Lag on Mobile makes the site innoperable

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  1. CtownCyclone

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    I was going to type out "no issues" from my Android, but then I started typing.

    Looks like no issues for me just browsing the site, but trying to post is horrendous.
     
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    I made changes to the entire thing since then.
     
  3. ChrisMWilliams

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    According to all of the testing we have done it's the ads, but we continue to look into everything.
     
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  4. Clonehomer

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    Yep. Turning off JavaScript on Android makes the site load extremely fast. I downloaded the chrome beta and keep Java off for this site. I then use normal chrome for everything else. Don't get all the features, but you can read and respond just fine.
     
  5. CloneinWDSM

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    My iPhone 7 works perfectly ever since you made changes a few months ago. All I use is mobile and never have issues.
     
  6. kilroy

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    Clonehomer, great JavaScript thinking.

    If i turn off js i can use the mobile site.
    If i leave js on i CANT type this response.
    If js left on, i can scroll but really jerky.
     
  7. Pat

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    I have JS on in Safari, so, in and of itself, that's not the problem. I think we've pretty clearly determined the issue to be the flash video ads. Chris, we'll send an invoice.

    Seriously, though, I'm sorry you have to deal with the current ad economy, Chris. What a disaster.
     
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  8. zarnold56

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    The issue I see is when I try typing a reply, the lag there is terrible. Samsung Galaxy 7 with chrome. Browsing is usually ok, just issues with as ads load threads change position and I hit the wrong one.
     
  9. CTTB78

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    Don't rain on all the paysite work prep that has already been done. The Marketing dept. has spoken.
     
  10. Clonehomer

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    Whether JS is the root cause or not, it fixes the issue with Chrome.
     
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  11. Skyh13

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    It always seemed that the redesign was VERY javascript heavy, and that it might have been contributing to the issues on mobile. Chrome has a very good javascript engine, but if something is implemented poorly you'll see the performance hit on mobile moreso than on on the desktop.
    I've wondered about this but never tried it, assuming that the site would be inoperable without javascript. Also, javascript is such a big part of the modern web, it's a shame to disable it.

    Also, you can't blame it on "Flash ads" just because it works better on Apple -- flash isn't supported on Android browsers either. Video-based ads could still be an issue, but I'm fairly confident it isn't Flash.

    Back to the javascript thing, the ad systems rely heavily on javascript to load content, so if javascript is blocked I wonder if that's simply a red herring since the ads aren't being loaded, or if that's the real root cause -- that the javascript just needs to be cleaned up.
     
  12. zmanzbo

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    Thanks to whoever suggested the browser to turn off Java script. That did it. Miss some features but extremely fast now via the period browser.

    Still sad I have to have a completely different browser for 1 website I go to. Hahaha
     

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