We’ve been having a few technical problems, linked to the recently listed items on the Folksy homepage. These have affected the speed and performance of the site overall. So to make sure the site stays steady and works as quickly as possible, we’ve had to make some urgent changes to the recently-listed view. As a result the recently listed box on the front page (and in a few other places across the site) will now just show recently listed items that have been created from new in the last month, rather than all relisted items. All items will still show in the Recently Listed page, as before. If you spot any issues or problems, please let us know.
This is the technical explanation from @dougfolksy :
The query that grabs recently listed items for the homepage has become very slow, over time, to the point where we’re seeing a performance hit for the whole site at times. The way to fix this will be to alter where we record whether an item has been published or not, but this will take some time and re-engineering of the database to do.
In the meantime, we have a performance bottleneck that we need to isolate and fix quickly. To that end, we’ve had to change the way the query that gets recently listed items for the homepage works. As a result, the query for the recently listed homepage component will now only query for those recently listed items that were created from new in the last month. This gives us a significant performance increase.