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HalfMooner
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Posted - 11/09/2006 :  23:13:24  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
I'm not sure whether this is a site problem or a problem at my end, but the graphic at the top of the SFN page is not loading for me. This started a few minutes ago.

Also, some options, along the top of the page such as Home Active Topic, etc. are invisible.




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Dave W.
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Posted - 11/09/2006 :  23:45:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
It's loading fine for me. Is it failing on every page for you?

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 11/09/2006 :  23:50:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

It's loading fine for me. Is it failing on every page for you?

Yes, all pages, even after I've rebooted. And the "reply with quote" icon graphic is also missing, though the other icons next to it are visible. Oh, the following text (mostly links), under where the banner is missing, is there, but white-on-white for me:

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Dave W.
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Posted - 11/10/2006 :  00:03:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
That's really quite odd. Are you getting the "broken graphic" icon in place of the "reply with quote" button, or is it just missing entirely?

I won't be able to access the logs for this time period until Saturday night. Hope you can hold out that long, or other clues surface as to the nature of the problem.

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H. Humbert
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Posted - 11/10/2006 :  00:11:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
Sometimes when I come here--pretty often really, perhaps a quarter of the time--the site will take a really long time to load. When the main page finally does pop up, everything is there except the "The Newest Posts in our Skeptic Forums" box on the right hand side. In it's place is a text error message saying the operation timed out.

Dunno if there's any connection.


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HalfMooner
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Posted - 11/10/2006 :  00:19:31   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

That's really quite odd. Are you getting the "broken graphic" icon in place of the "reply with quote" button, or is it just missing entirely?

I won't be able to access the logs for this time period until Saturday night. Hope you can hold out that long, or other clues surface as to the nature of the problem.

Yah, I get the "broken graphic" icons for all the missing graphics. I can work around all the problems with no trouble. I just have to mouse-over any white-on-white text link like "Active Topics" first, to make it visible. BTW, I'm using the very newest version of FireFox, downloaded today. Possible problem, eh?




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Dave W.
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Posted - 11/10/2006 :  07:52:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Can you try Explorer or some other browser?

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 11/10/2006 :  13:00:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Okay, Dave, all the graphics and text links load wit IE. But I'm still going to stick with FireFox. You may defame me in the banner, and I'll never notice. ("SFN: Aside from HalfMooner, we don't suck!")


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Dave W.
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Posted - 11/10/2006 :  13:16:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Well, I can at least tell you that the white-on-white writing is due to the fact that the blue horizontal bar with the gray bars above and below that's the background for those text links is itself a graphics image that just isn't loading for you. But since the problem seems to be localized to the latest Firefox, you might consider submitting a bug report to them.

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 11/10/2006 :  13:56:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

Well, I can at least tell you that the white-on-white writing is due to the fact that the blue horizontal bar with the gray bars above and below that's the background for those text links is itself a graphics image that just isn't loading for you. But since the problem seems to be localized to the latest Firefox, you might consider submitting a bug report to them.

That makes sense about the white-on-white text. Thanks, I will submit the bug report to FireFox.


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R.Wreck
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USA
1191 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2006 :  16:09:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send R.Wreck a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by H. Humbert

Sometimes when I come here--pretty often really, perhaps a quarter of the time--the site will take a really long time to load. When the main page finally does pop up, everything is there except the "The Newest Posts in our Skeptic Forums" box on the right hand side. In it's place is a text error message saying the operation timed out.

Dunno if there's any connection.





I have also had this happen often (but not always) in the last week or two.

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Dave W.
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Posted - 11/10/2006 :  20:10:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
@tomic thinks that we need to archive a whole lot of the "current" threads to solve the slow-loading and timeout problems. I'm hesitant to do it personally, since @tomic is the one with all of the experience doing archiving. I apologize for any inconvenience.

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 11/11/2006 :  11:33:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
It turns out that he recent automatic update to FireFox that screwed up the loading of some (but not most) graphics on this site for me was an upgrade to the 1.5 version. I have now manually installed version 2.0, and no longer have that problem!

Thanks, Dave, for trying to help!


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Dave W.
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Posted - 11/11/2006 :  19:28:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
"I can't promise I'll try, but I'll try to try."

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Seriously, you're quite welcome.

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 11/11/2006 :  21:02:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

"I can't promise I'll try, but I'll try to try."

- Bart Simpson

Seriously, you're quite welcome.

There's a guy who's candid about his own limitations.


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