Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Ick! The TD Ameritrade ads are back
Old 04-15-2012, 10:52 PM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Telly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,436
Ick! The TD Ameritrade ads are back

For whatever reason, the TD Ameritrade ads, all three of them, use info that has to be loaded from various alphabet-soup domain servers that must be running on DX386 platforms! They are soooo slow to load. So in the meantime, nothing happens. For a couple days, the dreaded TD ads were gone and everything ran fast. But they're back.
__________________

__________________
-- Telly, the D-I-Y guy --
Two fools dancing on the hands of time
Telly is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-16-2012, 09:33 AM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
gauss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,411
Do you have "Flash" enabled in your browser? I have noticed that turning it off until it is actually needed helps performance.
__________________

__________________
gauss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 10:52 AM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,701
a long-standing problem with Flash is there is no way to turn it off AFAIK, except by adding third-party software to block it
__________________
GrayHare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 12:12 PM   #4
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
gauss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,411
Under Firefox, if you access Tools-Add-ons-Plugins you can 'Disable' Flash or any other plugin. You can later 'Enable' Flash in the same area if you need it to view a particular web page.
__________________
gauss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 11:46 AM   #5
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 106
Man this is annoying. I've never seen this problem on other sites.
__________________
I'm not obsessed with money, I'm obsessed with work! Er, rather the not doing it anymore part...
ChadR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 12:18 PM   #6
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 34,673
Although I do not see these ads at all (MSIE9, Win7, Norton), apparently some people who are not using Firefox do.

I'd suggest trying Firefox when accessing the forum, if one is very annoyed by them.
__________________
"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." - - - C. Columbus
W2R is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 12:21 PM   #7
Moderator
Alan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Eee Bah Gum
Posts: 18,739
Quote:
Originally Posted by W2R View Post
Although I do not see these ads at all (MSIE9, Win7, Norton), apparently some people who are not using Firefox do.

I'd suggest trying Firefox when accessing the forum, if one is very annoyed by them.

+1 (I use FF with Adblock plus)

While I do see the TD Ameritrade ad with IE9 it loads just as fast as with Firefox.
__________________
Retired in Jan, 2010 at 55
Now it's adventure before dementia
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 01:36 PM   #8
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 10,688
I do see the TD Ameritrade ads in Internet Explorer 9.1, but they seem to load pretty quickly for me (no noticeable performance issues).
__________________
FIREd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 03:13 PM   #9
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 106
I'm using Firefox and the ads are inconsistent for me. Sometimes the page loads fine and sometimes it nearly freezes up my computer. I don't use adblocker as most sites I frequent these days don't have obnoxious ads and I don't begrude the site owners earning a bit of ad money.
__________________
I'm not obsessed with money, I'm obsessed with work! Er, rather the not doing it anymore part...
ChadR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 06:59 PM   #10
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,563
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrayHare View Post
a long-standing problem with Flash is there is no way to turn it off AFAIK, except by adding third-party software to block it
I've throttled its settings to where it's hardly allowed to use any of my RAM or my hard drive. As an unexpected bonus, it regularly crashes... which seems to be a mighty effective way of turning it off.

As for Management's decision to run the ads, you could take this guidance from the social media industry: "If it's free, then you're not the customer. You're the product."
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 07:06 PM   #11
Moderator Emeritus
Bestwifeever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,322
I get a warning box that a movie script is taking forever to run and do I want to abort it. I say "yes" and it appears again later. It definitely slows everything down until I click the "yes" to end it.

I wondered what triggered it--good to have it isolated. I'm not going to change my browser preference (Chrome) or other settings for just a single site's occasional ad program; I just will continue to click "yes" when the box appears.
__________________
“Do act mysterious. It always keeps them coming back for more.”
Bestwifeever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 10:06 PM   #12
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Telly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,436
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChadR View Post
I'm using Firefox and the ads are inconsistent for me. Sometimes the page loads fine and sometimes it nearly freezes up my computer. I don't use adblocker as most sites I frequent these days don't have obnoxious ads and I don't begrude the site owners earning a bit of ad money.
Using Firefox, and disabling Flash as per gauss' procedure, it is still more hit than miss.

I can hear my CPU fans spool up, and CPU usage goes way high. Then if I log in, CPU use drops way off, and it's not too slow on page loading. But when it's slow (and not logged in), it is one domain name after another that is slow.
__________________
-- Telly, the D-I-Y guy --
Two fools dancing on the hands of time
Telly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 05:29 AM   #13
Moderator Emeritus
Bestwifeever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,322
Just reporting, if anyone's interested, that I captured the error message I get (no title bar but I assume Adobe generates this message?):

Quote:
A script in this movie is causing Adobe Flash Player to run slowly. If it continues to run your computer may become unresponsive. Do you want to abort the script? {yes} {no}"
__________________

__________________
“Do act mysterious. It always keeps them coming back for more.”
Bestwifeever is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:30 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.