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Recently the pages here seem to not complete the loading process. That is, in FF when I visit this site, the "loading" icons on my tabs keeps on spinning and spinning, never full finishing the load.
Pages and content are all loading fine. It's similar to the same problem you get with Flash when the Flash is referencing a non-existent object and doesn't have error handling to manage it: it's as if the page is never done.
Right now, typing this, two minutes or so . . . the loading icon is still spinning.
Seems like the event correlates with the appearance of the PubCon banner (which I'd hoped never to see, banners here. :-) )
I thought it was just me so left it alone for a few days, been comparing other sites, even heavy ones, and no problems there. It's just this site.
However your mention of the post issue is another thing, but it's probably me, maybe not; maybe it's related. The http refresh after posting, the one that returns to the thread, seems broken, but only sometimes. I can click the link to the thread and it goes right in. Usually there's no time to click the link.
EDIT: Curious is this Padawan, he view source.
This loads just fine, boom, it's done. So it's not a server issue, but I noticed the forum has Analytics on the pages, the RSS feed URL does not. It's probably that.
Out of curiosity visited a few other sites with Analytics, no problems there.
Problem went away by itself the next day without any action on my behalf. I assumed it had been spotted and fixed.
It's not an issue at WebmasterWorld, but with some sites it's an ad server HTTP call that's causing the hanging, sometimes causing the page not to load at all.
Bottom line: too many HTTP calls to other sites are not a good thing. Fortunately, WebmasterWorld doesn't have that issue with multiple ad servers like some sites do.