Unresponsive script messages just on pcadvisor

  grumpy-git 11:35 18 Oct 2013
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This is getting bad, just tried to post this topic & it seemed to fail.

Every time I load a pcadvisor page Firefox hangs with "unresponsive script". Is it all the adverts loading or somethin else?

See if it works this time.

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  wee eddie 12:19 18 Oct 2013
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It's all the Adverts. IDG have been trying to monetise the Site and, in my opinion, have allowed too many badly scripted Adverts.

While it will not help IDG's profits I would recommend anyone with a download speed of less that 10Mbps to download Adblock Plus. This link is one for IE - as the BBC says, 'Other flavours are available' from this supplier.

My opinion is the I have no argument with having adverts on the Site, just that they need to be fast to load. However some of the current adverts carry such a load of 'Add-Ons' that they bog the site down to unacceptable loading speeds. In classic terms, Pyrrhus's victories in Southern Italy come to mind.

  Woolwell 12:28 18 Oct 2013

I got the script error even with Adblock plus. This is the only site I use it on. The site is frequently unresponsive and slow. On the iPad I get a pop-up ad for HP printer which comes up far too regularly and has to be closed before I can view any page on this site, not just the forums. I get the impression that the ad designers are trying to be far too clever and get it wrong.

  grumpy-git 13:45 18 Oct 2013

Thanks.

At least it's not just my laptop grinding to a halt on every pcadvisor page that loads.

I find it very irritating though!

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  tullie 14:53 18 Oct 2013

Does this help? click here

  grumpy-git 15:03 18 Oct 2013

Thanks Tullie, I did read that after some searching before creating this topic, but an hour or so ago I took wee eddie's advice and the problem is solved. The pages load in record time & without hanging.

So thanks wee eddie!

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  ened 15:27 18 Oct 2013

grumpy-git This must be the slowest site I visit - I use Chrome. I have been trying to respond to your Hard drive thread and it has been hit and miss!

  woodchip 18:30 18 Oct 2013

I could not login yesterday no matter how I tried, With Java Script turned off, or on did not make an hapeth. I gave up in the end

I was getting Error Code Pages etc

  grumpy-git 10:18 28 Oct 2013

As mentioned in a my pc freeze topic recently, I had to remove adblock plus, but Bluhell seems to work just as well, without the pc locking up.

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