View Poll Results: Is TDH slower since the software upgrade?

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  • Yes, it is significantly slower!

    12 24.49%
  • No, I haven't noticed much of a difference.

    21 42.86%
  • It is a bit slower but does not stop me from coming here.

    14 28.57%
  • I joined after the upgrade. It has always been like this.

    2 4.08%
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  1. Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
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    Apr 18, 2010, 10:39 AM - Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #1

    I just heard from someone that they no longer come to TDH because since we moved up to vB 4.0 the website has been very sluggish and it takes "forever" for pages to load for them! In fact, they went on to say that since the upgrade, TDH was one of the slowest boards they visit! We need to find out if others are having this problem or if this is an isolated issue. Please vote in the poll and let us know!
  2. High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    Apr 18, 2010, 10:58 AM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #2

    I have a slow connection in the hotel ive been in for 6 months as it is so its no slower than any other site...
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    Apr 18, 2010, 11:19 AM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #3

    It doesn't take long for me to load at all. There are times it gets sluggish, but normally, quite fast. I don't like VB as a general rule, but it seems fine to me.
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    Apr 18, 2010, 4:00 PM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #4

    I think it's very slow when there are more then 50 post on a page, maybe you should do what theRPF did and make it 25 post a page.
  5. High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    Apr 18, 2010, 8:36 PM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #5

    Quote SUPERprops said: View Post
    I think it's very slow when there are more then 50 post on a page, maybe you should do what theRPF did and make it 25 post a page.
    You can do that in your general settings menu...
  6. Rich D.'s Avatar
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    Apr 19, 2010, 2:15 AM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #6

    If the site is slow for you or pages aren't drawing correctly, please post which browser and which version you're using. e.g. vBulletin has had slow loading issues with Internet Explorer in the past, which took a lot of troubleshooting to track down.
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    Apr 19, 2010, 8:16 AM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #7

    no problems for me
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    Apr 19, 2010, 9:08 AM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #8

    I accessed this site from Southeast Asia and notice no significant slowdown.
    As far as connectivity wise, both trace and pings are good.

    Tracing route to thedentedhelmet.com [67.220.198.242]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 1 ms <1 ms <1 ms 192.168.2.1
    2 9 ms 43 ms 24 ms 10.8.240.1
    3 15 ms 9 ms 23 ms fm-ip-202.73.96.6.fast.net.id [202.73.96.6]
    4 10 ms 12 ms 15 ms fm-ip-202.73.96.5.fast.net.id [202.73.96.5]
    5 19 ms 30 ms 9 ms fm-ip-202.73.96.9.fast.net.id [202.73.96.9]
    6 * 50 ms * IP-120-33.MCS.napinfo.net [119.110.120.33]
    7 98 ms 87 ms 71 ms IP-112-238.MCS.napinfo.net [119.110.112.238]
    8 86 ms 76 ms * if-0-0-7.core1.S9R-Singapore.as6453.net [209.58.82.69]
    9 250 ms 247 ms * if-4-0-0-996.mcore5.LAA-LosAngeles.as6453.net [209.58.33.17]
    10 * * * Request timed out.
    11 * 301 ms 320 ms 4.68.63.65
    12 265 ms 257 ms 301 ms ae-24-70.car4.LosAngeles1.Level3.net [4.69.144.70]
    13 256 ms 241 ms 258 ms BandCon.car4.LosAngeles1.Level3.net [4.71.128.58]
    14 254 ms 227 ms 241 ms 209.234.243.202
    15 253 ms 240 ms 239 ms 67-220-192-2.hosted.static.webnx.com [67.220.192.2]
    16 268 ms 258 ms 246 ms berlin.medialayer.net [67.220.198.242]

    Trace complete.


    Pinging thedentedhelmet.com [67.220.198.242] with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 67.220.198.242: bytes=32 time=247ms TTL=49
    Reply from 67.220.198.242: bytes=32 time=248ms TTL=49
    Reply from 67.220.198.242: bytes=32 time=243ms TTL=47
    Reply from 67.220.198.242: bytes=32 time=239ms TTL=49

    Ping statistics for 67.220.198.242:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 239ms, Maximum = 248ms, Average = 244ms
  9. Apr 19, 2010, 1:20 PM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #9

    Only slightly slow. But not enough to stop me from coming here (: .
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    Apr 19, 2010, 8:17 PM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #10

    Quote Rich D. said: View Post
    If the site is slow for you or pages aren't drawing correctly, please post which browser and which version you're using. e.g. vBulletin has had slow loading issues with Internet Explorer in the past, which took a lot of troubleshooting to track down.
    My computer at home runs the "new" TDH super slow, especially clicking on the picture thumbnails. Yeah, the computer itself is older so that might be it, but it's running Windows XP on a cable modem with Internet Explorer. I have also tried TDH at work with Mozilla Firefox and a T1 line and it is slightly faster, but still nowhere near the speed the old TDH ran for me.
    Last edited by Mr Fett; Apr 19, 2010 at 8:27 PM.
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    Apr 20, 2010, 12:41 AM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #11

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    You can do that in your general settings menu...
    Thanks, I never knew that.
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    Apr 20, 2010, 2:13 PM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #12

    It definitely runs slower for me. In fact, I find myself sometimes having to click links more than once for them to even open.
  13. Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
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    Apr 20, 2010, 2:20 PM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #13

    We have implemented a number of optimizations... Would be interested to know if you are still seeing the same issues or not.
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    Apr 23, 2010, 10:58 PM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #14

    The pages have been loading quicker for me. Still some lag time whenever I try to click on a photo, but overall it's moving better for me. Whatever you did, thanks.
  15. Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
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    Apr 24, 2010, 12:31 AM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #15

    You are very welcome Andy. We will continue to look at this and see what we can do to make it faster.
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    Apr 24, 2010, 12:54 AM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #16

    Thank you a lot. It's still not as fast (for my computer at least) as the old TDH, but at least it's moving somewhat faster than before this thread started!
  17. Admin Staff webchief's Avatar
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    Apr 27, 2010, 2:21 PM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #17

    I'm using IE 8 on my work computer and I normally hit the browser back button to leave a thread and go back to the forum listing. I literally have to click the back button twice every time I leave a thread. It doesn't do this to me on any other forum website.
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    Apr 27, 2010, 9:17 PM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #18

    I don't visit as often to browse the threads because of the slow down for me. Or I browse only when I know I have extra time because of the increase in time it takes to load. I'm not a computer tech kind of guy, so I have no idea why the site has significantly slowed down for me.
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    Apr 28, 2010, 12:20 AM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #19

    it's slower for me as well but everything has been slower since the Firefox updates from about a month ago. Issues I have are scrolling and mouse movement lag. It's annoying but wont stop me from coming here either.
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    Apr 28, 2010, 1:46 AM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #20

    It's remained zippy for me. I'm on a 2.5 ghz core2 macbook pro w/ 4 gigs of ram, running Chrome as my browser. There's not much out there that isn't fast

    A thought for those of you with speed problems: try setting your theme to VB4 default, rather than the normal style. Maybe it's too complex layout-wise?

    Another thought: if people are finding that older/slower computers are the problem, that definitely points to client side issues... maybe too much AJAX / client side rendering going on?
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    Apr 28, 2010, 8:40 PM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #21

    Noticed it's a little bit faster at work for me, but have no idea why because I know nothing about this stuff.
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    Apr 28, 2010, 9:11 PM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #22

    TDH is running very slow for me and I'm on a pretty new (within 6 mos) compy. I can pretty much mirror every one of Webchief's comments above as happening on my end as well.
  23. Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
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    Apr 29, 2010, 11:08 AM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #23

    For those who are having severe slow down issues... first... why in the world didn't you tell us sooner!!! Second, can you PM me so we can set up a time to test the issue and see if we can't find a common denominator.

    My concern is that we made two relatively recent changes... the first being the software upgrade and the second being a server upgrade... I don't know if it was one, the other, or both...
  24. Cruzer's Avatar
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    Apr 29, 2010, 12:08 PM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #24

    We did tell you via this thread, and I posted first opportunity I had. It's not a big deal to me as I'll follow along with whatever updates are best for the community.

    Also, I'm sure it's something on my side due to the poll reflecting that the majority of members aren't experiencing slow downs. Maybe this can be my excuse for a new computer!
  25. stormtrooperguy's Avatar
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    Apr 29, 2010, 2:12 PM - Re: Has TDH slowed down since the new software upgrade? #25

    it would be interesting to see if there's a relationship between older computers and the performance issues.

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