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Weird loading issue with "my Chow"

janetofreno Jul 13, 2007 10:05 AM

If I click on "my Chow" (or click on another users name to see their "my Chow" I get a big box of the dreaded maroon (or whatever we decided that annoying reddish color that was introduced with the updated site is called...) blocking off some of the posts. Its like the bar that contains the words "Recipes" "Boards" "Stories" etc is expanded to become a big square. It will start out covering about five of the first posts listed, then it will start shrinking.......until it is a bar covering about one post about two inches down. Then it will linger for a second or two before disappearing. I would say that overall it takes about 15 seconds to disappear. Very, VERY annoying. Its as if my own posts are being censored by the big red square. Anyone else experiencing this?? Chowstaff??

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  1. ElsieDee RE: janetofreno Jul 13, 2007 10:36 AM


    Same issues on my end, JanetofReno - ugly maroon blob in the middle of the screen. I've actually found that refreshing/reloading the page seems to help, but that's a PITA,

    1. AmyH RE: janetofreno Jul 13, 2007 10:52 AM

      I've been seeing it, too. Only occasionally, though, and I'm not sure what brings it on. Refreshing the page does help, but with the uber-slow loading times, it truly is a PITA (thanks ElsieDee).

      1. liu RE: janetofreno Jul 13, 2007 12:39 PM

        Hello Tech Help and Fellow 'Hounds!
        I am experiencing the same problem. I completely shut down last night and restarted this morning, but no improvement. It is a problem only with the "My Chow" board.

        If anyone has any other suggestions, please do post...and thanks!

        1. ChinoWayne RE: janetofreno Jul 13, 2007 12:40 PM

          Same issue for me, I emailed a screen shot to Cnet. It is not actually a "blob" or "box", it appears to be the Cnet/Chow default background displaying, without overlaying the index of posts. But if I scroll down past it, the posts will display, then I can scroll back up and see what should have displayed up top. But then in the same "session", moving my cursor around I can cause the index to disappear again.

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          1. re: ChinoWayne
            liu RE: ChinoWayne Jul 13, 2007 12:42 PM

            ChinoWayne -- I am glad to be in good company on this one, and thanks for sending them a screen!

          2. LNG212 RE: janetofreno Jul 13, 2007 12:42 PM

            i was getting a big red blob too. at first nothing was helping it. but then yesterday i noticed a little tiny circle with an "x" in it in the upper right corner. when i click on that the blob disappears. don't know if this is the same thing you are experiencing.

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              flourgirl RE: LNG212 Jul 13, 2007 03:35 PM

              I am having the same problem - the "my chow" board is taking an excruciatingly long time to load. It's loading from the bottom up so there is a big area of empty maroon background visible at the top of the page until the whole board finally loads. It's really annoying.

              1. re: flourgirl
                liu RE: flourgirl Jul 13, 2007 04:39 PM

                flourgirl -- You have described the problem well, but my "My Chow" never fills in the top part unless I move the mouse over the blank space.

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                  flourgirl RE: liu Jul 13, 2007 05:20 PM

                  The problem I'm having just started yesterday. Never had to move my mouse over any blank space. This is definitely new. I did try as LNG212 suggested and clicked on the little tiny red circle with an "x" in it and that makes the page load right away. But why didn't I have to do this before yesterday?

                  1. re: flourgirl
                    LNG212 RE: flourgirl Jul 13, 2007 08:13 PM

                    Yeah, that's what I've been wondering too. I never had to do that before. And even though it works, it's a bit annoying.

            2. Engineering RE: janetofreno Jul 14, 2007 02:12 AM

              Deployed a fix earlier this evening.

              Let us know if it doesn't help.

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              1. re: Engineering
                janetofreno RE: Engineering Jul 14, 2007 08:17 AM

                Thanks...I noticed it last night!! Perfect, guys!

                1. re: Engineering
                  ChinoWayne RE: Engineering Jul 14, 2007 11:22 AM

                  Everything looks back to normal this morning.

                  1. re: Engineering
                    liu RE: Engineering Jul 14, 2007 10:23 PM

                    Saturday evening -- I'm good!


                  2. AmyH RE: janetofreno Aug 20, 2007 08:18 AM

                    It's doing it again! The maroon blob is blocking off the bottom posts again. If I reload it disappears, but it's annoying. Can the chowstaff make it go away again? Please?

                    1. ambrose RE: janetofreno Aug 20, 2007 02:22 PM

                      Yup, it's the Return of the Blob! Noticed it this morning and it's still there ten hours later.

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                        Jacquilynne RE: ambrose Aug 22, 2007 10:37 AM

                        Are you still seeing this? It seems to have gone away again for me.

                        -- Jacquilynne, Community Manager for Chowhound

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                          AmyH RE: Jacquilynne Aug 22, 2007 10:52 AM

                          I saw it this morning, but have not seen it this afternoon.

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                            ambrose RE: Jacquilynne Aug 22, 2007 12:38 PM

                            No, I am not seeing it but it still seems to be lurking (see AmyH's post above this one).

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