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post #1 of 23 Old 05-13-2009, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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I wanted to start a new thread to address anything going on with the website speed. Is there anyone still having trouble loading the website at a reasonable speed? I know there were a few people who were saying it was taking them a long time to load a page on the site, and I've done some things to speed up the site, but I'm trying to find out if its the on the site-side or the interweb-side.

I dont want to just sweep any issues under the rug, so I'm bringing it up just in case.


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post #2 of 23 Old 05-13-2009, 12:44 PM
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my speed related issues have all but cleared up. I'll get the occasional slower load time, but still doing okay.

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my speed related issues have all but cleared up. I'll get the occasional slower load time, but still doing okay.

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post #10 of 23 Old 05-14-2009, 03:21 AM
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it's improved but still slow

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I don't know if this is a Fluke or what and I am not willing to try it again but, if you make a post and want to attach something, at the time of closing the pop-up attachment window, the whole browser shuts down... this is with IE 6

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it's still slow
i get timed out while in the midst of posting a response
there are other issues but i'll limit the comments

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it's still slow
i get timed out while in the midst of posting a response
there are other issues but i'll limit the comments
When you are on another computer, does it still time out?

What are the other issues?

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post #14 of 23 Old 05-15-2009, 03:26 PM
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When you are on another computer, does it still time out?

What are the other issues?
I'll try a couple different machines/browsers an keep an eye on it


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still getting used to the new layout
The website software is the same, I just upgraded it and revised it. The functions like how to make new threads, post replies, etc. is identical.

I'd have to say the biggest change is with the Home Page. I put a LOT more emphasis on the Home Page compared to the site before. The Home Page is a great portal to see everything at once with the site, and the Forums page let's you dive into any particular area you choose.

If you have ANY questions about the new layout, please let me know. I am here to help. I tried to do things so they would be more intuitive, along with a better layout, and I understand/respect everyone's learning curve is somewhat different.

If you hit up, down, up, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, B, A, Select, Start on the Casino page, you will get 'No Clipping' mode lol

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The website software is the same, I just upgraded it and revised it. The functions like how to make new threads, post replies, etc. is identical.
since you're new around here, I'll let you in on something...I'm just gonna b!tch about the crooked casino s/w cause I know it wasn't written to be straight up...that's just how that goes...crooked sucks

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I'd have to say the biggest change is with the Home Page. I put a LOT more emphasis on the Home Page compared to the site before. The Home Page is a great portal to see everything at once with the site, and the Forums page let's you dive into any particular area you choose.
imho the home page layout now sucks...
you overloaded w/ modules and haven't setup a decent layout

a standard 1024x768 screen is only going to see the first 6 threads and the forum jump points on the left, and that's if you're a member and logged in, it's worse if you're a visitor (2 forum topics, adds, and that's it)...having to page down instead of catching stuff at a glimpse is cumbersome for folks just stopping by for a glance...pretty much amateur hour if you ask me compared to any number of established 2 wheeled boards out there

again, just my 2 cents so take it for what it's worth...

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If you have ANY questions about the new layout, please let me know. I am here to help. I tried to do things so they would be more intuitive, along with a better layout, and I understand/respect everyone's learning curve is somewhat different.
my 'learning curve' has nothing to do with it...personally i've run, mod'd, admin and setup plenty of forums outside the motorcycle world and one notable forum within the 2 wheeled world that has played no small part in this place being around.

not having any idea who you are or how the sudden change of hands came to be, i'll lay back and see what you do, appreciate that the site is still around and if you are still here in 5 or more years, i'm sure it'll all be good

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and if you dont mind please put either a "back to the top" button or a "new posts" button at the BOTTOM of the page..... please



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and if you dont mind please put either a "back to the top" button or a "new posts" button at the BOTTOM of the page..... please
In the bottom right of every page, there is a link called "Top" which does that, goes to the top of the page.

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imho the home page layout now sucks...
you overloaded w/ modules and haven't setup a decent layout

a standard 1024x768 screen is only going to see the first 6 threads and the forum jump points on the left, and that's if you're a member and logged in, it's worse if you're a visitor (2 forum topics, adds, and that's it)...having to page down instead of catching stuff at a glimpse is cumbersome for folks just stopping by for a glance...pretty much amateur hour if you ask me compared to any number of established 2 wheeled boards out there

again, just my 2 cents so take it for what it's worth...
I listen and value everyone's feedback. I really wish I would have taken a screenshot of the old Home page to reference, as going off the things you are complaining about, it was 20 times worse IMHO. It had a huge header at the top, there was a How to Drift YouTube video, and the 10 recent threads at the bottom of the page. And everyone, Lurkers and Users both had ads unless you donated to the site. I've cleaned up the Home Page to provide all recent activity on the forum in one main layout and as of now, no one logged in can see ads, even those who have not donated.

Send me an email, please, with a list of any 2 wheeled board out there that you feel is better and tell me what you like about it, and I'll check it out. I'm always looking for additional ways to improve things. You mentioned you admin'd one notable forum, so send that as well, as I'd love to see that too. My email, which is always open, is [email protected]


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not having any idea who you are or how the sudden change of hands came to be, i'll lay back and see what you do, appreciate that the site is still around and if you are still here in 5 or more years, i'm sure it'll all be good
To respond to this, I'll just say I'll see you in 30 years, as I am committed to taking what Kevin has done up to this point and improving upon it. To tell you more about me and the change that happened, I'll refer to the following 2 posts I made:

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Hey everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. Kevin and I have had lengthy communication up to this point, and I've been working very hard not only moving the forum to a better server, but also making all kinds of upgrades to the software. To follow up on what Kevin said about the ownership transferring:

Even though the ownership of the site is changing, the vision of the site will not change. Kevin has made it very clear to me why he started Wrist Twisters and his goal for the community and I strongly agree with his vision and intent.

I also want to make sure everyone knows that I will never charge any kind of subscription to use Wrist Twisters. Every function and feature and use of the site will always be free to the community. I cannot stress that enough. I've seen communities change hands and then the new owners start charging the users, and that will not happen here and I want to squash that thought before it ever comes up.

The structure of the site will stay the same. The admin and mods will stay the same.

So what will change? Well, I've already upgraded the forum software to something more new and updated, which will provide many more functions and features from there. That will be the hardest part about all of this - once thats in place, I will continue to add new functions to the site such as giving the users the ability to have individual riding blogs, integrated social features for connecting up with other riders and friends, and more.

My personal focus is going to be improving and upgrading the forum software, not the vision or the community. I hope there is a distinct difference that everyone can understand.

If anyone has any questions for me, please post up and I'll answer them as I read them.

Now, I'm going to go post up my introduction thread.
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look, i'm just one voice in more than a thousand, feel free to ignore me...sometimes i get a little crunchy

as for the other stuff, I'll get specific and drop some pm's on my ideas, thoughts, whatever, sometimes they're helpful other times not so much

i like your plan to be around a while...we thought the same of gabriel and kevin

as for being in bikes since 96...well, that doesn't mean much given the quality of some of the riders that inhabit this place. (ex racers, current racers, folks that have been riding since the 50's), me i'm a young pup and have only been licensed since 84, riding since 74 and only a couple thousand track miles...so i'm a greenpea compared to many

did read your intro, don't like not knowing your first/last name or real experience in the biking world or which kawi board you admin or even really how you came to "own" WT when there are many folks that hold the same ideals here as Kevin and have a vested interest....from this perspective you like an outsider and it'll take a while to learn who/what you are...no offense, just how it is....some of these folks I know for 7 or more years, trust like family and some of them know my family, and i'm comfortable bringin the kids around them....which means a lot to someone like me

anyways, appreciate your positive attitude and wish you best of luck since you are the defacto admin for the ad hoc 919 community which is also something that matters to me

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Back to speed issues.

I'm getting slow load times again. I used pingdom to analyze load time. The homepage is right around 6 seconds, but I chose a few threads and they are closer to 12 seconds. That's according to the site. When I go there myself, it might load the first 7 posts really quickly, but then it sometimes hangs for 10 - 15 seconds before anything else is loaded. Its happening both and home and the office and in IE and Firefox.

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