Answers to your blogging questions…
So I’ve spoken to the good folks at MLB.com and basically, here’s what they’ve told me about the delay you’re experiencing sometimes when you post.
MLBlogs comments weren’t built to be real-time chat vehicles or discussion threads. They exist so that you guys can leave us a comment about what we post. The good thing about this blog is that we have so many followers traditionally, but the downside of that is that you are all trying to comment and it’s putting a drain on the load – which won’t be solved by adding servers.
When 10 people try to send 10 comments in all within 10 seconds, MovableType tries to republish the same page 100 times. With you guys, it’s many multiples of 10. So there is not a solution that is going to improve the ability to have a comment show up immediately; at times (like this) it will be problematic.
I know it’s not the answer you all were seeking, but hopefully you can live with the delays from time to time and still find this to be a useful place to talk Dodger baseball.
Speaking of which, here’s tonight’s lineup in the desert