|08-13-2006, 05:44 PM||#1|
The Dude abides.
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: SLC, UT
The Fax Machine
TJ, what can we do to speed things up?
Honestly, man, this is no criticism of you. Just the opposite, really. You have created a spot that we all like enough to devote a significant amount of time here.
But we're on the countdown to the season, and I am sure a lot of us consider the time we spend on the OrangeMane to be an important factor in our enjoyment of football season. And despite what seem to be significant efforts on your part, the site still seems to crawl. I can't imagine what will happen once real games start up. And with a new baby, you probably aren't going to have the time to make improvements in September, October, November, and December.
So, is there anything we can do to help get things moving? I've donated a few times, and I know others have said they have, too. But it hasn't been much (at least for me, anyway). Is it a money thing? Maybe if we had an estimate of what was needed to upgrade to faster servers, we could do something of a virtual fundraiser and come up with it. If it's expertise, I would bet we have some experienced people here that could pitch in time to make improvements. Heck, we'll send smalltowngrll up there to babysit when the time comes, if it will help.
I just hate the thought of not having this place during the football season, especially after our hiatus last month. And even if it is up, 45 second per page load times make it pretty difficult to use. Is there anything we can do to help?