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Are the new category pages going to always load this slowly?

The new "browse" format that the categories are being switched over to loads slowly.

It doesn't load instantly like the previous category page format. Is this a permanent feature of the new thing or is it a bug and can it be changed to move faster? If Etsy can make no changes, then what can we do to make it move faster? Upgrade to a better computer?

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Awe..Slow is not good...
Mine loaded instantly. And that was on my ipad, which is slower than my other computer.
Will I have to upgrade my computer then? I have a Mac, and I am not sure what is better? How would I upgrade it?
Could be your operating system is old. You would need to go to the Mac site to see the last operating system compatible with your computer if it's a few years old. You need to have all your info stored on an exterior hard drive when changing OS to be safe.
Mine isn't overly slow but slow enough to annoy a little - most other stuff loads instantly for me so it's a bit strange.
Could be your ISP...
I love the way the pages look. I didn't even know this roll out was in the works. It does look great though. I'm delighted with all the positive things that are happening at Etsy to improve the site and to improve the tools for sellers while at the same time making Etsy easier for our customers to find their way around. Well done :>)
Oh, gosh, I had no idea they were changing over so fast! Caroline, for me it loaded a bit more quickly than your link did (I looked at Paper Goods). Where is the link to tell people there are more????
This is scary!
Sharon from ThoughtfulStitches says
Could be your ISP...

My internet service provider? Why would they suppress the loading speed on one portion of Etsy and everything else on the internet is very fast?

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