From the looks of the server server status page Proboards is apparently having problems with its servers (apparently angry bear related from the error page that I got a couple of times ) so this is probably related, though the total reversion right down to avatars and user names is decidedly strange.
Post by LunarOrbit on Mar 28, 2011 21:17:11 GMT -4
Really? I didn't see that, but I did experience slow loading and page not found errors.
Proboards was doing "work on the servers" but they haven't really explained what kind of work. It's very strange that the forum would be reset to an earlier time like that... it almost sounds like they restored an old backup or something.
Maybe they backup forums in increments rather than one big backup that covers everything from the beginning right up to the present, and when they restore a forum they have to load each backup one at a time. That's my theory anyway.
I've been experiencing odd timing on page loads as well. The first page will load quickly, then it stall before it is complete. Other times a second page will hang for a few second before loading, then open just fine. Whatever is wrong, it is not as bad as Lifehacker has been lately. What a pain their "upgrade" has been.
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