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Tastespotting - a great but incredibly slow website

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harryharry Apr 4, 2011 03:27 PM

I found out about Tastespotting on this website and I love it - however, lately it's been loading so slowly that I rarely go there - today I tried to post a comment on the contact page and it won't even load at all... anyone else have this problem? Anyone have a solution?

  1. HillJ Apr 5, 2011 07:06 PM

    I can't say I've had any issues logging into Tastespotting but you might try cleaning your browser; an old cookie might keep the delay stuck in play. Try refreshing and revisiting to acquire a new "cookie" for the site. Or try logging in using a different browser, I use Google Chrome and it zips through the site pages.

    eta: According to the site owners account, heavy upload traffic has hindered log ons for visitors. A common problem for upload volume on a very popular site for food bloggers.

    1. ChelseaMartin Apr 5, 2011 12:52 PM

      It has been crazy slow for me too. I have been a big fan of foodgawker and was excited about tastespotting until it got so slow. When I try to submit postings or check to see if they have been accepted it takes min to load the pages. Seriously annoying.

      1. dave_c Apr 4, 2011 10:44 PM

        If you like Tastespotting, you'll like Food Gawker too.
        Have not noticed any problems.

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          harryharry Apr 5, 2011 10:53 AM

          Strange - it still won't load on my computer - even tried Safari and Firefox... hmmmm

          I do like Food Gawker, thanks for the reference - it's almost the same as Tastespotting - almost all the same recipes... interesting - which is the chicken and which is the egg?

          1. re: harryharry
            dave_c Apr 5, 2011 11:22 AM

            Tastespotting is the original.
            Food Gawker came into being when Tastespotting mysteriously shutdown, due to legal reasons, for a month.

            Another site that popped after Tastespotting had its one month hiatus.
            http://photograzing.seriouseats.com/

            The recipes/photos are very similar. Many bloggers cross-post between sites.

        2. mattstolz Apr 4, 2011 07:47 PM

          i like the iphone app, but wish it was a little more navigable.

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