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Old 11-14-2007, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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starting yesterday or today, both on my work and home computers, i have been wasting inordinate time (i mean 2 to 3 minutes to open every page) with blackberryforums.com

while i'm stalled, near the bottom of the page i see an exclamation point within a yellow field, while green increments / increments left to right, and if i hover there i see something like "Phishing Filter is checking this site"

i love this site but i can't spend so much time (again, 2 to 3 minutes) going from one page to another. i may have to give up on blackberryforums.com if i cannot find a solution

any ideas appreciated / thx
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Moved to Site Suggestions, News & Problems.

Yes, it has been very slow the last couple of days. I've not seen the hover message like you, though. What are you using - IE, Firefox, etc.

Have you tried deleting your cookies?
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ie6 at work / ie 7 at home

no

PS, at work using ie6, i don't think i recall seeing the hover message (maybe just punishingly slow). i am definitely seeing the hover message using ie7 at the house

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Old 11-14-2007, 10:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Are you having the same problems on both PCs? What happens if you do delete the cookies (which I hate doing since it deletes all my pages with stored passwords.....)
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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sorry if i wasn't clear

first sentence in my post included: "both on my work and home computers"

i just don't have time to start trouble shooting this for the site. i have a problem that started today or yesterday on two different machines; you indicate it's slow for you too...

thanks for your thoughts. hopefully this can be resolved by the site's administrators

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Old 11-14-2007, 10:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ps, thanks for alerting me to the Site Suggestions etc.

looks like i'm not the only person experiencing site stalls

http://www.blackberryforums.com/site...t-s-going.html
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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with large sites with loads of traffic, sometimes issues simply happen. new hardware is required, new RAID configurations are required, some data optimzation is required. that's just a fact of life. this website is hosted on multiple dedicated servers and the server-based issues are being addressed by Tom and the hosting facility.

i do want to clarify that this has NOTHING to do with phishing. that is simply a would-have-been-useful-two-years-ago default plugin found in IE7. the reason it's running for that period is because the website has not yet loaded. it scans the webpage, so without one, the plugin will continue running (for obvious reasons).
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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IMO the IE7 phishing filter slows down *all* web browsing. I turned it off. If I want to check a suspicious site, I can do it by clicking Tools >> Phishing Filter >> Check This Site. I've seen a lot of phishing sites (I do some phishing research) that IE7 did not detect, so I used the Report This Site feature.
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perhaps, but i have a 5+Mbps connection (even faster at work) and it never before took 2 to 3 minutes to go from one from page to the next at blackberryforums.com until a couple of days ago (at least for me). the site seems quicker today and perhaps the problem has been resolved

(interestingly, my bank's online banking went down hard for several hours wednesday afternoon. it's a large bank and i've never seen them experience a problem that lasted so long. and the firm i work at, which is also fairly large, had some sort of meltdown that went on much of yesterday. weird timing, though perhaps no relationship at all)

PS, thx for your thoughts, daphne
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Old 11-17-2007, 04:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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When a site is having hardware and/or software issues with it's servers, you will experience slowness no matter what your connection speed. I browse from an 8Gbps connection to the internet, FWIW.
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Old 11-17-2007, 04:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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concur. i was informed to see jibi's 11-15-2007, 11:32 AM, message advising of such problems

OOPS, i see i was replying to another by jibi. thx!

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When it comes down to it, no one should use IE. Period.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:22 AM   #13 (permalink)
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perhaps, but i have a 5+Mbps connection (even faster at work) and it never before took 2 to 3 minutes to go from one from page to the next at blackberryforums.com until a couple of days ago (at least for me). the site seems quicker today and perhaps the problem has been resolved

(interestingly, my bank's online banking went down hard for several hours wednesday afternoon. it's a large bank and i've never seen them experience a problem that lasted so long. and the firm i work at, which is also fairly large, had some sort of meltdown that went on much of yesterday. weird timing, though perhaps no relationship at all)

PS, thx for your thoughts, daphne
You're welcome. I have a 10 Mbps connection and sometimes the pages load really slow here even without the phishing filter on. I mean really slow, like I have to get up and get something to drink from the kitchen while the page loads. I've had it hang IE also. But that's not all the time either.
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When it comes down to it, no one should use IE. Period.
Heh! I have a lot of friends who say that, but I happen to like IE best. I sometimes use Firefox though. I don't get spyware on my PC either because I'm really careful.

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Heh! I have a lot of friends who say that, but I happen to like IE best. I sometimes use Firefox though. I don't get spyware on my PC either because I'm really careful.
I agree I have tried all the other browsers and they just dont fit me. Or I dont fit them I dont know which but i prefer IE
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Are you having the same problems on both PCs? What happens if you do delete the cookies (which I hate doing since it deletes all my pages with stored passwords.....)
You do not have to erase your stored passwords to clear cookies (this is for IE7). Under Tools at the top right of the screen-click-Delete Browsing History-delete Cookies, files and History- do not click the bottom two- this leaves your prefilled forms alone.

I do this every day to keep things running smooth.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:46 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I noticed it has been slow lately for me as well and this morning (uk time) I was not able to get on at all, it was timing out within about 10 secs.
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Noticed a huge difference in the last couple of weeks
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