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Substantial lag in "last post by" for the four Help fora? Answered

I've noticed that there seems to be a substantial lag in posting times propagating out from the four Help fora (Authors, Bugs, FAQs, and Feedback) to the top-level Forum summary page.

For example, I recently posted two replies to bug reports, at 1:22 and 1:23 pm, 22 Dec 2008. Within the Bugs Forum my two comments are appropriately referenced as "last post by kelseymh 10 minutes ago", and the two topics are first and second in the list.

However, on the top-level page, the Bugs Forum still shows that the last post was from Wingmaster700 more than 6 hours ago. I'll also note that other comments between 6 hours and now were also never reported at the top-level summary.

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noahw
noahw

11 years ago

Roger. I'll forward this wonky time behavior along to the dev team. As always, thanks for bringing this to our attention.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

Thanks, Noah! In addition to these lags with individual comments, a number of people have commented (usually in random fora, rather than as bug reports :-) that they have whole topics "fall down the rabbit hole", with publication delays ranging from hours to days. Given the volume of traffic you guys are supporting, might it be that the server code has a contention bug or race condition that gets hit occasionally?