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Slower than mud today

  1. Apr 18, 2013 #1

    phinds

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    PF has been REALLY sluggish today. What's up? I'm not having that issue with any other sites, so it doesn't seem to be local to me.
     
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  3. Apr 18, 2013 #2

    Borek

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    Works OK for me (ignoring occasional 500).
     
  4. Apr 18, 2013 #3

    Evo

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    I've noticed that the page freezes at times when the "Facebook like" was added, the twitter link loads, then I wait and wait for the FB link to appear, then it speeds up again.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2013 #4

    mfb

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    The facebook button loads (or tries to load) JavaScript code from facebook.net, that could be slow.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2013 #5

    phinds

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    more info --- still slow today, but I see that it is NOT waiting for PF stuff to load but rather is waiting for facebook stuff to load. Can we get rid of facebook stuff? What does facebook have to do with PF ?

    EDIT: This explains why I only see the slowdown on SOME threads, not on most. Seriously, can we get rid of facebook links?
     
  7. Apr 19, 2013 #6
    I'm considering it. I'm assuming you are referring to the LIKE buttons. PF's social media presence is important.
     
  8. Apr 19, 2013 #7

    phinds

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    Greg, I can't tell WHAT part of facebook is causing it, just that my browser shows a notation in the lower left corner saying something about "waiting on facebook.com"

    When this happens, typically I get the first post in a thread and then it takes anything from 10 or 20 seconds up to forever before the rest of the thread arrives. Sometimes, but not always, hitting the browser's "stop" and then "refresh" will get it to show up.

    It has been VERY annoying the last day or two.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2013 #8

    mfb

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    You can block those facebook stuff locally in your browser. Looks like the async loading does not work well.
    I don't want to add my opinion about facebook here.

    Code (Text):

          <script>
            // Load the SDK Asynchronously
            (function(d){
               var js, id = 'facebook-jssdk', ref = d.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];
               if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;}
               js = d.createElement('script'); js.id = id; js.async = true;
               js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1";
               ref.parentNode.insertBefore(js, ref);
             }(document));
          </script>
     
  10. Apr 19, 2013 #9

    AlephZero

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    It's only important to people who think that having a social media presence is important.
     
  11. Apr 19, 2013 #10
    Like Fortune 500 companies and successful website owners? PF receives a large amount of social media traffic. It's important. ;)


    phinds, I have since limited the buttons to the first page of a thread.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2013 #11

    phinds

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    OK, thanks. I'll let you know if that helps / doesn't help
     
  13. Apr 19, 2013 #12

    mfb

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    It helps on every page apart from the first one :tongue:.
     
  14. Apr 19, 2013 #13

    AlephZero

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    Now we have "likes" and "recommends" buttons on every thread, maybe we should revisit "voting for the best answers" :devil:
     
  15. Apr 19, 2013 #14
    How is the speed now?
     
  16. Apr 19, 2013 #15

    Evo

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    No improvement with IE, page still freezes until the FB button appears, takes at least 2-3 seconds. About 1-2 seconds delay on chrome.
     
  17. Apr 19, 2013 #16

    phinds

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    Agree w/ Evo ... no improvement ... same issue exactly
     
  18. Apr 19, 2013 #17
    How about now?
     
  19. Apr 19, 2013 #18

    phinds

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    Just did a quick test ... loaded 10 pages "simultaneously" and they all popped up right away. Whatever you did seems to have fixed the problem (but this IS just one quick test)
     
  20. Apr 19, 2013 #19
    I removed the FB Like button :D
     
  21. Apr 19, 2013 #20

    phinds

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    Excellent ... KEEP it that way :smile:
     
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