If anyone DID read through everything, does anyone know when they'll get down to the greater Redding, CA area?
New reddit: takes what feels like a minute to fully load while my laptop's fans are working overtime, and even once it's fully loaded it only shows a fraction of the comments. It is also necessary for them to use a tiny font so they can even fit anything on the screen, because they insist on having 60% of the screen as empty space. If you try to zoom into the page so you don't have to squint reading a tiny font, the experience becomes really horrible.
If you do want to save your reddit addiction, and you've got iOS, I recommend the Apollo app. It's made by one guy and is 100x better than anything from Reddit itself.
Do you really think the developers come up with the ideas to add a promotion banner for the app and other annoyances like that?
Seconded. I used Apollo on iOS and now I use Boost on Android.
"Our comment section takes almost a minute to load on mobile, how can we fix it?"
"Fix it? Seems like a perfect place to show ads!"
It takes a good minute before the site even becomes interactive. If I was logged in it would be even worse with it having to load the text editor thingy etc.
Don't mind me typing "what?" in the search bar there, I thought the close button would just dismiss the bar at the top. Also note that I had uBlock active which blocked some requests. I don't even want to know how long it would take without it.
And for comparison here's old reddit: https://streamable.com/z2ath6
Do you seriously want to defend this?
Old reddit: https://streamable.com/k99kuo
Looks like the reddit servers are just slow, but the old reddit doesn't need to load so many JS files to become usable. Even if it is only halfway loaded you can already interact with it.
Because of the amount of JS files that the new reddit needs, it's not even a contest.
Gigabit internet, super computers in our pockets.. and people think this is "fast". This is why we can't have nice things..
The only way to look at the contents of the replies to comments is to run reddit's arbitrary code. They've gone from document to application.
Soon like digg they'll drive everyone away. The golden goose will be cooked.
I've rarely seen a more total failure than their redesign...
Slower, content not loading at all, random inexplicable errors, half the time it fails to keep me logged in, etc. etc.
Users want to use the service but they don't want to be monetised for that use, seems like an antagonistic relationship.