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#1 OFFLINE   bobnielsen

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:48 PM

I am running into a persistent issue with dbstalk pages not loading. Whenever this happens, firefox displays "waiting for tag.contextweb.com". If I keep trying, the pages will eventually load but it is frustrating and getting worse with time.

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#2 OFFLINE   atti

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:07 PM

I was having the same problem. Installing Adblock Plus for Firefox seems to have fixed the issue for me.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:12 PM

I was having the same problem. Installing Adblock Plus for Firefox seems to have fixed the issue for me.


Thanks, worth a try. I realize that ads help support the website, but when they affect the functionality in this way they are counterproductive.

Installing the addon seems to have helped.

#4 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:24 PM

We are aware of the issue and working it now.

Thanks.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:36 PM

shocking...I mentioned tag.contextweb.com is the hoser a few weeks ago in the HD anticipation forum thats slowing the site down...was semi blown off...glad to see its being finally being addressed..

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:58 PM

Another workaround for Windows/Internet Explorer users: (Or any browser without a decent adblock plug in)

Open notepad.
Browse to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
Open the file called "hosts".

This file should look like this:

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
#	127.0.0.1       localhost
#	::1             localhost

At the bottom, just add this line:

127.0.0.1      contextweb.com

(NO # in front of that line)

And contextweb doesn't bother you any longer. This does not affect ads loaded through other adcontent providers.
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#7 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:07 PM

shocking...I mentioned tag.contextweb.com is the hoser a few weeks ago in the HD anticipation forum thats slowing the site down...was semi blown off...glad to see its being finally being addressed..


Now you know that the HD anticipation thread isn't the best place to report site issues. ;)

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:12 PM

Now you know that the HD anticipation thread isn't the best place to report site issues. ;)


I thought that someone in the know would of at least looked...guess not..:nono2:

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:21 PM

The HD Anticipation thread is lightly moderated, there are many threads that I read every (or close to) post in. That thread is more of a casual conversation thread that usually gets mod attention when someone reports a post. I'm not saying that we don't read it, just not as closely.

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#10 OFFLINE   David Bott

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:57 PM

So...Is it better now?

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 04:03 PM

So...Is it better now?

Edit: It worked great on this thread -- the first time. Went to another and then back here, still getting the waiting for tag.contextweb.com.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 04:31 PM

Then it must be something else as I have no ads from contextweb running. Cached maybe?

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 04:33 PM

It's now working fine for me... :confused:

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:06 PM

still hanging

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:42 PM

Try a cache clear.

Not serving any contextweb ads. So, not sure what you are seeing. Any other information you can provide would be great and I can try digging further. (Then again, unless I missed something.)

Thanks

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:46 PM

Working fine here.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:55 AM

Working fine here.

Likewise. No problem here either.

I suspect those with an issue need to clear their browser cache.
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 09:03 AM

its good now...i notice on page load you have other addresses that zip by likely for your ads...so as long as i cannot jot them down...looks like all is well

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:35 PM

Not working for Internet Explorer, but OK with Firefox. Cleared cache...didn't help.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:55 PM

Chris: There seem to be some IE browser freezes showing up.

I've seen it now too on 3 PCs with IE8 on 2 and IE9 on the other.
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