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Trouble opening the site- ok for now
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 1:12 PM

For the last two days I've been having trouble opening the site from Chrome. Anyone else?

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 1:40 PM

Yes, for the past few days, it would spin for up to a minute, then open the site. Then another minute to open the forum. Earlier today, the site opened much quicker, but, the forum was down. Now it seems to be back to normal. I only use Chrome.

 Bruce

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 2:10 PM

Similar issue on IE. Would not open last night. This morning was fine then issues again this afternoon.

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 2:29 PM
I've also have had the same problem for the past two nights couldn't get it to open on chrome or IE. Worked fine later in the night while I was at work though.

Clint

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 3:21 PM

I've experienced similar problems with the site. My guess is that the FSM server can get overloaded very easily and everything just slows down.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:22 PM

I was having problems like that yesterday in the morning. But since the evening yesterday all is well.

 

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, July 26, 2018 9:07 AM

Of all the sites I visit regularly, FSM is the one that I can count to to load slowly.

More to the point of the thread, off and on for the past few days it has been painfully slow (to the point I just give up). It's even worse using VPN. So I agree with the gang, it's not just you, Bill.

BTW, I mainly use Firefox so this issue the past couple of days doesn't sound browser specific, I think.

-Greg

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:48 PM

I haven't seen any slow performance, in Chrome or Firefox.  From landing on the main forum index page, to complete loading, takes about 15 to 20 seconds.

I'm running Firefox 61.0.1 and Chrome 67.0.3396.99, on Windows 10, over a cable Internet connection.

It may very well be a matter of traffic at the given time, that's a reasonable theory.

A postscript...

I just got updated to Chrome version 68.0.3440.75, and tested accessing the forum again, and it was a little faster than before, about 10 second to complete loading.

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Posted by buman on Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:49 PM

Same reported issue here. Different computers / different locations / different internet providers. I am just being patient until the page loads :)

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:57 PM

Other than the 2 times i could not get on, i am not having any issues. Its loading fine for me and i have a very slow connection.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, July 26, 2018 9:13 PM

....and tonight it loads like greased lightening. Go figure.

I cleared my Firefox cache the other day, perhaps a corrupted cache???

It still seems odd that of all the sites I visit regularly, this is the slow poke.

-Greg

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, July 27, 2018 5:24 PM

Bill, I had the same issues. I use the same search engine as you. There was a period of time that I could not even get onto the site. A few times it errored out saying the site was down.

Another curious oddity is happening. I am not recieving emails from my WIP posts. Normally I get a copy of what I post. Not now. Also, I don't get all the  reponders via email either.

This site is so glitchy.

 

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, January 04, 2019 9:59 PM

I’m locked out of here on my iPad now... unable to log back in on that device... wonder how long until my phone goes the same way. 

If I go silent on this site suddenly in the next few days, that will be the most likely cause...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, January 05, 2019 9:35 AM

I was able to login to FSM on my MacBook. I could not login to FSM on my PC because I was using an incorrect password. How could that be since the supposed incorrect password worked on my MacBook??? Anyway, I updated my password to a new password and now I can login on my MacBook and PC.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 05, 2019 10:12 AM

I’m too stubborn to change my password...

They need to get their IT act together here...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Sunday, January 06, 2019 2:59 AM

These issues are too numrous to even list anymore. 

     My computers at home have been fine.  IE, Firefox, Chrome- no problems with FSM.  I go to visit my Daughter in Va and use the spare IBM T400 laptops... disaster with IE and Firefox- No log-on and slow speed as a guest.  but Chrome in Incognito okay although slow. The next day all worked okay but still SLOOOOOOOOW.

I come back to Philly, all still normal and fine.

     No doubt some issues could be Cookies.  The new outfit that FSM went to is obviouly handling things differently. Cookies help customize a Web page for you among other things.  Usually I consider them quite useful although they do record info on your visit. 

  My wife says, "Maybe the cookie dough is bad or needs more (computer) chips".

I think she is on to something.

      Nino.

 

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