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CanadianJohn Wed 19-Jun-13 02:54:50

In the last couple of days, the "Talk" pages are loading really slowly. Occasionally the page that lists all the topics locks up, and I get a message - something about a long-running script.

In addition, the back button now takes TWO clicks to work... maybe it is stopping the script? Who knows.

I am using a desktop with Windoze 7 and IE9. I have multiple ad blockers and cookie blockers.

CanadianJohn Wed 19-Jun-13 03:25:42

That error message is " is not responding because of a long-running script"

Also, when the page locks up and I ask IE to recover it, sometimes I get this message:

"We were unable to return you to
Internet Explorer has stopped trying to restore this website. It appears that the website continues to have a problem."

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 19-Jun-13 12:46:44

Oh dear. Is this still happening to you, CanadianJohn?

CanadianJohn Wed 19-Jun-13 14:46:58

Yup, just clicked the back button: didn't work. I bet the second click would take me back to the main topics page.

Today, I didn't notice how long the main topics page took to load. I've become accustomed to clicking, and then getting a coffee refill, because the page is so slow.

I suspect my cookie-blocker is blocking your script, which is holding up the page-load.

I'll keep an eye on it.

PlentyOfFreeTime Wed 19-Jun-13 22:19:07

yes, I'm getting the 'long-running script' message too. Have had it for a couple of weeks.

Also. some of the threads will not open e.g. The Apprentice thread - can't access it via Telly Addicts or via Discussions of the Day. It just opens a blank page.

TheBirdsFellDownToDingADong Mon 24-Jun-13 09:17:22

Me too. It's that ups and downs advert that does it.

I wait patiently screaming fuck off fuck off and then go to FB.

It's driving me mad.

Pudden Mon 24-Jun-13 09:21:31

exactly the same happens to me and has done for some time - very VERY slow to load and the error message almost every time I open a new topic/post

Bloody annoying

CanadianJohn Tue 25-Jun-13 06:59:54

Bump. Any news on this?

I gotta say I spend less time on Mumsnet; it's very frustrating. If that long-running script is intended to bring in customers, it's having the reverse effect.

ShoeWhore Tue 25-Jun-13 21:10:53

It's still happening to me now btw. Getting very irritating!

catsmother Wed 26-Jun-13 19:35:39

This has been driving me mad too for the last week or so - same long running script message. Doesn't matter what I click on - e.g. "threads I'm on", individual thread titles, category headers, threads I'm watching ..... neither does it seem to matter how long or short the thread is. I've clicked onto something, say, with just 10 replies and it still takes an absolute age to load.

I've never had a problem like this with MN before - and haven't done anything strange to my laptop either.

Any ideas or feedback ..... please, it's so frustrating !!

Thecatisatwat Thu 04-Jul-13 11:29:15

I've had this problem for a few months as well. I don't get a long running script message, everything just takes ages to load and it seems to have to 'do' stuff to do with twitter and facebook (obv I'm not a techie!) before it will load anything. Am getting really pissed off actually, mumsnet used to be one of the first places I went to for info but nowadays I can't be arsed because it takes so long. Other websites seem fine so I don't think it's my laptop or internet connection.

Meglet Thu 04-Jul-13 12:22:42

I'm getting the 'slow running script' and a slow loading page on every Mumsnet page now. It only used to happen on the home page, but in the last 2 days it's pinged up an error message regardless of what topic I've clicked on.

No problems on other websites.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 04-Jul-13 12:29:02

Morning. And sorry folks. We'll see if the Tech team have any suggestions about this.

HalfSpamHalfBrisket Thu 04-Jul-13 22:42:55

Yes I'm getting this - everytime I change pages I'm getting a 5-10 second delay and the 'slow running script' warning.

Allalonenow Fri 05-Jul-13 11:23:29

Yes I'm getting the "not responding due to long running script" message all the time now.
I get it on the main topic pages, and active, and at page turning within the threads.
I'm on a laptop ATM, it doesn't seem to be a problem on the iPad.

Meglet Fri 05-Jul-13 12:23:58

Right, I've put my tech head on and solved it on my laptop.

If you go to tools and unclick 'compatibility settings' it seems to help. I still have a yellow triangle 'Error on page' message in the bottom right hand of my screen but it's loading ok.

Any room in that shed for an apprentice tech? wink

AvengingGerbil Fri 05-Jul-13 12:45:12

I get this too. Generally I have to go away and do something else!

Miamiami Fri 05-Jul-13 17:23:07

I am getting this too and lines of Chinese writing at the top of my pages confused

Miamiami Fri 05-Jul-13 17:27:21

Meglet thank you very much I think you have solved it for me flowers

scampidoodle Fri 05-Jul-13 17:31:13

I'm getting this and my compatibility view (whatever that means) already had mumsnet added. It's too frustrating to bother trying now - I only came on here today to see if anyone else had the same problem!

Tee2072 Fri 05-Jul-13 17:39:05

Use a better browser. Anything but IE9.

Trust me on this...

5Foot5 Fri 05-Jul-13 21:07:08

I started a thread on this 2 or 3 months ago. But in the last few days it seems to have got much worse. It now happens on nearly every page and it used to be only on the main Talk page

BarbaraWoodlouse Sat 06-Jul-13 12:01:13

Another one experiencing problems with this. Talk sidebar doesn't load at all from the main home page and all Talk pages load excruciatingly slowly.

Basically I pretty much can't MN at all from the PC now. Undaunted I'm using the iPad but there seems to be a major issue here sad

fedupdownhere Sat 06-Jul-13 13:09:41

I am getting this on every page I open pretty much and access MN from the computor now unless I am prepared to wait ages for it to load

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 06-Jul-13 13:26:41

This may or may not be related but I'm finding pages load really slowly on the mobile site too, sometimes unbearably slowly.

I don't get any messages about scripts but the progress bar zips across to nearly complete and then chugs away for between a few seconds to probably a minute or longer.

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