Why is this site so slow loading?

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Buiscuit, Jan 28, 2012.

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  1. Buiscuit

    Buiscuit In the Brooder

    Aug 22, 2011
    Alabama, And I hate it !
    Why so slow. BYC didnt use to be this slow. Or is it my comp. but it only seems to do it when I am on this site. Thanks, just wondering if it will get better.

  2. annageckos

    annageckos Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    SE PA / NJ
    I think it is all the 'extras' and ads on the side of every page. It is loading slower for me too.
  3. Yetti

    Yetti Songster

    I don't know how much web surfing you do but I am finding most other sites are shoving cookies to track people down our throats. one site that saves your computer and scrapes off all the tracking cookies is free to download and even gets around some of the trojans that really drag down your operating system.
    the paid version does auto updates and timed scans. the free one does not. the first time I ran it I had over 400 tracking cookies removed!
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    I am able to turn off ads and the column on the right and the site is still slower to load than before and still slower than other sites that I visit. I hope they continue to work on it as it means I get through way less threads than before.

  5. Buiscuit

    Buiscuit In the Brooder

    Aug 22, 2011
    Alabama, And I hate it !
    Same thing here. Still slow as my wifes 97 year grand-ma.
  6. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    After unchecking all the gee-gaws (avatars/sigs/etc). and still crawling (am assuming 56k dial-up with max connection speed, i.e., 52k), it is probably time to try a browser like kmeleon: http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/

    Used an earlier version of this on P3/Winxp/dial-up (crummy ISP aggregator - Level Three Communications - had 52k speed SOLID, with UUNET channeling MSN - level 3 never faster than 46k...).

    Other folks might have had better luck with other lightweight browsers (chime in).

    Am running through Chrome replacements at present as Google is piling on cwappola.

    (liked teletype machines and the Usenet Universe - low slow and definitely showing my age).

    I'm sure Nifty will be tweaking away on the implementation and filing down the speed bumps (BYC has substantial membership out at the end of the `telegraph copper' - though most of my relatives - in the back-of-beyond in TN - have all gone mobile : :rolleyes: ).
  7. Rvl Rookie

    Rvl Rookie Chirping

    Jan 28, 2012
    Russellville, MO
    It's very slow for me too. When I hit the down arrow to scroll through a thread, I hold it down for a couple seconds and then let go. A few seconds later it'll jump down a post or two.

    My ISP is WildBlue, and my browser is FireFox 9.0.1

  8. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    With wild blue and a few others they have a bandwidth throttle that kicks in after a set amount of net usage. Check that first.
  9. Chemguy

    Chemguy Songster

    May 30, 2011
    Springfield, Ohio
    I've found that once in a while one of the adservers seems to have a problem displaying an advert. When that happens, the site 'hangs' for a while, waiting for the ad to load. Once in a while, things lock up and I have to exit the browser. Your slowness might be due to this as well.

  10. bar-ns cks

    bar-ns cks In the Brooder

    May 8, 2011
    Watkinsville, GA
    I too am having problems with the speed of the site, it is so slow it seems to take for ever to load hopeful it will improve bar-ns cks
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