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I have a little blog and I wanted to check the performance of the website using GTmetrix.

In the Timeline of the downloaded elements by the browser, I found a surprise: The .png of my Stack Overflow flair takes too much time to load. This is definitely not normal. Please fix it.


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I've updated your GTmetrix link to point to results from an analysis of your first link. The results show a total time of 342 ms for the flair image. – Asad Saeeduddin Dec 20 '12 at 14:33
that's because it is a second loaded , and the image stays on the browser – Ojiryx Dec 20 '12 at 14:35
No, the server at does not cache results from previous tests of a page. That said, repeated tests do fluctuate quite a bit, between 1.4s and 73ms. – Asad Saeeduddin Dec 20 '12 at 14:39
really strange ! – Ojiryx Dec 20 '12 at 14:43
wait let me test from INDIA not Canada. – Ojiryx Dec 20 '12 at 14:44
check now please ! – Ojiryx Dec 20 '12 at 14:46
It only actually takes the server 287+61 ms to respond to your request (that's the purple and gray areas). The majority of the holdup (520ms) is being caused by "blocking", which is typical of non-asynchronous requests. I'm not sure why this is occurring with an image, but it is definitely a client side problem. – Asad Saeeduddin Dec 20 '12 at 14:53
I will take this comment as an answer ... please copy it :) – Ojiryx Dec 20 '12 at 16:05

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