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post #51 of 430
I assume I am in the minority here, but since my work computer is terrible - 7 year old Pentium 4, Windows XP, 1.5 GB ram, IE 7.... so OCN has become virtually unusable for me at work - each page takes 40ish seconds to load each page.
post #52 of 430
There are a few issues and I see most of them have been mentioned. There were some changes with how active members were calculated which skewed some numbers when the platform was only a few days old. Also, it will take some time for search crawlers to reindex the site. I had mentioned the timespan of 'a week or two' previously but after re-reading my conversation with admin, it seems it may take a month or so. As for active members, from what I can tell it isn't much different than before and still quite a bit higher than I can find on any web archives of the middle of this year.

In reality, it will take a few weeks of data to accurately assess any traffic differences and what their causes may be. smile.gif
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post #53 of 430
For me, the change was like going from IE to Chrome. I didnt like it at first, but once you get used to it, it is a better system. I like the new added features.

I know the BOINC section is just a live as is used to be. Thats where I live.

Thanks for chipping in Chipp
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post #54 of 430
Hopefully a massive downturn in active members will impact the one feature that is most easily noticed; the wallet.

Once ad revenue starts to shrink, factoring in the costs of an almighty overhaul, we might, might see a swing back to what people actually want. A responsive, clean, efficient, optimised discussion forum.
I'd say you'd have to be a pretty daft businessman to ignore the people who bring in your money for too long.
post #55 of 430
Some of the complaints I am seeing can be resolved through forum preferences.
If you want it to look like old OCN, set it up that way...

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post #56 of 430
All it took to improve performance (atleast the major stutter my work PC was getting) was purchasing Overclocked account and disabling the advertisements.

It's still a bit slow when scrolling down the page with the avatars loading, but it certainly makes the site viewable, even from my cell phone. I'm starting to not mind the site at all, and I definitely like that there's some contrast in the colors again. Breaks it up a lot better smile.gif
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post #57 of 430
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Originally Posted by Smo View Post

Admittedly I don't view the site half as much as I used to - I don't particularly like the new version.

Same. I do check OCN often but not nearly as much as I used to, now this new change just makes it more of a chore to find what I want to find.
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post #58 of 430
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As the O.P. I think I represent the average user of the site. I come here to check out the latest discussions of PC related topics that interest me. I noticed very quickly how slow the site runs and the general lack of activity accross the board. OCN used to have a 'Buzzzz" about it, that's not here now, it feels like a ghost town.
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post #59 of 430
I think it is recovering, looking at the lively response your thread has attracted. (and at the posts coming back in the threads I manage...)
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post #60 of 430
Quote:
Originally Posted by mothman View Post

As the O.P. I think I represent the average user of the site. I come here to check out the latest discussions of PC related topics that interest me. I noticed very quickly how slow the site runs and the general lack of activity accross the board. OCN used to have a 'Buzzzz" about it, that's not here now, it feels like a ghost town.

I keep hearing people talking about how slow OCN is now. I dont notice a difference. Probably because my ISP is so slow and has a bad latency(satellite internet). But seriously, is it that bad?? I normally pull up a page, let it load, then pull up 3 or 4 more and let them load why I look at the other. And I still dont complain about it.

The main complains I hear about, are OCN being slow/resource hog, and hard to look at. If that is the main drawbacks of the new Forum, then that is no big deal. Both can be fixed with some new minor updates.
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