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Does Real GM slow down your computer ? 

Post#1 » by JunkYardDog6ix » Thu May 23, 2019 4:14 pm

I am wondering if this happens to everyone because it's really annoying .. whenever I am in the forums within 5 minutes my browser starts lagging and freezing. even if I am not on Real GM and just have the tab open my entire browser + computer is lagging and freezing until I close Real GM. Anyone else have this problem or its just me ? And how do I fix it if possible lol
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Re: Does Real GM slow down your computer ? 

Post#2 » by UcanUwill » Thu May 23, 2019 4:20 pm

no problems to me, using Opera. But realGM mobile app at least in the past used to just not work for weeks at a time, it would say loading content or something along those lines, and for me it would never load anything. No problem with PC browser tho.
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Post#3 » by scrabbarista » Thu May 23, 2019 4:22 pm

PC is straight. Android, yes, sometimes. But I almost always use my PC, so I don't notice it much. I know what you're talking about, though. And weird full-screen "pop ups" that occur on literally no other site, right? But I just stick to my PC and I'm good.
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Post#4 » by Ni Da Ye » Thu May 23, 2019 4:23 pm

JunkYardDog6ix wrote:I am wondering if this happens to everyone because it's really annoying .. whenever I am in the forums within 5 minutes my browser starts lagging and freezing. even if I am not on Real GM and just have the tab open my entire browser + computer is lagging and freezing until I close Real GM. Anyone else have this problem or its just me ? And how do I fix it if possible lol


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Re: Does Real GM slow down your computer ? 

Post#5 » by JellosJigglin » Thu May 23, 2019 4:28 pm

I stopped visiting this site from my cell phone because it slowed it to a crawl and I could feel the phone heating up in my hand. Haven't noticed any issues on desktop/laptop. I do have an adblocker so maybe that helps.
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Post#6 » by Salted Meat » Thu May 23, 2019 4:29 pm

Sometimes Chrome completely freezes on my mac, and I get that spinning colour wheel. Have to force close and reopen all my tabs.
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Post#7 » by DoItALL9 » Thu May 23, 2019 4:30 pm

Yes, if I open multiple tabs I'll freeze.

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Post#8 » by SFrush » Thu May 23, 2019 4:32 pm

I've had some issues with lagging in the past. Never any freezing though.
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Post#9 » by Bologna Smasher » Thu May 23, 2019 4:34 pm

On my laptop it's fine, but then again I also use Firefox + NoScript & AdBlocker. It's a different story on Android. Full screen pop up ads that takeover the screen and don't allow you to back out of them unless you press back about 10 times, once you do that they almost always immediately pop back up a few minutes later. Anyone that uses NoScript can see why the site can be so laggy on certain setups, there are a ton of background scripts running, but this site has been like that ever since it's been around.
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Post#10 » by LBJKB24MJ23 » Thu May 23, 2019 4:34 pm

all those pron ads eh?
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Post#11 » by Courtside » Thu May 23, 2019 4:37 pm

It's caused by the 3rd party advertising. Realgm has long history of accepting shady advertisers who use browser hijackers and other obtrusive scripts, which your browser, malware software or adblockers will have trouble with.
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Re: Does Real GM slow down your computer ? 

Post#12 » by hundreth » Thu May 23, 2019 4:41 pm

Yeah this site slows down my browser even with an adblocker on. I've gotten around it by using a tab suspender plugin for Chrome when the tab isn't being used for some time. It just suspends the process and keeps my machine running smoothly.
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Post#13 » by gh123 » Thu May 23, 2019 4:47 pm

Using opera, everything fine. But the app and the mobile version of the website are extremely bad.
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Post#14 » by Cactus Jack » Thu May 23, 2019 5:18 pm

Phone=Yes; PC=No

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Post#15 » by An Unbiased Fan » Thu May 23, 2019 5:46 pm

Yes, been that way for a long time. It's the ads
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Post#16 » by The Laker Kid » Thu May 23, 2019 5:59 pm

People still use desktop computers? I thought everyone's on cellphones now? :D
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Post#17 » by The Laker Kid » Thu May 23, 2019 6:05 pm

And BTW, I use Ghostery plugin for Chrome and that fixes the problem. Of all the websites I frequent, RealGM has the most advertising trackers blocked, which is around 30. Normal sites have 5 trackers at most, but RealGM tops them all. I don't mind contributing to RealGM's revenue if it relies on reputable groups like Google Adsense, but when it starts redirecting you to unscrupulous websites and running background scripts that slow down your computer, I will block them and I will not feel bad about doing so. Fix your damn advertiser choices and I will be more than glad to contribute to your income stream. Until then, it will be 100% blocked.
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Post#18 » by nomansland » Thu May 23, 2019 6:09 pm

Slows down my phone, sometimes won't load at all. PC is ok though.
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Post#19 » by Bayside » Thu May 23, 2019 6:12 pm

Yep like others said. Ghostery and other addons. Have to up your privacy and security. I use firefox and these plugins on all devices. And run stuff on my network too. Like pi hole or pfblockerng. It's crazy how much tracking and adds get blocked. spyware malware intrusion is part of being connected. Have to be like your own network engineer now days.

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Post#20 » by MrPerfect1 » Thu May 23, 2019 7:00 pm

I pretty much only access RealGM on my phone because RealGM is ridiculously slow on PC

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