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DoctorSpoon

Need to contact Admin...
Nov 24, 2007
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www.robin-wood.co.uk
Just for the last couple of days the forum has been really really really slow to load. The trees at the top come up quickly but then it takes a couple of minutes before the side menu appears then another couple before the forum itself appears. Once it's there then searching, opening threads, posting etc all works without problem. I'm on a mac using Firefox 2.0.0.12 - same problem if I try using Safari instead :(
Any ideas??
 

rancid badger

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Just for the last couple of days the forum has been really really really slow to load. The trees at the top come up quickly but then it takes a couple of minutes before the side menu appears then another couple before the forum itself appears. Once it's there then searching, opening threads, posting etc all works without problem. I'm on a mac using Firefox 2.0.0.12 - same problem if I try using Safari instead :(
Any ideas??
yes me too, I'm just on a normal, though fairly quick, pc and also using Firefox. It's not taking as long as you but it has been dragging it's feet all day (I've a day off see?) I even ran the de-frag earlier to see if I was just a bit clogged but still the same.
Never mind I'm sure the tech wizards'll sort it out;)
R.B.
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
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I have taken to opening it then minimising the screen and doing something else for a while - like deleting p*nis enlargement ads from my inbox - after this chore is over I come back to BCUK and there it is loaded.....
 

dwardo

Maker
Aug 30, 2006
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Same here, machine is running fine but i still also have the logging in problems, loosing my session and problems accessing my PM`s. I am sure teh guys are working on it and being in IT i know how much fun that can be :(
 

C_Claycomb

Mod
Mod
Oct 6, 2003
5,767
849
Bedfordshire
I have taken to opening it then minimising the screen and doing something else for a while - like deleting p*nis enlargement ads from my inbox - after this chore is over I come back to BCUK and there it is loaded.....
Its funny you should say that....
The forum has been running slow for me, both from work and from home and I have been starting it, then minimising and going doing other things.

After years of running many email addresses and being a member of half a dozen forums, all without getting any significant amount of spam, suddenly as of two weeks ago I am getting inundated, all on the same address. :rant:
 
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bushyboo

Guest
I was wondering about that when i try to load up from the home page its been taking ages so i added a link straight to the forums and get in quite quick now:)

Gordon
 

DoctorSpoon

Need to contact Admin...
Nov 24, 2007
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Peak District
www.robin-wood.co.uk
Thanks sandbender ... good to know why, although google analytics sounds a bit big brother-ish to me! (Best watch out John, it'll be noting you checking out those pen*s enlargement sites whilst waiting for the site to load ;) )
 
Nov 29, 2004
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Scotland
Thanks sandbender ... good to know why, although google analytics sounds a bit big brother-ish to me! (Best watch out John, it'll be noting you checking out those pen*s enlargement sites whilst waiting for the site to load ;) )
:) it's all pointless really, every key press you type and web page you load is recorded somewhere and in the not so distant future your great grand children will be able to review every word you typed and every web page you've looked at! Now that is terrifying :)
 

Nagual

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Jun 5, 2007
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According to google


Will my website's appearance or performance be affected by Google Analytics?


The appearance of your website will never be affected by your use of Google Analytics - we don't place any images or text on your pages. Likewise, the performance of your pages won't be impacted, with the possible exception of the very first page-load after you have added the tracking code. This first pageview calls the JavaScript on Google's servers, which may take slightly longer than a regular page load. Subsequent pageviews will use cached data and will not be affected.


I suspect google may be telling porkies.. :lmao:


sandbender said:
it's all pointless really, every key press you type and web page you load is recorded somewhere and in the not so distant future your great grand children will be able to review every word you typed and every web page you've looked at! Now that is terrifying
Not if you have the right software.. ;) But it's okay, you're not paranoid if 'they' really are after you.. :D



Nag.
 

John Fenna

Lifetime Member & Maker
Oct 7, 2006
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Ha Ha - I have no children and therefore no Grandkids to worry about!
As to checking out the informative enlargement sites - a lost cause I am afraid......
 

Toddy

Mod
Mod
Jan 21, 2005
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I'm having absolutely no problems :confused:
I've been in and out of the forum like a yoyo for the past two days (I'm trying to organise my paperwork and that's boring :eek: ) and the site loads faster than Google. Ebay, now that's like waiting for the kettle to boil :rolleyes:
I'm using IE6 and 4meg cable internet

cheers,
Toddy

p.s. HWMBLT says Opera is faster and it's free
 

demographic

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Apr 15, 2005
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Its been very slow for me too, whats this Google analytics when its at home anyway?

Yet another way for Google to moniter browsing history?

They are getting a bit dodgy that way, heres some bumf someone linked me to a while ago...

1. Google's immortal cookie:
Google was the first search engine to use a cookie that expires in 2038. This was at a time when federal websites were prohibited from using persistent cookies altogether. Now it's years later, and immortal cookies are commonplace among search engines; Google set the standard because no one bothered to challenge them. This cookie places a unique ID number on your hard disk. Anytime you land on a Google page, you get a Google cookie if you don't already have one. If you have one, they read and record your unique ID number.

2. Google records everything they can:
For all searches they record the cookie ID, your Internet IP address, the time and date, your search terms, and your browser configuration. Increasingly, Google is customizing results based on your IP number. This is referred to in the industry as "IP delivery based on geolocation."

3. Google retains all data indefinitely:
Google has no data retention policies. There is evidence that they are able to easily access all the user information they collect and save.

4. Google won't say why they need this data:
Inquiries to Google about their privacy policies are ignored. When the New York Times (2002-11-28) asked Sergey Brin about whether Google ever gets subpoenaed for this information, he had no comment.

5. Google hires spooks:
Matt Cutts, a key Google engineer, used to work for the National Security Agency. Google wants to hire more people with security clearances, so that they can peddle their corporate assets to the spooks in Washington.

6. Google's toolbar is spyware:
With the advanced features enabled, Google's free toolbar for Explorer phones home with every page you surf, and yes, it reads your cookie too. Their privacy policy confesses this, but that's only because Alexa lost a class-action lawsuit when their toolbar did the same thing, and their privacy policy failed to explain this. Worse yet, Google's toolbar updates to new versions quietly, and without asking. This means that if you have the toolbar installed, Google essentially has complete access to your hard disk every time you connect to Google (which is many times a day). Most software vendors, and even Microsoft, ask if you'd like an updated version. But not Google. Any software that updates automatically presents a massive security risk.

7. Google's cache copy is illegal:
Judging from Ninth Circuit precedent on the application of U.S. copyright laws to the Internet, Google's cache copy appears to be illegal. The only way a webmaster can avoid having his site cached on Google is to put a "noarchive" meta in the header of every page on his site. Surfers like the cache, but webmasters don't. Many webmasters have deleted questionable material from their sites, only to discover later that the problem pages live merrily on in Google's cache. The cache copy should be "opt-in" for webmasters, not "opt-out."

8. Google is not your friend:
By now Google enjoys a 75 percent monopoly for all external referrals to most websites. Webmasters cannot avoid seeking Google's approval these days, assuming they want to increase traffic to their site. If they try to take advantage of some of the known weaknesses in Google's semi-secret algorithms, they may find themselves penalized by Google, and their traffic disappears. There are no detailed, published standards issued by Google, and there is no appeal process for penalized sites. Google is completely unaccountable. Most of the time Google doesn't even answer email from webmasters.

9. Google is a privacy time bomb:
With 200 million searches per day, most from outside the U.S., Google amounts to a privacy disaster waiting to happen. Those newly-commissioned data-mining bureaucrats in Washington can only dream about the sort of slick efficiency that Google has already achieved.
Did I mention how comfortable these tin foil hats are?
 

ilovemybed

Settler
Jul 18, 2005
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Prague
Yep, only seems to be happening when you come to the site from the main page (I guess this google analytics thing is associated with the main page and not the forum pages?)
 

pibbleb

Settler
Apr 25, 2006
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Sussex, England
I'm finding it really slow for every page I try to open within the site! :(

Plus the email notification thingy! Although I see another thread about that so I'll give it an hour to load then have a look:) Give me a chance to do some work I guess.

P
 

match

Settler
Sep 29, 2004
707
4
Edinburgh
OK - think I've found the problem.

BCUK main page loads some adverts from:

http://83.170.96.58/

this server is down and blocking the site loading. I've confirmed this by putting a block in on the page load in Firefox so it skips all references to this server - this causes the page to load instantly.

Solution would be to temporarily pull these adverts from the front page, or contact the advert supplier about an alternative URL.

The references to Google Analytics are just the last thing that the browser managed to grab before it blocked...