More Cinema Treasures upgrades

posted by Patrick Crowley on November 22, 2005 at 2:58 pm

We will be taking the site offline during the Thanksgiving holiday, so that we can take another stab at improving the performance of Cinema Treasures.

Specifically, the website will be offline from Wednesday through Sunday of this week, as we continue to overhaul Cinema Treasures. While we realize this may be an inconvenience to some of our users, it is perhaps the best time for us to make such an upgrade, as everyone is likely to be on holiday.

As before, we expect to make good progress on improving the scalabilty of this website, although there’s no guarantee this round of upgrades will completely solve our current challenges.

Stay tuned, theater fans! And Happy Thanksgiving!

Comments (8)

Patrick Crowley
Patrick Crowley on November 22, 2005 at 3:13 pm

Two other points:

• You may wish to postpone adding new theaters until site performance is fully restored. When the site is sluggish, it’s difficult for us to add new theaters.

• As you may have noticed, we’ve been able to improve the frequency of updates to the Newest Theaters, Recent Comments, and Updated Theaters blocks on each page. These are now generated every five minutes. (We were originally planning to update them only once per hour, but we’ve been able to improve on this.)

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on November 22, 2005 at 4:09 pm

Congrats. I still can’t see any new theaters as it takes me to the general page Lost Memory talked about. I receive new user comments in email of course. I checked one and it was fine, right to the theater but the other one took me nowhere. Good Luck.

Vito
Vito on November 23, 2005 at 9:25 am

“Go get em boys” take all the time you need, a little break is a small price to pay to improve this very important, entertaining and informative site. We can all happily catch up after the holiday.

stevebob
stevebob on November 23, 2005 at 1:19 pm

Yipes, a long weekend without cinematreasures.org? I might have to go out and take in a movie!

Seriously, though, many thanks for your efforts to improve this site, which means so much to so many of us.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Manwithnoname
Manwithnoname on November 23, 2005 at 3:47 pm

Working the long weekend so we can continue to enjoy this site…for free. A tip of the Hatlo hat to ya!

stevebob
stevebob on November 28, 2005 at 8:21 pm

Hatlo hat? This set off a FLOOD of memories about Jimmy Hatlo and “They’ll Do It Every Time” … a staple of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner back in the day.

Manwithnoname
Manwithnoname on December 1, 2005 at 5:30 pm

I threw the Examiner as a paperboy for most of my teen years. Oh yeah, remember those things? Paper routes?

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