Yesterday morning I spend upwards of an hour catching up on the forums here that I visit, posting responses, etc. until I felt I had found everything I wanted to look at. Today, by contrast, though (from where I sit) the response time is definitely a few seconds slower for each individual operation with Read Tracking enabled, I got through all the new posts in about 10 minutes. And it was FAR more pleasant to do.
It's not intutively obvious that this one little feature could be so important, but rest assured that it is. This is a penny foolish and pound wise change. It's good to know those can still occasionally happen.
Thank you for re-enabling Read Tracking!
If you do have future problems with it, please try harder to fix the problems rather than disabling the feature.
I second that (and I even have faster forums).
Other than our Thursday shut-down, I am not seeing any decrease in speed. Now, just before the shut-down DID cause everything to grind to almost a complete halt.
Agree! Read tracking is critical to the usability of the forum even for folks like me who don't have the expertise to answer a lot of questions, but who read the threads regularly to learn something from the pros. If I had to choose between forum speed or read tracking, I'd pick read tracking any day because in the end it saves time.
For what it's worth, today it seems as snappy as ever to me. Really good.
But it IS a Sunday after all. I imagine the load is quite different than on a weekday when people are trying to get answers to questions while they do their jobs.
I have seen the same improved speed ever since the Read Tracking came back, as mentioned before. I believe there are significant differences depending on where we are. On many occasions in the past, some of us over here have had easier and faster access.
Thanks for the update. I can't complain today either. It's been right quick.