500 posts per page limit - breaking news!

(80 Posts)
JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 13-Jan-14 15:47:31

So, over the Christmas break our lovely tech team did a lot of work on our server to improve response time. The server used to have an average response time of around 350ms (that’s actual processing time), our pages would then take approximately 4-5 seconds before being visible on the user’s browser and then would take another few seconds to finish loading other elements of the page in the background.

We have managed to reduce our server average response time to just under 200ms and the user will now typically see the page with 2-3 seconds, with the other elements loading in the background a few seconds afterwards.

At the same time we have also split the load onto multiple servers to handle peak traffic periods a lot better.

So, the good news is, the upshot of all this fiddling that we are confident that we can re-instate the 1000 messages per page feature without impacting site performance. We'll do that this week some time.

Foxsticks Mon 13-Jan-14 15:49:29


Thank you. Please give Tech a very large gin and the last of the Xmas twiglets as a small token of my gratitude.

Lamu Mon 13-Jan-14 15:51:19


JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 13-Jan-14 18:29:52


Thank you. Please give Tech a very large gin and the last of the Xmas twiglets as a small token of my gratitude.

will do.

Thank you!

LooseTheBlubber Mon 13-Jan-14 18:32:59

Fantastic news, though I hadn't noticed the thread sizes had been reduced.

That's great news about the 1000 post limit and of course nice work getting the response time down so far. That's a big reduction.

AnyFucker Mon 13-Jan-14 20:30:28

I had noticed the site was loading faster recently. Yay !

lubeybooby Mon 13-Jan-14 20:33:07

oh thank gawd for that

Piffpaffpoff Mon 13-Jan-14 20:35:43

Hooray!!! Thanks.

Farahilda Mon 13-Jan-14 20:40:44

Lovely news thanks

Oakmaiden Mon 13-Jan-14 20:44:57

Hoorah! smile

TheLostPelvicFloorOfPoosh Mon 13-Jan-14 20:44:58


Yay!! Thank you for listening smile

Shaky Mon 13-Jan-14 21:05:56

Great news, thank you HQ!

Jbck Mon 13-Jan-14 21:09:17

Thank Goad for that!

I do luffs you all really.

Patchouli Mon 13-Jan-14 21:11:27

Great news!

Caoilainn Mon 13-Jan-14 21:14:58

That's great! Thought I had got used to 500 messages, but I was just missing half the thread! blush grin

DearPrudence Mon 13-Jan-14 21:16:25


Pascha Mon 13-Jan-14 21:17:11

Oh GOOD. I said I was resigned to it but I'm so glad I don't have to be.

BoreOfWhabylon Mon 13-Jan-14 21:20:26


morethanpotatoprints Mon 13-Jan-14 21:23:17

Thank you smile

BonesAndSkully Mon 13-Jan-14 21:37:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

IamInvisible Mon 13-Jan-14 21:41:28

Thank you.flowers

Excellent news! thanks

bluebump Mon 13-Jan-14 21:45:13

Fab, thanks!

nottheparrot Mon 13-Jan-14 21:50:21

Just wondering if that will include the Last Day section, which until recently sometimes reached 2000 messages, but lately has always shown 500 messages?


lougle Mon 13-Jan-14 21:59:31

Fantastic news. That will make a huge difference. Thanks for all the hard work.

Thank you! cake

ChippingInWadesIn Mon 13-Jan-14 22:09:20


It has been a complete pain in the arse.

wine cake brew & biscuit whatever the preferred option is!!

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 13-Jan-14 22:17:27

Good work techs! wine

ApplesinmyPocket Mon 13-Jan-14 22:30:30

What good news. Thank you!

thornrose Mon 13-Jan-14 22:35:18

Whoop, whoop!

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 13-Jan-14 22:38:32

So glad to hear this. I keep wondering why people aren't posting on fast-moving threads and then realising they are, it is just I'm still looking at the first page.

MakeMeJumpIntoTheAir Mon 13-Jan-14 22:41:33

Thank you! And three cheers for tech!

BIWI Mon 13-Jan-14 22:42:46

Thank goodness for that! Well done that Tech team. flowers and wine and bear all round

HoneyDragon Mon 13-Jan-14 23:07:06


Terrortree Mon 13-Jan-14 23:14:06

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

differentnameforthis Mon 13-Jan-14 23:56:07

Thank you.
Thank you
Thank you!!!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 14-Jan-14 00:28:04

Woohoo, thank you flowerswine[gin]bear

I've been caught out so many times with the 500, doh!

BOFtastic Tue 14-Jan-14 00:30:18

How fantastic! I'm delighted- thank you!

KitsVegetable Tue 14-Jan-14 01:06:52


SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 14-Jan-14 04:52:51

Hallei-jeffin- leujah! grin
<<snogs Tech>>
<<smooches Justine>>

50ShadesofGreyMatter Tue 14-Jan-14 05:23:54

Great news! Now we just need to be able to bookmark on the mobile site, pretty please with a cherry on top grin

YoniMatopoeia Tue 14-Jan-14 06:47:27

Thank fuck for that... I mean, ahem, thank you Justine.

kotinka Tue 14-Jan-14 07:27:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Thank you!

Can you also fix it so that I don't keep accidentally hitting 'top' when scrolling on my iPhone, and going back to the beginning again. It's either that or I keep turning the Bluetooth on and off.

No? Oh. <sulks in corner>

Oh thank god for that

Tech, I love you. Very much.

TheDoctrineOf2014 Tue 14-Jan-14 09:18:30

Justine, your customer responsiveness really is top drawer.


RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 14-Jan-14 09:22:07

Oh fab, have been caught out by this too.

But soz, he can't have the twiglets, I'm afraid I've eaten them blush

UriGeller Tue 14-Jan-14 09:34:23

Thanks for listening to us, the people, and taking positive action to make things better again.

Have you ever thought about running the country?

Justine for PM grin

Kewcumber Tue 14-Jan-14 11:11:27

Thank you I am fed up of looking like a pillock because I answered post number 500 before realising that the thread was up to 852.

Of course I am a pillock for not realising this but kind of you help help me out anyway.


snowgirl1 Tue 14-Jan-14 12:05:38

Oh great, thanks!

Huitre Tue 14-Jan-14 12:14:08

Thank you so much! This is wonderful news.

LittleBearPad Tue 14-Jan-14 12:17:00

Thank you

DameDeepRedBetty Tue 14-Jan-14 12:59:57

Thank you Justine, thank you Tech.

Can I second Mrs Cake's offer of [gin]? And a bowl of peanuts in case Tech hates Twiglets as much as I do?

JessicaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 14-Jan-14 13:46:30

Hi BaronessBomburst, we're working on improving mobile currently so we'll give your issue some thought...


AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 14-Jan-14 14:14:52

Mine is back but the Bookmark and CTRL+Enter to post seems to have gone.

BakedCamembert Tue 14-Jan-14 15:02:10

Thank you

WingDefence Tue 14-Jan-14 15:07:11

Thanks Tech [thanks}

PrincessFiorimonde Tue 14-Jan-14 15:21:16

Thank you!

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Tue 14-Jan-14 16:06:23

Yay!! flowers

Jux Tue 14-Jan-14 16:34:27

Thank you thank you thank you thanks[gin]cake[gin]

See they do care


5madthings Tue 14-Jan-14 17:14:08


wordyBird Tue 14-Jan-14 19:32:45

Wow, good work tech team! That's a huge reduction in response and page load time. And less of that 'site offline' message will be great too.
Hope the team will write about it on a geeky blog somewhere soon.

Skrifa Tue 14-Jan-14 19:37:23


Thanks! Woohoo!

GreenShadow Tue 14-Jan-14 19:52:07

Much appreciated. Many thanks for listening.

Thank you for listening! smile thanks

mathanxiety Tue 14-Jan-14 23:54:08

Fantastic! Will we have to go into our accounts and change preferences back or will all previous 1000 accounts be restored automatically?

<I have also added what I thought was post number 501 only to find I was waaaaay behind, Kewcumber>

mathanxiety Tue 14-Jan-14 23:54:39

Oh and cake to all concerned.

maillotjaune Wed 15-Jan-14 09:57:42

Fantastic. I have even complained about missing posts that I thought had been deleted but I think it was just that they weren't in the 500 I was viewing blush blush blush
Thank you!

NoSquirrels Wed 15-Jan-14 10:35:41

Marvellous. Thank you, that is good news!

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 15-Jan-14 12:41:48

Have just been into 'customise' and changed to 1000 per page


grin wine flowers

bruffin Wed 15-Jan-14 14:21:53

Sorry didnt see this thread

Thank you again grin

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