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SpiteAndMalice posted this 16 September 2017

I don't know whether this is just me, or something that is affecting everyone, but I'm finding the forum very slow to load pages at the moment - Navigating around it, it's taking up to 10 seconds for each new page to load. 

Whilst I'm posting this I might as well add this as well - Having to click on a button that says 'Load More Posts' is pain in the butt. If all you're interested in is the last post in a thread, then having to repeatedly navigate past all earlier posts in this way is not a good user experience (especially when the length of a forum requires you to do this multiple times). Could there possibly be an user option to either view posts as a number of pages and/or view the most recent post at the top of a thread rather than at the bottom? 

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TheGeologistGuy posted this 18 September 2017

It's not just you, I experienced slow loading times on this site while I was visiting New York.  It didn't matter if I was on wifi or using my cell network.  All other websites worked fine it was just this one that was slow.  I don't have this problem any more though since I came back to California.  I have no idea what would cause that, but now I know it's not just me.

I also don't like having to click the load more posts button.  The forum shows us who wrote the last post and how long ago, can that statement be made into a link that loads the actual post?

While we are at it, I have one small issue with posting on the forum using my android phone. The text is white by default and so is the background, so I can't see what I am writing.  I'm sure there is a way to change the text color somewhere but I just request the desktop site to resolve the issue for now.

Rptro posted this 19 September 2017

I think the features you talk about already exist. When you are on the page with the latest posts you can click on "latest by" directly under the name of the thread to get to the last comment. And when you already read a thread you can sort the comments so that the newest are shown first by clicking a button at the end of the original post.

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TheGeologistGuy posted this 19 September 2017

Haha wow, now that you pointed that out I can see it clearly.  This is one of those moments where I'm looking for something that is right in front of me, and I'm left wondering how did I not notice that before.

Thanks Rptro.

Rptro posted this 20 September 2017

Y're very welcome. And if you ever again need something pointed out that's right in front of you feel free to ask.

kompan posted this 5 weeks ago

As for the slow loading time, it may be related to the fact that the forum sends request to www.fontify.me host, which does not respond. Most browsers will wait with displaying the page until all elements are loaded or timeout is detected - and that is the delay you experience. When you block the mentioned host on your system or browser, the overall loading time should improve.

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Grimlock posted this 5 weeks ago

kompan said:

As for the slow loading time, it may be related to the fact that the forum sends request to www.fontify.me host, which does not respond. Most browsers will wait with displaying the page until all elements are loaded or timeout is detected - and that is the delay you experience. When you block the mentioned host on your system or browser, the overall loading time should improve.

Many thanks for the tip!

It was driving me crazy how slow the forum was. I just “blocked” fontify.me in my host file and there is a world of difference in the speed that the forum loads now.

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