This topic contains 53 replies, has 13 voices, and was last updated by Juliecatharine 2 months, 2 weeks ago.
October 29, 2017 at 8:49 am #725421
I have problems with the forums with the freezing when trying to write comments. I sometimes think it is when the adds are cycling rapidly. It often seems, but not always, that when the ad at the bottom blinks it freezes the comment I am writing and some of the ads blink nonstop. There is no ad at the bottom right now.
I always do private browsing so that there are no cookies.October 29, 2017 at 8:56 am #725423
I did go in and block ads about a week ago because the situation had gotten so bad and now I have no ads showing on the page and it works perfectly.October 29, 2017 at 9:00 am #725424
Ok, I’m sharing all these notes with my ad network and we’ll get to the bottom of this. And I know it’s tempting to block ads, but I ask that if you do that, you try unblocking them in a few days when I hopefully have these issues solved. Ad revenue is 95% of my income. If everyone started blocking ads, I wouldn’t make money and I’d have to shut the site down. My years of running this site with no income are done. Thanks for understanding!October 29, 2017 at 9:02 am #725425
@ skyblossom, you said the issues precede the site transfer made on Tuesday, is that correct? I’m trying really hard to pinpoint whether these issues developed as a result of that transfer on Tuesday or if they started before then and may be the result of something else.October 29, 2017 at 9:33 am #725427
I intermittently have had the same issues SB has mentioned. Like I’ll be typing and the text isn’t coming in and then it shows in a burst. It happened both before and after the transfer.October 29, 2017 at 9:40 am #725428
That’s helpful, fyodor, thanks.October 29, 2017 at 10:32 am #725432
My issues have been intermittent too. It has been happening for several months and I try to figure out what the problem is so that I have something to tell you but then it starts working fine again until it doesn’t.
The ads are showing again. I only go to ad blockers when the ads begin to slow the sites down so that they aren’t useable. Sometimes it is ad blockers or nothing. This time I did it trying to get rid of the video on Salon because it was so annoying.October 29, 2017 at 10:53 am #725433
Ok, thanks, guys — this is all very helpful in narrowing down the culprit! I hate when there are user frustrations and will try my best to eliminate them while still keeping streams of income in place. Thanks for sharing your concerns (and please always feel free to email me if you’re experiencing glitches or notice something ‘off,’ even if you think you could be the only one) and for being patient. I’m looking into all of it!October 30, 2017 at 8:58 am #725479
FYI-cince the site updated, I’ve also had an issue where I click on a topic and the most recent posts aren’t available, like it’s caching from an older version. If I refresh the page they then show up. It’s happened on a few different devices. Not a big irritation, but I thought I’d mention it.October 30, 2017 at 3:41 pm #725524
Thanks for looking into this Wendy! For the record I’ve tried posting this a couple times but the site froze. I connect through my iPhone, deleting the cache hasn’t helped unfortunately. I occasionally have the ‘forum posts out of order’ issue but the biggest problem I have been having is the site reloading or just straight not loading all the way. Like I will click on a forum post and only the first few comments will load, then it cuts off. FWIW I had the issue before the site update.October 30, 2017 at 3:49 pm #725526
I feel your frustration, @juliecatherine (And everyone else who has shared). Someone is looking into these issues now and I hope we can get them solved quickly!October 31, 2017 at 9:48 am #725612
Ok, some tweaks have been made. Please let me know if you’re still experiencing issues, and what those issues may be. Thank you!