I don’t think it is Firefox, as that is what I use exclusively and it is just plain very slow to refresh or initially get on.
I have frequently counted to 15 or 20 before FR comes refreshes.
I have tested this with my Samsung 10” tab...that is virtually instantaneous.
I have tested this with my Sprint EVO android phone, both in 3G or 4G, again much faster than my desktop.
My desktop is modern, my net connection thru cox cable is very fast (my tab & phone use my in house wireless connection).
This has bothered me for many, many months and I have started a thread (but not completed) many time to try to explain this.
It appears other Freepers have the same/similar problem!
It just took 12 seconds to refresh my response after hitting post/post!
I don't know how John Robinson handles incoming requests. That is, he might be running verifications against the HTTP user agent info. Mine looks like this:
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0Some people code to parse that info and depending on what the parsers return, take certain action. That could be it or something else entirely.