Fastest Browers for viewing the Bomb

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#1 Posted by Surge (19 posts) -

I'm using Safari and right now some pages are terribly slow, while others are quite quick.  Any other impressions from other browsers or is everyone having this issue?

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#2 Posted by Systech (4190 posts) -

It's just the servers, because I am using Firefox 3 right now and it is slow. So many people are online right now.

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#3 Posted by Schizoid (1121 posts) -

Opera 9.5 was the fastest for me, but you can't upload images with it so it's a bit useless.

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#4 Posted by Karmum (11515 posts) -

It is the servers, I'm using Firefox 3 on my laptop, that has excellent speed on any other website, its a tad slow here. Its not a big deal, because this is their first full day as a completed website.

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#5 Posted by xplodedd (1379 posts) -

they are all slow, the servers are overloaded, the guys over at the bomb are speechless

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#6 Posted by banksrob (1140 posts) -

yep Firefox 3 for me sometime really quick other times really slow, IE is slower and haven't tried opera yet

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#7 Posted by banksrob (1140 posts) -
Miniman said:
"I'm using Firefox 2 (don't like 3 that much) and it is running very slow at times.
yes i dont like 3 either but cba to roll back to 2
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#8 Posted by Nightkiller93 (175 posts) -

Im currently using Firefox 2.something,it's pretty bad on some pages and others it's ok.It's going to be awesome when the servers are up to full speed.

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#9 Posted by BlackWaterCO (1685 posts) -


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#10 Posted by BlackWaterCO (1685 posts) -


All day, Every Day

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#11 Posted by NWA (29 posts) -

i'm on firefox 3 and every now and then a page won't load properly.  maybe i'll switch to safari and see how it goes.

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#12 Posted by AmericanPegasus (454 posts) -

It looks pretty good on the forums area, but the sign up was horrible, and I could edit my profile.

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#13 Posted by MacedoniaMafia (13 posts) -

I'm using Firefox 3 and the forums are very slow. 

The home page loads fairly quickly but overall, the whole site has a lot of slow down right now.

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#14 Posted by Malakhii (1444 posts) -

 on firefox 3 and it's doing ok, though chugging at certain places It's to be expected on a new website day 1 though.

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#15 Posted by Locke (335 posts) -

It's bad on every browser.

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#16 Posted by Hamz (6899 posts) -

At the moment is crazy busy thats why its slow, plus its a new site so there is gonna be technical issues that need fixing or improving. Overall though the site is working pretty damn well, can't complain at all.

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#17 Posted by GoodKn1ght (522 posts) -

ya, remeber guys BETA, this technically wan't a real launch

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#18 Posted by Justaddwater (300 posts) -

Firefox 3 here and its hella slow, guess its just growing pains.

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#19 Posted by Justaddwater (300 posts) -

Firefox 3 here and its hella slow, guess its just growing pains.

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#20 Edited by dualityofman (140 posts) -

it took me forever to upload my profile picture, and the forums are going a bit slow as well, but thatll be fine pretty soon im guessing

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#21 Posted by deactivated-5b3f096aee80a (4198 posts) -

FF3; really slow. I hope they get more servers or something to fix this, its really chunky atm. :(

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#22 Posted by Mooshu (515 posts) -

It's running slow at the moment, certainly. But I doubt this isn't something that will be fixed in the near future.

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#23 Posted by deactivated-5b4a512bb9699 (391 posts) -

It's running slow on everything but I'd say IE is the fastest

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#24 Posted by RVonE (5015 posts) -

I'm curious to see how long this huge traffic load will last.

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#25 Posted by Aaron_G (1681 posts) -

Yeah it is just the site. In FF3 it is pretty slow. I haven't tried it yet and don't plan to in IE. Might make a go with it in Safari.

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#26 Posted by RowdyRob (221 posts) -

Things seem to have quicken (for me at least) in the past 10 minutes or so.  I'm using FF3.

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#27 Posted by blizzvalve (141 posts) -

It doesn't matter what browser you use. It's the servers because GB never expected for this site to be this huge this quickly

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#28 Posted by Bladefire (221 posts) -

Kinda of slow but its better than it was for a while back, all the pages load the first time now.

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#29 Posted by OGCartman (4330 posts) -

Its really slow everywhere

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#30 Posted by 11samype (87 posts) -

I think it's slow for everyone.

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#31 Posted by famicommander (14 posts) -

Opera 9.5 is going fine for me. 

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#32 Posted by Aviar (504 posts) -

This is the beta, so I'm guessing the site may run slow while they make further adjustments.  I'm using FF3 and yes it is running a little slow at times, but I am sure it will get better with time.

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#33 Posted by DappaDizzle (183 posts) -

it was crazy slow on firefox ... seems more faster on safari for me, but of course we have remember its day zero for this site to be bogged down with so many users

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#34 Posted by AnonymousLegion (92 posts) -

Since the site went down it's been running a lot faster in FireFox 3 for me.

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#35 Posted by treefity350 (54 posts) -

Its a day one launch, its gonna be a little slow. Im using avant browser and varies from page to page and for some reason I cant use FF3. It wont show up, it said 500 internal server error.

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#36 Posted by Lone_Wolf (29 posts) -

Yep I'm also running Safari on my Macbook. I'd say about 75% of the time it loads quickly, but the other 25% is slower than hell >. >

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#37 Posted by Agent_Cool5 (24 posts) -

I'm using Flock 1.4 and it's pretty fast except that it can sometimes take forever to for a reply to post.

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#38 Posted by sdodd02 (762 posts) -

I am using firefox 3 right now and it's going great.

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#39 Posted by Absurd (2932 posts) -

Using Firefox and it's loading, not that fast but not that slow.

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#40 Posted by AnTiPRO (105 posts) -

Fx3=Slow as balls....

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#41 Posted by Kenzo287 (798 posts) -

*pulls out a knife* WHO SAID IE?!?!?!?! SHOW YOURSELVES! Firefox 3 is great. It's going pretty fast right now.

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#42 Posted by Neopezz (130 posts) -

I'm using Firefox 3 and i get the occasional blank page but that's to be expected.

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#43 Posted by Paradigmer (263 posts) -

Giant Bomb needs to head down to  Good o'l Best Buy and get 200 more servers!

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#44 Posted by nf_2 (36 posts) -

I'm using Firefox 3 and it isn't too bad. My connection has been slower recently though....

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#45 Posted by Nobility (299 posts) -

No browser will make a difference, give people time to get over the craze, it'll begin to settle down and people will get a quicker browsinging experience.

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#46 Posted by WorldsFastestShrimpPeeler (469 posts) -

too much traffic.