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RANT: Stuff I don't like

by Ol Rod / April 2, 2009 7:44 AM PDT

OK, I will try to be nice, and maybe you will fix TWO things.
1. CNet forums makes my computer stay "busy" I have homebilt Athlon single core 64-bit 3500+ ; Two Gig.s Corsair RAM ; NVidea firewall ; Paid AVG ; Browse with FireFox ; I try to run tight security, have popups blocked.
THE COMPLAINT: When I try to use links within forums to follow a thread, my cursor stays "busy". Right now, as I type my mouse pointer is just busy, busy, busy. If I follow a link from a post that sends me to another thread, and so it opens another FireFox tab, the little activity wheel in Firefox stays busy. I can browse around within the forums while this is going on, but I am sure it slows me down. This does not occur on other places I go, such as, or Amazon, I went and checked again just before this post. Can you fix this?
2. Will you fix profiles so I can contact other members? I checked Bob Proffitt, and there is no way to contact him. then, I checked my own, and I could not even edit mine to show my email. Please fix profiles.

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(NT) PS: I forgot, XP media center, SP2
by Ol Rod / April 2, 2009 8:03 AM PDT
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by John.Wilkinson / April 2, 2009 9:30 AM PDT

1.) Do you happen to have NoSCript installed? Or similar security/blocking extensions? Cnet recently integrated the Facebook login, which benefits many, but if you do not allow the Facebook scripts you'll find the Cnet pages never fully load. I've requested a fix...

2.) The profiles are still under construction and, while that feature will be returning, it may be a while due to other priorities at the moment.


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NoSCript No
by Ol Rod / April 2, 2009 9:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Complaints...

1. Really, never heard of NoSCript. I am not professional techie, but I expect that page not loading fully is what I am experiencing.
And thanks for getting back to me.
Yeah, I read a lot of other posts Re: why profiles is broke, I just wanted to register my vote in case enough folks say something, they might move this up in priority.

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It would be nice...
by John.Wilkinson / April 2, 2009 10:28 AM PDT
In reply to: NoSCript No

The original expectation was that it would have been done last year, but then the series of layoffs and new focus directed by CBS' acquisition of Cnet kept it from being completed as planned. Although I am sure we will all appreciate at least one of the projects which have recently been given priority, I too hope the profiles are completed soon.

As to the loading issue, check in the bottom left corner of Firefox's status bar and see what, if anything, it displays. If a page is still being downloaded or loaded, it should be stated there, giving an indication where the issue lies.


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Yep, Facebook
by Ol Rod / April 2, 2009 11:05 AM PDT
In reply to: It would be nice...

I think you have found it! On this feedback forum, it soon says Done. But when I go to the top and click on Forums it struggles to load, hangs on something about "pix" . Then I select Newbies forum and it hangs on "Read"
I really don't want to lower my security, so I guess I will just learn to endure the busy cursor. It is sort of nice to know what is doing it!
Again, thanks for the attention.

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No problem...
by John.Wilkinson / April 2, 2009 12:59 PM PDT
In reply to: Yep, Facebook

The goal is to have the script modified so that, if it doesn't load in a reasonable timeframe, it just moves on. Hopefully they'll get around to it soon.


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