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Offline Roger W

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Portland slow to load?
« on: July 24, 2018, 09:41:42 am »
I know Portland is a long way from Yorkshire, but the Portland threads on the Forum seem very slow to load - much slower than the other stuff. 

Am I alone in experiencing this?
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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2018, 09:49:22 am »
No.  I have the same problem.  I open another window whilst waiting for it to load.

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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2018, 10:07:07 am »
Same here – i wanted to read about the new cave, but got bored waiting.

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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2018, 02:20:40 pm »
No.  I have the same problem.  I open another window whilst waiting for it to load.

I m having the same problem with the BCRA Cave Science file

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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2018, 05:28:09 pm »
No problems for me on any pages.  Blummin technology...

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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2018, 06:27:36 pm »
Been experiencing the same over the last couple of days (as has Sas) - I'd assumed it was the whole forum, perhaps not then?
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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2018, 06:33:53 pm »
Seems everything else is fine, just the Portland Board.  Dorset does have it's own time zone where everything runs 15 mins late; perhaps this is affecting the IT as well as the inhabitants now.

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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2018, 07:27:06 pm »
I have the same problem with those 2 boards. Wonder if it's anything to do with accessing external links?

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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2018, 07:56:49 pm »
I had assumed that the Portland stuff was on the same server as all the other stuff - the Dales, Idle Chat, etc.  But maybe not???
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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2018, 12:27:22 am »
Loads fine on tapatalk but slow on the pc.

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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2018, 09:55:20 am »
The Portland board is treated the same as all the other boards so difficult to figure out why you are having problems.  For me and Pegasus here it loads instantly on both phones and laptops.  It could be bandwidth (which is good here) or it may well be slowed assessing the external links to the photographs as suggested above.  We'll try to get to the bottom of it with the help of IT support in the meantime apologies to those having trouble.

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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2018, 10:13:32 am »
I've not noticed it being slower at all.

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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2018, 12:07:18 pm »
Nor me.
I'm not a complete idiot: some parts are missing!

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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2018, 02:56:22 pm »
On a PC it has been desperately slow for a few days. All the rest are OK.

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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2018, 04:16:13 pm »
Perhaps it's a server-side caching issue as most of the pages in the other boards are more frequently visited, the server gives higher priority to caching those in memory, so it can respond quicker. I am not an expert in this side of things, however, just my best "guess".

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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2018, 05:12:03 pm »
Just tried and loaded instantly - admittedly work log in.

Cheers

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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2018, 07:27:23 pm »
Ohhhh... it's very slow when I am at home rather than work. Windows 7 at home rather than 10 at work could have something to do with it?
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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2018, 07:59:29 pm »
Unlikely - I tried it at work yesterday (which is windows 7) and worked fine, but have windows 10 at home and still slow.

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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2018, 09:14:50 pm »
On a PC it has been desperately slow for a few days. All the rest are OK.

This was with Windows 10.


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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2018, 12:15:32 pm »
Recent message from Q:

I have run some maintenance tasks that hopefully should speed up any of the slower boards. I still couldn't see any speed issues so perhaps keep an eye on this for user feedback.

Please let me know if Portland has speeded up for those who find it slow to load, thanks, Pegasus  :thumbsup:


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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2018, 12:53:52 pm »
Portland still isn't loading for me.

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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2018, 10:27:10 pm »
Not loading at all for me, using Safari, never had any bother before with this, Cheers Chris
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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2018, 11:26:24 pm »
Still not loading for me either.

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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2018, 12:11:53 am »
Definitely slower than anything else, but it does eventually load.

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Re: Portland slow to load?
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2018, 09:37:44 am »
Definitely slower than anything else, but it does eventually load.

Mike

I still find the same using Windows 10 on a PC. The Showerbath Cave thread takes maybe 50 seconds to load, which is much less than other Portland threads were taking a few weeks ago. All other threads are virtually instant apart from ones with lots of photos which take up to ten seconds. It is an oddity rather than a serious inconvenience.