A lot of people (really, a lot—I’ve got a stack of emails on this subject) have been complaining that their browsers routinely crash on loading this site, and a few have been telling me about other peculiarities. The epidemic struck about the time we added the new video ads.
As an experiment, those ads have been at least temporarily pulled from this site. Now we need some important feedback from those of you who have been having problems.
If your browser was formerly crashing and now everything is smooth and sweet and easy, let us know in a comment. That means it was the ads, and we’ve found the source of the problem.
If your browser was crashing and it’s still crashing, send me email if you somehow read this. Otherwise, the complete silence from anyone who has experienced the problem in the past will tell us there is some other source of the problem.
If your browser wasn’t crashing with the ads and is now crashing with them gone, we don’t want to hear from you, and fortunately you won’t be able to comment here, because that result just causes too many headaches.
If your browser didn’t crash before and still isn’t crashing (like mine), ignore this message. We aren’t worried about you.
If you do send me a note about continued problems, it’s very useful if you include your OS and version, and the browser you use and its version.