Site very slow, just me?


droopsnoot

Link Posted 08/05/2015 - 11:17
(Sorry if this is the wrong place, but I couldn't see a more obvious section of the forum to post. The 'announcements' board is the only one that mentions site issues, but I can't start a topic in there. Mods feel free to move this somewhere if appropriate.)

Is anyone else having problems with performance on this site? Specifically when it first opens up, while it's trying to download all the animated adverts that appear on top and to the side, it goes completely non-responsive. OK, I'm on a mobile broadband connection, but other sites don't seem to have the same issue, in that although they might take their time download graphic-heavy stuff, they don't lock up completely while doing so. I can't scroll down on the forum home page, sometimes for nearly a minute. It's a reasonably new PC with Win7 and IE11, I just wondered if it's only me.

Sometimes I just have to give up and try again later on. This morning (and yesterday) it was quite bad, this morning it started out badly but has got quicker as I moved from the main forum list, into 'announcements', out of there and into here.

So, anyone else see this?
Real name: Mike Edwards. My homage to seventies Vauxhalls: www.firenza.net

Camera - Pentax Kx, 18-55 kit lens, 18-200 Sigma, 50-500 Sigma, 500mm Tamron mirror

davidburleson

Link Posted 08/05/2015 - 12:47
HI MIke,

We aren't aware of any performance issues with the site, so it might be something to do with your setup. If you would like to create a support ticket we can investigate the problems further and hopefully find a solution:

https://www.pentaxuser.com/helpcentre/report/report-make
Having problems? We're here to help! Contact PU Support.

droopsnoot

Link Posted 08/05/2015 - 13:05
OK, I've just done that. It does come and go - opening this just now to post this response was a few seconds, nothing out of the ordinary, but opening it to read your response involved a wait and a few seconds of IE saying "Not responding".
Real name: Mike Edwards. My homage to seventies Vauxhalls: www.firenza.net

Camera - Pentax Kx, 18-55 kit lens, 18-200 Sigma, 50-500 Sigma, 500mm Tamron mirror

LennyBloke

Link Posted 08/05/2015 - 13:06
Yep, I have the same experience - the main site appears to load okay, but it's not properly responsive until all the cr*p at the top and round the sides loads
LennyBloke

davidtrout

Link Posted 08/05/2015 - 14:02
I thought it was just me, or my computer losing the plot. However it seems others are experiencing the same problems. I find it slow to load, slow to navigate, clumsy to go from one section to another. And if I stay on too long my computer just crashes.
I have broadband, a modern computer and don't experience these delays when visiting other sites. This is one reason why I have been reluctant to spend very much time going through the Gallery to comment on submissions of late.
David

PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout
Last Edited by davidtrout on 08/05/2015 - 14:05

Daronl

Link Posted 08/05/2015 - 14:05
Definately something wrong as the site is displaying random pictures in random fields on the page; usually current advert or gallety images simultaneously and often replicated several times.
Daronl

Daronl

Link Posted 08/05/2015 - 14:23
See example of
random spurious images being dispayed on PU site
Daronl

davidburleson

Link Posted 08/05/2015 - 14:44
Daronl wrote:
Definately something wrong as the site is displaying random pictures in random fields on the page; usually current advert or gallety images simultaneously and often replicated several times.

Thats a bug with iOS8. They are yet to fix it. You can find more information about it in the Apple discussion forums. Currently, the only way to stop it from happening is the disable a feature which will make the site incredibly slow.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6574663
Having problems? We're here to help! Contact PU Support.

mille19

Link Posted 08/05/2015 - 17:53
I'm on Windows 8 and everything seems fine to me

jeallen01

Link Posted 08/05/2015 - 18:39
LennyBloke wrote:
Yep, I have the same experience - the main site appears to load okay, but it's not properly responsive until all the cr*p at the top and round the sides loads

Ditto, Ditto (thought it was only me too!) on both my home PC (AMD A8, W7 Ultimate, Gigabit LAN & 50Mbs fibre) and my portable netbook sort of thing (slow AMD 2-core W7 machine, but very small and with a long battery life!) via 3G - but my old single core Android 4.2 tablet with Gifgaff 3G (over O2) is quicker because it does not load all the "cr*p" !!!!
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
Last Edited by jeallen01 on 08/05/2015 - 19:06

droopsnoot

Link Posted 08/05/2015 - 19:04
OK, not just me then. Maybe the ad supplier is the issue.

And yet now it's fine. It's almost as if it knows we've noticed....
Real name: Mike Edwards. My homage to seventies Vauxhalls: www.firenza.net

Camera - Pentax Kx, 18-55 kit lens, 18-200 Sigma, 50-500 Sigma, 500mm Tamron mirror
Last Edited by droopsnoot on 08/05/2015 - 19:05

jeallen01

Link Posted 08/05/2015 - 19:11
droopsnoot wrote:
OK, not just me then. Maybe the ad supplier is the issue.

And yet now it's fine. It's almost as if it knows we've noticed....

I think "it" does know

PS: your droopsnoot anything like the one that Whizzo raced?
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

johnriley

Link Posted 08/05/2015 - 23:31
From time to time we seem to go through a slow patch and I suspect it's to do with the loading of the ads.
Best regards, John

jeallen01

Link Posted 09/05/2015 - 08:01
jeallen01 wrote:
droopsnoot wrote:
OK, not just me then. Maybe the ad supplier is the issue.

And yet now it's fine. It's almost as if it knows we've noticed....

I think "it" does know

PS: your droopsnoot anything like the one that Whizzo raced?

Sorry, meant Gerry M!
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)

Aitch53

Link Posted 09/05/2015 - 11:49
johnriley wrote:
From time to time we seem to go through a slow patch and I suspect it's to do with the loading of the ads.

Ha! Been on the AP site recently?
They insist on eBay ads on every page. And eBay has been sloooow recently.
Guess the effect on the AP site.
SteveH!

Some people call me 'strange'.
I prefer 'unconventional'.
But I'm willing to compromise and accept 'eccentric'.
Add a Comment
You must be registered or logged-in to comment.