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#1 purpleduck

Posted 07 December 2019 - 12:49 PM

I can't remember who mentioned it but I've just spotted another thread with a stupidly high number of viewers, with 99.9% being "guests".

Did we ever figure out what it was? I know EB has been a bit clunky today. I did speculate it could be flooding due to infected computers (I'm sure there is a technical term for this) but really, have no idea otherwise why it would be happening. :huh:

Edited by purpleduck, 07 December 2019 - 01:05 PM.

#2 MayaTheGrinch

Posted 07 December 2019 - 12:50 PM

It’s been clunky for days and days and some of the larger threads are having time out errors coming up (fluffy vents is one of them). I hadn’t reported it because I thought it was my internet but it’s turns out it isn’t.

It’s also been double posting a lot. Like a huge amount more then normal. (I think there are actually two threads for this).

Edited by mayahlb, 07 December 2019 - 12:51 PM.

#3 purpleduck

Posted 07 December 2019 - 12:51 PM

Yeah and SMH site is fine and loading ok, so not a fairfax/nine issue....

ETA - and now the thread I noticed it in has noone viewing it. Again, weird.

Edited by purpleduck, 07 December 2019 - 01:04 PM.

#4 gracie1978

Posted 07 December 2019 - 01:16 PM

I'd noticed that as well
This one currently has 25 guests?

#5 marple

Posted 07 December 2019 - 01:28 PM

It was me with 677 guests viewing the Australian Politics thread. No idea what happened there either.

#6 kimasa

Posted 07 December 2019 - 01:31 PM

It's more likely than not a glitch, especially given that the site in general has been buggy lately.

#7 PrincessPeach

Posted 07 December 2019 - 02:12 PM

I've struggled to log in the last few days, i assume others might be having the same issue.

#8 Lucrezia Bauble

Posted 07 December 2019 - 02:18 PM

maybe the russian bots are onto us...

#9 purplekitty

Posted 07 December 2019 - 04:07 PM

320 guests now looking at Australian politics,the other active threads atm have between 0-5 guests.

#10 Lifesgood

Posted 07 December 2019 - 04:22 PM

I'd hazard a guess it is bots.

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