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[Alert] Topify script files broke bhw on my laptop computer!

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  1. oozyluce

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    I have no idea if i'm the only one with this problem, but i know one thing: It's weird as hell!

    Here's the situation: Since around july 10-11, every BHW page i've been loading took what felt like an eternity to load, i had to literally wait 30-45 seconds for the DOM to be ready. The fun thing is that it loads <html> and part of the <head> instantly, and after that came the eternal wait for it to load the rest of <head> and the entire <body>


    Weird fact #1: Some days it was loading just fine ~ 1-2 seconds page loading time, and some days it started to feel like dial-up again (i would say it was about 50/50 since july 10th). So there was a possibility that it was simply one of the ressources of the website that was at it's max load, possibly a javascript file, since i could load part of the <header> just fine.

    Today, it was going at normal loading speed until maybe 11 am (EST), after 11 am the 30-45 seconds went back on. Now today it started to piss me off so i decided to investigate what the hell was going on, so i began to do some testing.


    Weird fact #2: Website loads perfectly fine on Internet Explorer 9, but problem occurs on firefox & chrome. When i checked with firebug and chrome debugger, there were two script errors that were particulary bugging me:
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    Failed to load resource https://app.topify.com/assets/plugins/banner/topify_banner.css
    Failed to load resource https://app.topify.com/assets/plugins/banner/topify_banner.js
    
    This led me to the conclusion that it was in fact the topify scripts found in the <header> that was causing the error; It was waiting for the ressource to load, but after 30-45 seconds it times out and passes onto the next step. This means these scripts were either obsolete because of my cache, or were simply incompatible because of tweaks or updates on the topify.com side.
    So i went ahead and ran Ccleaner, cleared IE, FF and Chrome cache, session, compact database and only kept smart cookies (hotmail, google accounts, youtube, etc), disabled every extensions and tried again.

    Did it change something? You guessed it... Nope!

    So after this i tought... MAN, it has to be a scripting error on their side, like it became uncompatible with chrome and firefox (wtf??), but just to be sure, i remotely connected to a machine i had at my appartment and tried to load BHW on chrome from there... and BAM! 1-2 seconds loading time, flawless.

    From there, i was lost. It appeared that:
    1. The website hosting the topify script wasn't blocking my IP, because i can load BHW just fine with Internet Explorer from here.
    2. The topify script is NOT incompatible with chrome/firefox , because i can load the website just fine on a remote computer using chrome/ff
    3. It's NOT because my cache is messing the script's location up or whatsoever, nor is it the extensions i'm using.

    Weird fact #3: The last thing i had to try was to manually block any topify script with the use of a chrome extension called AdBlock. I hate AdBlock because it usually blocks way more than i want, so i enabled EVERY ad except scripts coming from http://app.topify.com/... And guess what? IT FIXED THE PROBLEM!!


    I now officially load BHW in 1-2 seconds again, and of this i am quite happy... But then i tought: Surely enough i'm not the ONLY one that has had to deal with this issue?
    Has anyone been having difficulties loading BHW ever since Topify was introduced?

    @Mods/admins: is there even anything you can do about it?! Is Topify aware of the situation? Is the problem on your side or on theirs?

    Or is it just something on my laptop that's corrupting the script request phase that i haven't tought of?


    Let me know, i'd be glad to hear anyone else on the matter!
     
  2. DarkPixel

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    Sometimes BHW loads kinda slowly, but I don't pay much attention to it. Maybe it's due to Topify. Good thread man.
     
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    it seems fine here all most time

    earlier, i had found some other popular ad virus ,But they didn't affect my speed
     
  4. Jeff@Topify

    Jeff@Topify Newbie

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    I am looking into this an will report back ASAP.....
     
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  5. oozyluce

    oozyluce Regular Member

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    Thanks i appreciate your involvement.

    I am 100% positive that i am not infected, and even if i were i highly doubt the spyware wouldn't be affecting IE 9 as wel

    Thanks bro, altough if you had the problem i have you'd definitly pay attention to it.. I'm talking about an actual 30-45 seconds of wait here, try to count that in your head, you'll go nuts :p
     
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  6. Jeff@Topify

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    I spoke with our developers and we are going to load banner code in async mode to avoid delays in case our server is not responding/gets blocked etc. The fix should be pushed in the next few days.

    Sorry for the issue and thank you for the understanding.
     
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  7. oozyluce

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    Oh i didn't realise you were a Topify representative, you should've mentionned it earlier!
    Thanks for listening to me guys, a company that cares about what their user says is unfortunatly a rare quality in the software dev industry, and you've just broke that norm ;)
     
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  8. Jeff@Topify

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    Yep, I will be here to support the app, review feedback and address bugs users have.

    Thanks for the encouraging comment. We are a start up out of Chicago, we are all forum Owners/Users and really looking forward to hearing feedback and growing the product to address your needs.

    There is a feedback thread here also: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blackhat-lounge/580447-topify-review.html
     
  9. Jeff@Topify

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    Hot Route Fix is in progress, we should be releasing something very soon to correct this.
     
  10. Unnsfrish

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    Nice to hear that.:D
     
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  11. Jeff@Topify

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    Ok guys, this should be fixed now. Try it out and let me know if it has been addressed properly.

    Thanks