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Is the site getting better ot worse


mole1944

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Just lately i find this site splutters and jumps all over the place,i'm on ie9,is it me my machine or the site.Even replying to a post is now getting to be more trouble than it's worth. Sorry to moan but things do seem to getting worse,i've noticed some of the quieries seem very old and are on the top of the pile in each section.

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Phil Ocifer

With respect, you have no idea how many people are using the forums. Don't make a judgement based on the number of posts you see - that's not any kind of indicator of total traffic. Over 5 million pages a month are clicked on our site overall, and an awful lot of those are in the forums.

As for being "slow, clunky, problematic and full of adverts." Current average page loading times are the fastest they have ever been, we've ironed out many of the problems that plagued us a while ago, and adverts are necessary if we are to continue to provide what is a huge free resource.

One which you seem to use largely for the purpose of making negative comments.

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Forum Editor

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"i'm on ie9,is it me my machine or the site."

It's probably IE9 in the main - we're trying to sort out why at the moment, but my guess is one or more of the ad servers.

Have you tried using Google Chrome? You might get a pleasant surprise.

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al's left peg

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I use Safari and it's the same on that. I don't think it's fair to complain about adverts, after all it's still the best place for free advice in my opinion.

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Flak999

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For me personally, the site at the moment is very fast. I am using chrome and I find that as a browser it is fast and very problem free, as is this site currently! (will I regret that comment?)

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T0SH

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When I access any forum post with (Tcpview) running I see anything up to 39 or more tcp ports opening , on most other sites the norm is 5 or 6 on the odd occasion up to 12 , I also get occasional warning that a script is causing IE run slowly, if I choose yes to stop it the page then seems to respond almost instantly for a short while ?

Cheers HC

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Flak999

You and me and our big mouths.

We've disabled some of the behind-the-scenes items that affected page loading speeds, but it's an ongoing thing. Overall, site traffic has increased considerably of late, and although we're delighted to see it happen there can be penalties in terms of performance at peak times.

We watch the server loads in real time, and we can see when there are unexpected traffic peaks. That's when there's a possibility of page loads slowing. We'll keeping trying.

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T0SH

Se my response to Flak999 above.

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Aitchbee

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Using Dial-up, IE8, XP sp3 [on 3 different computers], each with different virus checkers, at the moment, no problems whatsoever.

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Jock1e

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I used to get problems with IE9 as well sometimes I could not sign in Etc.Switching compatibility mode off or on fixed that problem.

The problem was I cannot remember if it was switching it off or on that was the fix.

Whatever it is set to on your computer switch it to the opposite and see if it makes any difference.

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Woolwell

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I don't have a problem with this site using IE9 but I do have an anti-banner working

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