RW Website Optimisation

Great job guys

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19/04/2013 at 14:39

Every page that's loading hangs around for ages waiting for ads to load telling me that it's "optimized-by".

I just wanted to congratulate them on some sterling optimisation work.   

19/04/2013 at 14:44

sadly RW isn't the only site with this issue - it's one of my biggest bugbears with many websites as it just hangs everything on the desktop 

19/04/2013 at 14:50

Adblock?  I don't get adverts and my pages load up ok

19/04/2013 at 14:57

I'm using Chrome.  RW hates Chrome.

19/04/2013 at 14:57

DF - I use adblock but that doesn't work with all sites bizarrely - it's fine with blocking RW ads though

19/04/2013 at 14:58
Tenjiso wrote (see)

I'm using Chrome.  RW hates Chrome.

disagree - works fine with Chrome

19/04/2013 at 15:08

I've had problems in the past which only occured in Chrome, such as not being able to quote people's posts.

Which ad blocker extension do you use with Chrome?

Edited: 19/04/2013 at 15:09
19/04/2013 at 15:51

Adblock Plus

Chrome used to be crap for RW but it's much better now and the quote function works.

19/04/2013 at 16:01
I can no longer access the site via mu iPhone!
19/04/2013 at 16:08

Definitely a verschlimmbesserung. Good work RW.

19/04/2013 at 16:56

frequently have to hit F5 to refresh (and therefore load) pages - ads load but that is all- perhaps they get paid by the number of times a page with there ad gets down-loaded?

Also have to the same on PPrune forum.

Earlier today I couldn't post replys because this box was unavaialble.

Also just noticed that the "Post Reply"  is at the top of the page on a thread

19/04/2013 at 18:15

This site was becoming unusable.  I've added the Adblock Plus extension to my Chrome Browser and it works like a charm!  RW has never been so fast!

Thanks for mentioning, DF3 and FB.

19/04/2013 at 18:24

I'm using Chrome and used their own adblock from the store.  Works ok for me.

19/04/2013 at 18:45

I hadn't even noticed how slow this web site and others had become having gotten used to it.  Now it's blisteringly fast!

19/04/2013 at 18:48

Firefox and AdBlock work for me.

19/04/2013 at 19:00

I've just been to add AdBlock to Chrome and you get a warning first about it being able to access your data and browsing activity. Is this of any concern? I do realise I've probably got some software, hidden or otherwise, doing this already but just wanted to check.

19/04/2013 at 19:07

I Don't know.... is it of any concern?   

I've gone by the number of downloads that it must be pretty reputable.  Here's what they say about AdBlock, though whether it is enough to reassure you is up to you:

"AdBlock has the ability to access this data, but it doesn't actually access it. AdBlock needs this permission in order to run on every page, so that it can block ads for you; that's all. Nothing sneaky is going on.

It comes down to trust: you should not install extensions that ask for more permission than you are comfortable with, unless you trust the author(s). AdBlock is the most popular extension for Chrome, partially because we care so much about our users -- so we hope you'll trust us "


19/04/2013 at 19:17

Thanks Tenjiso, I hadn't seen that. Sounds fair enough.

19/04/2013 at 19:21

David, I've just done it and it certainly makes things very much quicker! Don't worry, nobody's more careful than me with downloads .

M...eldy    pirate
19/04/2013 at 20:24

I too have been driven back to Firefox and Adblock

It has improved my language somewhat 

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