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[Suggestion] Only 1 Green Rep Bar = Faster Thread Loading Times

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by LakeForest, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    The major time-delay in loading threads is powering up everyone's Green Rep Bar like we're powering up our health bars or entering a boss fight.

    Let's have 1 Green Bar that shows the Rep Flavor Text if you mouse hover over it, but there is no need for more. I gladly sacrifice my bars after 1 for the cause.

    If 1 Green Bar is not enough, 1 Bar of differing colors depending on the Rep amount. Green to Gold to Blue to White to Purple, or something, but only 1 Bar.

    The Donor Tag and Stars also create a loading problem, but I think those can be taken care of. Perhaps reducing the disk size of the images?

    edit: It will go from a Rep Bar to a Rep Gem. How about them apples?

    What do you think?
     
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  2. scrapefox

    scrapefox Power Member

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    I can't say I've ever noticed a problem recently with slow loading pages on BHW.

    Also, the current rep system only uses 3-4 tiny images as far as I know (red, green and a lighter green).

    Each image should only be loaded a maximum of once per page, unless I'm missing something.
     
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  3. BigBuddy

    BigBuddy BANNED BANNED

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    Its a vbulletin mod. your idea is fine, but it should get coded..
     
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  4. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    For me, it's seriously like entering a Mega Man boss fight every time I enter a thread.

    And as time has gone on, with more users having more rep, it's been getting rough.
     
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  5. scrapefox

    scrapefox Power Member

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    The boss reference gave me a chuckle again!

    That said, the images are the same for each member. Any member with green blobs whole bar is going to be made by repeating these two blocks, once they've loaded once for the first member, they shouldn't need to load for every member on the thread?

    https://content.blackhat-static.com...blackngold4/reputation/reputation_highpos.png
    https://content.blackhat-static.com...les/blackngold4/reputation/reputation_pos.png

    I'm not saying I'm against the idea; funky rep gems might be kinda cool, but I'm just amazed that a few tiny images would slow the site down so much (again, I haven't really noticed any slow down here).
     
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  6. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    The bar loads for every single member, no matter how many times the member has posted. It fills up left to right. Imagine that happening 45 times reading a Jr VIP thread page.

    I think it's because I clear cache a lot, but...I don't know.

    images load fast, the post themselves load very fast, but all that has to wait for the Rep Bar, Donor Tag, and Stars first.
     
  7. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It 's just 3-4 tiny images that get repeated for everyone. There 's no measurable extra load. Try using another browser.
     
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  8. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    I was beginning to think think the problem was in FF, and that seems to be the case.

    IE opened up the threads almost instantly. Impressive, really.

    I wasn't using the latest FF, maybe that's the problem. Testing.

    It's been quite the ordeal loading those little images. It slowly reloads the bars, tag, and stars on a single user every single time they posted in a thread. Why in bloody hell would FF be loading everything 1 by 1, regardless of the version (3.6something btw)? I think it had to be a caching problem, FF isn't remembering what its already done.

    I updated FF and it works perfectly. I can finally look at weather.com maps again too.
     
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    Moral of the thread: check your own shit before complaining. :D
     
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  10. scrapefox

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    At least you've got it sorted now; that's the main thing :)
     
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  11. IamBlackhatter

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    Already we have reduced jr.vip's amount by promoting 'em to jr.exec.vip :D The green reps,the donor button,and the stars based on the post count are the real beauties of BHW IMO :)
     
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    The slow down could be due to the almost 100 links (leading to those /sitemap/f-nnn.html pages) at the bottom of a page. I think hardly anyone clicks on those ~100 links, and I think that those links can be moved on its own dedicated page accessed through a menu-item "Sitemap"... There are far too many links on any given page of a thread, IMO.
     
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  13. Reyone

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    Its pretty cool the way it is. Never had any loading troubles because of that.
     
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  14. LakeForest

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    Well, aren't you all super fancy with your updated browsers. I was hoping so badly I wouldn't have to update FF of all things; I've only heard it got more bloated and slower. New version is a little weird, but it's better than having even videos I'm watching in divx, offline, lag because of my browser loading little bloody green images.. I blame vbulletin, and my stubbornness.

    I really am impressed with how fast BHW loads.

    Still wish we could have different colored single rep 'gems'. vbulletin, plz