Really Slow Loading

PollyannaMom

I was a click-clack champ!!
Joined
May 16, 2006
Over the past few days, pages on the DIS have been loading extremely slowly. I sometimes get "waiting for (various names of ad sites)" messages in the bottom left corner of my screen, and I sometimes get a pop-up box saying that the page is unresponsive.

It doesn't seem to matter if I'm trying to load a navigation page (like "Watched Threads") or an individual thread, and I'm on a PC, if that matters.

Is anyone else having this problem?

Are we using a new ad company or something?
 

Mainsail Minnie

Momketeer
Joined
Jul 28, 2019
Over the past few days, pages on the DIS have been loading extremely slowly. I sometimes get "waiting for (various names of ad sites)" messages in the bottom left corner of my screen, and I sometimes get a pop-up box saying that the page is unresponsive.

It doesn't seem to matter if I'm trying to load a navigation page (like "Watched Threads") or an individual thread, and I'm on a PC, if that matters.

Is anyone else having this problem?

Are we using a new ad company or something?
I am having the problem to such an extent that the site is now almost unusuable to me. I'm amazed I was able to even answer your message. It loads so slowly the screen whites out & quits frequently, or I'll eventually be redirected back to the list of forums after a very slow load within a thread. It's worst on my Android phone (essentially unusable), but still bad on my iPad (barely usable with much difficulty: extremely slow & lots of redirection & white outs). I have no problem using non-Disboards websites on either device.

I recently cleared the history on my phone, then immediately tried to use Disboards, which naturally didn't work. Then I checked my history again & saw one listing for Disboards and dozens of listings for those pop-up ads, which I hadn't even seen as the page never loaded. So I think this is an issue with the pop-up ads getting worse.

If anyone has specific advice on how to deal with this I'd appreciate it, as I can now barely use Disboards, for technical reasons.
 
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PollyannaMom

I was a click-clack champ!!
Joined
May 16, 2006
...So I think this is an issue with the pop-up ads getting worse.

If anyone has specific advice on how to deal with this I'd appreciate it, as I can now barely use Disboards, for technical reasons.
I've actually had some improvement after rebooting my computer.

Like you, I'm convinced it has to do with the ads. - It's as if one of them gets stuck in buffering and then other graphics won't load properly. (In addition to the DIS, I suddenly had problems with video clips loading - YouTube and even GIFs on Pinterest.) Rebooting has fixed the other sites..for now, and the DIS is working "better" - still the occasional slow page, but definitely not every click now.

So try turning your device fully off and then back on.
 

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