Alert: A couple of notes about site performance, progress, etc.

Discussion in 'Site News and Announcements' started by ChrisMWilliams, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Well-Known Member

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    I've noticed it faster on my computer. Haven't tried on my phone since the spring game weekend. But thanks for the update and for caring. :)
     
  2. ChrisMWilliams

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    Got this reported. Should be cleared up.
     
  3. Beyerball

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    Most annoying problem is clicking on a topic and a full page lottery ad comes up and you have to back up start all over that and page refreshing randomly as you've written a post but not submitted and it erases it all
     
  4. NebrClone

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    This annoying, I have to click on 20+ times to make it go away. Happened today when I was reading this thread going to page 2.
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  5. ChrisMWilliams

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    Please submit URLs when this happens.
     
  6. ArgentCy

    ArgentCy Well-Known Member

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    Turned off Ad-Blocker. A lot more colorful but seems to be running fine.
     
  7. BleedCycloneRed

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    I am wondering why when I visit the mobile app (I am on the droid operating system) and drill down to the forums module, the only options are Men's Basketball and Women's Basketball (no football, etc...) Is this a glitch in the site or my phone/operating system?
     
  8. CyCrazy

    CyCrazy Well-Known Member

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    I get this at work all the time. I have to use Windows at work. At home on chrome I have never seen it.
     
  9. Judoka

    Judoka Well-Known Member

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    So do you know what is causing the redirects on mobile given that there is only the one ad and presumably we're all getting different ones since it is based off of our individual cookies/history?
     
  10. ISC

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    I will gladly pay for an ad-free experience! I'm sorry, but anymore an ad-blocker is a must for me as ads ruin the layout of about any web page (and slows down page loads). Can't wait to see what the details are :)
     
  11. uthaman

    uthaman Active Member

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    Have you thought about taking the ads inhouse?

    Marco Armet did this with my podcast app of choice: https://overcast.fm/account/buy_ad

    He then also sells a premium version of his app for $10 a year that removes ads and gives you some extra features.

    Hosting the ads yourself allows you to control the content and own your user experience. Two very important things!
     
  12. jkclone

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  13. CycloneGamecock

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    I use Podcast Republic on an Android phone (Galaxy s7 edge) and for the last two podcasts (Fawcast and one other one) the downloads failed repeatedly. This happened months ago too for all android users and I believe it got fixed right away, so I'm not sure if its the same problem this time or just my phone. Maybe someone else can chime in if its happening across all android users.
     
  14. SaraV

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  15. Cyclonepride

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    I'm not sure if they've installed the fixes for iPhone yet, but I hope not, as my iPhone is still pretty much unusable with Safari.
     
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  16. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    Samsung S5, seems to be fine. Just in case you are looking for good news CW
     
  17. ArgentCy

    ArgentCy Well-Known Member

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    Mine really slowed today and I saw the page was trying to load unauthorized scripts again. Didn't really see a specific ad site.
     
  18. DandyCyclone

    DandyCyclone Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes I absolutely cannot function while on my iPhone using Safari. Pop-ups everywhere.
     
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  19. tay2015

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    It's time to go to a 5 dollar a month subscription based model. It took me two minutes to type this on chrome on laptop, site is unusable on mobile iPhone safari.
     

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