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Slow Bit Tech

Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by Pookeyhead, 10 Mar 2010.

  1. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    As the title says.

    It seems to struggle loading all the adds on my browser. Latest Firefox. It's the same using IE.



    It appears to be the ads.

    One in particular is annoying... bs.serving-sys.com.. that can tajke ages.

    The above video is not as bad as it gets, but I didn't have time to wait for it to happen again. I've seen it take up to a minute to load a page sometimes. Usually I will not wait of course, and I just hit refresh which sorts it.

    I don't want to use an ad blocker for obvious reasons... but I will if I have to.
     
  2. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    same here, bit-tech has been piss slow the last few days.
     
  3. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Since advertising is generally managed by people who don't understand what's going on behind the scenes we end up with some horribly nested ad tags. This means you get javascript writing more javascript onto a page, which in turn writes some more javascript which may then tell your browser where the advert is.

    It's a mess, it really is and it relies completely on other peoples servers being fast, which they are not!

    The only thing I might be able to do is make the adverts load after the page. I shall investigate as it really bugs me sometimes too!
     
  4. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    If you could, that would be brilliant. They can take all the time they want so long as I'm already browsing the page.. but a blank screen while it does it is driving me nuts!

    Thanks.
     
  5. cavonia

    cavonia New Member

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    Been ok for me.
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    No offence cavonia, but how nimble is your internet? I used to notice this when I was on lightning-fast Be*, but now I've gone back to high-contention BT I can't tell the difference. :(
     
  7. ou7blaze

    ou7blaze sensational.

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    I have a 8megabit connection from Hong Kong and while I am a fair distance away the page is noticeably slower the past few days. In fact right now it's really... slow ...
     
  8. GingerFox

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    It does generally tend to be one of the slowest websites i visit...
     
  9. cavonia

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    10mb Virgin. Fine for me.
     
  10. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I've looked into this and it's not possible to load our adverts on dom ready rather than inline. Blame javascripts document.write, what a stupid idea.
     
  11. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    first to mention ad*l*c* gets a free ban ;)
     
  12. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I actually over simplified this response.

    I actually got it working but a new banner was loaded into DART which the solution didn't work with. It completely broke the site as it must have contained several nested document writes.

    I've been told we don't want to load adverts with iframes (which would probably solve the problem).
     

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