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Old May 22 2009, 06:55 PM   #1
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I cant get into what I think is Anne's official site

Anyone know anything, or have I something wrong?
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Old May 22 2009, 07:02 PM   #2
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It comes up just fine for me. I typed in annemccaffrey.org to get there, which redirects to http://annemccaffrey.net/index.php
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Old May 22 2009, 10:11 PM   #3
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I'm just getting a black screen on either of those refs.

I heard she was coming to USA as her ex husband was ill????
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Try again, I got in just fine, although the most recent news item was from March this year.
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Fine here too!
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I'm getting a black screen too. Perhaps an intermittent problem or a problem dependent on web browser (Internet explorer 7 for me)?
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Old May 23 2009, 11:31 AM   #9
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It's fine for me on IE8. And an occasionally slow wifi.
Maybe what you're seeing is just the background while the page is still loading?
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Old May 23 2009, 05:59 PM   #12
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I am not alone!

Still black, clicking refresh does not help, and it's not just slowness to load.
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Old May 23 2009, 10:09 PM   #13
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Well, it does seem strange. I tried mis-typing dot org like Cheryl said but it just redirected to the same black page. And on the bottom it says "done" so, as Lily said, it isn't just a matter of slow loading. It may be my eyes playing tricks on me but it seems to me that when this started a week or so ago it was dark blue instead of black.
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Loads really fast for me, but I use firefox.
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I just tried sliding in on links here and on Todd's site but the results were the same. I think it may be related to the age of my computer and the dial-up link it's connected to. I'm glad to know some people are still finding it there. I was beginning to worry that something was wrong.
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Well I'm trying (unsuccessfully) on a newish lappy via broadband.
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What browser (and version) do each of you having trouble use?
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Funny thing: I get a solid blue screen on IE, and get right in with Firefox.
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I always use firefox for surfing but keep a copy of IE updated for some online gaming sites that won't deal with anything else. IE 8.0.6001.xxx loads the site just fine.
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Well I can't seem to get anywhere either...only the screen for me is BLUE .

It must be one of those internet glitches that we all seem to run into occasionally...they are bothersome especially when your trying to find out something, but at some point they usually work out their problems and everything goes back to normal.
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Can somebody like Hans contact Anne by telephone and get her to check her end?
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What version of IE are those of you with issues running? (You should be able to find this on the About page under the Help menu)
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Internet Explorer 7.0.6001.18000.

I still get the blank screen. The same thing happens if I use the "safe" version of Internet Explorer with all the add-ons disabled. I think Anne's site is loading but not displaying anything. The correct title appears at the top of the window, and the browser goes through the motion of loading the page. I wonder if the problem is caused by something that executes when the home page loads?
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No use getting into contact with Anne, who knows zilch about her own website. If an inventory has been done, as Cheryl is doing, we should send the data to Megan Morris, who took over from me.

I also get the blue screen in IE 7.0.5730.11

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There was a set of IE upgrade patches a few days ago. I wonder if the problem's in there.

Or has Megan tweaked Anne onto an incompatible version of something?
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I got in. I'm on a different computer but it's under the same roof and looked after by the same person. How is everyone else getting on?
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It's not just an IE7 problem, because I'm running IE6.0.2900.
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I have IE 6.0 and it still is showing me the *Blue* screen.

Perhaps someone *in the know* should send Megan an email, to let her know that Anne's site is having problems loading up on some computers systems...perhaps there's been a recent change to something and thats whats causing the problems !!!
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Yet another reason to use firefox, safari or some other alternative to IE. If you absolutely can't or won't do without IE, at least do yourself the favor of upgrading to the most recent stable version, given that it's free.

If it's showing a dark blue screen, that means that the background is probably loading, but not the content for some reason.
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And it's not blocked content or there'd be the warning banner.
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You forgot to tell us which browser is running on that computer, Lily.
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