Slow Slow Slow....

Started Jan 23, 2013 | Discussions
RuthC
RuthC Contributing Member • Posts: 606
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Is it just my computer, (which is usually very speedy), or are others having difficulty since DPR changed servers yesterday; to scroll down the main challenges page, or to access any of the challenges? It is taking more than a minute or two to do any of these seemingly routine actions. Very frustrating and tedious. Grrr!

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Very....very....s..l..o..w here in Ottawa

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Mike Ronesia
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Bad here the last few days. Can't even load it at work, but the home internet is faster and it does load, although slow.

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vgabor Forum Member • Posts: 63
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It’s a disaster with my configuration.

In the last days I simply can’t access the challenges (after waiting more than 5 minutes):
- CPU usage = 100% --> my whole computer stops practically. I have to close my firefox with the task manager to be able to do something else
- according to the task manager the firefox is not responding
- a script on the site is not responding.
Other parts of dpr (forum, news) seems to be working normal.

bluemoonman Regular Member • Posts: 468
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Here in the uk its Slow Slow Slow in the Snow Snow Snow.

sveper
sveper Junior Member • Posts: 44
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Same here. Everthing freeze and I had to alt-ctrl-del to exit FF.

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Joe Huckleberry Regular Member • Posts: 163
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the forum pages seem to respond in heir usual slow way, but the challenge pages (not this forum) are unusable.

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RuthC
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Thanks everyone for your comments. I guess I'll take up knitting, or watching paint dry while I wait wait wait.

Mulberry Regular Member • Posts: 218
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Same here. The Challenge Home page just grinds my entire PC to a halt.

One workaround seems to be to go the specific part of the challenge directly from the Challenge drop-down menu. Each section (Open for submission, open for voting, completed challenges, announced challenges) work just as fast or as slow !) as they ever did.

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sveper
sveper Junior Member • Posts: 44
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Even that seems not to work. I can only see first page 1/3

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Mulberry Regular Member • Posts: 218
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sveper wrote:

Even that seems not to work. I can only see first page 1/3

Try scrolling up to the top and changing page there, rather than at the bottom of the page.

At the top, if you hover your curser over the "page 1" indicator, it should show options for pages 2 or 3.

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RuthC wrote:

Is it just my computer, (which is usually very speedy), or are others having difficulty since DPR changed servers yesterday; to scroll down the main challenges page, or to access any of the challenges? It is taking more than a minute or two to do any of these seemingly routine actions. Very frustrating and tedious. Grrr!

Yes, it's slower than ever. Actually, it takes forever to load, there is myriad of things it seems to transfer. Then it's finally transferred, whatever it was, and from then on it seems to work normally.

Best not to get upset, it's just another in the endless line of botttlenecks in the internet. It's bound to get better (but don't ask how)!

This reminds me somehow of an old joke.

A man is pushing a pram with the kid inside which hollers incessantly.

Man keeps repeating: "Calm down, Matthew, calm down..."

Woman passing by: "What's wrong with little Matthew?"

Man: "He's not Matthew. I'm Matthew..."

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Slynky Senior Member • Posts: 2,434
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RuthC wrote:

Is it just my computer, (which is usually very speedy), or are others having difficulty since DPR changed servers yesterday; to scroll down the main challenges page, or to access any of the challenges? It is taking more than a minute or two to do any of these seemingly routine actions. Very frustrating and tedious. Grrr!

Not sure what's going on or if it just got fixed but DPR is faster than I've ever seen it.

Every post here popped up within a second for me to read. I tried the challenge page and the whole thing popped up in less than about 2 seconds. Scrolling no problem.

Or am I missing something...?

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Pat Curley Senior Member • Posts: 1,065
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Slynky wrote:

RuthC wrote:

Is it just my computer, (which is usually very speedy), or are others having difficulty since DPR changed servers yesterday; to scroll down the main challenges page, or to access any of the challenges? It is taking more than a minute or two to do any of these seemingly routine actions. Very frustrating and tedious. Grrr!

Not sure what's going on or if it just got fixed but DPR is faster than I've ever seen it.

Every post here popped up within a second for me to read. I tried the challenge page and the whole thing popped up in less than about 2 seconds. Scrolling no problem.

Or am I missing something...?

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(...from the generation that still uses capital letters and punctuation...)

Nope, I had the same problem up to about 10 hours ago.   Now normal service (or better) seems to have resumed.   Let's hope it stays that way!

ws1967 Senior Member • Posts: 1,054
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yesterday it was impossible to enter members-area at all - now everything is fine and really fast!

May it stay like this!!

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vgabor Forum Member • Posts: 63
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It's working for now.

Pennyanne Senior Member • Posts: 1,933
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terrible - load  a  challenge page of pohotos, for example, and all I get is black squares.

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Happy to announce, it's up to normal speed for me now. Maybe it took some time to gather all the new cookies.

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Nice to see, all back to normal here!

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