I have an internet dial-up, on my phone line that has a voice-mail, and I’ve noticed something odd.
If I’m surfing and get a voice-message, it normally doesn’t have any effect on the internet connexion. The caller leaves a message and I keep surfing, no problem.
Except for the SDMB - once the caller leaves a message, the SDMB suddenly gets real slow, sometimes timing out on me. I can go to the Straight Dope homepage and other sites, but the SDMB stops working. So I log off, listen to my voice-messages, dial-up again, and the SDMB works fine.
It’s not a major problem or anything, but can any of you techno-wizards explain why this happens?