So so slow

Avatar for mahopac
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-24-1997
So so slow
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Wed, 11-21-2012 - 4:12pm

Since the conversion, every page loads so slowly.  When I clicked on "help forum" from the main message board page, it took 5 seconds to load.  Forget clicking on Pregnancy & Parenting - it takes so many seconds to load that most of the time I can't wait for it. 

I used to be active on several boards.  Now I don't have the time to wait for the boards to load.  Judging from the low number of new posts on the boards that I do occasionally manage to get onto, it seems like I'm not the only one.

This has been really disappointing.

Avatar for cmkarla
Administrator
Registered: 01-03-2001
In reply to: mahopac
Thu, 11-22-2012 - 7:32am

Hi there,

We are really sorry that you are having loading time issues. The tech team is aware of the slowness and are working to find a solution. The problem is the massive size of our database (more than 15 years worth). I wish I had more information for you but at this time I don't.

Thank you so much for your patience while we work through this!

Karla
Community ModeratoriVillage.com

Avatar for mahopac
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-24-1997
In reply to: mahopac
Mon, 11-26-2012 - 2:30pm

I know it's 15 years of data - I've been on iVillage since the start.  This has got to be the worst board changeover ever. 

Today it took 30 seconds just for the forums.ivillage.com page to load.  Then another 30 seconds after I clicked on iVillage Help for this board to load.  Another 15 seconds to load THIS conversation.  I clicked REPLY to answer you, and was asked to log in - again.  Had to do that three times before it actually gave me a place to post. 

Forget going to a Parenting board.  I waited almost a minute for just the Pregnancy & Parenting board LIST to load, and it still hadn't, so I didn't bother going to any boards. I am one of the longest-running, most loyal iVillage board members, and one of the most likely to put up with inconvenience, but this is ridiculous.  If I can't participate in conversations because the boards won't load and I can't log in to reply if they finally do, how am I ever going to see all your ads?

Avatar for vegiemama
Community Leader
Registered: 01-06-2000
In reply to: vegiemama
Tue, 11-27-2012 - 1:52am

Mahopac...just noticed you've been a member since the day my dd was born.  I'm probably about a week behind you...I know I participated in a newborns chat when she was a week old, LOL.  I wonder why your registration date shows as accurate, where mine is incorrectly in 2000?  I didn't think anyone's date showed back before that 2000 changeover!


Sue
Homeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11

CL of Homeschooling, Signature Showcase, Ectopic Loss, and Fertility Charting

Avatar for mahopac
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-24-1997
In reply to: mahopac
Tue, 11-27-2012 - 11:15am

That's funny!  I joined when my older kids were 5 & 2yo, and my now-12yo was "never going to happen," LOL!  Now I have a junior in college, a senior in HS, and a middle schooler.  Kinda hoping I don't have to go to a grandparents' board anytime soon. ;)