Opening some threads on this forum

JohnO28356

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I haven't seen anything posted on this, but now and then when I go to open a thread here using XP Home, sp1, IE 6.0, it takes me instead to TSG Forums page. This never happens with Firefox. If I empty my TIF's the problem stops. It may occur on 1 out of 10 threads, the others open fine. The strange thing is the TIF is practically empty (maybe 800 - 1000 kb). This started about the time the forum was changed over. Any ideas?
 

JohnO28356

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This is happening again this morning with everything clean. Hope to get some response now that the weekend is over. Thanks.
 
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Might be better off in the Site Comments forum.

I'll ask a Mod to move it.

The only thing I can think of is that you are taking a long time, 10-20 minutes, browsing one page, and the session ID will time out.

Do you have a TSG cookie that keeps you logged in when you come to the site, or do you log in when required?
 

JohnO28356

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Thanks for the reply, Randy. I wouldn't think I'm timing out. I open a thread that has an interesting subject, read it, and usually move on to another thread. Seldom spend more than a few minutes in a thread. Every now and then it takes me to the forum list instead of opening. Normally I keep cookies and temp files, etc cleaned, and just log in when I'm going to post, but I don't see where that should matter. I don't use Firefox that often, but haven't had this problem occur with that browser. This is the only site I have a problem with.
 
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Ok, you say it's intermittant, but a lot of times it just seems intermittant. Usually there is a common denominator somewhere.

If it happens to you, have you hit your Back button and gone back to the previous page and tried the link again?

Are you clicking on links before the page fully loads?

Do you usually navigate the site using the back buttons, or do you open links in new windows?

Are you using Ad blocking utilities? Maybe there's the same ad showing each time that this happens, which may be the cause of the problem?

If it happens again, copy and paste the link you were on, and copy and paste the link you were trying to go to.


I'm just throwing some suggestions out there, but a lot of these issues are down to the way the browser acts in relation to the users behaviour while surfing.
 

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JohnO28356 said:
Thanks for the reply, Randy. I wouldn't think I'm timing out. I open a thread that has an interesting subject, read it, and usually move on to another thread. Seldom spend more than a few minutes in a thread. Every now and then it takes me to the forum list instead of opening. Normally I keep cookies and temp files, etc cleaned, and just log in when I'm going to post, but I don't see where that should matter. I don't use Firefox that often, but haven't had this problem occur with that browser. This is the only site I have a problem with.

This is the only site I have a problem with.
I wasn't going to comment about this on my own, since I thought it might be whatever configuration I set my IE6 security to, as my problem____but I see you have a very similiar problem.
Just weeks before the upgrade, I could not use IE6 at all at this site. Often, after browsing 4 or 5 pages , IE6 would freeze up and I would have to reboot. After the upgrade, rather than IE6 freezing, I would be taken back to the 'TSG Forums' page.
I do not use IE6 at this site,now. I use Firebird and there are no problems with it.
And TSG is the only site I have this situation with. And I have done the IE 'repair' without any effect.

Specs: Win98se
IE6 sp1
Dell p2 450
all win updates
OS was installed about 4 months ago
 
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and yet I've had no probs at all with IE6 and all upgrades running on Win2k system

That's why I'm trying to get more information, to narrow it down to a specific thing in IE causing it.
 

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Hi Randy :)

Can't help that much :(

For me, the earlier lockups were completely random. But only happened at TSG!
But now I can't open any posts with IE6. It only gives me a 404 .
Below are two shots, one on this forum and the other Random.

I'm not really concerned, actually feel better that my problem wasn't unique to me :D
 

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Let me know if you're still getting it now... Thanks! :)

(Give me about 5 minutes to debug this code. :) )
 

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Kind of like you Smilin' Jack! ;)

I never had a problem here using my IE6. :)
 

JohnO28356

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Well, I've opened about 150 or so posts trying to get the problem to repeat, but it hasn't. Maybe whatever change Admin made to the code worked. I did notice here on "Site Comments" that some others had posted previously with similar problems. Thought I was all alone-- was going to take my IE browser down to the pond and drown it.
 
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Heheh, that's why i asked for it to be here.

I'm glad Mike (TechGuy) looked into it, found a problem, and fixed it
 

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