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GentlemenI am a retired afficionado of the sim hobby. I like your web site, but regardless of the hour, the response time is very, very, very, slow. I have had problems at 1:30 AM EST, when it is 6:30-7:30 Am in Europe. I have given up logging in because of this problem. I think your problem is more prevasive than a heavy load trying to download files It affects your entire web site. If you do not address this problem quickly you are going to lose some of your followers. I am reluctant to pay $30 a year to FlightSim, but if they are the only game in town, then so be it.Stanner

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We have posted the reasons and the actions we are taking to overcome them (namely, a $6,000 or so outlay to add a new library server). If you want to pay for access that is your decision of course, but I would suggest a little more patience. After all, it is a totally free site, and patience is an easy thing to give in return. I know how some of the freeware authors feel. Sheech.

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Hi TomI also noticed quite a slow down on the file library and forums inthe last 2 months. I thought it was kind of strange that it almost happened over night. After being involved with computers for 15+ yearsI can't help but think the slowdown was a sign of what just happenedto you system.Glad to see the system on the way back up. Hope all was backed up? :)FaxCap

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Yes, will all the benefit of hindsight, the file library HD was acting up and over time degraded to the point of failure. Our earlier diagnosis was that we were getting I/O bound under load. Obviously, that was not the case. We do have backups and we are working to put a new disk in and bring the library back to life. In the meantime, we have dismounted the rogue disk and are running the forum system and a few other things from the remaining HD's. We hope to have everything back to normal shortly.

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just my humble opinion:i too experienced the slow loading,even worse then others i think,as i'm on a 56k(very optimistic statement ;-) ) phoneline.however,there's nothing wrong with patience(let me spell that one out:p a t i e n c e!,there's a reason there's a refresh button in ie).i don't really care if this site is blazing fast,or slugggishly slow,either way,i'll visit.i think some people are spoiled ;-)fellow Tom,just keep on Avsimming,in any case,you make one person happy(that would be my wife,as "Avsimming" keeps me from...err...well,use your imagination :-) )kind regards

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>i think some people are spoiled ;-)Well I'm spoiled to be on a cable ISP that is constantly rated in the fastest 10 in the world and usually in the top 5.The way I look at is this...I can download a 20meg file in 10-20 secs and be off...freeing up a node for someone else.And that is the only probelem....the wait for a free node...the actual downloads are rarely under 250kbps for me once I "get to the head of the line" I am off within 20 seconds. :)FaxCap

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well see,that is may also be spoiled,but:in a good way,as your comment clearly shows(yeah,thanks for freeing up a node for us 56k'ers bud!,we need that lol).but,if one nags about the speed of Avsim,then i'd say:patience my friend ;-)i am btw looking forward to june 2004,then dsl should be available here...yay!!!then i'm spoiled too...oh wait...i am spoiled already :-xxrotflmaokind regards

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