I'm using Firefox too, but on a Mac. I've had the occasional weirdness, but never black boxes...
TigerLilly, next time this happens, can you do a screen shot and email it to us so we can pass it to the techs? The problem may not be on this end, but at least they can check it out.
I'm using Firefox - latest release - tigerlily, and have had the same thing a few times. I have no idea what's causing it, but it happens on other pages for me,too. Not as often as you're describing though.
I am using Mozilla as a browser. Whole column under the cursive text "dead community" is just a black box. Can see no individual text in the box, other than the who's online text. Also cannot click on anything in this black field. Happens about 30% of the times that I log in. Also happens that if I log out, close Mozilla, and then log back in, all text and functions are back. Seems to be a temporary black hole or something-I have no clue what it could be. Was wondering if I were the only one with this, as I took my own advice and looked for someone else asking about this before I posted ;-)
What browser are you using?
I very occasionally have instances of pages loading weirdly, but it doesn't persist. So say more about this.
Sometimes when I log in, the whole section under "dead community" on the left is all black, and sometimes I can see "All recent posts, Member map, Members, Who's online" etc. Does anybody else have this phenomena? Does anybody know why it happens?
Would probably help if people read through the posts in the sections about technical problems BEFORE they post new complaints. If problem has already been brought up, then would be kinder NOT to be repetitive and post, or if the person absolutely can't help themselves, then to say something very mild like: "XYZ problem, ditto" or "me too". izzie and Marye have said they will keep us informed on fixes and updates, and they WILL. They are doing a great job, with a monumental task, and no need to stress them with the s.o.s. over and over.
...shall we go, you and I while we can...
This place has been here for six weeks or so and I'm seeing the complaints outweighing the compliments about two to one . Izzie and Marye got tossed into a definite work in progress. They were honest about that from day one. Look, If the Grateful Dead experienced that much negativity at the beginning when things didn't work right, the music was sloppy, the venue sucked,, we wouldn't be hear today, 'cause the band would have called it quits. The initial scene thrived on what was going right and how to build on it.Let's try that here.
See 'cause how many times do people need to hear that the store isn't fully connected with the site, that opening new topics isn't gonna happen in the forums,etc. There's a lot of arch tone and unnecessary sarcasm that's well, frankly juvenile. Wheather it was Watkins Glen Or the Berkely Community center, Woodstock or Anchorage, Alaska, I always saw the faithful in the audience adapt to the situation with the same smile, ,cause they knew something great was about to happen. The same thing can be true here. After all, what do we really want, lindley Meadows or Altamont???
Give it some thought,and sure if you got a gripe, you can always express it in a pleasent manner. Be sure to say something nice along the way as well, it will come back to you.
It was after the last of the studio albums, but there's a rehearsal version on the last disc of the So Many Roads box set. Anyone with better info, please post!
on what cd's is this song?
Thanks for the heads up. I'll pass this on and report back.