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#1 GOOP

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:41 PM

There is a major problem with this forum, page loads time are a major joke, most of the time even changing from page 1 to page 2 of a thread will cause a delay to wait for 1,200 items to load, these page load times are unacceptable and make this forum very frustrating to use.

Xan needs to limit signature photos or completely eliminate them, some forums show these items once on every thread page, meaning that a members signature will only show once on a thread page, even if he posted 5 times on that page, here we have signature photos loading in every post by a particular member, this means if that member has made 5 posts in a thread page, that photo has to load 5 times on that page of the thread, multiply that by more than one member running signature photos and you have a real problem.

I am on high speed broadband with a fast connection, but these page load times here are the worst I have ever seen on any forum, and I have been on forums since 2003, hundreds of them, and this forum in it's present state is a train wreck as far as page load times are concerned.

Edited by GOOP, 21 April 2009 - 06:48 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2009 - 07:11 PM

Guess what?

When using Firefox this is not happening to me, so maybe it is my settings in IE that is causing this problem.

Microsoft did an automatic update about a week ago and it reset the browser settings and all kinds of warnings come up now, maybe I eliminate the placeholders in IE for images and this problem ends here.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 04:13 PM

If you're that upset about load times, switch to the lo-fi version....

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 07:02 PM

I just use FireFox when I come here, there are some forums that take up your entire CPU, this is one of them, if you eliminate viewing signatures, it helps.

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 05:13 AM

Xan needs to limit signature photos or completely eliminate them, some forums show these items once on every thread page, meaning that a members signature will only show once on a thread page, even if he posted 5 times on that page, here we have signature photos loading in every post by a particular member, this means if that member has made 5 posts in a thread page, that photo has to load 5 times on that page of the thread, multiply that by more than one member running signature photos and you have a real problem.


You can disable signatures in your controls.

BTW: I guess there's something wrong with your connection. Mine works fine :laffy:


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Posted 09 May 2009 - 07:34 AM

Nothing wrong with the speed as far as i can see.
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Posted 09 May 2009 - 08:20 AM

Once the pics load..they are all in your Cashe until you empty it.

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 11:20 AM

Once the pics load..they are all in your Cashe until you empty it.


You mean the thousands of emoticons :hypocrite: and imageshack photos that take forever to load in IE every time you move to the next forum thread page, not to mention all the hundreds of duplicate member signature photos on each page ?

Edited by GOOP, 09 May 2009 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 09 May 2009 - 02:06 PM

IE sucks. it takes ages til the pages load. With Opera I dont have this problem, loading time is pretty good.

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 02:10 PM

But since 98% of the world's computer users use IE, XAN HAS TO DO SOMETHING TO IMPROVE PAGE LOAD TIMES !!!!

Limiting signature photos is a start, and telling members not to post <_< as their entire post would be another !!!

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 02:16 PM

But since 98% of the world's computer users use IE

Poll time! :D

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 02:17 PM

You mean the thousands of emoticons :emijomo89: and imageshack photos that take forever to load in IE every time you move to the next forum thread page, not to mention all the hundreds of duplicate member signature photos on each page ?



Yep...same goes for Firefox, Opera, Chrome & whatever else is out there.

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 02:23 PM

Just browsed the forum in IE...
works perfectly fine.
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Posted 09 May 2009 - 02:25 PM

Poll time! :D

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Right, any webmaster can tell you that 98% of visitors use IE and have for years !!

I know the managers around here don't like to hear anything other than what a great and fantastic job they do, but all is not as great as they think around here.

Ya know what, that's all right with me, because that has been the case for years now.

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 02:27 PM

http://www.w3schools...wsers_stats.asp

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 02:30 PM

Now pull the stat's on this site.

Here are the stat's from a forum I run directly from c-panel.

MSIE 86544 76.2 %

Msie 8.0 No 1858 1.6 %

Msie 7.0 No 76872 67.7 %

Msie 6.0 No 7208 6.3 %

Msie 5.5 No 380 0.3 %

Msie 5.01 No 2 0 %

Msie 5.0 No 73 0 %

Msie 4.01 No 28 0 %

Msie 3.02 No 41 0 %

Msie 2.0 No 82 0 %

FIREFOX 19651 17.3 %

Edited by GOOP, 09 May 2009 - 02:39 PM.


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Posted 10 May 2009 - 06:55 AM

Maybe 98% of the world's computer users over 50 use IE, but the rest of us know better...

And even from the numbers you posted there, it is only 76% IE, not 98%. So you basically nullify your own statement.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 02:21 PM

Here are the stat's from a forum I run directly from c-panel.

Now pull the stat's on this site.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 03:30 PM

Maybe 98% of the world's computer users over 50 use IE, but the rest of us know better...

And even from the numbers you posted there, it is only 76% IE, not 98%. So you basically nullify your own statement.



Yeah man, I was way off, it was only near 80% :shakifanatica54:

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 04:11 PM

Closer to 75%, which means you're almost 25% off. Theres a big difference between 98% and 76%.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 05:29 PM

LOL, SO who was MORE RIGHT OR CLOSER TO RIGHT THEN ??

Edited by GOOP, 10 May 2009 - 05:30 PM.


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Posted 10 May 2009 - 06:01 PM

Me, because I didn't posit some figure for the percentage of users of IE. You were wrong in saying that it was 98%, and you proved it yourself.. Sorry, you lose.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 08:14 AM

I have the same problem (100% cpu) when using Internet explorer (IE7). But it happens only when reading the forum without logging in.
Or when I log in and use the "ShakiraMedia-wide" skin.
@GOOP: Try changing skin/theme.
I think the IE png hack in these skins cause the slowdown.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 09:30 AM

It is because of the reasons I mention, thousands of emoticons, allowing members to post them as posts, hundreds of duplicate photos within signatures.

= forum that causes the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH !!!


PS: But GOOP is a no nothing moron according to management here !!!

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 10:05 AM

You have the option to turn signatures off or use the lo-fi setup with no graphics. If you choose to continue to use the format that doesn't work with your computer, its not the forum's fault...

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 10:09 AM

You have the option to turn signatures off or use the lo-fi setup with no graphics. If you choose to continue to use the format that doesn't work with your computer, its not the forum's fault...


You really don't have a clue as to what you are talking about, but just want to see your name in the lights, a common problem around here.

A forum gets more visits from readers (guests who never post) versus members, they don't have the options you talk about and suffer due to the way this place is run !!!

Live and learn kid, by the way, when you hit 22, post a thread about it, OK !!!

Edited by GOOP, 11 May 2009 - 10:10 AM.


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Posted 11 May 2009 - 12:56 PM

No, you have no clue what you're talking about. You do not have to be logged into the forum to choose the lo-fi option at the bottom of the forum. Any one, member or not, has that choice. Also, this forum isn't run to cater to anonymous lurkers. If they have a problem with load times, they are free to register and turn off signatures if they so choose. You make a comment about my age but it seems that you are far more immature, resorting to name-calling and personal insults when people don't agree with you.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 04:22 PM

No, you have no clue what you're talking about. You do not have to be logged into the forum to choose the lo-fi option at the bottom of the forum. Any one, member or not, has that choice. Also, this forum isn't run to cater to anonymous lurkers. If they have a problem with load times, they are free to register and turn off signatures if they so choose. You make a comment about my age but it seems that you are far more immature, resorting to name-calling and personal insults when people don't agree with you.


Don't waste your time on him. He only posts to make arguments. I guess he likes that.

Edited by curwinga, 11 May 2009 - 04:23 PM.

"We are not aware of any South African legislation that allows people to be detained for wearing an orange dress"

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 07:42 PM

You make a comment about my age but it seems that you are far more immature, resorting to name-calling and personal insults when people don't agree with you.


LOL man !!!

Forums don't cater to guest viewers and readers !!!! :shakifanatica54: :shakifanatica54:

Your age ??

I would bet my life that you are still without a drivers license !!!
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Edited by GOOP, 11 May 2009 - 07:43 PM.


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Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:48 AM

I have the same problem (100% cpu) when using Internet explorer (IE7). But it happens only when reading the forum without logging in.
Or when I log in and use the "ShakiraMedia-wide" skin.
@GOOP: Try changing skin/theme.
I think the IE png hack in these skins cause the slowdown.



Wow, the very rare intelligence and input is highly refreshing, time to move this one to the graveyard !!!




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