Is PCA a victim of it's own success?

  pj123 11:47 06 Dec 2003

PCA Forum

I am on NTL Broadband at 600k. Because of the time it takes me to login I have just completed a 6 week survey. The average time taken to login has been 2 minutes 13 seconds. To get into the Forum to post this thread took 2 minutes 22 seconds. Obviously, evenings and weekends do account for longer login times but I have tried at various times every day and still experience very long login times. All other sites I visit (including those in My Favourites open instantly). I also notice that when I click on a thread title or the back button after reading a posting it takes over a minute to show. The blue on the Status Bar hardly moves. It’s like watching paint dry. Does anyone else have this or am I the only one?

  [email protected]@m 11:51 06 Dec 2003

AOL 512K. Access site = 6 seconds. Login = 10 seconds. Often I am still logged in, even after a re-boot, so total time to get to Helproom, 10 seconds.

  VoG II 11:51 06 Dec 2003

Try installing the hosts file as I have click here

  bremner 11:57 06 Dec 2003

Other than yesterday I have had very little problem with accessing this site, log on is in seconds and forum loading is never more than 10seconds or so.

  TommyRed 12:02 06 Dec 2003

I normally have no problem but yesterday and today have been exceptionally slow. In fact I can play a game of Solitaire whilst I'm waiting for the page to load. When it looks like it's stuck I click refresh which seems to help. I'm on dial-up in North Wales. TR

  roygbiv 12:29 06 Dec 2003

Normally PCA loads very quickly, Last few days it has taken longer (few minutes) to load.

XP dial-up (tryed at various times of the day)

  Jester2K II 12:33 06 Dec 2003

Removed the hosts file, installed Google Toolbar = WOOOOSH!!!!! Fast site again....

  March Hare 12:48 06 Dec 2003

NTL 150k BB. No Hosts File. Google Toolbar installed. Very slow for past few days. Other sites OK.

  Jester2K II 12:51 06 Dec 2003

Blimey - uninstalled Google Toolbar = slow, reinstalled = fast.

Is the server too busy?

  March Hare 12:53 06 Dec 2003


  roygbiv 13:00 06 Dec 2003

As i waited for this page to load (to post this) i had to refresh 3 times. This site is getting slower and slower.

PS i should of said dial-up (BB not coming to me EVER!) west Wales.

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