I'd like to hear a little about your experience using UncommonForum. Sometimes we find it's a little slow and I'd like to know if that's the case for everyone. We moved the forum not so long ago as it had outgrown its previous server, but it's looking like the growth of the community is putting strain on the new server too.
So let me know what you think...
Last edited by Roger Elliott on Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:26 am, edited 1 time in total.
It's taking forever to do everything!!! Is it likely to improve any time soon? It seems particularly slow tonight... it's a good job I've got the Brit Awards to watch whilst I'm waiting for my little green bar to fill up! Some nights I give up and switch off - I hate it when that happens because I do love it here!
jillg - we have a block on signatures until you have made 30 posts and been a member of the forum for 7 days. This is to deter people joining purely for promotional purposes. Thanks for the heads up on the FAQ - we'll update that.
The technical low down on this is that it's an effect of using a virtual server - in other words, sharing a server with other sites. We're looking into moving to a dedicated server now which should fix that problem (we hope!)
I have found the forum very slow as well. I am releived to find out that it is not just a problem with my computer. It can take up to 60seconds just to change pages and it is very annoying.
I sometimes use the Firefox browser instead of Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer browser when I come across a problem with webpages loading. I tried it with this forum and it definitely makes the forum work faster. Firefox is quite easy to install or your computer and you can use it and Windows IE as well (you can have an IE window open at the same time as a Firefox browser) so it does not mean that you have to change over completely to Firefox.
Thanks Windyday - this is in line with our experiences. OK folks, we'll go ahead and get ourselves a faster server and hopefully that will make your experience at UncommonForum a speedy and seamless one. Watch this space for reports.