PC advisor forums speed

  namtas 13:08 13 Feb 2013

As has been commented on occasions I find that the overall pace of PC Advisor is much slower that most other site which I visit, this is not n earth shattering problem never the less it is noticeable and it does distract the user This became so obvious that I took to trying to find where the problem might be and without much effort I discovered that access was being held back on every click by a programme called scorecardresearch.com. And it was continually sending a message 'waiting for scorecardresearech.com'
A check on scorecardreasearch.com describes it as a tool for market research data to website owners through a mixture of on-line surveys and the use of web beacons. Nothing really unexpected there, however some go so far to describe this programme as a bug or even a virus I wonder if anyone else has noticed this and should we be concerned?

  Algerian peter ™ 13:13 13 Feb 2013

I have had this problem for a very very long time.

In the end I use chrome with javascript disabled. I do get a warning

** For full functionality of our forum it is necessary to enable Javascript in your browser. If you're not sure about how to do this you will find easy to understand instructions at: http://www.enable-javascript.com *

At the top of the page BUT the pages do load like greased lightning.

  Algerian peter ™ 13:17 13 Feb 2013

I should add that I have javascript disable d for just THIS website. It is an option that can be found in the settings section of Chrome. You search for javascript and put the webaddress of the site you wish to block.

  onthelimit1 13:28 13 Feb 2013

Chrome with adblock - pages load nearly as fast as other forums.

  Flak999 14:16 13 Feb 2013

Ditto the above!

  WhiteTruckMan 14:18 13 Feb 2013

I agree, and I don't think it will be long before we get the 'this site is free/ it's only free because of the adverts/ small price to pay etc etc.

But I find that it's not uncommon for me to have page loading times in excess of a minute, and all because I'm waiting for some advert or other. If it was scripted so the content loaded first then at least I could have something to read while the adverts are loading...


  Al94 14:24 13 Feb 2013

For me the content loads but none of the links are clickable for quite some time until the background add has loaded.

  carver 14:44 13 Feb 2013

I find using I.E 9 that after loading it takes about 4-5 seconds before I can click on a page then it's the same for every link, , using Chrome it's as fast as any site on the web.

  namtas 15:01 13 Feb 2013

I see a delay created as each pages waits to open, Above I mentioned that one problem is scorecardresearech.com but that is only one. There is also a big delay whilst something call Outbrain.com does its business and tells me that it is busy reading images, a further logger is eloqua a marketing tool which I understand is part of the Oracle group.

  caccy 15:22 13 Feb 2013

I suffer from this as well using FF. Various sites are gathering information while I wa----------------it for the page to load!

  Chronos the 2nd 15:43 13 Feb 2013

agree, and I don't think it will be long before we get the 'this site is free/ it's only free because of the adverts/ small price to pay etc etc.

Glad someone else said that.lol

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