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SITE SPEED


onthelimit1

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I'm sorry FE, but the continual slowdowns in loading pages is making the site unusable. It's a pity, as there are lots of knowlegeable people out there who want to help, but they (like me) will be reluctant because everything is SO SLOW.

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Nontek

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At the Helproom page there is an indication at the extreme top-left, of the number of PCA Members, currently Over 310500. I think it would be interesting to know how many are Active Members!

Site seems to be a bit quicker at the moment!

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BT

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Nontek

With the speed its been running this afternoon I think they've all been trying to get logged on at the same time!

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Forum Editor

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I'm not quite sure what you think I can do on a Sunday afternoon?

The page loading problems are not directly related to the site design - they may be caused by problems on the server cluster, local internet switching and routing issues, or a combination of all those things.

Posting a thread about it doesn't really achieve anything; all heavily-used sites experience these difficulties from time to time, and with a server cluster arrangement they usually resolve themselves fairly soon.

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carver

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Tried to post 3 times now and every time had the "please wait" message come up and waited and waited.

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Nontek

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Take me home, I promise that I will not make noise, Or mess the Forum with other boys. Oh please don't make me stay; I've been here one whole day!

Dearest father, darling mother, How's my precious little brother? Let me come home if you miss me; I would even let Aunt Bertha hug and kiss me!

Wait a minute; it's stopped Hanging. Guys are typing, FE is smiling. No more Moaning, gee that's better. Mother, father, kindly disregard this letter!

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spuds

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Not sure if a change of browser might provide a few answers?.

The sites been extremely hit and miss most of the day, with very slow speeds, unable to get in, post's going into cyber-space etc.

Just changed from IE8 to Firefox 3 and the site definately seems to have speeded-up!.

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onthelimit1

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FE - sorry, but it was never like this with the previous arrangement. I do not expect you to do anything on a Sunday afternoon, but my reason for posting (backed up by others) is to bring to your attention that things are not working out as we hoped they would. When it takes a minute or more just to load a page, people will give up/not bothet, which is not the aim of this site. I, like most others, were happy to give the new site time to settle down and iron out the problems, but after weeks, there are still so many difficulties that patience runs out.

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Legolas

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I thought it was just me, the site is slow at the moment but I am sure they will sort it out

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¿ unsure ¿

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"I'm not quite sure what you think I can do on a Sunday afternoon?"

No expects you to do anything, you shouldn't need to. The site was redesigned weeks ago and one of the main reasons was to handle the traffic. A top notch computer site should run as smooth as clockwork, this one consistently runs as it is moving through treacle.

"Posting a thread about it doesn't really achieve anything;"

Yes it does. it brings to PCA attention that their has been a glitch that has stopped the site running smoothly. No one expects staff from PCA to monitor the site 24/7. So the glitch may have righted itself before staff re-logged on. So PCA would know of the fault.

That is constructive comment and not a moan.

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Woolwell

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It isn't any particular browser. I tried to post to this thread earlier this afternoon and gave up. The helproom forum has had little activity for about 4 hours. I don't call 4 hours fairly soon.

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