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Old 05-19-2006, 11:59 AM
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Is it just me, or are the forums slow? Because if it's just me, then it's pretty impressive since I have the same problems connecting from both work and home.

Anyway, I know we're going to be moving to the new software soon, but I think I've figured out why the boards come up so slowly... Xeroc's script times out.

If you go to http://xeroc.zapto.org/whoison.php?colors=light (which is where 5M.net tries going), you'll just keep waiting and waiting and waiting. And that seems to be what's happening for me on Firefox. The top part of the page loads quickly, and if I view the page source at that time, I can see that the entire page loads, but for whatever reason, Firefox doesn't want to finish rendering the page until it hears from Xeroc's site, and it never does.

So... could the script either be fixed to return more quickly? Or could it be removed? Or am I the only one getting this error?
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Old 05-19-2006, 12:40 PM
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It's being horrendously slow for me too, but sometimes it's worse than others.
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Old 05-19-2006, 06:53 PM
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It's being wanky-slow for me, but Zeke said it was because TrekNation was moving servers. And it seems to be hastening it's progress now.

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Old 05-19-2006, 10:57 PM
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I noticed that as well. The lost art of "loading what won't load last" seems to be a thing good 'ol Firefox hasn't discovered yet. Either that or all browsers do it, but I thought IE resolved that stuff a lot quicker and just stopped trying to load things that won't load.

However, this was a few days ago, like over the weekend, and it seems to be fine now.
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Old 05-20-2006, 06:37 AM
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Of course! That's why the pages would always stop loading after the header. I thought it was a database problem, since the header doesn't use the database, but that didn't explain why my email worked. Now I know.

I'll talk to Xeroc about this next time I see him. For now I'll remove the chat bar. It would have had to come out anyway, like all the other mods, before the software change. (EDIT: Done. Thank you for figuring this out, Derek.)
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Are you sure the pages aren't just too heavy?
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