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K.C.
12 Apr 11 12:00
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[i]'We released a number of memory leakage fixes this morning. Based upon the feedback from customers, we have been carrying out extensive investigation into both the horse racing homepage and the new in-play matchpage. Following this morning’s release, we’re confident there will be a considerable performance boost on these pages.

In the course of preparing these fixes, we've developed a host of tools that will help each of the various front-end teams identify and fix memory issues as part of the normal development process. We have also made sure our Quality Assurance team know how to test for these issues.

[i]In the next few months work will continue to improve site performance further,
and we will continue to address any issues that arise. Of course, we will always welcome feedback from our customers so that we are aware of any issues affecting them and their use of the site.'[/i][/i]


Seriously guys what have you been doing because your time hasn't been spent improving the performance of the site. I use the site for prolonged periods and performance degenerates the longer I use it . As someone has stated if you close your browser every hour say the stickiness/slowness disappears for a short period but then returns quicker each time. The problem is I like most punters will have several tabs open at once. form guides, results pages video links etc. so closing everything means logging into everything time and time again.


How many months is it actually going to take? because the last months 'work' by you has been a waste of time
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Report tommycockles April 12, 2011 12:35 PM BST
Seems to be getting worse (for me at least) Yesterday had to re-boot half a dozen times; CPU usage up to 100% within a few minutes of restarting. (forum not open either)
Report K.C. April 13, 2011 10:41 AM BST
a statement from Tony McAlister – Chief Technology Officer is perhaps in order?
Report Betfair Poker April 13, 2011 7:41 PM BST
Hi All,

Thank you for providing us with this feedback.  It is clear that there is a problem that needs to be addressed.  We are in the process of determining the cause of the problem and possible solutions.  We do not currently have an ETA on a fix, but will keep everyone updated on our progress.
Report screaming from beneaththewaves April 13, 2011 9:32 PM BST
The problem is definitely getting worse day-by-day.

Even having nothing but the main site up (no Forum, no other windows open) makes no difference at all. After 30 minutes maximum the site freezes (usually when you are trying to cancel a bet in-running) and it is fraying my nerves, as well as my wallet.

The fix is simple. Just give us a site where logging out, closing the window and re-opening Betfair does not involve minutes spent watching endless commands in the bottom left .... waiting for betfair.casino to load  ... waiting for betfair.arcadesh1t to load etc etc.

Does that not give you a clue as to how you have ruined your site as well as your company's reputation?
Report Mully April 14, 2011 9:53 AM BST
It's back to being awful again where you have to log off for a while. "Compatibility issue" comes up again in Vista, and on my main P.C, "there is a browser" issue has returned.

Why do we keep going backwards every few weeks? Sad
Report tommycockles April 15, 2011 10:23 AM BST
BCM- can I ask how seriously betfair are taking the problem of the memory leakage? I find it strange that you are still releasing new products (new in-play stuff for example) when the site is so unstable that it requires re-starting several times a day just to be able to use it. Surely solving the memory leakage problem should be your number 1 priority?

cheers
Report yeahyeahwhatever April 18, 2011 12:34 AM BST
yep, well said tommycockles.  How many times do we have to tell you BF that we aren't impressed by garish pop-ups or the latest whizzy games launch...  If you have an overwhelming urge to produce such things perhaps you could restrict them to the facebook tweenies.

Remember when you used to be a betting exchange?
Report TiptheOdds April 18, 2011 2:19 AM BST
KC, the plan is obviously to concentrate on Betfair´s priorities of adding more and more bells and whistles in the shape of pop-ups, new games, a couple of new forum topics and of course points for prizes. Perhaps, at some time in the distant future, a plan will be made to look at the memory problems.

If it aint completely and utterly broke then don´t fix it.
Report screaming from beneaththewaves April 18, 2011 12:30 PM BST
From their own point of view the technical employees are better off keeping the memory leakage disaster in place.

Remember that as things stand, not only is Betfair losing vast amounts of trade from existing customers who either cannot access the site or who have lost their banks through the site freezing in-running; but more crucially they are gaining no new customers, since the latter just give up when the site continually freezes and crashes their computer.

And what is the answer to a lack of new customers? Why, technical innovations, pop-ups, games, bells and whistles of course!

If the the technical employees just keep posting "The memory leakage problem is solved" every few weeks on the Service page, as is their current policy, then any of the few Betfair shareholders aware of the disaster caused by the technical dept will be satisfied, and the employees are guaranteed plenty of "development" work for the future trying to entice new money to the site.
Report aka April 18, 2011 6:03 PM BST
My impression is that this problem is getting worse. The site degenerates after just a few minutes of use now, I find, and improves only for a decreasingly short period after clearing the cache each time.

I found the site more or less unusable over the weekend, so gave up trying.
Report fawwon April 18, 2011 10:10 PM BST
This has gone on long enough now, we could take the excuses and blagging for the first month or so, not any more.
The site has gone from being the elite betting site on earth, to some two bit scuzzy crap you have to log out of every twenty minutes to just be able to bet.

Please sort it out.

I have no problems with any other website I look at.
Report TiptheOdds April 19, 2011 1:14 AM BST
This is way beyond a joke now! During racing I usually get 1-1.5 hours with BF open before it crashes - if I also use BF Rapid it will be less. If I dare open the forum pop-up all my browsers crash after 5-10 minutes. Usually of course it will crash halfway through a race, when I´m just about to place a bet. For weeks and weeks. EVERY. SINGLE. FUC*ING. DAY.

My days of bothering with the forum are numbered. And as soon as BDaq or other comes along and has reasonable liquidity - which BF doesn´t have until half an hour before race time these days - I will be off. After 10 years betting on here.

For all BCMs caring words, actions speak much louder - especially when it comes to winning or losing one´s hard earned.

Betfair please take note: once the exodus begins your customers won´t come back.
Report Lori April 19, 2011 8:48 AM BST
Im wondering when a Betfair tech last used this site. The trouble is they probably never used it when it wasn't terrible, so have nothing to compare it with.

I last a bit longer than some of those above, but it's definitely getting worse.
Report fawwon April 20, 2011 7:41 PM BST
Any chance of getting this sorted out please?
Report fawwon April 20, 2011 7:53 PM BST
There seems to be 2 options

1. carry on getting totally frustrated using betfair
2. join a different betting exchange


I don't want to leave, but this is not acceptable.
Report Mully April 21, 2011 2:37 PM BST
Truly awful. Betfair, you killed the goose that laid the golden egg.
Report chrisblues April 21, 2011 5:05 PM BST
LOADING...
Please wait while the market loads.


and lots of spining arrows which  taking a while to set
bring back andy black and  the old betfair    it all greed   nowdays
Report fawwon April 21, 2011 5:09 PM BST
Less than 10 minutes of normality today before the slow down takes hold.
Come on give us some assurance.
Report Bobman84. April 22, 2011 7:52 PM BST
Yeah, site is very laggy and much worse than it used to be back in 2009 / 2010. Costs some people a lot of money when the browser freezes up.
Report screaming from beneaththewaves April 23, 2011 11:19 AM BST
Well, I've now stopped punting full-stop on horse racing.

The site continually slows or freezes and just leaves me with uncancellable in-running bets that get picked off.

It was costing me a fortune, so I stopped on Monday and there won't be one single horse racing bet from me on here again.

Betfair Community Manager can presumably cross-reference my account and discover just how much the Technical Dept's ignorant acceptance of memory leakage is now costing Betfair in lost commission from me alone.

Mind you, it's a bank holiday weekend, so how likely is it that anyone responsible is around to care? Working for Betfair IT must be a hoot. Just imagine boasting to your mates how you've nailed this cushy number with an employer who never, ever cares or even notices when you permanently wreck his website and screw up his business.
Report fawwon April 24, 2011 4:11 PM BST
I'm on my 7th log in since 2.13pm
This really is poor
Report aka April 24, 2011 6:09 PM BST
Betfair - any chance of some feedback on what actions are being taken to address this problem? Users have been reporting this problem for several weeks now, with very little in the way of feedback from the company.
Report there's only 1 f in Oxford April 25, 2011 10:46 PM BST
Signing in.

Worse than ever, site so so slow and at times unusable.

I am at my wits end trying to navigate various football markets while the daft pointless graphics load. I don't need to know what the prices are in the Correct Score market while I'm trying in vain to navigate to that page!!!

But again nobody listens.......

And in a month or so I will post here again......

And then will follow more empty promises about fixing this and that and how every customer is valued........

Nothing will change until Betfair gets some decent competition.

Betfair Community Manager - Serious question (and I can assure you it is) -
Do you just show you care to fulfill your job description/contract?
Or do you really care and are regularly banging your head against the wall sharing in our frustration?

And please please please pretty please answer this -

Why oh why oh why can the football graphic page (when you select a game from the left menu) not be removed until it works properly?

Rant over.
Report Lori April 26, 2011 9:51 AM BST
Have they added a third ticking clock to the login page? I'm sure there only used to be two.
Report fawwon April 26, 2011 4:47 PM BST
WHY ARE YOU TOTALLY IGNORING US?
Report fawwon April 26, 2011 4:51 PM BST
What have we got to do to get a bloody answer?
Report flatliner April 26, 2011 6:21 PM BST
Just my pennyworth..

I've tried FF, Chrome, IE, the latest versions and it's all the same. Fast then getting slower and slower until I log out after hour and half and start again.

I am not doing anything fancy, just the main site and perhaps 3 tabs of match odds open.

i have 3gb of Ram, betfair can occupy 1gb of that before I close and start again. The whole site becomes sticky hanging etc.

It doesn't happen with other sites, usage climbing through the roof.

Hope you fix it cos it's a pain.
Report Mully April 27, 2011 11:52 AM BST
Mon 25th-the site was almost unusable. It felt like I was wading through treacle.
Report aka April 28, 2011 9:31 AM BST
Betfair Community Manager - can you confirm that the problem users have been reporting on this thread has been fully reported to the Betfair IT team and is being investigated?

I think if you read through the different postings on this thread, one theme yet again stands out: people are asking Betfair to please improve the way in which the Company communicates with its customers.

The various site performance problems are frustrating for users, but I think most people would accept problems of this kind are going to occur from time to time with a complex, highly used site like Betfair. What is utterly incomprehensible to me, and I imagine to many other users, is why Betfair for years now have been so poor at communicating with users when site performance problems have been reported.

Does no one with any authority within the Betfair organisation read the postings on the Site Feedback forum? What is the point of a Site Feedback forum if no feedback is received from the Company when customers use the forum to report problems they are experiencing with the site?
Report Lori April 28, 2011 11:15 AM BST
On top of aka's post, and no offense to BCM who carries out his job fine, but why aren't there multiple BCM's so we get a 24/7 service.
Report wit-ham April 28, 2011 7:45 PM BST
big delays here today in bet acceptance/cancellation at least a second between hitting button and on screen completion
Report fawwon April 30, 2011 4:07 PM BST
Thanks for your help betfair, I don't know what we would do without the feedback forum.
Report Mully April 30, 2011 9:56 PM BST
If I log onto the BBC, or a high street bank...I'm never met with multiple occurences of hanging and "compatability issue" messages. Why is that the case here these days when it NEVER used to be that way?
Report wit-ham May 1, 2011 8:43 PM BST
think its near to take off the way my comps motor's are whirling away
Report fawwon May 3, 2011 6:10 PM BST
Thanks for your help betfair
Report fawwon May 6, 2011 12:02 AM BST
Betfair Community Manager


When: 13 Apr 11 19:41

Hi All,

Thank you for providing us with this feedback.  It is clear that there is a problem that needs to be addressed.  We are in the process of determining the cause of the problem and possible solutions.  We do not currently have an ETA on a fix, but will keep everyone updated on our progress.


"We do not currently have an ETA on a fix, but will keep everyone updated on our progress."



Where are these updates?
You posted this over 3 weeks ago.
Report sunderlandfan May 6, 2011 12:38 AM BST
The site is slow as fooook! Do something betfair or i'll bugger off to betd@q
Report aka May 9, 2011 10:47 AM BST
BCM2 - some more feedback on this issue would be appreciated. Thanks.

I am still finding the same problems with the site. Performance degrades after 20-30 minutes of use; after 40-50 minutes of use, it the site has become so slow to use, I have to log out, clear cache, and come back to restore functionality. The time interval during which the site performance degrades becomes progressively shorter after that.
Report tommycockles May 9, 2011 11:37 AM BST
Hi BCM2, hope all is well.

Agree with above, a bit of feedback on this would be appreciated; problem still persists and is so frustrating!
Report Wicklow May 9, 2011 4:59 PM BST
Yup same here - seems to be getting worse if anything
Report TiptheOdds May 9, 2011 11:24 PM BST
Hey guys whats the problem? Can´t you give BCM a break?

Obviously the memory problems that are making the BF site virtually unusable are scheduled to be sorted asap - AFTER such big priorities like changing the name ´forum´to ´Community´...PMSL Laugh
Report TiptheOdds May 9, 2011 11:26 PM BST
Oh, and another site crash tonight around 7.30pm - markets froze, no bets could be placed, cancelled or even seen.
Report a bitofinterest May 10, 2011 9:09 AM BST
maybe betfair community managers having problems logging in
Report PeteTheBloke May 10, 2011 12:22 PM BST
I get the memory leaks (FF4) but I partly blame FF for this.
Disabling Flash seems to help.

Since FF4 came out, the Betfair loss indicator ( the thing that shows
a "what if" situation as you place bets) has been totally jiggered. It
worked in FF3 so I assume there's some sort of incompatibility.
Report Lori May 10, 2011 1:52 PM BST
AFTER such big priorities like changing the name ´forum´to ´Community'

The mind boggles at why they did this. Not only is it less obvious what it means but someone actually sat down, thought that up, forwarded it to the relevant IT guy who then had to find the bit of code (which given that it's taken 11 years to fix the -£0.01 rounding bug isn't as trivial here as some places) and then change the word without causing a downtime (Again, something you'd consider easy if you'd never used Betfair)

WHAT is going on!?
Report TiptheOdds May 11, 2011 12:13 AM BST
Just upgraded to FF4 and BF is almost unusable. FFS can it get worse.

Oh, but at least we now have a scrollbar - after 2 years!
Report man of many moods May 11, 2011 6:54 AM BST
Juts adding my name to the list.

The site slow-down has definitely got a lot worse in recent months.
It works ok for about an hour before it starts to become noticeable.
Rebooting regularly has become a way of life because of Betfair.
Report Mully May 13, 2011 11:53 PM BST
Another thing that has been broken since day one (11 yrs or so) is that you can't add Australian markets to your markets list Laugh
Report Lori May 14, 2011 11:10 AM BST
That one's only been broken since they put in the +/- buttons in about 2006 Mully. Before that you could add them via customize markets (you still can, but there's about a 20% chance of it deleting all your existing ones if you do)

Betfair have known about this one all that time too, it's one of the worst ones for me :(
Report Mully May 14, 2011 11:12 AM BST
The +/- one yes. I play a few markets over there- Aussie Open, Soccer, Rugby league & union. It's a proper pain.
Report Eddie the eagle May 14, 2011 11:32 AM BST
BCM, just thought I'd mention two things.
  Firstly, when ever I now need to log out and back in again due to the memory leakage, the logging out procedure only takes a few seconds now. It could take up to a few minutes a few weeks ago. Whether this is down to some fix from your tech guys or because it's down to the fact that I upgraded IE to version 9(I think) a few weeks ago, I don't know.
  Another thing that I don't think have been mentioned by anyone is that when the memory leakage has build up making things slower, it also fukk up the search option one get by clicking Ctrl/F. This search option is fast and may only take fractions of a second early after a log in, but as memory use builds up it gets gradually slower.  Just timed it before the latest logout/login and it took more than a minute before the site responded to the word I typed into the search box.
Report brentford May 14, 2011 6:23 PM BST
Having been having very similar problems to others on here, the least problematic peformance I have been able to get is by using google chrome and reducing the number of plugins it has enabled to pretty much the bare minimum.
To disable plugins -
type about:plugins  into the google chrome address bar and proceed to 'disable' anything that doesn't look to be required, it's very easy to re-enable anything that you need to.

Obviously don't disable any security related software add ons I guess -
unless someone more tech minded can explain any risk in doing any of this it might be worth a try,
it's by far the best site performance I've been able to get having been doing my nut with firefox and IE whirring away constantly.
Report PeteTheBloke May 16, 2011 3:29 PM BST
For me (FF4.0.1 with Flash disabled) the memory leakage has eased over
the last week or so. I wonder if someone is seeing to garbage collection?
Report fawwon May 23, 2011 12:22 AM BST
Sigh
Report there's only 1 f in Oxford June 4, 2011 11:18 AM BST
TTT
Report PeteTheBloke June 6, 2011 12:00 PM BST
Yep. My optimism was misfounded. The normal memory usage for FF4.01 with BF open in 2 tabs
(one tab for sports, the other for community) is 400MB. I normally have to restart FF a few
times a day to keep things at a manageable speed. My PC has 4GB of RAM.
Report jjjjj June 6, 2011 6:58 PM BST
betfair is sticky and slow for me for over a week now.
Report K.C. June 8, 2011 1:05 PM BST
4 months now and we've not heard a dickie bird! A public acknowledgment  of the problems would undoubtedly affect the share price but at least take steps to get it fixed in a timely manner. This issue has been around since the start of the year

Betfair is seriously taking the p1ss out of their customers!

Does anyone have the email address for David Yu the CEO because emailing the help desk and posting on here has got us know where.

The other option is to turn up at the AGM and ask the questions there. Does anyone know when that is?
Report tommycockles June 8, 2011 1:26 PM BST
Hi KC, just found this link that answers your AGM question. Can only hope it's sorted by then.

.

http://corporate.betfair.com/investor-relations/financial-calendar.aspx
Report flatliner June 9, 2011 6:25 PM BST
Well here's a stupid fix for it, on chrome..

Close forum, close betfair, not by logging out but on the red cross thing you use to close a page.

Then hit Betfair in your bookmarks. You're still logged in but the Betfair memory in your cache is back to normal.
Report fawwon June 17, 2011 10:46 PM BST
I can stay away from this thread no longer.
This site is driving me round the bend.


PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
Report fawwon June 17, 2011 11:04 PM BST
Just logged in(after logging out due to unusable betfair website) for the 10th time since 7.56pm.
Can't even call betfair a second rate website now, it is not even a working website.
Report gerard June 27, 2011 5:35 PM BST
Since you're around BCM2......
Report K.C. June 30, 2011 11:23 AM BST
I think it would be common courtesy for the BCM to at least say

'I have has requested further feedback from the techies but all I got back was a shrug of the shoulders and a shake of the head, as their eyes never diverted from the screen on which they were engrossed in a game of solitaire'

or words to that effect
Report Johnny Wad July 1, 2011 8:21 AM BST
perhaps the increase in revenue from the new premium charge rates could be directed towards resolving this issue?
Report K.C. July 4, 2011 1:28 PM BST
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Report fawwon July 4, 2011 7:42 PM BST
Report fawwon July 4, 2011 7:42 PM BST
Report K.C. July 5, 2011 7:30 AM BST
Thank you for your msg BCM2 but with all due respect this is an issue posted by me on an open forum and that is where I would like to read any responses to that. I do not wish to be part of any betfair 'cover up' this has gone on long enough and it is time we ALL received some answers.


I can assure you that while some responses are flipant, this is an extremely serious matter that has imply become laughable. All we are after is some honesty here.
Report gerard July 24, 2011 4:41 PM BST
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Report hazel August 1, 2011 11:57 AM BST
I have been having to close my browsers and rebooting after prolonged periods, is this the same problem.  I was thinking there was something wrong with my PC.   Tried IE 8and 9 ,firefox 3.5 and 4 etc but always the same.
Report gerard August 1, 2011 5:14 PM BST
Yup, that's the one - as you can see though they are all over this problem like a rash - bound to be fixed soon.
Report fawwon August 12, 2011 11:51 PM BST
Page freezes
Close browser
Close browser again because screen has totally frozen
Browser not responding
Massive yawn
Browser finally closed
Open new browser
Old browser comes back up still frozen

AND SO ON AND ON AND ON
Report pittsburgh phil August 16, 2011 11:26 AM BST
As soon as you are logged in Betfair will drop 82 cookies onto your PC. This seems way too many.

Why do so many cookies need to be used, when all I want to do is to access the horseracing markets and sometimes the community?

Another problem is that the html, css, javascript files are not optimal. File compression will help hell of a lot and even just removing blank lines will help memory a small bit.

The home page opens around 15 javascript files. Whilst the serving platform may be compressing the transmission of those files, the files themselves are not optimised.

I understand that when a platform is in constant development that it is far easier for maintenance and bug fixing to use raw un-optimised files. But memory leakage is a real problem and just compressing code, removing duplicates will help hell of a lot.

Betfair are relying on caching, and they do use compression in transmission in the hope that this will speed up data being served. However, it does nothing to help where the actual memory is bloated and wasted: the end users PC.

Here's a couple of examples.

betfair.js?ver=6.41
This file is 423k. Packing it will reduce it to 221k. Base62 encoding will reduce further to 131k

betfair.css?ver=6.41
This is 51.7k as-is but can be reduced to 35k by optimising

During his peak, when he dominated the charts with various acts, Pete Waterman said that despite all the top of the range technology he had at his fingertips, he still designed records to sound good coming out of a single mono speaker in an '87 Ford Transit van.

The same applies here. Whatever looks good, slick, and fast on a Betfair developer's desktop may not look so good on a home users PC.
Report screaming from beneaththewaves August 25, 2011 12:29 AM BST
The worst of it is that nobody who could understand the above post will ever read it.

I loathe having to load Betfair and watch my screen freeze within minutes.

I could never recommend this site to any newcomer. It is just a frustrating and unpleasant experience.
Report charlatan September 2, 2011 5:03 PM BST
are you saying you can't understand it or that you didn't read it screaming?
Report screaming from beneaththewaves September 5, 2011 10:58 AM BST
Apologies. Being flippant.

No, I can't understand it. But I reckon nobody employed by Betfair who is both able to understand it and act on its recommendations will be anywhere near this forum.
Report RichWill September 9, 2011 5:17 PM BST
Is it just me or are the memory leakage problems getting worse?  I've had  a lot of problems with freezing the last couple of days.
Report charlatan September 10, 2011 11:50 AM BST
I reckon you're right screaming. The problem seems to be getting gradually worse for me.
Report fawwon September 13, 2011 12:43 AM BST
This is beyond acceptable
Report broadsword September 13, 2011 3:36 PM BST
they dont give a s*it
Report fawwon September 13, 2011 9:05 PM BST
What a site betfair has now become.

Takes about 5 minutes to log in(for the first time each day)

Users have to close browsers then reopen browsers every 20 or so minutes just to be able to use the site

Then if you are very successful (which I am not) you have to give betfair god knows how much money in premium charges

What is next?
Report charlatan September 18, 2011 8:13 AM BST
this issue seems to have leaked from their memory
Report K.C. October 18, 2011 10:27 PM BST
i'm considering starting a support group called 'living with with memory leakage'

It's can be tough out there dealing with this on your own.

I'm also considering heading up a multi $million class action suit for the victims of the 2011 betfair memory spillage
Report Crisp77 October 18, 2011 10:40 PM BST
Maybe they have forgotten about it.
Report flatliner November 8, 2011 5:50 PM GMT
Has got a LOT better over the last week or so for me, main site, chrome.

Now tell your IT guys to keep away from it, we don't need it "improving"
Report cpf November 9, 2011 11:47 AM GMT
Not an iota of difference for me. I have found that it is better just using Betangel on its own.
Report flatliner January 22, 2012 12:24 PM GMT
Well the memory leak had gone for a long time but now its been back over the last 3 days...what have you done???
Report jjjjj January 22, 2012 2:33 PM GMT
is this the reason the site gets slow/sticky the last days for me? cancelling sometimes takes 3 seconds, which causes me getting hoovered inplay trading.
what can i fix the problem?
Report fawwon January 22, 2012 8:11 PM GMT
Has never changed whatsoever for me.
Still have to close browser every 20-30 minutes as my machine(s) gives up life.
Report charlatan February 17, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
still no change here. how does this square with their 14 customer commitments?
Report charlatan August 4, 2012 2:45 PM BST
It is clear that there is a problem that needs to be addressed.  We are in the process of determining the cause of the problem and possible solutions.  We do not currently have an ETA on a fix, but will keep everyone updated on our progress.

time for another go at explaining why the situation hasn't changed? the site is horrible in both firefox and chrome at the moment.
Report Tommy Toes August 5, 2012 3:08 AM BST
Agreed, Charlatan.

Ever since the introduction of the 'new Betfair header' a few days ago - which no one but the Betfair IT bods (and perhaps those that work in Betfair Towers) give  a damn about, the site is working like a slug on a sloth's back.

Alas, not for the first time.

It's unbelievable how a company like Betfair, which was founded online and prided itself on trust and reliabilty seem to have completly abandoned all principles in this regard.
Report Frank August 5, 2012 11:20 AM BST
Unfathomable really, such a shame.  It must put new people off, I'm sure, nothing worse than a website that doesn't work properly.

I'm trying my best to keep with the programme and have been using the new site for the past week or two but at the moment it won't work and just defaults to the old site.

'A slug on a sloth's back' is exactly how I would describe things just now, the new header does seem to have sent things backwards. Still it looks pretty with all it's different shades of blue and that is the Betfair management's top priority I guess.
Report Tommy Toes August 8, 2012 12:48 PM BST
Yes Frank. It seems 'the bells and whistles' are the most important things to the minds of Betfair employees.

Take note Betfair: They're not.

The site is even worse today.
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