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HELP !! (FR only comes up one of every three times I try to go to it.)
ML/NJ

Posted on 03/26/2012 2:22:20 PM PDT by ml/nj

Yes, I'm logged in.

Something happened to my computer when I went to some site where I was supposed to be able to view sports events from around the world. Afterward I ran Malwarebytes and Spybot and I think they each got rid of something. I've cleared my cache.

But I'm still having incredible difficulty with FR. This has been going on for more than a week. Google and my email site always come up as does most everything else I go to. When I've tried other computers I never have a problem (except when FR is really down). This is a Windows 7 computer with IE-9. Suggestions to get an Apple Computer or to use Firefox or Chrome will not be appreciated, but other ideas will.

ML/NJ


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1 posted on 03/26/2012 2:22:26 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

You clicked on a blog.

That mess will jack you up, tell you what.


2 posted on 03/26/2012 2:24:36 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: ml/nj

FR has been a little slow past few hours ,kind of on and off


3 posted on 03/26/2012 2:25:28 PM PDT by molson209
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To: ml/nj

I don’t think it’s your computer.

I think FR’s servers are getting fuzzy again. I’m getting slow responses to even no responses.


4 posted on 03/26/2012 2:25:42 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: ml/nj

what was the name of the site?
Have you ‘wound back’ on system restore?


5 posted on 03/26/2012 2:27:09 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: ml/nj

I’d make sure you don’t have a virus. run your AV program or better yet build a MS system sweeper thumb drive on a different ,system if you can, and then boot from the thumb drive.


6 posted on 03/26/2012 2:28:14 PM PDT by waynesa98
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To: ml/nj

yeah...it’s sorta slow...


7 posted on 03/26/2012 2:30:21 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: ml/nj

I would lose connection while posting...comes and goes


8 posted on 03/26/2012 2:31:18 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: ml/nj

Mine has been slow to load for some time. I just have to wait. I get anxious and try again only to have to start the wait over again. It appears to have gone back to AT and T and then suddenly appears. I am getting more patient!

One more fund drive and new equipment and servers may help.


9 posted on 03/26/2012 2:32:29 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: ml/nj

It’s working OK now, but I was unable to bring up any articles just a little while ago, when I tried. If FR is slow and everything else works, then probably it’s a problem with FR, most of the timee.


10 posted on 03/26/2012 2:34:50 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ml/nj

I think the FR squirrels, gerbils, and assorted rodents that power the servers are on coffee break right now.


11 posted on 03/26/2012 2:35:42 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Cicero
I'm not talking about every once in a while. I have to open three or four instances of IE before I get one that hits. When I go to a different computer (all talking to the same IP) I have yet to experience the same problem.

ML/NJ

12 posted on 03/26/2012 2:40:30 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

My wife was having the same problem using IE and I had her try Firefox and the problem went away. You could try Firefox and go from there...


13 posted on 03/26/2012 2:46:25 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: scripter

Slow for the past couple of days, then no connection several times in the past few hours. Tried IE9, Opera, and Chrome, all with the same results.


14 posted on 03/26/2012 2:49:20 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: scripter
My wife was having the same problem using IE and I had her try Firefox and the problem went away. You could try Firefox and go from there...

I wonder. Do you have difficulty with the English language?

ML/NJ

15 posted on 03/26/2012 3:07:00 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

Your computer is probably set to time out of a connection quicker than others. How to fix that... I haven’t a clue.

But that’s what it sounds like to me.


16 posted on 03/26/2012 3:08:01 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: gogogodzilla
It takes longer to get on the website no matter which browser is used, has been for a long time now. At least a couple of month or more.

At work, at home, it's the same story. I don't know what's going on with the website but it needs some attention, that's for sure.

17 posted on 03/26/2012 3:17:07 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: ml/nj
You said:
I'm not talking about every once in a while. I have to open three or four instances of IE before I get one that hits. When I go to a different computer (all talking to the same IP) I have yet to experience the same problem.

That is the exact same problem my wife was having with IE and nobody else saw the problem on any of the other computers we have here. Maybe you're the one having difficulty with the English language?

18 posted on 03/26/2012 3:24:39 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: 3D-JOY; Jim Robinson

Good Lord, people complaining about Freep being slow ...this isn’t Google with all its money!

I think Jim is doing an awesome job!

To all..quit whining and start contributing more. ha.


19 posted on 03/26/2012 3:27:25 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: Magic Fingers

I’m not seeing any speed or connection problems. Sometimes it seems a little slow, sometimes not so much. Lately I haven’t noticed any difference. Could be a number of things.


20 posted on 03/26/2012 3:28:57 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: scripter
Hey Peabrain: Please tell me what you do not understand about: "Suggestions to get an Apple Computer or to use Firefox or Chrome will not be appreciated, but other ideas will."

ML/NJ

21 posted on 03/26/2012 3:31:53 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: scripter

I don’t think it is Firefox, as that is what I use exclusively and it is just plain very slow to refresh or initially get on.

I have frequently counted to 15 or 20 before FR comes refreshes.

I have tested this with my Samsung 10” tab...that is virtually instantaneous.

I have tested this with my Sprint EVO android phone, both in 3G or 4G, again much faster than my desktop.

My desktop is modern, my net connection thru cox cable is very fast (my tab & phone use my in house wireless connection).

This has bothered me for many, many months and I have started a thread (but not completed) many time to try to explain this.

It appears other Freepers have the same/similar problem!


22 posted on 03/26/2012 3:34:37 PM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: Seeking the truth

It just took 12 seconds to refresh my response after hitting post/post!


23 posted on 03/26/2012 3:36:01 PM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: ml/nj
What types of weird international sports are you into that you needed to go to this odd site?


24 posted on 03/26/2012 3:37:37 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Good Lord, people complaining about Freep being slow

How STUPID!

I'm not complaining about FR being slow. I'm having a problem with one of my computers, which just happens to be the one I use the most often. I thought maybe some clever FReeper might have a suggestions for me. But sadly, I mostly gotten responses like yours.

If it were some problem with FR being slow, it would also slow on my other computers. Duh!

ML/NJ

25 posted on 03/26/2012 3:39:01 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

Are you logged in as yourself?


26 posted on 03/26/2012 3:41:42 PM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Lazlo in PA
What types of weird international sports are you into that you needed to go to this odd site?

I have to congratulate you for having the first post on this thread which actually addresses my initial post.

And since you asked, I was looking for a UVa basketball game which wasn't being shown where I live but I knew was on down in Virginia.

ML/NJ

27 posted on 03/26/2012 3:45:04 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj
FR's been grinding the past few days, but more so this afternoon.
I have a relatively fast pipe and was having refreshes hang for up to ~45sec before either blinking in or timing out.
Sent the Robs an email about it .. haven't heard back, but am quite sure they're aware of it.

So no, it's not just you, any bugs you might've picked up notwithstanding.

28 posted on 03/26/2012 3:57:30 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq !)
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To: ml/nj
.. and I of course did NOT read the entire thread before posting !    
29 posted on 03/26/2012 4:02:16 PM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq !)
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To: bmwcyle

He says he is timed out and doesn’t know where he put the timer control.


30 posted on 03/26/2012 4:06:48 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: ml/nj

I was tresponding to the people who were yammering about “Freeeper seems slow again today.” not your personal computer problems, which I hope you can get fixed.


31 posted on 03/26/2012 4:07:27 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: ml/nj
So I missed the very last line in your original post yet I was replying to post 12.

For that you insult me twice. Nice.

32 posted on 03/26/2012 4:25:36 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: Seeking the truth
Hmm. I thought some people coming from certain parts of the country might be connecting to FR through some busy or slow routers/switches, but that's not it. For me it hasn't sped up or slowed down at all — I'm using a Mac with a very fast 'net connection.

I don't know how John Robinson handles incoming requests. That is, he might be running verifications against the HTTP user agent info. Mine looks like this:

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0
Some people code to parse that info and depending on what the parsers return, take certain action. That could be it or something else entirely.
33 posted on 03/26/2012 4:40:22 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: scripter
So I missed the very last line in your original post yet I was replying to post 12. For that you insult me twice. Nice.

Hey @$$hat! For a guy who doubled down, insulted ME, and admits that he didn't read all of the six line post (depending upon your window size) that is the basis of this thread, I think you need to look elsewhere for entertainment. You could have just apologized when it became obvious to you that you had made a mistake, and that would have been the end of it, but you didn't. Maybe you would be happier on some lib site?

ML/NJ

34 posted on 03/26/2012 4:57:34 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Seeking the truth

How long does it take just to refresh the page without posting a comment? For me it takes about 1-2 seconds.


35 posted on 03/26/2012 4:58:20 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: ml/nj
I'm trying to help with your vanity and you respond with insults and name calling. That's a great way to get help with your problem.

So far you've asked if I had difficulty with the English language and you've called me peabrain and @$$hat.

Maybe you'll have a better day tomorrow.

36 posted on 03/26/2012 5:04:23 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
I was tresponding to the people who were yammering about “Freeeper seems slow again today.” not your personal computer problems, which I hope you can get fixed.

Well, thanks for your hopes. (Honestly, I've had enough Hope for a while, but that has nothing to do with you.)

But I addressed my comment to you because you addressed your comment to me. That's how things work here.

ML/NJ

37 posted on 03/26/2012 5:04:29 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj
HELP !! (FR only comes up one of every three times I try to go to it.)

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice. -or-

Jim Thompson, Jim Thompson, Jim Thompson!

38 posted on 03/26/2012 5:05:37 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: ml/nj

FR certainly has it’s moments. Believe the quarterly fundraiser goal was upped and met last time with the idea of replacing servers at some point. I don’t think anything of consequence has actually been done in some time, it’s operating on a wing and a prayer. Just my opinion.


39 posted on 03/26/2012 5:15:21 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: ml/nj

Do you have Norton? Dump it. Completely off your system...


40 posted on 03/26/2012 5:20:42 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Caipirabob
Do you have Norton?

Nope. Haven't had any Norton stuff (for more than a half hour anyway with a new computer) since the Norton Utilities for DOS. They were pretty useful. But thanks for trying to come up with something that I might have wrong on my computer here.

ML/NJ

41 posted on 03/26/2012 5:32:49 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

I too have had enough “hope and change”..ha/

the internet is great, but I too get sooo frustrated when I have a hard time naivgating even the most seemingly simple things, and then out of nowhere I get jammed up.

I am sorry if I offended you. Things are getting tense all over this country, and the stress sometimes gets to me. That’s an explanation, not an excuse, for me popping off sometimes on Freeper.


42 posted on 03/26/2012 6:22:03 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie; Jim Robinson

OK...I’ll make another donation! LOL

I did not mean to complain...just explain what I have learned, to wait for it to load, and not cancel my own effort.

You are right...They do an awesome job and that is why I have been here and active for so many years!


43 posted on 03/26/2012 8:19:01 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

suck-up


44 posted on 03/26/2012 9:01:17 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Jim Robinson; All
For anyone who cares I've sort of solved my problem (which was even worse this morning).

It involved making the "ReceiveTimeout" setting for Internet Explorer larger. I couldn't find this by searching the IE Help, but there is a registry setting for it. The registry key is HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\InternetSettings\ReceiveTimeout

On my machine and configuration, at least, it had a default setting of 10 seconds. (The value itself is specified in milliseconds so it was 0x2710 = 10,000.) I changed it to 30 seconds and now FR almost always comes up, albeit after 25 seconds or so but at least it comes up.

(I do not regularly have this problem with other websites.)

ML/NJ

45 posted on 03/27/2012 12:10:09 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Outlaw Woman; Admin Moderator

really classy.


46 posted on 03/27/2012 2:31:41 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: ml/nj

When I was little my eyes were bright green, but now that I’m a little older they’re more aquamarine. Weird.


47 posted on 03/27/2012 2:36:56 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

As they say around here: lighten up Francis/Frances


48 posted on 03/27/2012 4:03:47 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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