Lag on Mobile makes the site innoperable

Discussion in 'Site Feedback and Support' started by Judoka, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Judoka

    Judoka Well-Known Member

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    And I know it isn't just an issue for me, or a passing thing. Its a long term issue that's been around since the redesign. Is there any plan to address or fix this? I know a decent chunk of your visits have to be from mobile devices.
     
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  2. MeowingCows

    MeowingCows Well-Known Member

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    This is not good for the site's well-being, but if you use an adblocking browser on mobile, the site becomes much more generally usable.
     
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  3. JSmoove

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    The site would bog down so bad on my Galaxy S5 using chrome as my browser that I started coming here less.

    Now that I've got a newer phone with a better processor the site is operable, but still not ideal.
     
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  4. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    This has never really been an issue for me until recently.
     
  5. aeroclone

    aeroclone Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. Between this and all the spam redirects I have found the new mobile site to be a step backwards. Galaxy S6 user, I've tried Chrome and the stock browser, same story.
     
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  6. Judoka

    Judoka Well-Known Member

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    100% chance of lag, about a 20% chance of just becoming totally unresponsive, and about a 5% chance of a spam redirect. On every page load.
     
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  7. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    This thread is the definition of first world problems.

    I too, also am having issues.
     
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  8. runbikeswim

    runbikeswim Well-Known Member

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    had to switch to opera with adblock to visit. Edge7 here. the spam redirects were so problematic that I stopped looking at the site on my phone.
     
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  9. Cycl1

    Cycl1 Well-Known Member

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    yeah, i have to wait a long time or i run a very high risk of clicking a link, and by the time it registers my click the page has jumped and I am now in a thread i didnt want to be in. I usually just request the desktop version on my phone, or you know be patient and wait for it to load.
     
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  10. kilroy

    kilroy Well-Known Member

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    #10 kilroy, Feb 22, 2017
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    X2 on everything said.

    This is kind of like our football program lately it really sucks but I just can't stop visiting
     
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  11. HitItHard58

    HitItHard58 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah same issues here.
     
  12. crawfy54

    crawfy54 Active Member

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    I don't have any issues on my iphone 6S
     
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  13. JBone84

    JBone84 Well-Known Member

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    Agree with the OP on all accounts since the site redesign.
     
  14. Judoka

    Judoka Well-Known Member

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    Do you use an ad blocker?
     
  15. cstrunk

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    I use Opera Mini and get better results. Can't use Chrome.
     
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  16. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

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    Stopped trying on mobile unless I'm on my way home from games.

    Still get frustrated enough and just switch to Twitter by time I'm home.
     
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  17. Acylum

    Acylum Well-Known Member

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    Device and whether it's full or mobile site doesn't matter for me- any combination is bad to the point where it just completely freezes at times. I've been spending a lot less time here because of it. It just takes too much time to navigate.
     
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  18. Bobber

    Bobber Well-Known Member

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    Similar issues on my IPad at home on WiFi. Lot of lag.
     
  19. CY88CE11

    CY88CE11 Well-Known Member

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    Double everything if there's a .gif on the page.
     
  20. cydsho

    cydsho Well-Known Member

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    Same issue for me on both Android Chrome and my Chromebook. Site is basically unusable using these.
     
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