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lakerkobe
Lakerkobe  (Level: 18.2 - Posts: 31)
Fri, 7th Oct '05 1:17 PM

WORDROUNDS DELAY

After I hit start it seems to take about 10 seconds for the WordRound to load up. Is this normal for everyone else? I wondered if that time was actually being counted against me, so I timed it... and it is! That blows.

imatfaal
Imatfaal  (Level: 96.4 - Posts: 58)
Fri, 7th Oct '05 1:51 PM

That's life. If you have a dial-up connection word rounds are a worthwhile distraction - but you cannot get down to the 20-25 second level needed to win.

You can try shutting down everything else on your pc that may be competing for bandwidth.

By the way (enlighten a stick in the mud englishman) does "that blows" mean the same as "that sucks".

And, before despairing, i got 4 first places on wordrounds in a day on a cranky old dial up system. (just make sure linenlady,swarp,ehdgdson etc are on holiday.)

Regards
Matthew



philkon
Philkon  (Level: 269.3 - Posts: 474)
Fri, 7th Oct '05 2:05 PM

Yes, it happens to me all the time. I have a fast machine on a cable hook-up.

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Fri, 7th Oct '05 2:11 PM

Matthew, "that blows" does (in one of those strange quirks of American slang) mean the same thing as "that sucks." Makes no sense to me either.

Em

marmac68
Marmac68  (Level: 69.1 - Posts: 17)
Fri, 7th Oct '05 2:30 PM

I play wordrounds on both a high speed computer (home) and dial up (work). I find that I get faster rounds on the dial up, mainly due to the mouse. Lately though, I have noticed that I may get one good time in per hour and all the others have ranged from 10 - 25 seconds loads, one was a whopping 32 seconds according to my clock. So I just think it is luck of the loading draw. I just have fun doing them and I delude myself into thinking that it is an educational past time.

lakerkobe
Lakerkobe  (Level: 18.2 - Posts: 31)
Fri, 7th Oct '05 2:42 PM

That's life? Awesome reply, my friend.

As for dial-up... I am on a T-1.

skillet66
Skillet66  (Level: 83.5 - Posts: 210)
Fri, 7th Oct '05 4:16 PM

my times yesterday on word rounds varied quite a bit-my best time was 29 s.,but that was the only decent time of the whole day-i had some 60's also-took forever to load-the ones i made 100 % on,usually were the ones that had the longest loading times-(wouldn't u know it,just my luck)But new computer is in near future-so hopefully i can blame it on the old one-if not,it's the sploofus system...Martha

dizzy
Dizzy  (Level: 180.7 - Posts: 296)
Fri, 7th Oct '05 7:35 PM

I think load times have definitely got slower, Im on dialup and am now struggling to get below 50s even when there are few people loged in

citrusy
Citrusy  (Level: 26.2 - Posts: 118)
Fri, 7th Oct '05 9:48 PM

I too am T-1 and find that it takes forever to load the questions. I have nothing running in the background, just me and Sploofus. Doesn't seem fair. Wahhhh. I have tried cleaning my hard drive and cleansing my soul (insert laugh here) and nothing seems to work. Ideas out there computer whiz's???

pandorazbox80
Pandorazbox80  (Level: 26.6 - Posts: 61)
Sat, 8th Oct '05 3:22 AM

I've given up on WordRounds because of (I'm assuming) my crappy computer and dial up connection slowing me down, as they do with anything else, not just Sploofus. I stick to Puzzles and my TQOTDs, and, of course, annoying people by putting in my 2 cents (to the googleplex power) on this message board.

TTFN, Diane

tazmaniac72
Tazmaniac72  (Level: 188.2 - Posts: 213)
Sun, 9th Oct '05 2:16 AM

I think some is due to what you're using (DSL, dial-up, etc.), and some is the site itself. There have been times where I can finish each attempt in under 32-35 sec., but as for tonight, I only had one that registered under 40 seconds. The pages were loading quite slower, and nothing I changed on my computer could help it. That's just how it goes...just try for that 100%, and even if it takes 50 seconds, you still beat out 90% right in record time.


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