After our most recent code push, several users have complained of slower loading while in Forum/Guild threads. If you are encountering this slowdown, please go ahead and post in here with any and all details that you can so we can try to narrow this down.
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- Windows (95/98/98SE/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista),
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The program/application in what you use to view gaiaonline.com.
- Internet Explorer
-Safari and many more.
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The version of Adobe Flash Player you are using; if you are not sure, click this link and find it as "Your Player Version."
Any add-ons/extensions that you may have installed on your browser. (i.e. AdBlockPlus, NoScript)
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:6.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.2 Flash Version: Most recent, whatever that is. Browser Add-ons: Multilinks, AdBlock Plus, GaiArch
Pages load much slower, but my main complaint is that it doesn't actually reload the page which means the header doesn't get updated. I only frequent two threads and hardly go to any other part of Gaia which means that, with this update, my header never updates so I have absolutely no idea when I receive new PMs, new announcements, new Dev Notices, or anything else. I have to actually go to a completely separate section of the site to get the header to update which is completely ridiculous and absolutely unnecessary. Before, all I had to do was click the last page of the thread I was in which did two things at once: header updated, and I saw new posts. Please, at the very least, give us an opt-out for this.
Header does not update unless I open new tab, loading freezing majority of the time, forces page to scroll all the way up, guilds it is worse, forcing me to hard refresh most of the time and open next page in new tab.
When loading a new page, the forum scrolls to the top of the page I'm already on, the loading text shows up and about 45 seconds to one minute later the page changes. It's long enough to make me rather impatient.
Also: Flash keeps crashing when I load new pages, especially if there is an aquarium in someone's signature.
OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:13.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/13.0.1
Flash Version: 11.3.300.262
Ad-Ons: tektek.org Gaia Toolbar, AdBlock Plus, avast! Web Rep, No Script, Old Default Image Style
The B/C (where I spend 99.9999999999% of my time) is laggy as hell, pages freeze, new pages take anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes to load and yesterday Flash kept crashing. Also, my Guilds are glacially slow. Seriously, this update is terrible.
The forum goes up to the top of the page that I'm already on when I'm loading a new page. A 'loading' text message shows up at the top and it takes a few moments until the page changes. Sometimes it will take anywhere from 10 seconds to half a minute. I hope the forums get faster soon...
- Windows XP
-NoScript, Adblock but both are disabled
I have no idea what just happened but I can't browse the forums anymore, I'm one of the few people who're unfortunate enough to be on dial-up internet and now I can't even load pages anymore. When I do I'm greeted with a greyed out screen that says LOADING... and never goes away. The forums are completely broken for me now, I hope this is a bug and if not, I really want to request the ability to opt out of this new loading style because I'm totally unable to deal with this.
I have fairly fast internet, high speed obviously from AT&T, but i've noticing having to wait at least 30+ seconds when, before, I didn't have to wait at all.
That's not the really annoying problem. The really annoying problem is that my flash crashes frequently, making youtube almost unusable when I go to browse the site and listen to music, on top of the little annoying notification I get even when i'm not using youtube.
It's less than others... but still really annoying.