Safari page-loading errors

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  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Over the past few days — maybe a week or longer — I've been getting lots (i.e. say, 1 in 5 attempts) of errors from links just on this site alone. Pages not loading, error messages such as the example below.

    I'm not entirely sure what the exact cause is so I thought I'd post it here just in case anyone else is experiencing the same problem. I can't seem to replicate the problem with any other browser, or site or other forum with Safari.

    Safari 2.0.3 — OS10.4.5 — 2gb RAM G4 1.42 dual
     

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  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yep...I've been getting a lot of these over the past few days. The initial click on a thread link gives the error message, but a reload always brings it up just fine. I've noticed once or twice in the past, but it's been happening to me a lot in the last few days on several different computers and internet connections.
     
  3. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    I've had this for a while (but probably not as frequently as you seem to be getting it) and I've kind of got used to it. A quick stab of Cmd-R usually makes it go away. Like you say, it is only MR, and only Safari, so I put it down to a slight incompatibility between the two - a bit like the text box error that was around a while back.

    I think it has been mentioned before, but no-one really came up with a solution other than refresh then either. :confused:
     
  4. eva01 macrumors 601

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    I have been getting more of this error. And only on this site. but refresh makes it work again
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    In the interests of the survey, put me on the end of the list. It's been happening for many months for me, but not terribly badly.
     
  6. iGary Guest

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    The site has been extremely - sometimes excrutiantingly - slow the last few nights. I logged off last night it got so bad at one point.
     
  7. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I've been having the issue for 2 or 3 months at least. But its pretty rare (considering how many times I load MR forum pages), maybe once or twice a day.
     
  8. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Do you think I should report the bug to Apple and describe the pages on MR I was trying to load? ;)
     
  9. iGary Guest

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    FWIW, I have never gotten an error page like you, but I have been having issues with the site...slowness.
     
  10. Doctor Q Administrator

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    MacRumors has made some server changes. Any "growing pains" should now (or very very soon) be over.
     
  11. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I think I've noticed an improvement overt the last few days. I had been experiencing the same errors previously as well but they seem to be diminishing in frequency. :)
     
  12. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    same here.

    I also had a problem the other day where I couldn't load macrumors.com

    i had to log onto forums.macrumors.com to get to it. But, besides that one event, and the error messages, I haven't had any other problems with the site.
     
  13. arn macrumors god

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    quick search appears to blame it on Safari accepting compressed content:

    http://www.port80software.com/200ok/archive/2005/02/25/349.aspx

    The text on this site is compressed (gziped) prior to sending to most browsers which support it. Safari included. I made a change in one of the settings to see if I was causing this problem.

    Let me know if you still have problems after this moment.

    thanks
    arn
     
  14. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks Arn. Will do.
     
  15. iGav macrumors G3

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    I get the same on the BBC News website all of the time.
     
  16. skoker macrumors 68000

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  17. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks but since the problem was addressed and solved here, I'll treat your post with the respect it deserves.
     
  18. skoker macrumors 68000

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    I'm just teasing ya... just wanted to point it out before somebody else (such as jsw of Doctor Q) did.
     
  19. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Safari ----ppplllbbbzzzssstt....

    (that's the sound of a tongue-stuck-out razzberry)

    I got well and fed up with that program and decamped for Firefox.

    Once in a long while, Firefox will misinterpret the headers or something and when linking to a post, displays raw code instead of the post. Once it starts, it seems to happen more and more. Quit and restart Firefox fixes it.
     
  20. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Think that's rather unlikely somehow. Instructive that you might choose to somehow manage to compare them to yourself.
     
  21. arn macrumors god

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