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Posted on 03/05/2014 2:47:55 AM PST by WinMod70

Lately I find The Blaze website extremely frustrating to visit. Almost every time I go to the site it locks up my browser (FireFox)at home and at work on IE. Am I the only one? I have no problems on any other websites. The only way I get out of it is to cancel out in task manager. My guess is it has something to do with the annoying pop-ups or possibly some of the ads the Blaze uses.


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1 posted on 03/05/2014 2:47:55 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: WinMod70

Solution> Don’t go to the Blaze website.


2 posted on 03/05/2014 2:49:17 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: WinMod70

i think its to do with the auto play videos. if i recall someone here had the addons to chrome/firefox (not sure on IE) that stopped them playing and more importantly trying to play or pinging them. i will see can i hunt it out again for you.


3 posted on 03/05/2014 2:51:29 AM PST by Irishguy
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To: WinMod70

There are certain websites I no longer even attempt to visit. Most of it has to do with the pop-ups and auto-play videos that take the pages forever to load.

The Blaze happens to be one of those pages. It isn’t worth the time to sit there and wait for everything to load or worse have everything on their site freeze up my computer.

Most times I can find the information elsewhere and with less hassle.


4 posted on 03/05/2014 2:55:29 AM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: WinMod70

Yep. Got so bad, I don’t even go there anymore. Seems to me the auto play videos were the biggest PITA; running even when clicking to a different tab. I run FireFox, mostly, but had the same issues on IE.
Solution? Stop visiting the site. Enough hit-count reduction, and even Glenn will have to take a look...


5 posted on 03/05/2014 2:56:44 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Bullish

Agree. The content is great, but isn’t worth the hassle and frustrations.


6 posted on 03/05/2014 3:00:49 AM PST by Jacquerie (Article V.)
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To: WinMod70

I avoid the blaze if I can for all of those reasons.


7 posted on 03/05/2014 3:02:59 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: WinMod70

happens to me also. Between that and the sappy “get out your tissue” stories, and article titles that can’t even tell you what the story is about, the site is a total joke on most days.

And this is supposed to be a conservative answer to HuffPo?

And all of the ads! Cheap looking and tacky. Their overabundance is what slows browsers down the most.


8 posted on 03/05/2014 3:03:24 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: WinMod70
It loaded ok for me just now on Waterfox but Ghostery shows 15 things blocked. I did have to close the ad at the beginning (automatically closes after xx seconds) but the rest was fine.

I would suggest installing Ghostery and block everything you don't really need (trackers).

9 posted on 03/05/2014 3:04:41 AM PST by Abby4116
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To: WinMod70

Loads OK for me on Safari (very “busy” & distracting tho. w/pop-up windows & all). It uses a lot of Javascript...is your browser Javascript (not Java) turned on?


10 posted on 03/05/2014 3:11:36 AM PST by Drago
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To: WinMod70

I haven’t had that problem there, I go there rarely but have never had a problem.

But, I do have that exact same problem very, very often at Hot Air. In fact, I go there a lot less, and always with fingers crossed. Sometimes I get that message about stopping a “script” from running and I can stop it, but most of the time it’s Task Master to close it all down.

Less frequently I have similar problems at National Review, but they are not so bad as what happens at Hot Air.


11 posted on 03/05/2014 3:16:12 AM PST by jocon307
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To: WinMod70

More often than not I had the same problem........it’s a pain in the neck so I avoid going there anymore.


12 posted on 03/05/2014 3:19:06 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: WinMod70

Don’t trust Glenn Beck. Never give him any personal information or credit card numbers.


13 posted on 03/05/2014 3:19:22 AM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: WinMod70
As a side note, I've been unable to reply to Youtube comments sinch they were taken over by Google +

I've been trying to find out how to fix that problem so when I do a search, it take me to a Google + forum but every time I click on it my system gets locked and I have to end it via task master......

14 posted on 03/05/2014 3:22:06 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: iowamark

It appears many are visiting number two news site

1 | HuffingtonPost
36 - eBizMBA Rank | 105,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 18 - Compete Rank | 15 - Quantcast Rank | 74 - Alexa Rank | Updated: March 1, 2014.
The Most Popular Political Sites | eBizMBA

2 | The Blaze
313 - eBizMBA Rank | 25,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 284 - Compete Rank | 61 - Quantcast Rank | 594 - Alexa Rank | Updated: March 1, 2014.
The Most Popular Political Sites | eBizMBA

3 | Drudge Report
347 - eBizMBA Rank | 21,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 500 - Compete Rank | 128 - Quantcast Rank | 414 - Alexa Rank | Updated: March 1, 2014.
The Most Popular Political Sites | eBizMBA

4 | Breitbart
903 - eBizMBA Rank | 12,500,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 697 - Compete Rank | NA - Quantcast Rank | 1,109 - Alexa Rank | Updated: March 1, 2014.
The Most Popular Political Sites | eBizMBA

5 | NewsMax
914 - eBizMBA Rank | 12,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 178 - Compete Rank | 1,117 - Quantcast Rank | 1,447 - Alexa Rank | Updated: March 1, 2014.
The Most Popular Political Sites | eBizMBA

6 | Politico
924 - eBizMBA Rank | 11,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 985 - Compete Rank | 163 - Quantcast Rank | 1,624 - Alexa Rank | Updated: March 1, 2014.
The Most Popular Political Sites | eBizMBA


15 posted on 03/05/2014 3:28:45 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: WinMod70

Try installing Flashblock and NoScript extensions. It does help, but read the documentation because I am sure there are some sites you visit where you will want full functionality. You have better control with these extensions.


16 posted on 03/05/2014 3:33:52 AM PST by grimalkin (We are a nation under God. If we ever forget this, we are a nation gone under. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: VanDeKoik
and article titles that can’t even tell you what the story is about

You can thank that awful viralnova for starting that trend...

"They thought it was just a bookcase, BUT LOOK WHAT'S INSIDE"

GAAAH! Just tell me what the story's about! "Couple finds secret room behind bookcase" would be MUCH better.
17 posted on 03/05/2014 3:42:17 AM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: WinMod70

Drudge has become a nightmare as well. Too many ads. That’s a pity as I used to go there everyday.


18 posted on 03/05/2014 3:45:01 AM PST by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: WinMod70

Breitbart is better, imo.


19 posted on 03/05/2014 3:46:01 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: WinMod70

Same here ... there is just too much going on in the background ... Glenn should realize that not everyone has a brand new computer.


20 posted on 03/05/2014 3:46:03 AM PST by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Abby4116

Wow Ghostery works like a champ. Thank you.

Thanks to all who replied.


21 posted on 03/05/2014 3:52:56 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: WinMod70
Install the Ad Block Plus add-on to your browser.

It's very effective in blocking advertisements. And you can add your own filters as well.

I'm on an old 56K dial up line and can use all the help I can get.

I just loaded the Blaze homepage. Took 10 seconds which is pretty fast for my connection. I have added custom filters to Ad Block Plus to achieve this "speed."

22 posted on 03/05/2014 3:55:13 AM PST by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: WinMod70

Lately?
I use Firefox and I’ve always had problems with the Blaze website.

I just don’t go there. Tired of the lockups.


23 posted on 03/05/2014 4:03:52 AM PST by Rich21IE
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To: PubliusMM
Enough hit-count reduction, and even Glenn will have to take a look...

And after he finishes crying, he will conclude that the problem is not enough auto-play videos.

24 posted on 03/05/2014 4:10:26 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: stilloftyhenight

I have to refresh over and over to get it to load and be active...glad I am not alone!


25 posted on 03/05/2014 4:11:41 AM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: WinMod70

I had the same problem last night using IE 11. It happened just after a pop up.


26 posted on 03/05/2014 4:22:58 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: WinMod70

I use Waterfox. I have the Adblock Plus add-on, and when some kind of stupid ad starts somewhere on the page, I do a right-click on the mouse, and select the option to ad this to my filters.

I admit, on some websites, should I do that same action, it cancels all the information and news on that page.

WeaselZipper is one that I had to give up, because of that setup listed above.

Both the Drudge Report and The Dead Pelican, use the same website builder, and therefore, have the same ‘blocking’ malfunctions.


27 posted on 03/05/2014 4:23:30 AM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: WinMod70

“The Blaze” is pop-up hell. I avoid it.


28 posted on 03/05/2014 4:24:04 AM PST by John Freeman
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To: WinMod70

I stopped visiting when they went with the click bait headlines. Instead of telling you what the story is about, they’ll write something like, “You are not going to believe what this mother did... Click here.”


29 posted on 03/05/2014 4:30:47 AM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: nhwingut
What an 8 year old did at a baseball game, that melted the hearts of a town, will leave you breathless. Get out the tissues, you will get why this went viral!!

Click on link. Kid only sang a verse from some Disney movie song and then threw up. Thanks, Glenn.
30 posted on 03/05/2014 4:42:27 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: nhwingut

I stopped visiting because of the click bait headlines too! Can’t stand them


31 posted on 03/05/2014 4:42:55 AM PST by bigtoona
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To: VanDeKoik

Exactly... The headlines from the blaze are written for teenagers.


32 posted on 03/05/2014 4:48:02 AM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: EBH

This is why I love FR—no annoying pop-ups or script.


33 posted on 03/05/2014 4:53:47 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: WinMod70

Try the NoScript add-on. Should fix the issue.


34 posted on 03/05/2014 5:04:19 AM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: Bullish

No kidding! “Sky is falling” Glenn Beck is so desperate for hits revenue he won’t let go.


35 posted on 03/05/2014 5:20:18 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: WinMod70

Christian Post and Townhall make my computer sound like a whirlibird trying to take off, I’ve had that some with the Blaze too. Maybe I will try IE more just for those sites though google chrome makes noise too.


36 posted on 03/05/2014 5:43:33 AM PST by BeadCounter
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To: WinMod70
I use windows but when I turn up the security of ‘ActiveX’ in Internet options the auto-run video does not play unless I specifically click ‘Turn off tracking protection’. So then no video automatically plays. Now I stumbled on this and don't really know why this works but it saves load up time on each new page...
37 posted on 03/05/2014 6:53:07 AM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: WinMod70
Yep. Both the Blaze and Lucianne.com have so many pop-up ads, video ads, ads that insist that your browser is out dated and you MUST download this "free" update, that many times the computer locks up.

Any 'url' that has the word "conduit" in it, is poison to your computer.

They are like toenail fungus, it becomes a life time disease.

I have stopped going to the Blaze and have very limited contact with lucianne.

The quarterly fund raisers at FR, are a pain, but since there are no pop up ads, I don't mind a quarterly donation.

I wish Jim would put a minimum use charge for everyone, which would spread the collection basket for every body to participate in the support of FR {but that ain't gonna happen}.

38 posted on 03/05/2014 7:19:29 AM PST by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorrist savages, everywhere.)
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To: USS Alaska

I suggested moving some of FR’s features behind a subscription wall once. You would have thought I kicked a puppy. I got hit with some sob story about a lady donating the last of her money to FR as an example of why it won’t happen.


39 posted on 03/05/2014 9:08:10 AM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: arderkrag
I suggested moving some of FR’s features behind a subscription wall once. You would have thought I kicked a puppy. I got hit with some sob story about a lady donating the last of her money to FR as an example of why it won’t happen.

I've seen statements here that there are over 100,000 discrete visitors to FR.

If that's accurate, then a buck a month per visitor, $12 annual fee would raise $1.2 million instead of the $400 K budget that FR operates on today.

Make it $ 5 annual fee and you still have 20% more than today or maybe there aren't really that many eyeballs on FR.

40 posted on 03/05/2014 10:26:43 AM PST by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorrist savages, everywhere.)
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To: crosslink

I like Breitbart, but the freaking pop-ups (yes, I have my popup blocker on) are very annoying. I’ve given them a *tip* about that, to no avail.


41 posted on 03/05/2014 10:31:21 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

I use the app on my Ipad and avoid all of these issues. If you have any apple products the app makes it easy.


42 posted on 03/05/2014 10:38:29 AM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: virgil283

I use windows but when I turn up the security of ‘ActiveX’ in Internet options the auto-run video does not play unless I specifically click ‘Turn off tracking protection’. So then no video automatically plays. Now I stumbled on this and don’t really know why this works but it saves load up time on each new page...


Viva la stumble.....


43 posted on 03/05/2014 2:02:14 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: USS Alaska
Any 'url' that has the word "conduit" in it, is poison to your computer.

We should find out who is responsible for conduit and torture them. Same goes for Yontoo.

44 posted on 03/05/2014 2:37:09 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: upchuck

Thanks for the link!

Installed and tested.

Awesome ad blocker!

Now, I can browse without being assaulted by a bunch of “jiggle-butt” ads every time I go to search a certain torrent website (which I shall not name)...

Cheers!


45 posted on 03/05/2014 3:31:39 PM PST by DoctorBulldog (I can't be a racist because, I can't stand Biden and Pelosi, either!)
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To: WinMod70

There a saying “Keep It Simple Stupid”. Some websites have too many bells and whistles. Just look at this site. All the content without the glitz. Jim was ahead of his time.


46 posted on 03/05/2014 3:36:51 PM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: WinMod70

Add my voice to the chorus. Autorun vids totally irritate me, especially when they turn the sound back on after you’ve turned it off. I avoid the site for that reason.


47 posted on 03/05/2014 3:43:02 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: DoctorBulldog

You’re welcome.


48 posted on 03/06/2014 8:22:58 AM PST by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: WinMod70

Tonight The Blaze website got formatted wrong with Firefox and Firefox based browsers like Quipzilla. I can only see and make comments on Opera and Chrome. And the Hompage works right on those Browsers.


49 posted on 07/09/2014 7:31:32 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: WinMod70

I just disabled Ad Block Plus on The Blaze in Firefox and it is working right now. Not sure about Quipzilla as it had no blocker.


50 posted on 07/09/2014 7:38:46 PM PDT by Mozilla
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