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FRee Tip to Speed up Free Republic
Dubya-M-Dees

Posted on 03/07/2012 7:30:34 AM PST by Dubya-M-Dees

Sorry for the vanity, but I wanted to throw this out there in case it hadn't been observed/discussed before. If it has, my apologies.

I noticed this morning on my laptop that Free Republic was loading BLAZINGLY fast. The main listing of articles appeared almost instantly as well as any article selected appeared instantly. I thought, WOW! They've really done some work to get the site to run this fast! Later on my desktop, I saw that the site was the speed I was accustomed to (sorry, not complaining!!) but it was quite a bit slower to list and view articles. I went back to the laptop again, and still blazing. Then I realized, I wasn't logged in on the laptop. Back to my desktop, and I logged out. Now the site was blazingly fast again. My guess is the speed decrease is due to the site having to check my postings for responses. For now, I'm going to leave myself logged out and only log in if I want to post or check my pings. I'm thinking it'll probably help the FR servers as well as they'll not have to do those processes each time I view the site. And that's my FRee tip!


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: iamsonotloggedin; slow; speed; vanity
Just some food for thought to the Admins and FR Community.
1 posted on 03/07/2012 7:30:37 AM PST by Dubya-M-Dees
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To: Dubya-M-Dees

Interesting.


2 posted on 03/07/2012 7:34:59 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Dubya-M-Dees

I’ve wanted to ask if Drudge loads really slow for anyone but me?
His headline appears, but the lower page takes forever (not that I go there anymore.)


3 posted on 03/07/2012 7:36:07 AM PST by WestwardHo
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To: Dubya-M-Dees

I just tried it and didn’t have the same experience as you. Some pages loaded quickly, but others were slow. I’ll have to try it after spending a significant amount of time here so that I can do a good comparison. Thanks for the tip!


4 posted on 03/07/2012 7:37:36 AM PST by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: Dubya-M-Dees

Tried it. Not much difference to me. But then I’m the patient sort.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 7:37:59 AM PST by SkyDancer
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To: Dubya-M-Dees
So I guess the answer to "Are you logged in?" is no.

Oh, wait, you can't read this anyway.

6 posted on 03/07/2012 7:38:47 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: Dubya-M-Dees

What you could do is run two browsers, say Firefox and Chrome. You could be logged into one of them to do your posting, and logged out of the other to do your surfing. When you wanted to post something or check for pings you would switch over to the logged-in browser.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 7:41:26 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: WestwardHo

“I’ve wanted to ask if Drudge loads really slow for anyone but me?

“His headline appears, but the lower page takes forever (not that I go there anymore.)”

Me too. But I thought it was the distance between the U.S. and Panama :).


8 posted on 03/07/2012 7:42:58 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Dubya-M-Dees

I tried it, definitely faster when logged out...


9 posted on 03/07/2012 7:43:19 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: Dubya-M-Dees
Are you logged in OUT?
10 posted on 03/07/2012 7:45:40 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: Dubya-M-Dees

Interesting. I don’t think i’ve ever logged out, except when we moved, back in ‘06. ;o)


11 posted on 03/07/2012 7:48:58 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Dubya-M-Dees; humblegunner; shibumi; Eaker; Salamander

My tip is to require any blogpimps to run the treadmills an hour a day. Blogpimps with two accounts have to run for two hours.


12 posted on 03/07/2012 7:49:58 AM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: Dubya-M-Dees

Just tried it and .... you’re right.


13 posted on 03/07/2012 7:57:14 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Dubya-M-Dees

Are you logged in?


14 posted on 03/07/2012 8:01:14 AM PST by null and void (Day 1142 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void

When I visit the library and access FR it is really fast.


15 posted on 03/07/2012 8:05:34 AM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: null and void
"Are you logged in?"

I am now so I can get pinged on this thread. ;) But since I go long times between posts, I'll likely stay logged out most of the time now.

16 posted on 03/07/2012 8:08:20 AM PST by Dubya-M-Dees (Little HOPE... No CHANGE)
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To: Dubya-M-Dees

My biggest problem with FR is the false sense of urgency to repeat posting. The post button hangs at least 15 seconds, sometimes indefinately.

Usually, I copy my post text and re-browse articles and find that my post was indeed posted.

If not, I have my text in the buffer to quickly re-post manually.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 8:10:19 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: AGreatPer

Jut make sure no kids are looking over your shoulder.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 8:12:06 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer); WestwardHo

It could be the cooties that accompany Drudge....I haven’t gone there in years because of the angst that site caused.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 8:13:57 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Carterize Obama in November)
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To: Dubya-M-Dees

Hey, thanks....it DOES load immediately for me when logged out....not so great when logged in.


20 posted on 03/07/2012 8:27:03 AM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: WestwardHo

Just before I ditched drudge a while back, I noticed the same thing - the whack-job ad and the main article photo loaded quickly, but the bottom with the links took ages. Good secondary reason to quit him.


21 posted on 03/07/2012 8:53:22 AM PST by T Minus Four
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To: Dubya-M-Dees

I haven’t been logged off since 2003 except the times my computer died. I probably haven’t logged on more than 10 or 12 times.


22 posted on 03/07/2012 9:54:21 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
"I haven’t been logged off since 2003 except the times my computer died. I probably haven’t logged on more than 10 or 12 times."

I'm not even sure that I remember my password ...

23 posted on 03/07/2012 10:01:58 AM PST by BlueLancer (KOMEN PINK: The color of the water in the basin after Pilate finished washing his hands)
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To: Dubya-M-Dees; John Robinson
Not having yet read the responses, someone may have made this point by now, but I seriously doubt John would've coded the site to refresh one's ping list every time a link is clicked.

It would make much more sense to do a search of the database only when one specifically queries their ping history.

But I've already been wrong once this year, so who knows . . .

24 posted on 03/07/2012 6:09:31 PM PST by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: Dubya-M-Dees

Thanks for the tip.

FR has been slow for me for about a year or so; so I stay logged off FR most of the time until ready to post.


25 posted on 06/12/2012 12:56:44 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Dubya-M-Dees

That’s an interesting observation.

I’ll have to start browsing FR using two browsers, one logged in, and one not. This machine has 8G of RAM, keeping two open is no big deal most of the time.


26 posted on 06/12/2012 1:50:42 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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