Site back online!June 12,2005 15:20 - Rollie
Well, it took a lot longer than I had expected to rebuild the database but the site is back online.
There is one change though that I will update probably this evening. On the character search page, it is now CASE sensitive for the time being. That means if you do a search on rollie, you will not find anyone, but if you search on Rollie, you'll get the expected results.
I'll give a little more info later when I have a chance to better explain the changes.
I am disappointed in the gains that I have received from the rebuild. I was hoping for more. The good thing is that international characters should be handled properly now under all cases (crosses fingers). I am still working on further tweaks and enhancements and I hope to make things even better. I just don't have enough experience in throwing this much data around. I learn more and more every day though!
The biggest problem I see right now is the searching in the character history. If you do a search and you don't give it several letters to use in the search, then the search takes a very long time. I am doing what I can to decrease the search time. In the meantime, I would suggest searching on at least 3 characters when doing a character search.
I have not yet re-enabled processing. I am going to start that back tomorrow when I have a chance to closely monitor the progress.
Of course if you see any problems, let me know!