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  • 20 months ago · Quote · #1

    pellik

    First off I have subscribed to chess.com before. I typically subscribe for one month at a time every three months or so to watch the videos. If I were playing here frequently I'd still subscribe all the time, but for now this is just a forum I troll and occasionally a source of videos for me.

    I've got nothing against chess.com showing a few ads when I don't subscribe. We've all gotta eat. But for #^$% sake please ensure that your site will still load when one of your ads servers is acting up. I just spent 5 minutes locked out of the forums because of cdn.optimizely.com waiting to load and this is maybe the fifth time in the last month I've noticed this.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #2

    TheGrobe

    I don't see how this can be possible, I mean, the word "optimize" is right there in the name.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #4

    FirebrandX

    I was about to make a complaint thread about this myself. I'm a paying subscriber, and several times my games have refused to load or taken several minutes to load because it hangs on "cdn.optimizely.com".

    Just what in the hell is going on here?

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #5

    rooperi

    Firefox and adblock plus got rid of this for me.

    Best plugin  ever installed

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #6

    FirebrandX

    That's great (and I'm going to do that as well), but the point is a paying subscriber shouldn't get this problem.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #7

    JBaylor

    It sounds like this is definitely a problem (or at least was a problem when you wrote your comment) that needs to be fixed. However, just because a javascript file is loaded from another a site doesn't mean that chess.com is selling ad. Optimizely is a test tool that chess.com is using to decide what to change on their site. It is called an A/B test tool because they switch between slightly different web pages to see which one is faster (and probably easier) for the user to navigate. By blocking optimizely.js you're speeding up your site access but you're invisible to the statistics driving improvements to the site.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #8

    ilikeflags

    when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #9

    rooperi

    JBaylor wrote:

    It sounds like this is definitely a problem (or at least was a problem when you wrote your comment) that needs to be fixed. However, just because a javascript file is loaded from another a site doesn't mean that chess.com is selling ad. Optimizely is a test tool that chess.com is using to decide what to change on their site. It is called an A/B test tool because they switch between slightly different web pages to see which one is faster (and probably easier) for the user to navigate. By blocking optimizely.js you're speeding up your site access but you're invisible to the statistics driving improvements to the site.

    Maybe, but by NOT blocking it, (if you have a dodgy connection), the site becomes largerly unusable. It's not just a little slower, this page would take 2-3 minutes to load for me if I dont disable.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #10

    Stevie65

    It must be time to declutter or upgrade..I use a digital watch..It's a bitch!

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #11

    TheeDevotion

    I used Ad Block on Google Chrome..


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