Another aspect, Andrew.
With the earlier version, generally my graphs shot almost straight up, then turned horizontal; with very rarely any kinks or variations.
With the new version, the initial TBB climb is something like the front of an A4 streamlined steam loco.
Throughout the new version plots, both on the initial climbs and the subsequent horizontals, they are riddled with minor peaks and troughs.
The summary averages have remained reasonably consistent.
See this post
. Andrew has explained it several times, both during the development phase when people not logged in on the main site ran a test, or logged in people chose to run what was then the labs
To add to that, when I go to download the small graph image to my PC, I am "told" that I am viewing someone-else's results - although logged in etc.
If I understand what you are saying, because I don't recognise the word "download" in this context, clicking a speedtest result link in a post on these forums, including ones own, I think has always done that. You don't get transferred to the Main Site page
where you are logged in, you just view a linked graph from a database and your status on the site is not checked.
In particular, your username on the Main Site and on the forums does not have to be the same. Mine isn't. How is either the forums or the main site to know to know that and know I am logged in on the other?
It is perfectly possible for a random person to sign up to either with someone else's nick from the other if that someone else is using the same setup as me. It doesn't cause any problems unless said random person then starts posting News Article Comments. The chances of that are remote unless someone does it deliberately to cause confusion, which I'm sure would get sorted out. (However, as a precaution, by the time you read this I shall have moved to prevent it ).
(Edit: It is no longer possible unless the second person knows the forum user's email contact address. Maybe this was always the case but I don't think so. I seem to remember the trick was once used).
The BQM is the same.
I deliberately did the offered follow-up test, but again the "someone-else" message came up.
Are you referring to some other post? What "offered follow-up test"?
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Edited by RobertoS (Sat 13-May-17 09:12:38)