As you are no doubt aware we have been having issues with the site going down.
This is due to massive amounts of traffic on snuffhouse. Within seconds of a fix being done over 40,000 connections were being opened up - clearly we don't have that many active members. As far as we can ascertain it is bots scraping the site, most likely for email adresses and the like.We were experiencing the equivalent of a DoS attack, though we don't believe it was being done malisciously.
The other issue is that mrsnuff.com is on the same server. Anytime snuffhouse took down the server, mrsnuff was also offline.
We are in the process of migrating snuffhouse onto AWS (Amazon Web Services), and during the process we will be reducing the liklihood of this happening in the future with better protocols in place. AWS also automatically scales so even if bots do open tons of connections nothing shuold be taken down (we will just be billed more).
Here's the important bit:
During the migration there will some disruption as the site propogates around the world. You can help speed this up by persevering, even if pages are half loading or taking longer than normal as the pages are cached.
Thank you for your patience with this, and of course your continued support.
Shout out to the moderators also - they all work for free for the benefit of us all.
PS: we are considering a re-write to get us onto a more modern robust forum with more bells and whistles. Does anybody care? Or is this good enough? Any suggestions of what you consider to be a great forum (not content, but look and functionality)? All suggestions welcomed.