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The Stack Exchange Android app is very slow in China

The Stack Exchange sites are not blocked in China. The loading speed of the website is Okay. But the Stack Exchange Android app is very slow, even though connected through VPN. Why is that?
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Major speed issues across the network?

Starting about 40 minutes ago (~13:45 GMT 3 November), SO, SE, and MSE at least all seem to be really slow. I'm not seeing issues with non-SE sites (not that that's scientific). Is there some network ...
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How do people answer questions so quickly?

Even on the least active SE site I use people always provide answers before I've even finished searching to make sure it's not duplicate and is properly tagged/marked up. How is this possible? Are ...
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Why does sstatic.net serve cookies?

According to sstatic.net: This is a fast, cookieless domain intended for static content delivered to the Stack Exchange family of websites However, all responses from the server set a cookie ...
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What are the tricks that make stackexchange's pagespeed that fast? [duplicate]

I seriously think that one of the main secrets of this site's success is that it loads pages very fast. Unlike other websites, I don't have to wait much when having to visit to StackExchange websites. ...
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The deeper you dig, the longer you wait

10K users have the ability to see the full history of reviews (e.g. suggested edits history - users with less than 10K will just see their own reviews), on all queues - from the very first review ever....
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Has something been recently done to speed up Stack Exchange sites?

In the past month or so, I've noticed that Stack Exchange sites have loaded in a half a heartbeat. I remember times when I had to wait for certain pages to load. Yet lately, everything I do has been ...
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Will Stack Exchange support SPDY?

SPDY is an alternative protocol to HTTP that is specifically designed to reduce page load times. I heard that Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 11 support it. Google uses it to load pages. ...
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cdn.sstatic.net is having me stare at a plain white browser

Tried looking up "cdn.sstatic.net" on meta but found nothing recent. Whenever SO is slow to show up in the browser, it's because it's stuck waiting for "cdn.sstatic.net". Also in the most extreme ...
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Among 10 sites that I open them daily, Stackoverflow is the fastest one, How you made that? [duplicate]

I knew this question might be more technical, but amazing to know at least some background information about hosting model and how a dynamic site with millions of users can be navigated very fast... ...
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Very slow loading of SE sites

Over the past week or so, I've noticed a significant slow down of the SE sites I frequent, namely, stackoverflow.com, superuser.com and russian.stackexchange.com. Most of the times, the load time for ...
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Download of some JavaScript timesout after 2 mins on Question pages

When I browse to a question page, one of the requests doesn't complete as times out after 2 minutes. Looking at the source it looks like it's a <script>. This blocks/delays some of the ...
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How come the StackExchange network sites are so FAST? [duplicate]

I'm really impressed with the speed and responsiveness o of this network websites. They are terrific. So my question is: How come the Stack Exchange network sites are so FAST? What programming ...
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cdn.sstatic.net is slowing down initial page loads

I'm located in Sydney, Australia and on my first hit to any Stack Exchange site after I haven't been active for a period of time (say, an hour or so), I can see FireFox waiting on cdn.sstatic.net for ...
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Why does Stack Overflow get a F in the Add Expires Headers category from YSlow?

Stack Overflow's main page gets good grades in YSlow except for an F for Add Expires Headers. I know that SE team members are obsessed with performance. Why don't they put far expiration dates in the ...
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Just me or is SO a bit slower than usual?

Recently it seems like stackoverflow is going a bit slower than usual. I'm getting GET / times of about 800ms. For meta.stackoverflow GET / is only taking about 300ms. Why the difference? Is there ...
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Are Stack Exchange sites too CPU-intensive?

I have a not-so-old configuration: Celeron 2 GHz, Windows XP, Firefox 3.6, broadband at least 1 Mbit/s. I always liked how the "classic" (Stack Overflow, Super User, etc.) site worked, but the newer ...
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Questions getting closed too fast (within hours). Give it some time to live [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Let questions stay open for a minimum amount of time before being closed? This is has happened to me a few times, and it's getting annoying. I post a question, sometimes for ...
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Why isn't the main Stack Overflow site fully W3C standards compliant?

The W3C validator reports errors when the Stack Overflow homepage is run through it. Simple fixes, like wrapping CDATA sections inside scripts, get around a lot of errors. Does the team use any ...
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Speed vs. Accuracy an Answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fastest Gun in the West Problem How can stack overflow more favor accuracy and correctness of an answer rather than submission time? It's my bet there is a strong statistical ...
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Why does it take so long to get editing information when asking a question?

I've started asking this question, and the editing toolbar has still not displayed. I'm timing it, and wondering how long it will take for the toolbar to display. Is this just an issue for me, or ...
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“StackOverflow is fast. Very, very fast.” Why and how?

In the "About" section of SO, it says that it is "Fast. Very, very fast." What is it that makes it so fast? DB? MVC? What?