Any other comic collectors here with a subscription to ComicsPriceGuide.com?
It seems that many of the SDMB’s former hamsters have found employment with this outfit. The performance of the site is so bad that it can take upwards of 20-30 minutes, or even longer, to enter a single issue of a comic into my database (including all the steps of adding the issue, entering how much I paid for it, then assigning it to a box, which means several page loads). This is for a paid subscription site.
The problem has been going on for a few months now, and yet there is almost no discussion of the issue on their forums. There were a few questions about it a few months ago, which were answered with a “we’re looking into it”. A few users posted soon after that the problem had cleared up, and about a month after that I posted that I hadn’t seen any improvement at all. I still haven’t, and yet surprisingly there have been no further complaints on their boards.
I can’t possibly be the only one having problems, can I? If I ping their server, I reach them in a reasonable amount of time - just a few seconds - so it’s not the speed of my connection. But anything actually requiring me to load a page in a browser or interact with their database takes an eternity. I’m running Mac OS X, and I’ve tried quite a few different browsers.
I haven’t made a payment on my subscription in a while (I’ve got it set to not automatically renew), and I can’t remember when I last paid, though I think it was for a six-month period. I think it’s been longer than that since I paid, though, and I still have full access to the site, so perhaps they’re not charging anybody until they get it fixed. But it seems strange that they wouldn’t post anything to keep subscribers informed as to what’s going on or being done.