I sorta disagree. I think the exact count-counter will add to the slowness issues.
My pet peeve… 1 - Need for speed!
A couple years ago, back when the Tn engineers took away the small side map we had, we all complained that we knew the hour and minute that Tomnod Staff got onto their computers in Colorado. Happy explained that they and nodders use the same computer, and hence, the platform slows to a black ant crawling on asphalt! It is really bad during CO work hours. So I work a lot in the evenings and night until about 5 am. Up until 8-9 am eastern is good, but I’m too tired.
So can engineers figure out what slows the platform to molasses?
.Part B: I understand computer networks are costly. But… can DG’s new owners afford a separate computer for Nodder-Todders to do our “work”? Sparkly new, with red bow please.
Pet Peeve 2 - Zippity Do Dah, as related to speed issues I suppose?
Scene: You are carefully moving right to left, row by row… You know to “Swipe Slow” because… well… we don’t like Zippity Do Dah. Everything is going fine, except bit of drag… Then all of a sudden, you swipe to next tile and---- oh no— you get zipped right-left-up-down-left-down-down-right-up in the worst Zippity Do Dah ever! Danggit! You are OCD, so you must do -1, -2 -3 -4 to see where you are NOW, but slowly, very slowly! -1… count to 20… -2 count again… and so on, because Zippity can and does strike more than once. When you find your new place, decision: scroll back to where you were, or oh heck just start from the new spot?
Zippoty Do Dah is THE most aggravating issue, especially when combined with “Let us load thee to black, thou nodder!”
Zippity began back with the very first Poly campaign, when we were jerked around the map like little pups clinging to mum’s fur! I got whiplash! In fact, my neck hurts just writing about it. Over time, it got to be a funny quirk of Tn… but it’s a quirk that makes me, in frustration, quit tagging for hours or days.