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Slow Response on FreeRepublic?
Laserman (Vanity)

Posted on 06/21/2010 4:19:22 PM PDT by Laserman

FR was out for me on Sunday and now it is responding very slowly except when I select a topic. The main page loads VERY SLOWLY.

Is anyone else experiencing problems with FR? All other internet sites are normal.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: freerepublic; frproblem; frresponse; internet
Very frustrating to load FR.
1 posted on 06/21/2010 4:19:26 PM PDT by Laserman
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To: Laserman

Really slow. I just got this 3 hours from now.


2 posted on 06/21/2010 4:21:48 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Laserman

Yes, out all yesterday, and today up until about noon ... then VERY slow loading after that ...


3 posted on 06/21/2010 4:24:04 PM PDT by mlizzy
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To: Laserman

The entire internet is slow for me today. What a drag.


4 posted on 06/21/2010 4:24:41 PM PDT by library user
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To: Laserman

Yeah...FR was down most of the morning to mid afternoon..PST on Sunday.. I presumed they were doing site maintenance.


5 posted on 06/21/2010 4:25:31 PM PDT by shadowland
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To: Laserman

It so slow I’ve cut my finger nails two times already


7 posted on 06/21/2010 4:30:14 PM PDT by Popman (Obama Presidential Timber: Worm Eaten Balsa Wood)
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To: Laserman

From JimRob, via the alternate YahooGroup site:

“We usually have two primary web servers running, each having its own IP address. One of them fried and will be down until John repairs or replaces it. We are currently limping along on the single web server.

Someone posted that over time some people have edited their “hosts” file with our IP address. That could be a problem for those who can’t get back in and should be removed.”

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freerepublic2/message/43607


8 posted on 06/21/2010 4:34:24 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: mlizzy

Thanks. Good to know I am not alone.

Anyone know how to report things like this to the FR staff?


9 posted on 06/21/2010 4:34:58 PM PDT by Laserman
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To: Laserman

I cleaned my bathroom and vacuumed my living room waiting for this message to download!!

Hey, maybe its a good thing

(Not really, FR is frustrating slow - no other sites giving me any problems!)


10 posted on 06/21/2010 4:35:52 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Laserman

I assure you they are completely aware of the problem.


11 posted on 06/21/2010 4:38:34 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Laserman

The main page loads VERY SLOWLY.


Curious........... What do you consider the main page?

Maybe switching to a lesser page will increase the speed....

Site was down on Sunday due to server problems requiring John to construct a box. The first one didn’t work but apparently the 2nd attempt did. Probably not at optimum preformance with this arrangement. Just my guess.


12 posted on 06/21/2010 4:39:09 PM PDT by deport
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To: Laserman

I can’t remember if it was Saturday or Sunday but I couldn’t get on at all.

Everything is back to normal as of now.


13 posted on 06/21/2010 4:39:22 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Laserman

Its been down more than a few times for the last few days.

Or so I have been told...


14 posted on 06/21/2010 4:39:35 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: Laserman

I cleared cache this morning and it’s lickety split again.


15 posted on 06/21/2010 4:41:04 PM PDT by Bullish (Been to all 57 States.... Or is it 58?)
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To: Laserman

Consider this:

I have two PC’s on the internet, logged in to FR.

The old, slow computer is accessing FR quickly, with no delays.

The faster, more powerful computer is logged in to FR, and everything is going reaaaaaaalllllll Sllllooooooowwwwwwww.

I have a feeling that the loss of one of FR’s main servers is causing a congestion via certain trunk lines.


16 posted on 06/21/2010 4:41:32 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Laserman

Hit abuse on this thread and they’ll read whatever you put in the abuse report.

Or maybe try:

Contact us: webmaster@freerepublic.com


17 posted on 06/21/2010 4:42:09 PM PDT by deport
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To: Laserman

FR is so slow....

Someone actually scored a goal in a World Cup game during a refresh. ;)


18 posted on 06/21/2010 4:43:46 PM PDT by mikrofon (Speed BUMP)
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To: Laserman

Very slow here as well. I cleaned my computer twice thinking maybe a virus was trying to attach, but FR has been the only site to load slowly.


19 posted on 06/21/2010 4:50:05 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger (Psalm 33:12 "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,")
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To: Laserman

Don’t care. It’s back, that’s all that matters. Thank you JimRob and JohnRob.


20 posted on 06/21/2010 4:57:28 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Laserman

yes, Its been very slow


21 posted on 06/21/2010 5:14:03 PM PDT by hecht (NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM)
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To: Laserman

Yes, it’s slow. I couldn’t open a couple of sites I wanted to read. There were several times last weekend that FR wouldn’t even open up!


22 posted on 06/21/2010 5:39:28 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Laserman

Oh heck, these outages always happen right before a Freepathon, you know, to make you understand just how much you’ll miss it if it goes dark, and thereby hopefully making you more inclined to donate to keep the site up and happily running :):):)


23 posted on 06/21/2010 5:52:56 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the Right Stuff!)
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To: Laserman

In spite of having a very powerful computer and excellent high-speed Internet access, we have also been having ongoing “issues” with trying to log on to FR since Saturday evening. It has been impossible to go to FR’s home page until this evening (Monday night)... So S L O W the web page timed out continually thus keeping us from even accessing FR or any of it’s pages at all. I do not know what has been going on but we are grateful that FR is back online.


24 posted on 06/21/2010 8:30:08 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Heavenly Father, deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Laserman

I couldn’t get it at all, all day yesterday and today until this evening.

It was worse in some regions, like mine, than others.


25 posted on 06/21/2010 8:35:25 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their federal funding!)
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To: Laserman

Glacially slow - pages will load (unlike the last two days), but it takes about a minute or so for each page to load.


26 posted on 06/21/2010 8:39:01 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Oceander

2 minutes plus for each page to load.
Sorry, but I’m glad it isn’t just me and my Comcast internet provider...


27 posted on 06/21/2010 9:17:37 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Laserman

It’s either a slow load or down for me on both my servers in the last several days.

My husband, who has his own server is experiencing the same thing.


28 posted on 06/21/2010 10:40:00 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: vox_freedom

Unfortunately, it’s still slow; however, it’s also still available, and so far, we don’t have Skinner-style rules to stifle all dissent, so I’m still grateful as all get-out to the folks who run this place!

Thanks guys!!!!


29 posted on 06/22/2010 4:07:00 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Laserman

Yep


30 posted on 06/22/2010 5:07:15 AM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Laserman

Yes




FR



‘is




loading





very





slowly.


31 posted on 06/22/2010 6:37:31 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

See post 6 on this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2539243/posts


32 posted on 06/22/2010 6:47:23 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Republicans should campaign like Rush Limbaugh. A lot more of them would get elected.)
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To: Laserman

I have been making do with Lucianne.com while this slow down is ongoing.


33 posted on 06/22/2010 6:49:11 AM PDT by askrenr (HOOAH! It's an Army thing.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Thanks. That helped quite a bit.


34 posted on 06/22/2010 6:55:35 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: Oceander
... so I’m still grateful as all get-out to the folks who run this place!

Very much agree.

For me the loading is still a minute or more for each FR page, and hope it is repaired soon. Worse than Facebook on dial-up!

35 posted on 06/22/2010 8:57:37 AM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: vox_freedom

It’s taking 2 to 3 minutes to load a page. I’ve emptied my cache and tried to delete any cookies with free, republic or free republic in them.

I have a MAC. Any suggestions? Help.


36 posted on 06/22/2010 11:19:09 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane
Don't know if it was coincidental, but I did what you did, empty the cache, deleted cookies, rebooted my Mac THEN I unplugged my modem, and router waited five minutes, replugged them back up -- and it is now fixed!

Again, not sure it "didn't just happen," but the FR connection has now apparently been repaired and if you're still having problems, it might be worth the try.

37 posted on 06/22/2010 11:32:14 AM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: vox_freedom

Yay! I’m getting good load times now! Thank you to everyone who helps to keep this place in good working order!

Three cheers!


38 posted on 06/22/2010 7:23:13 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Oceander

me too, after unplugging and resetting my modem and router. Don’t know if that was coincidental to what FR was doing with their servers, but it is now faster. Cheers!


39 posted on 06/22/2010 7:33:00 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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