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Slow Thread - YouTube?

  1. Oct 23, 2013 #1

    lisab

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    Is the thread "Best Songs Ever" getting slower to load for anyone else? Twice today I've had to bail out waiting for it to load.
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2013 #2

    Evo

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    I'm going to split it off tonight.
     
  4. Oct 23, 2013 #3

    dlgoff

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    I noticed a little slowing on page 175, but not enough to bail out.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2013 #4

    dlgoff

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    How time flies. You started the thread in '06. :surprised
     
  6. Oct 23, 2013 #5

    Evo

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    No way, it seems like 2 years ago, tops.
     
  7. Oct 23, 2013 #6

    Mark44

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    I would imagine that the embedded videos (as opposed to the URL links) would cause the thread to load slowly. For each embedded video the browser has to send a GET request for the starting image of the video, and the image data has to come back over the wire before the page is fully loaded.

    That's my explanation, and I'm stickin' to it...
     
  8. Oct 23, 2013 #7

    lisab

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    I figured it was gnomes!

    The new thread loads lightning-fast :approve:.
     
  9. Oct 24, 2013 #8

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    You are most likely right, with one more important remark: how long it takes to load these videos from youtube depends on the number of videos embedded on a particular thread page, not on the number of videos embedded in the whole thread.

    Splitting the thread won't change that (although it may slightly lower our server load).
     
  10. Oct 24, 2013 #9

    Evo

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    Greg asked me to split threads that have over 1,500 posts to lighten server load.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2013 #10
    I have a feeling I'm probably the one to blame; I posted eight clips in the same post on page 175, which probably was a bad idea :blushing:. Sorry!

    If these kind of things are tough on the server, an idea would perhaps be to limit the number of allowed youtube embeddings in one and the same post and/or encourage people to just link and not embed when the post contains multiple links.

    Just a suggestion, I don't know if it's a good one.

    At least I won't make any mutiple embeddings anymore, I promise :smile:.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2013 #11

    Evo

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    <le GASP> (as Pepe le Pew would say), so, all of the trouble...it was....YOU!! :surprised
     
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    Ok, what about this story?

    I had written a post with 8 embedded links. I realized this would be troublesome to the server, so I had doubts about posting it. But suddenly my cat stepped on the mouse, and accidentally posted it on the forum. When I reached for my cat, I strained my right hand. This hurt, so I quickly reached for a first aid kit with my left hand. Unfortunately, this made me strain my left hand. Without my hands I could not edit nor delete the post my cat had submitted. The next day both my hands had miraculously healed - but then it was too late to edit the post.
     
  15. Oct 24, 2013 #14

    Evo

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    Now that is perfectly understandable, happens more than you know. We get many posts that have obviously been made by cats, or some other animal.
     
  16. Oct 24, 2013 #15

    Borek

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    Actually some posts were apparently made by unicellular organisms, as they suggest poster IQ lower than that of a volvox.
     
  17. Oct 25, 2013 #16
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