Love the Community, Hate the Website

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There's so much good content, discussion, and great people in Microsoft Tech Community. Sadly, a few problems with the website make me dread using it:

 

  1. Response time is horrible (and has been for as long as I can remember): Clicking on any link always results in a 6 to 12 second delay. And this is on a modern laptop with 16GB of RAM, i7 CPU, SSD and avg. network speed of around 120 Mbps. It's as if someone built the website in a low-resource, low-priority Azure VM and forgot to re-provision it for production.
  2. The number of characters displayed per comment before triggering the "Read more >"  control is too small: This forces us to click Read more in what seems like a majority of cases. Often, just a few more words are revealed. This means a slightly larger allocation could drastically reduce the number of partially hidden comments.
  3. Clicking Read more > navigates to a separate, dedicated page for that one comment and it's parent instead of simply expanding in-place. Like clicking any other link, there's a 6 to 12 second delay which turns a mere annoyance into a nightmare. 
  4. After clicking Read more >, there doesn't seem to be any reliable way to navigate back to where you left off in the larger thread. This means we have to repeatedly scroll back to our previous position in the thread. In a very long discussion thread, this is akin to Chinese water torture.

The biggest mystery to me is why everyone isn't constantly up-in-arms about these issues. Is this somehow only happening to me? Am I expecting too much?

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