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Forum Loading Issues?

Discussion in 'Forum software help' started by EastmidsHD, May 11, 2019.

  1. EastmidsHD

    EastmidsHD Keep pullin' that trigger..

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    Over the past few days I've noticed that the site being super slow at loading pages.

    Even though I am using a strong 4G connection or fast WiFi connection pages seem to take some time to load.

    Other sites pop up quickly as expected but the AGF has been struggling?

    All cookies and cache have been cleared and phone has had a once over.

    Do the mods know of any reason as to why this may be happening?

    Thanks
     
  2. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 2018 & 2019 Forum Nice Guy

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    I’ve had a slow few days too, seems to be fine today though - I haven’t changed anything my end.
     
  3. Tadpole

    Tadpole Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Nothing wrongs as far as I know Mark, at the 'very bottom' of each page it shows 'Timing' I'm sure this is the time it takes to load the page.
    Mine shows .. so 0.1162 of a second hth .. ;)
    Index (XenForo_ViewPublic_Thread_View)">
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  4. EastmidsHD

    EastmidsHD Keep pullin' that trigger..

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    Hmm maybe EE then, I'll see how things are over the next couple of days :thumb:
     
  5. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    All good here,

    It always is in Scotland:D
     
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  6. EastmidsHD

    EastmidsHD Keep pullin' that trigger..

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    :mao:
     
  7. Innotts

    Innotts Engaging Member

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    I had the same problem, I suspect that Three may be blocking access in my case.

    Using Three directly, AGF will not load, I get a website not available error. Switch on my VPN and it bypasses Three’s DNS and filters and loads straight away.

    Edit: It’s probably Three’s adult filter causing the issue. Similar could be the issue on other mobile operators’ networks.
     
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  8. ShermanSwita

    ShermanSwita Guest

    For the past day or two, pages have been loading really slowly. Sometimes theyll just sit there for five minutes doing nothing. Other times, it works fine, so its not a constant issue.

    Havent had any problems elsewhere during that period, so it seems like its an issue with this forum.
     
  9. Sky

    Sky Top Poster

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    There are no issues with the forum - all is running smoothly. :thumb:

    We regularly get people complaining that the forum is running too slow or that the connection is not reliable. In 99.9% of cases it is the user's set-up that is the problem.

    Rather than repeat myself here again - search the forum for remedies.
     
  10. Darren Petts

    Darren Petts Temporarily Alive

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    Taking a minimum of 15 seconds per page if it loads at all here. Same with or without VPN. Was ok early yesterday evening then slow from mid evening onwards.
     
  11. Darren Petts

    Darren Petts Temporarily Alive

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    Site works perfectly if I log out. Soon as I log back in it's barely working. Have cleared cookies and cache and is the same in Firefox or Edge. It's also the same on mobile regardless of browser. My mobile provider is different from my broadband too.
     
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  12. Sky

    Sky Top Poster

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    I get internet slow-down occasionally if one of my neighbours is streaming or downloading at busy times. Mind you, my internet connection must be one of the slowest in the country. :(

    I've no idea what yours could be if you've cleared everything and are using different carriers. :shrug:
     
  13. Darren Petts

    Darren Petts Temporarily Alive

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    Whatever it was it seems to have cleared. Back to normal now.
     
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