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Problem Pages loading very slow

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting / Suggestions' started by KezyGLA, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. VolkswagenBug

    VolkswagenBug Arachnoknight

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    I have lag as well when trying to load individual pages, but not the forum home page. I have 8 gigs of RAM that are only 30% used up right now and my CPU is plenty powerful, so I don't think the images are a problem.
    If it matters to site staff, this is on Opera 47.0.2631.55 stable release, not using VPN. I have uBlock Origin, HTTPS Everywhere, and Privacy Badger on, but they're on everywhere and I don't have such slow loading times on other sites (in fact, uBlock makes them load faster).
     
  2. keks

    keks Arachnobaron Active Member

    The same here, but at the moment it is better.

    No, not one of this sites, because I live in Europe/Austria ^^.
    I use chrome on the phone. This spam pages are promotion pages for holiday or something else. As I couldn't go back to AB I closed the tab. Usually I don't visit AB on my phone, I need too much time to read and translate words I don't know. It was only a side note :).
     
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  3. Mine is a bit better right now -- only the slightest lag -- not enough to even be bothered.
    Maybe it depends on how many people are accessing the board at the same time.
    My search functions are working great though -- they aren't the lag I've had.
    Mine has been waiting for a thread to load, a message to post, etc..

    Anyway -- working pretty good right now.
     
  4. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Moderator Staff Member

    Forum page load times have been better today.


    Lag was definitely worse during prime time, making the site practically unusable, but even at off times it was pretty bad.
     
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  5. Yeah, I had several days with limited reading/posting -- just couldn't wait 45 - 60 seconds for each little click here. :(
    It's behaving right now though.

    [Can't believe the hours I spent on CompuServe in late 80s/early 90s at 300 baud rate. Now that was slow.... lol]
     
  6. keks

    keks Arachnobaron Active Member

    But in these times there haven't been such a lot of information like now. My first PC was an Intel 286!! OMG ... I remember that I had the game "The spider". It was the slowest spider in the hole world, for sure since beginning of the world!! :hilarious::hilarious:

    At the moment AB is running fine. Sometimes it stucks, but only for a short time.
     
  7. Exactly -- I had an IBM 286! Used good ol' DOS. That's PC-DOS not MS-DOS. (I also had (earlier) Texas Instruments and TRS-80 computers).
    But my IBM 286 was so modern -- it took 3.5 disks instead of 5.25 floppies. And the hard drive & disk reader were BUILT IN! No cables -- it was actually built in - not a peripheral. lol
    Spider -- the Solitaire game?! Right?
    I remember when Windows 3 came out -- I installed it and really, unless you wanted word processing or Paint -- it didn't do a whole lot. Even Win 3.1.
    I got online by loading my trusty CompuServe disk (Dos-CIS). I can remember it taking over an hour to upload one lousy GIF.
    Ended up getting a second phone line because it was a constant issue that if computer was online -- you couldn't receive phone calls.
    I still remember the sounds of modem connecting -- fond memory.
    Abort, Retry, Fail? lol
    Good old days!!! :)
     
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  8. keks

    keks Arachnobaron Active Member

    No, it was not the card game, I only remember that such an itsybitsy spider was lurking on the screen, it was not playable ^^. The PC (it was sorted out and old and a gift) was a short time later defect. I had to start it from beginning with a special disk, it couldn't boot alone.
    When I bought some years later another (new) PC, this game was unplayable again, the spider was sooooooooo fast, it litterally teleported from one edge to the other :hilarious:. This PC had win 95 ^^.
    Oh yeah. Blocked phone! And the sound of the modem ... What a time ^^.
     
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  9. I am thoroughly miffed that I missed out on the itsy-bitsy spider game! First game (other than Solitaire) I remember was 7th Guest but that was on cd-rom - so prolly mid-90s.
    The only thing even close to an itsy-bitsy spider on screen that I remember was Neko kitty who chased your cursor around. Now that was adorable for all of 5 minutes, eventually it made you want to smash your very heavy monitor. Delete.

    Online was so expensive back then -- I was delighted when CompuServe asked me be a sysop -- that meant 'free flags' in certain forums (later I was a wizop (sponsored account)-- which made all my CIS time free).
    Today, no one thinks of such dial-up connection costs for both hourly phone company charges (if you lacked a local dial-up node) coupled with crazy online service charges -- $30+ bucks an hour for online time is crazy by today's standards! And all this at 300 baud, later 1200 baud speeds (if you upgraded your modem!). lol
     
  10. keks

    keks Arachnobaron Active Member

    I really don't remember this game. Maybe my children can, but they were pretty young, I'm not sure ^^.
    Yeah, it was very expensive. I don't remember how much it was, but it was expensive. I could be online only for a short time a week ^^.
     
  11. Remembering 300 baud makes me feel guilty I ever complained of some lag here. :)
    My how spoiled I've become. lol

    Minimal to no lag today -- maybe issues are all resolved.
     
  12. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    @MrDeranged On a serious note. Been running traceroute for 5 days. Connect is average. Lag normal. There is a problem on AB end re: page resolves are operating significantly slower than in the past - prior to the DB crash.
     
  13. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Some pages take ten minutes to load still. Closing the tab and opening a new one helps. Only had to do that 3 times today.
     
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  14. Thanks for tip. I'll try just closing the tab. I had been closing whole browser to get mine to 'refresh and speed up a bit.'

    Today is only a bit slow -- maybe 15-20 second wait for AB to open threads, etc..
     
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  15. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    It works well for a while. Then just kind of stops.. it's unfortunate.
     
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  16. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Download chrome beta. It works pretty much perfectly again.

    Thanks @EulersK
     
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  17. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnoblank Staff Member

    Well, I'm glad that it works for you, but my pages still load slowly. It's faster on the computer, but I certainly wouldn't call it "fast".

    Given that the problem seems to go away depending on the hour (especially in the middle of the night), I suspect that the owners of the site downgraded their hosting package with less RAM. I can't blame them, running a website isn't free.
     
  18. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    My internet blows. This is fast enough for me.;)

    Still can't send pics btw, don't know if I ever told you that.
     
  19. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnoblank Staff Member

    Oh, you never checked into that thread again, did you? Turns out only Arachnosupporter Plus members have that ability.
     
  20. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I was just about to. Thank you very much. Good to know... :(