Not sure if it's just me, but I've been experiencing a slow DaniWeb again. Posting a reply takes seconds to complete. Sometimes, loading new pages appears to halt. Other sites I've visited act normal. Happens both at work and at home.
Same, I just thought it was going through a parsing engine before being uploaded which was the cause of the long wait...
This reminded me off a time when I was doing my work experience at the tax office. The guy that was mentoring me thought it would be funny to pull a joke on me. As I was data entering he said I better ask the pretty girl across the office for a 'long weight/wait' as it would help speed up my task. I looked at him funny because it sounded odd but he was quite insistent and kept a serious face.
Of course, when I went over to the girl and asked her for this mysterious object she told me someone was pulling my leg. Ah the wonders/stupidity of youth!
Still it wasn't quite as bad as the other guy he pranked. He told him to go down to the bottom floor and ask 'If Mulder has the x-files.' LOL [/offtopic]
Back on topic...Previously this delay has caused me to double post. But now I wait a couple of minutes and then bam, my reply is there.
We're currently looking into switching from Apache to Nginx in the near future, so once that happens, we'll go from there. Right now, my hands are tied because my computer is apart and I'm in the midst of moving offices.
Also assuming server - getting delayed start page load.
**Mind you those social buttons are a royal pain - they take forever to load!
Hit a really bad patch about 20 minutes ago. Unusable.
Update: It just happened again, and this time I looked more closely at the browser's status, and lo and behold, it's "Waiting for www.daniweb.com.." that hangs the longest, by far (like 10-20 seconds).
If anyone has the ambition, if you could hit http://gtmetrix.com/ and put in daniweb.com at a slowtime moment, it will help me to review 'past occurances' as well as server performance metrics. From the server load side, I'm showing mostly idle, with 0% packetloss of the last 24 hours, so I'm needing a bit more info.
If it's a server problem, it would be more than just your location, or account, and it will show up with that utility. If it's just your account, or your location, then it's network/code related, and while that's interesting to Dani, far less interesting to me :)
I'm also seeing something else strange. I check several forums regularly throughout the day. After browsing the threads of interest I always click on Mark Forum Read. And yet, in the vb.net forum I am seeing threads marked as New that were updated no more recently than 3 days ago.