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  •  I'll try (2+ / 0-)
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    glorificus, claude

    In order to know what comments you've seen (which actually is which comments we've shown to you on a full diary reload), we have to write a little bit of information to our database about who you are and which was the last comment you saw.

    Under normal circumstances, this is spread through the day and is not a big burden.

    Now, imagine if, say, 25,000 people all go into a new diary at the exact same time. Say, for example, if an editor told them to all go into a new liveblog thread.

    It's the difference between your local fast food restaurant serving 1200 burgers a day by serving 100 an hour versus serving 1200 burgers between 12:00 pm and 12:05 pm. :-) It makes the customers grumpy and the staff flat. And the queue that results means that the last customers aren't served until after they've lost interest in the burger.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 08:36:25 AM PDT

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    •  Thank you. I've often wondered how (0+ / 0-)

      everything gets accommodated.

      "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

      by glorificus on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 11:22:06 AM PDT

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