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Steve
02-08-2010, 03:58 PM
I got some emails saying members are getting spam and they think it might have been from the forum.

I haven't gotten any, but I wanted to know if anyone else is?

If you think it's from the forum, let me know and I will have to figure out what is up.

Thanks!

picframer
02-08-2010, 05:17 PM
I get spam but I do not believe it's from here, there isn't anything for a spider to crawl to get the information, I do get some from my website.

While I have your ear, this forum is desperate slow, something you might want to look into, I belong to a tractor forum and a woodworking forum and they are lightening fast, I have a T1 connection 30 meg up and down which is about as fast as you can get.

The Cleaning Doctor
02-08-2010, 07:53 PM
no spam here

lawncrafter56
02-08-2010, 09:24 PM
very slow for me. Seems like in the last month.

SuperiorPower
02-09-2010, 12:53 AM
No known spam. But I also have noticed some slower loading. Additionally, I noticed that the content is wider than it was before. What I noticed is that I now have to scroll from side to side if I am viewing a thread. This started several weeks ago probably. This is the only site I have that problem with. Any ideas? Did you perhaps widen the website?

Steve
02-09-2010, 04:39 AM
Ok I gotta figure out the speed issue.

No I didn't play with the width settings, but it seems that depending on different images that appear on here it can effect the width of that page.

I will look into this further.

picframer
02-09-2010, 05:43 AM
Steve, I ran a webpage speed report on the main page of the forum and here is the report:

Analysis and Recommendations
TOTAL_HTML - Congratulations, the total number of HTML files on this page (including the main HTML file) is 1 which most browsers can multithread. Minimizing HTTP requests is key for web site optimization. Y
TOTAL_OBJECTS - Warning! The total number of objects on this page is 56 which by their number will dominate web page delay. Consider reducing this to a more reasonable number. Above 20 objects per page the overhead from dealing with the actual objects (description time and wait time) accounts for more than 80% of whole page latency. See Figure II-3: Relative distribution of latency components showing that object overhead dominates web page latency in Website Optimization Secrets for more details on how object overhead dominates web page latency. Combine, refine, and optimize your external objects. Replace graphic rollovers with CSS rollovers to speed display and minimize HTTP requests. Consider using CSS sprites to help consolidate decorative images. Using CSS techniques such as colored backgrounds, borders, or spacing instead of graphic techniques can reduce HTTP requests. Replace graphic text headers with CSS text headers to further reduce HTTP requests. Finally, consider optimizing parallel downloads by using different hostnames or a CDN to reduce object overhead.
TOTAL_IMAGES - Warning! The total number of images on this page is 45 , consider reducing this to a more reasonable number. Recommend combining, replacing, and optimizing your graphics. Replace graphic rollover menus with CSS rollover menus to speed display and minimize HTTP requests. Consider using CSS sprites to help consolidate decorative images. Use CSS techniques such as colored backgrounds, borders, or spacing instead of graphic techniques to reduce HTTP requests. Replace graphic text headers with CSS text headers to further reduce HTTP requests. Finally, consider optimizing parallel downloads by using different hostnames to reduce object overhead.
TOTAL_CSS - Congratulations, the total number of external CSS files on this page is 1 . Because external CSS files must be in the HEAD of your HTML document, they must load first before any BODY content displays. Although they are cached, CSS files slow down the initial display of your page. Remember to place CSS files in the HEAD and JavaScript files at the end of the BODY to enable progressive display.
TOTAL_SIZE - Warning! The total size of this page is 396367 bytes, which will load in 90.20 seconds on a 56Kbps modem. Consider reducing total page size to less than 100K to achieve sub 20 second response times on 56K connections. Pages over 100K exceed most attention thresholds at 56Kbps, even with feedback. Consider optimizing your site with Website Optimization Secrets, Speed Up Your Site or contacting us about our optimization services.
TOTAL_SCRIPT - Warning! The total number of external script files on this page is 9 , consider reducing this to a more reasonable number. Combine, refactor, and minify to optimize your JavaScript files. Ideally you should have one (or even embed scripts for high-traffic pages) on your pages. Consider suturing JavaScript files together at the server to minimize HTTP requests. Placing external JavaScript files at the bottom of your BODY, and CSS files in the HEAD enables progressive display in XHTML web pages.
HTML_SIZE - Congratulations, the total size of this HTML file is 26111 bytes, which less than 50K. Assuming that you specify the HEIGHT and WIDTH of your images, this size allows your HTML to display content in under 10 seconds, the average time users are willing to wait for a page to display without feedback.
IMAGES_SIZE - Warning! The total size of your images is 269347 bytes, which is over 100K. Consider switch graphic formats to achive smaller file sizes (from JPEG to PNG for example). Finally, substitute CSS techniques for graphics techniques to create colored borders, backgrounds, and spacing.
SCRIPT_SIZE - Warning! The total size of external your scripts is 99160 bytes, which is over 20K. Consider optimizing your JavaScript for size, combining them, and using HTTP compression where appropriate for any scripts placed in the HEAD of your documents. You can substitute CSS menus for JavaScript-based menus to minimize or even eliminate the use of JavaScript.
CSS_SIZE - Congratulations, the total size of your external CSS is 1749 bytes, which is less than 8K.
MULTIM_SIZE - Congratulations, the total size of all your external multimedia files is 0 bytes, which is less than 10K.

Steve
02-10-2010, 03:24 AM
Hmmm. I tried changing some things around and it now feels a lot faster.

picframer
02-10-2010, 05:46 AM
Hmmm. I tried changing some things around and it now feels a lot faster.

It is much faster and thanks!

SuperiorPower
02-10-2010, 02:43 PM
Yes, it does seem much faster.

Also, I believe I know what is causing the window to be so wide when I open a thread. When I look at it, it seems it is the google ads on top. With the 2 ads columns, then the board name and description, it gets too wide. Its not wide in the Forum index view, just when I go to view individual boards or threads.

Steve
02-10-2010, 05:04 PM
Oh that is interesting! Ok I gotta look into that formatting too.

SuperiorPower
02-11-2010, 01:44 PM
Oh that is interesting! Ok I gotta look into that formatting too.

Either way, I am glad to see the forum is MUCH faster! Thanks!