100 lb. Club - Is this site supremely slow lately, or is it just me?

08-22-2010, 11:32 AM
Ever since I got back from vacation last week, this site has been SOOOO slow to load. So slow in fact that when I click a thread I have to go do something else for a minute while I wait for it to load. No other websites are slow on my computer.

Anyone else notice this? Any fix?

08-22-2010, 11:45 AM
Are any other sites slow? I haven't noticed any slowness myself.

08-22-2010, 12:03 PM
No, just this one. Takes forever to load any thread.

08-22-2010, 12:04 PM
I haven't experienced that.

08-22-2010, 12:26 PM
I haven't noticed this site being slow to load. Have you run virus/Spyware/Adware scans? Perhaps it's time to put your 'puter on a diet and dump the cookies?

When mine gets balky I ferret out the internet cooties, clean up my registry and perhaps defrag. It generally works like a charm.

08-22-2010, 12:31 PM
yes, I posted about this too. when I try to open forums and threads it can take 20 to 30 seconds. I don't see it with other sites.

08-22-2010, 12:35 PM
It's horribly slow on my computer, too. No other sites are slow. I've noticed that when it's slowest, it says that it's loading the picture for the Target ad. I think that the Soy Joy ad from Target is new. Could it be causing problems? Don't laugh if that's a stupid question please.

08-22-2010, 12:37 PM
It's not slow for me, but when I click on something, it shows that it's still loading, even though it's all there.....I hope they fix it because it doesn't happen on any other site for me either.

08-22-2010, 12:38 PM
It's super slow for me. Been doing this for about a week now. Everything takes forever to load.

08-22-2010, 12:39 PM
Same here! Takes awhile to load! Drives me nuts ;p

08-22-2010, 12:54 PM
Yep, I've been having that propblem too. Not with any other sites though.

08-22-2010, 01:02 PM
It's been really bad, I've more or less given up trying to get in most of the time

08-22-2010, 01:06 PM
Ah ok, thanks. I think it must be a site specific issue then. All other sites I visit open quickly as usual.

08-22-2010, 01:21 PM
Hey, I solved the problem! I was using IE. I am now using Mozilla Firefox (another free browser, you can google it for the download) and added Ad Blocker. No Ads, and super fast browsing, even this site!

08-22-2010, 02:07 PM
Same thing here and its annoying. Half the time when I click on start a new thread it just sits there...hope they fix it!

08-22-2010, 03:16 PM
I have not had any problems. I use FireFox with ad blocker. I hate to stop 3FCs method of income but the ads really hurt my experience here. I would gladly pay a fee for a version without ads.

08-22-2010, 05:58 PM
I downloaded firefox too, now the lags gone.

08-22-2010, 06:24 PM
I use Firefox with Adblocker Plus and have no issues.

08-22-2010, 06:27 PM
Same problem here! Drives me batty sometimes.

08-22-2010, 06:45 PM
Where did you get the Adblocker ladies? Is it free? Thanks ...

I have already switched to Mozilla Firefox some time ago and like others here, this site has been taking forever to load the last week or so; and my pc says the same thing ... that it is the ad documents.com that is causing it.

08-22-2010, 07:16 PM
Yes, Adblocker Plus for Firefox is free. I will pm you the link.

08-22-2010, 07:38 PM
Thanks ... :D

08-22-2010, 08:38 PM

08-22-2010, 09:03 PM
Hey, I solved the problem! I was using IE. I am now using Mozilla Firefox

This totally worked for me too! I opened it in Firefox and it is so fast now!!!

08-22-2010, 09:14 PM
Could someone please tell me now to get the adblocker too? I use FF for facebook and IE for everything else, but 3FC is SO slow :(

Edit-Found it with Google, oh my gosh what a difference!! This is awesome! I used to have to type a sentence and wait for it to show up letter by letter! Woo!

08-22-2010, 10:06 PM
Google rocks :D

08-22-2010, 11:24 PM
Although, we can't stop you, we ask users not to use adblocker because ads are how the site are paid for and how the site is free.

I would recommend using firefox though because IE is always slow for me.

08-23-2010, 12:29 AM
I've been wondering the same thing. Thanks!

08-23-2010, 07:31 AM
I downloaded Firefox yesterday and it is working great without any ad blocker.

08-23-2010, 08:35 AM
Yeah, Mandalinn checked and apparently the Target ad is causing issues with IE (not sure why). We are looking into it.

08-23-2010, 11:19 AM
not just you. I didn't notice it at home, ( I use Firefox ) but at work, I use IE, and yes, very slow

08-23-2010, 12:20 PM
Thanks for the tip on using firefox vs. IE.I changed to firefox (for this site only as I love my IE) and it's fast again,yay!