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Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Thunderfall, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Justice guaranteed

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    Site is notably slower than pre-migration.

    And by notably I mean, it often takes 20-30x as long to load a page. But the slowdown is highly variable.
     
  2. Quintillus

    Quintillus Archiving Civ3 Content Supporter

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    Awesome. I've made a Google Spreadsheet out of it at this URL, so that it can be collaboratively updated. I'll make a link to it in the Civ3 C&C forum as well.
     
  3. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Thanks for helping with that, Quintillus! :thumbsup:
     
  4. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    There's a weird red line near the top of every page, between the box containing things like what part of the site I'm on, the link to my account and private messages, that sort of thing... and the boxes containing everything else, like the "reply to thread" box I'm currently typing in or my list of subscriptions.
     
  5. Synsensa

    Synsensa - Retired Moderator

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    It's an ad frame. I disabled my AdBlock and an ad appears there. :)
     
  6. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    I see that now.

    I don't suppose that ad could be moved somewhere else, like to the very top of the page? That's a kind of irritating place to put it.
     
  7. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Any news regarding returning info on subforum watchers and tags? :)
     
  8. Pangaea

    Pangaea Rock N Roller

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    You can fetch Element Hide too. That way you can select stuff to hide yourself, like ads not picked up by adblocker, or anything else you want hidden for any reason.

    Just keep in mind that if you select the 'wrong' tag, you could hide pretty much the whole site, though that is easily fixable ofc.
     
  9. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    The ads we serve now are all from Google AdSense. It should be higher quality ads than before and we shouldn't get any annoying ads like audio/video/popup ads which we used to get from time to time due to bad third party ad agencies.

    They don't recommend putting ads all the way at the top, as people tend to ignore it completely. That's the reason for the different location.

    As we are hosting the site on our own server now, we prefer the site to be self–subsistent and pays for the monthly server costs through ad revenues, instead of having to rely on donations. We don't think donation is a consistent, long term solution.
     
  10. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Good speed right now :).
     
  11. Lefty Scaevola

    Lefty Scaevola Moderatus Illuminatus Super Moderator

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    I also have had good load speeds today. I guess some sort of optimization or indexing has worked its way through the system.
     
  12. Dancing Hoskuld

    Dancing Hoskuld Deity

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    Minor issue with the Advance Sort by keywords in the title. On the old system I could search for "timeline" and get threads containing "timeline" and "timelines" now I only get the exact word. When I searched for "punk" I would get the threads with "Clockpunk" and "Atompunk" now I get none.

    Also if I "fast go to latest post" in a sub-forum and it is the only new posts in that sub-forum the sub-forum still says there are new posts when there aren't.
     
  13. Noble Zarkon

    Noble Zarkon Civ IV Emperor EQM Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter GOTM Staff

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  14. kiwitt

    kiwitt Road to War Modder

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    I have AD-blocking turned off for Civfanatics. Every bit helps I suppose.
     
  15. s.bernbaum

    s.bernbaum Mostly lurking

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    Speed is good at this time.
     
  16. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Thanks. :) Yes, every little bit helps.
     
  17. arzac93

    arzac93 Chieftain

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    Are files which were downloadable through atomicgamer still there? I was looking for a link to the Civ4BtS mod: Thomas' War and the one in here doesn't work.
     
  18. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Things are working much better this morning. I just posted a poll for the Iron Pen competition and it went very smoothly - no long hang times.
     
  19. Noble Zarkon

    Noble Zarkon Civ IV Emperor EQM Moderator Hall of Fame Staff Supporter GOTM Staff

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    I've turned mine off as well, so far the ads have been tolerable and acceptable. To be honest I would rather just donate directly, is that an option as a supplement to the ads?
     
  20. Sam_Yeager

    Sam_Yeager Another Original Geezer

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    Very minor issue - I happened to be looking at the "About Us" page. When I clicked to see what the two comments said I received the following error message:

    Probably unrelated to the server migration but you might like to add it to the list of issues.
     

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