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Suggestion: I think OS Needs Its Own Cache Cleaning System

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  1. Hero
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    I think any operating system, browser, or website that archives files etc. would probably need a tool that can help clean out old files or in this case old user files that are no longer being used (inactive for 6+ months) or old messages, notifications, and other things that are "archived". Something is slowing down my ability to post messages and it is very frustrating. And I've done just about everything I could do on my end to remedy the situation and nothing has worked. The only thing left to look at is how OS manages archiving. When I try to view my questions history, I can only go so far before things start to lock up on me. I need a way to delete notifications because I think I have too many archived, but I can't do it. Perhaps I should relinquish some of my fans to reduce the load or delete some of my testimonials or maybe delete all of my messages. Either way, there is some kind of loading issue that exists on this site and I can't fix it myself unfortunately.

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    The servers are currently having issues. All websites have a cache, and the cache of unwanted or unneeded files get automatically deleted by the system. Deleting personal data such as notifications, private messages, and threads will only cause disturbance because what if someone wanted that private message to stay their, or tutorials that are posted in threads, or someone got online after a year of being away and finds that all his stuff is deleted. There are to many issues to consider a mandatory cache cleaning of this scale. Once OpenStudy fixes the server issues everything should be back to normal. If they are not satisfied with the systems performances or become a larger community then I am positive that they will order new servers, RAM, storage, etc. The admins are letting us use this site for completely free, so whatever way they want to go at, "speeding the site up," is completely in their jurisdiction.

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    Give the user the ability to clean their own cache

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    I think we determined the problem with your account Hero is the number of users you fanned. We're going to work up a solution where we don't load all of that stuff at once, but we haven't had the chance to do so yet.

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    That admittedly, is a software engineering issue and not a server issue. Although we are having some server issues at the moment. heh.

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    Just a suggestion: Fanning should in no way be related to posting a comment. I deleted every single user I ever fanned, then my smart score went down. :/

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    Whether you like it or not, everything happening on the page can affect the performance of everything else. Trust me, my life would be easier if that weren't the case. In the end it boils down to how much abuse your computer can take. :P haha Like I said, we're going to get around to fixing that bug eventually. Sorry for the trouble.

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    I'm not sure if this specific event was in any way shape or form related to my computer. If you can explain how it was related, go right ahead. It seems to be more of a user account issue. After deleting all of the users I fanned, everything seems to be working now.

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    So, OpenStudy has two sets of code we run. One on the server, and one in your browser. This slowdown was caused by the code in your browser. The fact that we had code that performed that poorly is partially our bad. But how badly you are affected by that is also partially a function of how much in terms of resources your computer is able to allocate to your browser. Not saying that we don't need to fix this on our end... we do. But, that's how computer performance is related.

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