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by larus (Acolyte)
on Mar 07, 2009 at 09:24 UTC ( #749027=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hello, I have been around for a while. It seems to me that navigating through PerlMonks is terribly slow compared to other forums. Why is that so? I'm using 5M connection and the newest Mozilla Firefox.

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Re: PerlMonks site is slow
by Corion (Patriarch) on Mar 07, 2009 at 09:26 UTC
      I don't know how recently you've checked Zawodny's writings on the matter, but he says most problems are fixed, so long as you're using MySQL on FreeBSD 5.0 or newer compiled against the LinuxThreads library. I was wondering after reading that if anything like that had been tried for PM. I guess this is a good time to ask.

      I know you guys had already made some progress regarding coaxing MySQL on FreeBSD into performing better. Is there any more progress lately, perhaps around this new information out of Yahoo?

Re: PerlMonks site is slow
by davido (Cardinal) on Mar 08, 2009 at 04:49 UTC

    Assorted quips:

    • We know you don't read very fast and are trying to accommodate that deficiency.
    • Perl becomes more distinguishable from line noise at lower bit rates.
    • A pensive place such as a monastery should never be rushed.
    • You can't hurry perfection.
    • PerlMonks is holding back to let Perl6 catch up.
    • Donations are welcomed.

    ...all in good fun, of course.


Re: PerlMonks site is slow
by ELISHEVA (Prior) on Mar 08, 2009 at 06:47 UTC
    Donations are welcomed.

    Actually, while we are on that topic:

    • what kinds of donations - time, resources, coding skills, etc. would be needed to speed up the site?
    • In the eyes of those most involved in keeping PM going, are there other issues to be resolved that are more critical than performance, and if so, what are they?

    In these times money might be in short supply, but I suspect brains and even time might increasingly not be. We should think about how to take advantage of that.

    Best, beth

Re: PerlMonks site is slow
by Bloodnok (Vicar) on Mar 07, 2009 at 16:25 UTC
    At least, with thankfully very few exceptions, it's worth the wait - I'd sooner have a slow monastry than none at all ... besides which, when was the last time you visited a place of worship where the pace of life wasn't slow & measured ?

    A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))
Re: PerlMonks site is slow
by samtregar (Abbot) on Mar 07, 2009 at 17:59 UTC
    It's programmed in Perl, what do you expect?


      They should have used a compiled language! :P

      And you didn't even know bears could type.

      "It's programmed in Perl, what do you expect?"

      Only you could get away with a crack like that!

Re: PerlMonks site is slow
by zwon (Abbot) on Mar 07, 2009 at 19:22 UTC

    It's normal for monastery to be slow ;)

Re: PerlMonks site is slow
by SilasTheMonk (Chaplain) on Mar 10, 2009 at 14:55 UTC
    I find this claim ludicrous. is so slow that 3 out of 4 posts actually fail and they have a whole section to complaining about it.

    Edit: Actually I had a bit more of a thought about this and I had a look on Gitp is ranked 593 whilst is ranked worse than 100,000 so presumably ought to be fairly lightly loaded. Have you looked up the forums you are comparing perlmonks against on boardreader?

    Site nameRankThreads/WeekPosts/Week
    Giant in the Playground Forums5931,0967,857

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