Originally Posted by Chipp
Blocking page elements isn't going to speed up the site,
but it does, even if you turn off the carousel it still loads
because hidden inside this is also the code for loading Avatar pictures. And even when I have turned off the carousel and Avatars it still loads....... by turning these features off and then Adblocking this element it is no longer needed or loaded.
I know it's not the ideal answer but the site loads quicker because its loading less.
It is worth noting that right right-hand column of the site includes, outside of the forums, things like the buttons to add a new rig
can be done from the profile.
or the section to add a new product/review
I am sure many of us will not be writing reviews
hiding that entire element will hide those features by extension, and we can't guarantee you'll be able to make the most of the features.
I am here to Forum, and part of the enjoyment of a forum is finding what you want or if not finding asking.
Particularly in threads, the right column might not seem to useful right now - as the tag database builds and more content is tagged, you'll start to see that area fill with links to content that is related to the content you're looking at now. For example, say you're reading a thread about a Radeon 6990 - in the right column, you might see other threads where people talk about the 6990, any guides or FAQs related to it, member reviews of the hardware, etc.It is all designed to be smart and pull the different sections of the site together. The more tags we put onto content as a community, the better off that area will be sooner.
But it will still be in the way. Tags are still shown down next to the reply box (not that I have seen any yet) TAGS only ever work if everyone agrees on how to use them, otherwise they become very messy.
The section in bold was why I left FB ( and other sites) their idea of showing me what they think that I think I need..... If I want to find something I will search for it and have a full list of options not just the ones that "someone/something" has decided I should optionally look at and shown on screen even if i don't need it.
Screen real estate is key here, when on the forums I just want the forums, I am not looking for a review etc, I am here either to ask a question or help people answer them. the extra features just get in the way and slow things down.
If I want to read a review/article or look at recent posts in the AMD section? then I will go to that relevant section.
I know to some that seems like an Epic rant.... It's not, I am trying to be constructive about why people are posting and saying a whole host of things (some i agree with/some i do not)
Speed would be Improved with the removal of "extra features" that can always be accessed from a menu or alternate page if needed. JS could be optimized by not loading everything even when the options that use them are off.