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Has the "fave" feature been discontinued?

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mikeasaurus (author)2012-07-10

Any browser add-ons or script blocking will prevent the Instructables page from loading completely and will cause weird errors like this. Try turning off your ad blocker(s) and refreshing the page.

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bajablue (author)mikeasaurus2012-07-11

I found I can add favorites using IE. That's good enough for me. ;-)

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Kiteman (author)mikeasaurus2012-07-11

Are there any particular add-ons/blockers that cause an issue? I use ABP and it doesn't seem to be causing issues.

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mikeasaurus (author)Kiteman2012-07-11

Our site uses Java to display just about everything and almost all ad blockers aim to prevent Flash and Java based displays from loading. I can't give you a particular blocker that will/will not work for this site as they update their versions of Java and Flash blockers about as often as we make updates for this site (read: regularly).

What you're experiencing (with ABP working) may be unique to the preferences on your computer and browser and might not be replicated on other machines. I'm not sure there's a solution that will work for everyone other than not having any Java-blocking scripts installed.

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Kiteman (author)2012-07-08

I'm using FF 13.0.1, under XP Home Edition, and I see it.

What browser & OS are you using?

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bajablue (author)Kiteman2012-07-08

Windows 7 using Google chrome.

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Kiteman (author)bajablue2012-07-08

Have you tried the good old clear-the-cache-and-hard-refresh trick?

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bajablue (author)Kiteman2012-07-08

um... I don't think so. Please elucidate. Refreshing the page doesn't help.

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canucksgirl (author)bajablue2012-07-08

Click on the "wrench" icon in Chrome's toolbar, and then select Tools, and finally "Clear browsing data". You'll get an option for what type of info you want deleted and from how long, then click the button to complete the "clearing of your cache".

Reload the page, and let us know if that worked or not. :)

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canucksgirl (author)bajablue2012-07-08

I noticed your comment on the bug page for the Chrome Malware alert...

I wonder if Chrome's blocking the page from loading some data???

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bajablue (author)canucksgirl2012-07-08

That's possible... I guess? lol, you know what a computer dummie I am! ;-D

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canucksgirl (author)bajablue2012-07-08

First off... you're not. :) And, you shouldn't be expected to know what the problem is... It's either with Chrome or with Instructables or a combination of the 2, so posting this to bugs was the best place to start.

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bajablue (author)canucksgirl2012-07-08

I really AM laughing because you are too nice, CG.

My friend NYnitwit (a computer smarty like you) will probably be along shortly and confirm it.

She's just like that. ;-O)

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StumpChunkman (author)bajablue2012-07-08

Javascript needs to be able to completely load in order to display all page elements. If you have any kind of script blocker running on your browser, it's going to cut off the page loading before Favorites loads. If you have any Ad Blockers installed, they might be causing the issue as well.

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bajablue (author)StumpChunkman2012-07-08

Thanks Chunkman. I'll look into your solution.

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Kiteman (author)canucksgirl2012-07-08

...and a "hard refresh" is when you hold down "shift" while refreshing the page.

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bajablue (author)Kiteman2012-07-08

ok... just tried that and no change... but thanks for "learning" me what a hard refresh is. ;-)

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canucksgirl (author)Kiteman2012-07-08

I see it also (just tried a couple ibles).

I'm using Mac OS X and Safari 5.1.4

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