Latest hour, server overloaded

Case number:845829-995897
Opened by:Bruno Kestemont
Opened on:Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 20:38
Last modified:Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 17:39

On 774, there was a close competition latest hour between AD and Beta Folder. We tried to share a lot of evo's. It was not possible, client crashed when trying to load or to share, then even trying to open new puzzle.

(Sat, 09/07/2013 - 20:38  |  8 comments)

Joined: 09/24/2012
Groups: Go Science

sorry, it was on 772

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Agreed. TRying to load any shared solution resulted in server timeout errors. This is docuemnted in IRC #Global logs.

We were essentially shut out from sharing any of our solutions for evolving during that last hour of 772.

This puzzle should be extended for some time so we can have an honest competition without being hampered by server issues.

Joined: 04/19/2009

I also agree -

The server issue took all the enjoyment out of what should have been an exciting last hour of the puzzle. We so rarely have a close race at the end of puzzles since walking no longer works.

It was unfair to all participants to be unable to share or download shares.

I don't think that anyone wants days or even 24 hours (we are all purely sick of this one puzzle)... But if there is a way to extend for a few hours, please do so!

Joined: 09/24/2012
Groups: Go Science
Status: Open » Closed

Puzzle has been extended 24 hours.

Thanks Foldit team ! We will continue enjoy the finishing race !

Joined: 09/24/2012
Groups: Go Science
Status: Closed » Open

oops. Re-opened. It remains a bug report indeed. i hope this will not happen for other puzzles.

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Hi bruno, the puzzle should have been extended. Are you seeing any more issues?

Joined: 09/24/2012
Groups: Go Science

Hi katfish,
Thanks fot puzzle 772 !
However, I wonder if it is a bug related to the puzzle or to any overload on the end of puzzles (when everybody shares a lot)

Joined: 09/24/2012
Groups: Go Science
Status: Open » Closed

I suppose this kind of crash will not repeat often => closing


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