IE is a buggy piece of shit, always has been. Developers loathe having to write code for IE, some refuse outright. For whatever reason Microsoft have always felt that web standards were for everyone else and not them. Trying to fix code for IE is not usually an easy job as you tend to have to bodge it, pretty much any other browser is better than IE.
Chrome is the best in terms of being most up to date with the latest web coding practise, Firefox is hot on their heels though. Can't remember how Safari and Opera fare.
thanks for explaining...but seriously, if it's that bad then why do so many brand new PCs come with IE preloaded?
I only got this a year ago.
I don't get why no one said, Oh, by the way, don't use the internet it comes with, you'll have to install something else because it's a piece of shit.
My main point though is that I rarely get any bugs or glitches using MN and have been here for an age.
So suddenly that's not true and it's actually not working, and all this time I've been in a parallel universe, thinking I'm on MN but I'm really on some other site that looks like it and works completely differently because if I was on it I'd be having glitches all over the place.
What ItsAll said. You buy a PC then chances are it's a Windows PC (there are Linux ones, but they are niche), and Windows is Microsoft, hence why they load it with all the Microsoft programs - including IE.
They actually got in to a lot of trouble for that, and nowadays are meant to give people alternatives.
Hi All, we do support Internet Explorer of course, we just can't make everything work in older versions (versions 8 and below) which some people still have on older computers. But message poster should work in any reasonable browser, and everything on the site should work in newer versions of IE as well.
When message poster doesn't work and it throws you back to the top of the page, it's usually a sign that the page didn't finish loading properly. So refreshing might help.
Beyond that it's worth letting us know if you do see problems like that. Thanks.
Is it possible you've inadvertently told IE to use "compatibility view" for mn? That could explain it. This page at microsoft shows what compatibility view is and how to add sites to it or take them off. If MN is on that list try taking it off.
I would just like to put my 2 cents in here, not about IE, which I think is crap, but about MNHQ's habit of starting to reply on a thread like this and then just...disappearing.
I realize they have lots to do and not many people, but it would be nice to know they are checking on all threads they've started responding on that hasn't had a resolution, like Rooners original thread on this.
Even just a once a day 'we really are working on this' would be better than the radio silence that tends to happen when only one or two posters are having an issue.
Rooners: What version of Windows do you use? That might also have a bearing on this.
Rooners yes it is an IE specific problem and I made a workaround for it. You don't need to refresh every time. If you are up for the adventure though, I recommend you switch to a better browser. Your experience on the internet will be vastly improved.