Skip to comments.FRee Tip to Speed up Free Republic
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!
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.)
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!
Tried it. Not much difference to me. But then I’m the patient sort.
Oh, wait, you can't read this anyway.
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.
“Ive 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 :).
I tried it, definitely faster when logged out...
Interesting. I don’t think i’ve ever logged out, except when we moved, back in ‘06. ;o)
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.
Just tried it and .... you’re right.
Are you logged in?
When I visit the library and access FR it is really fast.
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.
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.
Jut make sure no kids are looking over your shoulder.
It could be the cooties that accompany Drudge....I haven’t gone there in years because of the angst that site caused.
Hey, thanks....it DOES load immediately for me when logged out....not so great when logged in.
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.
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 ...
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 . . .
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.
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.
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