Question/Opinion TB using excessive mobile data

Discussion in 'Questions, comments, bugs, etc.' started by Josh, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Josh

    Josh

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    I'm really curious about what changed here to cause my mobile data usage purely for this site to soar threw the roof.

    May 9th - June 8th Chrome used 1.22 GB of data
    June 9th - July 8th Chrome used 4.39 GB of data
    July 9th - August 8th Chrome used 5.69 GB of data
    August 9th - September 8th Chrome used 7.54 GB of data

    Noticing that my browser was using an excessive amount of data, and knowing that my browsing habits when on mobile data haven't changed a single bit, I downloaded another browser to use strictly for TalkBeer.

    As of September 11th, TB has used .97 GB of data.

    This is fucking absurd. 90% of my usage of TB is via mobile data and I've never had an issue with overages until June-July.

    Can anyone explain why this is all of a sudden an issue?
     
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  2. NeedsMoreDog

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    I've noticed recently mobile browsing really sucks. my guess is the picture attachments
     
  3. Josh

    Josh

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    I originally posted this in the RTT because I found it curious, and someone (I'd have to search who it was) had mentioned something along the same lines.

    I dont recall when I noticed the implementation of the attachments, but I know running an excessive amount of Javascripts will suck down data.

    New ownership of site took over in July, and that's when my usage skyrocketed. I'm just hoping that someone can answer as to why this happened.
     
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  4. NeedsMoreDog

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    you're an excessive amount of Javascripts
     
  5. Josh

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    You sound like my wife when she sees the Starbucks expenses every month.
     
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  6. lambandtunaphish

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    Blame the Cutler gifs
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  7. drinkypoo

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    Collusion with big mobile.
     
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  8. Josh

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    Those are awful, but just because they are, doesnt mean it would increase data that significantly.
     
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  9. Josh

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    Whois.internic.net/ TB-bigmobilecollusion.org
     
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  10. Gene

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    Interesting! I wonder if the attachments aren’t getting compressed before displaying. Paging TxBrew for some insight.
     
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  11. TxBrew

    TxBrew Administrator Staff Member

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    No, attachments were not enabled during that time period. I also don't see anything any metric in Analytics that shows page size increases or that PLT has changed. Page load time esp. should spike if the size of the page has increased.
     
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  12. BadJustin

    BadJustin Moderator Staff Member

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    Blaming TB for your Brazzers habit. Brilliant Josh.
     
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  13. Josh

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    I use my tablet for brazzers. I need that enhanced viewing experience.
     
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