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Flickr Slowdown

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by olli, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Is it just me or has anyone else been experiencing issue with Flickr loading images very very slowly at times. I've noticed it on this forum but also directly on the Flickr website. While the site loads quickly enough images that aren't cached seem to take an age to appear and sometimes require multiple reloads.

    I don't know whether to put this down to the vagaries of the Philippines's international internet connections (though I was streaming cricket from Bangladesh last night without a hitch) or whether it is just another nail in the coffin of Flickr, apparently as unloved by its new owner as by its old one.
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    if you're mainly noticing on this site, it could be related to Amin changing the default setting to "lazy loading". You can check that under your settings under the preferences submenu.
     
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  3. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    It's not just on this site. It also occurs routinely on flickr.com.
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I've found flickr performance to be hit and miss over the last few years
     
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  5. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    A bit like the Yahoo share price, then... ;)
     
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  6. Covey22

    Covey22 SC Top Veteran

    658
    Feb 3, 2012
    Ouch! :laugh:
     
  7. sesser

    sesser New to SC

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    Feb 9, 2016
    randy
    Looks like they recently updated the "feed" page (home page when you're logged in). I'm guessing performance issues from the change?
     
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