Narrow bandwidth site access

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by Mainframeguy, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Now I KNOW this is in the wrong forum....

    BUT I WANTED to SHARE with EP the misery of dial up - made worse by having paid/signed up for a 3G PCMCIA card that simply will NOT play with me!!!

    POINT IS - How's about a stickie somewhere with all the configs you would desire for narrowband accesss? Just a hint/suggestion (I might even have made the content if I had any time to do it!).

    Also extend the context of the thread to broader browsing issues... Ffox v IE etc etc plus POP3 etc etc..... and while I am at it - how about a "hints and tips forum" or something to stick it in? I know I would appreciate it right now!

    FINALLY - I know how you feel EP, mate! PS when do you upgrade your bandwidth BTW? I am worse off than you - no work to go to for bandwidth either, this sucks big time!
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Got a problem with your shift/caps key aswell as the PCMCIA card? :p

    I think a nice narrow-band (or 'lite') version of the site would be nice. I'd use it even with DSL, faster loading it always nice :)
     
  3. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    thats probably the reason that there isn't one. Less images loading would mean less ad revenue. I try to click on at least one banner a day, and if people were using OSNN-Lite, less banners would be coming up, meaning less revenue. Just a thought.


    That and it would be more work. Also, there may be a software (vB) licensing limitation built in there as well
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I have started on a lite version several times but not been happy with the result.
    I'll keep trying. The frontpage is cached tho and won't be updated every time you visit.
     
  5. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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  6. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I don't think that is cached and I guess he mean't the frontpage? :s
     
  7. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Yeah he did. Its torture loading osnn on dial up.

    We're going to come and beat on you with a 56k modem until we see a lite version or Nildram install our dsl - whichever comes first :D
     
  8. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Remember -- I feel your pain :p
     
  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Make it all plain text!

    In seriousness though, I was referring to the forums, a 'lite' skin would be just rubbery.
     
  10. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Would WAP do it?

    as promised on WAP thread here is a xlink to the WAP thread which might be useful in this context (waiting for answer on that, so click link if interested). :)
     
  11. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    How lightweight tho, I mean we have an RSS 2.x backend that can easily be parsed by third party applications.