Give This Site Some Speed, STAT!

Site Speed

As is painfully obvious to everyone who visits the site, we are really struggling with site speed. To put it mildly, it’s atrocious. I’ve heard from many of you about the issue and all of us working on the site have a crushing sense of urgency about getting this right. Unfortunately, it feels like we just exited the emergency room where we gained some sense of stability, but have a bit of a recovery and improvement process ahead. In other words, it could take another week to get the site speed back to a level that is acceptable to everyone. I feel really bad about this issue. It’s been a huge inconvenience for everyone, but I believe I have a competent team who can fix the problem. But it’s a pretty big problem.

Navigation Issues

We’re also continuing to deal with navigational issues, especially when a user is viewing a post with a GIF. We believe we can solve that one in the next couple of days.

Can We Go Back?

Some have asked why we don’t go back to the old site until these issues are resolved. We’ve discussed that option as a team, but I’ve decided to try to fix our current technical problems with the expectation that the short term pain will be worth the long term gain. That’s a pretty big gamble, but one I’m comfortable making. That might also be an indicator of how much — as an owner — I disliked the structure and setup of the old site.

Need Your Help

I’d really appreciate knowing what other bugs you’ve come across that need to be cleaned up… especially if you’ve noted it before and it still isn’t fixed. I know this is a pain to document in the comments (you can also contact me via email here), but it’s VERY helpful. Again, so sorry for this massive fuck up.

Published on: Sep 6, 2017
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