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AWARDCHESS
Jun 18, 2008, 9:27 PM 3

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18th June 2008, 07:11am
#1
by AWARDCHESS"https://static.chess.com/images/icons/member/platinum.png"); margin-left: 4px; color: #004400; font-weight: bold; background-position: 50% 50%" href="/membership.html" title="Premium Member" class="mbr iplt">
Los Angeles United States 
Member Since: May 2008
Member Points: 120

Today, 18 of  the June  2008, I was unabled to login and do anything at the site 55 minutes.

Yesterday morning a few hours it was a connection problems.

 The days before it were freguently same problems with just that website.

What's up!?

Is the Company is a Bancrupt, deaf, or  technically silly to manage the business with Respect of the clients and partners?


18th June 2008, 07:14am
#2
by lotsoblots"https://static.chess.com/images/icons/member/gold.png"); margin-left: 1px; color: #004400; font-weight: bold; background-position: 50% 50%" href="/membership.html" title="Premium Member" class="mbr igld">
Chicago United States 
Member Since: Apr 2008
Member Points: 26
I'd say this was funny, but too many people might actually think you're serious.  At least put a wink emoticon at the bottom. Laughing
18th June 2008, 07:17am
#3
by BirdBrain"https://static.chess.com/images/icons/member/gold.png"); margin-left: 1px; color: #004400; font-weight: bold; background-position: 50% 50%" href="/membership.html" title="Premium Member" class="mbr igld">
KY United States 
Member Since: Apr 2008
Member Points: 283
If you didn't know, they have been working on the site, trying to improve it.  When you see that it is slow, you can either bank that the server is being heavily used, or that they are performing some maintenance on the site.  
18th June 2008, 07:31am
#4
by AWARDCHESS"https://static.chess.com/images/icons/member/platinum.png"); margin-left: 4px; color: #004400; font-weight: bold; background-position: 50% 50%" href="/membership.html" title="Premium Member" class="mbr iplt">
Los Angeles United States 
Member Since: May 2008
Member Points: 120
They must improve the site without any distractions and disconections!
18th June 2008, 07:36am
#5
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Washington United States 
Member Since: Oct 2007
Member Points: 126
well Im sure If you bring any problems you have to eriks attention he would address it..... but if you were looking to complain thats ok too.Cry
18th June 2008, 04:32pm
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by Evil_Homer"https://static.chess.com/images/icons/member/platinum.png"); margin-left: 4px; color: #004400; font-weight: bold; background-position: 50% 50%" href="/membership.html" title="Premium Member" class="mbr iplt">
Ireland Ireland 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Member Points: 569
I never have all that many problems, which begs the question, did you pay your ISP?
18th June 2008, 04:42pm
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by erik"https://static.chess.com/images/icons/member/staff.gif"); margin-left: 4px; padding-left: 26px; font-weight: bold; background-position: 50% 50%" href="/about.html" title="Chess.com Staff" class="mbr istf">
Mountain View, CA United States 
Member Since: May 2007
Member Points: 4876

Chess.com is now bankrupt and will be closing down forever as of June 19th, 2008. Thank you all for being here while it lasted :(

Kidding! So... AWARDCHESS, since you are new here I admit that yes, you have seen the worst of it. We have had a particularly bad week where there were some enormously bad database issues. It isn't a hardware issue, its a growth issue. The fact is that Chess.com is growing so fast and at the same time adding so many features. So we had some massive hiccups this week with the database. We are working day and night to re-tune our database queries to be more efficient. It's an amazingly painful process. What makes it so hard is that we have just built a powerful and complex website where you can track stuff, post tons of kinds of content, play unlimited games, read so much content... all of the interaction is costly in terms of database interactions. And when you add that to the crazy growth we've seen (now being the most popular chess site on the internet), it all adds up. The worst is behind us now as we have spent all of today cranking hard on query tuning, and we will be spending the entire day tomorrow working on more database optimization with one of the best MySQL database consultants in the world. 

Anyway, long story short = I'm VERY sorry about the frustration. Trust me - when Chess.com is having problems, I lose years off of my life. Seriously. It's like having one of my children in the emergency room. 

Thanks for your patience!


18th June 2008, 04:45pm
#8
by Evil_Homer"https://static.chess.com/images/icons/member/platinum.png"); margin-left: 4px; color: #004400; font-weight: bold; background-position: 50% 50%" href="/membership.html" title="Premium Member" class="mbr iplt">
Ireland Ireland 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Member Points: 569
"https://static.chess.com/images/icons/custom/quote.gif"); background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: initial; -webkit-background-clip: initial; -webkit-background-origin: initial; background-color: #d7d7d0; color: #444444; padding-top: 6px; padding-right: 6px; padding-bottom: 6px; padding-left: 24px; display: block; background-position: 4px 4px; border-width: 1px; border-color: #bcbcb3; border-style: solid; margin: 6px" class="fquote">erik wrote:

Chess.com is now bankrupt and will be closing down forever as of June 19th, 2008. Thank you all for being here while it lasted :(

Kidding! So... AWARDCHESS, since you are new here I admit that yes, you have seen the worst of it. We have had a particularly bad week where there were some enormously bad database issues. It isn't a hardware issue, its a growth issue. The fact is that Chess.com is growing so fast and at the same time adding so many features. So we had some massive hiccups this week with the database. We are working day and night to re-tune our database queries to be more efficient. It's an amazingly painful process. What makes it so hard is that we have just built a powerful and complex website where you can track stuff, post tons of kinds of content, play unlimited games, read so much content... all of the interaction is costly in terms of database interactions. And when you add that to the crazy growth we've seen (now being the most popular chess site on the internet), it all adds up. The worst is behind us now as we have spent all of today cranking hard on query tuning, and we will be spending the entire day tomorrow working on more database optimization with one of the best MySQL database consultants in the world. 

Anyway, long story short = I'm VERY sorry about the frustration. Trust me - when Chess.com is having problems, I lose years off of my life. Seriously. It's like having one of my children in the emergency room. 

Thanks for your patience!

Ahhhh, so that's you on the left in your successive avatars?


18th June 2008, 04:50pm
#9
by AWARDCHESS"https://static.chess.com/images/icons/member/platinum.png"); margin-left: 4px; color: #004400; font-weight: bold; background-position: 50% 50%" href="/membership.html" title="Premium Member" class="mbr iplt">
Los Angeles United States 
Member Since: May 2008
Member Points: 120

I like the website www.chess.com!Tongue out

And it was really not good feeling, when I has 250 games at the progress, and big registration at my new organised chess tournaments, and I cannot log on to do, what I like to do!..

So, I just wanna be sure, that the Company know, there is a big competition at the online chess world!

Hire the better computer specialists! Or our fun double joke can became true...

Grigoriy Burtayev 


18th June 2008, 04:51pm
#10
by ih8sens"https://static.chess.com/images/icons/member/gold.png"); margin-left: 1px; color: #004400; font-weight: bold; background-position: 50% 50%" href="/membership.html" title="Premium Member" class="mbr igld">
Sudbury, Ontario Canada 
Member Since: Jan 2008
Member Points: 860

Lol.  For a 'beta' site I'd have to say this is a rather incrediblely consistent site. 

oh btw erik... you're nuts :P.

 

 


18th June 2008, 04:53pm
#11
by erik"https://static.chess.com/images/icons/member/staff.gif"); margin-left: 4px; padding-left: 26px; font-weight: bold; background-position: 50% 50%" href="/about.html" title="Chess.com Staff" class="mbr istf">
Mountain View, CA United States 
Member Since: May 2007
Member Points: 4876
haha. thank you all! :) seriously though - we're all SUPER stressed out about it right now.
18th June 2008, 04:58pm
#12
by cmh0114"https://static.chess.com/images/icons/member/gold.png"); margin-left: 1px; color: #004400; font-weight: bold; background-position: 50% 50%" href="/membership.html" title="Premium Member" class="mbr igld">
Utica, MI United States 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Member Points: 321
"https://static.chess.com/images/icons/custom/quote.gif"); background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: initial; -webkit-background-clip: initial; -webkit-background-origin: initial; background-color: #d7d7d0; color: #444444; padding-top: 6px; padding-right: 6px; padding-bottom: 6px; padding-left: 24px; display: block; background-position: 4px 4px; border-width: 1px; border-color: #bcbcb3; border-style: solid; margin: 6px" class="fquote">erik wrote:

And when you add that to the crazy growth we've seen (now being the most popular chess site on the internet), it all adds up.

 Chess.com is the most popular chess site on the web?  Last I heard it was still third.  Congratulations, Erik!  You've been up for just over a year, right?  

I am now proud to be a member of the largest chess site on the web.  I think that makes me a certified geek, although not as much as Erik and co., who designed the largest chess site on the web.  Tongue out


18th June 2008, 05:08pm
#13
by erik"https://static.chess.com/images/icons/member/staff.gif"); margin-left: 4px; padding-left: 26px; font-weight: bold; background-position: 50% 50%" href="/about.html" title="Chess.com Staff" class="mbr istf">
Mountain View, CA United States 
Member Since: May 2007
Member Points: 4876
hehe. thanks. yes, if you look at alexa or compete, we have the most daily visitors. 
18th June 2008, 05:10pm
#14
by Evil_Homer"https://static.chess.com/images/icons/member/platinum.png"); margin-left: 4px; color: #004400; font-weight: bold; background-position: 50% 50%" href="/membership.html" title="Premium Member" class="mbr iplt">
Ireland Ireland 
Member Since: Aug 2007
Member Points: 569
74% of all statistics are made up! 52% of people know that.
18th June 2008, 05:16pm
#15
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Sudbury, Ontario Canada 
Member Since: Jan 2008
Member Points: 860
18th June 2008, 05:16pm
#16
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NYC United States 

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