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ErikGrim

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I’m getting lots of JS errors that break site functionality. I can’t like without going to a second page, I can’t pull down the alerts menu or reply to threads. It seems to be random and intermittent so it’s hard to pin down. But every time it happens, the top three errors occur.

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arn

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Hmm. Can you paste a thread url where it has happened? Or when it happens next?
 

arn

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Are you running any extensions? And which browser?
 

ErikGrim

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Are you running any extensions? And which browser?
Safari 14 with 1Blocker, StopTheMadness, Okta and Tampermonkey. The latter two does not get invoked on MR.

The randomness (sometimes a reload will make it work) and the errors seems to point to Skimlinks.
 

arn

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Try it without the blockers? And see if it happens? Or try a different one.

I’d first try turning off stop the madness as I think of it was 1Blocker we’d have heard about it before.
 

jazz1

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Why do I need to use Javascript to get the full features on MacRumors? Isn't Javascript something that is dangerous to use. I know there are false "update your Javascript" pop ups. But I thought generally Javascript was somewhat dangerous to use.
 

arn

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Why do I need to use Javascript to get the full features on MacRumors? Isn't Javascript something that is dangerous to use. I know there are false "update your Javascript" pop ups. But I thought generally Javascript was somewhat dangerous to use.

you might be confusing Java with JavaScript. Javascript is pretty ubiquitous on the internet and is built into every browser. You never have to update your Javascript. Java is an addon and is probably what you are talking about.

we dont use Java.

and the site is generally functional even without JavaScript, though some features might be affected. But you are able to read and comment without it.
 
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