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Weird things happening with the forum.
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4 March 2014
6.01pm
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meanmistermustard
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The forum layout is back to normal. 

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5 March 2014
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Joe
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I'm not sure what to do with that. Here's what scripts are running, according to Ghostery:

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Of those:

  • Amazon Associates is so links get converted so I get a cut from any sales
  • DoubleClick and Adsense are to do with Google ads
  • Facebook Connect, G+ and Twitter Button should be self explanatory. I think these are to do with people's forum profiles because I haven't added anything to do with G+ to the site.
  • Google Analytics and Wordpress Stats tell me which countries people are coming from and what they're looking at (in a non-identifying way)
  • Gravatar handles avatars on the forum and comments on pages

Some of these use partners to deliver their services, eg Google uses DoubleClick to help serve ads. So some of the scripts that load might not be those mentioned above, but they will be connected.

As for solutions, the catch-all would be to disconnect everything from Facebook, Twitter, G+, have no adverts and no analytics. But I don't really want to do that (I'd be happy to lose the social media, but everything else is useful to me). I tried moving all scripts to the foot of the page, so the other elements would load first, but it caused many of the other problems that have been detailed on previous pages of this thread. I can't cache the page because people don't see the latest versions.

I have a quick server with plenty of spare resources but the speeds are being slowed down by this stuff having to be loaded before anything else. I think I might try redesigning the site from the ground up to see if I can make it leaner and more efficient, but it'll take me some time.

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5 March 2014
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Joe said

The server timezone is set to London. You can edit your own timezone by going to Profile, then clicking on the Options tab, then Edit Display Options. Can you go in there and make sure your info is correct for your location? Also, if you haven't already, double-check you put your birthday in correctly. I know, basic advice but still worth mentioning.

Yeah, my birthday's correct and my personal profile is set for LA. But if the server profile is set for London, which is 8 hours ahead of LA, that doesn't explain why my birthday showed up late and still shows up the next day.

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