Register Login
iNETFX Domain Registration - COM/NET/ORG £6.50 a year!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2 Weeks Ago   #46
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Wirral
Posts: 1,593
Thanks: 73
Trader Rating: 0
bluejohn125 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Things might be a bit wonky today...!

Problem seems to be google Chrome, not the OS.

I'm more concerned about my browser being infested and overrun with adverts and other Google-enabled crap than malware from Russian trolls and other internet undesirables.

I do have a Windows 7 PC but haven't fully migrated yet. I find even basic Internet browsing is ridiculously hardware / memory / bandwidth intensive these days, the experience is more and more frustrating.

I fail to see the latest "developments" being actually progress (like car designs I might add..)
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

bluejohn125 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 2 Weeks Ago   #47
ben
The Boss
 
ben's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Taipei
Posts: 13,105
Thanks: 365
Blog Entries: 185
Trader Rating: 0
ben has donated!
ben is an honorary friend of the forum :)
King Pong Champion, e+Casino Blackjack Paper Champion, President vs Invaders Champion, Funny Clown vs Balloons Champion, Table Tennis 2.5D Champion
Taiwan 
Re: Things might be a bit wonky today...!

Quote Originally Posted by bluejohn125 View Post
I'm having problems with some threads / posts on my Desktop (Yes it's Win XP but so what...), some threads (including this one) have some posts that are completely blank (not just missing photos), and also some text runs really wide instead of wrapping around.

This seems to be when viewing with Chrome (which won't update on XP any more)... it is fine when using Firefox.

Seems like a weird bug, hopefully fixable. If the Forum promotes the use and maintenance of old Fiats, then older PCs should be equally acceptable. I don't want to be told "modernise and move on" !
Is it a one off occurrence that resolves if you refresh the page (I'm wondering if a a script or something isn't loading correctly)
__________________


my name is ben, i live in the east, i'm always working on the forum, i like pancakes.

MAKE MITTENS FAMOUS - https://www.instagram.com/heymittens/
ben is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 2 Weeks Ago   #48
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 59
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Things might be a bit wonky today...!

Your browser being full of adverts usual because of it being full of Russian adware and other crud
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

chris3234 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 2 Weeks Ago   #49
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 969
Thanks: 32
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Things might be a bit wonky today...!

And to top it off... your probably running 32bit windows xp... and google chrome uses multiple processes and can easiy outload a 4gb 32bit machine with any windows os
Thanks lprescott thanked for this post
__________________
Current car: 06 Fiat Stilo Sporting 150 Multijet
Past cars: 03 Stilo 1.2 Active 16v, 06 Focus 1.4 LS, 98 E36 323is, 97 Astra 1.6, 95 Astra 1.7 TDI, 95 Micra Super S, 96 Almera 1.6 GX, 94 Micra Super S, 97 Vectra 1.6 Envoy, 98 A4 1.8T Sport
dtimmins1985 is online now Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 2 Weeks Ago   #50
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Wirral
Posts: 1,593
Thanks: 73
Trader Rating: 0
bluejohn125 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Things might be a bit wonky today...!

My point exactly.. why the hell should Chrome hog so many resources if it's not buggering atround doing a load of crap that is of no use or interest to me?

Giving me a richer browsing experience? By hogging all the resources of an otherwise very capable computer? I think not...

Anyway, here's a screenshot of a forum page with missing content... I restarted Chrome and it seemed better but I found this one to be going on with...



Hopefully this helps a bit.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

bluejohn125 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 2 Weeks Ago   #51
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Wirral
Posts: 1,593
Thanks: 73
Trader Rating: 0
bluejohn125 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Things might be a bit wonky today...!

I should add that it was much worse befor.. instead of just the little thumbnail thing plus the extra user's stuff the posts were completely blank, and there were lots of them.
Thanks Alanw47 thanked for this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

bluejohn125 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 2 Weeks Ago   #52
Moderator
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Eckington, Sheffield
Posts: 5,959
Thanks: 128
Trader Rating: 0
dombooth is part of the official FF Events Team :)
dombooth has donated!
dombooth is an honorary friend of the forum :)
DiffSpotter 3 - Rooms Champion
United Kingdom 
Re: Things might be a bit wonky today...!

As (another) IT Engineer I also have to advise, get rid of Windows XP, it is horrendously insecure.

To be fair though, I have had this where the bottom of a page just doesn't load. (chrome on W10 v1709). Refresh and it works again
Likes dtimmins1985 liked this post
__________________
Current Car: FIAT Bravo 150T Sport
And the mighty Fiat 126!
dombooth is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(T) Handbrake Gaiter A Bit Wonky? Andysan Bravo 3 17-08-2011 00:07
(S) Need a bit of advice on some things k33k00 Punto (Mk2/2b) 14 03-07-2011 22:38
(S) Need a bit of advice on some things k33k00 Punto (Mk2/2b) 2 02-07-2011 21:18