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Offline Ironeyes

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Re: Pages are loading faster now
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2012, 10:51:35 AM »
It\'s true that pages do seem to be loading faster, but this is based only on that indefinable gut feeling.

However, individual messages do not seem to be loading faster. For me, on both laptop and ipad, whether logged in or out, an individual message takes ca 10 seconds to appear once the link has been clicked/touched.

This is true:

- for messages in most of the forums (haven\'t researched all)

- for old (2009) and new messages

- for messages in threads with both few and many replies

- for messages in threads with both few and many views

I didn\'t expect any of those variables to make a difference, but wanted cover all the bases.

Occcasionally, a message did take somewhat longer to open, the longest in this little research being 19 seconds. But on re-opening that message a number of times, it was back to 10 secs again. I guess the first time it was being carried by an old raven!

Yes, I do have better things I could be doing, but I was intrigued to know if my times for opening messages were typical.

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Re: Pages are loading faster now
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2012, 02:43:05 PM »
It certainly appears to be fast today.
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Re: Pages are loading faster now
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2012, 04:17:50 PM »
Ivor,

Could you (and maybe some others) indulge me by measuring how much time an individual message takes to open once clicked?

Thanks in advance,

IE

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Re: Pages are loading faster now
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2012, 04:40:34 PM »
I have loaded the last 3 \'Recent messages\', including yours with the question. This included the one with the emoticon. I also loaded a couple of Jan\'s cut-and paste\'s from R4X and the4 one of mine with a you Tube entry - \'Chumbawamba\'.

All of them loaded in about 8 - 9 seconds.
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Re: Pages are loading faster now
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2012, 04:57:37 PM »
Ironeyes Wrote:
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> But on re-opening that message a
> number of times, it was back to 10 secs again. I
> guess the first time it was being carried by an
> old raven!

That\'s likely due to the cache both at your provider and on the PC. Possibly there are ways to adjust settings for the cache on your systems and I suspect that affects the cache at your IP. The surest way to check loading pages, I would have thought, would be to clear cache and then click the various pages again and time the process.

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Re: Pages are loading faster now
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2012, 04:05:25 PM »
Thanks to Ivor for taking the time to provide some data. I\'ll assume that there is really no difference between my 10 seconds and your 8 - 9 seconds. The real question now is whether Ivor and I are representative of everybody here, or do we have Boris Johnson opening our threads whilst some others have Usain Bolt.

Thanks also to Truthy. I emptied my cache and that has not made any difference to the opening speed of messages from this forum.

What\'s interesting to me is that the opening time of threads from different locations can vary so much. At another forum I frequent, the typical elapsed time from clicking a thread to the opening of that thread is ca 1 - 2 seconds.

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Re: Pages are loading faster now
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2012, 04:17:28 PM »
The speed has been fluctuating so much for me, since I first posted in this thread, that it would almost require a scientific research grant for a project to estimate the parameters of its statistical distribution. :)

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Re: Pages are loading faster now
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2012, 04:29:49 PM »
I was thinking that it was subjective. I was trying to think of this word. I knew what I wanted to say, but it wouldn\'t appear. Then Ade Edmondson said \"It\'s all subjective - Spooky!\". As I was saying, I feared that someone might appear to say theirs was much faster. Today, I felt that mine was slower than yesterday. It was; it took about 10 seconds.

I also agree with IE about the person doing the opening. Boris turns up and no-one gives a damn, so he goes ahead and opens it. Whereas, Usain turns up and everyone wants his autograph. He performs his famous pose and also proves that he knows what the \'Mobot\' looks like. THEN he opens it!
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Re: Pages are loading faster now
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2012, 04:34:19 PM »
Perhaps it\'s a Poisson Curve. Fishy or what?
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Re: Pages are loading faster now
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2012, 04:48:38 PM »
IvorThirst Wrote:
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> Perhaps it\'s a Poisson Curve. Fishy or what?

It\'s almost certainly not normal ...

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Re: Pages are loading faster now
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2012, 08:24:21 PM »
Ironeyes Wrote:
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 > Thanks also to Truthy. I emptied my cache and that
> has not made any difference to the opening speed
> of messages from this forum.

I\'m assuming the Beebotron web pages were all closed when you performed the operation, else from what I gather, it would be pointless: your cache automatically stores the pages you  have open on your screen ...  As far as I know that\'s right. A propos: timing opening pages here varies but seems to tally with Ivor\'s.

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Re: Pages are loading faster now
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2012, 11:33:01 PM »
Most pages open in a few seconds for me except for the actual thread page which takes up to fifteen to twenty seconds to open. But I\'m on Bast*rd and he\'s always pretty slow.
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Re: Pages are loading faster now
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2012, 03:05:47 PM »
When selecting messages from \'Recent Messages\', I\'m getting an almost instantaneous response. So let\'s call it one second, today!
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Re: Pages are loading faster now
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2012, 06:50:10 PM »
IvorThirst Wrote:
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> When selecting messages from \'Recent Messages\',
> I\'m getting an almost instantaneous response. So
> let\'s call it one second, today!

Same here, but when I click on the individual messages, its taking between 10 and 15 seconds to respond.

Mind you, when I think back to the days I was using a 48 baud modem, that\'s pretty sharp!
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Re: Pages are loading faster now
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2012, 01:20:27 AM »
Yup. It\'s screamin\' fast today!
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