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Still Irritated Only More So!!! Answered

Apparently another problem is not being able to reply to comments. This is the fifth attempt to do so; this time I will try a new topic rather than a reply. When I reply, and click "Post", I get an "Oops, your session has timed out" message, and am dumped back onto the logon page - I believe that's the twenty-third logon today so far! There it says "After you log in, we'll send you on your way to: 'edit/post' ". I log on (again) and am taken to a blank page.  Let me add that one of these "time outs" occurred exactly 19 seconds after I had logged on!

In reply to the comment from randofo - I am indeed using IE8, with internet security set to medium-high. Cookies are enabled.

I have searched the forums and tried what "fixes" I found to no beneficial result.  One of those suggested removing all security, which I tried very briefly.  No help.

I occasionally use private browsing mode, but not at instructables.com.

In reply to caitlinsdad, thanks for the helpful comment. When a site charges for a service, they have declared themselves to be professional and need to accept those standards.


OK, you gentlemen seem to be correct from a purely pragmatic point of view; I am now using Firefox and things appear to be working as advertised. My blood pressure is slowly dropping back into the normal range. That being said, I think it is unfortunate that the site does not work correctly when accessed by IE. It is, no matter how you feel about it or the reasons, vastly the most used (I avoided the word "popular"intentionally) browser out there, and it isn't that hard to accommodate - I made my living for five years developing webs for IE in a corporate environment where it was politically necessary. What bothers me most is that the folks at Instructables.com don't seem to care much. Maybe someone needs to write an Instructable on accessing Instructables.com with IE!

Blame Microsoft for creating a browser that doesn't conform to web standards!

He wanted me to pass this little note on...

Dear Lemonie,

Don't be hatin' on IE.

Much appreciated,
    Bill G.

Bill G should direct his message to Instructables...


Dear Lemonie,

Thank you for your concern.

I will have our team of lawyers on it immediately.

  Bill G.

Eugh, yuck! peace and happiness, every where!

Is it still doing this?

If so, try emptying your cache, entirely.

Google Chrome is a pretty good browser too

Well that's two alternatives so far.


Opera has no problems with the site either, the new versions hella fast too