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Michael Hoffman
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2007/10/02 14:43:42 (permalink)

Slow!

This site has been slower than molasses in January for the past few days. And no, it's not on my end, as no other site I've been on is running so slowly.
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    susanll
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/02 14:46:32 (permalink)
    I have only noticed it when I click a link that has pictures.
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    Jimeats
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/02 15:01:20 (permalink)
    I couldn't even get on this morning. I only have problems with one add that seems to bring it to a screaching halt, Anderson window add, funny not all the time though. The other add wich is now gone free beer with soup or something was a real pain in the butt. Chow Jim
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    RIDEANDSLIDEFOOD
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/02 15:12:48 (permalink)
    Glad to see your post, i agree, thought it was my PC.

    Jim
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    David_NYC
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/02 21:39:01 (permalink)
    I have been having problems, too. Mostly, it is caused by my old but paid for Windows 98 machine. Now, I usually have Active-X controls disabled on my computer. That is how the malware folks foist bad things onto your computer - use of Microsoft's Active-X controls. I now crash my operating system if Roadfood tries to load an ad on my machine that requires Active-X to work. I go to System Monitor in the System Tools section of the operating system, and see Kernal Processor Usage is 100 percent. Reboot time.

    A lot of those banner ads are Adobe Flash ads. They need a Cray supercomputer to properly run on. Now, I am not sure if those ads take forever to run on my machine, or if they put a time delay in there to lock up your screen so that you have to look at the animation of the entire ad. Of course, you are not going to get a straight answer out of google-sin-dication (googlesyndication) or doubleclit (doubleclick). If I get some time, I will look at some of the computer hacker message boards.
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    Pat T Hat
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/02 22:27:42 (permalink)
    Thank you Mr. Hoffman I thought it was just me again.
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    Stephen Rushmore Jr.
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/03 03:32:21 (permalink)
    I haven't experienced the slowness. Next time it happens, please note the date/time ET so I can check the server logs for something fishy.
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    Michael Hoffman
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/03 13:04:10 (permalink)
    Slow again at 12:57 p.m. edt. When trying to access All Forums and Active, and when switching from one to the other. I just had a 47 second wait to get Active and a 32 second wait for All.
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/03 17:06:00 (permalink)


    I've experienced it as well, just when I click on forums or active topics...hasn't done it today, but has over the last 3-4 days.

    Again, thought it might be my computer, but as Mr. Hoffman said, it doesn't do it on other sites.


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    Pat T Hat
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/03 18:26:45 (permalink)
    6:18pm 10/03

    At the bottom of the page it say's it took 0.41 seconds to generate but it took almost a minute to come up.
    Kind of just stalls with the little blue "I'm loading" line half way.

    It was running faster for me earlier.
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    Michael Hoffman
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/04 19:21:20 (permalink)
    According to the bottom of the Actove Topics page:

    "This page was generated in 0.11 seconds."

    According to my stop watch it took 42 seconds to appear.
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    David_NYC
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/04 20:07:09 (permalink)
    7:47 PM EDST 04 October 2007

    Had System Monitor running before clicking on "Active Topics" button. All Active-X controls were manually enabled. Page generated in less than half a second. Took four minutes to load. Kernal usage went from a few percent to 100%. At the top of the page was a Adobe/Macromedia Flash banner ad loading and running for Andersen Doors and Windows. Doing a "properties" on the button in the banner ad indicated the ad was compliments of doubleclit.net. After the Andersen ad ran its course, a banner ad for Repicci's Italian Ice started loading. "Properties" indicated the ad was compliments of google-sin-dication.com. then, I could start scrolling throught the page. My relatives are urging me to hold off buying a new computer until after Christmas. I wonder what they are planning to buy me?
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    desertdog
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/04 21:54:04 (permalink)


    Happening right now...



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    Twinwillow
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/05 00:00:05 (permalink)
    Hmm. I'm using an 8 year old Mac Powerbook G4 running Internet Explorer 5.2 and I am not experiencing any problems at all.
    Everything is opening very quickly-as usual for a Mac.

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    UncleVic
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/05 01:52:03 (permalink)
    It's them Ad Servers slowing everything down... Seen it come an go for the last several days... Normally hitting reload a couple times cures it on this end..
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/05 07:21:37 (permalink)
    7:03 AM EDST 05 October 2007

    Went to my history folder to go directly to this thread to see if anyone had more information about this technical problem.

    An Adobe/Macromedia Flash ad started to load for Kodak Easyshare All-in-One Printers. A box popped up that read: "A script in this movie is causing Adobe Flash to run slowly. If it continues to run, your computer will become unresponsive. Do you want to abort the script?" I clicked the "Yes" button to abort. Then a banner ad for Toyota Highlander started to load at the bottom of this page. Timing is not applicable since I stopped to write down the contents of the error message.

    I am using Internet Explorer 6.028 etc. etc. etc. All Active-X controls enabled.

    Until a little while ago, if I had active-X controls disabled, Adobe Flash would not play from any website. On Roadfood.com, I would get non-Adobe Flash banner ads. With Active-X controls now disabled, my operating system crashes if Roadfood.com tries to load an Adobe Flash banner ad onto my machine.
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    Jimeats
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/05 08:02:51 (permalink)
    Boy am I lucky! Six times now I've been the 999,999 visitor, and that's over two days. What are those odds?
    Maybe the next time I'll click to see what I've won. Luv these adds.
    Chow Jim
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    David_NYC
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/05 11:35:44 (permalink)
    Hey Jim,

    How could you be the 999,999 visitor when I got a message that I was the 999,999 visitor?

    Its an Adobe/Macromedia Flash ad, by the way. I didn't click for details. Remember, I've got Active-X enabled. Don't want to run the risk of a worm being installed on my machine.
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    Jimeats
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/05 12:19:20 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by David_NYC

    Hey Jim,

    How could you be the 999,999 visitor when I got a message that I was the 999,999 visitor?

    Its an Adobe/Macromedia Flash ad, by the way. I didn't click for details. Remember, I've got Active-X enabled. Don't want to run the risk of a worm being installed on my machine.
    I guess were both very lucky.
    Talk about luck, I found myself up s#*t's creek this morning, but I had a paddle. Chow Jim
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    Stephen Rushmore Jr.
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    RE: Slow! 2007/10/06 04:45:14 (permalink)
    Thanks for your feedback. We are about a week away from using a new ad agency which should hopefully resolve some of your performance issues.
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