SEMIJim - you realize that you are advocating not using the most popular browser in the world - according to W3Counter - Global Web Stats
IE still accounts for 37.7%
of all browser use?
But it's no longer the majority
. And, yes, I realize it full well.
I don't use IE. (Wouldn't even if it did run on non-MS operating systems.) My wife doesn't use it, and hasn't ever. We don't use it at work, and never have. Not a single individual I know personally uses it. I don't think a single on-line colleague I know uses it.
I'd rather have the problem in sailnet.com fixed rather than change my web browser. I've accepted the consequences and don't visit this site as much anymore but still hope that admin fixes it. All the other forums a BBoards that I use work just fine with IE.
I'm signed up to literally dozens
of web boards. Boating of all kinds--power and sail. Firearms forums. Climbing forums. Home theater forums. Forums related to my avocation, which is all things computer and networking. Various other special interest forums. More run vBulletin than any other single web board sofware suite. But there are others represented, as well.
the browser troubles I ever see reported, trouble on the part of IE users is reported more often than that by the users of all the other browsers combined. Added to that is the fact that IE has an extra exploit vector, that none of the other browsers have.
So keep using it if you want. My recommendation, based on what I believe to be sound reasoning, is to use something else.