Forum is constantly crashing for me

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    What is going on? I have to say that this place is one of the SLOWEST forums I've ever posted on, and it's starting to get really frustrating. Sometimes this site takes ages to load, sometimes I can't even finish composing a post because it crashes. This only happens to me here. Today it's crashed at least 5 times. XenForo is the biggest piece of shit forum software in existence. I'd recommend scrapping everything and rebuilding with Vbulletin.

    What's with the sponsored links by Taboola BS? I know you're not making money on those...
     
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    Congratulations. You pissed off the forum gods.
     
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    Slow as hell for me too. I have to disable the script a lot of the time with a add-on on firefox called yesscipt. The problem with doing this is all the editing stuff when you go to post a message stops working when I do this...So I go back and forth.
     
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    I had the same problem.

    XenForo is actually one of the better packages I've seen.

    I do not think that is your problem. In my experience, it is the ad links that US Message Board has decided to run.

    Whether they choose the ads directly, or hired a ad-service to display them.... the ads will pop up video ads, that automatically play.

    These auto-play ads, absolutely murdered my computer. I don't know if there is a setting on USMB side, or if it's simply inherent to the ads, but these auto-play ads just destroy my computer.

    I quickly installed "adblock plus", and then blocked all video ads.

    This may hurt how much ad money USMB gets.... but I simply can't use the forum with those video ads grinding my computers to a near catatonic state. The instant I blocked those ads, my computer sprang back to life.

    If I could not block the ads, then I would not use the forum anymore. It's not just a choice, it's imposible to use the forum with ads making my computer into a Commodore 64.

    Anyway, that is your solution. Either install Adblock Plus to your web browser... or install any other ad blocking software that will prevent the videos from coming up. It's the videos that are the killers. You can't use this forum without blocking them.

    That's my advice. Find a way to block the ads. If that doesn't stop the crash and slow-tastic crap.... then maybe it's the scripts and forum software. Sad to say, it really is one of the better packages.
     
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    They're only running display ads from 2 platforms, google adsense and taboola. You are correct about the auto-play movie ads -- those always kill me too. However, google's platform by itself will not slow down performance, they're actually blazing fast. It's just a particular "type" of display ad that is slow as molasses.

    Those need to be disabled, cereal killer. The click through rate on those is very low, only run text based and image based ads. Disable rich media/flash ads.

    But I also suspect it has something to do with the Xenforo "alert" feature. That always seems to wreak havoc with firefox for me.

    Code is very bloated with a ton of stuff running in the background. This forum needs a complete overhaul.
     
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    Yup. The auto-save feature when writing a post is another likely problem.
     
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    However, the mobile version of this site is totally problem free for me when using my iphone. Will need to look into this further....
     
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    The forum works fine for me. Absolutely no issues.

    Clearly, the OP is failing at the interwebs.
     
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    Doing some testing using Opera, no issues yet....I'm starting to wonder if it's actually Firefox.
     

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