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Why is FR the slowest loading forum I visit.(vanity)
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Posted on 05/25/2012 9:45:15 AM PDT by MrPiper

Why is FR the slowest I visit? I have almost quit coming here, not that anyone cares, due to slow loading of a TEXT forum .


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Why is FR the slowest I visit? I have almost quit coming here, not that anyone cares, due to slow loading of a TEXT forum . Is it being ran through a government server?
1 posted on 05/25/2012 9:45:24 AM PDT by MrPiper
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To: MrPiper

Don’t let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya.


2 posted on 05/25/2012 9:47:08 AM PDT by goseminoles
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3 posted on 05/25/2012 9:48:22 AM PDT by tomkat (:^)
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4 posted on 05/25/2012 9:48:46 AM PDT by tomkat (:^)
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To: tomkat
damn
5 posted on 05/25/2012 9:49:29 AM PDT by tomkat (:^)
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To: MrPiper

Increase in traffic?
Slow ISP at their end?
Database needs re-indexing?
One or more servers getting hardware storage errors?
A windows system needs defragging?
One or more faulty memory modules in one or more servers?
A raid controller board throwing errors?


6 posted on 05/25/2012 9:50:12 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: MrPiper

I thought it was just me and my horse power.


7 posted on 05/25/2012 9:50:19 AM PDT by tayper (Granny told me, Saying it don't make it so)
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To: MrPiper

Loading fine for me.
May be the internet backbone in your area, if there is a slow section between you and the FR servers it will load slow for you.


8 posted on 05/25/2012 9:50:24 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: MrPiper

Maybe it’s the only website you visit that isn’t government-funded?


9 posted on 05/25/2012 9:52:05 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: MrPiper

Like a fine wine, well worth the wait.


10 posted on 05/25/2012 9:52:05 AM PDT by Family Guy (I disagree with what you said, but I'll defend to the death your right to shut up.)
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To: MrPiper

It’s because of the numbers of VANITIES posted here!!!


11 posted on 05/25/2012 9:52:21 AM PDT by houeto (FReepathon 2Q! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: MrPiper

There’s probably a Turbo button somewhere on your computer.


12 posted on 05/25/2012 9:52:54 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: samtheman

A simpler answer might be lack of advertisements.

Advertisements = High Speed Gear


13 posted on 05/25/2012 9:53:32 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: goseminoles

...and you would be shamelessly trolling for brownie points? More distasteful than the OP IMO. (and I don’t have a dawg in this fight other than noting that it is a slow loading site compared to others.)


14 posted on 05/25/2012 9:54:33 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: samtheman

Money needed for FReepathon?


15 posted on 05/25/2012 9:54:49 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: MrPiper

Failure to donate.


16 posted on 05/25/2012 9:55:28 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: MrPiper
What's your Zombie Plan?
17 posted on 05/25/2012 9:56:01 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: MrPiper

It loads fine for me. Maybe it’s because I’m not a whiner.


18 posted on 05/25/2012 9:58:32 AM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: goseminoles
Don’t let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya.

Which is the reason I seldom visit this place.

19 posted on 05/25/2012 9:59:01 AM PDT by MrPiper
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To: MrPiper

It’s all the ads.


20 posted on 05/25/2012 10:00:02 AM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: MrPiper

Probably because Mrs. Piper is in the other room downloading porn.


21 posted on 05/25/2012 10:00:02 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: MrPiper; Sidebar Moderator; I Am Not A Mod

Or it could be Sidebar haunting yuo from beyond the grave.
Or maybe I Am Not A Mod discovered that duct taped shut box in the corner with the neato toys that we were hoping to hide from them.
Or maybe the kitties chewed on the cords again.
I dunno, I’m just tossing stuff out there and seeing what is plausible.


22 posted on 05/25/2012 10:01:04 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: MrPiper

(1) Donation funded = less $$$$$ = less horsepower = slower.

(2) HUGE user base.

(3) (Suposition, but verified on occasion): Under nearly constant attack by leftist hackers.

So yeah, it’s a bit slow at times. But understandably! And well worth it! Want to help? Give a little to address (1)!


23 posted on 05/25/2012 10:06:13 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: MrPiper
Don’t let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya. Which is the reason I seldom visit this place. ,p>Then why in the HELL did you post a vanity to claim it's the slow loading?

Inability to remeber a few minutes back indicates that you don't have the intellect to be a valued contributor, so my bet is that 5 minutes after you dump FR, nobody will remember you ever existed...

Let me start the countdown: 5 min - 4 min, 30 secs - ...

24 posted on 05/25/2012 10:06:40 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: MrPiper

Then why are you whining about it?


25 posted on 05/25/2012 10:07:19 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: MrPiper

Vanity posts.


26 posted on 05/25/2012 10:07:19 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: MrPiper
Someone forgot to feed the power supply-er:


27 posted on 05/25/2012 10:07:57 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: MrPiper

Most of the folks that enjoy this site are conservative. As conservatives, most don’t complain about recieving a service for “free”. There are exceptions of course.


28 posted on 05/25/2012 10:07:57 AM PDT by RetiredNavy ("Only accurate firearms are interesting")
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To: trebb

Um, who are you talking about? /lol


29 posted on 05/25/2012 10:09:07 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: MrPiper

In all honesty, it would be great if Jim or John looked into cloud-based infrastructure like Amazon Web Services.

I have migrated my company’s infrastructure to be entirely hosted from Amazon Web Services (and spread out the technology using their database hosting, their Simple Storage Service, and their on-demand computing instances) and it’s been a godsend. No more worrying about hardware or downtime (though the possibility exists, it’s out of my control). Plus, I can set it up to scale up and scale down as demand hits, to automatically add servers and shut them down after a traffic spike (I’ll soon implement Amazon Auto Scaling to add a number of “servers” each day during my company’s morning rush and release them in the early afternoon).


31 posted on 05/25/2012 10:11:57 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

True. But I do notice a difference in the last month or so.


32 posted on 05/25/2012 10:16:08 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: piytar

Apologies - aimed at piper and similarites confused the old eyes...


33 posted on 05/25/2012 10:20:36 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Dan Nunn
I have migrated my company’s infrastructure to be entirely hosted from Amazon Web Services ...

So FR should move from its own servers to those of a major internet company?? Not so fast. All of a sudden FR's continued existence could be threatened by a corrupt government pressuring that company with all sorts of threats (investigation, IRS, etc.) if it continued to allow FR stories and comments disparaging that government/administration to be published from its servers. How long do you think FR would be able to provide a conservative voice on the net with the threat of being shutout??

I'm sure Jim and John would say "No thanks" to your suggestion.

34 posted on 05/25/2012 10:21:39 AM PDT by CedarDave
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Doesn't load slowly here either at home or at work. Pages usually come up almost instantly. If there is a hang up it's because both home and work have Comcast and they have MANY problems here from slowness to just going down and taking forever to recover.

As I post this I'm at 104 - 120mbps at home at work we rarely go over 100mbps.

At least FR isn't SLOW AND STUPID like DU-land, LOL!

35 posted on 05/25/2012 10:21:59 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: MrPiper

Are you logged in?


36 posted on 05/25/2012 10:22:02 AM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: MrPiper

It takes a few seconds for the NSA/FBI/DHS/TSA/CIA/Whithouse to log your IP address into their database of possible domestic terrorists and install the latest tracking software on your computer.


37 posted on 05/25/2012 10:24:49 AM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: Dan Nunn
“...like Amazon Web Services.”

I admit I don't understand what's involved with that kind of thing, but:

Suppose they did that. Suppose FR became dependent on another privately owned entity. Then suppose that other privately owned entity decided they didn't like FR’s politics or position on a particular issue and decided to cut FR off, as many here would say is their right.

What then?

38 posted on 05/25/2012 10:25:07 AM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: MrPiper
N-n-n-nurse R-r-r-rached? I-I-I n-n-n-need tuh tuh tuh to have muh-muh-my buh-buh-buh-balls ch-ch-ch-changed.
39 posted on 05/25/2012 10:25:32 AM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: MrPiper

same issue here. definitely the slowest loading for some reason.

my bandwidth and equipment are not the issue.

definitely an issue with the server(s).

i had called to offer a blade rack, if that would help... but i guess they have equipment.

it can’t be load, as the number of members isn’t over 100,000 and the number of posts aren’t that high (< 1,000 posts/min)

i’m guessing either issues with the database or nonstop ddos.

if the problem is ddos, make it public and contact the authorities, as ddos is classified as a form of cyber terrorism


40 posted on 05/25/2012 10:27:02 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: MrPiper

Rapid Speed = Click Here

41 posted on 05/25/2012 10:27:50 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY!!!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright; goseminoles

Good response to goseminoles.

I also find it ‘slow-loading’ at times. Of course, I’m on dial-up and used to turtle speed.


42 posted on 05/25/2012 10:28:37 AM PDT by panaxanax (Voting 'Third Party' will ensure a Communist-Marxist-Socialist dominated Supreme Court!)
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To: MrPiper

It’s worth the wait.

Relax


43 posted on 05/25/2012 10:28:37 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: MrPiper
"I have almost quit coming here"

You forgot to tag your post with a 'MORON ALERT' so...let me do it for you.

Why is FR the slowest loading forum I visit.(vanity & MORON ALERT)

44 posted on 05/25/2012 10:30:35 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: real saxophonist

36 posts, slackers.


45 posted on 05/25/2012 10:31:03 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: MrPiper

Do you have an anti-virus toolbar add-on in your browser?


46 posted on 05/25/2012 10:31:22 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: MrPiper
Why is FR the slowest I visit?

There are several reasons, the most important being that FR is tailored to, and gives 'control' to the USER.

This takes more processing power than the stagnant websites you visit whose main goal is to sell laundry detergent.

How many websites do you visit that allow you to customize COMPLETELY your 'view' ?

47 posted on 05/25/2012 10:34:27 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: samtheman
But I do notice a difference in the last month or so.

Trayvon overload.

48 posted on 05/25/2012 10:36:33 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: houeto; tomkat
It’s because of the numbers of VANITIES posted here!!!

LOL..
And double posts, too.

49 posted on 05/25/2012 10:37:00 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Darksheare; MrPiper

Im almost sure it is related to whether or not you support the site. My lousy five bucks a year keeps the wheels greased nicely.


50 posted on 05/25/2012 10:37:16 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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