Front page holds my browser hostage


#1

When I load up SRK the frontpage will seize up until the page is fully loaded. I’m using chrome. I’m almost 100% positive this isn’t a PC issue because my PC is a beast


#2

This happens to me too, I try to refrain from even coming to this site anymore because of it. I better be ready to give up a minute or two of my life for this shit to load. Seems like this is just a Chrome issue because it’s not so bad on Firefox, but I wont be loading up Firefox just to visit SRK.


#3

When I use Opera on my tablet I get a similar effect.


#4

This also happens for me when i use Chrome. I notice that the memory usuage for Chrome also skyrockets while its holding my browser hostage


#5

Why not open this site in Firefox then?


#6

Because firefox is ass on every site and more ass the longer you leave it running.

Sent from my Gundam. In space. Beefin’.


#7

This also happens to me and i use Internet explorer.

If i click on a link to change page within about a 10 second period from intial loadup it’ll be okay but if i take longer it’ll freeze and i’ll have to wait for several minutes.


#8

I found the culprit, its the complex media bar


#9

We’re aware of the issue and are working on it.


#10

any ETA on a fix because its really REALLY irritating right now. I’ll buy some shirts if you fix it!


#11

Yeah, I avoid the front page at all costs now. Would love to see it fixed soon.


#12

We had some caching issues, but the problem should be gone now since we fixed them. If you’re still experiencing the issue, please let me know your OS and browser so I can try to replicate. Also tried deleting your cookies and cache in case the new code isn’t loading on your machine.


#13

It’s still severely laggy for me.


#14

I’m having the same problem too. I’m using IE8 with the latest updates on XP pro and my computer is beefy CPU/RAM wise. If I try to do anything before the page is fully loaded it gives me a message that a running script is in danger of slowing my computer until it is unresponsive. The thing is even if I click to not allow the script to run it still locks up and I have to close the page and wait for the ‘page is not responding’ message. I right clicked on wakeupSRK and opened it in a new window before the main screen locked up and that screen was okay but indeed the main page locked up. Pretty wierd.


#15

Edit…it is even doing it if I sit and let the whole page load. If I right click on a story fast enough I can open an individual article in a separate window and I have no problems viewing the article and comments, but right now the front page is not usable for me.


#16

Sounds like you need to get a better browser.


#17

Well this browser works flawlessly for every single other site I visit on the web so I’m pretty sure that IE8 is not the issue, but thank you for your thoughts on the matter.


#18

Still a problem.

Windows 7
Chrome 13.0.782.220 m

I’m almost 100% positive its the complex media bar. Any other site I go to that has it gives me the exact same issue


#19

I am having the exact same issue as Jakelin. I run Windows 7 64 IE 8. I have tried it with no addons and reset all browser settings/cleared cache/cookies. This is definately a site issue. I have had it for over a week and it made me change my home page away from SRK.


#20

I’m having the same issue except it’s happening on every page I view on this website, it wasn’t always like this for me though. For some reason the site works flawlessly when i’m on an ipod but I much prefer using my computer o_O