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Discussion in 'PriusChat Website Questions' started by Rest, Aug 2, 2008.

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  1. Rest

    Rest Active Member

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    Why is this site still so slow to navigate in? I have a 5MB Internet connection and other sites I go to are speedy but not this one. It gets very frustrating at times and reminds me of dial up speeds.
  2. misslexi

    misslexi New Member

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    Other than a month or so back when it was being upgraded, it hauls ass for me :D
  3. rfruth

    rfruth Member

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    Its slow for me and probably because of people like me ...
  4. JimboK

    JimboK One owner, low mileage

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    Fast enough for me. Faster than some sites, slower than others. Heckuva lot faster than dialup though.
  5. mingoglia

    mingoglia Member

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    This forum is one of the slowest forums I visit. At times it's faster, typically it's just barely sub par, but at times it's as slow as heck.
  6. john1701a

    john1701a Prius Guru

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    Advertisements are to blame, specifically: googlesyndication

    Watch your status-bar. If that URL is displayed, just refresh or click the link again. You'll see a drastic improvement.

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    sandman Member

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    Site is fine for me cant tell much difference between this site and other like it...Few months back it was really slow but Danny fixed that problem..:)
  8. Rest

    Rest Active Member

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    Refreshing doesn't improve anything for me. It seems just as slow as it did months ago for me.
  9. qbee42

    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    I'll second the advertisement comment. With my Linux/Firefox setup, I can see the offending sites. The holdup is always the advertising. Unfortunately, the code on this site waits for some of the advertising to load before it gets on with the rest of the page, so you can get some long waits. Other advertising sits and spins after the load, but that doesn't hold me up like it does with some browsers.

    Tom
  10. qbee42

    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    I took a more detailed look. It's ad.yieldmanager.com that is causing the slowdown. The browser sits and waits for something from that site, probably a banner ad.

    Tom
  11. Danny

    Danny Admin/Founder Staff Member

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    I don't even know what that site is - I'll take a look into it.

    We might move back to being solely on Google Adsense because so far Natural Path Media hasn't put us on any campaigns. If anyone wants to be an advertising manager for the site, let me know :)
  12. morpheusx

    morpheusx Professor Chaos

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    at home its usually pretty quick for me, but at work its hardly even usable lately. The company I work for is pretty aggressive at blocking offensive websites so my suspicion is that some of the ads are associated on servers known to have "problems" and it just hangs up while waiting. It also doesn't help that at work I am forced to use a four year old browser IE 6.0.
  13. BerkshirePrius

    BerkshirePrius New Member

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    I love this site, but it is by far the slowest site that I frequent.