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    On the toolbar at the bottom of the page

    Fanatics -

    I just wanted to fill you all in on the toolbar that we are currently testing out at the bottom of the page.

    It is a potential way for us to bring some extra revenue to the site and we are simply trying it out for a few days. I realize that nobody likes change and I am asking for your patience on this front.

    If it is starting to bring down your page load times, etc., please let me know about that. That is the type of constructive feedback I am looking for, not hateful & rude comments (you should have seen the PM that one wise guy sent me last night).

    Trust me. The last thing that we want to do is bring down your enjoyment level of the site. This is the best online community that I have ever seen and extra revenue allows us to make it even better, for free.

    Thanks again for your patience.

    Have a great day!



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    Re: On the toolbar at the bottom of the page

    My page load times are honestly approaching 30 seconds, and it completely locks up my explorer window when I do it. I don't know if it's just that, because I've disabled the bar at this point and the page loads are still extremely slow. Over at hawkeyenation they are still instantaneous. It is also very bandwidth intensive.




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    Re: On the toolbar at the bottom of the page

    How did the censor not catch that?


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    Re: On the toolbar at the bottom of the page

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    My page load times are honestly approaching 30 seconds, and it completely locks up my explorer window when I do it. I don't know if it's just that, because I've disabled the bar at this point and the page loads are still extremely slow. Over at hawkeyenation they are still instantaneous. It is also very bandwidth intensive.
    I have that trouble sometime, but it's from some other ad, not the toolbar. I've had that issue for months.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    I have that trouble sometime, but it's from some other ad, not the toolbar. I've had that issue for months.
    Yeah, so have I. It's just something we have to live with to have a free site.


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    Re: On the toolbar at the bottom of the page

    yea, the site has been loading slower for weeks. Doesn't matter what computer I'm on.



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    Re: On the toolbar at the bottom of the page

    I understand ads are needed to keep the site free. My concern is the autoloading videos. I like to browse the site at work (read: I am addicted), but IT will creek down if bandwidth goes way up. I know my company's IT group is not much different than others in that regard.



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    Re: On the toolbar at the bottom of the page

    Site runs fine for me and I don't mind the toolbar at the bottom. What's wrong with it? It doesn't get in my way



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    Re: On the toolbar at the bottom of the page

    Just started with me. I just clicked the "forums" link at the top the page and the load time just to load the front page of the forums was 80 seconds, I timed it on my phone stop watch. Honestly the site is really unnavigable to me. And as I said, hawkeyenation runs the same software and I don't have the problem there.




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    Re: On the toolbar at the bottom of the page

    Quote Originally Posted by CtownCyclone View Post
    I understand ads are needed to keep the site free. My concern is the autoloading videos. I like to browse the site at work (read: I am addicted), but IT will creek down if bandwidth goes way up. I know my company's IT group is not much different than others in that regard.
    The videos do not autoload anymore BTW. We stopped that at user request.



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    Re: On the toolbar at the bottom of the page

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Site runs fine for me and I don't mind the toolbar at the bottom. What's wrong with it? It doesn't get in my way
    Something to complain about 85.


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    Re: On the toolbar at the bottom of the page

    Personally I'd rather just give you $25 or $50 per year.



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    Re: On the toolbar at the bottom of the page

    One thing I would suggest to those with slow load times is if you have certain Chrome or Firefox Extensions (s c r i p t based) installed on your browser the site seems to negatively respond to those. I had the same issue and uninstalled the Extension I was using. No issues after that with loading. Just a thought.



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    Re: On the toolbar at the bottom of the page

    Even after you elect to close the toolbar it keeps popping back-up periodically. I do not enjoy that. On a side note, I do have a craving for Quiznos now so the advertising is effective.



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    Re: On the toolbar at the bottom of the page

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    The videos do not autoload anymore BTW. We stopped that at user request.

    And that is much appreciated.

    The toolbar at the bottom has slowed the site down just a little for me. Honestly though, if it increases revenue, I'm all for it. But only if the additional money is spent on football recruiting info!!!!!!!!!!



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