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To mods: Certain ads make pages load slowly or not at all

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October 25, 2006 3:41:51 PM

Those header ads are cool, but ones that are not "Ads by Google" have trouble loading.
October 25, 2006 5:18:21 PM

I dont have any issues with pages loading slowly or not at all. Perhaps its your end?
October 25, 2006 5:20:30 PM

I think it depends on the day, and the amount of threads being replied to.
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October 25, 2006 5:31:30 PM

There are some random times that the page almost never loads or takes long long times. Everything else can work fine though.
October 25, 2006 5:59:03 PM

To reader:

They don't care.
October 25, 2006 6:16:06 PM

Just use Firefox and add the AdBlock extension. That should take care of it.
October 25, 2006 11:28:57 PM

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Those header ads are cool, but ones that are not "Ads by Google" have trouble loading.


turn on your pop up and ad blockers. Problem solved
October 26, 2006 12:03:11 AM

I have no trouble loading, but the blinking ones make my computer run slower.
October 26, 2006 12:11:22 AM

append them to your hosts file, and they won't display at all... Blocked Baby! :p 
October 26, 2006 2:46:01 AM

Can you say that in lamens terms. As you can see I am still a newbie.
October 26, 2006 4:33:28 AM

Sadly, as I mostly hang out here while I'm at work, I can't block the ads. I don't object to the ads - but sometimes it does take an awful long time for a page to load.
October 26, 2006 7:23:01 AM

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Sadly, as I mostly hang out here while I'm at work, I can't block the ads. I don't object to the ads - but sometimes it does take an awful long time for a page to load.
My situation is only a little bit different (do basically all my chatting at work). I can change anything on the local pc though coz my mom's the administrator. :twisted:
October 26, 2006 9:18:55 AM

Real handy link, thanx. I do have the admin password at work though and it works on any pc of the municipality. Gotta love my mom for giving me the password 2 years ago...
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October 26, 2006 5:21:48 PM

Linky

Works with any website/ad site/whatever btw.
October 27, 2006 11:25:08 PM

I had the same issue just a few weeks ago.. even after I upgraded my computer...

the pages would load slow as EFFF.... and it would seriously take like 7 seconds to load a page or more.

the worst was *hides in corner* .. myspace. it would take about a minute to load into my home page.. no profile.


I just installed firefox 2.0 and everything loads in a second.. i'm assuming IE 7 may have improved or i was having some issues with plug ins.

Not sure but maybe a reinstall of the browser and plug in's might help.
October 27, 2006 11:29:05 PM

I like using the linux -distro windows xp password changing floppy on all those pesky sales people who think they are clever by throwing on a password before they get fired or quit. Takes about two seconds to completely remove and/or change their passwords.

Hope the FLoppy doesn't die on me, because i don't have the name of the program anymore :( 
October 27, 2006 11:42:31 PM

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Those header ads are cool, but ones that are not "Ads by Google" have trouble loading.


Ads ?

Sorry, I don't know what you're talking about...
October 27, 2006 11:47:08 PM

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Those header ads are cool, but ones that are not "Ads by Google" have trouble loading.


Mods have no control over this. You want to PM steve_sa, he's the designer - he writes the code! Sorry.
October 27, 2006 11:55:08 PM

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I had the same issue just a few weeks ago.. even after I upgraded my computer...

the pages would load slow as EFFF.... and it would seriously take like 7 seconds to load a page or more.

the worst was *hides in corner* .. myspace. it would take about a minute to load into my home page.. no profile.


I just installed firefox 2.0 and everything loads in a second.. i'm assuming IE 7 may have improved or i was having some issues with plug ins.

Not sure but maybe a reinstall of the browser and plug in's might help.




I have noticed that it's much worse behind a proxy. I don't want to get rid of the ads, though.
October 27, 2006 11:58:27 PM

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Those header ads are cool, but ones that are not "Ads by Google" have trouble loading.


Mods have no control over this. You want to PM steve_sa, he's the designer - he writes the code! Sorry.


Thx. I 'll do that. It seems like it's a table that loads first. If it loaded last everytime the slow response from the different servers wouldn't affect the page load.
October 28, 2006 12:47:03 AM

best thing i found is use firefox and use options to turn off java script.
Makes it run smooth and gets rid of mid annoying ads. (not to mention annoying intellitext)

if you find a article not hitting the "go" button turn on java script for that one. most of the time you are good on the forums with it off.
October 28, 2006 1:07:40 AM

I don't object to the ads either, and if they help pay for these forums I don't really want to subvert them. But if there's a way they can be blocked without depriving THG of their revenue I'd like to know. Constructive criticism like Baron's can help solve the problem. I only use Adblock for one particular blog because the ads are excessive and very distracting, but even then I don't feel comfortable doing it.
October 28, 2006 1:08:36 AM

There is a PM function on these forums.

Use it.

Alternately, you could be an attention whore and post a trivial complaint in any wrong forum. Oh hang on, you already....

Er, AMD are great btw. Oh, and next year, so are ATI.
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