Advert-is-ments broken on Firefox/Mac



  • I can't get the page with the listing of threads to come up on Firefox 34.0.5 on Yosemite. I can read the individual threads, but the main page is blank. It does work on Safari.



  • @BetterJudgment,

    Sometimes I get blank posts on Safari until I re-load the page. Sometimes I need to wait a few seconds.



  • You're right, refreshing fixes it in Firefox as well. It's still strange that that page--and now this thread--consistently require a refresh, though.



  • It does the same with me on Chrome. I just reload.



  • I have a mac with Yosemite and running this site on Safari, Firefox and Chrome I don't seem to have any issues. Not sure what could be different.



  • The adverts board (and even looking at some adverts messages, like this one), is quite broken on Chrome for me.

    Reloading seeeeeems to fix it, sometimes, but it is a recurring problem.

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  • Okay, here's an experiment. I turned the normal hyphen (-) in the title to an en-dash (–) to see what happens.

    edit 1: nope. trying periods (.) instead of dashes (-).

    edit 2: nope, hmm.

    edit 3: changing 'advert-is-ments' to 'adver-tis-ments' seems to fix this.



  • It looks like a URL segment (post title or category) starting with "advert" is possibly triggering some kind of anti-advertising system that is blanking out the contents. No idea which ones.

    For example, a title of 'Advert*' is giving me the blank screen, but 'Adver-*' is not. @Glitch is not getting these pages blocked because he has no ad-blocker running in his web browser.

    Solution? Don't Do That.

    edit: I made the topic 'Advert-is-ments' again so people can test this out and report their findings here.



  • @Thenomain said:

    edit: I made the topic 'Advert-is-ments' again so people can test this out and report their findings here.

    I think you got it. "Aver-tis-ments" worked fine, and "Advert-is-ments" brought up a gray screen until I refreshed. Now that I've disabled AdBlock Plus on musoapbox.net, I can hit either page without any issues.


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