is topix running slow for anyone else
Ami in Miami

United States

#24 Jun 3, 2014
Now...

Internet Explorer.

X

Internet Explorer has stopped working

A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.
Windows will close the program and notify you IF a solution is avaiable.

Close program

Hmm..

IE?

Don't call me. I'll call you.

Topix is nothing BUT a big problem.
Survey Sez

Owensboro, KY

#26 Jun 3, 2014
Emerald wrote:
Too many ads! The ad above at the top is a pain. It deliberately forces you to notice it. The page automatically flips up to the top when you're trying to scroll. You have to either let the ad finish through, or close it before you scroll down, or else you'll have some difficulty scrolling the page. Very annoying but I'm sure the ad people already know that. How many more ads can they get on a page before it eventually becomes totally incapacitated, lol?
Topix will probably ban me but download this?

https://adblockplus.org/en/chrome

“Vintage 1949”

Level 1

Since: Mar 13

...lightly salted...

#27 Jun 3, 2014
Nope, running fine.
...32 ads blocked...
foxfire

Owensboro, KY

#28 Jun 3, 2014
Emerald wrote:
Too many ads! The ad above at the top is a pain. It deliberately forces you to notice it. The page automatically flips up to the top when you're trying to scroll. You have to either let the ad finish through, or close it before you scroll down, or else you'll have some difficulty scrolling the page. Very annoying but I'm sure the ad people already know that. How many more ads can they get on a page before it eventually becomes totally incapacitated, lol?
https://adblockplus.org/en/firefox
sara

Kintnersville, PA

#30 Jun 3, 2014
Topix is fine for me today, so far, but I just got on. But I already experienced Topix freezes, or running slow in the past.
sara

Kintnersville, PA

#31 Jun 3, 2014
I just noticed the tracker is back to normal, this is a good thing.

“Vintage 1949”

Level 1

Since: Mar 13

...lightly salted...

#32 Jun 3, 2014
sara wrote:
I just noticed the tracker is back to normal, this is a good thing.
Don't jinx it! Now they're probably all huddled together scheming about what to tinker with next...

“Vintage 1949”

Level 1

Since: Mar 13

...lightly salted...

#33 Jun 3, 2014
Oh! 30 ads down the tubes...

Petal Power

“It's a New Dawn”

Since: Feb 14

Location hidden

#34 Jun 3, 2014
SAME FREAKIN' ADS!!!

FRACK Someplace else..DEBUNKED Anyone??

About Had IT w/ the Home Depot Ads..

Where's My Magic Wand??

PRESTO!!

Hmmmm..CRAP..Warranty ran out!!!

;)

“Hippie Single DAD, vet, Honest”

Level 6

Since: Apr 11

Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#35 Jun 3, 2014
Website running fine.
Just the "normal" people who are consistently operating sl...ooo..w.

Some good advice here thank you. I use adblock & firefox now.
I do not think I could use this or utube without it. Rick
sara

Kintnersville, PA

#36 Jun 4, 2014
Enzo49 wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't jinx it! Now they're probably all huddled together scheming about what to tinker with next...
Never say what's next, that's a REAL jinx for sure.

“Hippie Single DAD, vet, Honest”

Level 6

Since: Apr 11

Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#37 Jun 4, 2014
LOL LOL
Boy you were all were dead on there:)

I spoke way to soon. have a new tower & am trying to run it basic for a day or two.
The adblock is NOT working & it is almost crashing just using utube?
Me & my big mouth . IT is running high speed but all the ads crash or click on their own . be paying my Karma forward again it seems:) Rick
SlowScripts

Pottstown, PA

#38 Jun 5, 2014
According to the pingdom website page speed test site 923 things must happen or load up for this page/thread to be usable. There is a a lot of ad software in there.

http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/ #!/dGOX1m/http://www.topix.com /forum/news/weird/THFD4JV7FVJ3 AFJLR/p2

You might have to cut and paste this thread and
run a new test. Same for most website performance test sites.

I have an ad or pop blocker and it's like the blocker and ads go into battle tying up or freezing the page. I don't think some of those blockers work too well.

“Cruising U.S.A.”

Level 8

Since: Mar 12

General Motors

#39 Jun 5, 2014
Topix is never quite up to snuff,...
amy

Reading, PA

#40 Jun 8, 2014
This computer has pop up ads, I tried using the blocker but not much better.
SlowScripts

Pottstown, PA

#41 Jun 9, 2014
Another website tester GTmetrix gives topix and others a fail for page load time.

Also other websites I find slow or have an extremely slow page load are TMZ ,the Huffington Post, the Daily Caller just to name a few. I don't know wether it's because they are popular and allow commenting which can overload their servers or it's the software they use or allow.

Several fewer trips to these sites including topix.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#42 Jun 9, 2014
yep, and it has been for awhile now..
SlowScripts

Pottstown, PA

#43 Jun 9, 2014
I've noticed on the video boxes that #unblock is on the ads. So the spammers and advertisers are using some kind of unblocking software which unfortunetly is available for downloading. This probably explains why pop blockers don't work in many cases and/or why a site might slow or freeze. My blocker slows that software freezing the video but it's presence still slows the website.

These unblockers are designed to go through or bypass firewalls. So now you need a blocker to stop the unblockers..

Petal Power

“It's a New Dawn”

Since: Feb 14

Location hidden

#44 Jun 11, 2014
NOPE..

Not Today!!

THANK GOD!!

“Hippie Single DAD, vet, Honest”

Level 6

Since: Apr 11

Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#45 Jun 11, 2014
This works great again ,some of the same slow poster though.

Using firefox & adblock plus ,my "new" tower is great, the most memory I have ever had I think :).
I would pay rather than go through the b.s. on utube now, Rick

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