Problems reading / posting here...

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Old 01-11-10, 09:20 PM
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Lightbulb Problems reading / posting here...

I've been having problems reading posts and posting here.

I click on a post and it does not appear for a long time. Or try to post and it does not post.

What works for me is if it is not displaying the post, I click on "Stop" or red X on browser. Then again click on the link.

Or if it partially displays, I'll click on refresh (Green arrows) after clicking on stop.

Or if posting and I click on Submit and it does not do anything, I click on "Stop" or red X on browser. Then again click on Submit.
 
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Old 01-11-10, 09:37 PM
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Been getting worse over the the last few weeks. I posted perhaps a month ago in Chats but it has gotten worse. My upload speed is 600Kb and down load 5Gb so it isn't my connection and it doesn't happen on other forums I visit. At least 50% of the time it takes three tries to post. If I don't cancel and try again it just times out.
 
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Old 01-12-10, 07:40 AM
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I feel your pain. As a moderator the page loading speed is the #1 limit to my input on this site. I simply do not have the time to wait for the loads. Especially problematic when trying to keep tabs on large sections of the board.

I moderate and frequent several other boards and this is by far the slowest. It's a shame, when I first joined many, many years ago the site moved quickly even on a dial-up connection. Now even on a 10mbs connection I click "reply" here, open another window and another forum and have their page completely load, return to DIY and still be waiting for it to finish loading.
 
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Old 01-12-10, 09:24 AM
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One problem seems to be the Walmart ad. Every thing usually loads quickly after it loads but till it loads nothing else but the DIY logo upper left loads. I will admit the few times I have tried using Opera it seemed faster but that could have been a fluke because sometimes it does load normally.
 
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Old 01-12-10, 09:47 AM
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The site administrators are aware of this problem and have been trying various solutions over the past few weeks. They are experimenting with different advertisements that will result in faster load times. Thanks for the report.
 
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