Why is MacRumors so slow?

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  1. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Please forgive me if this question has been asked before, but I couldn't find it. The MacRumors site (mainly forums) is often very slow, both at home (Mac) and at work (XP). I have tried using various browsers to no avail. Why is it so slow to respond sometimes (such as in the last 15 minutes)? The only sites that are routinely slower for me are .mac and Bank of America.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It's generally been pretty good for me recently, and we should be able to handle the 3,000 users online right now just fine. There was a hiccup about 15-20 minutes ago that slowed things to a crawl briefly, but everything seems fine to me right now. I don't see anything obvious that would have caused the hiccup, so it may have been a clog in the tubes somewhere.
     
  4. danny_w thread starter macrumors 601

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    OK, thanks for the replies, but it just seems to me that it is a fairly normal occurrence, and more than would be expected. I can of course understand it during big Apple announcements or things of that sort, but not multiple times a day on a routine basis. This is the only site that exhibits that kind of behavior that I routinely visit. The other sites that I mentioned are always slow, but most sites show no problem whatever.
     
  5. arn macrumors god

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    The site shouldn't be particular slow lately. I'm not sure if its isolated to you. Other people noticing it being particularly slow?

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  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'll notice the occasional slow down but it'll usually coincide with some piece of active front page news.

    This will be at home (10 Mb) or at work (20-80 Mb).
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I'd have to say the site has been slow for a while now. Happens from home on 2 Macs, at work on PC.
     
  8. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    I've also experienced some slowness. It'll all be going fine and then everything will suddenly slow to a crawl.
     
  9. megfilmworks macrumors 68020

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    I have notice the same thing, also sometimes it hangs and I'll back browser and then try again, sometimes that helps, I think. :)
    I also access the site at work and at home with the same results.
     
  10. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    I noticed the slow down about an hour or so ago that Wildcowboy mentioned, I was going to say it's mostly fine, but then this page too quite a while to load :rolleyes:
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Just noticed some slow down within the past 5 minutes.
     
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  13. yg17 macrumors G5

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    It's been a bit sluggish for me the past few days, but not unbearable or anything like that.


    Oh dear, do we need to get Ted Stevens to tell someone the internet isn't a big dump truck?
     
  14. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's fine now but it did take 20 seconds to load a page.
     
  15. MacinDoc macrumors 68020

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    Sluggish for me too the last 3 days. Heavier than usual traffic maybe?
     
  16. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Yeah I've been noticing some slow downs too, even at off-peak times. I hope this is temporary:eek:
     
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  18. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    Nope, no problems here! And I'm on a 600kbps Wi-Fi network!
     
  19. psychofreak Retired

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    Doesn't seem to be location based...I wonder what it is...
     
  20. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Hmmm...maybe if I complain about the iPhone, the site will speed up for me :p
     
  21. iBlue macrumors Core

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    I'd say by comparison to other sites it's kind of slow but not awful or anything. There are times when it's worse than others. Other than the obvious, where there's tons of people online, I haven't seen another connection as to why.
     
  22. psychofreak Retired

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    Thankfully, due to Leopard, the iPhone threads seem not to be clogging up the Forum Spy (My home)...

    I know I could stop the threads from showing, but I don't want to miss something interesting...
     
  23. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    I know how you feel. Even though you know (during the non-Leopard seasons) most of the new posts are going to be iPhone related, there's a part of you that must see it all unfold..:eek:
     
  24. psychofreak Retired

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    We'll definitely get a spike soon when the iPhone is officially released in Europe...
     
  25. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Oh yes. I do hope I'll still be able to login at by that time!:eek:

    Anways, night time for me now (it's nearly 1 in the morning on the other side of the Pond[the part which faces the other, larger pond :p]).
     

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