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It was brought to my attention that apparently this site suddenly barfs all over Internet Exploder.

I checked by powering up my own copy (which would make it the second time I’ve ever used Internet Exploder on this ‘puter. The first time was to download FireFox), and it would appear that the rumors are correct. It does, indeed, look like something put together by a monkey on acid.

I have no idea what caused this to happen over the weekend, but I did note that the “quick edit” button on the comments went away at about the same time.

Once I get time, or once the Imperial Web Gremlins get time, I’ll see what I can do, but I don’t know when I’ll be able to myself. Plus, it might take a bit to locate the problem. Internet Exploder goes nuts for the littlest of things.

In the meantime, you might want to look into FireFox or Chrome. I hear they have a special this week: Buy one (for the low-low price of $0.00) and get one for absolutely free! This is, by some freak coincidence, the same special they have every week. Neither of those have an issue. I realize that this may be a bit much to ask, but at least it will tide you over until the problem can be located and fixed.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thatisall.

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Erbo
Erbo
January 24, 2012 02:11

Anyone who willingly uses Internet Asploder when there are good, free alternatives available deserves what they get.

(I say “willingly” because some people, in corporate environments especially, have this evil monstrosity forced on them, with no recourse…and often times it’s not even a recent version of Asploder, but a crawling horror like IE6. Fear and loathing time!)

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
January 24, 2012 02:39

I had kinda wondered about this mishappen mess. :em08:

Greywolf
Greywolf
January 24, 2012 02:55

I was brought to Firefox by this website, several years ago. The Emperor mentioned it a few times, and I investigated. That has made a world of difference. I use Firefox as my browser, exclusively. For the past five years or so, the only time I use Exploder is to run Windows Updates. Thank you, my liege.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
January 24, 2012 03:06

Yep, I’m on my Firefox, and the site looks far better!

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster
January 24, 2012 03:55

I have to use Infernal Exploder for some applications at work. They also like to rip things off computers that actually make the things useful.

I recommend using portable apps which don’t write to the registry and can be run off a thumb drive. You can get portable versions of Firefox, Chrome Opera and all sorts of cool things.
:em01:

Bones
Bones
January 24, 2012 07:05

My POS computer for work has very tight controls about what can be on it, etc. I’ve had lots of troulbel with IE and when I saw the site looking liek it had been exploded, just thought that it was (another) glitch on this POS. Least I ain’t crazy (that they can prove) :em05:

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster
January 24, 2012 07:15

A quick followup. I just looked at the site with IE 6, :em06: and it came up fine.
Hmmm
:em03:

ICD
ICD
January 24, 2012 07:35

I’ve been using Firefox since mid-2006. But I intern at the FDA (don’t judge me, I needed something on my resume) and it was a big deal when they upgraded to IE 7 a few months ago. They still disabled tabbing, though. Utterly mystifies me.

L.C. Mope
L.C. Mope
January 24, 2012 08:28

Probably Sunspots.

But get Firefox anyway.

Imperial Grammar Nazi, G.L.O.R
Imperial Grammar Nazi, G.L.O.R
January 24, 2012 08:35

Erbo says: Anyone who willingly uses Internet Asploder when there are good, free alternatives available deserves what they get. This. Fortunately, where I work (at a university), faculty and staff can download to their hearts’ content. At one point, they WANTED us to use only Microslop products (and the IT guys wouldn’t support anything else), but *yours truly*, ever the… Read more »

Orion
Orion
January 24, 2012 09:11

IE ‘Interprets’ HTML and will happily attempt to render improper, malformed code. It also comes up with its own interpretations of what you wrote as far as spacing, rendering, etc. It’s garbage from start to finish – and that’s coming from someone who’s been writing code since the 70’s and makes their living doing so now. Just a side note… Read more »

LC Draco
LC Draco
January 24, 2012 10:13

Site looks fine with Safari or FireFox. I have to use both because the US Army can’t spell Safari. :em02:

Lizard, G.L.O.R.
Lizard, G.L.O.R.
January 24, 2012 10:18

Misha been messed up for more than just the weekend but not sure exactly when it occurred. I am in IE and Firefox since some of my work programs work better in one and not the other.

Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery
January 24, 2012 10:21

It does, indeed, look like something put together by a monkey on acid.

you’re mistaken Emperor, that’s who designed Exploder……heard he was also the lead on the Vista development team.

Cannon Fodder
Cannon Fodder
January 24, 2012 11:38

Been on Firefox since the first official release. Always liked it better than Internet Exploder.

January 24, 2012 11:57

The only bitch I have about Firefox is that they now require a plug-in that eats memory like Michel Moore at a Golden Corral buffet.

AyUaxe
AyUaxe
January 24, 2012 12:18

Friends don’t let friends browse the dark reaches of da intertubes with IE! It’s like waiving a big flag at all kinds of nasties and shouting, “Come on in! Infect and cripple my computer and embarrass me by using my machine as a spam bot!” My company has its IT pretty locked down, but management has let those of us… Read more »

Erbo
Erbo
January 24, 2012 12:47

I should also mention that there are also people out there that run Internet Asploder because they simply don’t know any better. Pity these people. Educate them. Show them to the light of Firefox and/or Chrome. They’ll thank you later. (I’ve standardized on Chrome myself. In fact, my comment #2 above was posted from Chrome on Ubuntu Linux, about as… Read more »

Bones
Bones
January 24, 2012 13:22

K, just tried compatability mode in Asswipe Exploder and the site looks fine. For those of us without a choice, this is the simple and immedite fix.

[Confirmed. -Venomous]

Kristophr, LC
Kristophr, LC
January 24, 2012 14:11

Use compatibility mode.

Exploder does this periodically to try to punish people who prefer a secure and easy to use and program for browser.

When it fails to work, Redmond will fix this “bug”.

Igor, Imperial Booby
Igor, Imperial Booby
January 24, 2012 15:04

I work for a major player on the internet, and believe me when I say that the Mad Programmers at Mickey$oft pull some really really STOOPID stuff. It’s like they never ever heard of RFCs, they try to contantly break everybody else’s product(s). Sorry, can’t go into details, trade secrets and all that. FF has its problems, Chrome does too,… Read more »

LC Jackboot IC/A
Admin
LC Jackboot IC/A
January 24, 2012 16:21

LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. says: It started with Netscape. Wow, haven’t heard Netscape in awhile. That’s ancient history to us pioneers of the web. Toss up question for all: Has anyone used NSCA Mosaic? That’s the progenitor of Netscape and what I used when first traveling on the Intertubes. I got the free download from Al Bore too. Regardless, back… Read more »

Imperial Grammar Nazi, G.L.O.R
Imperial Grammar Nazi, G.L.O.R
January 24, 2012 16:57

Igor, Imperial Booby says: they try to contantly break everybody else’s product(s). I learned that up close and personal. I used to run Windows 3.11, and decided to upgrade to 95. Bzzzztt…wrong decision. I installed it EXACTLY according to instructions, rebooted,and POW…it wiped out ALL of my Netscape files, all of my ProComm files (that’s how I accessed the net),… Read more »

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster
January 24, 2012 17:02

I think I know what may have happened. Internet Explorer is made by Microsoft. Microsoft is run and employes vast armies of leftard moonbats. They probably put in a patch during the last updates that was designed to trash the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler. I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit. I know a lot of people who… Read more »

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
January 24, 2012 17:13

I haven’t used Exploder in years at home. At work, the majority of the crap applications we have to use are Exploder compatible. I think someone at Microsoft is blowing someone at the agency.

:em08:

LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
January 24, 2012 18:05

‘Forgot I was using chrome,, ‘been that long since I had any issues. ‘Has an “Open IE window” plug.
‘Kinda’ thing ‘makes ya fergit to change the oil..

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster
January 24, 2012 18:50

LC Jackboot IC/A @ #:

Toss up question for all: Has anyone used NSCA Mosaic? That’s the progenitor of Netscape and what I used when first traveling on the Intertubes. I got the free download from Al Bore too.

Yep, I did, and when Netscape came out I went to that. I’ve also used Lynx.
:em01:

AgTiger
AgTiger
January 24, 2012 21:48

LC Jackboot IC/A says: LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. says: Toss up question for all: Has anyone used NSCA Mosaic? Yup, sure did, and the Gopher client/servers prior to that. I recently tried installing some of the old Mosaic versions and seeing how well they fared against modern server’s HTML pages… Not so much, but it was still worth seeing the… Read more »

January 24, 2012 22:58

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch @ #:

yep, and they (i.e. us taxpayers) pay out the ass for MS products

0007
0007
January 25, 2012 08:43

Yeah, just went up and switch on compatiblity view and evrything is happy again.

January 25, 2012 09:09

Hey cool. Thanks guys, compatibility worked for me too. Got my old rott back…yaaaay!

keith in kalifornia
keith in kalifornia
January 25, 2012 10:52

fwiw: the problem is only with IE8 – works fine at home with IE7.

LC&IB Vulcanrider, MSgt, USAF, Ret
LC&IB Vulcanrider, MSgt, USAF, Ret
January 26, 2012 17:03

I have to use IE on my USAF office computer, but the Rott loads OK on in right now. But I think we’re still on IE4… :em05: