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Thread: Emoticons and forum speed
04-08-2004, 10:21 PM #1
Emoticons and forum speed
I have a broadband connection and have no problems connecting to any other site, but for some reason whenever I search for new posts or try to post a new message on BadmintonForum, it takes such a long time (up to a mnute) for the page to load. When posting I often open the thread from a new window, and notice that my message has already posted despite the fact the progress bar of the window in which I was posting the message is only at c.30%. What could be going wrong? I'm using IE6/Mozilla4/Java script2 (Java VM).
And as I have said before, I don't think the new emoticons are suitable for this sort of site; not only are they not very expressive ( this - is supposed to show embarrassment?), they also look like they type you might find in a kiddie internet site. I wish we had ones like those in the pic below.
Last edited by ynexfan2003; 04-08-2004 at 10:25 PM. Reason: to let you know that it took 1min 20secs for the page to load (the jpeg is only 50k)
04-09-2004, 04:28 PM #2
has anybody else experienced such slow down? BF has been really speedy for me. i think the new software is even faster than the old one despite having more features.
are you still using proxies?
04-09-2004, 08:00 PM #3
Originally Posted by kwun
It's very strange, because I can open and view the message I have posted up to 40secs before the page on which I was posting the message has loaded.
Incidentally, have the profanity rules been relaxed with the new software? I see that there is the odd expletive in new posts, which previously would have been censored.
Last edited by ynexfan2003; 04-09-2004 at 08:04 PM.
04-09-2004, 08:15 PM #4
I have the same problem as ynexfan2003 when trying to do a "today's posts" search. It seem to chug away for a good 7-10 seconds regularly. I've noticed this only started happening after the switch to the new software.
Originally Posted by ynexfan2003
04-10-2004, 07:11 AM #5
I think some slowdown can be expected at the moment because wether you use BT dial up or broadband there was a fire destroying some connections in the main central hub in Manchester, all the traffic from more northern places was affected for the last couple of weeks. I think they were expecting full coverage to resume properly this week.
I don't think it explains why my dial up connection has dropped to an averge of 32kbps.
Could it be that the university computers are somehow loading slowly because it is a chat facility and discussion forum, universities do not like their students browsing chat/discussion sites.
04-11-2004, 06:01 PM #6
04-11-2004, 06:59 PM #7
No problem in connection speed from Hong Kong (broadband access).
Still quick when doing a new post or searching.
04-12-2004, 02:22 AM #8
I would some it might has something to do with routing. Different countries have different routing set by the ISP and international links.
At least, in Ohio, it's good and speedy
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