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Low bandwidth version/option of forums?

By lokem
Mar 18, 2002
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  1. Hi all,

    I was wondering if there's an option to change the forum's L&F to that of a low bandwidth version. Perhaps less graphics and simpler layout. Not sure whether vBulletin supports that or not, but just a thought.

    TIA.
  2. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,542   +93

    The only option I can see that might help is to switch off user avatars and display tagged images as hyperlinks.
    Don't think there is an official low bandwidth option. Unless a Vb administrative option can enable such an option.
  3. lokem

    lokem Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 773

    Thanks, but I've enabled that a few days ago. It's just not as low bandwidth as I'd like it to be ;)
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    The only thing that can cure that is to get a faster connection :haha:
    Just kidding, I think that option would be helpful to quite a few users.
  5. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

    A Low bandwidth option would be useful so I could continue with the 3DS Word association game. At home on my 56k, within the time it takes me to refresh and then post, 3 other people have posted. :) Okay slight exaggeration, but when your used to 256k at my local cafe, and 10Mbit (or something) at college 56 is just plain ol slow.
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,304   +264

    mwah ha ha.... (sneaky little mind thinking of how to mess with some people... j/k)

    LNCPapa
  7. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    I've had good results by tweaking browsers. By setting memory cache to 384M it doesn't feel so slow. I've had this modem connection for about 8 years now so I'm quite used to this. On Thursdays I use 1M ADSL line for about 2 hours (not in home)..
  8. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,526   +313

    I only have 56k available here and I can't complain, at least not about the forums, I think the problem you are having is going from a fast connection to 56k... that'd got to be one of the worst sensations ever.
  9. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    I have 28k at home, and it loads fine for me (considering...:dead: )
    I don't see what you people's problems are :p
    Even when I'm downloading stuff...

    I would kill for 56k :mad:
  10. lokem

    lokem Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 773

    I guess I shouldn't be complaining since I thought 56k is the lowest speed nowadays. ;)


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