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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP

Total posts: 1012
Posted:We are currently trying some new server software that compresses the HTML pages of HOP for faster downloading to visitors computers. Does not compress pictures, graphics or videos as they are already compressed.
But you should see a difference when viewing text pages (like discussion board) especially if you have slower internet connections (<48K).
We are still tweaking the software, so appologies if your service is interupted in the next few hours.

If it does make a visable difference to you please let us know.

Kindest Regards

Malcolm


"May your balls always burn"

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:My pages seem to be loading quicker than usual. This is a good thing I'm guessing?

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Ok i've found a bad side. Not strictly bad - more annoying.

Occasioanlly the edges of the page go white and the text goes an odd shade of blue that means it's hard to read.

This is not good.


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

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Posted:Although human error can be blamed for my spelling.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Tom
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Tom

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Location: England

Total posts: 135
Posted:That might explain why last night when I clicked on the meteor thread I was given the carnivore/herbivore thread and wasn't allowed to go anywhere else.. Although I did wonder about divine intervention..

Tom


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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP

Total posts: 1012
Posted:Tom,

Yes I had to fix up the cacheing thing. Got that sorted.

Anyone else getting blue text with white edges?

Cantus,

What browser and version are you using?

Regards

Malcolm


"May your balls always burn"

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I've noticed that with my T3 connection, it's actually a bit slower. That's probably because my connection was so darned fast before that it takes longer to decompress the page than it does to just load the thing when it's not compressed.

That said, having it take 1.5 seconds versus 1 second with a T3 is not worth slowing everyone else back down.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:I'm beginning to think I imagined the blue text. Cos it's not happened since I mentioned it. But I have had white edges again. The many body of the page is fine. It just has white borders (where the slightly darker grey should be - around the header banner and down the sides etc)

I'm using MSN Explorer. Not sure what version but I assume it's the latest one.


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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PK_
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

PK_

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Total posts: 4991
Posted:havnt noticed anything, i got a crappy connection anyway... pamn pay as you go..
ignors mikeginny's post about his t3 thinks britain is too far behind in the times some times. oh well keep it up malcolm.


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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