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Slow Load? Here's why.

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Nexus, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Nexus

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    Our host installed some updates for us, due to this we are experiencing some slow load times on the forums. We're aware and are already working on correcting this. Please bear with us while we get this all sorted as in the end it will result in a better forum experience for all of us.
     
  2. Speranza

    Speranza Slightly Crazed
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    I know it can be difficult with infrastructure overhauls, but I'd like to put at least a notice on your guys radars that changing the URL paths is dumb. M-O-O-N that spells dumb.
     
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  3. Nexus

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    Unfortunately it was necessary to apply the security certificate to the site.
     
  4. Spiritless

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    Cuz a random forum site for UO totally needs non-optional SSL encryption everywhere.

    gg.
     
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  5. Barok

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    Agreed. They just broke everybodies bookmarks.
     
  6. startle

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    Yup... bad idea.
     
  7. grimiz

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    And their SEO...
     
  8. startle

    startle Siege... Where the fun begins.
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    That too.... It'll be interesting to see what % don't bother finding their way back...
     
  9. Nexus

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    That will self correct, and actually Google prefers https over http so in the long run it will be beneficial.
     
  10. grimiz

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    Seriously, what you did is an SEO sin. Google prefers you 301 redirect any renamed pages to the newly named page. You just lost all your 'link juice' to the old pages. A lot of the stuff you had searchable that was indexed is going to lose rank. Fortunately for you, you're the only active UO forum around so you shouldn't really notice...

    Even worse, it's a really poor user experience as others have pointed out.
     
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  11. Ron Bron

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    Load time is improved, but please report if you experience other issues. We are aware of the Facebook, Google, and Twitter login problem and are working on it.
     
  12. Kattasrophe

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    I totally thought someone hacked into my account but reading this and being able to get into stratics what a relief... but all these changes...