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500 posts per page limit - breaking news!

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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


MrsCakesPremonition Mon 13-Jan-14 15:50:13

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.

BackOnlyBriefly Mon 13-Jan-14 19:31:57

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


OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 13-Jan-14 21:03:22

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

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


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