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article pages freeze for fifteen seconds

Just Some Guy 1 year ago in Website updated by pasta man 2 weeks ago 4

Within the last week, when I am viewing an article page in my regular browser it will refuse to scroll or respond for about fifteen seconds at a time.  Then it comes back and responds.  Then it freezes again.  Etc.  Something at your end has changed.  Yes, I have some common providers blocked on my regular browser, and that's what I guess is the problem, but it was fine until this week and I've changed nothing in the past month.

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Part of the problem is that Internet Explorer 11 does not perform well in general, and even though we load the article first and then other parts of the page, IE will not let you scroll even on a fast computer.   Performance is the key reason Microsoft replaced IE 11 with Edge in Windows 10.   Here is an experiment you can try, install Google chrome on your computer and compare its performance to the performance of IE 11 for all websites you use.

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Part of the problem is that Internet Explorer 11 does not perform well in general, and even though we load the article first and then other parts of the page, IE will not let you scroll even on a fast computer.   Performance is the key reason Microsoft replaced IE 11 with Edge in Windows 10.   Here is an experiment you can try, install Google chrome on your computer and compare its performance to the performance of IE 11 for all websites you use.

It seems to work better in Edge but I do not have my blocks set up there. I have Chrome loaded but don't use it unless I must because I don't have blocking set up there either.  My guess is still that this is a dependency I have blocked and you have recently added, and not a browser performance issue.  It's a fast workstation and browser performance as such is seldom an issue.

Not sure what sort of blocking you are using, but if your browser blocks critical parts of our page, it probably will not load smoothly.

I am using Microsoft Edge and the articles freeze and I get a "Recover Webpage" pop up.  Very frustrating.