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Pardon our dust - tuning up website (Poll)

submitted on December 19, 2012 by YanBz in "Buxr Website / Contests"
I have been tuning up website performance over the past 2 days. It mostly involves messing up with how various small images are loaded around Buxr.

If you recently experienced missing / distorted images - please try deleting browser cookies and refreshing the page. If this doesn't resolve the issue then let me know, or just post a comment to this thread.

Hopefully when everything is over Buxr will load a bit faster. In fact it should already improve a bit compared to last week.

Has the website been slow/fast for you? Please share your story, I am very curious to hear!
1. How does Buxr compare to other websites?
 Buxr is generally faster
 It is about the same
 Buxr is generally slower
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  • 165829
    clover
    professor
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    Posted by clover on December 19, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    Thanks for this! I thought my monitor was going bad. The vote up buttons have a distortion. I will try your remedy when I get home.
      165834
    • YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz on December 19, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      What browser/version and OS are you using?

      You can find it by opening this page: http://supportdetails.com/
    • 165855
    • clover
      professor
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      12 11 2
      Posted by clover on December 19, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      Chrome & Windows 7....that is pretty cool!
    • 165856
    • clover
      professor
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      12 11 2
      Posted by clover on December 19, 2012 [reply] 0 0
      No problem in Mozilla & IE.
  • 165887
    CouponNut
    deity
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    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut on December 20, 2012 [reply] 0 0
    When I see distorted images its usually because I have something else running and slows down the graphic download.
  • 165890
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on December 20, 2012
    [reply] 2 0
    Sorry about the long downtime this past night. Red Face

    I pretty much didn't sleep trying to get things back moving.
  • 166472
    laaya
    professor
    1 1 2
    11 8 2
    Posted by laaya on January 3, 2013 [reply] 0 0
    I think, very slow becz of too big images which we are using here. Confused
  • 200067
    mdshopper1
    master
    1 2
    12 10 2
    Posted by mdshopper1 on June 27, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    is it just me or has the BUXR website been up and down all day today? i am having some major problems.....anyone else? i generally use firefox. Question
      200070
    • onkarkulkarni
      professor
      9 4 4
      11 8 2
      Posted by onkarkulkarni on June 27, 2014
      [reply] 1 0
      Yes, its generally been very slow in the past few days and the deals especially the home page and my activity page take too much time too load. Sometimes I am also getting a web server did not respond message.
    • 200071
    • mdshopper1
      master
      1 2
      12 10 2
      Posted by mdshopper1 on June 27, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      that is what is happening to me. the entire site wont load OR it takes forever to finish posting a deal OR trying to do a search.
    • 200074
    • CouponNut
      deity
      23 14 8
      12 10 2
      Posted by CouponNut on June 27, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      The problem here lasted about two hours, although I was able to get the service on my android phone with my data service, but could not get on Buxr with Chrome, Mozilla or IE.
  • 200072
    Version
    professor
    9 7 2
    Posted by Version on June 27, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    I have been having the same problem all day, seems to be better now.
  • 200123
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut on June 28, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Evidently the connection time out is doing it again today!
  • 200124
    mdshopper1
    master
    1 2
    12 10 2
    Posted by mdshopper1 on June 28, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    i am having problems again today also. Cry
  • 200125
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut on June 28, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    I am able to get to this topic through my alert email, otherwise I can get to the website on my android connection.
  • 200128
    siggy38
    deity
    2 11 9
    12 9 2
    Posted by siggy38 on June 28, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Ridiculously slow! Confused
  • 200137
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on June 29, 2014
    [reply] 2 0
    I just restarted web server and database. Let's see if it helps.
      200151
    • mdshopper1
      master
      1 2
      12 10 2
      Posted by mdshopper1 on June 29, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      so far seems to be running much better today YAN! Cool
    • 200153
    • clover
      professor
      1 6 7
      12 11 2
      Posted by clover on June 29, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      Much better today! Thanks Yan!
  • 200175
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut on June 29, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Just now not able to reload website because I'm trying to post a deal and the connection just spins around. I can get to this discussion through my email alerts.
  • 200176
    anand
    professor
    3 9
    10 9 2
    Posted by anand on June 29, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    I'm getting HTTP ERROR: 504

    Gateway Timeout Sad Sad
  • 200178
    mdshopper1
    master
    1 2
    12 10 2
    Posted by mdshopper1 on June 29, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    yup, back to the slowwwwwwwwwwwwww loading!
  • 200179
    onkarkulkarni
    professor
    9 4 4
    11 8 2
    Posted by onkarkulkarni on June 29, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    same thing today for me also..got 502 error and the website is excruciatingly slooooow today. yan, please tweak it!
  • 200180
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut on June 29, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    it's working ok on iPad but not on windows 8
  • 200183
    lootango
    professor
    11 9 1
    Posted by lootango on June 29, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    mine seems to be working fine now... but earlier today it was crawling.
  • 200186
    djhciskoski
    professor
    1 2 2
    11 11 2
    Posted by djhciskoski on June 29, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Been gone, but I did notice it was even slow to vote.
  • 200255
    laaya
    professor
    1 1 2
    11 8 2
    Posted by laaya on June 30, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Looks like everything fixed.

    Thanks Yan and Team
      200256
    • YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz on July 1, 2014
      [reply] 1 0
      Well, I didn't really fix anything. I suspect there was some network congestion at the hosting company where Buxr resides, which now seems to be resolved. I could see the issue but couldn't do anything. I hope it doesn't repeat.
  • 200288
    mdshopper1
    master
    1 2
    12 10 2
    Posted by mdshopper1 on July 1, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    even the emails i am receiving from this site are slow. i JUST got an email regarding a flagged deal/duplicate deal that was taken care of 2 days ago. Surprised
  • 200813
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on July 14, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    I now know what happened 17 days ago when you all experienced Buxr downtime and general slowness. Here are some details.

    There was some sort of attack, which resulted in the attacker gaining ability to send emails via our mail server. Over the past 2 weeks Buxr has been busy sending out spam w/o me knowing it. It got so busy that at times it affected web server performance (since both are hosted on the same computer). Today I noticed that some mail services would reject our (good) emails. The reason is that Buxr got into a spam blacklist. In particular, only 20% of our last newsletter emails got delivered.

    I wish I detected and remedies the problem earlier to avoid all the "suffering" you had to go through during this time. Also, I hate to think of the thousands of spam emails Buxr helped to distribute.
  • 206872
    mdshopper1
    master
    1 2
    12 10 2
    Posted by mdshopper1 on November 3, 2014
    [reply] 1 0
    is anyone having troubles with the search features today? whenever i type a phrase or merchant into the search bar and click on "deals" it is taking me to the "coupons" page. it is definitely making it more difficult to do a search.
      206874
    • onkarkulkarni
      professor
      9 4 4
      11 8 2
      Posted by onkarkulkarni on November 3, 2014
      [reply] 1 0
      yes, it happened to me yesterday. It was working before.
    • 206875
    • mdshopper1
      master
      1 2
      12 10 2
      Posted by mdshopper1 on November 3, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      thanks onkar, just wanted to make sure it wasnt just ME.
    • 206878
    • CouponNut
      deity
      23 14 8
      12 10 2
      Posted by CouponNut on November 3, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      Exactly, I had the same problem this morning. I gave up!
    • 206880
    • HouTex
      admin
      Posted by HouTex on November 3, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      Please try it again. Yan has fixed the problem, so the search should work correctly now.
    • 206882
    • mdshopper1
      master
      1 2
      12 10 2
      Posted by mdshopper1 on November 3, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      thanks yan and thanks houtex.....it seems to be fixed now.
  • 206883
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut on November 3, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Its working correctly now, but previously I was just getting the spinning circles and no activity.
  • 206885
    mdshopper1
    master
    1 2
    12 10 2
    Posted by mdshopper1 on November 3, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    i have been trying to find the veterans day deals. i put "veterans day" and "veteran's day" and absolutely nothing comes up for me under deals. i then put just "vet" in and i found some. Confused :
      206896
    • HouTex
      admin
      Posted by HouTex on November 3, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      I find that the less you put in the better the results, so I try not to use more than one word. In this case, you wouldn't know if the previous submitter used the apostrophe or not. Searching for "veteran" found 7 deals for me.
  • 206894
    anand
    professor
    3 9
    10 9 2
    Posted by anand on November 3, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Nice. It is working as earlier. Thanks Yan Smile
  • 213432
    mdshopper1
    master
    1 2
    12 10 2
    Posted by mdshopper1 on February 18, 2015 [reply] 0 0
    anyone having problems trying to submit deals this evening 2/18/15? i have been trying for the past hour or so and cannot get past the first page.....
      213468
    • YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz on February 19, 2015 [reply] 0 0
      Are you still having issues?
    • 213472
    • mdshopper1
      master
      1 2
      12 10 2
      Posted by mdshopper1 on February 19, 2015 [reply] 0 0
      no, only for about two hours last night. could not get past the first deal submission page. all other sites i was on were running fine.
  • 220569
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut on July 8, 2015 [reply] 0 0
    The website is loading very slow again and I tried for an hour to post a few deals, and it just spins & spins!
  • 220571
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut on July 8, 2015
    [reply] 1 0
    Evidently other members are having difficulty in getting into the website, I can't get to page 1, but I think the last deal was posted 5 hrs. ago. Anyone else having issues?
  • 220574
    djhciskoski
    professor
    1 2 2
    11 11 2
    Posted by djhciskoski on July 9, 2015 [reply] 0 0
    I was last night, good this morning.
  • 220575
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on July 9, 2015
    [reply] 3 0
    Yes, I noticed it as well. Had to block a few IP ranges in Netherland to remedy, some botnet spam targeted to our blog.
  • 220594
    clover
    professor
    1 6 7
    12 11 2
    Posted by clover on July 9, 2015
    [reply] 1 0
    I only have a problem at 4:30am EST every morning but I figured it was an update thing.
      220596
    • HouTex
      admin
      Posted by HouTex on July 9, 2015
      [reply] 1 0
      That is when the site backup runs.
    • 220601
    • clover
      professor
      1 6 7
      12 11 2
      Posted by clover on July 10, 2015 [reply] 0 0
      Thanks for the confirmation HouTex!
  • 221580
    djhciskoski
    professor
    1 2 2
    11 11 2
    Posted by djhciskoski on August 6, 2015
    [reply] 1 0
    Slow again, anyone else?
      221585
    • CouponNut
      deity
      23 14 8
      12 10 2
      Posted by CouponNut on August 6, 2015
      [reply] 2 0
      So far so good! No problems here on wired connection.
  • 221583
    Goofy_Girl
    professor
    12 8 1
    Posted by Goofy_Girl on August 6, 2015
    [reply] 2 0
    Yeah, me too.
    But then again, I already blew through my monthly allotted 4G/3G and have now been on 2G (I believe) for a while.
    I seriously need a REAL, UNLIMITED 4G plan for my phone-if that exists?

    However, at times, this site has been considerably slower than other sites (even when taking my temporarily reduced speed in consideration.)

    Confused
  • 221612
    clover
    professor
    1 6 7
    12 11 2
    Posted by clover on August 7, 2015 [reply] 0 0
    Major head banging problem for me today. Site was down for a while early when I normally post and intermittent throughout the day. I see it is back to normal now.
  • 221615
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut on August 7, 2015 [reply] 0 0
    I got the spinning, spinning this AM and couldn't see a thing on Buxr and I tried it on Mozilla, Chrome & IE.
      221616
    • clover
      professor
      1 6 7
      12 11 2
      Posted by clover on August 7, 2015
      [reply] 1 0
      I got so frustrated I went and did other things during the spinning...swept the kitchen floor, took the trash out, read the newspaper, swept the garage and finally left at 7:30 and drove the half hour trek to Whole Foods Cool
  • 221622
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on August 8, 2015
    [reply] 5 0
    Looks like the site has been spammed from Chines IP's again to the point where it became unresponsive. Sorry about the headache, it loads OK for me now. I will try to weed out those IP's to block the requests coming from China
      221628
    • clover
      professor
      1 6 7
      12 11 2
      Posted by clover on August 8, 2015 [reply] 0 0
      Thanks Yan for the update!
  • 221630
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut on August 8, 2015
    [reply] 1 0
    Buxr works best for me on Chrome, forget IE that is becoming more of a nightmare everyday!
  • 221890
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut on August 19, 2015
    [reply] 1 0
    The website is acting up again I just got to this page and took over 15 minutes!
      221891
    • clover
      professor
      1 6 7
      12 11 2
      Posted by clover on August 19, 2015 [reply] 0 0
      Yes, all morning. I sent an email early this morning. It was a repeat of eleven days ago.
  • 221892
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut on August 19, 2015
    [reply] 1 0
    Still spinning with a really long link showing in search bar!
      221893
    • clover
      professor
      1 6 7
      12 11 2
      Posted by clover on August 19, 2015
      [reply] 1 0
      Working better for me now CouponNut. Pulling right up. Yan must have done some "tweaking".
    • 221900
    • CouponNut
      deity
      23 14 8
      12 10 2
      Posted by CouponNut on August 19, 2015 [reply] 0 0
      I was worried that my computer might have got a bug.
  • 221936
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut on August 20, 2015 [reply] 0 0
    I think the problem is coming back, took 15 minutes again before getting to this page.
  • 221938
    clover
    professor
    1 6 7
    12 11 2
    Posted by clover on August 21, 2015 [reply] 0 0
    Yes it is back again. Ever since I got on this morning.
      221955
    • CouponNut
      deity
      23 14 8
      12 10 2
      Posted by CouponNut on August 21, 2015
      [reply] 1 0
      I can click my email comment alert and get to BUXR fast!
    • 221966
    • YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz on August 22, 2015
      [reply] 2 0
      Glad to hear this. Smile
  • 221981
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut on August 23, 2015
    [reply] 1 0
    This morning is not working, kept trying to post a deal and its spinning and the drop down search menu and automatic merchant name is not opening up like it usually does. Got to this topic through my email again.
      221985
    • YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz on August 23, 2015
      [reply] 1 0
      Yep, I had to block to IPs, one from Turkey and one from Netherlands. Unfortunately there is not easy way to fix this, and I have to react to these incidents one by one.
    • 221986
    • CouponNut
      deity
      23 14 8
      12 10 2
      Posted by CouponNut on August 23, 2015
      [reply] 1 0
      Thanks for the update! Wonder why they keep sneaking in, I kept thinking it was my laptop because seems my keyboard isn't functioning.
    • 221987
    • YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz on August 23, 2015
      [reply] 1 0
      They attempt to break into the site using brute force, basically trying various known vulnerabilities. They do it using bot computers and at a high rate. As the result they overload the Buxr server and make it impossible for anyone else to open the pages.
    • 222008
    • CouponNut
      deity
      23 14 8
      12 10 2
      Posted by CouponNut on August 26, 2015
      [reply] 1 0
      This seems to flair up in the early morning, there was a slight spinning in the AM but I used Chrome and it worked fine.
  • 222064
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut on August 29, 2015
    [reply] 2 0
    Its back the spinning & spinning, practically impossible to post a deal at this time of day NOON!
  • 222066
    Goofy_Girl
    professor
    12 8 1
    Posted by Goofy_Girl on August 29, 2015 [reply] 0 0
    Yeah, me too.
    It comes & goes & comes & goes.
    When it gets too annoying, I just leave & come back later.
      222084
    • CouponNut
      deity
      23 14 8
      12 10 2
      Posted by CouponNut on August 30, 2015
      [reply] 1 0
      Oh no its acting up again at 11AM, took half hour to get here!
    • 222087
    • clover
      professor
      1 6 7
      12 11 2
      Posted by clover on August 30, 2015 [reply] 0 0
      It was fine all morning and yes at 11am it was acting up. Neutral
  • 222069
    clover
    professor
    1 6 7
    12 11 2
    Posted by clover on August 29, 2015 [reply] 0 0
    No problems for me early this morning on Chrome.
  • 222725
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut on September 27, 2015
    [reply] 1 0
    The last 20 minutes the site has been spinning and spinning and unable to view any deals.
  • 223665
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut on November 2, 2015
    [reply] 2 0
    FYI - The website was not loading again around noon, seems like it lasted about 2 hours. Sad
  • 224880
    2kidsnuts
    professor
    10 8 2
    Posted by 2kidsnuts 349 days ago
    [reply] 2 0
    Website is running super fast today,great!
      224884
    • CouponNut
      deity
      23 14 8
      12 10 2
      Posted by CouponNut 349 days ago
      [reply] 2 0
      Wow, it is faster than usual!
  • 230242
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut 161 days ago
    [reply] 3 0
    The website is acting up again, you can't do a thing and I can't get the imagine of my deal to appear.
  • 230244
    StarWarrior
    apprentice
    11 6
    Posted by StarWarrior 160 days ago
    [reply] 3 0
    Now I see that the website is not responding.
  • 230246
    Pennydaze
    novice
    9 4
    Posted by Pennydaze 160 days ago
    [reply] 3 0
    Been trying since this afternoon, looks OK now.
  • 230251
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz 160 days ago
    [reply] 4 0
    There were some issues earlier today. It looks OK now.
  • 230268
    StarWarrior
    apprentice
    11 6
    Posted by StarWarrior 159 days ago
    [reply] 2 0
    I gave up yesterday, I thought it was computer.
  • 231234
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut 127 days ago
    [reply] 2 0
    Either the website is having an issue or my new laptop. But so far everything is going super fast while Buxr keeps spinning.
      231235
    • YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz 126 days ago
      [reply] 1 0
      Buxr is slow. Looking into it.
    • 231270
    • CouponNut
      deity
      23 14 8
      12 10 2
      Posted by CouponNut 126 days ago
      [reply] 3 0
      Good for speed today even on the HP Slate! Smile
  • 231236
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz 126 days ago
    [reply] 2 0
    I hope the problem is resolved. Please let me know if it gets slow again.
      231238
    • clover
      professor
      1 6 7
      12 11 2
      Posted by clover 126 days ago [reply] 0 0
      Loaded right up on the iPad.
  • 232597
    clover
    professor
    1 6 7
    12 11 2
    Posted by clover 63 days ago [reply] 0 0
    Problem loading this morning but might be on my end since we have a Hurricane hitting florida.
      232599
    • YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz 63 days ago [reply] 0 0
      It is a general problem with Buxr today. I am looking into it....
  • 232716
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut 58 days ago
    [reply] 3 0
    Website not working, I got to discussion through an email.
      232720
    • YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz 58 days ago
      [reply] 1 0
      Hackers have figured out how to send emails vi 'Share a Deal' link and used it extensively to the point of slowing down the site to a halt. I had to temporarily disable the feature. Later in the day I fixed the backdoor, so 'Share a Deal' is working again, and the site seems to be fast. Sorry about the problems.
  • 232719
    2kidsnuts
    professor
    10 8 2
    Posted by 2kidsnuts 58 days ago
    [reply] 3 0
    Our power was out for 6 hours today.
  • 232730
    StarWarrior
    apprentice
    11 6
    Posted by StarWarrior 57 days ago
    [reply] 3 0
    I did not have any problems yesterday morning.
  • 232760
    Pennydaze
    novice
    9 4
    Posted by Pennydaze 56 days ago
    [reply] 4 0
    Have no problems at all lately.
  • 232763
    CouponNut
    deity
    23 14 8
    12 10 2
    Posted by CouponNut 56 days ago
    [reply] 3 0
    We got a new cable modem to get the benefits of our lightning fast internet speed, super fast now!
  • 232784
    Pennydaze
    novice
    9 4
    Posted by Pennydaze 55 days ago
    [reply] 3 0
    We bought a modem extender for super fast connection.

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