I’ve noticed something odd. It’s not a huge bug and might not interest a lot of Mutants, but I’m trying to troubleshoot it and could use a pointer or two on the issue.
Just a couple of days ago, I could play around to my heart’s content on both the main BoingBoing site and the BBS on my grumpy old Toshiba laptop. (It’s a Qosmio X505, probably 6-7 years old.) I’m running Win 7 and typically browse in IE10, mainly out of habit. (I know, bad me.)
Today I can load the main BoingBoing page and topic pages, but try as I might, the BBS refuses to load. All I get is a blank page. I’ve tried accessing it through the main BBS page and through Comments links, but it never loads. I tried going through the Internet Tools/Privacy menu and adding the BBS into the Trusted Sites group-- same thing, blank page.
However, the BBS is loading perfectly in Firefox, Chrome and Opera, so I’m thinking this is more of an IE bug than a site bug. That’s as far as my very rusty troubleshooting skills have gotten me. If anyone knows what I could look at next, I’d appreciate it. I’m curious to see if I can figure out the problem.
(And yes,I know, if I’m going to keep using IE I really should update it. I will, eventually. I don’t have a calm enough brain to wrestle with the upgrade process today, especially as I’d need to do it without allowing Windows Upgrade to stick Win10 on my machine.)
Thanks in advance!