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Reloading comments from April and May 2014

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We are in the process of reloading older comments back into the site that had to be taken down when we were experiences server difficulties earlier this year. The server load from the comment sections was slowing the site down to the point of timing out, so we took down some older comments to speed things back up. We are gradually bringing the comments back to see if the server can handle it.

Here is an update from our site developer:

Early this morning I was able to successfully run an import of comments ranging between dates 04-01-2014 to 05-31-2014 which in total ended up being around 13,000 comments. Checking blog posts which were created during that time confirms the comments are re-added to them and we’ll be keeping an eye on performance throughout the day, please let us know if you notice anything out of the ordinary.

I followed up by asking if there is a regular schedule that he will be using to bring back comments that I can share with readers:

It’s a little early to say yet what a schedule would look like for this, but I intend to import another 2 month batch of comments sometime next week if we see that performance is not affected adversely. I think after one more import we should have a pretty good idea what an import schedule would look like though, so I would hold off on making any official statements regarding a schedule until that time, though sharing this info with your most impacted commenters and users is not out of the question and may help assure them we are working on it.

So there you have it.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected]. I’ll post updates on the Site Status page as they become available, so check there for updates from now on.

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great news, thanks for the update adam.

Thanks, I appreciate the explanation. For me (and I suspect for some others too), the explanation means more than the pace of the replacement. Keeping the site up and running is the right priority, but it is good to know that the history isn’t lost.