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ChrisszChrissz Posts: 727
Any ideas?

It seems as though the CRC banner to the right of the page makes the site load very slowly. Below the banner (i.e. once it is off screen to the top) things work fine but when it's showing even opening in new tabs seems to take forever.

???? :D


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    firefox and ad block.
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  • ChrisszChrissz Posts: 727
    Tried that - the big red banner's still there slowing things down :(
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    nicklouse wrote:
    firefox and ad block.

    Works for me. You do have to block the ad via the right click context menu then reload the page.

    Google with no ad blocks

    Firefox with Adblock
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • blister pusblister pus Posts: 5,780
    Firefox / Adblock Plus with the right filters sets will do it by default.

    If Firefox cache is jammed to the rafters it can create havoc with flash, js or anything else causing loading and freeze glitches and if you get the right combinations it'll just crash the browser all together.

    Clear cache / cookies and anything else in there, then close the browser and ctrl + alt + del to bring task manager up and make sure Firefox.exe isn't running, either as an application or process. Then restart Firefox and hit the bikeradar site immediately, the banner should load a split second after everything else.

    After that it could well be the server serving it up. In which case you'll have to use Adblock Plus with some filter sets.
  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    That CRC animated banner ad in firefox was making my box run at 95-100% cpu. Adblocked it and CPU usage back to normal. Grrr
    FCN 2-4 "Shut up legs", Jens Voigt
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  • Have to agree with that. I've no objection to ads on websites but when they cause 1 of my 2 CPU cores to go to 100% that's seriously out of order. A very counterproductive advert in my opinion as large numbers of people will block it just to make their computer usable again.

    Edit: The other banner add at the top of the page ( for me) is much less CPU intensive despite being just as heavily animated and about the same number of pixels.

  • DownwardiDownwardi Posts: 132
    Fixed for me too
    Now I can read the forum again
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