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Weird loading issue with "my Chow"

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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    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. 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. 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. 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

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

          2. 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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            1. re: LNG212

              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

                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.

                1. re: liu

                  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

                    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.