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PC hanging on ping crowdscience.com

by Ray_moe / January 9, 2012 9:32 AM PST

This happens on different forums at different time

When using mark all as read the status reads "transferring data from ping crowdscience.com "

I have to press mark all as read to continue browsing the forums

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Usually...
by John.Wilkinson / January 10, 2012 9:28 PM PST

That usually means that either the third-party website is slow to respond or you have some custom blocking in place (via HOSTS file, firewall, etc.) that is causing it to hang. Hopefully CNET can take measures to reduce the impact of those third-party scripts/calls, like they did with their Twitter SPOF, but I haven't noticed any issues specific to crowdscience.com as of late, so I'd suggest checking your end as well.

John

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Thanks John
by Ray_moe / January 11, 2012 1:17 AM PST
In reply to: Usually...

this is the info I was looking to get from cnet

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Link, comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2012 9:45 AM PST
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Link leads
by Ray_moe / January 10, 2012 3:00 AM PST
In reply to: Link, comment.

back to my own post

Now no one will help after Bob's post

I was expecting help not a go fish type answer

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Why I offered just the search.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2012 3:18 AM PST
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I read where some used Adblock Plus, the hosts file or some other solution. It's well enough discussed and is a problem as the site you noticed doesn't work now and then.

I did not mean to give you a go fish answer but can't guess which solution you would like. Here I use Adblock Plus.
Bob

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