The page is still loading, please wait to add favorites. January 14, 2011 8:45 AM   Subscribe

In the green, the kim chi thread does not allow me to favorite it.

This is the error I get....

"The page is still loading, please wait to add favorites."

I have waited a bit for it to clear, but it seems to be stuck.
posted by lampshade to Feature Requests at 8:45 AM (35 comments total)

Did you reboot your computer?
posted by Burhanistan at 8:46 AM on January 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


I've had that problem if I had my Adblock turned on. Turning off AdBlock and refreshing the page fixed it.

(Which, actually, is something I should go mention in that "why do/don't people turn off Adblock" thread.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:48 AM on January 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


You might try a hard refresh on that page to see if that clears it up for you. Usually that's Ctrl + Shift + R, but it varies by browser. Do other pages work ok?
posted by pb (staff) at 8:48 AM on January 14, 2011


Did the following......
- hard refresh
- rebooted Chrome
- rebooted the computer

- Don't know where Adblock is adjusted in Chrome.

I still get the same error.

Not a biggie. I can certainly live without a few favorites.
posted by lampshade at 9:00 AM on January 14, 2011


Do you have a Sharpie?
posted by dirtdirt at 9:05 AM on January 14, 2011 [6 favorites]


It's not limited to mefi - I've had a ton of problems with AdBlock + Chrome all over the internets this past week. My solution so far has been to stop using Chrome, which is really annoying.
posted by elizardbits at 9:05 AM on January 14, 2011


Try clicking this link. You should see a bunch of JavaScript text in your browser. Now go back and try reloading the page again.

If you can't get to that page, we need to find out why—that's causing your problem. And definitely try disabling AdBlock and any other extensions that could be blocking pages such as NoScript or Greasemonkey. Something could be blocking that script.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:08 AM on January 14, 2011


To disable AdBlock in Chrome. Choose Window --> Extensions from the top menu. You should be able to disable from there.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:09 AM on January 14, 2011


pb, I clicked that link. I got the java page no problem, but no go on the favorite adding..

Then I went and cleared my browser cashe, restarted Chrome and it works fine now.

Thanks!
posted by lampshade at 9:20 AM on January 14, 2011


yay! Sometimes the browser can't fetch a background page and it "remembers" that the page isn't available and stops trying. Usually a hard refresh will do the trick once you can reach the page, but Chrome doesn't have a hard refresh option afaik. So clearing your cache must be the way to force the browser to try grabbing a new version of all pages in Chrome.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:26 AM on January 14, 2011


For future reference (and maybe we should put this in the FAQ somewhere) here are Wikipedia's instructions for bypassing your browser cache in various browsers: Bypass your cache.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:31 AM on January 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


Well, in this case clearing the browser cache using the keyboard (cntrl-reload) did not do the job. ( I did not try cntrl-F5 or anything else.)

What i did was go to the wrench>>Options>>Under The Hood>>Clear Browsing Data. That seemed to do the trick.
posted by lampshade at 9:37 AM on January 14, 2011


Have you tried reinstalling the internet?
posted by shakespeherian at 9:55 AM on January 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Did you try typing /q ?
posted by phaedon at 9:55 AM on January 14, 2011


Maybe get cortex on the phone and tell him which comments need to be favorited? Today is Friday, so keep in mind that hold times can be longer than usual.

But the hold music is teh awesome
posted by special-k at 9:57 AM on January 14, 2011 [7 favorites]


maybe we should put this in the FAQ somewhere

I started this little "what should I try before I post my bug" faq entry.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:11 AM on January 14, 2011


WACKY SUGGESTION
posted by item at 10:50 AM on January 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oooh, try item's idea.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:53 AM on January 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Told you they were taking favorites away again.
posted by cjorgensen at 10:54 AM on January 14, 2011


As someone who lived with a Korean roommate and kept kimchee in the refrigerator, which made everything near it taste like somebody had thought they were going to cleverly murder somebody by poisoning their vegetables, but had lost control and dumped far too much poison in, I can confidently say this:

Kimchee is nobody's favorite.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:11 AM on January 14, 2011 [4 favorites]


In Soviet Korea, kimchi favorites you.
posted by slogger at 11:47 AM on January 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Great thread, thanks for mentioning it. H Mart is nearby and I can easily buy kimchi but it's crazy expensive for what it is. DIY sound fun.
posted by fixedgear at 11:51 AM on January 14, 2011


Told you they were taking favorites away again.

Only from those who are irresponsible with them.
posted by owtytrof at 12:06 PM on January 14, 2011


Have you tried reinstalling the internet?

Yes. Sheesh. I mean, everyone knows that you just take it back out of the trash bin.
posted by lampshade at 12:16 PM on January 14, 2011


Are you running NoScript?
posted by Sys Rq at 12:24 PM on January 14, 2011


(If so, be sure to allow mefi.us, metafilter.com, and googleapis.com)
posted by Sys Rq at 12:25 PM on January 14, 2011


Are you running NoScript?

Not that I know of. Aside from the Greasemonkey script for deleted posts, I generally keep things pretty clean.
posted by lampshade at 12:35 PM on January 14, 2011


I started this little "what should I try before I post my bug" faq entry.

Missing "Is it plugged in?"
posted by Eideteker at 12:41 PM on January 14, 2011


"Hello, I.T. Have you tried turning it off and on again?"
posted by Eideteker at 12:43 PM on January 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Kimchee is nobody's favorite.

AZ, I love you like a cross-dressing little brother, but you are sinfully wrong and kimchi is the best.
posted by kittyprecious at 3:57 PM on January 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Kim chi's great, but green kim chi probably shouldn't be favourited.
posted by kaibutsu at 6:11 PM on January 14, 2011


Pssst! We finally know his weakness! Let our delicious pickled cabbage be your tomb Astro Zombie!
posted by The Whelk at 6:54 PM on January 14, 2011


but you are sinfully wrong and kimchi is the best.

Up until this moment, I had never suspected you might be mad.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:27 PM on January 14, 2011


As someone who lived with a Korean roommate and kept kimchee in the refrigerator

You can't fool me. I love the K-drama so I know that all Koreans have at least two dozen earthenware pots the size of a milk churn outside their front door for storing the Kimchi in.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:36 AM on January 15, 2011


In North Korea, Kimchi favorites YOU.
posted by fourcheesemac at 4:16 AM on January 15, 2011


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