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Posted: 7/5/2001 5:02:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/5/2001 11:34:38 AM EST by fight4yourrights]
[i]UPDATE - Goatboy has changed the code to allow you to disable the Dynamic Menus. Fixed my machine.[/i] ------------------------ Ugh. I'm on cable modem, so it's not that. My CPU is a little slow, but.... This new format is SLOW. I get most of the page coming in, then a 10 second delay until the rest comes in. In the meantime, I can't scroll, can't click, can't anything. At least the old format you could click a thread, scroll, etc... before the whole page came it. Very tedious to even scan the boards now. It's not even worth clicking 99% of the threads to check them out, since it's a 1 minute process to check a thread and get back to where you started.
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 5:21:31 AM EST
I am experiencing very similar symptoms, and it is quite frustrating. I have a cable modem, and a fast computer, yet the board is VERY slow to load, and when it finally does, I am frozen out of clicking or scrolling for 10-15 seconds. Goatboy, what gives????
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 5:28:45 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 5:34:40 AM EST
If you're on cable modem, I am assuming you are with @home or roadrunner. If you are with @home; Do not use their browser. This causes problems with various boards not just this one. Use IE or Netscape instead.
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 5:38:15 AM EST
Switched from nutscrape to I.E. and WOW !!!! yea, thats the ticket.... [x]
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 5:49:40 AM EST
I have ISDN and the site is faster in the new format for me. I surf with IE. THISISME
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 5:54:09 AM EST
MS IE 5.50.4522.1800
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 6:03:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 6:15:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/5/2001 6:13:24 AM EST by LS1Eddie]
If you're on cable modem, I am assuming you are with @home or roadrunner. If you are with @home; Do not use their browser. This causes problems with various boards not just this one. Use IE or Netscape instead.
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I'm on @home and the browser provided is IE. Is it modified? If so, can I simply download IE and upgrade? Eddie
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 6:37:29 AM EST
Hey Guys, Just because you're on a cable modem doesn't mean you won't have slowness issues. There are latency problems with cable modems that are just part of the protocol, and cable modems are also shared pipes. All of your neighbors are using the same bandwidth that you do, so if you're browsing during peak hours things will be slow. You're problems were there before, you just didn't notice them until the more robust site was launched.
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 6:41:03 AM EST
I'm lucky if I can dial up @ 36k! Most of the time it is around 26,400. I've noticed a slow down in the board as well. I'm using IE5.5 but Perhaps my problem is all of the new graphics.
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 6:58:01 AM EST
Im having the same kinds of problems here too, Im on DSL and using IE 5.5. This site has slowed considerably for me, for example: I just clicked to reply to this thread, waited about 30sec went to take a piss, came back and waited about another 30sec before I could start typing. I usually download at about 3meg/min, so before anyone chimes in and wants to tell my how my connection works and that it has always been slow and I just didn't notice it, please think before you reply. Michael
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 7:15:34 AM EST
I know that the new graphics can make the pages load slower for some people who do not have a fast internet connection. You must also take into consideration that a LOT of people have been off of work and on the internet during the last couple of days (like darwindog said - bandwidth). Hey darwindog - you seem have a good understanding of Networking Technology - are you a Network Engineer also? Tyler
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 7:17:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 7:31:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 7:46:10 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 8:12:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By GoatBoy: Again, this is since the new menu header on the page? --This site was fast as hell before the upgrade and just now it took me 4.5min for this reply page to pop up so I could write this. This is not normal at all. This is now the slowest site I have found that will still load successfully. What are your cache options set to? --I cleared the cache trying to fix this problem and it had no effect at all. Whats your ping to the server? (Try a trace and see if any network troubles getting to it???) --Haven't done it yet, so Im not sure on this right now. Need a little help with info to figure this out guys. --Im walking out the door right now to go pick up a new suppressor, but Ill help you out in any way I can as soon as I get back. You can send me an email with anything you would like for me to check out and Ill let you know the results ASAP. Michael bushmaster.carbine@gte.net
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 8:19:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/5/2001 8:16:23 AM EST by GoatBoy]
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 8:30:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 8:38:15 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 8:42:53 AM EST
Slow here also since the change. Yesterday I had delays around 30 seconds. This morning things were a lot faster, but not as fast as before the change. At about 10 am PST it's really slowed down! We're talking minutes now, I've waited over 2 minutes for a page to load. I've been watching the clock and I'd guess what used to take about 5 minutes or less has taken 30 minutes. I'm on a Mac, IE 5.0 and DSL. Yesterday I followed you advise to clear the cashe but that didn't seem to help. My cashe is set to 50 MB and to update the pages once per session.
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 8:59:08 AM EST
Cleared cache (did it a week ago, as well) - no change Looks pretty quick to me: Pinging ar15.com [] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from bytes=32 time=46ms TTL=112 Reply from bytes=32 time=34ms TTL=112 Reply from bytes=32 time=39ms TTL=112 Reply from bytes=32 time=46ms TTL=112 Ping statistics for Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 34ms, Maximum = 46ms, Average = 21ms
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 9:07:37 AM EST
Ping statistics for Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 34ms, Maximum = 46ms, Average = 21ms
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Hmmm....Min=34......Max=46.....Average=21?!?!?!?[whacko] Must be the "New Math"
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 9:09:55 AM EST
Just wanted to throw in that mine has been working fine most of the time. @home with IE 5.5 and it only seems to be slow in the early evening when this board and everything is pretty busy. Thanks for all your efforts GB.
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 9:14:33 AM EST
I have an extremely clean connection to the web (I am at work and have an appx 90+ mb/sec connection to the internet), and the pages load up rather quickly for me. With the dynamic menues, I have not looked at the source page, but have you though about creating a .js file that would be downloaded to the client and then only updated when needed?
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 9:27:16 AM EST
Fatman- I had to type these values in, no way to paste from the DOS program (that I have/know of), so it could be a typo. Still, I ran a couple more and had an average less than the minimum. Go figure.
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 9:33:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 9:46:12 AM EST
Thanks for your fast response and willingness to improve!
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 10:34:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 10:49:19 AM EST
I am on a cable modem also, and I am seeing a slight increase in speed (FWIW).
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 11:14:20 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 11:27:55 AM EST
Goatboy, I fixed my profile, and all is well in the land of AR15.com. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 7/5/2001 11:33:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/5/2001 11:32:18 AM EST by fight4yourrights]
[size=6][red]YES! Back to where it was! Way to go![size=2] So, I'll put my money where my mouth is. When are you taking PayPal for the memberships?
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