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ANNOUNCEMENT: Combine functionality upgraded

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message 1: by Emily (last edited Aug 07, 2014 03:11PM) (new)

Emily | 34 comments Mod
ETA: combine should be fixed! Please post with any issues you see.


Hi everyone,

Our performance team is working on improvements for our combine functionality. You may have noticed that combining editions of a large work can take a few seconds (or longer), which is the process that we'd like to speed up.

In order to fix this our backend processes, though, we need to remove the ability to combine for the next few hours. I'll post again here when we're back online and combining editions can recommence.

Once the combine function comes back online, it will be even slower for about a week. We'll be lining up combine jobs sequentially, which means that it may take awhile - up to 10 minutes - for a combine job for a large work, like The Hunger Games, to complete. However, that initial job WILL go through! Pressing "combine" again and again will slow down other combines considerably, so please be patient with large combines and be sure to check back periodically to see if your request was completed.

After the week grace period is over, combines will be completely back online. They'll be significantly faster and won't overload our databases as much. If you need to combine a religious text, next week is the time to do it.

I'll post here again when we have combines back online in a few hours, and again next week when everything should be back to normal.

Let me know if you have any questions or see anything odd.


message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43570 comments Mod
Update: Unfortunately, the process is taking somewhat longer than expected. Combine will be up and running (but as Emily said, slow) later today.

Sorry for the additional delay!


message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43570 comments Mod
On your mark, get set, GO!

It's back up. Have at it!

It has passed our tests, but please let us know if you notice any problems other than the slowness Emily mentioned.


message 4: by Moloch (new)

Moloch | 3049 comments I'm having some problems with these authors and I think it's taking longer than 10 minutes

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...


message 5: by Moloch (new)

Moloch | 3049 comments Might be just me: the site is extremely slow on my pc, while it is good on tablet


message 6: by Barth (last edited Aug 04, 2014 07:30AM) (new)

Barth Siemens (barthsiemens) Or it might not be just your pc. A combine for this author with relatively few works is taking more than 10 minutes.

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

ETA: the combine job failed


message 7: by Moloch (last edited Aug 04, 2014 07:48AM) (new)

Moloch | 3049 comments No, I think it wasn't just me after all: the site was down for a while

EDIT: All the combines I was doing (see post 4) worked


message 8: by Emy (last edited Aug 04, 2014 11:04AM) (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5034 comments Seems to have gone again? Got one (large) batch of editions of The Tempest through, but lost access to the page before the combine screen reloaded afterwards.


message 9: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43570 comments Mod
Yes, it is down again. Sorry about that.


message 10: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43570 comments Mod
Back up!


message 11: by Moloch (new)

Moloch | 3049 comments Is combine down again? It's on a loop again


message 12: by Micah (new)

Micah (johnpeyton) | 17 comments It seems to be down again.


message 13: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Matthews (melaniematthews) | 22 comments Processing...
Processing...
Processing...


message 14: by Emily (new)

Emily | 34 comments Mod
It should be back up, but it looks like it's not right now. Let me check with the performance team and see what the issue is.


message 15: by Emily (new)

Emily | 34 comments Mod
Hey all! This should be completely fixed, back online, and much faster. Let me know if you're still seeing any issues.


message 16: by Linda (last edited Aug 07, 2014 03:37PM) (new)

Linda Jenkinson (linjen) | 3 comments I used it just now for three of my four books and it worked like a charm! Thank you Goodreads for this!


message 17: by Emily (new)

Emily | 34 comments Mod
Linda wrote: "I used it just now for three of my four books and it worked like a charm! Thank you Goodreads for this!"

So glad to hear it!


message 18: by Susan (new)

Susan (susanrohrer) | 1 comments Sad news for fans of Amish Fiction author Sicily Yoder: she died from the flu March 15, 2014. If you would like more information, here's a link to a news story:

http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Po...

I'm posting this in case you hadn't heard or in the event that the Librarians in this group want to do anything to update her Goodreads page accordingly.


message 19: by Emily (new)

Emily | 34 comments Mod
Susan wrote: "Sad news for fans of Amish Fiction author Sicily Yoder: she died from the flu March 15, 2014. If you would like more information, here's a link to a news story:

http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/..."


I'm so sorry to hear about this! Goodreads staff will take care of it.


message 20: by Moloch (new)

Moloch | 3049 comments Combine disabled again?


message 21: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5034 comments It was up for me this morning (UK time), but just gone down again now. Presume it'll have to wait until Monday now :)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (susannag) | 69 comments Just tried to use it and the message I got was that it was temporarily disabled.


message 23: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5034 comments It's the same message as before. Difference is that merges/deletions are also down this time.


message 24: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43570 comments Mod
Sorry, all. Should be working again now.


message 25: by Rebecca (last edited Aug 23, 2014 01:43PM) (new)

Rebecca Besser (rebecca_besser) | 6 comments I've been trying, but have been unable to combine these editions (there were two and I changed the info to match, thinking that would help, but then there was a third edition).

If someone could do it, or tell me what I'm doing wrong, that would be great.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 26: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 2443 comments Rebecca wrote: "I've been trying, but have been unable to combine these editions (there were two and I changed the info to match, thinking that would help, but then there was a third edition).

If someone could do..."


Combined


message 27: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Besser (rebecca_besser) | 6 comments Thanks much!


message 28: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Douglass | 4 comments I am having trouble getting the current editions and cover images to the three volumes of The King Trilogy to show up on Listopia Lists.

https://www.goodreads.com/list/book/1... (The Bridge To Caracas)

     https://www.goodreads.com/list/book/1... (The Tainted Trust)

     https://www.goodreads.com/list/book/1... (Kerri's War)


message 29: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43570 comments Mod
This thread has served its purpose as an announcement. If you have trouble with a combine, please start a new thread.


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