Caedes

Unusually slow website, I know!

Submitted by caedes 05/02/05 12:53 AM GMT

Thanks to general linkage from our friends at fazed.net and digg.com the site has been a bit slow this weekend. Piner noted that we at one time had nearly 500 simultaneous users on the site. Maybe this will provide sufficient impetus for me to look into getting that new server. =)

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stuffnstuff
05/02/05 1:31 AM GMT
*notes how caedes returns the "favor"*

Does this mean you all get to buy eachother new servers???
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phoenixashes
05/02/05 2:14 AM GMT
Yeah Caedes is getting to popular for its own good. I'm missing the users online list though... ha I wish I knew more about this server nonsense.
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BURNINGIC3
05/02/05 2:29 AM GMT
will agree, the site is slow, but yeah, like Ash said, caedes is getting way too popular. Good luck with the server if it comes around caedes, lol, yeah... I miss the users online list too.
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::Morwyn
05/02/05 2:34 AM GMT
It feels very lonely without the users online list. I do hope we get that back soon.. With all the user names listed, you knew you weren't the only one here..
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=xentrik
05/02/05 3:34 AM GMT
I have a feeling that the user list was just removed to take some load off the server. I'm sure that once (if?) the traffic slows down it'll come back, at least in some form.
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::Radjehuty
05/02/05 3:56 AM GMT
Yes that's what I was thinking also
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+Piner
05/02/05 4:33 AM GMT
What is the price tag on that dual Xeon system that you have your eye on for the upgrade?
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The work of art may have a moral effect, but to demand moral purpose from an artist is to make him ruin his work. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - 1832)
PrettyFae
05/02/05 10:00 AM GMT
Ok, I know caedes.net was getting a little over-crowded...but I feel so lonely now the *members online* has gone :(...will it soon be back though?
Good luck with the new server, Caedes!
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scionlord
05/02/05 10:11 AM GMT
hello? *listens to echoes in vast cavernous chamber*

*hears grating voice* EXTERMINATE!!
*decides running would be a good idea*
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'Study the past, if you would divine the future.' - Confucius ................. Pieces to Ponder : Blueness, wip
::bayoubooger
05/02/05 12:01 AM GMT
don't know what kind of meds you all on on, i see everyone here?
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scionlord
05/02/05 12:03 AM GMT
sorry, having a Doctor Who moment.
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mesmerized
05/02/05 1:35 PM GMT
Geez...you can't turn your back on this place for a couple of days and everybody disappears!...this feels weird...June, Joost, Morwyn?...hello, is anybody here?...sure hope we get that list back...in the meantime, it does add an element of mystery...perhaps I have the whole place to myself...Good Luck with getting a new server.:Pat.
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::June
05/02/05 1:45 PM GMT
Hello Pat and everyone, yes I am here and I do agree it is rather a lonely feeling not knowing if any friends are here, lol. Perhaps Caedes needs a chat room??? LOL
JuneBug
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mesmerized
05/02/05 2:04 PM GMT
Greasle had a chat room that I think was supposed to be for caedes members but I don't know if many know about it or use it...hopefully they will come up with something you can click on to see who's online...it comes in handy sometimes to know who's here.:Pat.
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PrettyFae
05/02/05 2:10 PM GMT
Yeah it does...caedes seems a very desolate place without members being able to see each other online...you'd never think that something that small could affect people so much ^_^
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::signpainter
05/02/05 4:32 PM GMT
Kindda miss seeing Joost, bjb, Joe and a few others on here, but maybe something will be modified soon!
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~Terry~
::vamoura
05/02/05 5:52 PM GMT
well , it takes what it takes, maybe caedes could put the numbers of people online so we can see that we are not alone here? Even if the list isn't here anymore. :0))!
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::vamoura
05/02/05 8:42 PM GMT
Hey Caedes, here's an Idea More like just a thought. But with the overflow and traffic coming
to this site , to keep the list visible to the members, could it be possible to delete or store else where the comments feedbacks on our comment pages that are out of date lets say for more then a month? or less? I surely do not go back to the hidden messages ... maybe I'm not the only one.. Is it really necessary this Karma thing?*just asking*
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DixieNormus
05/02/05 9:45 PM GMT
I'm so alone.....dual Xeon processors.....hmmmm.
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_myst_
05/02/05 10:10 PM GMT
it's a lonely night.. i miss you all :D heheh..
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trisbert
05/03/05 12:39 AM GMT
I'm curious, what is the purpose of the general link. How does it benefit the Caedes web site or it's members?

I agree with everyone else, It seems like something really important is missing from the left of my screen.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them thatís important. Ruth Ross
_myst_
05/03/05 12:45 AM GMT
wohooo.. it's back? or am i only dreaming? :) i see caedes and groo2k.. hm..
oh well, hi :D
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*caedes
05/03/05 1:11 AM GMT
Yep, it's back. Interestingly, there seems to be a ripple effect going across the net where each link we get in a blog or major site causes other people to link to us on their sites. Also del.icio.us has us on their "most popular sites" list right now (screen shot).
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-caedes
DixieNormus
05/03/05 1:18 AM GMT
Yes! Caedes is the talk of the town. Congrats. *sniff...sniff* is that processor smoke that I smell? =0)
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DixieNormus
05/03/05 1:24 AM GMT
P.S. If it keeps this up we'll have to nominate Caedes.net for a Webby!!
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::Morwyn
05/03/05 1:28 AM GMT
Thank you so much for putting it back.... Now I don't feel so lonely....
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::signpainter
05/03/05 10:04 AM GMT
I agree with vamoura on her comment... glad to see the members again, it's not so lonely now!
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~Terry~
::vamoura
05/03/05 2:51 PM GMT
Hurray!HIP HIP Hurray for caedes!!!:0))!
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PrettyFae
05/03/05 3:14 PM GMT
Yay ^_^...thanks caedes!
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mesmerized
05/03/05 4:44 PM GMT
Bravo caedes!!!
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*caedes
05/03/05 5:36 PM GMT
Wow, with such a great response, maybe I should remove and restore site features more regularly. =)
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-caedes
::vamoura
05/03/05 7:12 PM GMT
Well Caedes everyone here acknowledge the great monstruous gigantic efficient amount of work you are doing to keep this site up and above the top quality we have come to know and appreciate here! So when we have the opportunity to tell yo how much we appreciate you and what a great job you are doing we'll do it! :0))!
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jacked
05/04/05 11:43 AM GMT
Caedes, i think Marou has said what we all think. Have a nice day. Dwight.
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. People say "I want peace." If you remove I (ego), and your want (desire), you are left with peace. - Satya Sai Baba
oowenaas
05/04/05 7:30 PM GMT
Caedes almost beat the time travelers' convention! (What a silly concept.)

Then again, I'll retract that statement if, come May 7 at 8 PM EST, time travelers show up at the convention.
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stuffnstuff
05/07/05 5:22 PM GMT
Also, I recommend removing features and playing . Think how popular you would be if the site suddenly decided that it had enough images on it so it wouldn't allow anyone to upload, and after a painstaking week of work, you found the ultimate cure? Think of all the free time you would have while "fixing it"! :-D
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-those who hit rock bottom are too concerned with self pity to realize that they are lying on an anvil- Psalm 66:10, Job 10:8
::xyccoc
05/08/05 6:22 PM GMT
1:21pm CST and there are 645 users online at once.. wow..
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+camerahound
05/09/05 7:02 AM GMT
Of course you realize Caedes is more than just one person...
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::vamoura
05/09/05 5:21 PM GMT
Hey tracy I see you are growing an appetite!!! loll :0))!
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MomMary
05/09/05 6:43 PM GMT
Well, I think I know why the membership is growing so rapidly! If the others are like me, I love to share a good thing - I've given your web address to some of my friends, they've given it to some of their friends................you know how such things grow!
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PrettyFae
05/09/05 7:54 PM GMT
Well such an awesome website like this is very hard to keep to yourself ^_^
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::Radjehuty
05/10/05 5:21 AM GMT
uhg but now its crawling...ahhg I think I'm seeing spiderwebs forming <_<
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co2metal
05/10/05 9:23 AM GMT
*explodes*
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scionlord
05/10/05 12:48 AM GMT
*cleans up remains of co2metal...places in bucket...pours water and watches co2metal reform*
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DixieNormus
05/11/05 10:03 PM GMT
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PrettyFae
05/12/05 4:12 PM GMT
Yeah I agree Dave...caedes is becoming *too* populated now...it's really quite annoying :(
Isn't there anything that anyone could do?
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trisweb
05/12/05 7:24 PM GMT
Dare I say... create a fork (spinoff web site that's basically the same thing), by invitation only a la gmail, and slowly migrate everyone from caedes to said new site, but not let it get too big.

It's almost taboo to say it, but caedes is getting too impersonal. I miss the days when we actually knew who everyone was and our images got looked at...
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*caedes
05/12/05 7:28 PM GMT
I think that a possible solution to this would be allowing people to form small artist communities within the caedes.net framework. They could have their own look to the website and invite others to join.
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-caedes
PrettyFae
05/12/05 7:51 PM GMT
Hmmm...tough decision, Caedes ^_^
I suppose you could always become more selective about accepting new members; maybe individuals who wish to join should first present one piece of work which would be judged by somebody and if it was deemed to be of reasonable quality then they would be allowed to join, but if not, they would just be turned away...just a suggestion...but this way, it would also stop people from signing up for the sole purpose of escaping the download limit or using the site as a chatroom.
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trisweb
05/12/05 7:54 PM GMT
Great, just what we need, little exclusive cliques that keep all the involved people away from the general public, who then feel restricted and alone.

There's got to be a better way... it'll take a lot of thinking, and a new start. Caedes.net can't keep chugging forever you know, as much as we all love it...
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trisweb
05/12/05 7:59 PM GMT
Fae -- that's a bit complicated really; probably unnecessary. I'm not worried about members who join and then don't do anything. They don't really affect the site much. I'm talking about all the members who are joining and becoming involved... the growth has been too much and the site has lost its original personality. But we can't just keep people out just because we want a smaller community; remember, we all had to get here somehow, so keeping people out doesn't really make sense.
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pom1
05/12/05 9:01 PM GMT
"I suppose you could always become more selective about accepting new members; maybe individuals who wish to join should first present one piece of work which would be judged by somebody and if it was deemed to be of reasonable quality then they would be allowed to join, but if not, they would just be turned away...just a suggestion...but this way, it would also stop people from signing up for the sole purpose of escaping the download limit or using the site as a chatroom. "
i was kind of thinking the same thing. maybe split the site into two, the mods decide by looking at peoples galleries, whether they go in site 1, or 2. maybe thats too complicated. :)
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co2metal
05/12/05 9:14 PM GMT
but we would not want people to be separated like that on different sites.. i don't think that would help anything
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DixieNormus
05/13/05 1:44 AM GMT
No offense to anyone....but I'm sure that when the new people here read this thread.....they feel very unwelcomed. I don't see a problem with having as many participants as possible on a website intended for sharing desktop backgrounds. More people participating = more selection, and I can't imagine that Caedes could ever find fault in this site for becoming such a huge success. I don't think the original idea was to create a website for just a few select friends. Now....I don't know if I'm welcome here or not, but I'd like to believe that my uploads were a contribution, and not a contradiction. Caedes....count my vote for that new server! Thanks. PEACE. Randy
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PrettyFae
05/13/05 3:02 PM GMT
Thanks Philip...glad *somebody* agrees with me ;]
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pom1
05/13/05 7:16 PM GMT
lol ;)
i didnt quite mean what Randy was talking about, "website for just a few select friends"
;D
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PrettyFae
05/13/05 7:25 PM GMT
Hehe...sorry Randy :D
What I was thinking was that if something like that was done, you wouldn't end up with all these people who just doss around, chatting and taking from the website but not giving back like us *creative* members ^_^...people like that are just a waste of space and are slowing the server down, don't you agree?
And by providing some sort of evidence that they are going to contribute to this site, they would then be given a membership...because it really annoys me when people just sign up for the hell of it or to get past the download limit >:(
lol...sorry...getting a bit carried away now, but can you not see the sense in what I'm saying?
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+tbob
05/13/05 8:11 PM GMT
You think the artistically challenged users that just enjoy looking at and downloading images should be excluded from the site? The whole reason I make pictures is for people to look at and enjoy,in fact that is the only reason I upload them to the site.Oh sure a pat on the back is nice but at the end of the day if something I make gives someone else pleasure that's all that matters to me.
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DixieNormus
05/13/05 8:56 PM GMT
Fae, I must side with tbob on this issue. I understand what you mean by not wanting others signing up just for the sake of getting around the upload limit, but I feel that if they just come here to download images, and to comment or vote......well they are huge contributors to this site. We must agree to disagree. =0)
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::magical
05/13/05 9:26 PM GMT
i agree with tbob - and if the site is slow because of visitors overload, than this means it's a really great site - noncommercial, artistic, free to express and to discover one's own creativity to please and enchant many people on this world, inspiring... what better compliment could there be for caedes and all the visitors/members?

this is something that makes caedes really unique, therefore

I VOTE FOR A NEW SERVER!
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PrettyFae
05/13/05 9:37 PM GMT
Well yeah...but some people don't even bother to vote or comment <:(
But I have to agree with you lot, too...I never thought of that, lol ^_^
And yes I also think a new server would be good :D
*hint hint, nudge nudge*
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_myst_
05/14/05 12:08 AM GMT
i tend to have my comments and review as most informative as possible and, therefore, at least make the artist happy letting him/her know i enjoyed the image.. i'm not able to produce wonderful images like some of you can, but also, i don't consider myself just as a visitor. this site has become an active part of my free time and it would be hard for me to get used to the fact i'm not wanted here anymore.
but, on the other hand, this is a wallpaper community and a place where the artists share their works.. i understand the reasons for separating the site and all the things mentioned above..
i hope i'll be enjoying enjoy all those wonderful masterpieces many years from now on..

que sera, sera ;)
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::JOHANNA
05/14/05 12:41 AM GMT
Tina(_myst_) you have your place here on Caedes and all the others.
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::Morwyn
05/14/05 10:23 PM GMT
Tina, you are a very important member of this site.. You are the one who keeps the rest of us balanced.. You contribute more than you realize..
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::CaptainHero
05/21/05 4:33 PM GMT
PrettyFae, I understand your frustration. It's the same old chestnut though. How to have the site welcoming, but not being abused? We've discussed it many times on different threads and not reached an answer yet. Oh well.

This would not make any difference to server load, but I think it would be interesting to have different memberships - for those who want to just download and then those that want to contribute. Maybe several tiers? At the moment it is all or nothing. Anyway...I don't know.

I notice some people are voting for a new server. There is the small question of paying for it though.
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kevin11
05/21/05 10:04 PM GMT
I dunno about splitting up the website or not allowing certain people to join, however I do agree that there seems to be more and more pictures and works of lesser quality being uploaded. I am far from good at photography, I'm not trying to be condescending. Maybe the mods could tighten up their filtering process for uploading images..

PrettyFae I can see your point of view, but I can't say I'm nearly as frustrated as you are.. maybe I'm just less involved..
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PrettyFae
05/22/05 9:52 AM GMT
Hehe...I agree with Matthew, maybe there should be several tiers when it comes to memberships...I don't mind if people sign up to download other peoples' wallpapers (or contribute in any other way) but don't upload any themselves...it only annoys me when - like Matthew said - people abuse the site...that's all I was getting at really...sorry to cause a fuss and everything ^_^
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