Why are the SCS forums so freak'in sloooooow? It's about the same in FF-5 and IE-9, so I don't think It's my browsers.. and it's been excruciatingly slow for quite a while.
It's not my connection because everything on the web is snappy.
“Sorry for the sluggishness in the forums over the last several weeks. We are working on the problem, and have made some changes to hopefully improve response times in the short term.
In the longer term, we are working towards moving our website to a new hosting facility in July, with new servers and systems. We expect to see a marked improvement at that time, and will continue to do what we can to keep things running more quickly in the meantime.”
Thanks for that info Jøran.
I hope the IT dept. is faster than their SCS tech support, otherwise it will be like this for quite a while.
In terms of wait time generally 5-15+ sec.
wrote on 8/7/2011, 7:14 AM
"SCS is aware of the problems..."
Thanks for the link, but note that the thread you referenced is dated 4 months ago. And a few weeks after that post the performance of the forums did get better. It's only been over the last month or so that the performance has started to degrade again.
UPDATE: I just discovered that if I view the forums while NOT logged in the performance is fine. But, viewing the forums while logged in the performance is awful. Anyone else see this behavior?
Well, after over five years of problems, the stalls, timeouts, and disconnects are back.
Sony can connect as many servers as they want, but until the basic issues with the forum software, databases, and search functions are corrected, the problems will persist. Why not just install phpBB? It works.
It took me nearly four minutes just to connect to make this post.
Slow websites are just sooooo twentieth century.
If Yahoo can fix their connection issues (and they have), SO CAN YOU!
Just to say my connection speeds seem to be back to something like normal. I'm logged in and have just managed to open the forum as well as move between subjects in something like a second or less using Windows 7, IE and a wireless router.
This, of course, raises the question of whether the problem is with the site or whether it is at the consumer's end --- although I suspect that many of those who are heavily involved in Vegas editing probably already have quite powerful machines in which case it might be down to the type of connection to the net or the ISP itself. Just a thought!
It would be nice to know if Sony has delivered upon its promises about the site (see Joran's post above) and, if not, when they plan to do so.