No I agree, I do think it seems to have slowed down a bit lately.
6 miles out of Cambridge and I can't get broadband, so still on 56k with a 2-hour cutoff.
Biggest problem I seem to have is chopping and changing between threads - even on dial up it didnt seem to be as slow as it has been lately. But what the heck, its still the best trading website in the UK - if not the world. :cheesy: T2W rocks baby!!(as much as a website can without scantily-clad ladies, anyway)
I too am on dial-up 56k AND AOL.
Response time seems fine to me.
I was at a friends on Saturday who has 1 meg cable broadband.
Access time for T2W was no different (i.e. not faster) compared to dial up.
It was quite disappointing really. I assumed that Broadband would be a lot faster.
i'm currently surfing the board on someone else's PC, and it's cable connection with a dedicated hub blah, and the pages load up wayyyy slower than when i'm surfing on my laptop that has the aforementioned crappy AOL dail-up connection
Sorry only just spotted this thread - I noticed a slowdown myself particularly over the period mentioned. However the siutation has generally improved. Would anyone else like to comment on the current speed they're accessing the site.
A couple of things worth mentioning, the automatic links to glossary terms will slow down the page somewhat particularly where a number of posts are viewed on a single page. Try turning this feature off here: http://www.trade2win.co.uk/boards/member.php?s=&action=editoptions > "Automatically link glossary words in Posts?" - it should speed up the page loads.
We're also upgrading the database server over the next few weeks, and this should also result in a noticeable speed increase.
just fyi, i was having problems logging on yesterday late afternoon, early evening.... then when i did manage to access the site, it was a bit slow.... seems ok now tho'... will turn of the thingy you mention above....
In fact I've just run some tests turning off the automatic glossary feature and it speeds up this page by as much as 500%! Roughly 1.25 secs with the feature on, 0.25 without. I may decide to can it altogether for now, if after doing a few more tests, its having such a dramatic impact. Or alternatively default eveyone to having this feature turned off.