This should go in the Website Forum, but nobody goes there so…
Anyone having troubles with slow response times or timeouts when browsing on BA, or more especially, when posting? Please let us know what kind of connection you have, what continent you’re in, and how long you’ve been experiencing it. Even if you’re not having any problems your info may be useful in a process of elimination.
I often have problems, but I thought it was my ISP as it usually only happens at certain times of the day/ night.
Been experiencing it for a few week (Maybe a few months).
Connection is 13Mbps DSL connection.
ISP is TalkTalk and I’m in England.
I usually have to hit refresh several times before the forum loads, this happens a lot more than posting issues (It sometimes takes a good two or three minutes to post)… It took two attempts and 4 minutes for this to post… that’s a good example
I’m running winxp pro, in Europe, Austria to be specific with 16mbit and haven’t experienced any lag or issues, there is a slight buildup of pages noticeable but thats nothing unusual i guess. Posting takes a few seconds but nothing out of the ordinary.
btw, I’m using opera
Not sure what mine is, but some the site does take a while sometimes to do things, especially in the weekends with the teenages all over the world downloading music/movies when all I want to is umm. . . go to this forum, and well umm keep up with the stuff that is happening here.
Using a friend’s Vista laptop in Springfield, MO, BA loads and loads, but never comes on. That’s a wireless account. No trouble with any other sites that I regularly go to. And sometimes pokey here in Joplin, MO. Also on Vista, but running on cable internet. Ad-blocking. I used firefox on both as well.
Three or more months of this at home. Just tried using friend’s laptop a few weeks ago.
Ubuntu 9.10 with firefox 3.6; internet connection is 8mbps. I am located in Tyrol, Austria. ISP is a local cable company.
Since several weeks (upt o 2 months) I am experiencing slowdowns in the response time, being it normal forum browsing or posting threads. To my knowledge it was not correlated to the number of users currently browsing the forum.
Another thing is that the slowdowns are on both blenderartists and blendernation, but that could be just coincidence.
In Lincoln, Nebraska (US) I’ve notice some times at night around 2:00am in the Central Time Zone in North America (CST) - I’ve noticed times where it might be down maybe once or twice a week. This is on my work and home connections, which are both cable LAN lines.
On a side note, do you have settings for the css for the style sheets of the forums? I don’t know if your using a different one at the moment to help with speeds or not at the moment cause I can see some major differences in appearance on the forums.
(of course now they are gone after about an hours time)
Northeast U.S…100mb/sec…haven’t noticed any delays…
but I do have a question…but haven’t know where to ask it…when posting …new thread or reply…often I get dropped and have to log on again…sometimes a few times in one visit.
Addendum: I’m experimenting with my 64 Linux set-up on my home machine in Missouri and, even without ad-blocking, I’m getting lightning-fast response. The slowness of the animated ads keeping the site from loading is what really got me into ad-blocking on Windows in the first place. Same machine, just different side of GRUB.
That assumes both are using the same server. I don’t know if that’s the case or not and the info from Whois is confusing because I know nothing of servers and sleuthing and such, in short I know nothing much.
I have that same problem in Ubuntu 9.10 and FF. I had to patch the driver for my wireless dongle (which now works but drops out if CPU usage goes above 80%) and always assumed that to be the prob. I don’t have the problem in Win XP and FF - same dongle.
Not necessarily maintenance but bandwidth. I assume the server is set to backup data automatically every day at the same time. I don’t know about these things, just assuming.
Goofster does all that and we don’t hear much from him. I got a PM which just confirmed my own experience with slowdowns, so started this thread to gauge the extent of the problem, if indeed there is one.
So far (about 20 hrs) it only seems to be affecting isolated users. Let’s see if we get any more response in the next 24 hrs.
The “wake time” for Login is (I think) 15 mins. If you’re typing away for longer than that your login will expire. Next time you log in click the “Remember Me” or “Keep Me Logged In” box and the cookie will keep you logged although all the unread post flags will have expired. Of course, you need cookies enabled.
My suspicion too! And it kind of coincides with the time-lines mentioned above - 2 to 4 months.