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Darn Computer locks up

Post in 'New Forum Hints and your Questions & Suggestions!' started by Beer Belly, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    For the past few days, whenever I visit the site and click on a post, my computer locks and I can't get off the post I was reading. I end up having to go off line to start over again.....and get locked into the next post I click on to read.....then repeat to get out. This only happens on the Hearth, all other sites are fine.....any clue ???

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  2. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you have any strange security settings? Is Javascript on?

    Have you been a bad boy?
    ;)

    Do you know how to delete the hearth.com cookie and flush your browser cache?
  3. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I'm having the same problems......with my PC, laptop and even my phone......
    Maybe I was a bad boy?
    I have to double and triple-click on links to open them, seems like everything I click on takes me back to the forum homepage. Computer is acting like its on 64k dial-up. Very very slow (sometimes 3 or 4 minutes to open up a post). All other sites are fine, its just hearth.com. Are you throttling access from my IP address, Craig?? ;)
  4. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Not me....but the forum contains certain "disciplinary" automatic actions, where if a person gets a certain number of warnings they get sorta spanked...
  5. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I haven't received any warnings, so maybe the server is goofing up??
  6. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Weird - you two are the only ones reporting it so far....let me look around for errors...
  7. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I had some issues last week while using Internet Explorer . . . I couldn't use the back arrow. Not an issue with Firefox.
  8. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    I have been a good boy.....but I wouldn't mind a spanking now and then;lol. I have cleaned and cleared all cookies and such, and still have this issue....although, not all the time, but at least 90% of the time.
  9. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Hmmmmm........I will try a couple things.
    Have you tried another computer? Another browser?
  10. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    I tried a different computer....same problem....maybe it's the browser (Internet Explorer)
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I think my issues are on my end . . . now Facebook posts are not showing any pics.
  12. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Try running IE with compatibility mode flipped (if "on" - turn "off" or visa versa)
  13. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    The thing that confuses me is I'm having the same problem on my laptop, PC, and smartphone. Even when I use tapatalk instead of the phones browser, it takes constant refreshing and reloading to get the posts to open up.......

    Baffled......
  14. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    i think yous are being targeted by North Korean cyber attack. Have no fear...I shall get them with my counter cyber attack...they will be inundated with pop ups of Olivia Newton-John's "lets get physical" video.
  15. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    I am going to try turning an add-on off (it shows the number of posts waiting in the forum tabs, etc) - tell me if it makes a difference.
  16. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Any of you "locked up" folks notice an improvement since I turned that thing off last night?
  17. ScotO

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    Not really, Craig. Takes me multiple attempts to open a thread or reply, getting into my convo's is even harder.....I could see it being a problem on my end if it wasn't on both my computers AND my smartphone (both browser AND Tapatalk).

    Baffled.
  18. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Scotty - on your desktop machines, when it is trying to load the page, down in the very left corner of the screen does it say "www.hearth.com/blahblahblabh"? Or does the screen just stop reacting?
  19. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Are there problems when using it in other networks other than your house?

    Strange......
  20. firebroad

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    You think you go problems, try doing this with dial-up<>.
  21. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Well...his smart phone and tapatalk should be completely separate from his home connection.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Those three warning points he has follow him around though.
  23. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I see it following his signon, but would that have an effect on his actual connection? At first blush, I wouldn't think so.
  24. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    So, I have three warning points? Never was aware of that. Maybe that's why it's so difficult for me to navigate. How come I was never given a formal warning?

    If it bothers you guys that much in regards to what I do and say, I won't bother hanging out here anymore.
    I ain't gonna waste half an hour trying to get in to a thread or two to talk or share information, or whatever......sorry if I offended anyone. But I can't change my beliefs or who I am......for anybody.
  25. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I do
    I don't know what they affect. I just mentioned them since Craig did early in the thread as a possible cause and I looked at his profile after that.

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