How To - The server is too busy at the moment. Please try again later.

Discussion in 'Website news & discussions' started by Dan, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Dan

    Dan KiloTanked in post 153451

    A survivors guide to the "The server is too busy at the moment. Please try again later" message

    What to do when you've got to get the latest mileage tips or latest news article but the server is busy with all the new recruits. Here's a How-To to get you by.

    1. Print this howto and post it on your cube wall ;).
    2. If while trying to read a thread, you hit the busy message, refer to this print out (you made in step one)
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    3. Look at the top of your browser for the URL that triggered the busy message. You should see the tread number "...t=...", double click on the number to highlight it (in windows).
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    4. With that number highlighted press the CTRL key while typing X (called CTRL-X), this will cut the number out and save it in your clipboard.
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    5. Next look on the left nav bar for the link to the Archives. Click it (you won't get a busy message... honest).
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    6. Now click any forum and any thread just to get an archive thread displayed.
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    7. Once you have a thread displayed in the archive, look at the top of your browser for the archive Thread URL.
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    8. Double click the number in the URL to highlight it.
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    9. With that number highlighted press the CTRL key while typing V (called CTRL-V), this will paste the number on the clipboard over the number you've highlighted.
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    10. Now just press the Enter key and your browser should go to archive of the thread you were trying to read before without any busy messages.

    Now once you get good at it, you can switch from standard view to archive few in less that 5 seconds, so it's not that painful. You can't post a reply from Archive view, but you can't have it all.

    EDIT: I've added this Advanced section, so depending on what you want to do, you either need the ForumID or ThreadID. Here are the URLs that you replace "00" either with ForumID or ThreadID.

    • View Forum in Archive (replace "00" with ForumID):
      http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/archive/index.php/f-00.html​
    • View Thread in Archive (replace "00" with ThreadID):
      http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-00.html​
    • Post New Thread in a Forum (replace "00" with ForumID):
      http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=00
    • Reply to an existing Thread (replace "00" with ThreadID):
      http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/newreply.php?do=newreply&t=00

    Happy browsing.

    11011011
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2008
  2. ikea4532

    ikea4532 ikea4532

    That helps out a lot. thanks DaN <11011011>
     
  3. kayasbluetaco

    kayasbluetaco Well-Known Member

    I usually get the server busy message when I try to respond! LOL
     
  4. kmactavi

    kmactavi Well-Known Member

    I did the same thing by searching for the thread in google along with 'archive', this is even better, thanks Dan!

    Kirk
     
  5. ericbecky

    ericbecky Member

    Could this be "stickied" somewhere?
     
  6. Dan

    Dan KiloTanked in post 153451

    OK... for the advanced users, to reply to a thread your reading in archive mode do the following:
    1. Copy the thread number you want to reply to just like the above procedure.
    2. Take that thread number and paste it to the end of the following URL:
      Code:
      http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/newreply.php?do=newreply&t=
    3. Now browse to the newly contructed URL and you did it all at light server load. You may not land when you hit "submit" for the post, but that's how you can get as close as you can get with a busy server.

    11011011
     
  7. NickfromIL

    NickfromIL Active Member

    Wow thanks Dan, I seem to get this message almost anytime I try and get on from work.
     
  8. HemiSync

    HemiSync Well-Known Member

    Great info! Of course you could always do what I do when I hit that message. I go work on my car. :D
     
  9. Dan

    Dan KiloTanked in post 153451

    Alright... a final bit of URL hackery. So depending on what you want to do, you either need the ForumID or ThreadID. Here are the URLs that you replace "00" either with ForumID or ThreadID.

    • View Forum in Archive (replace "00" with ForumID):
      http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/archive/index.php/f-00.html​
    • View Thread in Archive (replace "00" with ThreadID):
      http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-00.html​
    • Post New Thread in a Forum (replace "00" with ForumID):
      http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=00
    • Reply to an existing Thread (replace "00" with ThreadID):
      http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/newreply.php?do=newreply&t=00

    PS... I'll probably update the OP with the update.

    11011011
     
  10. Dan

    Dan KiloTanked in post 153451

    Stickied for now. Things have calmed down considerably lately.

    11011011
     

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