Site Talk forum: Site is slooooow this morning

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jul 14, 2011 4:18 AM CST
I'm not seeing it on other websites, but cubits and ATP are taking forever.

Karen
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jul 14, 2011 4:31 AM CST
I've been going back and forth on Cubits and ATP since about 5 am and it's moving along fast and fine here. That's odd, huh?
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jul 14, 2011 5:04 AM CST
Other websites were fine- gmail, CNN, the weather channel, GWeb... Only cubits, ATP, and photo bucket were slow.

Our desktop has been having some speed issues. It could be all the antivirus, spyware, adblocks, etc that my husband has on there. I'm trying my iPad now.

Honestly, I can't stick around when it's THAT slow.

Karen
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jul 14, 2011 5:08 AM CST
Do you have Norton? Big Grin
Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
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woodthrush
Jul 14, 2011 5:20 AM CST
Both sites are just fine for me. Both loading great.
http://cubits.org/TartWarmersandMore/

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
Jul 14, 2011 5:21 AM CST
Symantic, malwarebytes, free anti-virus ones, firewalls- he has layers and layers, and we've still gotten viruses.

Karen
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
Jul 14, 2011 5:28 AM CST
Probably that desktop. my husband would like to wipe everything from the hard drive, and reinstall. Problem is, Microsoft doesn't give you the windows discs, and it costs so much to buy them. Too much to spend on a 5 year old computer.

We got new computer service recently, fiberoptic. It's fast. My iPad runs at lightening speed with it.

Karen
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
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kqcrna
Jul 14, 2011 8:21 AM CST
OK, computer idiot that I am, i'm looking like a real geek here. My husband bought me a keyboard dock for my ipad for my birthday. i have the ipad on it, sitting on the keyboard shelf of the computer desk. Now I can jump from ipad to computer when i need to. I need the computer for posting pictures here, but using the iPad for regular posts.

I just can't take the slow speed on the computer for this website. it really doesn't like Dave's software.

Karen
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 14, 2011 8:29 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I wish I knew what was causing the slowdown over there.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jul 14, 2011 8:34 AM CST
That's good to know because I've been thinking of getting an iPad. Now I'm definitely re-thinking that because I would want the ability to get to ATP and Cubits from the Ipad.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Jul 14, 2011 8:38 AM CST
Oh I have no problem lying in bed every AM with my DBF's iPad hoping back and forth between ATP and Cubits. I do use my super desktop for posting pics.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
Jul 14, 2011 9:22 AM CST
Dave, the problem is our computer, though it's not as slow on other sites, it is getting slow. Like I said my husband would wipe the hard drive and reload IF we had the windows software.

I love my iPad, but it does have limitations. I can't seem to use photo bucket app on either ATP or Cubits, but it does work on GWeb, but it's not a very good app.

Kathy, I'm just not good with tough screens! The keyboad dock looks like this.
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC533LL/B

The iPad is a fun toy, but it's NOT a computer.

Karen
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Jul 14, 2011 9:35 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

That photobucket app is easy to support, but the problem is that photobucket pretty quickly removes the images from their server and then the images that you posted here are also disappeared.

So many threads at GardenWeb have these terrible looking "Image is missing!" thumbnails. It just makes a terrible experience for the visitors to those threads. This is one of my major complaints about GardenWeb (there are others, though!)
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
Jul 14, 2011 10:05 AM CST
Dave, I've belonged to GWeb for many years, and used photobucket there. I think the only way the pics disappear is if the person who posted the link deletes that photo from their photobucket album, moves it to another album , or otherwise messes with it. Mine have never disappeared.

But the photobucket app for iPad is really hard to use, at least for me.

Another issue with photobucket- I can't upload photos to it using firefox. Works fine with IE. Once they're uploaded firefox works just fine with it/

Karen

Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Jul 14, 2011 10:09 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

We allowed photobucket on cubits for a while. It didn't take long for a thread (in the Sempervivum cubit, if memory serves me) to end up with a bunch of broken images. We all decided to never support remote images anymore after that.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
Jul 14, 2011 10:38 AM CST
There's no way to post pictures directly from the iPad. Since it's not a real computer, there's no place or store images, or any documents for that matter. A bummer. I'd really like to have a few documents at hand sometimes.

You know the biggest problem with ATP? It's like a shiny new toy to play with, and I'm spending way too much time playing with a garden website and not doing my real gardening. Sticking tongue out

Karen
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 14, 2011 10:43 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I agree Hilarious!
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Jul 14, 2011 10:51 AM CST
I had trouble with slow typing on Cubits about 4 hours ago, it took forever for the type to show but later was OK. I had the same problem a few days ago when cmailing although it didn't take quite so long for the type to show. I must have waited 30 seconds today! Other sites were OK.

Karen, have you tried clearing your cookies? I did that recently and things improved, I was having some freeze ups. Go to Internet Options, if you can't find it you should have a Help and Support in the start menu to search for 'Delete Internet cookies'
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Jul 14, 2011 10:52 AM CST
Everything is running smoothly for me here in Phoenix. Always better when the humidity is low Whistling
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jul 14, 2011 1:25 PM CST
I agree Rolling on the floor laughing with Susie.

I store photos in Shutterfly for free. They NEVER delete!
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