Slow page loads

Discussion in 'Racing-Forums Feedback' started by fury, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. fury

    fury Internet god with an inferiority complex Staff Member

    I'm investigating this as we speak

    If you wouldn't mind, let me know what version of browser (Help -> About) you're using and whether or not your pages load slowly

    I am using Firefox 9.0.1 and I get slow page loads on threads. I think it has something to do with the javascript, so I'm trying a couple of things now.
  2. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Also using FireFox 9.0.1 but I don't notice any issues with the speed.
  3. SST55

    SST55 Guest

    IE 7, thinking of going to 8 later today if it'll help. This is the only forum or place on the web that I have a problem with slow loading pages.

    FWIW I've tried Firefox and Chrome before, didn't care for either.
  4. fury

    fury Internet god with an inferiority complex Staff Member

    Well, IE8 doesn't exhibit the problem for me (as much? hard to tell whether it's this problem, or if IE8 on the computer I'm using is just dog slow), but your mileage may vary.

    I recommend upgrading to IE8 at the very least in any case, due to the lack of security fixes in IE7.
  5. SST55

    SST55 Guest

    IE8, no difference :(
  6. fury

    fury Internet god with an inferiority complex Staff Member

    How bout now?

    I've installed an addon to the forums that moves javascript loading to the end of the page instead of the start of the page
  7. mike honcho

    mike honcho Knuckleheads

    I'm on IE8 and the home page took a while to load.
  8. SST55

    SST55 Guest

    Nope, no difference, still slow
  9. mike honcho

    mike honcho Knuckleheads

    Don't know if this makes a difference but yesterday when I tried to post sometimes a error message would pop up and say the server is not responding,please try again.
  10. fury

    fury Internet god with an inferiority complex Staff Member

    I don't know if that's on our side or yours. Was it only happening on posting, or did the error pop up while trying other functions as well?

    I have further adjusted the javascript loading, it should now cache properly, and not delay the page at all. If it's still slow, then, well, that wasn't the cause and I'm back to square one. It seems to have fixed the issue for me, though.
  11. mike honcho

    mike honcho Knuckleheads

    Only when posting.Seems to be faster now for me too.
  12. fury

    fury Internet god with an inferiority complex Staff Member

    If anybody is still experiencing an issue, this may be partially a packet loss problem. If so, it would help to gather some traceroutes.

    If you can run a tracert, please do so and send me a conversation with the results.

    In Windows XP and up, you can press Win+R (hold Windows key, press R, let go) and enter "cmd" as the program to run, and click OK. In that command prompt that comes up, type tracert and press enter.

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
    Tracing route to []
    over a maximum of 30 hops:
     1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  READYSHARE []
     2      *        *        *    Request timed out.
     3    48 ms    13 ms    14 ms []
     4    13 ms    13 ms    23 ms
     5    22 ms    16 ms    16 ms []
     6    18 ms    20 ms    24 ms []
     7    16 ms    18 ms    16 ms []
     8    42 ms    37 ms    40 ms []
     9    51 ms    64 ms    46 ms []
    10    61 ms    42 ms    42 ms []
    11    43 ms    42 ms    43 ms []
    12    42 ms    41 ms    41 ms []
    13    49 ms    41 ms    43 ms []
    14    40 ms    39 ms    42 ms []
    Although yours will look different, it should in general not have a bunch of scattered stars (aside from the first or second hop, which is usually your router and/or modem, like mine above).

    Depending on Windows's mood, the alignment of the planets, and your configuration, you might be able to click and drag to draw a highlight box around what it shows, then right-click to copy (it'll then de-highlight everything). Or you might have to right-click, hit Mark (seriously, hit Mark, he started it), THEN you can click and drag to select, then right-click to copy. Or you can just snap a screenshot of it if that's easier.
  13. buckaroo

    buckaroo Here kitty, kitty, kitty

    Using Chrome. Loads fine with me.
  14. Stewart Fan

    Stewart Fan Team Owner

    Same for firefox
  15. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    While IE is great, Chrome is even faster. Wow.
  16. SlowNeasy

    SlowNeasy Guest

    i split about 50/50 between firefox and chrome. usually have both open at the same time. never use Integrated Exposure. one good thing about firefox and chrome is they both have extensions where you can block elements (like photo's) individually without having to turn off sigs.
  17. majestyx

    majestyx Administrator Staff Member

    Use Chrome. Works fine for me.
  18. DanicaFan

    DanicaFan Guest

    I was going to post a thread about this but I saw this one. This forum loads so slow and it freezes all the time before it fully loads. It seems like there a lot of script errors in this site. This is the only site I go to where this happens like this so I know it isnt my computer.
    Can anything be done ?
  19. fury

    fury Internet god with an inferiority complex Staff Member

    What browser are you using? Have you tried another?
  20. DanicaFan

    DanicaFan Guest

    I only use Internet Explorer. It's version 8.

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