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Old 01-28-2009, 10:17 PM   #1
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Google analytics slowing things down

I have noticed... and I'm not sure it is has been recently or always this way... but when I am reading the forum many times the browser will sit and spin when I am waiting for it to set the page to the next unread message.

Pretty much whenever I am doing this the status bar says it is transferring data from google analytics. Did you recently start using this. It seems like at least 1 time in 5 I am seeing this pause when I move from page to page.

But, it is rather annoying and I am considering blocking that domain so my this pause won't happen.

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Old 01-28-2009, 10:28 PM   #2
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Have noticed precisely the same thing since the MR shutdown. Very slow loading.
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:52 AM   #3
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Have noticed precisely the same thing since the MR shutdown. Very slow loading.
Hmmm. The downtime we experienced is almost certainly not related to any slowdowns you may experience, since all that happened ever since is that we replaced a faulty hard drive in the raid with an identical new one.

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Pretty much whenever I am doing this the status bar says it is transferring data from google analytics.
Personally I haven't experienced any problems with it, but I will look closer into this. It would help if you tell me what browsing software you're using. Thanks!
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:58 AM   #4
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I do notice that every once in a while these anylitic sites do slow things down and blocking them certainly works to remove that.
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:50 AM   #5
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I'm using Firefox, with the NoScript extension, which is set to block google-analytics.
Possibly some of them are also blocked by AdBlock.
It works fine for me, then.

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Old 01-29-2009, 06:03 AM   #6
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Haven't noticed anything so Adblock probably takes care of Google analytics.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:55 AM   #7
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Using internet explorer 7.0 and today Mobile Read is loading normally without the Google delay.

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Old 01-29-2009, 10:38 AM   #8
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Thanks for the update. We have done two changes:

1. disable ads until we receive word from our Google contact how to remedy slow loading times.

2. load analytics asynchronously to prevent it from blocking the page from executing.
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:41 AM   #9
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i am using mainly firefox but chrome today, and i experience the occasional delay (rarely), but i do notice that since these changes the site is loading lightning quick.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:38 PM   #10
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Thanks for the update. We have done two changes:

1. disable ads until we receive word from our Google contact how to remedy slow loading times.

2. load analytics asynchronously to prevent it from blocking the page from executing.
Performance is so much better now.

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Old 01-29-2009, 05:04 PM   #11
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Just noticed another "stopper". One message thread I went into the browser hung on pulling something from pixel.quatserve.com. I am assuming it was a graphic or maybe someones avatar. Not sure if there is much you can do about that.

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Old 02-03-2009, 10:29 AM   #12
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I think I might know the answer.

Do you see the dragons in my signature? I think that is causing the slowdown. I was just over at www.dragcave.net, and I noticed that whenever I look at one of my dragons google analytics and pixel.quantserve are both contacted.
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:31 AM   #13
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Do you see the dragons in my signature? I think that is causing the slowdown. I was just over at www.dragcave.net, and I noticed that whenever I look at one of my dragons google analytics and pixel.quantserve are both contacted.
Actually I do see them now. Prior to this I was just seeing blurry fuzzy dots. Or, perhaps that is how they are supposed to work.

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Actually I do see them now. Prior to this I was just seeing blurry fuzzy dots. Or, perhaps that is how they are supposed to work.

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When they've had too many views in one day, there is an option to hide them in fog. From now on I'll just remove them, instead.
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When they've had too many views in one day, there is an option to hide them in fog. From now on I'll just remove them, instead.
So, what are they exactly? Sort of like neopets or tomagotchi?

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