Around 8AM PST on August 25th, we deployed a content delivery network (CDN) aimed at increasing the speed at which /gg FTW! loads for our international audiences. Most of the forums and a large percentage of the rest of the site have already been optimized to use the CDN. Throughout the next week we'll be optimizing the rest of the site. The CDN benefits us by providing global replication for our images, scripts, and stylesheets. All forum images, avatars, profile pictures, and wiki images have already been pushed.
During this week you may notice some images go missing, some features work incorrectly, or some styles that seem to be off as we continue this optimization. If you notice anything amiss, please clear your browser cache and try again. If that doesn't remedy your issue, please report it in our Site Bugs forum and we'll address it shortly.
We'd also love to hear how the new CDN is working for you! Please reply to this thread stating your location (country is fine) and your preception of /gg FTW's current performance to its past performance. We'll be trying the CDN out for a few months but it's quite expensive. To keep it, we're going to need to get more people (psst.. that means you should tell your friends to join our kick-ass community).
A list of our CDN provider's edge routers is below; you should automatically be routed to the edge router closest to you.
- Los Angeles
- New York
- San Jose
- Hong Kong