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Title: Slow website
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 20, 2018, 06:13:39 AM
Hi

Just thought I'd let you know that when I'm typing a post, it seems to pause (or freeze) occasionally whilst typing and then catches up...putting the characters in that I've typed but didn't show.

I've only noticed this recently. It's happening on my work PC and home PC and very intermittent.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Barthheart on February 20, 2018, 06:16:16 AM
Is it in the movie or music voting threads? That's the only place I'm seeing it and I know it's from all the youtube links.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Grim.Reaper on February 20, 2018, 06:18:50 AM
I have seen this too...actually happening right now with this post.  I never go in those other posts you mention.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 20, 2018, 06:22:45 AM
I'll take a look at it later this morning after I've got kids to school and job calls handled.  I've noticed some slowness when on my phone, but it was affecting other sites, too and not just GH, so I thought it was the phone.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Grim.Reaper on February 20, 2018, 06:25:18 AM
Not sure if it helps in your investigation, but I am using Chrome from my desktop computer on Windows 10.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on February 20, 2018, 06:54:17 AM
No problems from my home or work machines this morning.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 20, 2018, 06:58:18 AM
For anyone who is having trouble with sight speed, please humor me and go hit a couple of articles on the front page (yeah, yeah...) and leave a comment or two, even if they are not immediately approved to appear. That will help me narrow down whether it is the entire site, or forum specific
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on February 20, 2018, 06:59:58 AM
Site is faster for me than normal, on my phone.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 20, 2018, 07:35:24 AM
Site is faster for me than normal, on my phone.

so you stole all the speed
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Steelgrave on February 20, 2018, 07:38:55 AM
Gus needs to pedal faster is all.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 20, 2018, 07:50:59 AM
Is it in the movie or music voting threads? That's the only place I'm seeing it and I know it's from all the youtube links.
No. It happened as I was writing the original post here (and is now) and also in the Computer Gaming forum...basically wherever I go

(Like Gus...oops - meant Grim - sorry Gus), I'm using Chrome on Windows 7 (at work and home)

I just went on the main page (who knew Unicorns were real?) and typing there was fine.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 20, 2018, 07:54:58 AM
I just went on the main page (who knew Unicorns were real?) and typing there was fine.

I'm running the DB backups now before I start on the maintenance processes

We'll see if that helps.

Even if it doesn't, it's been a while and I need to do them
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on February 20, 2018, 08:09:00 AM
Still no issues for me.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on February 20, 2018, 08:09:35 AM
Keep pedaling.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on February 20, 2018, 08:14:08 AM
Just had some slowness as JD describes in the pc gaming thread, but I would blame my phone quicker than the site.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: OJsDad on February 20, 2018, 08:17:22 AM
I've had some slowness issues at times the last 2-3 weeks.  But I always assumed it was something with either my PC and or internet connection causing it. 

What I usually saw was the first few seconds were slow/delayed display of what I was typing.  Then it would catchup and would be fine. 

I'm usually using edge on Win10. 
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: OJsDad on February 20, 2018, 08:17:54 AM
BTW, if you've completed you DB maintenance, then things are running very fast now. 
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on February 20, 2018, 08:18:20 AM
I'm usually using edge on Win10. 

That's your problem right there ;)
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 20, 2018, 08:41:30 AM
BTW, if you've completed you DB maintenance, then things are running very fast now. 

Actually - still trying to get the backups downloaded, so it may be that the maintenance has squat to do with it :)
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on February 20, 2018, 08:50:28 AM
BTW, if you've completed you DB maintenance, then things are running very fast now. 

Actually - still trying to get the backups downloaded, so it may be that the maintenance has squat to do with it :)

You should have just taken credit for it. That's IT 101.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 20, 2018, 08:50:58 AM
OK, maintenance tasks are all run.

Lemme know if there's any improvement.

It might not hurt for y'all to dump your caches on your end, either
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 20, 2018, 08:51:25 AM
You should have just taken credit for it. That's IT 101.

I'll take your word for that, since you're our IT guy ;D
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on February 20, 2018, 11:19:40 AM
IT 102 teaches not to believe anything the IT guy says.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on February 20, 2018, 11:21:31 AM
Also good advice
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on February 20, 2018, 11:24:29 AM
 :nerd:
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 20, 2018, 01:39:45 PM
Whenever I go into Reply mode, Chrome starts jittering between using 5-10% CPU. I don't know if that's linked to the speed - but it seems odd.

Though maybe not - maybe that's just the emoticons

This post has been absolutely fine. When I was replying in the Religion/politics forum, it was really bad.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 20, 2018, 01:51:47 PM
So I was posting in the R&P forum in Chrome and it was terribly slow. Sometimes typing half a dozen words before they actually showed.

Using IE, I had no issues.

This thread now seems to be OK (in Chrome)
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on February 20, 2018, 05:09:40 PM
IE?? The horror.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Staggerwing on February 20, 2018, 05:20:25 PM
It might not hurt for y'all to dump your caches on your end, either

Oh, so now you're blaming our dietary fiber intake?
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: MetalDog on February 20, 2018, 05:22:50 PM
I've had the same issues as JD.  Having them now as a matter of fact.  I've also had the emojis show up at the bottom of the last slot in a poll, obscuring the choices for votes, time run, and whether or not to see the votes.  Thought it was just my machine.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: trailrunner on February 20, 2018, 05:48:05 PM
I use a government computer on a government network all day.  That is the definition of slow.  If I'm typing an email, and another email comes in, my email program stops working for about a minute.  That's when it's working well.  Lately it's been much worse.  We keep getting these emails from IT that there are unplanned issues with the network.  No kidding.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 22, 2018, 04:23:12 AM
This is still an issue - really bad at times and not so at others (perhaps specific threads...don't know).

I mentioned using Chrome...so I will exclusively post using IE for the time being and see if it is a Chrome thing.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on February 22, 2018, 04:29:15 AM
I'm guessing it is browser related. Didn't Chrome just get a big update including some built in adblocker? Wouldn't be surprised if it is related to that.

I view the site on Mac and PC, both at home and at work, and I haven't had any problems this week. I use Firefox exclusively though.

The only time I have any kind of issue is in my phone and that's always due to a crappy connection.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on February 22, 2018, 06:49:11 AM
Same for me. My phone is slowest, 99% of the time because of the connection. On my iPad I use Safari and have no issues. On my PC I use Chrome and hardly ever have a problem. Have only experienced what you guys have described above once this week, on my phone, and that was three days ago. So...wtf is going on?
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on February 22, 2018, 06:51:18 AM
Russian trollz
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on February 22, 2018, 06:53:02 AM
Of course after I typed and posted the above I had the worst slowdown on my phone in three days.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on February 22, 2018, 06:54:48 AM
Don't anger them.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on February 22, 2018, 06:56:30 AM
Hard to anger when it takes 5 minutes to post a sentence.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on February 22, 2018, 06:57:07 AM
Gives you time to compose your thoughts.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on February 22, 2018, 07:02:41 AM
You should work in marketing.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on February 22, 2018, 07:04:38 AM
Half the time, I do.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on February 22, 2018, 07:07:27 AM
What about the other half?
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on February 22, 2018, 07:08:24 AM
Waiting for my posts here to finish typing.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Sir Slash on February 22, 2018, 07:46:22 AM
I use Internet Explorer and have not had any problems here. I do have problems with Windows 10 when it automatically updates it screws up my HDMI video connections resulting in a split screen effect. Reversing the HDMI cables and refreshing the settings on my monitor clears it up but I had to figure that out on my own as the local computer people had never heard of it happening before. It always occurs just after Windows 10 updates and is damned frustrating.  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: bbmike on February 22, 2018, 07:50:55 AM
I use Internet Explorer and have not had any problems here. I do have problems with Windows 10 when it automatically updates it screws up my HDMI video connections resulting in a split screen effect. Reversing the HDMI cables and refreshing the settings on my monitor clears it up but I had to figure that out on my own as the local computer people had never heard of it happening before. It always occurs just after Windows 10 updates and is damned frustrating.  :knuppel2:

Sir Slash, next time that happens try pressing Win+Ctrl+Shift+B. That should restart the graphics driver (the screen will go black for a second). I don't know if it will work or not but it's worth a try.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Sir Slash on February 22, 2018, 10:50:36 AM
Thanks bb. I'll do that.  :bd:
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Arctic Blast on February 22, 2018, 01:46:03 PM
I have been forced to actually use Edge to use this site. EDGE! The indignity of it all!
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on February 22, 2018, 01:52:26 PM
I have been forced to actually use Edge to use this site. EDGE! The indignity of it all!

Disgraceful.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 22, 2018, 03:30:01 PM
So I've been using IE all day and I didn't have a problem. 

Not 5 minutes ago, I used Chrome to reply the the Consolidate Gun Control thread and it was a nightmare. At one point it took over a minute to display the 6 words I had typed.

I'm currently suspecting Chrome is the issue. I haven't noticed the problem on other sites, though I don't post on many other sites.

And I'm using Chrome currently and noticing the issue again - though not as bad as earlier.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: trailrunner on February 22, 2018, 03:36:11 PM
I'm using Safari on a Mac, and it seems to be working just fine.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on February 22, 2018, 03:39:07 PM
I'll bet it's that Chrome update that just came down this week.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 22, 2018, 03:50:31 PM
I don't recall noticing it more than a week ago
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on February 22, 2018, 03:55:50 PM
Yeah. Google just rolled out a crappy built in ad-filter for Chrome. I'm guessing that it's having a bunch of unintended consequences.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: jomni on February 23, 2018, 04:11:15 PM
Eek. I'm affected too.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on February 23, 2018, 09:09:20 PM
Just happened to me for the first time while using Chrome on my gaming PC  :-[
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 24, 2018, 05:38:09 AM
so the consensus appears to be:  "Screw Chrome and the horse it rode in on"
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on February 24, 2018, 08:21:51 AM
I already said that about Firefox! Options getting...slimmer.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Pete Dero on February 24, 2018, 09:32:47 AM
I already said that about Firefox! Options getting...slimmer.

I'm using Firefox without any issues.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on February 24, 2018, 06:28:45 PM
I switched from Firefox to Chrome years ago over issues I can't even remember.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on February 24, 2018, 06:31:33 PM
For awhile, Firefox had big problems with memory leaks. It's much better now than a couple years ago.

I use Chrome and Firefox together at work (two screens with each running on one). I only use Firefox at home.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Sir Slash on February 25, 2018, 12:33:22 PM
Just to be clear, it's OK for the PEOPLE on this website to be 'slow', just not the website itself, right? That's what we're against, correct?
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on February 25, 2018, 03:35:16 PM
Just to be clear, it's OK for the PEOPLE on this website to be 'slow', just not the website itself, right? That's what we're against, correct?

We prefer to think of you as 'special'.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Sir Slash on February 27, 2018, 10:07:32 AM
Why Thank You. Is that why I get to wear this nice padded coat you gave me?
Title: Re: Slow typing on the forums (not slow website)
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 27, 2018, 02:18:25 PM
This is still a nightmare. I simply can't use Chrome to write. It's not even limited to the forums...sending a PM is also proving painful.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on February 27, 2018, 02:52:53 PM
It takes a few minutes for it to happen to me, and if I close the tab in Chrome and then open it again it is ok for another few minutes. Is it some kind of memory leak?
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on February 27, 2018, 02:55:34 PM
It takes a few minutes for it to happen to me, and if I close the tab in Chrome and then open it again it is ok for another few minutes. Is it some kind of memory leak?

Possibly. Try Gingko Biloba.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on February 27, 2018, 02:56:59 PM
What about some Bilbo Baggins?
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on February 27, 2018, 02:57:31 PM
Try that too.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on February 27, 2018, 03:05:25 PM
Tea-baggin'?
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 03, 2018, 06:23:39 PM
Everything seems to be working fine again after the latest Chrome update. No more Edge!  :smitten:
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 06, 2018, 07:36:58 AM
I'm having something of the same issue, JD. For a few weeks now.

Sometimes the typing gets intermittent in that it takes a few seconds before what I'm typing/clicking actually appears, but more often it just sits there and does absolutely nothing.

I've found if I click in another tab and then click back, whatever I've typed appears. Since I'm aware of this, I'll start typing a sentence or two and nothing appears, but then I click out and back in again and poof, it's all there as if everything's normal.

That doesn't always work though. I'll start typing and after a few seconds the page will jump halfway down. I have to scroll back up and click in the message box, which does not always work and sometimes takes multiple tries.

It's driving me nuts. I had to switch over to Firefox where I don't see any problems typing for the moment.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: JudgeDredd on March 06, 2018, 07:58:23 AM
^ This!  O0
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: RyanE on March 07, 2018, 11:03:07 AM
The stuttering is happening to me on every reply box.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Staggerwing on March 07, 2018, 05:19:45 PM
What browser are you guys using? My Macs have been fine but on my windowbox I've been using Chrome and get the freezing and stutters too, though not all the time. I'm starting to suspect some periodic data harvesting tomfoolery from Google or Microsoft.

Or both.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 07, 2018, 05:21:35 PM
Chrome.

It's only been an issue in the last two, three weeks or so for me.

Using Firefox now for GH and no problems. I'll never use IE though. I'd rather go back to my 1200 baud modem and dial up BBS sites from that huge book that listed all the numbers back in the day.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on March 07, 2018, 05:26:25 PM
I think it is safe to say I use the forums more than anyone and I have not had any of these problems with Firefox on Win7 machines or Mac. Nor has it been a persistent problem on my Android phone.

Sounds like Chrome is borked. I only use Chrome for specific work stuff, not for routine browsing.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Staggerwing on March 07, 2018, 05:57:27 PM
Drat. I shoulda knew Chrome was too good to last.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on March 07, 2018, 06:02:22 PM
Everything changed when Google dropped "don't be evil" from the mission statement
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Staggerwing on March 07, 2018, 06:04:58 PM
Maybe they only dropped the 'don't' and kept the rest.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on March 07, 2018, 06:07:36 PM
Heh. Pretty much.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on March 07, 2018, 08:28:18 PM
Quite.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Sir Slash on March 07, 2018, 09:10:00 PM
If you say 'chrome' backwards real fast over and over it sounds like..... "Red Rum"?  ???   What could be evil about Red Rum?
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: JudgeDredd on March 08, 2018, 12:53:23 AM
I think it is safe to say I use the forums more than anyone

...
Ya think?

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4797/39976164814_d679e952c2_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Sir Slash on March 08, 2018, 09:25:56 AM
Dammit! I got to step-up my game.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on March 08, 2018, 09:27:55 AM
I gotta get a life.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on March 08, 2018, 09:37:21 AM
How am I the number 2 poster but donít even rank in time online? How is Star #3?? And LB who jettisoned 2-3 years ago #5??? Something ainít right, I tell ya.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 08, 2018, 11:47:04 AM
I sometimes forget to log out of GH and leave it overnight, so I'm surprised even with that happening a lot I'm not in that top 10 of time online, either.

I gotta get a life.

If any of us did, there'd be no posts here. ;D
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on March 08, 2018, 11:50:41 AM
Quite.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: bbmike on March 08, 2018, 02:05:16 PM
I sometimes forget to log out of GH and leave it overnight, so I'm surprised even with that happening a lot I'm not in that top 10 of time online, either.

I gotta get a life.

If any of us did, there'd be no posts here. ;D

You can log out of Grogheads any time you like but you can never leave.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: DoctorQuest on March 08, 2018, 03:55:58 PM
Damned temporal loops.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Grim.Reaper on March 08, 2018, 05:05:46 PM
I updated Chrome today to 65.0.3325.146 and after seems to work much better for me now....hopefully this is the cure.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Gusington on March 08, 2018, 07:38:40 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ6duNLWtGym7CJM9vlbMDNDGL8M8E6uudcx6cjHMMTRsJuc-Z2ng)
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Staggerwing on March 08, 2018, 07:48:59 PM
Seems like heaven
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 09, 2018, 05:03:31 AM
I updated Chrome today to 65.0.3325.146 and after seems to work much better for me now....hopefully this is the cure.

Thanks for posting this. I just tried it and it looks like it's working well for me, too.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Grim.Reaper on March 09, 2018, 02:45:56 PM
I updated Chrome today to 65.0.3325.146 and after seems to work much better for me now....hopefully this is the cure.

Thanks for posting this. I just tried it and it looks like it's working well for me, too.

No problem, been working great for me ever since.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: JudgeDredd on March 10, 2018, 02:32:46 PM
I'm really sorry - but it is so painful for me to post here now - I really can't do it.

It takes a while for my keystroked to register and that's even more peinful when I have to backspace (which becomes more often the older I get). Like 30 seconds before that full stop showed upw.

I don't know ehre this camefrome, where this happend of when - but it's fucking downright painful to make a single post here
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: JudgeDredd on March 10, 2018, 02:33:49 PM
Honestly - just look at the fucking state of my last post - that's what oi have to deal with and editing is even more painful.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on March 10, 2018, 02:38:15 PM
Same with me using the Chrome PC.  Slow as snot.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 10, 2018, 02:38:41 PM
Mate, just switch over to Firefox. That'll alleviate all of your pain instantly.

Check your version of Chrome, too, and see if it's due for an update.

The latter worked for me...so too did the former, before I was made aware that there was an update for Chrome.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: mirth on March 10, 2018, 02:39:03 PM
Are you still using Chrome, JD? Have you tried using Firefox instead?
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Grim.Reaper on March 10, 2018, 03:52:02 PM
Honestly - just look at the fucking state of my last post - that's what oi have to deal with and editing is even more painful.

Are you sure your on the latest version of Chrome?  Before getting the latest, I had the same issues as you.  But ever since I installed the most current version, everything has returned back to normal.  Go to help->about and make sure you have minimally this version....

Version 65.0.3325.146
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Staggerwing on March 10, 2018, 05:51:40 PM
Just a note to others- to have Chrome check for updates go to the menu section, click 'help' and then 'about Chrome'.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: MetalDog on March 11, 2018, 04:05:41 PM
Just a note to others- to have Chrome check for updates go to the menu section, click 'help' and then 'about Chrome'.


That did it for me.  I wasn't current, but now that I am, everything is smooth.
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: JudgeDredd on March 13, 2018, 03:31:00 AM
Check your version of Chrome, too, and see if it's due for an update.
I wasn't...
Are you still using Chrome, JD? Have you tried using Firefox instead?
Because the reason I moved to chrome was Google pulled HD support for images for IE - I don't really want to go to another one

Are you sure your on the latest version of Chrome?  Before getting the latest, I had the same issues as you.  But ever since I installed the most current version, everything has returned back to normal.  Go to help->about and make sure you have minimally this version....

Version 65.0.3325.146
I wasn't - thank you that seems to have worked.

Just a note to others- to have Chrome check for updates go to the menu section, click 'help' and then 'about Chrome'.
Great - thanks - all seems to be well - just now. I can at least type and backspace!!
Title: Re: Slow website
Post by: Geezer on March 19, 2018, 04:17:52 PM
Just testing and it seems much better for me after updating Chrome.  No more lag in the Reply window.  :)