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Instuctables site is Slow Answered


I love this site, there is so much interesting stuff on it, but I can't visit it nearly as much as I would like, because it keeps crashing.
 I have tried Firefox, Opera, and Chrome,  possibly also IE and I forgot, from 2 different locations with different internet connections, one through a server and one not. Different operating systems, OSX, linuxs, and windows. I think the same ISP though. same problem always occurs.
 When I start looking at the site it often works great for a while, but it almost always stops at some point, and pages just won't load at all (even slightly), until the browser gives up, or else the page will partially load leaving out several images, ads, and then links from the page or functions on the page like login will not work. frozen like.
At the very least the site slows down to a crawl when I look at it for a while. This does not happen with other websites. Although when it is happening it can effect what is going on in other tabs of the same browser. Maybe I should check chromes task manager.

 This problems often kick off when I open multiple tabs of different instructables.

I can't believe that I am the only one experiencing this, but I can't find very many descriptions of the same problem.

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FSin
FSin

10 years ago

sounds like caitlinsdad is right. i just need to be patient. it just gets so frustrating.

I could be running out of memory, but that means the 4+ computers i have tried to view instrucables on are all a bit crap. which would be sad.

also, more tabs = more fun. I's be using a max of 4 or 5 tabs. i must check the memory consumption. I have no problem loading up multiple tabs of everything else, is the thing. anything else. very often I have multiple windows, each with  upwards of 10 tabs, sometimes multiple browsers.

thanks for the suggestions! :)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

"This problems often kick off when I open multiple tabs of different instructables."

So... why not stick to one tab at a time?


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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

 sometimes multiple ibles tabs are necessary when you cut and paste links when you do creative spamming whilst editing an ible or commenting.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I suppose it depends on your definition of "multiple".  Two, or twenty?

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

10 years ago

 Ah, the problems of being an Instructables addict.  You are not alone.

Best thing to do is to try to step away from the PC for a while and come back later.  Realize that the site is in a phase where they are making some major changes under the hood and are tweaking the user interface.  They are trying their best at balancing the locked out PRO features, advertising ads, and seeing what works.  Don't worry, they'll sort it out eventually.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

10 years ago

.  Sounds a lot like you are running out of memory. There's nothing small about Ibles' web pages.