VGMdb
Go Back   VGMdb Forums > Miscellaneous > Archives > Game Remixes Forum Archive 2009-2012
Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old Mar 9, 2010, 11:47 AM
quintin3265's Avatar
quintin3265 quintin3265 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: State College, PA
Posts: 193
Default Compo submission issue "resolved"

Hi,

Some people were stating that they had trouble submitting songs to compos last night. I determined that there wasn't a bug, but that things had actually been working as intended. It seems that the intended functionality, however, was wrong.

The problem results from the caching system that was implemented during the Composition Combat voting period. As you may recall, during that period, the site became unresponsive because of high load. To reduce load, I created a cache of song data that was refreshed every four hours. That means that the number of downloads and views listed for a song could be as old as four hours, and that new songs might not have shown up in the grids for as long as four hours.

After some investigation, I determined that the people who stated they had trouble submitting songs had attempted to upload the song and then immediately submit it afterward. Because the cache had not refreshed in the interval between the upload and the submission, the song was not listed in the submission grid. If the competitors had waited four hours, then they would have been able to submit the song successfully. People who had problems submitting songs last night can try again now that the refresh has occurred several times.

To resolve the problem, I increased the cache refresh frequency from 17 minutes past every four hours to 17 minutes past every hour. I would not recommend increasing the frequency any more, although I'm open to listening to anyone who feels it's very important to do so. The web hosting company will now experience four times as much processing load for this site, and I don't want to attract their attention by increasing the frequency to every 15 minutes, which would require 16 times as much processing power as the every-four-hours scheme did.

I'll also include notices on the song submission pages and in the help pages to indicate that song grids are not refreshed immediately. It shouldn't be difficult to include a clock in the statement, to say that the next refresh will occur at 10:17pm or something like that.

This issue is not related to the errors occurring in Macs during the upload process itself, which is a separate problem.

Comments?

Thanks,

-Steve
__________________
Now you can embed your songs in forum posts and webpages just like this image! Click the image to find out how!

Last edited by quintin3265; Mar 9, 2010 at 11:50 AM.
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NACL-1513: NHK Special "Kyoui no Shouuchuu - Jintai" Soundtrack Special Issue The Uni dancey Album Discussions 0 Dec 21, 2015 10:37 AM
VICL-60677: Kohei Tanaka 20 Shuunen Na Yoru "Top o Nerae!"Kara"Yuushao Gaogaiga"Made Zhane Masaki Album Discussions 0 Jan 25, 2015 01:00 AM
FVCG-1173: Science Adventure Dance Remix "CHAOS;HEAD" "STEINS;GATE" kami68k Album Discussions 0 Sep 29, 2011 12:47 PM
Merge "Independent" and "Doujin/Fanmade" publisher types back into "Doujin/Indie"? Gigablah Questions and Comments 20 Feb 15, 2010 07:34 PM