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May 22, 2010 3:45:33 PM

Your site is taking 15 t0 20 seconds to load when I start it or goto another page, it does it on all my computers, all other sites load fast.

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May 22, 2010 10:00:33 PM

Happens to me too now. Firefox says it is connecting to "smartadserver," which can't be terribly important.
May 23, 2010 12:53:41 AM

Hi,

There have been some problems with smartad.com as of late. We are working as fast as possible to fix this.

Thanks for your patience, and I'm sorry for the inconvenience,
Justin
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May 23, 2010 2:55:27 AM

The site was very slow for me yesterday, even though I prevent anything from smartad.com from loading, but has otherwise been fine.
May 24, 2010 8:10:11 PM

Pages are taking as long as a minute to load on my computers.
May 25, 2010 2:46:59 PM

Responded in the other thread - passed along for the devs to look into.
May 26, 2010 12:12:40 AM

I put Addblock + 1.2 on, it's a firefox add-on, that toke care of it.
May 27, 2010 11:36:06 PM

baddad said:
I put Addblock + 1.2 on, it's a firefox add-on, that toke care of it.


I have adblock plus but it was still doing it for me. However, it has since stopped on its own, so Tom's must have fixed it.
May 31, 2010 8:19:10 PM

The "Right Column" which displays the Profile, Threads, and Messages, seems to work better (more precisely) on my slower XP computer than on my newer Win 7 computer with the i-7 920 CPU
June 11, 2010 6:54:22 PM

Still sloooow for me
June 21, 2010 9:15:53 PM

Yep, it is slow and you can't search posts. When you post and then there's a link to choose 'all of your posts' but then it's not in chronological order. There's also the most recent posts but there's posts listed at the top that were from two or more years ago. Maybe the programmers don't care?
June 21, 2010 11:06:59 PM

Well there are some recurring problems with the site, but it is no longer slow for me, and hasn't been in a while. Try clearing cache/cookies or try a different browser or something. Also Adblock Plus and Flashblock help.
June 22, 2010 4:19:13 AM

Of late (few days) Tom's Hardware site seems to run faster and more efficiently.
June 22, 2010 1:56:20 PM

Awesome. That's what I like to hear!
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