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System hangs for anybody else when trying to post?

  1. Aug 19, 2016 #1

    jim hardy

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    I compose, click "post" and nothing happens just a litt;le gray icon in upper right shows dots moving across it as if something were happening.
    If i get mad and hit "reply" a half dozen times, then several posts appear and i have to delete the duplicates.
    If i close the browser and reload PF there's my post

    It's intermittent,
    right this minute my last post shows in "Random Thoughts" and is also in "reply" area as if still pending .

    Started several days ago.
     
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  3. Aug 19, 2016 #2

    dlgoff

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    Just happened to me replying to one of your post. Makes me wonder ... :olduhh:
     
  4. Aug 19, 2016 #3

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    I see this fairly often. Anecdotally, it happens when I'm behind a NAT router and a lossy internet connection.
     
  5. Aug 20, 2016 #4

    OCR

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    Yup... exactly as you describe it.
    http://testmy.net/db/X9oq4sAQ5

    I've got FTTP with decent speed, so I don't think it's a bad internet connection, but...[COLOR=#black]..[/COLOR]:oldconfused:


    Another odd thing happens... right at midnight, for me anyway. I seem to lose my connection to this forum, and this one only... it stays that way for right about one or two minutes, then it's fine... ?
     
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  6. Aug 20, 2016 #5

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    Oh yeah.
     
  7. Aug 20, 2016 #6

    jim hardy

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    Other weird things happen .
    I ordered a truck shop manual yesterday from an Ebay seller in Texas, USPS notification says it's being shipped from England . ????
    A "Rocket Propellant Handbook" i ordered from Powell's in Oregon took a month to arrive and was postmarked Ohio.. So i took "Plutonium Handbook" off my wish list.

    NSA ? I'd be flattered...
     
  8. Aug 20, 2016 #7

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    Used to be there was basically one middleman, with the internet who knows how many ?:wideeyed: and if Trump gets elected he might switch it off :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Aug 20, 2016 #8

    jim hardy

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    which might be a good thing...

    51aJ166K6HL._SX313_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
     
  10. Aug 28, 2016 #9

    jim hardy

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    Testing, after "restore firewall defaults"
     
  11. Aug 28, 2016 #10

    jim hardy

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    wow, it worked instantly. No delay, no double post.

    Tip of the hat to @dlgoff !

    Hmm auto-complete for @user seems to not work though.
    Computers are just that way.
     
  12. Aug 28, 2016 #11

    Mark44

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    For me it happens at 11pm, PDT, and you're one time zone to the east from me, so it would be midnight for you. That's when the PF server reboots.
     
  13. Aug 28, 2016 #12

    OCR

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    That's right... :ok:

    I thought it might be something like that... thanks.
     
  14. Aug 28, 2016 #13

    dlgoff

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    I'm still having a few issues. Will add to our conversation. lots to figure.
     
  15. Aug 28, 2016 #14

    jim hardy

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    it's back to old tricks again

    computers are just that way. Never trust one with anything. Period.
     
  16. Aug 28, 2016 #15
    I find reloading the page takes care of the issue every time, try that right after clicking "post"
     
  17. Aug 28, 2016 #16

    OCR

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    Yeah, it sure seems to... :thumbup: That's what I've been doing, anyway... :ok:
     
  18. Aug 28, 2016 #17

    jim hardy

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    except when your post in progress disappears and you lose 2 hours of typing.

    Anybody tried uninstalling "alljoyn router" ? It looks to be a promiscuous add-on.
     
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  20. Aug 28, 2016 #19

    Nugatory

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    Do a "select-all" followed by a "copy" before you risk the reload, and you'll be able to paste it back in after the reload. I do this routinely when I'm using my ancient iPad/Safari and posting wants to hang.

    With newer browsers, the forum software's automatic draft save works well as long as your Internet connection stays up.
     
  21. Aug 28, 2016 #20

    OCR

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    I won't and really can't vouch for this at all, but it might be something to take a look at... it's about 20 minutes long, and click Show More...

    What Windows 10 Services Can I Disable?
     
  22. Aug 28, 2016 #21

    OCR

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    Yeah, I haven't had a post in progress disappear on PF, yet... :olduhh:

    I've had it happen on other ones, though... :headbang:[COLOR=#black]...[/COLOR] :oldgrumpy:
     
  23. Aug 28, 2016 #22

    OCR

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    Mine is set to Manual start...

    upload_2016-8-28_21-58-37.png
     
  24. Aug 28, 2016 #23

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  25. Aug 29, 2016 #24

    dlgoff

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    Be careful, these settings can be redone fairly easily, but security permission settings will give your computer problems and you down-time, hence why I'm just now replying. :blushing:

    Here you go:
    Profiles.jpg

    Takes you to:
    Block-Allow.jpg
     
  26. Aug 29, 2016 #25

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    I'm working with a clean slate. Is this what you're seeing? dots.gif That's Greg's image, so I feel safe. :bow:

    Edit:
    BTW @Greg Bernhardt, when posting this reply, the "dot thingy" remained on the window and the window never refreshed so I thought I was still in reply/edit mode (it got posted as viewed from another tab). I left clicked on the .gif and inspected the element and deleted the node then I could refresh the page.
     
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