Is This Forum Being Monitored?

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    I'm a computer dummy so I have no technical knowledge to base this suspicion on, but some time ago I read that when the responsiveness of a website or message board slows down the cause could be its interactive content is being monitored and logged.

    I'm bringing this up because USMB has significantly slowed down since last night (Sunday night, 11/28) and it continues today.

    Is this true? Or was I misinformed?
     
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    The site owner has to slow it down to do periodic maintenance, MikeK. This causes a lag which usually happens on a Sunday night, but I have not noticed one today. Are you sure this is happening only to the USMB page? Mebbe your ISP is on the fritz.

    I suppose someone with the government could be watching this board. (What a boring fucking job that would be.) What you write here is public and they'd be as entitled as anyone else to read it.
     
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    There are 2 possibilities:
    1. similar to Googlebot. Gaining informations from the servers of usmb.com. (there won't come 1.000 bush-bots, probably 1)
    2. directly through the signal (data-stream). Keyword-based text-extraction.

    Both don't slow down the site.
    And I don't know the laws in the USA, but in some countries, Internet providers are forced by law to backup data-traffic for some time.
     
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    Yes. This forum is being monitored.

    I'm monitoring it.
     
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    The Illuminati monitors everything. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Yes it's true, but they're only keeping tabs on you.

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    Everything else at my end is up to speed, so I don't think it's my ISP. It's just this forum.

    Your response suggests that you're not experiencing the same problem. Is that true?

    I agree. But watching it is one thing, logging it for close study is cause for concern in an emerging security state. Especially if you're not on the side of the devil.
     
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    Why would someone from a government agency logging onto USMB cause it to slow down?
     

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