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Flash and Scripting Errors on Chowhound

Dommy Jul 17, 2013 09:11 PM

In the last week or so, P and I have been having our browsers [Safari Firefox (Mac and PC) and IE] Slow to a halt with scripting errors and Flash problems.

A recent Error that Firefox for Mac displayed was:

"A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script will complete.

Script: http://choices.truste.com/ca?aid=pott... "

Stopping Flash sometimes fixes the problem but it takes a while for the command to run, if the browser doesn't crash first.

- Dommy!

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  1. Mattapoisett in LA RE: Dommy Jul 18, 2013 09:17 AM

    I Concur

    1. Engineering RE: Dommy Jul 18, 2013 01:26 PM

      This sounds like a broken ad. Do the ads on these pages ever load? If they do, could you provide a screen shot of the ads on any page(s) where this is happening? We can forward the information to our ad team to have this addressed.

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      1. re: Engineering
        Mattapoisett in LA RE: Engineering Jul 18, 2013 02:07 PM

        It will be hard since the browsers grind to a halt and the only way to restore is to kill the flash or which gives you a blank space with an error where the ad was or the browser crashes and must be restarted. I'll do my best to get an image. It does take a while for the problems to arise, maybe about 15 minutes of having a Chow/Chowhound page open. I tend to go through the boards and open threads as tabs then look at the threads so I may have 10-15 Chowhound threads open at once, then read them at my leisure. However that is not the way Dommy my wife reads Chowhound and she still has issues.

        1. re: Mattapoisett in LA
          Mattapoisett in LA RE: Mattapoisett in LA Jul 18, 2013 08:45 PM

          To answer your other question, the ads do seem to load then the problems occur.

        2. re: Engineering
          Foody4life RE: Engineering Jul 23, 2013 09:05 AM

          also experiencing navigation problems using IE10 on a Win7 pc.

          CH site navigates fine while reading posts off various boards, then when loading a random post, an Adobe flash ad will load 200+ times. Left clicking (or hovering) on left arrow to navigate back and you'll see the string of ad loads in the history.

          Here are the screen shots of the latest occurrence. Note the ads load ok and are Adobe flash for Hilton Hotel brands and LG.

          Have Adobe flash player 11.7.700 on this pc.

          1. re: Foody4life
            Dave MP RE: Foody4life Jul 23, 2013 10:18 AM

            The photo is too small to see the URL of the ad that loaded 200+ times. What's the URL that shows up in the history list of your last photo?

            Dave MP

            1. re: Dave MP
              Foody4life RE: Dave MP Jul 23, 2013 03:00 PM

              http://view.atdmt.com/CNT/iview/44554... (Alt+Left)

        3. Gio RE: Dommy Jul 18, 2013 01:50 PM

          I have been experiencing the very same thing. In fact, about 45 minutes ago I had to restart to access the site again. Now I know it's not my computer. PC/FF

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            PayOrPlay RE: Dommy Jul 18, 2013 02:24 PM

            Yes, I've had the same problem several times over the last couple of days with Flash scripts on chowhound pages.

            1. MidwesternerTT RE: Dommy Jul 19, 2013 06:41 PM

              Similar issue, using Opera browser that's worked flawlessly with Chowhound for months. Nice to know the issue is across multiple browsers -- hope it gets corrected soon.

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