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Madman

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So, I have noticed, lately, that when I click on the "Alerts" icon and then scroll down to someone's reaction and click on that, it doesn't bring me to that persons quote. Instead, it brings me to the correct page but not the correct posting. In the past I would be brought to the exact location of that person's reaction or quote to my original posting.
 
Henri

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I have experienced the same behaviour. It helped me to wait a while until all images are loaded, during loading the location is jumping all over the place.
 
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Paul M

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Yes I find with my very slow machine, you have to wait for the adverts, pictures to appear, otherwise the screen just jumps up and down
 
JimmyB

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I am having a similar problem, normally pausing on the new post. then moving and settling on the post after that, or reply box if no other posts.
 
PhilP

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My Winders 7 machine has downloaded two updates today.. Required a reboot after the first, before the second was dragged down..

I find, slower, older machines almost grind to a halt unless/until you do the updates.. :nerd:


You might find all comes-good in the morning?
 
ebay mike

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I'm running Windows 10 on laptop, Vista on desktop and two tablets Android lollipop and marshmallow. Same problem on all. All updates done apart from Vista which is no longer supported but I need that for my LGB software.
 
dunnyrail

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Pretty much the same on my iPad, just tested it out and I was taken to the Post after the one that was relevant. Not complaining really just noting for Moderators.

EDIT Another Test after I posted this post just took me to a place on the right page but a few posts after it so looks like the effect is somewhat random in action.
 
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Paul M

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I don't think it's this site, but the systems we run it on. There's a vast difference between using my Samsungtablet and the main desk top. The desktop has no jumping around at all, the tablet is awful. Time of day also affects it
 
Madman

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Thanks for all the responses. I was beginning to think it was just my machine. I have a desk top MAC. I've been told that I should delete history each night. Also that the computer should be re-started at the end of the day or completely shut down every few days. All of these things are supposed to keep it in good health.
 
JimmyB

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I use Chrome on Win 7 at work, Firefox on win 10 at home and Firefox on my iPad, so different OS and browsers, and I get the issue on them all.
As a similar but additional issue, as I view a post and read through, I then use the "back" button to take me to the list of new posts, this use to "scroll" gently with return so the last unread thread was at the top, now it scrolls past this.
None of these are insurmountable, just annoying, particularly as it has only recently started happening.
 
muns

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Sorry guys, there is no point moaning at the moderators - we do not have any control on how the forum works, only over the content from you. Paul (owner/admin) will need to deal with it (sorry Paul).
 
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JimmyB

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Muns, not really meant as a moan (in my case anyway) but if there is an issue, and nobody mentions it, then nobody will know how wide spread it is. Having said that, this morning, in general the website seems to be behaving itself :)
 
dunnyrail

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What was the reasoning to delete your history every evening, are you being a bad boy on the Internet?

(deleting cookies I can kind of see if you don't control them in the first place)

Greg
I think the logic of this on a Mac is to possibly clear out any scumbag’s stuff who may have got into your system. I am not an expert on Hacking but I do know that they rely on bits of code lurking somewhere. Clearing History and Cookies can be a way of resolving some of those Issues. In general many Mac Owners do not believe in the need for varying Software to prevent such nasties occurring - rightly or wrongly.
 
Greg Elmassian

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So history is normally the places you visited, and has nothing to do with cookies. Deleting your history is like burning your map after you drove somewhere because you put a mark on the spot you went to.

This is why I am asking... cookies I understand, the other stuff that "gets into" your system is quite different than history.

This has nothing to do with the operating system basically, it's stuff that gets into your system via the browser....

Dan, try a different browser on your Mac and see if it acts differently.

Greg
 
dunnyrail

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So history is normally the places you visited, and has nothing to do with cookies. Deleting your history is like burning your map after you drove somewhere because you put a mark on the spot you went to.

This is why I am asking... cookies I understand, the other stuff that "gets into" your system is quite different than history.

This has nothing to do with the operating system basically, it's stuff that gets into your system via the browser....

Dan, try a different browser on your Mac and see if it acts differently.

Greg
He is right you know, I just this morning wanted to delete Cookies on my phone, after searching Google I found that that basically works much as an iPad does in many ways. Certainly on many of Setups etc. So to remove Cookies I now do;-
Settings
Safari

then browse down a good way to

Clear Website and History Data.

if that is in Blue they are available to do, but in Grey been done or perhaps nothing to remove. This will clear the Phone or Safari Websites that you may have in Multiple Screens down to just the 1 Starting Screen.
 
Greg Elmassian

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An additional distinction I was trying to communicate, history is usually the addresses of where you have gone, cookies are the bits of information stored on your computer that are typically a site login/password, and other bits like what page of the site you were on.

Deleting the addresses is again like burning your map after you drive somewhere, not necessary unless you are surfing a site and you don't want anyone that gets on your computer to find out, i.e. deleting history is a good idea if you are surfing porn sites and you don't want someone to know PROVIDING they can get on your computer.

Cookies are a good thing to delete so as not to store important logins on your computer, PROVIDING that someone has physical access to your computer. As I travel with my laptop, I stop cookies from being stored on banking and financial sites.

Nowadays, it is MUCH more important to scan for malware that might get downloaded to your computer with something like Malwarebytes and/or a good virus scanner.

Deleting history and cookies DOES NOTHING TO PROTECT YOU FROM MALWARE.

Times change and how threats are delivered change, thus how you protect yourself needs to change.

Greg