Tar Heel Reader

Changes at Tar Heel Reader

The site has been slowing under the load of ever more books and users so I’ve made a few changes to help speed things up.
First, you may notice that the counts have been removed from the links in the sidebar. It turns out that producing those is very expensive, almost doubling the time to generate each page.
Second, you’ll notice that books written in English now have an English tag. This greatly speeds up showing English-only books. I think I’ve got things setup to make it provide the English tag by default so you should not have to type it in yourself.
I’m working on a new version of the site that will have provide new features and better performance but that is taking longer than I’d hoped and I’ve got other projects that require my attention. Maybe in the summer…

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