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Discussion in 'Suggestion Box - Forum Feedback' started by vipersinu2, September 9, 2018.

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    1. vipersinu2

      vipersinu2 Active Member

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      In my opinion this website is going downhill. I have noticed that the site is either down or unusable, I have tested a constant ping to www.explorerforum.com and there are many timeouts. A another annoying thing about the website is that the ad's cover up the links to the post.

      What can be done to fix these issues?

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    3. allmyEXes

      allmyEXes Elite Explorer

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      Maybe increased "sun spot" activity is to blame...
      :eek:
       
    4. BrooklynBay

      BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    5. vipersinu2

      vipersinu2 Active Member

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      I dont need to be "elite" I am here to help others! So I would never pay a fee.
       
    6. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      I hate these ads

      I appreciate that you are here to help others, but so are our supporting members.
       
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    7. boominXplorer

      boominXplorer Elite Ranger Elite Explorer

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      I will say the forum does seem slightly slower / takes time to respond after the recent server move. I can't relate to the ad complaints, I don't sesee them.
       
    8. massacre

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      It’s def slow lately
       
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    9. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      I put in a ticket with the ISP to see if they can figure out why it's taking longer to respond.
       
    10. Stic-o

      Stic-o Elite Movie Star Elite Explorer

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      Well if you become elite, then there's more money to help support the website..:wave:

      Elite status and Adds are what fund the site.
       
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    11. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      The ISP said they found an issue which they resolved. The site seems like it's responding quickly on my end. Has it improved for others as well?
       
    12. RangerX

      RangerX Elite Ranger Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Seems quick again to me.
       
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    13. fastpakr

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      It's fine again now, but seemed to be down hard for a few hours yesterday afternoon.
       
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    14. allmyEXes

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      It is faster again. The only thing that I have noticed is that it is slow to post or it kind of seems to be thinkinking about posting. But if I scroll back up to the top of the page a click forums, it reloads fairly quickly and the the new post will be on the list on the RH side of the page.
       
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    16. boominXplorer

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      Back to fast for me. My problem was loading pages from the start on my phone, it would time out then magically appear.
       
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    17. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Thought I was going crazy, and the only one having issues, since the move. Hopefully the ISP fix is the real deal. :)
       
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    18. massacre

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      It’s def better now
      Thanks
       
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    19. Mbrooks420

      Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer

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      I’m also here to help other members. Also, members have helped me. I’ve saved hundreds of dollars and at the least dozens of hours. I understand sites aren’t free, and aren’t free from work.

      There is no such thing as a free lunch. You can choose ads, or the minuscule amount of money it costs to be elite.
       
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    20. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    21. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      That one went fast how about this one?

      edit, I clicked post reply and the post went right up with no delay perceived. Now let's see how fast the edit goes thru
       
    22. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Taking minutes for a page with pictures, to load for me just now. Only site this is happening to me with. Must not be happening to everybody.
       
    23. BrooklynBay

      BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Did you try a different browser or another computer to see if this happens? Did you erase temp file & cookies? Does it happen if you use your phone or a tablet with another operating system?
       
    24. fastpakr

      fastpakr Elite Explorer

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      It's not browser related. I was able to confirm the dropped packet issue the OP mentioned. With a constant ping, I saw about 10% unreturned over an hour.
       
    25. Spudhut

      Spudhut US Navy Submariner Elite Explorer

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      I had an issue yesterday, tried to bring the site up several times and it 'Timed Out'. Odd online behavior.

      It does seem better today; However, I did notice photos are taking much longer to load up today.
       
      Last edited: September 14, 2018
    26. mic98xlt

      mic98xlt Elite Explorer

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      Ditto on the photos "taking longer to load." The site was indeed slower earlier but now is very good otherwise. :)
       

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