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Advert servers slowing down the site

Postby barrybridges » Mon Apr 29, 2013 07:03 am

Further to another post in which it says the issues are resolved.

I'm finding that the adservers being used on the site are massively delaying page load times, particularly on the forum.

In particular, the doubleclick and undertone and cdn servers (I think the latter is for image hosting?) are taking a while to load, so the page hangs in the meantime.

I understand adverts are needed, fine, but the adservers are very slow and this is slowing down the entire site.

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Re: Advert servers slowing down the site

Postby Faye@BikeRadar » Tue Apr 30, 2013 14:38 pm

Hi barrybridges,

We've got people looking into this issue now. Can you recall which ad ended up being served? And could you tell us what device and browser you were using?
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Re: Advert servers slowing down the site

Postby sophidog » Thu May 09, 2013 13:29 pm

delivery.switchads.platform.com is giving me a lot of delays; am using my desktop(win7) and Google Chrome. and the problem is alive and kicking today alright....
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Re: Advert servers slowing down the site

Postby sophidog » Sun May 12, 2013 14:49 pm

it's just as bad with Firefox 20.0.1 also. PLEASE get something done...
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Re: Advert servers slowing down the site

Postby sophidog » Thu May 16, 2013 16:52 pm

i see that the cyclingnews.com website suffers from the same problem. I make a point at ignoring every advert now on principle! Utterly ludicrous.
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Re: Advert servers slowing down the site

Postby Team4Luke » Thu May 16, 2013 17:13 pm

and seems to plenty of floating spinning mini windows, requesting surveys and all sorts of rubbish.
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Re: Advert servers slowing down the site

Postby sophidog » Fri May 24, 2013 19:13 pm

i have to say that things have picked up recently. Thank you, unless it's a coincidence of course!
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