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Do you surf Chowhound less now..

..that it is so slow?? I used to hop around to different boards to find topics that interest me, but now I pretty much stay on one board and just get a little bored.

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  1. I have no problem hoping around very quickly (and back on and off to do work). I think it depends on your computer.

    1. I also have had no problems with speed - in fact, it seems faster to me since the changes.

      1. I agree--it seems much faster to me, especially on the threads that have lots of replies.


        1. I surf less now that:
          - I have to click on the Boards triangle to get to the "Hot Posts." Yeah, so it's two extra steps;
          - I can't leave certain profile questions blank; and
          - I can't sort the search by date.

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          1. re: OCAnn

            Why do you have to click on the triangle to get to "Hot Posts"? When I login or click on Boards, I go right to them.

            1. re: pescatarian

              Clicking on "Boards" doesn't tell which posts I've read or not read.

            2. re: OCAnn

              Why do you have to click twice to get to "Hot Posts"? If you just click on the word "Boards", you're there.

              And - I just figured out a trick to leaving a profile question blank - in word, type in a couple of spaces, copy, and then replace the text you don't want by pasting this.

              Hope this helps!

              1. re: MMRuth

                Clicking on "Boards" takes me to "Latest Posts" not "My Unread Posts (aka Hot Posts)". Two different things.

                1. re: OCAnn

                  I see - sorry - I missed your point.

                  1. re: MMRuth

                    Please don't be sorry! I appreciate all the help you've given in the past. =) Unfortunately, the word copy/paste trick didn't work for me. I'll keep playing w/it though. Thank you!

                    1. re: OCAnn

                      What about using elipses, though?

                      Just typing in ... in place of the text that's there now.


                      1. re: The Dairy Queen

                        Yes, thank you! I've decided to go that route for one of the Qs, but using a single period instead of 3. =)

                        BTW, love your avatar...looks like an archway if you close one eye and squint the other.

              2. re: OCAnn

                I saw someone else just type elipses


                in the sections of her profile she wanted to delete. It's not the same as deleting, I know, but gets you very close.


                1. re: OCAnn

                  I keep a bookmark to Hot Posts so I don't have to bother with that silly triangle.

                2. The connection I'm using is pretty fast (T1); when I click on the Boards arrow to show all the boards, it takes forever to come up-- "forever" being relative to how fast it was before, and how fast other, non-Chowhound, surfing is.

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                  1. re: slacker

                    I don't know what kind of connection I have (work network, etc.), but it's pretty much instantaneous when I tocuh the arrow to take me to the Boards.

                    1. re: pescatarian

                      I just timed it, it took about 2.5 seconds from the time I click the down arrow to when the boards list pops up. That is forever by today's standards.

                      1. re: slacker

                        Likewise timed it and it was a blink, and would gues much less than 0.25 seconds.

                        I think its your line not the site.

                        1. re: jfood

                          Like I said, I have a t1 line. May be something else.

                            1. re: jfood

                              hmm, I'll give that a try.

                              Another change I don't like is you can't expand just one post, you gotta expand all.

                              1. re: slacker

                                oi, I just figured out how to expand one posting. never paid much attention to that little up arrow.

                        2. re: slacker

                          I just did it and it was too fast for me to calculate how many seconds. I click and I'm on the list of Boards.