Forums Run Too Slow

Discussion in 'Tech & Support' started by Hello2016, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Hello2016

    Hello2016 Registered

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    Lately, every time I go onto these forums, my cpu starts to slow down (Windows 7) and everything is laggy. Is there a way I can just turn off all ads and images on these webpages? I turned off avatars and signatures but that does no good. How can I access a text only version of the website?
     
  2. jolldan

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    Have had similar issues over the last couple days. About 50% of the time when I load a page on this site it takes me back to the previous page I was on or just comes up that it was unable to connect.
     
  3. RetrogradeOrbit

    RetrogradeOrbit Do I look like I'm joking?

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    You need an adblocker that is capable of blocking specific elements within a web page. Specifically those stupid popups...
    The ads themselves are handled quite well by most adblockers.
     
  4. Teelie

    Teelie The Incredulous Spider-Man

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    It isn't going to be the forums themselves but the ads and all the bull**** associated with them that are slowing the site down. Retro said it best: find a good adblocker (uBlock or uBlock Origin, AdGuard AdBlocker, Disconnect, Ghostery, Privacy Badger, NoScript all for Firefox and/or Chrome or some variation between them).
     
  5. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    Yup. Adblocker is the way.
     
  6. Hello2016

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    Thanks everyone.

    I'll try Ublock or one of the others and see if helps.
     
  7. Captain Bryan

    Captain Bryan Mariya Takeuchi

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    I had to do a lot of finagling to get this site to work with an ad blocker, but it does finally work.
     
  8. Hello2016

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    I just tried Ublock and the site is actually navigable now. Funnily enough, the first time I went on SHH prompted me to "whitelist" the website asking me to turnoff adblocker so I had to reload the page to get the prompt to not show.

    I can't navigate this site anymore let alone try to do a post in here so I'm really liking this option being able to not have to wait for my cpu to unfreeze repetitively.
     
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