Thursday 2nd February 2012
I’m afraid I’ve had to stop the Recent Activity page from updating again. The database queries that make these listings are very slow and they’re holding up other features of the site, such as posting annotations.
I’ve tried various alternative methods of making these lists but seem to keep coming up against the fact that the database is a bit low-powered to perform actions with the number of annotations we’ve accumulated plus the many spam annotations that get caught. So I’m looking into moving the database to a more powerful server and will hopefully have things up and running again before too long.
Thanks for your patience!