High-comment threads freeze in Firefox March 27, 2006 11:04 AM   Subscribe

If I'm not logged in, this thread--and others like it with a high post count--freeze Firefox midway through loading the page. But if I'm logged in, no problems. Has anyone else experienced this?
posted by fandango_matt to Bugs at 11:04 AM (28 comments total)

Double?
posted by wheelieman at 11:06 AM on March 27, 2006


Oh, snap!
posted by grateful at 11:07 AM on March 27, 2006


What extensions or Greasemonkey scripts are you running?
posted by matthewr at 11:13 AM on March 27, 2006


NoScript blocking the SpellChecker and AdBlocking the newsgator/yahoo/bloglines links fixed random freeze ups for me.
posted by Mitheral at 11:17 AM on March 27, 2006


None--it's just stock Firefox, no bells or whistles. I've had this happen in other threads and the only correlation is being logged in and the ads.

I also have no idea why the post replicated itself.
posted by fandango_matt at 11:17 AM on March 27, 2006


No fair! He got to post two MeTa posts without having to wait! I demand the same ability!
posted by dios at 11:18 AM on March 27, 2006


No, seems to work ok when I put firefox into safe mode. No excessive delay or such.
posted by boo_radley at 11:26 AM on March 27, 2006


I've had 9622 grind Firefox to a halt before. But then again I'm running seven hundred extensions and 101010 Greasemonkey scripts.
posted by Plutor at 11:31 AM on March 27, 2006


Yes, this happens to me every now and then, which is why I try to stay logged in.
posted by klangklangston at 11:34 AM on March 27, 2006


Firefox is a memory pig. Exit and try again.
posted by caddis at 11:34 AM on March 27, 2006


I logged out, loaded the page and everything worked fine for me. See my last comment.
posted by caddis at 11:38 AM on March 27, 2006


I removed the second post on the exact same topic, fyi. no clue how that happened.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:46 AM on March 27, 2006


supsupsubsupsupsupsupsubsub
posted by cortex at 11:46 AM on March 27, 2006


Oh my. "Post Comment" != "Preview". Apologies.
posted by cortex at 11:47 AM on March 27, 2006


Allmypostswillbewrittenlikethisfrom now on
posted by dios at 11:50 AM on March 27, 2006


Can you make some sort of sin curve out of those? Maybe a fractal tentacle?
posted by mystyk at 11:52 AM on March 27, 2006


please do what these peo-ple say

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posted by cortex at 11:54 AM on March 27, 2006


Hmmm...
Hmmm...
posted by Gator at 12:10 PM on March 27, 2006


This is, in fact, why we can't have nice things.

Fun, though.
posted by cortex at 12:13 PM on March 27, 2006


...
posted by cortex at 12:14 PM on March 27, 2006


done. really. sorry.
posted by cortex at 12:15 PM on March 27, 2006


Doremifasolati
posted by monju_bosatsu at 12:29 PM on March 27, 2006


Heh.
Yes. Fun.
posted by Gator at 12:37 PM on March 27, 2006


MathNet.

Holy shit, cortex wins at Internet.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 1:35 PM on March 27, 2006


Sorry to add noise, but since we're trying markup in here anyway I'd like to check this1.

1 Test.
posted by Firas at 4:27 PM on March 28, 2006


It didn't work, Firas.
posted by matthewr at 5:00 PM on March 28, 2006


It did, I think, I just botched part of it. Here's another try:
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,1
   So deep in luve am I;2
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
   Till a' the seas gang dry—

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
   And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
I will luve thee still, my dear,
   While the sands o' life shall run.
                  —Robert Burns
1 This is the fifth line of the poem.
2 This is the sixth, doh.
posted by Firas at 5:28 PM on March 28, 2006


Good stuff, Firas.

Wee, sleekit, cowran, tim'rous beastie,
O, what panic's in thy breastie!
Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
Wi' bickering brattle!
I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee,
Wi' murd'ring pattle!
I'm truly sorry Man's dominion
Has broken Nature's social union,
An' justifies that ill opinion,
Which makes thee startle,
At me, thy poor, earth-born companion,
An' fellow-mortal!
posted by matthewr at 5:37 PM on March 28, 2006


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