In the process of entering last night's observations into WEBOBS individually I found that the submission page was locking up for me every so many entries. After completing about 25 entries then it locked up and stayed that way, no matter how many times I re-enter the site. This was at 9:40AM ESTSunday morning the 7th.
Anyone else encountering similar problems this morning?
Yes. I've just tried (14.00hrs UT Oct 7) to upload 10 CCD observations. The page stuck on processing for about 10 minutes. I stopped the page and checked the QL files. The observations had made it in - but each one appears twice! I have 100+ visual ones to upload now, but I think I'll hold back for a while.
PS. Well it let me in to delete the double entries anyhow!
Indeed, WEBOBS was working again, but painfully slowly for me, around 15:00UT. Managed to upload the remainder of last evenings data, but the delay between each entry and the screen refresh to take the next obs was about 25-30 seconds each time.
Some problems still exist. This morning (Oct 10) I've tried to upload 6 CCD observations with a file upload. Upon clicking upload, the 'processing' stage appears to hang. After waiting 25 minutes I closed the page, logged out and back in and checked to see if the data had made it to the DB. It hadn't. I then tried to upload them again, waited another 25 minutes then stopped the page loading out of sheer frustration. I then re-checked the DB to find the 6 observations had been entered twice! I didn't have a problem deleting the duplicates.
This seems to be a recurring problem when I attempt to do a file upload before 12h GMT - or when you guys are still asleep or just waking up. If I try to upload data in the afternoon or evening here (England) then the process is 'usually' quicker. On occasions I have just given up trying altogether with moans and curses, and have sometimes forgotton (or have not been able) to try again later in the day, so the observations may never make it to the DB.
Individual data entry is also ponderously slow at times before mid-day GMT, so much so that I always try for a file upload, even if it's just one single observation!