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    Default Should someone be working on Forums responsiveness?

    A quick check using any web browser's Developer Tools indicates that the big cause of the current slow page loading is related to "Userinfo" elements, and boy, are there a lot of them on every page...

    Not only are there the explicitly named "userinfo" elements but there are also lots and lots of clear pixels which are typically used as tracking beacons.

    Every one of these elements loads ungodly slow (well over 200ms),
    But I also am amazed that so many tracking beacons exist... I'd think that only one or a <very> few would be necessary for common uses, especially since there is no advertising or 3rd party (besides Google Analytics) code in our Forums.

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    The <real> problem is likely the very slow responsiveness of the Microfocus authentication system and how it's deployed...
    Seems to me that it's possible that a call is being made to authenticate <with every page view> which if true seems to me to be overkill if it's permanent for Forums usage.
    Authentication should be done only once, and after that use some lightweight method like cookies (ie don't store large authentication tokens on a Server somewhere and make calls to it constantly). Although more load intensive architectures might be interesting for testing and experimenting, I don't think that such testing should extend for weeks with no end in sight (Various authentication issues have existed since the Big Change a few months ago).

    Someone needs to look into this if not already.

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    Default Re: Should someone be working on Forums responsiveness?

    The MF-IT department is already on it, Forums Team has been discussing this as well.
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    Default Re: Should someone be working on Forums responsiveness?

    Thx,
    In general that's as much as can be expected.
    I wouldn't expect a magic bullet with instantaneous results.

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    Default Re: Should someone be working on Forums responsiveness?

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    Thx,
    In general that's as much as can be expected.
    I wouldn't expect a magic bullet with instantaneous results.

    TSU
    I just happened to access the forums a few minutes ago and found signs of "happenings."
    Waited a few more minutes and refreshed some pages and accessed a few more...

    What a diff!
    Let me perhaps be the first one to post how GREAT the Forums perform now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    I just happened to access the forums a few minutes ago and found signs of "happenings."Waited a few more minutes and refreshed some pages and accessed a few more...What a diff!Let me perhaps be the first one to post how GREAT the Forums perform now!TSU
    Not for me!
    More then 5 seconds with first logon, IF I'm lucky enough not to have to repeat my login user/password
    Then 5 seconds after the " New Posts" button.
    Then every change of page with the exeption of pageback >4 sec.
    (using Vivaldi with Umatrix but 1 st Party allowed
    From the ones that I use by far the slowest forum. (But I like openSUSE )

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    Default Re: Should someone be working on Forums responsiveness?

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    I just happened to access the forums a few minutes ago and found signs of "happenings."
    Waited a few more minutes and refreshed some pages and accessed a few more...

    What a diff!
    Let me perhaps be the first one to post how GREAT the Forums perform now!

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    Default Re: Should someone be working on Forums responsiveness?

    So far I'm seeing a major improvement (using Chrome)

    Whereas before, no page loaded <9 seconds, many longer.
    If a post was submitted, likely because of complexity it would easily be twice that long.
    Intermittently, there would also be a long pause of varying seconds waiting for a server response adding to the above.
    Page loads were so slow, sometimes I'd have time to quickly read some other web page entirely and return just in time for the Forum page load to finally complete.

    Currently, almost every page I've visited has either completed loading in less than 5 seconds, many within 2 seconds.

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    Default Re: Should someone be working on Forums responsiveness?

    Currently, almost every page I've visited has either completed loading in less than 5 seconds, many within 2 seconds.
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    Default Re: Should someone be working on Forums responsiveness?

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    It's all in the way you hold your tongue
    Yes ... to the left and down, *not* to the right. And, you need to squint with one eye, but I forget which one.
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    Default Re: Should someone be working on Forums responsiveness?

    On Fri, 15 Jun 2018 05:36:03 +0000, deano ferrari wrote:

    >> Currently, almost every page I've visited has either completed loading
    >> in less than 5 seconds, many within 2 seconds.
    >>

    > It's all in the way you hold your tongue


    That would seem to make it very difficult to type.



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