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SAS_WIZ
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The server is already fast, its about tweaking the software that is required to run it

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It happened to me too, and I'm from the West Coast of the US Blum 3 However it's fixed now so I don't really care anymore.

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Yep, She is doin purty good here too. Thanks.

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all fixed now!

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Again... 8O Diablo

Is it only me having massive loading time problems again (about 20 seconds per click while logged in) since yesterday?

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no problems here duke Smile

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looks like it Duke..All good here... 0.21 seconds

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Just a short feedback:

All working smooth again Exclaim Lol

I really can't explain the reason for it... :?

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Most probably due to your ISP when it is isolated.

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Make sure you pay the bills. I know from my own software as an ISP, I can slow people down if they owe me. Just to annoy them into calling me.

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Lol that's mean WIZ...but I guess you have that right.

I know my connection speeds really vary. Sometimes I can download at 2MB/s, and other times 200KB/s...it's dumb sometimes.

In short, I'd say blame it on your ISP Blum 3

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Kind of strange, that I had these loading time problems exclusively on this homepage here and on NO other homepage in the internet I visited... 8O

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Now, is it the homepage or the forums?

Yogi, its a common thing with ISPs, you speedcap a clients connection and eventually slow them to a crawl, eventually the client gets annoyed and calls up to complain about their connection, at which point you tell them that they owe you a lot of money, et voilla; communication made. Very usefull if they are ignoring you Wink

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If I don't pay my ISP, they will shut me down completly.

WIZ, it was the same problem as about 2-3 months ago: The homepage and forum worked fast and smooth as long as I did NOT LOGIN. After login everything took ages.

It's solved - all working well again. Lol Guess the next time it happens, I just check the homepage after a break of 1-3 days again, instead of making you all foo foo... :roll:

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Yogi, its a common thing with ISPs, you speedcap a clients connection and eventually slow them to a crawl, eventually the client gets annoyed and calls up to complain about their connection, at which point you tell them that they owe you a lot of money, et voilla; communication made. Very usefull if they are ignoring you Wink

Yes, but My ISP is my university. I do not pay them - they provide the services for free because I pay to live here/have an account with them. The only real reason I can think of slow speeds is that everyone on campus is using up the bandwidth, but that shouldn't be a problem because we are all limited in our usage just so that doesn't happen. If you go over your bandwidth limit (like 30GB), then they cap you at 56kb/s for a month.

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Well you are probs right in that situation. All i can assume for you is that you have bad admins, who cant distribute the connection properly Wink

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Many people complain about such things on a lot of other forums as well.

Here are few reasons as to what causes this load time:

Forums such as SAS EVR use BBcode and other advanced forum techniques. What this means that your browser is less likely to process minimalistic design but lots of components such as comment boxes, profile boxes etc.

Forums have lots of active components such as live feeds, server statuses, etc, those take little time to load but much more to process since they are purely complex code.

There are uncompressed images. The forum itself is perhaps well optimized, however, users images are not. Avatars, attached images and other graphics uploaded by users often contain EXIF data and more even unecessary footprint, this in return slows rendering.

Forums create multiple connections to multiple services, if your system is set to take limited amount of connections you may experience lag.

Slow connection, yes, it's a problem, and it slows things down, but also you may have a fast internet connection while your system lacks processing power. Browsers use lots of processing power to render content.

Forums are older versions of web. Today there's Web 2.0 standard that brings minimalistic look, eye candy and optimization. Forums may adopt this in future, but they are still largely used by a lot people who demand simple code that will do the thing.

How to improve things:

Get better connection, or at least optimize your current with TCPOptimizer tool.

Compress data you upload, specially images, use IrfanView and use jpeg options in your benefit, always exclude EXIF data.

Get a plugin for your browser that will compress images on the fly. What this means is lower the download cap needed, and raise the processing power usage. If you have a decent system you can try this.

Block content. If you are not using something that your browser loads, block it. You can get AdBlocker plugins and block/unblock components easly so that they don't load next time.

Don't use Internet Explorer. Let's be honest, IE is good if you browse the web carelessly, but if your resources are limited it will hog things up. Get Firefox or Opera (has the proxy compressing power built in)

Close all unnecessary tabs and tasks, they eat up your resources. And resources is what you need.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions Smile

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Exactly Maven

This site is already optimised, using GZIP, and a unique flavour of Nginx/ Apache to handle the various types of content rendered to its visitors..plus we always make sure that any images (sitewise) are web optimised. However we cannot account for the users input, such as images in forum posts or avatars/sigs etc.

And i agree about IE Smile

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