A place to discuss the TCF upgrades

Discussion in 'Forum Operations Center' started by fireman9302, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. BeanMeScot

    BeanMeScot Sci-Fi Junkie

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    On second test, the delay is more like 30 seconds. VERY annoying.
     
  2. lordrichter

    lordrichter Registered User

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    I'm sort of getting tired of having to re-login if I let TCF sit for a while. I tend to just reload every hour or so to see if anything new an interesting is happening and now it wants me to log in each time.
     
  3. rhuntington3

    rhuntington3 Well-Known Member

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    Same here. Can someone feel the squirrels over at Google? :D :p
     
  4. bdlucas

    bdlucas Right side up again.

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    Yup, same delays with ads.capablenet.com and google-analytics. Prompted me for the first time ever to install adblock so I could block those sites.
     
  5. MirclMax

    MirclMax Ancient Member

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    Yeah, between these two issues the site is essentially unusable. I'll give it until tomorrow before blocking these things.. but obviously that doesn't help the site at all to have people blocking everything.

    The other thing that strikes me as odd... given all the comments about wanting the "black dot" back .. its not like we're talking about editing even the code like to put the forum jump back up top (not like that is a major edit either) ..

    But just swap thread_dot_hot_new.gif .. or whatever the correct file is with the old one (the black dot). Its a quick file swap. (I'd investigate to be sure of the file name except it takes WAY too long for the pages to load).

    -MirclMax
     
  6. mbklein

    mbklein Foreign Contaminant

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    The Google Analytics delay happens due to the need for your client to open a new connection to download the client-side code that drives Google Analytics. That could be solved on the server side by downloading and hosting the code locally, or on the client side (in Firefox at least) by enabling connection pipelining. FWIW, pipelining is generally a good idea on a broadband connection anyway; it speeds things up tremendously.
     
  7. bobotech

    bobotech I'm Registered User

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    I'm getting that huge slow down as well. Very irritating.

    Other than that, I just want the dots back.
     
  8. MickeS

    MickeS Well-Known Member

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    I had never used an ad blocker before, thanks for the mention of Adblock Plus. I have it installed now and filtering out http://www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js
    which lets the pages load fast again.
     
  9. mbklein

    mbklein Foreign Contaminant

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    Be aware that since Google Analytics data may be used to set ad rates for the site, filtering urchin.js may potentially diminish TCF's revenue stream even more than if you were to block the actual ads.

    I take no moral position on that, I just thought it should be clear.
     
  10. MickeS

    MickeS Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I changed those settings for "connection pipelining" and removed the adblock plus... pages load faster than ever now! Thanks for the tip.
     
  11. mbklein

    mbklein Foreign Contaminant

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    I'm continually surprised that pipelining isn't an option that can be configured through the normal preferences dialog. I can understand not enabling it by default, because it can have some unfortunate side effects on non-broadband connections, but it shouldn't be hidden deep within the bowels of about:config.
     
  12. Inundated

    Inundated Face For Radio TCF Club

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    I did so, too, though I still use Adblock Plus to block non-personal avatars (sports team logos, cartoons, etc.).

    I'm not trying to take a moral stand on it, either, but I take TCF's ads as a cost of doing business at a place that I spend a lot of time with. :D They've never bothered me, and I can look or not look at them as needed.

    It would appear that the board itself has shut off ads.capablenet.com, as after I removed the block and the NoScript block, it is not serving up anything.
     
  13. markb

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    Me too! Please bring back the visited link coloring.
     
  14. BeanMeScot

    BeanMeScot Sci-Fi Junkie

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    Well something changed. The pages are loading very quickly again. I didn't change anything in my set up.
     
  15. Inundated

    Inundated Face For Radio TCF Club

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    As I mentioned above, they appear to not be serving up any ads from ads.capablenet.com now. Presumably, they are aware of what's going on... or the system compensated for it, or something.
     
  16. Inundated

    Inundated Face For Radio TCF Club

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    ads.capablenet.com is working again, unless it's just because I moved to my laptop and didn't block it by accident (again) downstairs. :D

    Seems to all be in order now.
     
  17. jtlytle

    jtlytle Un-Registered User

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    Hey,

    Is it possible for you to add a new tab above called "Your posting" and when I click on it and it shows all of my recently posts- Same feature as " Find More Posts by jtlytle"
     
  18. debtoine

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    Am I the only one not getting prompted to attach a read receipt to sent PMs? It seems to be missing for me...

    deb
     
  19. DVDerek

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    Seems like a lot of the "features" folks are asking for are just visual tweaks. For the firefox users out there, isn't this precisely the type of thing Grease Monkey is for? Would it be possible to assemble some of the more popular requests into a GM script? Say, bringing back the dot and the dancing tivo guy? And maybe even moving thread title and thread starter to the same line? If the issues linger long enough, I'd say that might be the way to go.

    As for the Hover stuff, I don't really care one way or the other. If it's added I'd probably just try and grease monkey my way out of it. I don't think it'd be much of a performance hit like Choccy is saying because I imagine the hover is done using a Asynchronous (AJAX) postback. The performance hit would only come when you did the hover.
     
  20. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    My eyes! My eyes!

    What the heck is going on with the fonts? Why must we have this honkin' big heavy black text for the messages combined with such teeny tiny text for the location and other stuff under the username? I don't remember the difference between the two being quite so large as it is now. This is painful to look at. If I reduce the text size, it is worse, because then the leading is too light.

    And bring back the awake/asleep TiVo Guy, please.

    P.S. the color scheme on the screen now is truly ugly. I've got a blue-grey band on the bottom of the screen, starts in between the row of post icons and goes down to below the Submit Reply and Preview Post buttons.

    Edited to add: I'm not kidding, it is painful to look at the screen.

    Jan
     

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