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The loading issue comes and goes, it can be loading slow all the time or it loads perfectly and then all of a sudden I get time out errors, I try others sites and there fine, come back to this one it might be slow again it might load normally it's been doing this for months.
This Is occurring at all hours of the day and night.
Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.
I had a specific problem this evening at about 6:05pm CDT. Tried to post a comment on my blog that was fairly long. Hit "Submit Reply" and it just kept chugging for 2-3 minutes. I noticed it was able to select and copy the post before I got a Gateway failed to respond kind of message. Refreshed the page and the update had not occurred. Restarted my reply, pasted the saved text, and it then updated properly.
Speed seems to vary a bit, but not significant enough (usually) for me to get upset.
The old curmudgeon!
I have a problem the site loading almost every day, and I have a very fast internet connection. This is the only site where I have a problem.
My own theory is that there are so many instruction videos that load on the main page, it takes too long to open and then freezes. A possible solution would be to have the IT manager put all the videos under a separate tab so there's not so much data on the home page. Just a thought.
I haven’t been on for a couple of weeks, but I haven’t had any problems prior & none today. I block a lot of things on my computers/network, so there might be third-party things slowing down access for some.
My internet isn't especially fast (up to 50mbps download).
I have seen some cross-site tracking happening that I have one of my computers set up to identify & block. Not saying that that is for sure the problem, but the first thing I thought of.
Here’s a short article that talks about shutting off cross-site tracking on your Internet browsers:
When I open FM.com I have to be careful not to try to scroll to the "recent post" section too quickly. If I scroll down before the big **Introduction.mp4 gets loaded, once it does I get scrolled automatically to the very bottom of the page and have to return to the top manually. This started a couple (or few months) ago.
Bob in Lone Oak, Texas
This forum has never been fast.
There tends to be a huge amount of bouncing about before it settles.
I wouldn't like to see file size reduced - this is about the only forum I know where upload limits are high or non-existent, if I ever want to upload an mp3 to the internet without having a box account, for example.
There was a time years ago when a lot of Youtube links would cripple a forum, but perhaps that was when the code had to be embedded.
It's partially to do with individual page contents.
Times for text downloads (such as this page) are around 20 seconds for me (15 seconds for the homepage). For a page with lots of gifs and youtube links, it's about a minute. In addition RAM is being used up a lot, slowing down individual computers. For instance for me (AVG secure browser) the RAM usage between a text page and a "picture/video page" goes from 350MB up to 650MB.
I've got 6GB of RAM, but between Win10 bloatware and AVG, it's struggling.
Anyone having problems that's using Google Chrome?
I don't personally use Google Chrome because it really bogs down my laptop.
I don't think GIFS or URLS pasted to posts should be any problem.
Why a pasted URL ends up a YouTube video display, instead of text, is beyond my limited knowledge (but it is nice).
I am notorious for immediately editing my posts - which could be an issue if someone is trying to read it. (lol) I'm not very speedy and I find things I need to change (think that's an Article in the Women's Constitution 🤣).
I notice every time Windows 10 updates, it seems to reset things I don't want running, just had that happen - now fixed, I'm not having the bad issues (considering how old my laptop is).
As always, if I'm wrong - and admin wants me to take everything down, no problem - it is just my way of trying to communicate ideas. 😊