Site's loading and Connection issues

By Josh Lincoln
Posted 17 January 2015, 6.52am est

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You might wish to try to connect via rather than the http version. That'll be secure and encrypted, and may give you a better connection as a result. Worth a try.

Very often (in Chrome) it's "No data received", and the browser's trying to reach the destination still... Usually it takes more than a minute in such cases to eventually fetch the page.
You say "https", but you know, most (all?) sites I know/use that apply secure connections, just redirect the user there automatically: I type "", or rather often just "", for example, and the page fetched is "" (for example).
Such behaviour includes merely all major sites/services I can think of: Google, Yahoo!,, Operaforums, Facebook, name some... So the question is, is it that you don't want to implement such redirection or you perhaps can think of certain drawbacks?

That is an error from your own ISP, Josh. Your internet connection is not very well, by the looks of things.

Maybe yes, maybe not. The almost only site that behaves this way is this one. Well, I can think of some trouble in cases, with some others, but that only applies when I'm using my old browser(s).


2 years, 3 months ago

Having posted the above, just tried heading to the SITE FEEDBACK - only "No data received" and no further fetching...

PRO2 years, 3 months ago

As I've said in another thread to you - I've multiple monitoring systems, and no connectivity issues have been spotted: either by them (I use Pingdom and others), or by Google, Yandex or Bing (who also monitor the site for errors). I can only think it is an issue your end.

We don't automatically forward to the https version of the website. Our implementation of https - we use SNI - is known to not work with Internet Explorer 6, any browser on Windows XP, the Android default browser in Android v2, older Blackberry or Windows Mobile versions, or the Nokia or Opera browsers on some versions of Symbian. We also don't automatically use https because of cost, speed and compatibility with some advertising partners.

All that said, anyone's welcome to use our https service. Keep in mind that you may well be occasionally redirected to the http version again (I can think of at least one point where this happens), and any notifications will always send you to the http version.

We may limit access to the https server later this year, as we try new business models instead of advertising.

2 years, 3 months ago


I'm on Windows XP still, by the way. Not gonna dump it yet.

2 years, 2 months ago

Came across this - W3C Markup Validation Service:

Errors found while checking this document as HTML5!
Result: 3 Errors, 1 warning(s)

Quite o'k - there are worse.

2 years, 2 months ago

In "Chatter", the page is flashing since yesterday: the tab reloads elements several times per second. It doesn't seem to stop in any meaningful period of time.
Here in "feedback", there was no such flashing - surprisingly?

2 years, 2 months ago

Seemed o'k twice now...

11 months, 2 weeks ago

Is the site loading a bit more slowish now?
Maybe it's the ads?

(Besides, I just had some strange trouble with logging in.)

PRO11 months, 2 weeks ago

No issues seen here, Josh - here's the data for the last two months.

Would love to speed this up incidentally, but as it currently is, I believe it's significantly quicker than most sites on the web.

11 months, 2 weeks ago

Most?:) If you say so:D
Again, it might depend somehow on some system and/or browser issues, or it might not - so much. Or it might depend on where the end user is: some ad servers might take a peculiar route to some places, I don't know.
Or it perhaps might also have to do with certain network issues. RF's authorities have been undertaking some "crash on the Net" "measures" recently: one might wonder if the traffic might go through certain "obstacles" here...

10 months, 1 week ago

Would love to speed this up incidentally, but as it currently is, I believe it's significantly quicker than most sites on the web.

It might be. It might seem though, that those ads can take it to load for some several seconds - 10 or more. They might be quite heavy at times; also, they might be hosted/come from some "hard to get" place, or take peculiar routes?
What do you think? Can one change something there? Like taking to where they're administered from and changing some locales?

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