Site Talk forum: Site has been slow for me this past couple days

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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Feb 26, 2012 7:45 AM CST
Please don't tell me the answer is Chrome Hilarious! I don't have this problem on any other site, just ATP.

Win7 Home, Cable modem, Firefox 10.0.2, Avast anti-virus and Comodo firewall.

I've rebooted my PC a couple times in the last couple days, and it hasn't made a difference. No other site takes as long to load new pages as ATP does. Using the "one one thousand two one thousand.." method of counting time, it took THIRTY-SIX SECONDS to open a new page that wasn't cached. Cached pages open in 3 seconds or less.

At first, I thought it was just database image pages, but it's new forum topics as well. If it's not cached, it takes so long to load that I think it's not doing anything.

it's never been like this in the past, and I swear it just started in the last 2 days or so.

Two questions -- is it running slow like this for anyone else? Any suggestions on what to do? I'll reboot the cable modem and router if I have to, but if it's only one site having issues, it's hard for me to think it's related to the cable modem or the router.
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
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Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Feb 26, 2012 8:10 AM CST
Tested lightbox pictures -- they pop up in 3 seconds or less. But this very thread, that I started and have already viewed once so it should be in my cache as a thread and not just as a new post, just took 36 seconds to load. I have a total of 6 tabs open, 2 of which are facebook related. Am going to close those 2 and see if it makes a difference. (cause FB may be a bigger resource hog than I realize). My task manager hasn't shown any excessive CPU or memory load, so I'm flummoxed.

Again, if it were across all the sites I visit, I'd understand. But for it to just be this one site confuses me.
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 26, 2012 8:16 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I found the problem. One of our javascript files was being loaded by a CDN (an offsite network) and that CDN went down recently.

I moved the javascript file to the local server and everything should be back to normal for you now.
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Feb 26, 2012 8:17 AM CST
Oddly enough, another reboot solved it.

It still doesn't make sense to me that it was only one site running dog-slow... it was always "waiting for simplecdn.maxcdn.com" for 36 seconds each time. I guess it gets points for being consistent. Hilarious!
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Feb 26, 2012 8:17 AM CST
So it wasn't my reboot that fixed it. That makes WAY more sense to me.

Thanks! Hurray! Thumbs up
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
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
Feb 26, 2012 8:18 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Yep, it was the "maxcdn.com" domain that was causing the slowness. I'm not using it anymore so this shouldn't happen again. Thanks for the report! Thumbs up
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 26, 2012 9:22 AM CST
Dave, I am always amazed at how quickly you can find and fix any problems here! Thumbs up
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Feb 26, 2012 9:54 AM CST
woofie said:Dave, I am always amazed at how quickly you can find and fix any problems here! Thumbs up


I agree Hurray!

Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
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
Feb 26, 2012 12:58 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Not always, but in this case I was experiencing it myself, which meant I was able to figure it out pretty quick.

It's when others have a problem but I can't replicate it, then it's nearly impossible to find the problem. Glare
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
Feb 26, 2012 1:03 PM CST
True. Sometimes it takes a whole 5 minutes! Tsk. Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 11, 2012 9:25 AM CST
Mr. Fix It. Dave, you're awesome! Hurray!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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
Mar 11, 2012 9:25 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I tip my hat to you. Big Grin

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