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    New Database + Misc. New Features

    Greetings All:

    * You may have noticed that the site was down from late last night, until around 1pm (est) today. I converted all of our databases from MyISAM to GEMINI. You should notice a HUGE difference in speed because of this. MyISAM type tables only supported table-level locking, while GEMINI ones support row-level locking. Very cool. (more details at NuSphere if you're interested)

    * I've added a "print" icon to each post, so instead of having just being able to get a print-friendly version of the entire thread, you can get it for any particular post. I think this will be especially helpful for things like tutorials posted by users, etc.

    * I've increased the number of PMs that each user can have in their boxes to 500. (I added another scsci drive last night, so I thought I'd pass the extra space on to you!)

    Enjoy!

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    Thanks JP,

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    thanks a lot Great job!!!!!

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    Excellent. I will have to try it on the mac browsers to see how the speed increases work there (I saw most of my slowdowns on that machine not on my intel type machines). =)
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    The site is faster... SCSI rulez

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    nice but...

    However... I noticed that we are unable to delete our own posts???
    Some actions still are very slow...

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    Nice. JP. Keep the good stuff coming.
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    Weeeeee! Good job JP Keep up the good work

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    Wah hah!


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    It's probably 10 times faster...

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