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JoyLouise Report 6 Oct 2017 06:46

Like Supercrutch, I have used various servers, iPads etc.

Although I've never had any error messages I have found this site extremely slow at times and it's the slowness that I find offputting.

I wonder whether it's a case of too much traffic because I have had no problem getting into the site this morning, entering rapidly on the iPad when the majority of the UK may not yet be online - and, yes, I know that online correspondents are not confined to the UK - but I think they'll be spread more sparsely around the rest of the world.

I'll try again when I get back this afternoon.


RolloTheRed Report 6 Oct 2017 12:01

Say you go the tap for water and nothing or only a trickle comes out.
Aha it must be the water company. Blast them.

Much easier than considering other possibilities such as lack of rain, broken pipes, unpaid bill ....

Especially when there is little understanding of how the service is provided and refusal to consider that the majority do not experience the same problem of the muddy brown trickle.


supercrutch Report 6 Oct 2017 15:56

Not if I have just had my pipes surveyed, my bills are fully paid up and there hasn't been a drought so the reservoirs are full.


Kense Report 6 Oct 2017 22:20

Unless everyone has turned on their taps at the same time, in which case it is those higher up who suffer most.


RolloTheRed Report 8 Oct 2017 16:33

during the past few weeks there have been some major changes in the way that Chrome/webkit and Firefox handle static resources. A performance improvement of 60% is claimed. make sure yr browser version is latest , flush cache and restart.
nb: excludes XP users.

there have been no such changes to Apple browsers tho' Apple claim no need.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 9 Oct 2017 08:50

Hi all,

I have had the Error page again this morning and I was having all day yesterday.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 21 Oct 2017 12:14

Hi Peeps,

My oh has just refreshed Friefox for me and I am not having problems at the moment.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 21 Oct 2017 12:17

You'll never guess what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't open my tree.........

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 21 Oct 2017 12:18

O Just tried again and I am there.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 21 Oct 2017 23:38

I have just had the blimmin Error page again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 7 Nov 2017 11:18

Well its still going on and I think its worse than ever now as I just can't get straight to my threads.

I am sick amd tired of the blimmin Error page and the time it takes to get on the threads once you have got into the site.


RolloTheRed Report 7 Nov 2017 12:09

Your connection to GR is timing out.
A quick check on GR shows no problems.
There are lots of local issues which may cause timeouts.
As you say nothing about your setup it is not possible to comment.


Nyx Report 7 Nov 2017 13:50

I'm still coming in by the back door :-)

Having just had a 'new', old computer which is about 10 times as fast as the old one, I still get the error message and come on via the 'support' link there. It's become a habit now.


SylviaInCanada Report 10 Nov 2017 01:11

Back after 2 weeks away .................. got on 3 times today with no problems :-D