Now and then we get this notification at the top of our forum:
Due to extreme load, this is temporarily being shown to everyone as a logged out user would see it.
I have a few observations and questions about this:
First, the server does not seem to be under extreme load. The last time I saw the warning our server monitoring showed that CPU load peaked at 24%, memory usage was just above 50% etc. As far as I know, no noticeable decrease in performance for users. So I wonder: What is the threshold for this warning and is it reasonably calibrated?
Secondly, and more importantly for me, the forum I run is completely private. Logged out users can not see anything except the login page. So the notification is incorrect, i.e. the page is not shown as a logged out user would see it, because such a user would not be able to see it at all. This has created confusion a few times because it has been taken to imply that the posts of our private forum are suddenly available to unauthorized users. I was myself quite alarmed the first time I saw it and from time to time I get questions about it from users.
Perhaps this warning should be rewritten? Or changed/disabled for private forums?
Is it possible to disable it for a particular forum?