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Forum Performance Very Poor
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Charles Henry

Locale: Arizona and British Columbia
Forum Performance Very Poor on 06/01/2011 20:37:51 MDT Print View

BPL forums has never been a powerhouse of forum performance, but access to the forums has deteriorated alot. There are regular outages of performance, and often 1 min load times. This is happening 30%+ of the time. I can surf any other website, use skype, etc, it is clearly

This performance is terrible, espiecally when you are selling and buying things. There are alternatives and competitors to BPL, both in buying and selling and talking on the forums. How can this go on?

nanook ofthenorth
(nanookofthenorth) - MLife
... on 06/01/2011 20:39:56 MDT Print View

I dont know about outages, but they really need to spend the money on new forum software.

Edited by nanookofthenorth on 06/01/2011 22:02:32 MDT.

Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Forum Performance Very Poor on 06/01/2011 20:49:03 MDT Print View

Not sure it's just the Forum. Have had a number of times where the site performance in general is poor. Perhaps time to look at a better place to host your site. Who knows, you might even manage to get it hosted for cheaper.

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Forum Performance Very Poor on 06/01/2011 21:55:26 MDT Print View

While I would like it better, I have experienced nothing like what you are talking about. Not the one min load times, and definitely not the 30% issue.

I've had a few outages over the years, but nothing remotely approaching "regular".


K ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Me neither on 06/01/2011 22:18:31 MDT Print View

A handful of times it seemed to take unusually long to load a page. Other than that, I have not had the problems you are talking about. I actually find the forum quite user friendly.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Me neither on 06/01/2011 22:23:23 MDT Print View

No trouble here either.

Jennifer McFarlane
(JennyMcFarlane) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
No problems on 06/01/2011 22:34:21 MDT Print View

here either
As long as I use forum navigation instead of my browser's back tab everything works fine

Michael Bachman
(rivrfox) - F

Locale: Western Slope, Colorado
No trouble either BUT on 06/01/2011 22:50:48 MDT Print View

I find the pm system to be extremely lacking as you can't keep track of messages you have with people about trips, gear, beta, etc..

Ideally, I would not like to have my pms activated due to this but then I can't send a pm to someone.

Bit of a catch22.

Forums work good for me!

love the forums...not the pm system. :).

One last thing: when doing a trip report or multiple photos it takes a long time to set this up than ideal. :/

Mike In Socal
(rcmike) - MLife

Locale: California
Performance on 06/01/2011 23:18:49 MDT Print View

In general, I think the performance of the site is ok except when I load the gear swap forum. That tends to take a bit longer for me so when browsing gear swap I load that page into one browser tab and then use additional tabs to drill down to threads of interest.

As for PMs, I can't track a thread of messages. However, I don't think that BPL needs to change this.. I can PM someone with my email address and continue the conversation using my own email client.

Overall, I love the simplicity of the BPL site. I'd does lend itself to the overall ultralight theme, doesn't it?


Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Forum Performance Very Poor on 06/02/2011 00:20:17 MDT Print View

Forum performance is very poor about five or ten times per week. The poor load times will persist, on and off, for a period of a few minutes, and then they become more average.


George Mills
(marienbad) - F
confirmation on 06/29/2011 12:08:32 MDT Print View

I was just about to post the same topic until I found that there was already a thread.

Forum loading time is bad over the entire forums, not just buy and sell.

I know I would be willing to pay $5 per month for good forum performance -- how about any other takers?