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Originally Posted by wierdo124 View Post

We all know you hate it. I've got 9 tabs open right now and 6% CPU usage between this, my other websites, Zune, Steam, WMP, F@H, and uTorrent.

I don't hate OCn, I hate what your doing to the community here by trying to justify this performance down grade.

but whatever you have to tell yourself in the morning that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, go for it.
post #122 of 430
This forum moves a lot slower on my friend's netbook. Very slow. Scroll speed is annoying. If people were visiting this site on older phones, old work pcs and netbooks, I can see them not visiting as often.
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Woks fine i my laptop, 2Ghz Dual core, very fast in iPad 2, Works fine in iPhone 4. Does seem a bit slower then it used to be though.
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post #124 of 430
It actually runs better on my original Droid.
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post #125 of 430
SCollins... Isn't it about high time you drop the Vendetta against the site? You've been going on in several threads spouting the same thing over and over. It is a bit more sluggish, sure. However, a large portion of the issues have been resolved and now it seems to flow just fine.

My biggest complaint with the site now is trivial at best... I wish the reply box I'm typing in right now was Verdana as well. I hate Arial with a passion. Shoot, I'd even take an upgrade to the font all together and go for some Calibri. Now THAT is a font that I can read anything in. So pleasing on the eyes.
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post #126 of 430
I think there are a few reasons.

It's Thanksgiving period. People are busy

Black Friday. People are spending money

Coming up to Christmas. People are clearing their desks before Mid-December.

Also, it does take a while to get viewership to like any changes. I saw this with my other fav. 'net hangout; singletrackworld.com - a mtb site. It went from a much more basic site (like old OCN) to a site with all the bells and whistles (like the new OCN). The thread / reply count plummeted for about 4-6 months before gradualy rising again.

The good news for OCN is that it's pretty unique; ATM. At least as far as user numbers.

For me, the biggest benefit of OCN ovr other sites was the average reply time to any questions I posted. If that went down significantly, I'd certainly have a look around for other tech forums.
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post #127 of 430
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Originally Posted by DaClownie View Post

. . .  It is a bit more sluggish, sure. However, a large portion of the issues have been resolved and now it seems to flow just fine. . . .


Look at my sig rig. It ought to chew up this site in an instant. Certainly on Overclockers Forums all transitions appear to be instantaneous. But even after the recent performance gains this place is just too sluggish. I have to open several tabs and let them load simultaneously to be able to use this site.

 

As I have noted elsewhere, everybody seems to have a different experience. You simply cannot use your own experience as a guide to what others are experiencing.

 

As for my personal contribution to reduced viewership, it's simple: I answer my PM's and visit this subforum. I check to see if they have restored the old gallery pics - if you click on the links in my sig you will see that almost all of them are image-less. Then I'm off to other user communities. right now I'm looking for a place to post the next installment of my series on the D14.

 

TTFN.

 

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post #128 of 430
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Originally Posted by kikkO View Post

Omg, rig builder, takes forever if you want to update just 1 item. Before all you needed to do was punch in or edit what you want updated and click save. Now you have to go through the entire process just to update or modify anything.
I do find it takes significantly longer because of all the extra page load time. The old site was never that slow for me (~8 secs max, usually less) - this one is usually around or over 20 seconds.
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Originally Posted by Darkpriest667 View Post

You know more people isnt always better.

I like it more with people not posting threads every 10 seconds.
I've been watching the Storage section. There seems to be less knowledgeable users hanging out there. Incorrect advice is getting posted and not corrected in quite a few threads. There's also less new threads and more threads hovering at 0 replies.
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Originally Posted by Ellis View Post

I'll be honest, the site does definitely seem slower in terms of page loading speed etc.

At first I just put it down to the fact that it was still early days and it would be fixed very soon, but surely it should have been fixed by now?
Someone told me it uses 5x the bandwidth of the old site.

So there's probably going to be more page loading and parsing, period.
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Originally Posted by Inverse View Post

This forum moves a lot slower on my friend's netbook. Very slow. Scroll speed is annoying. If people were visiting this site on older phones, old work pcs and netbooks, I can see them not visiting as often.
You have to enable hardware acceleration for it to run semi acceptably. tongue.gif

Apparently in Firefox you do this by going into about:config and turning on gfx.font_rendering.directwrite.enabled

In Chrome you do it by going into about:flags and can verify it's enabled in about:gpu
     
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Originally Posted by mega_option101 View Post

I was referring to the sandbox period which was only roughly 2 months... I am surprised you didn't catch that one.
It was pretty much perfect by the end of it from what I'd seen... something must've gone wrong in between launch and the sandbox cool.gif
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post

I've noticed that the site feels generally "less populated" than it used to be--there seems to be fewer new threads, and the posting within threads also seems to have gone down.
It's sad that a face-lift and a few changes can deter people so much. After a couple weeks (and some noticeable improvements and things changed), I can hardly remember the old UI.
Everything's the same. I know this is going to sound mean, but if you honestly get THAT confused or put-off by the new interface, then you really should either (a) make suggestions in the forum (I know at least two things that I, along with other people, suggested have been addressed), or (b) resolve to the fact that you're generally going to fail at life. thumb.gif
Basically this, you sir said exactly what I've wanted to say in a lot of threads. And I have to agree, I've forgotten how old OCN used to look already haha
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Originally Posted by Ellis View Post

I'll be honest, the site does definitely seem slower in terms of page loading speed etc.
At first I just put it down to the fact that it was still early days and it would be fixed very soon, but surely it should have been fixed by now?
Keep in mind how many other bugs that they have to fix that already had been fixed in the sandbox... it is far from the only issue that they are dealing with, give them time smile.gif
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Originally Posted by SCollins View Post

I don't hate OCn, I hate what your doing to the community here by trying to justify this performance down grade.
but whatever you have to tell yourself in the morning that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, go for it.
I have to wonder why you keep on coming back here to say that huddler was the wrong choice for this site as a community... vBulletin 4 is inferior in nearly every way, and an absolute pain to code for compared to huddler(not to mention they do it for us). Get over yourself, there is no way we are crawling back to vBulletin after such a massive change such as this that will benefit the community immensely. You have no idea what goes on behind the scenes so you have no right to say many of the things you have said about us, huddler and our decisions.
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Originally Posted by ehume View Post

Look at my sig rig. It ought to chew up this site in an instant. Certainly on Overclockers Forums all transitions appear to be instantaneous. But even after the recent performance gains this place is just too sluggish. I have to open several tabs and let them load simultaneously to be able to use this site.

And was this a problem in the sandbox? I'm sure one of us would've noticed if it was... it, like many other bugs weren't reproduced in the sandbox, give it time and it'll be fixed eventually(you saw how brilliant the huddler team are, even if they didn't cater to your needs specifically before launch). I think it's safe to assume with us being an enthusiast site we can take the performance hit for a little while, not to mention an update was pushed a few days that dropped it a bit.
post #130 of 430
Complaining about performance... Really? OCN loads just fine even on my Sony Ericsson w760 dumbphone! lachen.gif The old site *might* have been a liiiitle bit more snappy when loading, but I don't really feel any noticeable performance decrease while browsing.
In my eyes (the colour scheme aside), the new OCN is great thumb.gif With a dedicated team constantly working on it, it's bound to get even better.
Edited by Hyoketsu - 11/24/11 at 4:17am
     
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