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Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by FlyWheel, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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  2. tcstoehr

    tcstoehr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love internet forums including this one but the ad load is ridiculous on BYC. Even right now on a high powered computer on a fast cable connection, CPU usage is steady at 45-50% doing absolutely nothing but staring at a loaded page. And I can't even type this message without having to wait 1-3 seconds for each character to echo. Ads should not destroy computer performance.
     
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  3. ivan3

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    Well, my primary machine, at the moment, is desktop homebrew intel I5, win 8.1, Chrome variant, "Chromodo" from COMODO, on a 1.5 Mb/S down/768 up, DSL/Centurylink. Only speed bump has been intermittent and can be laid at the door of Centurytel, the LEC of record.

    Have been helping to defray the monetary overhead of running BYC by ponying up the $20 a year (this permits the GF member to turn off the ads - but I never have, as the only problem noted was Flash & that's not being used as much, anymore, for the ads - though throttling Flash is trivial to achieve through Chrome settings).

    Same with our other machines on wifi (XPpro/Vista Ultimate/Win 10/Android) - not seeing slowdown. For win based machines - always first step in fault isolation is to boot in Safe mode w/networking enabled as, most often, on "factory configured" desk/laptops too much third party cycle eating trash is loading on Startup - and then "calling home" without user's explicit permission - though the unread "fine print" says otherwise - KILL IT ALL. Also, reason I posted testing via Pingdom, in previous post, was to illustrate speed hit/enhancement that is dependent on where servers are located along "the series of tubes".

    To make ads go away & support BYC's overabundance of resources: http://www.coopedup.net/buy/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=64

    Nifty is a good guy. If I had the con, anyone not signed-in and performing a search of BYC's Forum DB, would be served up a series of full page overlay ads before they could proceed.
     
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your on a moblie? Go to google playstore and download Cheetah browser and AVG anti-virus, blocks the ads and malware. Only thing i notice is the unit runs a little hot but DU booster takes care of the heating problems.
     
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    We're looking into this, but we're not seeing any other reports of popups.

    Are any other users experiencing this?
     
  6. KDOGG331

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    I may need to try that.


    Definitely agreed, just sucks I've been having problems recently. Not just with pop ups but sometimes it takes a while to load too. But the full page ads for not signed in people is a good idea, though may prevent people from wanting to join
     
  7. KDOGG331

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    Thank you for looking into it, Nifty! It could just be me but it's not like I have an old phone or anything, Galaxy S6 I just got for Christmas so theoretically security and everything shouldn't be weak so I really don't know what's going on. Will need to look into my phone though too, maybe I need to clear Chrome's catch or something
     
  8. Rosemtnar

    Rosemtnar Out Of The Brooder

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    am on a MAC w/chrome and have no issues so far. I do see that 31 ads on this page alone have been blocked..
     
  9. ivan3

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    Definitely agreed, just sucks I've been having problems recently. Not just with pop ups but sometimes it takes a while to load too. But the full page ads for not signed in people is a good idea, though may prevent people from wanting to join

    Only "looking" to extract "payment by eye time" for unsigned searches, not for browsing/reading current material.

    As most of us "long in the beak" members know, the BYC Flock mind/collective was apparently pretty well developed by 2004 (third iteration? of BYC hosted by EZboards). Cass told me about site but when I had the time to finally check out the place, there was almost NOTHING to read. Many of the subforums were well populated by thread titles - but posts in threads were blank. Someone (employee/former employee of EZ?) had purposely? "disappeared" multiple years of the content DB's of multiple message boards hosted by EZ. On a purely personal level (after growling/fuming to Cass about backups) BYC was "like" a new site that I had the privilege to watch reemerge from a body blow that could well of been fatal. IIRC member Spotted Crow welcomed me and my first post was about using live traps for raccoons, this initial "contribution" (amounted to trying to teach my grandma to suck eggs :rolleyes: but I made the effort) was, maybe, only the tenth, or so, "live" thread in all of Pred/Pests. Within a couple years Nifty had committed to running BYC (and making ****** backups).

    Sorry you're having problems with device?site?Ad server(s) shenanigans - looking at you, Google -?/etc.? As I've mentioned previously - "back in the day" one could be paid good money to leverage acquired knowledge as a beta tester of "new" devices/software. Now? Manufacturers of machines/software just push it all out the door before the solder's cooled, and wait for owners/users to complain, on support message boards, as the first step in considering "improvements" - free beta testing by end users is another example of "rent seeking" (always factor in time/frustration multiplier when totaling up true bill of purchase) MS still hasn't "hot fixed" 8.1's cludgy networking, for example.
     
  10. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Are you using the mobile version of the site in your browser (which one) or are you using an app (which one)?
     

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