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Old 04-06-2006, 09:27 PM   #1
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Default Please! ... I'm begging!

Dear Administrator -light of our lives, magnificient commander-... could, would you please split the ENTRIES page in several tiny but handy pieces? I have a slow connection (I live in the middle of the mediterranean countryside, faaaar from the nearest telephone pole, not to speak optical fibre node) and the abovementioned page NEVER ends to download. Probably I'm not the only one affected.
My suggestion: Three/ four entries per page at the maximum, if possible. Remember... I'm begging!!

Thanks in advance, a desperate man
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:36 PM   #2
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I know - I've been considering this today. I was a dial-up user once myself so I know your pain!

The problem lies in that what affects one board, affects them all - so the entire forum would have 'x amount' of posts per page. Sometimes that can disrupt the flow of a topic when people keep having to leap to the next page after only a few posts.

Always eager to please - let me have a play around.
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:43 PM   #3
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Ok, I've cut it down to 15 posts per page (from 20).

I know this isn't ideal for you but it'll greatly affect the flow of the rest of the forum if I cut it down any further.

Have you thought of opening up that page, then opening up a new browser and browsing elsewhere on the site while it loads?...
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It's not a speed problem. At least is not the MAIN problem.
The thing is that the browser / connection simply... desists! After a while trying to download the data stream, it simply gives up. If I'm navigating through other pages, it's even worst, as I'm narrowing the tube.

As a suggestion (and not because my problem, although it would come handy ), I think it works better a thread for every entry, discussion about it included. What do you think?
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Old 04-06-2006, 10:06 PM   #5
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Certainly possible - but it would be a massive amount of work and I also don't want anyone's entries to get buried in the forum through lack of comment. There could also be the risk of people bumping their own entries... (not that we'd do that sort of thing here!).

I'll bear it in mind for any future contests.

Are you using Internet Explorer? When you download the page, wait for the download to cease. Then, hit refresh. IE should have cached the already downloaded images and continue the stream from that point on. It's the only workaround I can think of.

No hang on, another one is to wait until the page stops loading. Each unloaded image should have a red X image in place of the photos. If you right-click you'll see 'Show picture'. That should work
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Old 04-06-2006, 10:06 PM   #6
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Maybe entrants could change their images to thumbnails with a link to the original and larger images just to improve loading times.

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Old 04-06-2006, 10:08 PM   #7
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Fair point there. If everyone's willing, I'd have no probs with that.
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*Are you using Internet Explorer? When you download the page, wait for the download to cease. Then, hit refresh. IE should have cached the already downloaded images and continue the stream from that point on. It's the only workaround I can think of.
Tried... with no luck. Alas, it works if the data stream is manageable.

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Nnnnnno... It simply... desists! It stops downloading, in the middle of the process, and that's all


By the way, thanks a bunch for your efforts! My apologies fior the extra work

I used to have my studio in the city, with fiber optics 4 mb internet connection, til I decided I'd be better working in the middle of the countryside. Everything OK except the darn Internet access!!!

Even worst, now to be connected I have to use a PC instead of my trusty Macs
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Oh, don't get me started on Macs...
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Old 10-06-2006, 01:15 PM   #10
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Thank you for splitting the pages Commander.
I too was having issues with the pages.

Some Entry members were very kind to send
their photos straight to me so that I could see
their entries. Thanks again guys!
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