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GoatBoy
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Posted: 7/31/2011 1:33:47 PM
Ok I figured I would do this again so everyone's up to date.


FORUMS
A new archive search engine is now live. There's also a new archive server driving the back end. This was something requested by team members and should be a welcome update. The search looks similar to the site search, except it allows for a date range to be entered instead of a limit.

Military forums have had additional functionality added to security. More on this in the military forums.

Support for NRA life membership is now in. This will be a new project to help encourage more users here to become voting members of the NRA and help us continue to increase support for tactical firearms. More on this later, but the basics will be a nice NRA icon for life members and more power when it comes to protecting our rights.

Typical minor updates and tweaks during the week as well as with today's update.


Hardware
We have added 2 new web servers to run the site. Load has increased and the other servers had been running at higher utilization than we like, with spikes some nights to 100%. Last week we addressed those spikes with improvements to the load balancing as well as tweaks to some code. The servers went into rotation last night and are a huge upgrade over the previous web servers. Performance is now at a healthy 10% utilization across the board.

As mentioned above, a new archive db server is also in place.


That's pretty much it for now.
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Posted: 8/2/2011 3:06:38 PM
Just pushed an update to address the anchor failings. (Post a reply, end up at the top of the page.) This was being handled poorly by some browsers, especially modified ones, and older browser who were cutting out the anchor on the new urls. The server will now tell your browser to jump to the right point in the page and not let the browser try to figure it out.

It should fix things for everyone who has been having issues.
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