SMF is soooo slow

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 2grit, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. 2grit

    2grit Fire Starter

    I belong to several forums. This one is, by far, the slowest. Is it because of the all the ads?
     
  2. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Site is fine for me.
     
  3. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    I am also on several forums and this one runs just as fast as the rest of them.
     
  4. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    fine for me as well...
     
  5. 2grit

    2grit Fire Starter

    Thanks for the replies. I'll have to look into what's going on with my computer
     
  6. 2grit

    2grit Fire Starter

    I'm kind of baffled. I disabled my antivirus. That did nothing to help. I went to other forums and they're super fast. Just SMF is slow. Do any of you subscribe to the forum so that you don't see ads?
     
  7. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    You probably have a flash issue.  Get the latest version.
     
  8. Or disable flash altogether and avoid the insecurity issues inherent with flash.
     
  9. 2grit

    2grit Fire Starter

    I disabled flash and no difference. I hate to take up space on this forum with a slow computer problem but it means the difference between visiting the site and not. It is that slow. Nothing else I do on the computer is that slow. The only difference I see with this forum compared to others is the sheer amount of ads.
     
  10. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Become a Premier Member and you can turn the adds off...JJ

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/payment.php

    The payment options are:
    • 1 year ($15)
    • 2 years($25)
    • 3 years ($40)
    • 99 years ($100)
    Being a Premier Member gives you a few perks but it also gives you the sense of satisfaction that you are supporting a good thing.

    The perks are:
    • Ability to use a custom user title below your username on every post
    • Ability to add commercial or outbound links in your signature
    • Ad free browsing (must be turned off manually in your profile area)
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2015
  11. 2grit

    2grit Fire Starter

    I will consider. Thanks
     
  12. 2grit

    2grit Fire Starter

    It was the ads. I bought the membership and now it's fast. Thanks
     

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