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Ads killing forum load speed

By poertner_1274
Aug 14, 2003
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  1. I am having problems getting some of the ads to load properly. They are slowing down my TS browsing time tremendously.

    It appears to be burstnet and tribalfusion

    I'm not sure if it is something that work has done here, I'll test it when I get home to see if it is slow there too.

    Anyone else experiencing this?


    Edit: I tried to post the links, but there were too many equal signs and it was confusing it.

    It happens to be the ads above the links and the one on the right of the forum usually.
     
  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    I have the same issue. Right now, the ad above, didnt even load - you just see the boarder and the red "x" on the mini white page (follow?)

    Though when the ads do load....then just take forever. The ad loads, then the page continues.
     
  3. Justin

    Justin TS Rookie Posts: 942

    The problem is, it seems, that the board is forcing the ads to load before the forum / threads... so if the ad is timing out or its server is slow, you just have to suffer.

    IMO that is done very poorly... if anything it should be the the other way around.
     
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Topic Starter Posts: 4,172

    I agree Soul Harvester. It is kind of a pain waiting for it to load, then to have it just time out.
     
  5. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,059   +645

    I've been aware of the problems ads could cause (thankfully our server is loading fast) so I've been working with BurstMedia which seems to be having the most problems with ads timing out at times, etc, Tribal seems fast enough to me in the other hand.

    I have now uploaded a new set of code for tower ads, the ones that load at the right side of your screen. Using iframes like we do now will no longer interfere loading the rest of the page. The only downside to this is that Burst code doesn't seem to be loading properly for now inside an iframe (so you will end up with a white space instead of an ad) but still won't stop loading your page, so until they can fix that for us, there you have a solution.

    ... While we are on the subject, you know who we can also blame? Internet Explorer, that's right... IE is not table-loading friendly, unlike Opera and Mozilla that can download content inside tables on-the-fly. And with Microsoft lack of plans to update the browser, I've been sticking to Mozilla lately for the most part.
     
  6. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    I'm getting that annoying error message that says runtime error line 25 access denied again.

    Its only on this site.

    You may well be working on the code right now...
     
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Tribal fusion one isnt' loading at the top for me. Also the one on the right at least yesterday or maybe day before woudn't load and it would come up with a micro version of IEs page cannot be displayed thing.

    Right now the googlesyndication one (on the right side) loaded up, but personally I don't like it. Does TS get more money for that side one or something, I can take the screen being vertically inhibited, but this horizontal stuff I don't like. If it must stay thats ok, I'm not going to run away from the site or anything, I just don't like the side column banners very much.

    Edited for more powah!
     
  8. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    The one at the top doesn't load for me either, and the one one the right is just annoying. It makes the setup of the entire page look odd.
     
  9. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Topic Starter Posts: 4,172

    Wow it appears that SNGX is really protesting that ad. Maybe he is just sleep deprived??and angry!!

    But I will have to agree that it makes things look scruntched and different.
     
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Yeh I don't like it. Horizontal screen space is very valuable - banner ads have no place there.
     
  11. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    I use Opera 7.11 and I get the same problems. Ads are loading very slowly. :confused:
     
  12. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    You took the words right out of my mouth.

    Yeah, Julio - I am sorry to say it, but I think that one was a bad move.
     
  13. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    I agree, the side ads are annoying, but I guess you can get more on the page, so it'll boost revenue. I should also mention that forum speed does seem a lot better today.
     
  14. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    I don't see any ads on techspot or the boards. I do have an ad blocker, the one integrated with Norton Firewall, and I guess what you guys mean by the side ads is that open space to the right.
     
  15. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Topic Starter Posts: 4,172

    Yes, there is usually an ad over there.
     
  16. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    Hmm, This is odd, yesterday evening the ad on the right was gone, yet this morning it is back although the image is broken.

    It is still very annoying and makes the page somewhat awkward.
     
  17. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    I'm still having loading issues with that right side banner. I think it should be moved to top or bottom if not elminated entirely.
     
  18. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    I haven't had a problem with the ad's loading improperly, but I have had problems with the actual content loading incorrectly.

    [​IMG]

    The last 24 hours this has happened every 3-4 times I click a link on TS.
     
  19. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    I get that sometimes too. A few others in the IRC channel have also described the same problem recently.
     
  20. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    This is the crap I keep getting:
    [​IMG]
     
  21. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Well isnt' that interesting, another bug. check out the real screenshot here: http://www.umr.edu/~ddavison/Pictures/screen10.jpg


    Edit: well actually, I think that ad really screws thigns up because when the ad didn't load it cut of my pic, now that the ad loaded it didn't cut of my pic.

    We really need to lose the side banner ad.
     
  22. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Can we please lose the side banner - it's pretty bad.
     
  23. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

  24. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,059   +645

    Ok, so the tower ads are now gone :).

    Notice that this was more of a test run for future campaigns as it's not my interest to bother you with ROS campaigns showing at all times while you browse the boards but in the future we might have to, in order to raise inventory for meeting certain campaigns requirements... these only come once or twice a year, if that, anyway.

    As all of you should know by now however, TechSpot is 100% advertisement funded, we do not endorse usage of Ad blockers (pop up blockers being the exception).
     
  25. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    I understand that Julio, just that side one was killing me. I'd click on 25 ads before I'd willfully accept that side one :)
     

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