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Title: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 28, 2015, 03:04:55 PM
We're going to experiment a little and see if Tapatalk is the cause of some of the slow mobile behavior for people.  We're going to unplug for a week and see what happens.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
Post by: Gusington on March 01, 2015, 12:44:21 PM
It's definitely made access on my phone a lot more gooder.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 03, 2015, 09:23:16 PM
anyone got any feedback so far besides Gus?
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
Post by: bbmike on March 04, 2015, 04:32:45 AM
I does seem much faster now. I still get the occasional 'connecting' time out when accessing a post but not nearly as many as I used to (it was almost constant before).
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
Post by: GJK on March 06, 2015, 03:48:51 PM
It seemed like it was better but the page timed out when I went to reply to this thread so perhaps it's not (sending this once I was connected to my home LAN).
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
Post by: bbmike on March 06, 2015, 05:10:17 PM
Replying to threads always seems hit or miss when using my phone hotspot. Not sure why. But just reading the threads seems a lot faster now.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 10, 2015, 05:30:36 AM
Hey folks - I need your feedback on this so we can make a call on whether or not to leave Tapatalk unplugged or turn it back on
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
Post by: endfire79 on March 10, 2015, 05:53:14 AM
I've got a nexus 5 phone and used to find it easier to post with Tapatalk as I did not have to zoom in/out on the forum page.  I'm using my phones browser today, it works and isn't the end of the world.

I've been googling about Tapatalk and forum use, and some other sites appear to have similar problems using it. 
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 10, 2015, 06:57:59 AM
Maybe it's just because I have a POS phone, but I don't access GH except from my home and work computers. Viewing any site through a mobile device smaller than my iPad is annoying. You guys need an intervention.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 10, 2015, 07:10:33 AM
I've been googling about Tapatalk and forum use, and some other sites appear to have similar problems using it. 

I found the same thing, which is why I wanted to try unplugging it for a bit to see what people experienced.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
Post by: endfire79 on March 10, 2015, 07:54:42 AM
Good call.  The site overall does seem more responsive after disabling Tapatalk. 
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
Post by: GJK on March 17, 2015, 06:07:33 PM
If you still have Tapatalk disabled Brant, it's not the issue.  The site still crawls for me when I'm mobile.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
Post by: mirth on March 17, 2015, 06:14:21 PM
I use the site all day on a crappy Windows phone and I've never had a problem.

I'm wondering if this is an OS or browser issue.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 17, 2015, 06:57:51 PM
I don't think Tapatalk exists for a Windows Phone, so instead of checking for it on every page load, I think the software sort of chuckles at you while giving you a digital shrug
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
Post by: mirth on March 17, 2015, 07:06:13 PM
Yeah, well the site loads for me.

I never cared for Tapatalk anyway. Even when I had a fancy iPhone.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bbmike on May 20, 2016, 04:42:06 AM
Just wondering if people are still having this issue. It's become bad for me again when connecting through my mobile hotspot. Grogheads is the only site that has this issue for me some I'm suspecting either forum software or a server issue.
That said, I'm not complaining or demanding justice or anything. It sucks for me but if it's just me I can live with that.  :buck2:
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: Emeraldlis on May 21, 2016, 07:23:26 AM
If I'm out of the house and I want to check out GH on my phone (it's an iPhone ....one of the older models ) I've  had some issues with the site , for instance it sometimes won't let me post ....takes forever ! And it wouldn't let me listen to more than 10 minutes of the grog cast :(  BUT since I've updated this time , I've had no problems , I can listen to the grogcast now through my phone when I'm driving for instance  8)  and I've had no problems with the site being slow  :)

I don't know why this particular update has fixed those issues , because before when I've updated it didn't seem to make a difference !  If I get problems again , I'll post about it , but so far , so good  O0
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bbmike on May 23, 2016, 04:16:17 AM
Thanks, Emeraldlis. I usually use my iPhone to connect to the internet with a laptop I have during the day. Grogheads is the only site that I have trouble with.
But you have given me an idea! I need to try visiting the site just with the iPhone to see if that has any problems.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: OJsDad on May 23, 2016, 05:27:49 AM
Since I switched to and Android phone a month ago, I have trouble with Gorgheads loading there.  I also got a hotspot device that I use with my laptop and it also has issues with Grogheads.  Both the phone and the hotspot are on Verizon. Grogheads is the only site I have any issues with on both devices.  Using my home computer with my DSL I have no problems. 
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 23, 2016, 07:22:20 AM
Is it the entire site, or just the forums?

Do you have the Tapatalk app installed?
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: OJsDad on May 23, 2016, 07:29:41 AM
Just the forums and no, I don't have Tapatalk.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 23, 2016, 07:38:43 AM
Ok, thx. Well look into it
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bob48 on May 23, 2016, 09:44:38 AM
If I'm out of the house and I want to check out GH on my phone (it's an iPhone ....one of the older models ) I've  had some issues with the site , for instance it sometimes won't let me post ....takes forever ! And it wouldn't let me listen to more than 10 minutes of the grog cast :(  BUT since I've updated this time , I've had no problems , I can listen to the grogcast now through my phone when I'm driving for instance  8)  and I've had no problems with the site being slow  :)

I don't know why this particular update has fixed those issues , because before when I've updated it didn't seem to make a difference !  If I get problems again , I'll post about it , but so far , so good  O0

I'm not sure that listening to a grogcast whilst driving is wise. Strapped into a chair, yes. Driving..........risky.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bbmike on May 23, 2016, 10:02:06 AM
I listened to most of season 3 while driving to Florida last month!  :D
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: Emeraldlis on May 23, 2016, 12:10:22 PM
Well Bob , it can be rather distracting at times listening in the car .....concentrating to much on what's being said , rather than the road !! :crazy2: but I do have to drive long distances at times during the week , so it's perfect for listening to in the car , it's just like having the radio on really  :)

bbmike I hope that worked out for you listening to the phone directly ,rather than hooking it up to your laptop  :)  I've also just recently discovered that if I buy an "AUX "cable , I can hook my phone up to my car radio and have it play through the car speakers . So I'm gonna give that a try , hopefully the sound will be louder as well :) I'm sure most of you guys know that already and I'm just as usual playing catch up !! :D
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: MetalDog on May 23, 2016, 08:30:52 PM
I'm just stunned that there are people outside of America that know what a MetalDog sounds like  :idiot2:
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: Emeraldlis on May 24, 2016, 06:47:03 AM
I'm just stunned that there are people outside of America that know what a MetalDog sounds like  :idiot2:

Hahaha , you're famous .......or infamous !!!!  :smiley6600:
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bob48 on May 24, 2016, 08:50:48 AM
Mickey Mouse wears a 'MetalDog' tee shirt.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: MetalDog on May 24, 2016, 04:58:25 PM
As well he should. ;)
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: mirth on May 30, 2016, 01:41:25 PM
Forums have been very slow loading in the past 24 hours. I've been mostly at home on a wired connection when viewing. Other sites have been fine, no lag.

Front end site is pokey too, but not as noticeable as the forums.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bbmike on May 30, 2016, 01:48:46 PM
Same here.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: Staggerwing on May 30, 2016, 02:38:44 PM
Maybe the servers' hamster wheel bearings need grease? It couldn't hurt to let the hamsters themselves rest a little as well.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: mirth on May 30, 2016, 02:50:08 PM
It couldn't hurt to let the hamsters themselves rest a little as well.

I've been telling that to Star for years.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bob48 on May 30, 2016, 03:46:53 PM
I thought we'd had a technobabble upgrade to Lemmings - with a little drop-down picture of a cliff for when we needed a turbo boost.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: Staggerwing on May 30, 2016, 03:55:45 PM
The lemmings upgrade is only available from the Microsoft Store and requires Win 10.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bob48 on May 30, 2016, 03:56:48 PM
Back to the drawing board then.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 30, 2016, 06:19:39 PM
Any better tonight?  I ran some maintenance updates
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: mirth on May 30, 2016, 06:22:37 PM
I've been on my phone for the past couple hours and it's been fine.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: Staggerwing on May 30, 2016, 07:13:11 PM
Yup. Aces now.


I hope that the hamster union demands were reasonable.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: mirth on May 30, 2016, 07:17:42 PM
Those poor hamsters.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bbmike on May 30, 2016, 07:24:49 PM
Seems a bit faster but still slower than normal for me.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: mirth on May 30, 2016, 07:27:54 PM
Give the hamsters a break. Star is demanding.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: Emeraldlis on June 01, 2016, 07:01:54 AM
The groggy hamsters are powering my wheel just fine ....give them a raise I say !   O:-)
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on June 01, 2016, 12:25:01 PM
Slower that ever for me now.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: mirth on June 01, 2016, 12:31:29 PM
Slower that ever for me now.

I'm still getting slow load times on PC with a wired internet connection (even after logging out, browser restarts, machine restart, etc). Behavior is the same on home and work networks which use different ISPs.

Not so noticeable on my phone, but it may be that I just expect lag on mobile devices.

The slow load time is a new development for me. Only noticed it in the past week.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on June 01, 2016, 12:37:45 PM
Me too. 
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 01, 2016, 02:47:53 PM
Weird.  I even went through and optimized all the tables.  Let me look into it some more.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: Barthheart on June 02, 2016, 06:02:11 AM
Me three.  :(
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: mirth on June 02, 2016, 07:28:54 AM
Seems faster today.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 02, 2016, 07:31:29 AM
Star returned the 3 hamsters he borrowed
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on June 02, 2016, 09:09:30 AM
Seems slower today than yesterday.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bbmike on June 02, 2016, 11:17:05 AM
Yeah, it's now painfully slow on my home network now.  :(
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 02, 2016, 11:27:28 AM
For the first time, I am also seeing slowness today....
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: mirth on June 02, 2016, 11:33:36 AM
Time for new hamsters.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: Staggerwing on June 02, 2016, 06:25:02 PM
Star returned the 3 hamsters he borrowed

Yeah but we may have intermittent problems until they have their therapy breakthroughs.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: Barthheart on June 02, 2016, 06:32:05 PM
WOW! Sure is fast now.... whadcha do?  ???
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 02, 2016, 06:35:46 PM
WOW! Sure is fast now.... whadcha do?  ???

started ignoring your complaints O0
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: mirth on June 02, 2016, 06:40:45 PM
WOW! Sure is fast now.... whadcha do?  ???

started ignoring your complaints O0

The key to tech support.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: Barthheart on June 03, 2016, 06:42:08 AM
Annnd we're bogged down again... :P

It only really happens for me when going/returning to the main forum page. Inside sub forums/threads it works fine.....
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bob48 on June 03, 2016, 08:32:57 AM
Same here.

I've even tried turning it off, waiting 10seconds, and then turning it on again, which works for 99% of all PC issues, but.............
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: mirth on June 03, 2016, 08:40:18 AM
It only really happens for me when going/returning to the main forum page. Inside sub forums/threads it works fine.....

That's a good observation. It does seem to be limited to the main forum page.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 03, 2016, 08:40:58 AM
Try it now and see if it's any faster

Yes, we're testing in production, but sometimes that's how it works.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: mirth on June 03, 2016, 08:47:32 AM
(https://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/62996464.jpg)
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: Barthheart on June 03, 2016, 08:56:38 AM
Try it now and see if it's any faster

Yes, we're testing in production, but sometimes that's how it works.

Ok, it is faster now.  O0
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: Barthheart on June 03, 2016, 08:57:43 AM
Much faster actually.  :)
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: mirth on June 03, 2016, 09:02:52 AM
Definitely an improvement.
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on June 03, 2016, 09:41:32 AM
Did you cut off Bob's remote access to porn downloads?
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: bob48 on June 03, 2016, 09:54:36 AM
Noooooooooo
Title: Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
Post by: mirth on June 03, 2016, 10:05:21 AM
Turns out the site slowdowns correspond to Bob's porn viewing/nap cycle.