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    How hard can it be? Other websites work quite well.

    If it is this difficult to work the kinks out mightn't the basic product be inferior? Perhaps a change is in order
    (said by a person with no education or knowledge about how websites are created or how they function.)

    I was sent to a blank "horse shows online" page and an error message when I tried to access the regular COTH site.
    The forum is page is even more exasperating.

    Wishing the best to the IT folks who are working on the problem.

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      Moderator 1 FYI - things were chugging along until 19:05 when the page load (I assume, had asked to Mark All As Read) hung on Safari.

      I started a Chrome window within about 20 seconds which also hung.

      My Safari window finally displayed a Gateway timeout and stopped the page load.

      At 19:13 I stopped the Chrome window (X'd out) and restarted. At 19:15 (about), the Chrome page finally loaded and things appear to be back to running pretty much as expected.
      Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; John Gilliespie Magee, Jr

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        Without scrolling back through all this, knowing most who've already commented will see this:

        Who's using IE, and are you still having issues?

        So much software is built around IE, and it's hit and miss whether it works all the time, or even at all, on other browsers.
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        The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

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          IF it connects

          it is SLOOOOOOOOOOW .....and inconsistent ... when everything else in my computer life / sites connect quickly and work smoothly
          Treat others the way you want others to treat you ~ on your threads !

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            JB what problems are you talking about? The lag is across all platforms and seems to be the worst issue? It's got to be a server issue...?

            And speaking of that, has anyone seen where threads with new posts are not bolded, or missing notifications? I've had a few instances--enough to know I'm not just forgetting I've clicked on something. Probably related to the issues communicating with the server, but frustrating all the same.

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              Originally posted by Simkie View Post
              And speaking of that, has anyone seen where threads with new posts are not bolded, or missing notifications? I've had a few instances--enough to know I'm not just forgetting I've clicked on something. Probably related to the issues communicating with the server, but frustrating all the same.
              Simkie the not bolding thing (and I just didn't make any comments on it)... I'll Mark the Channel as Read and all topics are unbolded (as expected).

              I'll come back later to the same forum and see mostly what I expect...all the more recent topics are bolded as I haven't read them yet. But every once in a while, in the middle of the more recent, bolded, posts, one will be unbolded. I kinda just blew that one off compared to some of the other issues we've run across.

              Curious about the comment from JB about the world being built around IE. I've not had that same experience or feeling. Safari might be a second class citizen but many sites will recommend Chrome or Firefox over either IE or Edge or Safari as Chrome or FF run across all the popular platforms (Mac and Win) vs Safari or Edge/IE which run on only a single platform.

              My 'hang' issues have been observed on both Safari *and* Chrome.
              Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; John Gilliespie Magee, Jr

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                I've worked with many pieces of commercial and in-house software in 30 years in the IT world, and as a QA test automation expert who has contracted with many companies, my husband has worked with probably 100s of different commercial and in-house software, many are indeed built around IE. Most work well, or well enough with other browsers. Many do not. Some have functions that don't work well, or at all, with non-IE browsers. My credit card company's site works well for most things on Chrome, but the credit card extra features absolutely do not work on anything but IE. I can tell you for sure that some companies, whether commercial producers or for their own in-house use will tell you right up front - must use IE to have any support, because they did not do anything to test on other browsers, all of which have differences that are sometimes enough to really make problems.

                So that's why I was asking, as I know I've seen a lot of complaints from Chrome, Firefox, and Safari users, I just don't recall how many IE posts I've seen.

                I know some of the other browsers are often recommended for things like better security, but IE really is still a standard that a lot of companies code to.
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                The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

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                  I will try IE next time things are not working well here (chrome).

                  I can say it has worked well all morning and then lunch time came and poof.... spinning wheel of death.

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                    During this spinning wheel of death time I attempted to access the forum vie IE instead of chrome.
                    IE did open before Chrome did, but only by a little. And once in there was quite a bit of spinning while I logged in with IE (I am always logged in with my Chrome link).

                    In other words, I do not think it is working any better with IE than it is working with Chrome.

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                      IE isn't any faster either. It just won't load pages and I have tried chrome IE and Edge
                      Another killer of threads

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                        IE has historically been full of security holes for sure. I had heard that has gotten a lot better, but don't know enough about details to know how true that is.
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                        The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

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                          Originally posted by JB View Post
                          Without scrolling back through all this, knowing most who've already commented will see this:

                          Who's using IE, and are you still having issues?

                          So much software is built around IE, and it's hit and miss whether it works all the time, or even at all, on other browsers.
                          Is doing there same on Mac and Safari.

                          Takes several tries over minutes long waits of white nothing to either time out or connect, to again lose it after a few minutes.

                          Bad as it has been, this afternoon is worse than ever and for all kinds of services trying to connect, I think.

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                            I agree with the others. This last fight to get in I tried both Chrome and IE at the same time and neither worked until they both worked.

                            This afternoon has to been the most difficult.

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                              Thanks, that does satisfy my curiosity!
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                              The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

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                                Dear Mods, programmers, web site developers and backup IT people,
                                THANK YOU.
                                I am so grateful you got us back online, put more defense systems in and ..
                                restored “new posts” menu and for me the most important,
                                LOCATION.
                                I can see where people are again, so temper responses/questions/advice based on location.

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                                  Originally posted by clanter

                                  well, that is where they say they are, I am not aware of anything to confirm a person's location in this format
                                  No, but I don't think most people are intentionally misleading in their location, and for the most part, it helps make some assumptions about advice/suggestions to offer without 50 people asking where someone is, or making recommendations totally irrelevant to the locaton.
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                                  The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

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                                    Speed had been great for me the last few days, then early evening yesterday, through at least now, there's a lot of spinning and lag time again.
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                                    The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

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                                      I appreciate the work that continues to go on to complete or fix this upgrade or whatever it is
                                      however
                                      it is really difficult to read/ post ....most of the time • IMHO
                                      It has not been improving in the above category.
                                      Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

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                                        Originally posted by JB View Post
                                        Speed had been great for me the last few days, then early evening yesterday, through at least now, there's a lot of spinning and lag time again.
                                        JB, what I have been trying to do if I am actively using the site and performance tanks is to grab the time it tanked and when it started working again. If it has already tanked when I get here, I don't bother with a time. I'm hoping if actual time windows can be captures (ie, when it tanked and when it got better) maybe more info for the developers to try to figure out the problem.

                                        Using Macs, IE or Edge aren't an option (yay! )

                                        My default browser is Safari but I know Safari will often be problematic before other browsers so for some sites I use Chrome.
                                        Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; John Gilliespie Magee, Jr

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                                          Originally posted by clanter

                                          well, that is where they say they are, I am not aware of anything to confirm a person's location in this format
                                          where are we really
                                          That’s a goody for the ecclesiastically minded.
                                          (My above “witty” post is totally counter balanced by the fact I had to look up “ecclesiastically” because I couldn’t spell it)

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