Front Page S-L-O-W

Discussion in 'Site Feedback & Announcements' started by Dyre Straits, Nov 29, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. FluffyChicken

    FluffyChicken New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2002
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    VERY slow here.

    It's the Ads that are causing it.

    It pauses (on the main page) waiting for the top ad to load and doesn't.
    In the forums you seem to build the page differently, so the forum can be used but it takes ages (say after reading 2 or 3 threads) for an add to appear (top & bottom ones), but this doesn't effect browsing the forum.

    Hoping the add people get their servers sorted (unless it the ad.php part)
     
  2. Stuart_Davidson

    Stuart_Davidson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2002
    Messages:
    5,843
    Likes Received:
    188
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Same ad problem here...top ad doesnt load and so the front page doesnt (other than the menu and the header).
     
  3. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

    Joined:
    May 13, 2002
    Messages:
    39,727
    Likes Received:
    1,586
    Trophy Points:
    138
    .....actually, i looked into the loading of the front page.... for me... it says DONE..... rather odd.... i know this issue will be sorted out soon..... so i have no worries..... just rather strange....
     
  4. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2002
    Messages:
    32,274
    Likes Received:
    163
    Trophy Points:
    88
    you ever get the feeling you are talking to yourself ? ive answered this in a few other threads already.

    It is ads giving the problems guys, no need to keep reporting the same problem, im already aware of it, and if the ad company are reading their emails from 10 sites so will they be ;)
     
  5. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

    Joined:
    May 13, 2002
    Messages:
    39,727
    Likes Received:
    1,586
    Trophy Points:
    138
    ....i know i know ;)..... i just thought it was strange.... if it was a add problem.. would the rest load oventually?.... btw, i thought the ads were saposed to load last......?
     
  6. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

    Joined:
    May 13, 2002
    Messages:
    19,599
    Likes Received:
    2,578
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Not really trying to keep the discussion going, but, yes, like Judas says, all other pages beyond the Front Page are loading up whether the ADs do or don't. Only the Front Page seems to be held up if the ADs don't load.
     
  7. MIG-31

    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    75,961
    Likes Received:
    2,699
    Trophy Points:
    153
    just adding the same problem for me to. it stays for around 3 mins. as shown by image.and thats as far as it goes.no can't find page errors or any others.but the odd things are forums tags,profile tags are working etc are almost instant.
    [​IMG]

    its only the front page has been like this now for at least the past 3hrs or so.
     
  8. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

    Joined:
    May 13, 2002
    Messages:
    39,727
    Likes Received:
    1,586
    Trophy Points:
    138
    lol.... zardon...... lol..... don't worry...... just let this thread go for a bit....;)
     
  9. MIG-31

    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    75,961
    Likes Received:
    2,699
    Trophy Points:
    153
    small update. the front page has just come back here.loaded in around 1 second.
     
  10. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2002
    Messages:
    32,274
    Likes Received:
    163
    Trophy Points:
    88
    everyone try clearing your cache please, all temp files.
     
  11. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2002
    Messages:
    19,684
    Likes Received:
    63
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Front page is still slow- Yesterday I couldn't log on at all.

    I thought you guys made it so the ads load last- then the page would still load, then the ads would be the only thing that hangs.. I know this has happened before, and that's what they did to fix it - as I remember it worked quite well.
     
  12. gunther

    gunther New Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2003
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If the front page doesn't load and you are desperate after the news on it, head into the news forum which also lists them. Only problem with direct linking to forum is that you are generating less ad revenue to DH.

    Maybe DH should prevent direct linking to forums and redirect users thru the main page? It could help with ad placements..
     
  13. MIG-31

    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    75,961
    Likes Received:
    2,699
    Trophy Points:
    153
    dh already has software to reduce hard linking to other sites.
     
  14. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

    Joined:
    May 13, 2002
    Messages:
    39,727
    Likes Received:
    1,586
    Trophy Points:
    138
    ....page loads great now....
     
  15. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

    Joined:
    May 13, 2002
    Messages:
    19,599
    Likes Received:
    2,578
    Trophy Points:
    153

    Sooo much better, yes!
     
  16. UberLord

    UberLord A Legend in Underwear

    Joined:
    May 8, 2002
    Messages:
    5,255
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It's the ad servers holding us up. I can make it go faster for Mozilla and Opera users, but IE breaks with the white page :(
     
  17. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

    Joined:
    May 13, 2002
    Messages:
    19,599
    Likes Received:
    2,578
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Just curious as to why the Front Page is handled differently from the pages beyond it? If I link to the forums, I get immediate access and can post and reply while the ads continue to load. But, the front page, when there's a problem, won't show anything other than the upper main heading, and the radio buttons, until the ads complete.
     
  18. UberLord

    UberLord A Legend in Underwear

    Joined:
    May 8, 2002
    Messages:
    5,255
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The front page has more ad's and has IntelliTXT activated
     
  19. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2002
    Messages:
    19,684
    Likes Received:
    63
    Trophy Points:
    73
    It seems fine now. Much faster.:)
     
  20. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2002
    Messages:
    32,274
    Likes Received:
    163
    Trophy Points:
    88
    yes as I said I was hoping the issue with the ad servers would resolve. its a little frustrating when its out of our hands, but I did notice some more sites on the same ad company servers were struggling at the same time, so I knew it would get looked into and was not in this case a problem on our servers. if a problem last longer than a day or 2 then I start to worry.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

visited