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Dec 10, 2013 05:37 AM

screen flashing off and on

sometimes the screen, rather most elements of it flash off and on.

header and black lines between posts don't flash.

now i'll have to pay better attention about what stays and what flashes.

very frustrating, and only happens occasionally.

mac user with safari.

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    1. top banner and top banner ad do not flash

      ad content on right flashes

      tweet button and box flash, but not "like" button/box

      lines between posts flash

      "trending" box area flashes

      1. …crickets….


        1. I'm also using Safari on a Mac. Used to have the screen go white when it flashed, now it's more subtle--looks more like it goes from plain to bold font (though that's definitely not it). Today it's so bad it's making me sick.

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          1. re: miss louella

            what is frustrating is that there is nothing from the site administrators even acknowledging this issue….

            1. re: alkapal

              Yes, very frustrating. But sadly not at all new. It's almost as if they don't understand that the site is nothing without their users.

              1. re: miss louella

                Hi all,

                I apologize for the delay in responding. Some of the flashing you are seeing could be caused by changes we made to improve pageload times. Depending on the speed of your internet connection, you might be seeing something different than what is intended, though.

                It would be helpful to know what pages you're looking at when you see these problematic flashes. I have also been using Safari on Mac, and am not seeing anything that's super noticeable.

                Dave MP

                1. re: Dave MP

                  It is still happening to me while viewing pretty much any thread on the Boston board.

                  Safari Version 5.1.10 (6534.59.10)
                  Mac OS Version 10.6.8
                  Intel Core 2 Duo
                  Very fast internet

                  There it is again! So, it happened on this thread, too.

                  1. re: Alcachofa

                    Hi Alcachofa. We haven't been seeing this, but we'll keep an eye on it. Thanks for the report.

                    1. re: DeborahL

                      I should add, it doesn't flash COMPLETELY on and off. It is just a flash, and then the text looks different. Also, post times overlap the first line of text in a reply.

          2. I just got a quick jump and flash while loading a page on Chrome Windows 7.

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            1. re: MplsM ary

              Has happened a few times now. Only happens on pages I have not visited before, or after clearing cache.