The time it takes for every page to load is painfully slow. Unless I disable advertisements, we're talking on the order of ten seconds from the time the page starts loading to the time I can scoll and click and type without the entire browser application being non-responsive.
That slowness has completely turned me off to Daniweb.
That makes two of us. I been watching the 'slowness threads' in this forum, but if someone starts complaining it's takes a few hours until it's 'fixed'. Well, it isn't for me. Reading through the last 3 pages in this discussion took me 70 sec to load (in total). That's unacceptable with my internetconnection and systemspecs.
If I want to read a big thread like this one, I use the 'show printable version' link to get the speed back. This is one of the reasons I'm not around as much as I used to. Perhaps when this problem is fixed/solved I'll get back to helping people, but if I want to read all the questions in the few forums I'm interrested in, it would take my all day (litterally).
Its sometimes up to a minute here. What happens is the top part (up to where the page numbers / first bit that says "advertisements" is and then it hangs for ages and loads all the buttons one by one (the silver ones that say Home, Software Devel, Web Devel etc....) and then eventually the posts load then after a huge wait the quick reply box appears.
I'm a uk person and I have adblocker at work, but not at home. I use firefox 1.5 on both machines and I notice very little difference in page load time if at all. I browse Daniweb all day and evening so I have used it at busy and quiet times and I have generally found the performance uniform.
In the Quick Reply box, on the right-click menu there are no "cut" and "copy" menu items. I don't know if that is related to the daniweb or if it is IE bug, since Firefox and Opera do have those menu items.
Even with IntelliTXT disabled? I can't think of a reason why everything would load and the page would still be unresponsive ... only with no ad blocker. If it happened all the time I could track it down to a vBulletin script that is called at the bottom of the page, such as for the quick reply.
I can scroll as soon as it starts to load the page..using firefox 2 and only running a spyprotector program and running on 100 mbs.(well at least it says that..)
Though the only problem for me is that when the page did fully load the page jumped..
as in i was reading and ti would jump to the top of the page..about 5 times but otherwise loads fine here no adblocker
I talked to you about it on msn. Itt only seems to affect me and serunson (seruson? i can never spell his username....). We randomly see the site all jumbled up, as if it doesnt load the CSS right. That seems to have stoped lately.
I experienced the page waiting for the ad to load before I could read any posts. If the ad failed to load, I could get the rest of the page sometimes, but sometimes I got a 404 error or a timeout. It often took 30 seconds to a minute for the page to load.
I also experienced the scrambled page elements. But it happened when the ad loaded had a different aspect ratio than the space reserved for the ad.