Premier Question

Discussion in 'Forum Related Issues' started by smokinstevo27, May 31, 2011.

  1.  I'm interested in becoming a premier member but I have a concern before I go ahead. The last few weeks this site has run incredibly slow for me, to the point of irritation. I know that you browse ad free with premier and my question is this. Is it the ads that are slowing it down? Its not my laptop because all other sites I have no problems. I'm not complaining I love this place!

    Steve
     
  2. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Its the same with me. Al says you can use something or other but I am not a computer wiz so I do not know what he is talking about. But I am sure he will be along later to explain it. And lots of times it gives me the reds...lol
     
  3. I'm no computer geek either but I can do basic stuff if instructed. So you are still having problems as a premiere member?
     
  4. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Yes, but I have not gone in and removed the ads because I like to look at some of them from time to time. And like you I really do not know if thats the problem or not. I will see what they tell you..Thanks for asking the question I am sure that I will benifit from it.
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2011
  5. biaviian

    biaviian Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have ads turned off and have no slowdown issues at all. In fact this is quick compared to another site I visit. My guess is that it is the ads because the page can only load as fast as the ad servers can run. So, as the old saying goes, the team is only as good as its weakest member. In this case one or more of the ad servers are the week member(s).
     
  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    I have the ads turned off and it moves as quick here as any other site..

      Craig
     
  7. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I have att uverse and use fire fox and am lightning fast even when people say its slow.....Its about time I got what I paid for........................
     
  8. hardslicer

    hardslicer Smoking Fanatic

    no problems here.......very quick and smooth
     
  9. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    All good here [​IMG]
     
  10. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Steve I'm a premier member and my puter is almost 10 years old and I run Norton Pro and am on cable. I just did a bandwith test for you from Las Vegas To Atlanta Ga and I came up with a download speed of 12.23 Mbps. I have no problems with the site and of course I don't see the adds either. Hope this helps. 
     
  11. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I tooks the adds off and it seems to be better...
     
  12. Thanks for the input guys. It hasn't always been like this and honestly I was hoping that I could kill two birds with one stone with becoming premier. A. Make the site more enjoyable for myself and B. supporting a place I care about.
     
  13. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No problems here.  Had problems with the reply box before, but that seems to be fixed now.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  14. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I have to say this is a premier platform compared to others and once you get used to it, it rivals others. All problems I've seen Jeff is on top of them in a minute. I don't really see any problems anymore by the way. [​IMG]
     
  15. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I switched to Google Chrome and it's been a dream ever since.  I was at my SIL last week; her computer was running slow and choppy, she was complaining about it also.  I d/l'd Google Chrome and showed her the difference (timing how long it took for a site to load in IE, then the same site in Google Chrome) and the difference was amazing!
     
  16. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Google Chrome here too! No problems.
     

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