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    Hi guys,

    This is directed at the forum admins.

    Browsing the forum is fine, but when it comes to posting it is really slow.

    When typing there is lag with the text appearing and it is slow when scrolling, etc.

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    Does anyone else find this?

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    You using Apple Safari with 256mb or less of RAM? If so, that's it. CPU usage goes to 100% with all the animate smilies at the right. Use something else such as Firefox from http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

    I have 768mb, and while it's not as good as Firefox with this forum, it's not too bad.

    Derek

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeKa
    You using Apple Safari with 256mb or less of RAM?
    No, Safari with 640mb

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    I'm using Windows 2K AS with IE 6.
    Once the page is up there is no problems like you are describing here.

    Just recently I have been backing up the database with ease. There must have been a hardware change with our server, so things should be better if anything.

    If this proves a problem for many, we could limit how many smilies show in the post new/ reply pane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibgib
    If this proves a problem for many, we could limit how many smilies show in the post new/ reply pane.
    I think that would be a very very good idea - pull it back to the most popular 10, and users can either remember the code for their favourites, or click the "more" link.

    Derek

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    I've disabled smilies in my profile, problem solved.

    I never smile anyway, so it's not a huge issue.

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    On the Macs with Safari, it just seems the sheer number of animated gifs on the posting page causes a problem. Non animated images have never caused a problem for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macquered
    I've disabled smilies in my profile, problem solved.

    I never smile anyway, so it's not a huge issue.
    Yeah, you boring sod.
    I never knew you could disable them - took me a while to find the setting! For those who want to know - at the bottom of the Edit Options page in the UserCP is the Message Editor Interface. Set it to Basic Editor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeKa
    You using Apple Safari with 256mb or less of RAM? If so, that's it. CPU usage goes to 100% with all the animate smilies at the right. Use something else such as Firefox from http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

    I have 768mb, and while it's not as good as Firefox with this forum, it's not too bad.

    Derek
    hrmm now this is wierd. At home I use a PC with WindowsXP (512MB RAM) and IE6 and it loads fine, reply is fine, etc...

    At work I use a MacG5 (OS10 Panther) and 2gigs of RAM and the page loads very fast, and the replies are ultra fast, except when it comes to clicking on a smiley from the right hand side. This is using safari. But if I use IE5.5 for Mac...then the page is very slow and hangs and just overall buggy, yet safari runs as fast if not faster then what the page runs on my PC.
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