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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
you don't have to apologize - if it's a problem, then we'll have to stop having them in the sigs.
i thought the problem was multiples, not a single egg or a link.
No, the single eggs are a problem, too, because that site is down way too much. I guess we'll have to see how it works with just links.
post #32 of 46
It may be just me, but it seems like once I visit TCS, my browser gets messed up. When I try to view a thread, it hangs trying to download pics. Sometimes I can coax it into working if I close the browser and re-launch, but as soon as I come back to a thread with pics it slows down again. I thought maybe it was all the graphics. Between the siggies, gifts, ribbons, championships etc. (never mind the dragons) I thought maybe that was what was slowing it down. I've got ADSL so it's not on my end, and I don't have this problem with other sites.
post #33 of 46
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It has seemed to be a bit better today. Especially since the notice to limit the dragon eggs. Maybe that was the problem all along (?), or maybe it was a server thing that has recently been fixed. The problem has been going on for over a week for me, and just seems to be better today. I actually was able to post the Question Of The Day without incident (and quickly enough that it posted before my computer guru showed up!) Yay! It was fun actually seeing the different dragons, but if limiting them speeds up the site, I'm all for it. (Sorry!)
post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by Pookie-poo View Post
It has seemed to be a bit better today. Especially since the notice to limit the dragon eggs. Maybe that was the problem all along (?), or maybe it was a server thing that has recently been fixed. The problem has been going on for over a week for me, and just seems to be better today. I actually was able to post the Question Of The Day without incident (and quickly enough that it posted before my computer guru showed up!) Yay! It was fun actually seeing the different dragons, but if limiting them speeds up the site, I'm all for it. (Sorry!)
There's no need to apologize. Everybody thought limiting people to one egg, hatchling, etc., would be enough, but that turned out not to be the case. Sometimes you just don't know till you try. Photobucket and the other image-hosting sites usually don't present a problem. Quite a while ago, members were surrounding their siggies with flashing Christmas lights. While it looked great, so many were doing it that the site was crawling, so we had to ask people to stop.
post #35 of 46
If it's just the dragon eggs, why do I still have the problem? It's something else......
post #36 of 46
I don't think everyone has removed the dragon eggs yet, I seen one earlier - the site is much faster for me compared to recent days although still slower than it was.
post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by icklemiss21 View Post
I don't think everyone has removed the dragon eggs yet, I seen one earlier - the site is much faster for me compared to recent days although still slower than it was.
i've PMd a couple of people when i saw eggs/dragons in their sigs... it's going to take a while to reach everyone, tho.
post #38 of 46
Oh,.....OK.....

I get it now, finally!!

The site is slow for EVERYBODY because SOME members have these dragon eggs.

sometimes it's the most obvious thing.....hiding in plain site
post #39 of 46
The site has been ALOT faster for me, yay!
post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by coaster View Post
Oh,.....OK.....

I get it now, finally!!

The site is slow for EVERYBODY because SOME members have these dragon eggs.

sometimes it's the most obvious thing.....hiding in plain site
Yup

The dragon cave site is VERY slow to respond, so everytime someone on TCS tries to load a page that has an egg it is slowing down the site, and the dragon egg thread has been popular with requests to please click on eggs removed from the site but there are people who joined and haven't been back, or just haven't been on since the removal request that still have their eggs
post #41 of 46
The site has been much faster for me as well.

We'll PM people about their dragon eggs as we see them.
post #42 of 46
For me first page view on the site is still very slow, with a long wait on a blank window, but navigating through the site is much faster. I think the eggs were a big problem, but there's still something else going on.
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by coaster View Post
For me first page view on the site is still very slow, with a long wait on a blank window, but navigating through the site is much faster. I think the eggs were a big problem, but there's still something else going on.
If I turn advertising back on the front page is slow too - could it be an advert?
post #44 of 46
Looking at the source code, there seems to be an awful lot of javascript. A lot of this script is loaded with the html. I'm guessing that might be the problem, though I'm certainly no expert on it. I think if all the script could be loaded via seperate includes script files, it would load and run faster. The browser wouldn't have to stop, load, parse, and interpret each individual script it comes across while parsing and rendering the page. That might be an explanation of why someone stares at a blank window for so long on the first page view and subsequent page views are much faster. It's because on subsequent page views the code is cached and doesn't need to be reloaded.

IMO (and remember I'm a complete web designer novice) an even better solution would be to recode these functions to run as php scripts on the server, but that's up to the vBulletin people; nothing your techs can do anything about most likely.
post #45 of 46
I don't know about anyone else, I was hanging up on the dragoncave site, but now, I hang up while tickers from tickercentral.com are trying to load.
post #46 of 46
Ok, so I spoke too fast...

It's still slow for me, but it's the ads..... It will say "waiting for..." Well I can't remember exactly but it has 'ad' in it, ugh.
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