I rewrite a comment 10 times before it finally posts. And for the few artists I follow who upload 10+ works at a time.........I’m lucky to even get through to one of them.

      I honestly know nothing about computers (nor do I have home internet), but if I had both I would consider trying to volunteer. But as I am, I think I would be more useless than them not hiring new staff. XD

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    I really hope nothing bad is happening to the site behind the scenes. I suspect it has something to do with the systems they put in place to prevent the abundant spamming we had a while ago. But that's based on nothing I know entirely. I will keep pressing on, even if I have to mark things in my uploading queue as "still needs to go to Weasyl" for later.

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      It seems to be better today. I have yet to be timed out. :)

      But it was really bad the weekend of the spambots. I didn’t get timeouts as bad as this past weekend, but it did make the top page look amazingly ugly. @_@

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        Today has been easier! Good because I planned on spamposting my art from the last couple of days that I've been forgetting to share lol. What timing!

        Yeah that top page was awful. It feels like it lasted all month, but it just slowly creeped up until that weekend when it was 90% of all posts. Good god.

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          I cringed to look at that top page. Even the journals.............that's awful that they not only corrupted the visual art part of it, but the text portions of the site as well.

          Bring on the spam............as long as you're not a bot, right? XD

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            beep boop

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              Ah, but can you transform into a car or plane? XD

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                I can turn into a toaster if I really try, does that count?

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                  Sure. Transformers have BotBots now, which transform into cupcakes, footballs and rocks, why not a toaster? :)