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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:45 pm    Post subject: Did not win though the winning bid was $100 less Reply with quote

My bid did did not got placed yesterday. My max was $100 more than the winning bid. Looks like Gixen did not snipe at all. And I am a paid member, so I guess I had/have the mirror option too as backup. Never happened such things before.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What was the status that Gixen gave the snipe on both the Main and Mirror tabs ?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The status of main (Chicago) shows "HTTP TIMEOUT (77)" and Mirror (Miami) does not show anything. Max bid I kept with Gixen was $105 more than the closing bid. I scheduled it two-three days in advance and did NOT make any last minute change.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Odd for the Mirror not to show anything, was it a Grouped snipe, those are never Mirrored ?

Was it in the time-frame of this failure of the Main facility?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Yes, it was grouped.

2. Sorry, I don’t quite understand the “those are never Mirrored?” part. I used the default '6 Offset, 6 Mirror' option and Group 1. But if I click the ‘Gixen Mirror - Miami’ tab, I don’t see anything (Gixen Main - Chicago still has 7 others in the same group).

3. The failed listing ended on Wednesday August 30 at 9 pm PDT (main server failure was between Wed Aug 30 11:14:27 2017 PDT and Thu Aug 31 06:59:15 2017 PDT. As it does not say am or pm, I assume it was 24 hour format and if that is the case, yes, my bid was during that time.. and that possibly is the reason!!!

Thanks for your prompt reply, appreciate it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I think that we may have found the cause of the failure.

The reason that Grouped snipes are never Mirrored is that:

a> By definition the items are replaceable by one another,

but, more significantly;

b> The complications of trying to implement an efficient cancellation system between two servers that are remote from one another, which is necessary for any grouping algorithm, whilst also keeping those servers independent of one another, which is necessary for the sake of reliability of the service, are just too great to make it possible.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much for the detailed explanation..appreciate it.
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