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Discussion in 'Suggestions & Feedback' started by locutus, Sep 5, 2012.

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  1. locutus

    locutus New Member

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    Just wondering if anybody is experiencing problems with the forums. I can reach DT home page with no issue but clicking on any of the forums it takes up to five minutes or longer for the page to load. Also, the appearance has changed too. I've tried Firefox and IE and both encounter the same problem. Very slow to load. I can browse to any other site without a problem.
     
  2. Bonza

    Bonza Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Same issue here. I'll make sure Webs knows about it, though I'm sure he's already aware of it...
     
  3. WebMaster

    WebMaster Administrator Staff Member

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    Problem with our CDN (Content Delivery Network). It should be fixed now.

    THANK YOU for the email to let me know!!!
     
  4. locutus

    locutus New Member

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    No problem. Now it only takes seconds to load a page. Thank you for fixing it.
     
  5. OPSSG

    OPSSG Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Over the last 2 days, there has been a slow down when I login and post in DT (and compared to other forums, it loads a page at half the speed). This problem still persists today and would appreciate if this slow down can be looked at.
     
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    I'm getting this too, although as far as I can tell it's not just the forum.
    The entire site is slow- http://www.defencetalk.com/ takes a long time to come up at all.
     
  7. WebMaster

    WebMaster Administrator Staff Member

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    I am looking into this.
     
  8. gf0012-aust

    gf0012-aust Grumpy Old Man Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    the emoticon problem seems to be script based

    eg
    :)
    smiley icon by itself doesn't consistently work

    but
    :) /grin
    smiley icon followed /grin generates the emoticon

    but
    :) text
    smiley icon followed text generates the emoticon

    the above doesn't always display in a post but does appear in preview

    Using Opera 12 Win7
     
  9. RobWilliams

    RobWilliams Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I can't see any emoticons there, even if I refresh the page several times.

    I can see them when generating a reply, but that's it.
     
  10. WebMaster

    WebMaster Administrator Staff Member

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    :p:

    test

    :bum
     
  11. gf0012-aust

    gf0012-aust Grumpy Old Man Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    can't see anything except the word test

    can't see the smiley
     
  12. WebMaster

    WebMaster Administrator Staff Member

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    :) Yes, checking on it.
     
  13. Bonza

    Bonza Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I can see the smiley in that post (as in your last one), and just noticed another in a Naval forum thread.
     
  14. WebMaster

    WebMaster Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm still working on this issue, should have a fix in couple of days.
     
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    OPSSG Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There has been a slow down when I post in DT (and compared to other forums, it loads a page at half the speed). This problem still persists today and would appreciate if this slow down can be looked at.
     
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    CB90 Defense Professional Verified Defense Pro

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    Is there a min post count to send PMs? Was about to respond to a mod PM, but don't seem to have that function active.
     
  17. Todjaeger

    Todjaeger Potstirrer

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    Normal requirement is 50 posts to PM. Mods having been working on getting posters with less the ability to respond to their PM's... I flagged this to a Mod so they can get an email address to you.

    -Cheers
     
  18. t68

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    I am not sure what’s going on(computer illiterate)but every time I access the forum my Norton anti-virus say it blocked a malicious web attack it start about a month ago when I opened up a news segment, now it does it every time I look at DT. Any idea what it is and how to fix it.
     
  19. WebMaster

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    Does it tell you what file and location? We fixed this issue few weeks ago and alerts cleared up.
     
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    t68 Well-Known Member

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    I tried to get a screen grab but it would not let me do it, but this is what it says.

    IPS alert name= web attack malicious tool kit website 14
    Attacking computer=www-defencetalk.com (174.37.27.186.80)
    Source address= 174.37.27.186.80
    Traffic description= TCP,www-http
    Severity=high

    Don’t know if that helps, its all Chinese to me
    regards