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Why is MN so slow?

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00100001 Thu 05-Jan-17 18:56:19

I'm not moaning - honest!

But Mumsnet s very slow - all the time. There's definitely nothing wrong with my internet, I have 200MB download and all other sites are fine.

I just wonder why this is? Are you throttled?

FlissMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 06-Jan-17 12:18:03

Hi, that sounds tedious for you - sorry to hear it's so slow. I take it you're using the app? Does the speed improve if you use a different browser?

00100001 Tue 10-Jan-17 09:44:53

I am not using the app - just a normal browser.

MN is noticeably slower to load than a lot of other websites (including forum sites)

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 11-Jan-17 15:55:07

Hi binary,

What device and browser are you using?

Anyone else having the same issue?

00100001 Wed 11-Jan-17 16:46:32

I use a variety:

PC - chrome, IE
Android - Chrome
Apple ios - chrome, safari

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 11-Jan-17 17:20:09

Ah, and slow on all of them?

lovelearning Wed 11-Jan-17 19:43:00

Apple ios - chrome, safari

Slow for me too

I blame the all-singing, all-dancing adverts

Too many things going on in the background

00100001 Wed 11-Jan-17 20:43:09

Yes, MN is noticeably slower than other sites on all devices.

I think you're throttled

TrippyMcTrapFace Thu 12-Jan-17 18:20:29

HQ, please follow this up.

Posters, myself included, have been letting you know that MN is running very slowly for some of us for ages. Maybe a year or more? Loads of threads about it in Site Stuff.
We get the usual response asking us to list our devices etc, posters reply but there's never been (to my knowledge) any follow up. It's been so bad for me that there have been times when I have just not bothered visiting the site.

So here I post again what I've posted several times previously:

Laptop - Windows 10, Firefox and Chrome
iPad - ios, Safari.

00100001 Thu 12-Jan-17 21:51:26

It had SFA to do with our devices. It's the site, the hosts or the ISP.

00100001 Thu 12-Jan-17 21:53:06

I am online all day basically. And MN is noticeably slower to load the forum pages than other similar sites.

PolterGoose Thu 12-Jan-17 22:05:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Chewbecca Fri 13-Jan-17 21:57:50

V slow for me too on iPad, via browser, not the app. Much slower than other sites I have open.

MountainDweller Fri 13-Jan-17 23:28:52

I always found mobile site too slow to both with on my iPad because the adds take forever to load.

I have an iPad Pro now with 256 g (?) memory and it's much faster for lots of things, not just Mumsnet. E.g. If I click a link in a post, it takes me to safari and loads the page linked with a second, on my old iPad it took 10 secs.

I still mostly use the app, but I think the size and available memory in your device makes a difference.

AgentProvocateur Fri 13-Jan-17 23:39:22

MNHQ, it's been slow for about two years, as has been highlighted over and over. It's the ads loading that slows down the mobile site. It's particularly slow at peak traffic time. As well as the speed, there's an issue with the individual threads / talk home page "jumping" when the ads finally load.

RatherBeIndoors Sun 15-Jan-17 22:48:14

Finding it especially slow over last 1-2 weeks, pages repeatedly failing to load "this page had an error and had to be re-loaded" and when it does finally load often only the top third of the page appears. Other websites all loading fine in other tabs of same browser. Happening mainly in iOS Safari browser, but also on laptop using chrome or Firefox.

CanadianJohn Mon 16-Jan-17 18:59:00

Also running slow for me, it took 11 seconds for this page to load, and 15 seconds for the previous page. Desktop, IE 11. I use an ad blocker.

hobnobsaremyfave Mon 16-Jan-17 20:05:48

Me too
And no im not going to list device, browser yadda yadda

CockacidalManiac Mon 16-Jan-17 20:09:12

Horribly slow all day today. iOS 10.2 and Safari.

treaclesoda Mon 16-Jan-17 20:10:39

I have the same problem, both on my phone (using the mobile site, not the app) and on my laptop. Frequently just times out instead of loading. No problem with any other sites that I regularly use.

BakeOffBiscuits Mon 16-Jan-17 20:12:57

Me too! Its so frustrating, I often just give up and go and use another site.

HappydaysArehere Mon 16-Jan-17 20:18:50

Me too. Thought there was something wrong with Internet but everything else is fine. Really tedious. Worse thus evening.

Oldieandgoldie Mon 16-Jan-17 20:21:36

Very slow for me too, but I'm lucky, I now have a brand new iPad Pro which has helped a lot.
I did notice that certain ads were worse than others. It's not the side bar but the big ads across the top. (not on app)
Very, very frustrating.

DeviTheGaelet Mon 16-Jan-17 20:25:27

Yes
It absolutely canes my phone battery too and eats my mobile data

SapphireBird Mon 16-Jan-17 20:39:14

Yep slow for me as well. It's in bursts. Sometimes it's fine, but then other times it's unusable.

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