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Subject: New look ~ slowing down?
Date Posted: 8/14/2008 6:28 PM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2005
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Please note that I am NOT complaining about the new interface. Not at all.

It just seems that site changes = page load slowdown. I have checked my other favorite websites and they are loading at the 'normal' rate for my computer, so it seems that this is a PBS thing. FOR ME.

However, are there any other members who are experiencing this? And if so, could something be done to fix it?

NOT COMPLAINING!!!!! Let me repeat. NOT COMPLAINING!!!!!

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 6:34 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2008
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It's not you. The system is being slow today. It is probably due to the recent changes. I am sure it will get worked out shortly.

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 6:38 PM ET
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I hope so.

My bookshelf pageloads have never recovered from the last major change and this has made it much worse. (LOL....still not complainin', just explainin')

Ah, well. Patience is a virtue.

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 6:56 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2005
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No worries mate, it's taking me about 3 minutes to load a page. I almost fell asleep waiting for this topic to load!!

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 6:59 PM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2008
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Hmmm....Mine's quicker.  Maybe I'm stealing all your speed?  LOL.

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 7:34 PM ET
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I haven't experienced any problems today, I have had problems in the last few days so maybe it was them getting ready to load the new site

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 7:34 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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I seem to be zipping along as normal.  They new page size and changes haven't slowed down anything here loading for me.

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 7:36 PM ET
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Those of you who are having no problems...

You are using Windows Vista, aren't you?

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 8:11 PM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2005
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Mine is fine - except that I can't get my BIR page to load at all - it actually crashes my browser when I try.

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 8:16 PM ET
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Mine was super quick today.  Oh, wait, *ahem*, we're not talking about THAT!!

Huh, what, oh, the computer, it's loading just fine, and quickly, and I'm using internet explorer (no vista)

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 8:56 PM ET
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internet explorer?

Really?

OMG.

It IS faster using IE instead of FireFox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!

WHAT is going on??????????

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 8:58 PM ET
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I think I feel a migraine coming on.

PBS, I CANNOT USE IE. I HAVE TO USE FIREFOX. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW I HAVE BEEN PREACHING ABOUT FF.

Okay, I believe this could be considered complaining at this point.

ETA all bold and underlining in this post. This is serious, folks.



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Date Posted: 8/14/2008 9:04 PM ET
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EVERYTHING is faster with IE.

I am devastated. What am I going to do.....sob

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 9:07 PM ET
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Welcome to the dark side...you may have heard we have cookies.

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 9:34 PM ET
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Get away from me you Internet Space Explorer Rodent!

***sobs uncontrollably because remembers I forgot to recharge the batteries in my light saber

 

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 9:51 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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Some people may have trouble with long loading times because of their internet provider "throttling" their speed.  When some areas have a high incidence of using so much of the available speed or broadband or whatever it's called some of the internet providers will cut down on the amount that you can download...and the people who do a lot of streaming or downloading can tag up all the "room" (so to speak).  I've read on some consumer sites about this.  I have an IP that does this.  So it may not be just this site or the changes.  Also there are 2000+ people on here right now.

Ruth

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 9:52 PM ET
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their internet provider "throttling" their speed.

Not in this case though.

It works great with the Internet Expletive Browser, but not with my fabulous FireFox browser

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 10:01 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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Dartha, I'm running Windows XP and use Firefox exclusively.  Hate IE!  The only slowness I've noticed is the homepage loading.  Other than that, everything's as fast as normal.

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 10:05 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2007
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No problems for me on speed. I'm running Mac OS X Leopard and using Camino browser.

Though, when I post it doesn't show up immediately like it used to.

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 5:07 AM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2005
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It gets worse.

Using IE, there are these huge empty spaces at the bottom of everyone's replies. I have this mental condition that requires me to fill empty spaces with SOMETHING.

If I go crazy, it is all PBS' fault.......

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 5:09 AM ET
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I have been using IE for an hour and a half now.

I have a rash. A nerve rash.

It feels like ants crawling all under my skin.

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 7:04 AM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2007
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Chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin?

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 1:36 PM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2005
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ROTF...oatmeal please

YAY! It seems to be much better!

May the force be with you all...

*Mine was super quick today.

Julie, I started to tell you to quit bragging, but?

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 8/15/2008 6:47 PM ET
Member Since: 9/5/2005
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Mine is still pretty slow, especially when logging on.

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 6:47 PM ET
Member Since: 6/24/2005
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I',m using the latest IE browser and no problems with pages loading, nor white space after replies, could be the way the browser is configured, Dartha.

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