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03-20-2013 12:15 PM
bigdog7373
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Originally Posted by Irelands child View Post
Nolan - you will appreciate Firefox once you try it

Bigdog - unanswered works for me with Firefox

Dave W
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Originally Posted by OLNOLAN View Post
Hey BD, It works for me on Google Chrome, BUT it is filled with tons of threads that have been answered. Perhaps it hasn't been cleaned up in a long time? Nolan
I use firefox too. Yea the link works, but all the threads have been answered So i don't even know what it's taking me to. Maybe recent posts? Dunno but it sure isn't unanswered posts.
03-20-2013 11:26 AM
Irelands child Ahhhh 'puters and the internet. Ya gotta love 'em to hate 'em.

Tracking - no matter what you do, your computer and whatever search engine is tracking you, be it via search history (Google, Bing, etc), cache and cookies - and on your computer - you should delete at a minimum, every few days. I do mine at least once a day, more often if I'm on a lot. Firefox has a History drop down that you can empty plus a Tools drop down that will clear you cookies and cache. Next - Trojan Horses - here's a good (bad??) explanation : Trojan horse (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Then you need a viruscide that you can use to do additional cleaning. I've been using AVAST, the free version, but also used their very inexpensive Pro version - and it works much better for an individual then Norton, McAfee or Kaspersky which are way too intrusive and really slow things down. Then there are applications that start when you push the 'ON' button, many of which aren't needed for start up and not only slow the start, but also keep grabbing some of the RAM (memory). Then your hard drive. Even if you delete something, there are traces left until such time as it get written over - or maybe not. This is how law enforcement nails undesirables. I have a terabyte of hard drives - chance of over write happening soon, slim to zip

Am I a 'puter expert - absolutely not. But have built several, gotten them to work well, but have not a clue as to what goes on with the innards. Heck, on the home built desk top, I'm still using XP, but only for another 9-10 months.

La. collecting sales tax - in New York, if the company has a presence, sales tax gets charged - AMAZON being one - if not a NY company, you are supposed to 'fess up and pay. Uh huh! Sure we will

Google - I will NOT use Chrome. Google already knows too much about me and shares with the gov't.

Posting comments on or about political sites - not any more. Call me paranoid, but my politics and the current administration aren't the same, therefore I try to keep a reasonably low profile. There are other reasons, but not for discussion here. I also try not to go to sites that have specific aggressive words or are probably being watched for big brother to get alarmed over.

Nolan - it is what it is. Tracking will tell a web browser company who and what to charge based on hits. They just carry it beyond reason so target you for 'crap'. With Firefox, you can download the ADBLOCK add on which will defeat 99% of the targeted garbage as the ads don't make it to your computer.

'Nuff said, lunch time

Dave W
03-20-2013 09:49 AM
OLNOLAN
Intrusive Tracking

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Originally Posted by Irelands child View Post
Nolan - you will appreciate Firefox once you try it

Bigdog - unanswered works for me with Firefox

Dave W
Hey Dave, I'm fairly sure that you have grown tired of intrusive tracking methods employed by web browsers, web sites that sell advertising, web sites that sell user information to other web sites, etc., etc., etc. I think I have realized that when the tracking reaches a certain saturation point, it slows your PC functions to a point of being useless. Just as soon go back to ordering paper catalogs, newspapers, books, encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Recent news reports here in La. indicate that the State wants to track online purchases of goods by residents for the purpose of collecting taxes. Proposals by legislators include but are not limited to, allowing purchases on the internet without sales taxes up to a given percentage of your annual income, but taxable if purchases exceed a given percentage of your annual income. This fact and all the tracking that goes on is starting to seem kind of spooky.

Maybe I should start a thread on this but, whats your knowledge on this? I'm afraid I don't know enough about the whole internet realm of things. What internet movements are still sacred? Recently I read that some ISP or search engines actually read all your email to gather key words about what you do, to target you with advertising. How about a little seminar for guys like me that don't really know how the whole internet world works? If google makes your computer slow because of tracking that makes advertising money, how does google chrome allow your computer to run faster when you know dam well its tracking too? What does your favorite internet forum do in the background that they don't want you to know? Who's tracking? What are they tracking? Why are they tracking? Who can hack your computer with a key stroke? Can the feds/state just open up your computer and read at will remotely? I don't have anything to hide from anyone, but it just makes me really curious as to how it all works. Nolan
03-20-2013 09:01 AM
OLNOLAN
Works on chrome but

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Originally Posted by bigdog7373 View Post
Agreed. Anyone else notice the "unanswered posts" button doesn't work either?
Hey BD, It works for me on Google Chrome, BUT it is filled with tons of threads that have been answered. Perhaps it hasn't been cleaned up in a long time? Nolan
03-20-2013 07:55 AM
Irelands child Nolan - you will appreciate Firefox once you try it

Bigdog - unanswered works for me with Firefox

Dave W
03-20-2013 07:14 AM
bigdog7373
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Originally Posted by OLNOLAN View Post
Hey Pugs, Good morning. I guess I'll need to try some different browsers eventually. I think the problem with having to log out twice is HR.com based, along with other functions that don't work here. Administration here should have their techs actually move around the site and test all functions and make repairs and/or improvements on a PROACTIVE basis. Nolan
Agreed. Anyone else notice the "unanswered posts" button doesn't work either?
03-20-2013 07:08 AM
OLNOLAN
Kookie cookies

Hey Pugs, Good morning. I guess I'll need to try some different browsers eventually. I think the problem with having to log out twice is HR.com based, along with other functions that don't work here. Administration here should have their techs actually move around the site and test all functions and make repairs and/or improvements on a PROACTIVE basis. Nolan
03-20-2013 04:56 AM
123pugsy Hey Nolan.

Have you tried the Firefox?

I don't know if it would help in logging off as I never log off. I have no reason to. I hope the wife and kids don't come on and start posting and make me look like a troll....
03-19-2013 08:05 PM
OLNOLAN
Hello hello hello

Bump bump bump
03-07-2013 08:35 AM
OLNOLAN
Log out

Still using chrome, its alot faster. Cleared all cookies on chrome and IE. Logged in and out three times just now. Still have to log out twice. The "remember me" box automatically rechecks itself after I remove the check, but it has always done this for as long as I've been a member here.

I use the white screen with big print (old eyes). When I log off the first time, my user name remains in the block and the screen is still white. When I log out the second time the screen goes back to default black with little print and my user name is gone from the block.

So I suppose that after I log out the first time and it tells me that I'm logged out and all cookies are cleared, there are still cookies attached because it still knows that I chose the white screen.

Nolan
03-07-2013 08:14 AM
Helena
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Originally Posted by OLNOLAN View Post
Why do I still have to log out twice?

That's weird. Are you still using Chrome or did you switch back to IE? Try clearing your cookies.

- Danniella, Community Support.
03-06-2013 01:11 AM
PatM I cannot honestly say I've noticed this issue here on Hotrodders. Maybe it's because for the last year or so, almost all of my Hotrodders viewing/posting has been via my iPad. Like right now. But I do notice the issue on the Corvette Forum. It's so flippin' obvious! There is about a five second delay to make SURE you have the time to read their ads. If you have this issue here, please try the Corvette Forum, and let me know what you think.

Best regards,

PatM
03-05-2013 11:16 AM
OLNOLAN
Log out

Why do I still have to log out twice?

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Originally Posted by OLNOLAN View Post
I have been having the same problems. The problem appears to be related to all the adware services that have to load. Every single time you try to use the back button to exit a thread or click on another thread or another page all that adware crap (cookies I guess) has to reload again. Why can't it all load one time when you get on the site, then allow you to move around the site without it having to reload with every action? Its even worse when you're just browsing without logging in because you then have to wait for the page ads to load also. On several occasions the site just locked up requiring me to turn my PC off to reboot and clear.

I don't have this problem anywhere but here at HR. and one other auto related site, come to think of it, I believe that site is also owned by the same firm.

If I delete my browsing history it speeds up a little bit, but gets back slow again within a few minutes of activity. If I delete the history which removes the cookies, then run a Norton scan, the Norton usually finds 20-30 more cookies.

Another issue is when I try to log out, I have to log out twice. It tells me that I'm logged out, but I'm stilled logged in until I log out a second time.

Please speed it up, its become real aggravating.
03-01-2013 08:27 PM
bigdog7373 XP was not made to run IE8. Download a different browser. Or you can upgrade to windows 7 or 8. Xp is very outdated. There's been vista, 7, and now we have 8 already.
02-28-2013 07:27 PM
Irelands child Occasionally I'll have a slow first open here, usually about now in the evening, even with Firefox, but it appears to be site traffic. Once I get on, the normal speed is normally there. Usually every other site is just fine as far as speed.

Did I say I really dislike IE??

Dave W
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