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Website pages taking 2-5 minutes to load

Post by shadowkatt64 » 05 Oct 2018, 16:13

Please help! Whenever I try to load any pages from the Online Bookclub website forums or otherwise, it takes anywhere from 2-5 minutes to load. I am new here, and signed up early this morning, but it took forever to get it completed and get my 1st book downloaded. I will mention though, that the actual download of the book was very quick, but just getting anything else to load is taking forever.

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Post by Gravy » 05 Oct 2018, 17:50

shadowkatt64 wrote:
05 Oct 2018, 16:13
Please help! Whenever I try to load any pages from the Online Bookclub website forums or otherwise, it takes anywhere from 2-5 minutes to load. I am new here, and signed up early this morning, but it took forever to get it completed and get my 1st book downloaded. I will mention though, that the actual download of the book was very quick, but just getting anything else to load is taking forever.
Are you still having this issue?
Everything is loading quickly for me.

There have been slow loading issues in the past, though very rarely, and never to that extant.
Sometimes you need to take peoples' minds off their problems if you want those problems to resolve themselves.
...Not all problems can be fixed. Sometimes you have to wait until the situation changes.


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Post by CatInTheHat » 06 Oct 2018, 09:21

I'm not having issues with the website loading.
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Post by shadowkatt64 » 08 Oct 2018, 03:16

It doesn't matter what part of the site I am trying to get to, whether it is here at the forums, or general areas of the site, it still takes 2-5 minutes to load. I originally used edge, but switched to chrome, and they both take forever. It is going to be a nightmare trying to upload a review I'm afraid.

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Post by CatInTheHat » 08 Oct 2018, 06:55

shadowkatt64 wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 03:16
It doesn't matter what part of the site I am trying to get to, whether it is here at the forums, or general areas of the site, it still takes 2-5 minutes to load. I originally used edge, but switched to chrome, and they both take forever. It is going to be a nightmare trying to upload a review I'm afraid.
It sounds like it's your computer, not the website.
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Post by gali » 08 Oct 2018, 06:57

CatInTheHat wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 06:55
shadowkatt64 wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 03:16
It doesn't matter what part of the site I am trying to get to, whether it is here at the forums, or general areas of the site, it still takes 2-5 minutes to load. I originally used edge, but switched to chrome, and they both take forever. It is going to be a nightmare trying to upload a review I'm afraid.
It sounds like it's your computer, not the website.
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Post by Debjani Ghosh » 09 Oct 2018, 01:09

I also have this issue of the OBC pages taking forever to load. I don't have to deal with it on a daily basis but once or twice a week, it happens.

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Post by CommMayo » 09 Oct 2018, 12:36

I've found the website to freeze up on me regardless of what computer or device I am using.

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Post by shadowkatt64 » 17 Oct 2018, 00:43

After having to relocate from Panama City, Fl due to hurricane Michael, to Buffalo, Missouri, I do not seem to have this issue at the moment.

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