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[Optimization] We have released an update that optimizes a number of pages

This morning for the sake of speeding up the service and our ongoing efforts to optimize this platform in the midst of a considerable traffic influx we have made some general updates across a number of pages, the most notable being the front page list. We hope these changes will result in a noticeable speed increase for everyone!

Ok, that's it for now. Thanks for reading.

1 year ago by teamsnapzu with 45 comments

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  • gladsdotter
    +28

    Why on earth would someone vote this down?

    • Wckdjugallo
      +9

      Because it is the internet and people have a habit of being mean and dumb just for meanness and dumbness sake.

    • oystein
      +8

      Some just want to watch the world slow down to a grinding halt.

      • shadow1515
        +3

        Yeah I think I was stuck behind that guy in traffic yesterday.

    • jmcs
      +3

      You are the one with the red username, find who did it or force people to give a reason for downvoting. My guess as a former redditor it's that it was another former redditor that didn't went to the trouble of reading the rules and faq.

    • DunkEgg
      +3

      I didnt do it, but I found this post meaningless. What was done to improve efficiency? What bottle neck has been resolved? What bottle necks are still in snapzu code? How can I help?

      Its just circlejerk without context.

      • LacquerCritic
        +18

        It's not just "circlejerk without context" - the admins have previously stated that they would give regular updates given that they've quadrupled site traffic in less than a week. Secondly, they're trying to let those who are still dealing with long lag times know that it should be improving, which would help with those users' frustrations. Lastly, you're really putting the admins in a lose-lose situation here - if they didn't post the small updates and there were extended periods of silence, there would be cries about lack of transparency by the admins or lack of efforts being put into improve the site. Have some empathy, please.

        • DunkEgg
          +3

          Im just asking for context.

          Its different optimizacions changing mysql to cassandra, to buy servers, to cache things. So I could expect more or less lag in what?

          • LacquerCritic
            +10

            And that's fine - there are a lot of users here for whom this small update will be satisfactory, and for some (like yourself) that have a much more technical understanding of sites, you're going to want more meat to the updates. All you need to do is ask or PM an admin politely - if they're too busy, they might not be able to answer right away, but empathy and friendliness will get you far.

    • 3rdWheel
      0

      Honestly, does it really matter? All you're doing is bringing attention to something that doesn't deserve it.

      • eilyra
        +1

        Well, it kind of does. Not in the internet points kind of sense, but if it ends up being used frivolously rather than with the purposes set in the etiquette, it may end up changing the character of the discussion. So while the single downvote might not carry weight in this particular instance, maintaining the notion that they do carry weight and are consequential and as such should be used responsibly does carry merit. One possible way of doing this is requesting further clarification in cases where the downvote hasn't been obviously warranted.

  • caelreth
    +24

    Thanks for the hard work, teamsnapzu!

    • nebraska
      +2

      Work, Snapzu team. Hard thanks for the.

      (I think I got the sentiment right but not the order...)

  • CuppaMatt
    +8

    Nice one, I love that there's constant development. Keep up the good work guys!

  • oystein
    +6

    Is there some way of supporting the site? Like "Snapzu Platinum" or something similar? :-D

    • eilyra
      +8

      The most direct way of supporting the site currently I believe is a donation. I'm sure further options for support will be made available as things get figured out further, I believe ideas along the lines of Patreon were suggested.

      • oystein
        +4

        $10 donated! Thanks for the info.

  • ressmox
    +5

    Thanks! Were there optimization changes made to the Snap submission dialog as well? It feels much faster than previously.

    • bogdan
      +6

      To me it feels the same, but you know what? I actually like it that way. I feel like it gives you a chance to reflect on what you're about to post before you actually do it. Turned me away from posting a few times.

      • ressmox
        +3

        Haha, well the Submit button takes about the same amount of time. Biggest thing I noticed was adding tribes to post to feels much faster, and more responsive for me. Maybe it's just a load thing.

  • laebshade
    +5

    Great stuff.

    Is there a page where we can make feature requests?

    • Aevitis (edited 1 year ago)
      +9

      You might be looking for /t/ideasforsnapzu. Be sure to search and see if your feature request has already been posted before! ;)

  • bryan
    +5

    Awesome, I can already notice the difference!

  • a7h13f
    +5

    Seriously guys, thank you so much for the updates and the transparency in the system.

  • neg8ivezero
    +5

    The level of dedication and community involvement that the administration has with the community is wonderful here. I can't thank you enough for working so hard to improve and grow this platform. Thanks!

  • voicesinmyhead
    +4

    Thanks for this update! The site definitely feels much snappier today.

  • kvn
    +4

    Thanks! I hope to see even better content on the front page!

  • bogdan
    +4

    Feels amazingly better.

  • Nate
    +4

    It really does feel much snappier. Excellent work, teamsnapzu!

  • Cheski
    +4

    I am seeing a dramatic speed increase even from a mobile browser. Thank you very much.

  • wolfeater
    +4

    Much MUCH faster for me. Thanks team snapzu!

  • Cuken
    +4

    I've seen a noticeable increase in speed. Great change!

  • daemonk
    +4

    Nice job. There is a noticeably increase in performance. The site feels a lot snappier. Just from a technical curiosity stand-point, what were these optimizations?

  • BigOlJim
    +3

    Cool. I had not noticed any speed issues in the first place. But nice to know you guys are working hard! Thanks!

  • skeeva
    +3

    Definitely noticeable, thanks!

  • imnotgoats
    +2

    Keep up the good work. Love this site and its attentive staff!

  • ToixStory
    +2

    Snapzu has been running faster for me today, so it seems it's working. Great work, teamsnapzu!

  • Kysol
    +2

    Site seems snappier (pun intended). Page response times are under a second. Used to be 2-3s per page call.