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Why is the new forum so slow to load ?

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Why is the new forum so slow to load ?

I'm finding that each page of the new forum is taking an average of 12 seconds to load.

 

Seeing as this is only the first few hours since going live, and not many people are logged in, the load on the site shouldn't be much, so is this only going to get worse as more users come on-board ?

 

Are there any plans to speed this up ?, as it is truly tedious waiting for each part of the page to load before it is rendered completely.

 

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Re: Why is the new forum so slow to load ?

An average of 12 seconds. Really!? Where are you connecting from and at what speed?

I've been on the site pretty much all day and I'm yet to see a page take much longer than a few seconds to render.

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Re: Why is the new forum so slow to load ?

Not having a problem here atm, is it definitely happening all the time?

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Re: Why is the new forum so slow to load ?

same problem with Opera 12.18 with and without turbo enabled, only addon active is an ad blocker
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Re: Why is the new forum so slow to load ?

no issues with chrome here

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Re: Why is the new forum so slow to load ?

I'm not seeing 10 12 secs on FF45 but it is noticeably slower than the old forum moving between pages compared to other sites that I've also been accessing today.

 

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Re: Why is the new forum so slow to load ?

It's working fine for me on W10 and Edge.

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Re: Why is the new forum so slow to load ?

I'm currently on an old Firefox on Linux with Adblock-Plus enabled.

Connection is 20CN ADSL at 6.5Mbps, but it's not a bandwidth issue.

It's like each DNS lookup for every element is being done every time, and ignoring previously cached fetches.

I will keep an eye on this at other times of day, but I'm still getting 11 and 12 seconds right now.

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Re: Why is the new forum so slow to load ?

Using iPhone Chrome on 3G connection and page load is fine. Maybe 1 second load time at the most.

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Re: Why is the new forum so slow to load ?

No problems here.Thumbs Up

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Re: Why is the new forum so slow to load ?

Simply hitting the reload on this page takes nine seconds to refresh. YAWN !

I'm off now to do something more interesting, like watching paint dry.

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Re: Why is the new forum so slow to load ?

It's really quick for me, pretty much instant loading, Opera 36.0.2130.46.

 

/edit - tried loading the site up on my mobile, that does have delays of several seconds before it's fully loaded.

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Re: Why is the new forum so slow to load ?

Loads quicker than old forum, using trusty old windows XP Cool smiley

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Re: Why is the new forum so slow to load ?


Nibiru wrote:

Simply hitting the reload on this page takes nine seconds to refresh. YAWN !


Refreshing this page shows most items loading in a couple of seconds for me. You can get to this by hitting F12 in Firefox and selecting the network inspector.

The analytical tracking takes a little longer but I'd expect that. I think the issue you're seeing might be related to a couple of avatars (notably mine and @dvorak's). Be interesting to see your version of what's below:

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