Every other Mumsnet page loading reeeeealllly slowly - don't think it's my computer.

(103 Posts)
BalloonSlayer Fri 26-Oct-12 17:43:53

I come on to Mumsnet, look at a couple of pages, then click to another (no particular page) and it takes an AGE to load.

I don't think it's my computer exactly - if I click onto, say the BBC it loads immediately, then back to Mumsnet and it's slow again. If I try and try eventually it will load at normal speed and I get a couple of normal speed page changes till it does it again.

Could it be a new advert? Has anyone else had this?

It's still happening. sad

DameMargotFountain Tue 06-Nov-12 19:06:23

here too

bloody annoying it is

Labradorlover Wed 07-Nov-12 23:17:58

Still happening, slightly better, but still rubbish.......

It has been a little better for the last couple of days but was worse than ever this morning. sad

DazR Sun 11-Nov-12 15:54:19

Slow Slow Slow Slow. Have we been forgotten? Is everyone else OK? Is it us or is it HQ?? Can someone help????

It's fine on my PC but sometimes dreadfully slow on my Android phone - it'll take 5 minutes to load a page or won't load it at all. If I come back to it later it's fine.

It's been over a fortnight now and is driving me crazy! sad

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 11-Nov-12 18:50:54

Hello

Sorry about this (again)

Sometimes it's just a question of traffic to the site being particularly heavy - so busy times can = slower loading times.

Tech are working on a solution to this but it's a big project, I think.

Sometimes it can be that you're trying to load a full thread that has a lot of posts: if this is the case, switching to view threads by pages can help.

We're going to be launching spanking new versions of the Mumsnet app soon so hopefully that will make the mobile experience better.

Apologies.

MNHQ

Thanks Rowan, I know Tech's got a lot to do atm! It's not just busy times and long threads though, it can be in the middle of the night and I often can't load the homepage or Threads I'm Watching (not complaining further, just clarifying smile).

Excited about the Android app though!

BalloonSlayer Mon 12-Nov-12 16:18:04

Sorry but for me it's not busy times or big threads. It's the third page I load every time.

This is still happening. I started a thread in MH last night and almost every time I posted MN froze for me, for between 5 and 15 minutes.

It did seem to be better for a few days but this morning it's awful again. It's taken me about 4 attempts and 20 minutes to load this page! sad

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 17-Nov-12 14:51:13

Sorry about this Joyful - is this still on the Android?

BalloonSlayer Sat 17-Nov-12 15:54:22

Still happening to me too.

I have MN open in two browsers, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. They both "go slow" at exactly the same time. So while I wait for them to load I go off and look at the BBC or something else, which will be running at normal speed whatever browser I am using.

LoopsInHoops Sat 17-Nov-12 16:01:50

Ah, glad I came across this thread. I thought my internet didn't like Mumsnet. smile

DameMargotFountain Sat 17-Nov-12 16:06:00

it's still happening with me too, but the tech explanation doesn't work for me, trying to start a new convo takes ages sometimes too

Yes Rowan, still on the Android/mobile site.

DazR Sun 18-Nov-12 18:56:24

It is no better for me either - still really bad on the laptop. Still have to open windows with mumsnet and switch between them so that I don't spend half my time 'waiting'. For me - it has always been a laptop problem - not a phone problem.

bebejones Tue 20-Nov-12 19:55:02

It's still painfully slow on laptop here, have been using my phone pretty much all the time! sad Took over a minute just to log in tonight! And even loading the home page when coming from another site takes ages!

DazR Wed 21-Nov-12 20:00:29

Hi bebejones - I know how you feel! I emailed Mumsnet HQ yesterday and they are aware of the problem and continually working on it. They would welcome any feedback which may help them - so either drop them an email or post something here. If you notice strange things loading etc. note them down. Mumsnet HQ use Google Chrome but they are not aware of the problem being linked to a particular browser.

Still having ongoing problems on the Android here, all fine on the PC though. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason or pattern to it though.

bebejones Wed 21-Nov-12 23:22:08

There is definitely no pattern here, time of day and thread/topic make no difference really! I'm using IE, 7 I think....can't remember! blush Shall try on DHs laptop which has firefox to see if that makes a difference.

DazR Thu 22-Nov-12 10:17:14

I'm using Firefox and it doesn't help me!

AgentZigzag Sun 25-Nov-12 02:22:30

I've changed my computer to an old one from DHs work, which he reconditioned for me, and amazingly the problem's cleared up grin

Nothing to do with my old computer being 8 YO, having 2 GBs less of ram, and so much crap on it that it was like walking through treacle. Oh no.

Labradorlover Tue 27-Nov-12 22:57:22

Still happening.....trying with both Firefox and Chrome.....Technical DH thinks it's a DNS problem or one of your Ad agency's servers is not very well......fucked if I know what that means.
Always seems to stick when "waiting for ads2mumnet,com.

Labradorlover Tue 27-Nov-12 22:57:53

Oh and I always use pages....

DazR Fri 30-Nov-12 17:48:52

OK - so with DH's help I have now enabled 'pop-up windows' which my network security software had disabled. Now seem to be zipping through the pages like a dose of salts!! Long may it continue..... Good luck to everyone else. I am using Norton Internet Security my husband (whose computer had no problems with mumsnet is using AVG Security).

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