Having a problem with a script warning--just started today

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23 Dec, 2011 06:37 AM

I'm always logged into the site. Starting today, whenever I come to DK, I get an Internet Explorer warning that says: "Stop running this script? A script on this page is causing IE (forgot the rest of it!) If it continues to run your computer may become unresponsive." Then I have to click "Yes" to stop running whatever this script is.

Not only do I get this warning every time I come to the site, I also get it when I click on some of the diaries. I haven't changed anything on my computer, so I'm wondering is something has been added to DK that is unfriendly to IE?

This is VERY aggravating, as you might guess. Please help! Thanks!

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  1. Support Staff 61 Posted by elfling on 24 Jan, 2012 12:04 AM

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    Anyone have any trouble with this page:


    "No problem" is great feedback. If you do have a problem, your browser info would be a big help.

    Thanks everyone!

  2. 62 Posted by JeffW on 24 Jan, 2012 12:39 AM

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    No problem here (XP, IE7).

  3. 63 Posted by DavidW on 24 Jan, 2012 05:04 AM

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    no trouble with that one here :) XP IE8


    > From: [email blocked]
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    > Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 19:04:38 -0500
    > Subject: Re: Having a problem with a script warning--just started today [Problems]

  4. 64 Posted by papa monzano on 24 Jan, 2012 01:59 PM

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    no problem.

  5. 65 Posted by aoeu on 24 Jan, 2012 05:13 PM

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    No Problem

    Win7 64 bit
    IE 9.0.8112.16421

    This is the first time I've opened the site with this version of IE and I was presented with a choice to allow or forbid 'java plug in 2 SSV Helper.' I opted forbid.

  6. 66 Posted by Puddytat on 02 Feb, 2012 08:13 AM

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    No troubles here, but I haven't had a script warning in many days.

  7. 67 Posted by papa monzano on 10 Feb, 2012 03:25 PM

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    aaaaand it's back. got hte script error again today for the first time in weeks. i'm logged in paid subscriber. the error happens when i am on the front page and click the link to go to the comments page.

    IE 8.0.6, xp

  8. 68 Posted by DavidW on 10 Feb, 2012 03:40 PM

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    me too...same as papa monano

    IE 8.0.6, XP

  9. 69 Posted by klompendanser on 10 Feb, 2012 04:14 PM

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    Is this related to embedding twitter images on the FP? I seem to remember something about that before. (Don't do twitter myself, so I don't remember what it was about.)

  10. 70 Posted by Ekaterin on 10 Feb, 2012 08:26 PM

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    The script warning started again today whenever I click on a diary to open it. Help!!!!

  11. Support Staff 71 Posted by elfling on 10 Feb, 2012 10:18 PM

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    I can't reproduce on IE 8. Perhaps it's a specific diary?

  12. 72 Posted by DavidW on 10 Feb, 2012 10:22 PM

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    appears to be this: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/10/1062904/-Dr-Ron-Paul-s-newsletter-of-medicine?via=blog_1

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    > Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 17:18:52 -0500
    > Subject: Re: Having a problem with a script warning--just started today [Problems]

  13. 73 Posted by JeffW on 10 Feb, 2012 10:33 PM

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    If it is that diary, it may be something that is IE 8-specific. I just tried it with IE 7, and got no script warning. The last time this was a problem, it seemed to be connected to those live Twitter link graphic embeds.

  14. 74 Posted by Puddytat on 11 Feb, 2012 12:38 AM

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    For me, it's any navigation off the front page, even clicking to go to Help.. It's just like what happened earlier when you guys fixed it (start of this thread). Running IE 8 on XP.

  15. 75 Posted by Catte Nappe on 11 Feb, 2012 01:26 AM

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    Been getting this message all day - both work computer and home computer. Now, suddenly, all graphic images have disappeared, replaced by empty boxes. I mean ALL of them, including the guy with the flag.

  16. Support Staff 76 Posted by elfling on 11 Feb, 2012 01:52 AM

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    The images were our fault, a reconfiguration that went wrong. Should all be better now.

    I don't see any twitter embeds of the kind that caused trouble before, and I'm so far not certain where the issue is with the script warning. My initial suspect isn't on enough pages. But it was bad enough that it crashed my IE, so I appreciate your pain and will keep hunting it.

  17. 77 Posted by DavidW on 11 Feb, 2012 02:43 AM

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    There is a twitter embed in Matt Bors diary that appears to be causing the problem.

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  18. 78 Posted by Bud Fields on 28 Feb, 2012 12:23 AM

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    I"ve had this problem, as well. It occurs more with Chrome than IE 8, but I have learned something about the problem.

    If I have multiple tabs open, and shockwave (most often) crashes (as it often does) on another tab, it affects all tabs. Simply closing other tabs, or even IE/Chrome does not resolve this problem, as the "crash" has affected hi mem on the computer. The best solution (which I do not like!) is to restart my computer. The problem goes away. Most often, this occurs when one of my tabs has FaceBook or Twitter open. The crash occurs there, then crosses to all open tabs.

    Solution: restart (for me). Then, no problem.

  19. 79 Posted by klompendanser on 30 Mar, 2012 09:34 PM

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    Script warning is appearing several times in this diary


    there is at least one twitter embed.

  20. 80 Posted by DavidW on 23 Jul, 2012 03:52 AM

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    The script error message is back. I've been getting it the last two days when I navigate away from the front page. :(

  21. 81 Posted by klompendanser on 23 Jul, 2012 02:29 PM

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    What DavidW said.

  22. 82 Posted by thecoffeeguy on 16 Aug, 2016 08:24 PM

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    I get an "Unresponsive script" warning on most diaries, not all. I use Firefox. Always the latest update. I loaded a script blocker and get no more errors but then there are no comments, so that's no good either. It always references a script that has the diary name in it, but I have no idea what the script does. Using task manager I shut down Firefox and restart it. Or if I feel really sadistic I click on "stop script", it pops up about every 30 seconds and while waiting that 30 seconds the computer is locked up. After repeating this about 10 times you get a warning that Shockwave has crashed and click "stop plugin" then usually the site will work normally.

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