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    1. 09-01-2012 10:45 AM #1
      Wondering if anyone else is having this issue. When I land on the home page @ vwvortex.com, my computer will freeze up for 20 - 30 seconds. This is from 3 different computers however my iPad is fine. It started happening this week. Curious if any changes were made?

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      09-02-2012 06:11 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by VeeDubDude View Post
      Wondering if anyone else is having this issue. When I land on the home page @ vwvortex.com, my computer will freeze up for 20 - 30 seconds. This is from 3 different computers however my iPad is fine. It started happening this week. Curious if any changes were made?
      Same issues. It would appear Vortex has been on the fritz for a large portion of the day so far
      -Says the VW owner

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      09-03-2012 03:30 PM #3
      The same problem.
      Only via mobile provider without any troubles

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      09-04-2012 10:52 AM #4
      Been dealing with this for several weeks, however it happens when I hit the forums. I don't ever go to the homepage, so perhaps it is just hitting the vwvortex.com URL and any associated subdomains (such as forum.vwvortex.com)

      Computer just freezes completely and then after 10 seconds or so lets me continue. Only happens on this site, happens on several different computers with different browsers and from different locations. Really annoying.
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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      09-04-2012 12:08 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by SAPJetta View Post
      Been dealing with this for several weeks, however it happens when I hit the forums. I don't ever go to the homepage, so perhaps it is just hitting the vwvortex.com URL and any associated subdomains (such as forum.vwvortex.com)

      Computer just freezes completely and then after 10 seconds or so lets me continue. Only happens on this site, happens on several different computers with different browsers and from different locations. Really annoying.
      Everything is ok today.

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      09-04-2012 12:42 PM #6
      Happened this morning. Typically only happens once per day, which is even weirder.
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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      09-04-2012 02:57 PM #7
      I've had this problem for 1-2 weeks now. At first, it is unresponsive, then seems to reload and it's OK. It's the same every time a page changes....freeze....wait.....reload....OK.
      What's up with that ???

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      09-04-2012 07:15 PM #8
      i asked jamie & this is what he said:

      Quote Originally Posted by jamie@vwvortex View Post
      There were some DNS issues over the weekend, but should be cleared up. Our data center had a massive power failure last week and there have been some latent issues.

      -jamie

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      09-04-2012 08:14 PM #9
      This has been happening long before any issues this weekend.

      It typically happens as the Google Typekit stuff is displayed as loading. Seems the problem may be there. I really haven't been interested in figuring out if it is a client issue or a server issue because it is so rare, but that's where I see the problem happen for what it's worth.
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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      09-07-2012 04:52 PM #10
      Aaannnnddd, it is still happening as we speak.

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      09-07-2012 06:22 PM #11
      Yep. Only happens on this site too. Really odd.

      I've sort of learned to deal with it, but I do wonder what is causing the issue.
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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      09-09-2012 03:55 PM #12
      It only happens using Internet Explorer. Firefox is fine.

      Weird !

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      09-09-2012 05:21 PM #13
      Happens with either on mine.

      It seems to be as something starts to load, it just hangs. Then finally goes.
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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      09-15-2012 01:03 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by SAPJetta View Post
      Happens with either on mine.

      It seems to be as something starts to load, it just hangs. Then finally goes.
      having the same problem all pages hang to open

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      09-18-2012 10:13 AM #15
      Is this happening when you are browsing vwvortex.com, or are you in an article and it hangs? I am using IE9 and I'm having no issues loading any of the pages.
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      09-18-2012 11:36 AM #16
      For me, it happens the moment I try to connect to the site.

      I usually come straight into the forums and it will hang for 10 seconds or so. Complete freeze, can't do anything. Then it eventually pops up.

      It only happens maybe once per day, only on this site and things work fine once it connects.

      Since I'm too lazy to bookmark anything, I usually just type vwvortex into google and hit the vwvortex.com or forum link results. The site loads and starts to open, and then freezes up. Happens in IE and FF.
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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      09-18-2012 01:19 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by SAPJetta View Post
      For me, it happens the moment I try to connect to the site.

      I usually come straight into the forums and it will hang for 10 seconds or so. Complete freeze, can't do anything. Then it eventually pops up.

      It only happens maybe once per day, only on this site and things work fine once it connects.

      Since I'm too lazy to bookmark anything, I usually just type vwvortex into google and hit the vwvortex.com or forum link results. The site loads and starts to open, and then freezes up. Happens in IE and FF.
      So you are having an issue when you come directly to the forums, or to the home page? Or both?
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      09-18-2012 04:36 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony@VMG View Post
      Is this happening when you are browsing vwvortex.com, or are you in an article and it hangs? I am using IE9 and I'm having no issues loading any of the pages.
      hangs on both ' im using firefox when im using ie9 it times out

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      09-18-2012 04:48 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony@VMG View Post
      So you are having an issue when you come directly to the forums, or to the home page? Or both?
      I rarely, if ever, hit the homepage first, so I wouldn't be able to answer that. I want to say it has happened, but I can only tell you for sure that it happens when entering directly into the forums as that is what I see most often.
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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      09-18-2012 05:15 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by SAPJetta View Post
      I rarely, if ever, hit the homepage first, so I wouldn't be able to answer that. I want to say it has happened, but I can only tell you for sure that it happens when entering directly into the forums as that is what I see most often.
      Wha browser are you using?
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      09-18-2012 07:38 PM #21
      Happens with both IE and FF.

      Happens on different computers and both at work and at home.
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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      09-19-2012 10:06 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by SAPJetta View Post
      Happens with both IE and FF.

      Happens on different computers and both at work and at home.
      What version of IE?
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      09-24-2012 07:58 PM #23
      forums are still slow to open ?? its only vortex

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      10-08-2012 12:17 PM #24
      This happens every day for me, on Chrome. I have a bookmark for TCL, Off topic, Mk2 and New England forums off vwvortex.com.


      Quote Originally Posted by JacksSenseOfRejection
      Here's a fun fact: if someone is hitting you with a metal pipe, stay down.

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      11-01-2012 08:57 AM #25
      Also happens every day for me on Chrome (I go straight to the forums with a bookmark). I think it's generally as the header is loading (NEWS | ARTICLES | GALLERIES | MARKETPLACE | COMMUNITY FORUMS). The fonts on that section also look like crap, like something is rendered wrong.

      Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox:



      Chrome:


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      11-01-2012 11:08 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin. View Post
      Also happens every day for me on Chrome (I go straight to the forums with a bookmark). I think it's generally as the header is loading (NEWS | ARTICLES | GALLERIES | MARKETPLACE | COMMUNITY FORUMS). The fonts on that section also look like crap, like something is rendered wrong.

      Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox:



      Chrome:

      Have you disabled font downloading in Chrome? We just tested it and they both look the same for us.
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      11-01-2012 11:15 AM #27
      Interesting....

      I just made this change in FF, so I'll let you know tomorrow how it works. That's where it normally seemed to hang.
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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      11-01-2012 12:40 PM #28
      waiting for google-analytics.com is what was at the bottom of Chrome this time. It froze everything up for a good minute.


      Quote Originally Posted by JacksSenseOfRejection
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      11-01-2012 01:44 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by VegasJetta View Post
      waiting for google-analytics.com is what was at the bottom of Chrome this time. It froze everything up for a good minute.
      We upgraded our server last week and the site has been super fast for me ever since then. The full page loads fully within 5 seconds for me.

      We can't control the latency with the google analytics, but it shouldn't consistently be a problem.
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      11-01-2012 01:45 PM #30
      Hmmm .... last week is about when my submit reply button became painfully slow periodically.

      Things have been pretty smooth today.
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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      11-02-2012 03:31 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by SAPJetta View Post
      Interesting....

      I just made this change in FF, so I'll let you know tomorrow how it works. That's where it normally seemed to hang.
      Did that work for you?
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      11-02-2012 03:37 PM #32
      Seems to have worked at least this morning. No freeze.

      I had narrowed down my issue to moving between the office and working from home. Once home, first time opening froze everything up.

      I had chalked it up to a possible DNS issue on my end while changing between networks, but it didn't happen today. *knock on wood*
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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      11-02-2012 03:42 PM #33
      What about the font rendering?
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      11-02-2012 03:57 PM #34
      I never had an issue with the fonts. They did show up differently in IE and FF until I made that change.
      Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?

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      12-06-2012 02:19 AM #35
      So this is the third Dell laptop that has done this. When I go to VWVortex for the first time the entire machine hangs - mouse won't move, screen won't update. Nothing. It does that for about 20 to 30 seconds and then returns to normally loading the page.

      Dell Latitude E5410
      Dell Latitude E5530
      Dell Latitude D630

      My home machine doesn't stall like this. My Macbook Air doesn't stall like this. But for some reason those machines all choke (and nearly die) loading VWVortex the first time after. It also seems to appear most frequently when docked to a port replicator.

      I use Chrome. I don't see a place to disable Font Downloading. A Google search only shows a debugging shell and a "regression" developers page.

      Weird, right?

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