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Pages Auto-refreshing Repeatedly


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#1 Guest_hollowface_*

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 01:47 PM

For a few days now, I've noticed that, when not logged in, forum pages will (after about 40 seconds or so) automatically refresh over and over forever. This doesn't seem to happen when logged it, so I assume it's advertisement related, but haven't done any tests to verify this. It doesn't happen in Internet Explorer, but does happen in Pale Moon (a Mozilla Firefox derivative).

 

Not seeking help as, like I said, it doesn't happen when logged in, so it's not an issue for me, but thought I ought to report it in case others are experiencing the issue.



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#2 Grinler

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 01:49 PM

Does the page actually refresh or are the refreshing of the ads making the page move up and down? Not sure if the ads are refreshing or not, but want to clarify before i look into it.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 01:52 PM

Alright so I just logged out and spent 2 minutes in this thread, and 2 minutes in the other. Using Google Chrome 64-bit (updated), without uBlock Origin nor Ghostery active.

In your thread, nothing happened in these 2 minutes. In the other thread, at the top of the page (above the first post), I had an ad for Microsoft Azure which dissappeared after a minutes. However, no other ad took its place, and the page didn't refresh.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 02:02 PM

I think its the ads refreshing. Sometimes a big or smaller ad is shown and makes the page move.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 02:15 PM

I am on Firefox and I don't have this issue.  Maybe something is wrong on your end?



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Posted 14 April 2016 - 02:16 PM

Agouti, you need to be logged out to see ads.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 02:45 PM

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Does the page actually refresh or are the refreshing of the ads making the page move up and down?

 

I'm not sure what you mean. Perhaps this screenshot will help clarify?



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Posted 14 April 2016 - 03:03 PM

Hmm..interesting. Let me look into it.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 04:23 PM

Yes, I know I have to be logged out to see ads.  And no, I don't see what hollowface is seeing.  (Thank goodness for screenshots)



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Posted 14 April 2016 - 04:27 PM

Do you have any plug-ins, add-ons, etc. running in Pale Moon?

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 05:46 PM

OK I looked into this. These are the autorefreshing, not the page itself. It seems that any refresh of items on the page activate the refresh button in palemoon. In most browsers, the button only activates on a page refresh.

You can ignore this. Nothing to worry about.

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 05:45 PM

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It seems that any refresh of items on the page activate the refresh button in palemoon. In most browsers, the button only activates on a page refresh.

Interesting. Yet another reason for me to use Pale Moon over Firefox.

 

 


OK I looked into this. These are the autorefreshing, not the page itself.

Your sentence is a bit jumbled. What is refreshing, and what is the purpose behind this change to the website?


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 05:53 PM

Sorry..its the ads that are refreshing. Not the page.

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 06:01 PM

Sorry..its the ads that are refreshing. Not the page.

 

I take it then that the change was done by your advetising provider on their end rather than a change to BC's site code?



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Posted 15 April 2016 - 06:12 PM

Correct..this is something controlled from their ad tags.




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