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Discussion in 'Forum Help & Testing Area' started by Suz, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Suz

    Suz ~ I are a Nerd ~

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    :wacko:I thought it was just my computer at home but I am having the same problem on my computer at work.

    I am finding that the forum is slow to load threads and to post posts. Sometimes I just get the lavandar screan and my pc says its done loading the page. Anyone else having this problem? Is Uber Geek updating something?:wacko:
     
  2. Trinity

    Trinity Well-Known Member

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    Im not having this prob at the moment but i do on a regular basis. So much so sometimes that the page times out. Dont know why it does it though .. but thought it was just me!!
     
  3. Suz

    Suz ~ I are a Nerd ~

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    Go Figure, I post this topic and i think it is working a bit faster now. :wacko:
     
  4. Jo

    Jo I'm an old bag!

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    hmmm strange do your cookies need clearing or summat?
     
  5. Tezzy

    Tezzy Mum of 2 TTCAL

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    :hissy: i posted that ages ago and everybody told me i was crazy :hissy:
     
  6. Trinity

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    Well if thats the case we can be crazy together Terrie!!
     
  7. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    Mine does this too....
     
  8. Wobbles

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    Only known problem is sometimes the quick reply is a flaming pain - bar that theres no problem ... your PC will run websites like this slow though if its bunged up with cookies and such!

    x
     
  9. Suz

    Suz ~ I are a Nerd ~

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    I delete my cookies every day at work. ;)
     
  10. StirCrazy

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    will have a look into this.
     
  11. StirCrazy

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    does it happen in the AM / PM? do you notice any patten, maybe if you try to do something (i.e just after posting a picture / posting a poll etc)?
     
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  13. Suz

    Suz ~ I are a Nerd ~

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    I just seem to notice it today.
     
  14. StirCrazy

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    usually there is an explaination (as i'm usually tinkering with something) but not done anything today. Will have a word with Tarquel when he comes online.
     
  15. Suz

    Suz ~ I are a Nerd ~

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    K. And Ill see if my computer at home is doing the same thing. It was this morning before I came to work ;)
     
  16. Tarquel

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    Be sure to poke StirCrazy... he forgot to mention it ;)

    To the folk that are having speed issues with the forum... have you tried cleaning up your machine a bit more than clearing the cookies? lol

    I.e. like:

    - deleting / removing all your temporary internet files
    - having "up-to-date" antivirus software and running regular scans
    - having "up-to-date" anti-spyware software that actively watches for ...er... spyware, and running a spyware check - even if u think your machine is safe

    There's probably more suggestions but my brain hurts after work now lol

    Most likely its SC's vast amount of plugin's into the forum so... lets all blame him hehe ;)

    Will keep an eye out myself on evening also.

    Regards y'all
    Nath.
     
  17. StirCrazy

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    lier... I did tell you, just not until today :headspin:

    puggins are working fine nobber! :p
     
  18. Suz

    Suz ~ I are a Nerd ~

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    It does seem faster today. But I will check on everything you have listed. Thanks!
     
  19. Tarquel

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    Let me recommend you a few safe things to try - as you are probably aware by advertisements and the like, not everything is genuinely there to help you out - so have a look at these:

    Antivirus:

    If you dont have something like Norton Anti-virus, Mcafee Internet Security, or some other big anti-virus package, try a free one like AVG Free Personal Edition [i.e. not for work computers] by Grisoft.

    Remember not to have two Anti-virus programs installed and running, because not only can they cause a negative effect, they also will be slowing your machine down more lol

    Some anti-virus providers provide a free scan using a online system that scans your machine which is generally ok to use whether you have antivirus software or not.

    Here is one such thing: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

    Anti-spyware:

    Unlike antivirus programs, you can install more than one of them, but its generally a good idea to only use one that actively monitors the system.

    Here's a few that are known safe ones to use:

    Windows Defender [microsoft] - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...E7-DA2B-4A6A-AFA4-F7F14E605A0D&displaylang=en
    Spybot - Search and Destroy - special version for you here: http://www.tarquel.net/pub/sb15auto_cust.exe
    SpywareBlaster - special version for you here: http://www.tarquel.net/pub/sbsilent.exe [if u have win95 / 98 / ME, i have a seperate version i will post up if needed]
    Ad-aware Personal Edition - http://www.lavasoft.com/ and use the green link on the right.

    The first one can monitor and remove spyware via scanning.
    The second one protects against some spyware and also is a great scanner too.
    The third one is a must and prevents alot of spyware coming in through websites.
    The forth is a scanner only [unless u pay to get the monitor part of it - no point really].

    IMO get the lot, get them up to date, and use 'um :)

    Bear in mind that there are alot of anti-spyware programs that actually do the opposite of what they say i.e. put / allow spyware into your machine.

    Hope this lot makes some sense and helps you out hehe ;)

    Regards
    Nath
     
  20. Tilly

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    I run virus programs, clean registry, clear cookies etc (I use ccleaner which is really good) yet sometimes on this site it times out, can't load pages for a while. Usually if I come back a few minutes later it's fine though.
     

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