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|09-08-2010 07:42 AM|
FYI - Google Chrome warns me NOT to visit Sailnet.
The diagnostic reads as follows:
|09-05-2010 08:29 AM|
I was having problems with the ads and the slowness until I downloaded Ad Block plus and subscribed to one of the filters that they suggested. Everything has been fine since then.
I appreciate this site and support SailNet whenever possible. I'm sorry to have to block some of the advertisers, but then I change channels on the TV when commercials come on too. This message board is something that I enjoy and it's pretty damn nice of the owners to provide it for us.
|09-05-2010 08:17 AM|
|smackdaddy||Dude how could anyone ever hassle you for downtime when you were out sailing on a holiday weekend? I mean really.|
|09-05-2010 07:51 AM|
we are continuing to work on this problem. sorry for the downtime last night. ugggh - got new cell phone and switched providers, thought I had updated my cell phone email address in all of our monitors but missed a few and sailnet was one of them and never got alert from monitoring system - my humblest apologies. On the other hand my new HTC Evo phone is very cool. I resisted touch screens for a while after winding up hating my 1st generation Iphone and traded that for a low tech phone with a keyboard. I'm still not a big fan of touch screen texting but the cool features outweigh the touch screen downsides.
in addition the winds were crazy great on the Chesapeake Bay yesterday - awesome in fact. Had the bay to ourselves - all the power boaters were afraid to come out.
|09-03-2010 12:29 PM|
we have identified the problem with the ad that is obscuring the drop down liat and are working with the advertiser to make a change to their ad - (it's a problem that can occur in flash files). As it relates to slowness, we are communicating with the ad serving company about these problem and hope to have a resolution sometime toward the end of next week.
|09-03-2010 09:04 AM|
|MARC2012||It is a shame that this site is so nonfunctional without fire fos and add block.mj|
|09-03-2010 08:14 AM|
I am likewise obliged to do things, as an IT guy, that I believe are inadvisable, so I know how it works.
|09-03-2010 08:07 AM|
Update your Firefox installation to v3.6.something and check for an updated Adobe Flash plugin. If that still doesn't do it, get and install Adblock Plus, identify the site from which the Flash advert is originating, and add it to the list of blocked sites. But an updated Firefox and Flash plugin should fix the problem.
My point being: Go ahead and send another note to Admin, but don't hold your breath. (I suspect he doesn't really have any control over the situation. I suspect he's got clueless PHBs telling him "Do this. We don't wanna hear about problems.")
|09-03-2010 08:05 AM|
"Near as I can tell, the owners of SN don't much care if the adverts adversely affect the functionality of the site."
That simply is not true that the owners of SailNet do not care much. There has been repeated and near continuous efforts by the SailNet Web Staff to address these issues, including dropping an adverstiser whose ads especially contributed to the problem.
|09-03-2010 07:56 AM|
I had that problem with the version of Firefox I was using. Updated it to a later version: Problem solved.
Before then, the way I solved it was I turned off Flash, moused over the menu, saved the URL from that menu item and stuck it in my bookmarks, then used the bookmark. (At some point later I'd remember to turn Flash back on... eventually.)
Since then the advert site that serves those must've been one of the ones really slowing things down and it got added to my Adblock Plus list, because I see those not at all anymore.
Near as I can tell, the owners of SN don't much care if the adverts adversely affect the functionality of the site. There has been a nearly constant stream of valid (IMO) complaints, for a couple years, now, about how they really mess things up, but the site's owners keep doing it, anyway. *shrug* It's their site and it's free to us, so can't really bitch.
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