I too find word verification annoying tho it seems to occur many times but for short periods. Wonder what the 'rules' are. Slow too sometimes but I always attributed it to my end. Cheers
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Taking ages and ages here. If WHF was the only place I ever visited I'd swear I was still connected via an acoustic-coupler modem, not broadband.
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Slow here today also. But have become accustomed to it now!
I've never yet understood how the billion-and-one amateur websites and vBulletin / phpBB forums out there manage to be faster, are more stable, and get by with less ads that this one, which is affiliated to a professional magazine and a respected publisher. Is it because some dodgy contract is squeezing you til your eyeballs pop but behind the scenes it's running your website on a couple of ZX Spectrums and a batch of microdrives...
Seems to be working fine to me at the moment, for a change.
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Yes, seems fine today so far. At times, it does become painfully slow.
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I find that the site is often paifully slow, particularly in the forums when looking at multi-page threads. Sometimes multiple refreshes are needed.
However, this only really occurs in Google Chrome, Firefox seems totally fine!
If any of the folks above who are having issues are using Chrome, try a different browser- it could just be one of those little internet idiosyncracies...
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My access to the Forum is more or less hopeless today and it has been really poor since the recent meltdown.
Access to other parts of the site are better than to the forum. I run Chrome but have nil problems with other sites and a forum, line speed @5mbps.
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I have found the site to be really slow since about xmas time, although some days it does appear to work as it should. It took about 40 seconds to open a thread a bit earlier on with the usuall "waiting for whathifi.com" showing at the bottom of my browser. I am using firefox via a 60mb connection and other websites etc are fine, just done a speed test and have just over 54mb download with about 5mb upload.
Pc is fully updated with anti virus and malware scans etc all done. Other websites all work as normal so don't think it is a problem at my end. Some days the speed of the site can vary quite a bit with one thread taking say 20 seconds to load up and then the next thread almost instantly, then back to 30 second wait etc.
What the hell is going on with this site currently?
Never known it to be so slow!
On both Firefox and Safari its painful; even tried clearing the cache/cookies etc and it makes no difference
It either takes ages for the forums to load; takes ages to open a post or takes ages to reply to a thread and if you open the forum on another tab; even though the original page is still loading you can see in the new page on the new tab that its loaded and been replied to!
C'mon guys... Get it sorted
If youre struggling I know so bloomin' good Developers
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I'm finding it ok today!
That was a week ago.
Have they come back with anything yet?
Had a convo with our Senior Product Manager responsible for digital things, and he tells me a table in the site database has corrupted, causing it to increase to many times the size it should be – hence the slowdown. A fix is being worked on, which should hopefully speed things up, I'm told.
In the meantime, ongoing apologies – we are very much in the hands of the people with pens in their top pockets on this one.
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Can't access the site at all through Chrome today- gave up after "waiting for www.whathifi.com..." for over a minute then getting a 404 error. Switched to Firefox and all seems funky again. Obviously others are having problems with other browsers too, so this is a bit of a weird issue...
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