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    Deacon_Blues
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    United States
    Accuracy: +6

    I enjoy reading, and using this site.  Today, I took some time to do so.  I found that the transitions between each page took 10 to 15 seconds.  I do use a web browser that stops most ads- DuckDuckGo, and am behind a VPN.  However, no other forum I visit acts like this.  Are there settings in the forum that will speed this up?

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    FelixS
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    United States
    Accuracy: +16

    Yes, for me, it's fast, then slow, then fast, then slow  intermittently. Usually for hours at a time.

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    Michael
    Keymaster
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    United States
    Accuracy: +155

    The 1st time you login after a period of being away, a lot of things associated with your account get updated.  Subsequent page loads should be faster. 

    We had to retract some of the upgrades we made last month, but we working on reimplementing them.

    Thanks

    -Michael

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    Deacon_Blues
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    Member
    United States
    Accuracy: +6

    Michael-  I certainly appreciate your responsiveness!  If there is a “best setting” I can use on my end, without compromising my security, I will certainly review them for implementation!

    Happy New Year!

    Deacon

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    heavy-impact
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    United States
    Accuracy: +101

    The site is secure running https but no there's nothing to do on your end to speed things up. Some VPNs really slow your connection but you said other sites run fine.

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    steveoh
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    United States
    Accuracy: +2

    Well, I've been in the business of web development for a long while. There are serious issues. 

    Here's two that are low hanging fruit.

    You have a 404 error for 

    And: 

    Speed test === ouch!

     

    Need to work on your security headers!

     

    I am not trying to bust your chops, but to point out some of the issues.  I'm also not so sure that using the WordPress forum plugin is the best technology for a large and busy forum.

    I see massive hard coded styling, repeated all over the place. I'd clean this up pronto. Anyway, tackle the simple things first. Contemplate a CDN for images with gzip enabled. CDN for javascript and css, and optimize it all. 

    If it were me, I'd rethink the ad banners, and contemplate more efficient ways of showing them. Even old school sprites for these will improve loading.

    Good luck. 

     

     

     

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    Corvid_hunter
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    Canada
    Accuracy: +5

    I have noticed it being very slow lately and have been getting a timed out error.

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    igolfat8
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    United States
    Accuracy: +14

    I am seeing EXTREMELY slow loading on my iPad and also on my PC. Neither of which are using VPN. This forum reminds me of  AOL DIAL UP and all we need now are the audio rings and beep tones every time a page loads. None of the other forums I visit experience this and I suspect you are losing business when the site is soooooo AGONIZINGLY sloooowwwwww ???

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    Deacon_Blues
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    United States
    Accuracy: +6

    Now, that brings back some memories-

    AOL Dial-up sounds-

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