Luvntravln wrote in post #7669928
This is a wonderful thread, but it takes too long to load because of the size of so many images. May I suggest that someone in charge split the thread and start a new one?
Along the lines of what Macro Junkie was saying. Something to consider is that this IS a photography forum, so that means a lot of pictures. Also the topic of the thread is "SHOW US your....rig" thus, again, a lot of pictures. Next, splitting the tread will have no effect what-so-ever on load times. Each page is totally independent from the other pages. Some pages may have less pictures and more discussions and will load faster, others have more pictures and will load a bit slower. And last a lot of the pictures are hosted by the poster on their own site to help save bandwidth for the board. Load time for those pics will vary depending on the host used and the routing to your ISP then ultimately to your individual connection.
Throw in the added overhead of any AV and other security/protective software you have running as well as the age and configuration of your computer and it all goes into determining how fast your computer can connect, download and process the images for display.
I guess my point is, if you are having problems viewing just one page of the thread, it is not the board and nothing done on that end will improve things for you.
You will find the similar load times for other threads around the site, especially in the Lens Archives threads.
Not anyone's fault, but it is what it is...
BTW, if you see some people who post a reply to one comment and that reply includes the original pictures, don't worry about it because your browser will only download those images once if the original post is on that same page. Even if every post on the page contains the pictures in the original post 37 times they will still only be downloaded once. Sometimes that can confuse folks who are not aware of how these things function.