Is anyone else having trouble with this website?

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  1. swansong1

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    For the last few weeks the forums have been extremely slow loading. Many times the site times out because it is taking so long to load. I'm not having any problems with the internet in general and I have reliable fast internet speeds. Comments?
     
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    Yes. Extremely slow responding to clicks (but not loading). When I post a comment, it's often posted 3 times, then I delete or edit one and 2 gets deleted or edited.
     
  4. Missy

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    Same here.
     
  5. Ima Teacher

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    It seems better this evening.
     
  6. RainStorm

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    Same here. I often just give up on waiting, and click off.

    Tonight seems to be better. Let's hope that is a good sign! :)
     
  7. rpan

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    Yes me too! It’s very slow in loading. A bit frustrating. The speed varies at different times of the day.
     
  8. Tired Teacher

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    It was the same here for me last week.
     
  9. vickilyn

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    I figured it was the website since I was getting the same response on three different computers. I particularly noticed that you would go to post and it would do nothing, and then if you hit that key again it would say not enough time had passed, yet nothing had loaded.
     
  10. TeacherNY

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    Yes, there have been issues it seems. I have seen a lot of double posts because and I posted double accidentally because there was such a lag.
     
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    It takes a long time to load now. Once you push post, you have to be patient. I hit post 1x and counted to 48...lol before it posted. My comp is new and I have a high speed. I can get to other sites quickly. I hope they can fix it.
     
  12. swansong1

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    This has gotten really frustrating. Don't know if the site owner can do anything about it. I feel like we are back in dial-up land!
     
  13. Ima Teacher

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    It was better for a couple of days, now terrible again.
     
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    Yes, agreed! Then it seems like that during some times of the day it’s terrible to the point it times out, etc. Then other times like now, it’s much better.
     
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    It is terribly sluggish again this morning.
     
  16. EdEd

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    Been bad for me this week too
     
  17. rpan

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    It’s terrible right now!! Arg
     
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    Is it just me or have the ads increased? Could that be reason for the slowdown?
     
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    Maybe it's time to consider a new server?
     
  20. MrsC

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    I don't notice this as much on my laptop, but certainly do on my phone. I need to close a couple of full-screen ads when I first log on.
     
  21. Aces

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    Adblockers are fantastic. I don’t see the ads, but it could effect performance.
     
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    Crossing my fingers...this morning the site is super fast!
     
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    I think that as the day proceeds, the site tends to slow down a bit. Of course we have had a good run for several years, and a ton of things thrown at it, so I would guess that the server has actually been quite durable.
     
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    I'm wondering what the issue is. It has been like this for weeks and weeks. I come here at all different times during the day (and night) and it is slow to load, so slow that posts often duplicated while you are waiting, and I often "give up" and just leave the site without reading the posts.

    Is the site owner, Amanda, aware of the on-going issues? I'm just wondering, because I haven't seen anything about what is going on from her or from any of the moderators. This isn't an occasional problem -- it is a daily issue.

    Is there anything we can do to help?
     
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    Back to frustrating...incredibly slow loading, double posting, non-working edit button...it's even changing the font when I type a post!
     
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    Back to frustrating...incredibly slow loading, double posting, non-working edit button...it's even changing the font when I type a post!
    I just waited 5 minutes for this to post...now I'll hit the post button again. Let's see if the original post works and then this one...
    Getting ready to hit post for the third time...maybe that's the charm?!
    Nope...as much as I love this forum...it's almost not worth it anymore...
     
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    Hate to say it, but it seems to be going from bad to worse!. I was getting pushed out of another thread on this forum, which meant it then earned by undivided attention. Do we know why it is doing this? It's having problems in the transitions, almost like it is guessing to arrive in what is supposed to her appen and it struggles understanding what the teach
     
  28. Aces

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    But then it seems like at this time of night it’s fine. It’s very odd. It’s almost like the gateway during the day time can’t handle the load or something. Like you’re saying, it doesn’t know what to do with it.
     
  29. LouiseB

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    I just tried to post and nothing happened. All my other pages are working just fine. This is the time when teachers can use the support.
     
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    I just tried to post and nothing happened. All my other pages are working just fine. This is the time when teachers can use the support.
     
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    Has anyone spoken with Amanda? Could she be getting ready to shut down the site?
     
  32. Amanda

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    I'm not shutting down the site! :) I had no idea there were issues going on but I'm looking into it. I have no idea why it would be doing this.
     
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    I made a few changes but may need to take more drastic measures if this doesn't work.
     
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    Well hi there Amanda! Nice to meet you :) what did you discover might have been the cause?
     
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    I thought maybe the increase of ads might have caused it. Sometimes I'm reading a comment and get confused because I think an ad is a comment. It just seems excessive all of a sudden.
     
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    Thanks, Amanda!
     
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  37. Ima Teacher

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    Ads? I don't see any ads.
     
  38. TeacherNY

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    Maybe you have an ad blocker?
     
  39. LouiseB

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    I couldn't post at all last night but today I got on right away. Will see if this posts.
     
  40. Aces

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    It seems to be working much better now.
     
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  41. Amanda

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    I rebooted the server (doesn't turning something off and back on again usually work? lol) but also changed a configuration value. I hope that will be enough to avoid further issues. :)
     
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    Glad it seems to be working better for everyone. I had no idea it had been doing this for so long. I had been off and on the forum and never had any issues. Please keep me updated if you encounter any further issues!
     
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