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Published on April 13, 2014 By BigDogBigFeet In Forum Issues

I've had ongoing problems with commenting on skins.  I think I know maybe why.

When using Internet Explorer 11 I run in Protected Mode with Tracking Protection.  I also run it in compatibility mode and most of the site works except commenting on skins.

I have also used Firefox version 28 with AdBlock.  Firefox used to always work but now I have to turnoff AdBlock not only for WinCustomize but all linked sites.  Otherwise your script for Skins Comments fails to load and run.

Can this be fixed??  If so what do I need to do to get IE 11 capable of commenting on skins?

That has not worked for me at all since forever lol.


Comments (Page 2)
on Apr 14, 2014

BigDogBigFeet
Perhaps ID, you could look into that and see if what is happening is consistent with the Ad Free access we are promised as Subscribers.
Allowing Third Parties to dump their Tracking Cookies in my Internet Browser storage and having the Skins Commenting function fail when I block them is a valid Wincustomize Subsciber Complaint, I believe.

The 'tracking cookies' required to be unblocked are Wincustomize site cookies, not third party ad ones.  Those are disabled by the subscription.

Interactive sites require interaction...hence the title.  To enable database commenting [commenting on skin files] you need to enable the 'tracking' by Wincustomize.com...

on Apr 14, 2014

Interactive sites require interaction...hence the title. To enable database commenting [commenting on skin files] you need to enable the 'tracking' by Wincustomize.com

I will see if this works in IE 11.  I'm thinking though this isn't the issue.  My Tracking Protection references some specific sites and I don't believe WinCustomize is on those lists, but I will check.

on Apr 14, 2014

DrJBHL


Quoting starkers, reply 12I am thinking of doing complete rewrite of Windows in the next week or so to freshen things up, so perhaps a clean slate will resolve the issue.

I really don't think the problem resides with Windows...you could do a chkdsk /f /r which should reveal/repair any problems with Windows. More likely it's a browser java/app thing. 

 

It probably doesn't reside with Windows, but the idea of a rewrite is more to do with installed programs and possible left over fragments, etc.  The problem likely resides in Firefox, and even though that has been uninstalled and reinstalled a couple of times, in the hope of resolving this issue, it could well be there are hidden remnants that the uninstallers missed/couldn't see.  Besides, I have a couple of other programs that aren't behaving as they should, and nothing I've done to date has rectified that, so starting with a clean slate is a good option to rid myself of any niggling bugs, etc.

Isn't it a 'new' computer with Win8?

If 8 is so good why can't it be running fine non-stop like this 7

Any OS will slow over time, and any OS will pick up fragments of uninstalled programs, etc, and Win 8 is no exception, so it doesn't hurt to freshen things up from time to time.  Besides, this image I'm currently using is over a year old now - restored from an Acronis backup made shortly after the initial intallation of Win 8 - and it wouldn't hurt to create a new image, given this one was transferred from an AMD machine to an Intel one. 

The thing is, Win 8 is running well and is still quicker than 7, but as I alluded to above, I have some programs that do not function as they should, and starting from scratch makes sense if I want to eliminate/remove any bugs and potential for conflict.

on Apr 14, 2014

starkers
Besides, this image I'm currently using is over a year old now - restored from an Acronis backup made shortly after the initial intallation of Win 8

This 7 has been on the SSD for 19 months...but it's an image transferred from a platter...it's an original RTM release via Technet....August 2009.

Perhaps it's still working fine because I don't use Firefox....