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  • #21
    A-F would you feel comfortable installing Chrome or Firefox (i.e., a different browser) and trying that to see if it clears up your problems.

    Or clear your cookies and see if that helps (not strong in Win so not sure how to tell you to do that ).
    You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something… S. Jobs

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    • #22
      Originally posted by Angela Freda View Post
      Sorry, Microsoft Edge. No idea how old, not more than 3 years maybe?
      Cookies? I love cookies!
      MS Edge is such a POS browser It doesn't seem to work with SO MUCH stuff. Try Chrome or Firefox?

      Here's how you clear your cookies, if you'd like to see if that will help: https://www.bitdefender.com/support/...edge-1914.html

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      • #23
        Problem #9159462... plonking away at a response/post.. and then *screech* the ability to put words on the screen halts... she's locked up and I have to go out of COTH completely by closing that window and start ALL. OVER. AGAIN.

        Tell me again how this new company /system is better?
        Yo/Yousolong April 23rd, 1985- April 15th, 2014

        http://notesfromadogwalker.com/2012/...m-a-sanctuary/

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        • #24
          Originally posted by Angela Freda View Post
          Problem #9159462... plonking away at a response/post.. and then *screech* the ability to put words on the screen halts... she's locked up and I have to go out of COTH completely by closing that window and start ALL. OVER. AGAIN.

          Tell me again how this new company /system is better?
          It does that to me too. It appears that when it tries to auto save what I'm writing COTH freezes up for a few seconds. Usually it "unfreezes" itself, but I have had it completely freeze and I must reboot my browser. Desktop using Chrome.

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          • #25
            For me, desktop MacOS + Safari, I occasionally have a page get "stuck" partially through loading. Even if I 'X' the window to stop the load and then re-start it, the load hangs in the same place. I need to usually just navigate to a different site (not COTH) and go back to the page in COTH that was hanging and it loads just fine.

            I still suspect the ads and my personal, completely unresearched opinion , is that the guilty party is Flash (not necessarily COTH's implementation of the software).

            Yes, I get this is COTH's web site but they are using software that they didn't write (yes, software like BB software is intended to be customizable by the customer) and displaying Ads that COTH has no control over (i.e., which ads actually get displayed).

            For COTH, the more information you can provide them with your environment (browser, OS, platform) along with what you were doing, the easier it is for them to track down issues and hopefully (if it is in their control) get them resolved.

            A-F. if you have to exit your browser and "start over" were you typing or Post Reply or ? If you were typing the reply, did you get any of it auto-saved so you can restore it when you get back to that topic??

            My issues are normally just when the page is loading and sometimes when Post Reply (usually I just have to wait that out sometimes longer than others).
            You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something… S. Jobs

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            • #26
              Originally posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post
              I still suspect the ads and my personal, completely unresearched opinion , is that the guilty party is Flash (not necessarily COTH's implementation of the software).
              I think that may be a very good guess--I don't have this happen at all, but I do run an ad blocker

              Angela Freda are you having these problems after clearing your cookies? Did you try another browser, preferably with an ad blocker?

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              • #27
                Angela Freda Please let us know how it goes after clearing cookies and we'll go from there. We're sorry to hear you're having trouble with the site. It can definitely be a challenge to nail some of this stuff down when there's so much variability in what platforms people are using. We obviously want folks to have a good experience and be able to use the site, so we'll try to get to the bottom of it after we hear back.

                Thanks for asking all the questions I would have been asking myself resident COTH tech experts.

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                • #28
                  Originally posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post
                  If you were typing the reply, did you get any of it auto-saved so you can restore it when you get back to that topic??
                  I usually lose a handful of words if I type them after the "autosave" notice shows up in the typing box. Since it is hit and miss whether it crashes my internet I usually keep on typing. The majority of my messages show back up when I get into COTH again. Since it saves what I'm writing it's more of a nuisance than a "I'm throwing this computer out the window" problem.

                  I do have ad blocker so I don't believe the ads are an issue with this. I've not had problems with the ads elsewhere like many others have reported.

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                  • #29
                    rockonxox, I get the 'toss that puppy out the window' sentiment. Been there manny times myself

                    As least you haven't lost what you've types (in the previous BB software, had that happen a few times ).

                    What I have noticed is when I type in a post and the post ends up on a 'new' page (i.e., started the post on one page, someone else posted while I was typing and now my post is on the next page) I see the comment about new posts and such which is fine. When I go back to that post later, I get the Discard/Restore choice even though my post is there.

                    Strange but I've learned to just discard it.
                    You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something… S. Jobs

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                    • #30
                      Can't like, can't quote, can't navigate pages forwards or back... whether I try using the actual page number tabs at the bottom, or the arrow forwards /back at the top... or even go to the address bar at the top and change the page at the end of the address... and now I can't even scroll up or down the page.... neither my mouse, nor the bar to scroll up or down works [the latter doesn't even appear].
                      Yo/Yousolong April 23rd, 1985- April 15th, 2014

                      http://notesfromadogwalker.com/2012/...m-a-sanctuary/

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                      • #31
                        Angela Freda I'm sorry to hear you're having problems. Have you been able to try clearing your computer's cookies?

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                        • #32
                          Originally posted by Angela Freda View Post
                          Can't like, can't quote, can't navigate pages forwards or back... whether I try using the actual page number tabs at the bottom, or the arrow forwards /back at the top... or even go to the address bar at the top and change the page at the end of the address... and now I can't even scroll up or down the page.... neither my mouse, nor the bar to scroll up or down works [the latter doesn't even appear].
                          I started having the same problems yesterday and still there this morning.
                          When I go to a forum page, some times nothing works, it seems stuck and can't scroll down to see what threads are there.

                          I first thought some ad many be doing that freezing, but can't scroll to see the ads.
                          Waited some to see if it clears, but no, it is stuck for good, I have to go back to the main all forum's page.

                          Then I can try again and all seems to be working fine for a bit, until it happens again?

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                          • #33
                            The freezing the page problem I am having, did it five times yesterday, so not a bad problem, did it again this morning, I think it may be possibly connected to the Boehring Ingleheim ad, that seems to fill in and change in big squares?
                            Not sure, but maybe that is the cause of my MacBookPro laptop on Safari sticking on the rare page and needing to go back and re-enter to be able to scroll around it.

                            Hope that helps the computer gurus.
                            They may know what to do about that one causing some glitches for those of us that are getting a few.

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