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June 18th, 2013, 06:04
Is there any way to edit how many news articles show up on the main site? I'm actually locked out of scrolling my browser for a couple seconds while everything finishes loading - it's kind of annoying.
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June 18th, 2013, 11:49
No there is not. You could limit the displayed news to a single day though, like http://www.rpgwatch.com/?showdate=2013-06-17.
This displays all news of the 17th of June 2013.

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June 18th, 2013, 12:05
I have something similar, where my browser gets locked out for few seconds when I open rpgwatch. I can see my cursour going on and off for few seconds and it also hangs up loading other pages if they are open.

I don't think that it is related to the news, as this has started for me few months ago before rpgwatch moved to the new server and before the additional news (which by the way is excellent and saves me going through multiple sites for news).

By the way, I am using Firefox.
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June 18th, 2013, 12:33
Sppon is on the right track here.
Firefox became problematic. In my case rpgwatch is not the site I experience a temporary freeze, but many other sites tend to lock FF for a few seconds. Dunno how to solve it (except switching to another browser).

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June 18th, 2013, 12:36
Do you mean you can't click on any links for a few seconds because your mouse pointer won't change to the hand icon? If so, the same thing started happening to me a few weeks ago.

I'm using IE 10.
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June 18th, 2013, 12:46
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Do you mean you can't click on any links for a few seconds because your mouse pointer won't change to the hand icon? If so, the same thing started happening to me a few weeks ago.

I'm using IE 10.
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June 18th, 2013, 17:11
Is this perhaps due to a new engine being used within the browsers ?

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June 18th, 2013, 18:22
Using Chrome myself. This is the only site that this temporary lockup occurs on. The page is simply stuck loading for a couple seconds: links are unable to be clicked and scrolling is not possible.
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June 18th, 2013, 18:54
I've never had a problem and I've always used Firefox. I'm on FF 21 now and no problem still.

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June 18th, 2013, 22:48
I can always scroll in Firefox. It is a bit slower for a few seconds when there are many references to videos on the front page though.
Also on the engine side nothing changed after the move. What did change is that we are using a newer version of Apache, and PHP and ads are being served differently.

Does this happen only on the front page? Or also on forum pages?
Is it only the first time? If you reload does it also happen?

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June 18th, 2013, 23:04
Originally Posted by Myrthos View Post
Does this happen only on the front page? Or also on forum pages?
Is it only the first time? If you reload does it also happen?
Only on the front page that I have noticed; happens with each reload. Everything is fine for the first ~1 second of the page load, then it locks up for a couple seconds. Other browser tabs are seemingly unaffected during this brief window.

This is not a huge problem but it is a nuisance when you load up the site, scroll down to see new information, and get stopped in your tracks for a moment.

Interestingly, there's no hitch when I solely load up June 17th's articles using that link you provided - and it has 4 embedded videos. Perhaps the stalling occurs if the browser is still waiting for a particular video preview (wild guess).
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June 18th, 2013, 23:18
Just to post feedback, I use IE 10 and FF 21 and haven't had any issues.

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June 19th, 2013, 14:23
Originally Posted by Drithius View Post
Interestingly, there's no hitch when I solely load up June 17th's articles using that link you provided - and it has 4 embedded videos. Perhaps the stalling occurs if the browser is still waiting for a particular video preview (wild guess).
Good catch. I assume that this could be the cause, too.
Especially because I notice similar behaviour with my browser from time to time as well (regarding embedded videos).

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June 24th, 2013, 03:54
Just a minor update on my end: it's no longer hitching. I haven't done anything in this interim so it was likely a specific article/video that was causing the issue.
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September 18th, 2013, 11:26
I get a considerable lockup on load again now, anyone else (IE)?
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