Username
Password
Login is SSL protected. By clicking on "Log in Now" you agree to gixen.com terms of usage.
Forum is available in English only.


   SearchSearch     

Early Snipe

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Gixen.com Forum Index -> Support
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Ry
Guest





PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:48 pm    Post subject: Early Snipe Reply with quote

This is my first time using Gixen. I wanted to snipe item # :150067391841 but it seemed it bid 2 mins before the auction ended. I was just curious why it would do that. Thanks.
Back to top
Gixen
Advertisements





PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:48 pm    Post subject: Early Snipe

Back to top
CanadianWeasel
Guest





PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same thing just happen to me. An earlier Gixen auction sniped at the right time, but this was a two minute lead time.

Auction end time : 09-Dec-06 21:36:30 EST
Bid time : 09-Dec-06 21:34:01 EST


I would assume that it's likely just that your hosting service has the server out of sync with eBay's time. And really, eBay is probably not who anyone should be syncing their time against.

Do you verify times between servers? Maybe a check every 5 minutes and adjusting for the difference, unless you have control over what the server you host with in regards to time setting.

Fortunately, I won the auction anyway. I've trained myself not to get disappointed when I lose an auction as well, so if I missed it then no big deal. As I've said before, it keeps me from frenzy bidding at the end which prevents me from bidding too much and being scolded by the wife.
Back to top
mario
Site Admin


Joined: 03 Oct 2006
Posts: 6173

PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big apologies guys, here is what happened.

When CPUs were upgraded, time was not set properly by the hosting facility staff. As I use VPS, not dedicated, my own ntpd could not set the time properly. Finally I found a workaround.

This is fixed now, sorry once again.

Mario.

P.S. The solution for this, and 2 previous incidents that happened since Gixen was launched, is to move Gixen to a dedicated server. But this costs $$, and at this point Gixen is barely making enough to pay for the VPS. It will probably take another 6 months before I have enough traffic (=more clicks = more money) to pay for the dedicated.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Gixen.com Forum Index -> Support All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You can post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

© 2015 Gixen.com. Forum powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group.