Feedback on site requested…

Hi All,

We have been trying some plugins to speed up the site’s load time for you and also to fix a couple of issues that have cropped up.

Please let us know in the comments if you see anything that should be brought to our attention, related to load time or text or images etc.

Thank you for your help and patience.

The Gang.

Note this post is a Sticky, all new posts will appear below.

  • moraywatson

    Hey ! I no longer get that annoying ‘Ad Choice’ pop up at the bottom of the screen ! Bonus !

    • Zaba

      Hey! I still gots it!
      Apparently, not on the home page, but on any given post.

    • The ones from the sides are gone, but the bottom one still runs.

      • ntt1

        I run adblock and never had any sign of those ads

        • CoolTolerance

          Thank you. I just installed it. Problems solved.

  • barryjr

    Great site, I have even introduced some coworkers to it and they are impressed. I access the site from shitty camp servers, lousy cell phone access, and high speed and it always loads quite quickly compared to other sites I’ll look at. The only issue I ever have is Disqus is slow but that has nothing to do with you.

    • Thanks!

    • Glad it’s performing well for you and thanks!

    • CoolTolerance

      I like Disqus. It is my preference over all others.

  • Maggat

    Thanks for that information. It probably explains why I have lost access to BCF a couple of time the last few days. With BNI getting shut down things get a little scary.

    • We have had some issues with server time outs etc. But have also conducted a number of server restarts during the last few days to clear the cob webs when a new or potential fix is applied.

      • Maggat

        Not yet.

        • It was for me briefly. Now i see it’s down again.

        • Maggat

          It’s back.

    • Daviddowntown

      I also lost contact with BCF. I was wondering if it was a hack attack.

      • Alain

        Same for me all day every time I tried it. Only now does it load, so I guess the work taking place was the cause. Anyway glad to have it back.

  • Ron MacDonald

    I use Adblock Plus and never get pop ups, I also use an overlay remover on newspapers.

    • Yes it works well.

    • Daviddowntown

      Where would one acquire this overlay remover you speak of?

      • Ron MacDonald

        I use Chrome Web Browser, BehindTheOverlay is a free extension. When you get an overlay on a newspaper website all you need do is click the overlay button at the top right hand corner of the browser and it disappears.

        • That overlay sounds interesting.

          • Ron MacDonald

            It works great with National Post and Globe & Mail.

          • FactsWillOut

            The nice thing about ad blockers is that you can install more than one. I use 3, plus ghostery to stop trackers.

        • Daviddowntown


      • shasta

        On Firefox I reload the page with no styling. It seems to work for most of the papers.

  • Just a reminder – if the site ever goes down, you can check @blazingcatfur on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

  • FactsWillOut

    Site seems to me to be working very well.

    • Good, thanks. I just ran another evaluation on it and the adjustments seem to be helping.

      • Daviddowntown

        No no shows lately.

  • Daviddowntown

    OT: While voter turnout was low, typical in a byelection, at 28.14% compared to 47.48% in 2014, Cho’s margin of victory was significant.

    The Ontario liberals are taking the province down the drain and only 28% of the electorate can bother to vote! unfreackingbelievable.

    • I think most people are resigned to the fate of this province.

  • vwVwwVwv

    swich off the adiction mode.

  • canminuteman

    I have never had a problem with the speed of this site.

  • BillyHW

    The ads make it unbearable on mobile trying to find the disqus widget.

    • I blame women voters.

      • BillyHW

        That’s the spirit!

    • Thanks BillyHW it is a necessary evil however.

  • CoolTolerance

    I still get that nasty pop-up infolinks at bottom center and now also bottom left of the screen with video in motion.
    Also, certain words in your text are still highlighted with double underscore.

  • CoolTolerance

    Reading through the comments, someone mentioned Adblock Plus.
    So, I just installed it and VOILÀ.
    No more pop ups nor highlighted double underscore words.
    It’s perfect now.

  • BrokenDrumsticks

    The Facebook ads on the bottom using a mobile are driving me nuts!! So much so when it automatically flips to Facebook registration I don’t bother coming back. I love BCF that shit just pisses me off! Keep up the good work everyone!

  • Ho Hum

    I haven’t had a problem with performance of this site. Pages always load fast for me.