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Jake D
(JakeDatc) - F

Locale: Bristol,RI
Forums loading slow? on 12/21/2012 18:47:26 MST Print View

Is it me or have the last few weeks been really slow loading? Firefox seems to be a bit worse than Chrome but both are slow.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Already a thread on this on 12/21/2012 19:21:27 MST Print View

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=71161&skip_to_post=609588#609588

Things seem to have speeded up a bit since I got off to feed my dog and fix my own dinner. Definitely faster than Oregon fauna now!

Edited by hikinggranny on 12/21/2012 19:22:30 MST.

Jake D
(JakeDatc) - F

Locale: Bristol,RI
Re: Already a thread on this on 12/21/2012 20:02:37 MST Print View

Ah, It should be in this sub-forum though since it is an issue not a "test"

either way, regardless of what Roger's response was there it's BPL that is slow when other pages are working just fine. he can try to use a lot of IT jargon to push people away but i'm not convinced.

90's infrastructure, 90's server speed, empty home page... are they trying to avoid new users from joining?

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Forums loading slow? on 12/22/2012 15:30:04 MST Print View

Forum is back to normal speed again -- first time in a week or more!! Better late than never, I suppose. Thank you, BPL.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Forums loading slow? on 12/22/2012 17:00:42 MST Print View

"Forum is back to normal speed again"

It is, except for when it is not. The response time is still inconsistent. That is another sign that it is server overload and not a congested link to it.

--B.G.--

Jake D
(JakeDatc) - F

Locale: Bristol,RI
Re: Re: Re: Forums loading slow? on 12/23/2012 08:04:33 MST Print View

Yep, back to being slow again.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Forums loading slow? on 12/23/2012 14:34:29 MST Print View

Yeah, it's been really slow for quite some time now -- and then it suddenly speeded up almost to normal last night -- I thought it was a fix -- but alas, no. Now back to slow again.

Is BPL looking into this at all? A response would be appreciated.

John Abela
(JohnAbela) - MLife
Re: Re: Forums loading slow? on 12/26/2012 20:06:43 MST Print View

There is another thread of nearly identical topic taking place here - it just got posted to the wrong forum category.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: Forums loading slow? on 12/26/2012 20:10:36 MST Print View

"it just got posted to the wrong forum category."

Actually, John, it didn't. It was posted to the User Test Forum as a test.

I don't think that anybody from BPL management reads this stuff anyway.

--B.G.--

Jake D
(JakeDatc) - F

Locale: Bristol,RI
Re: Re: Re: Re: Forums loading slow? on 12/27/2012 11:27:03 MST Print View

Also John that link was the 2nd post in this thread. That was a test, this is a long shot hope they will find the issue and fix it

John Abela
(JohnAbela) - MLife
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Forums loading slow? on 12/27/2012 11:42:42 MST Print View

...see, I was testing this to test all of you if you were paying attention....


/slaps myself on head

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Beyond Slow on 01/01/2013 16:57:28 MST Print View

"The website you are trying to reach is temporarily unavailable. Please try your request again in a few minutes."

Come on BPL, you have PAYING customers. Fix it.

Michael Ray
(topshot) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Re: Beyond Slow on 01/01/2013 20:19:06 MST Print View

Must be the year 2013 bug. :P

Eddy Walker
(Ewker) - M

Locale: southeast
ssssssllllllooooowwww on 01/03/2013 08:20:15 MST Print View

even trying to respond is so sssssslllllloooooowwww

Sam C
(SnowMania) - F
It will drive off people as they would-be annual member! on 01/03/2013 08:35:36 MST Print View

It now become the web site with the worst use experience that I am surfing to these days. With such grade of service, it would cause the long term financial problem to the management, so better act faster to solve the problem.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Beyond Slow on 01/03/2013 16:28:30 MST Print View

"Come on BPL, you have PAYING customers. Fix it."

They already have our money, Nick. :(

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Beyond Slow on 01/03/2013 17:08:57 MST Print View

Aha!

I just figured out why Ryan Jordan no longer posts here or even reads the forum posts. This site is too slow for him too.

:)

spelt !
(spelt) - F

Locale: SW/C PA
Re: It will drive off people as they would-be annual member! on 01/03/2013 17:18:44 MST Print View

I've been wondering how many of the new forum memberships have been purchased. And what the status is on the site upgrade.






Can of worms? What can of worms?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Forums loading slow? on 01/03/2013 17:19:06 MST Print View

Since we should all know by know that this forum is for members to help other members with problems. Has anyone emailed Ryan about this issue? After last year I'll let someone else do it.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Forums loading slow? on 01/03/2013 17:27:53 MST Print View

"Has anyone emailed Ryan about this issue?"

I don't see anyplace on the home page where he lists his public email address. By the same token, I can certainly understand why he doesn't list it. I would be dodging the public also if I managed things like this.

Part of the problem is that the slowness is very inconsistent. It is rather hard to solve a problem if you can't consistently reproduce it. That brings us to the shotgun approach to problem solving.

--B.G.--