The whole SRK website is very hard on netbooks. Even when not loading anything and not watching videos or anything, it keeps the CPU bouncing between 90% and 30% utilization. What the heck is it doing?
Putting SRK as a “restricted website” in IE’s security options clears up the problem, but obviously this disables a lot of other site functionality, or by enabling ActiveX controls (so youtube videos will run, even if the front page won’t usually load), IE will constantly scream about security risk.
And don’t even get me started on trying to view SRK through the PS3’s browser. YOu can make a sandwich with tijme to spare just waiting on the front page to load. (Granted, the PS3 browser is crap, so that’s an extreme case.) But netbooks are common.
Opening SRK in about 5 tabs will basically bring a netbook to a complete halt for 5 minutes.
Embedded youtube videos cannot be viewed on SRK on a netbook – it’s just a slideshow, if that. (Watching them on Youtube.com is OK at 360 resolution.) Trying to load the “video thread” in any random SF4 character forum is hell. So’s trying to type this while a few SRK windows are open.
Can the SRK webgoblins please please look into what is constantly eating CPU cycles and nerf it? Or give users a “slow computer” option in their account settings?