Why are the forums so freakin slow?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by spinedoc77, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    These forums have always been a bit on the slow side, especially after the white on off white re-theming that happened several months ago. But for the past 2-3 weeks it's been simply awful. When loading a new forum page I get waits of 5-10 seconds sometimes. The page will look like its fully loaded, but then just sit there for several seconds.

    This is consistent with every time I load a page, reply to a post, go to a different page of a thread, etc. My suspicion is the wait time is from ads being loaded, but I'm not tech savvy where I can investigate that.

    This is on the latest edition of Chrome, IE11, and Edge browser tested on a surface pro 3, surface pro 4, my home desktop with an i5, a couple of my work PC's and a couple of atom tablets.

    Please tell me this is a work in progress or a known bug. The forums are bordering on being unusable they are so slow. I'll help in any way I can if you need any logs or to test my setup.

    Edit: I also wanted to add that responding to posts is awfully slow. Specifically typing and editing inside the response box is very slow and lags very badly. This is in addition to the slow loading of the forums.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I have noticed this as well, specifically on my iMac and MacBook Pro, which Safari is my preference. However, my iPhone SE has had little issues on wifi and LTE.
     
  3. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    It's all fine here. No lag with typing, no waiting when loading forum pages. Primarily using Safari. Note that my internet speed is pretty bad, but the forums are mostly text so it's not much of an issue.

    --Eric
     
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    @spinedoc77 , I haven't experienced any of the lag/latency that you're describing. (iPhone 6 on 9.3.4 & iPad Air 2 on 10 PB & in U.S.)
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  6. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    This has been my experience, also, lately.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Overall, I've not run into any performance issues - perhaps its related to location.
     
  8. arn macrumors god

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    haven't heard of other complaints. The forums have been running well for me on my Macs. I'll try to test it on some PCs to see if there's a difference
     
  9. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    FWIW I haven't had any performance issues with the site and I have and use a PC and two Mac's at home and a PC at work. Everything is fine on my end in Safari, Firefox and Edge.
     
  10. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    When I am at home, I have noticed that it can be very slow, and prone to stalling, freezing and crashes.

    Moreover, I have also noticed that the 'alert' system causes a bit of destabilisation, in that the system stalls, and freezes, when an alert arrives, - especially if I am trying to do something else, such as open a thread, advance a page, or send - or edit - a post.

    However, abroad, I have noticed far fewer problems.
     
  11. smirking macrumors 6502a

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    No issues here for me either. Those of you who are having problems... have you turned off Flash? I sometimes have problems when I leave Flash on.
     
  12. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Ah, now. That is worth noting.
     
  13. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    My comment, specifically, was referring to accessing the site from an iPhone.
     
  14. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    I have noticed that the forums seem to be slow again today - the first time this has happened since in several weeks.
     
  15. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    The lag / hanging probably has to do something with the ads. I would be curious to see if the people not experiencing the problem are running ad block ? I do not run ad block and have also noticed the problem although it does seem to vary slightly depending on the location.
     
  16. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I had to log back in last night (I never log out) on my iPhone 6+.
    Then today I couldn't get the forums to load for most of the day.
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    The forums seem very slow for me today, pages are not loading and I have to hit refresh a couple of times.
     
  18. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    No issues here for me
    How cold is it up there today?
    Maybe your connection has frozen over :)
     
  19. maflynn Moderator

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    19 degrees - so its very cold.
     
  20. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I would never leave the house. :eek:
     
  21. maflynn Moderator

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    Its cold, I'm debating about running this morning or not. I'd rather run in 30 degree temps.

    As for the forums, I've been going to other sites and no performance issues, I also reboot my router, but the problem persists. Its not every page having problems but its consistent enough to be a pain.
     
  22. ivanwi11iams Contributor

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    I've not tried the forums from my iMac today, yet. However, via TapaTalk, all seems fine...
     
  23. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Forums working fine here also. Maybe a regional thing.
     
  24. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Or a personal thing :)
     
  25. maflynn Moderator

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    Later in the afternoon performance seemed to come back. I think it might been a regional issue. No other sites were having issues as I mentioned. Either way, its all good now :)
     

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