Just a quick note to say that the forum icons have been updated so if those are displaying a little weird for you, you'll need to force refresh or clear your history. The new icons (for regular read/unread threads and forum sections) should have a little SSX star on them instead
Should look like this:
I've noticed that when loading certain threads that I get a brief flash of another page before the next page loads in. Say I go from the General forum to the 2014 Game Releases thread. It flashes either a blank white page inbetween, or this:
Yet when loading others it's an extremely smooth transition from one page to the other.
This page flash is very, very quick so I had to record a video of it doing it in order to grab the above screenshot, though this one seems to appear far less. It's usually just white. What's strange is it doesn't do it on every thread. I thought it might be a general loading issue at first (since that's a pretty big thread), but it does it on the 2015 thread too which only has 13 posts so far, and the Overwatch thread which has just 3. I then tried it on the Dragon Age: Inquisition thread since I posted a ton of downsampled png's in there, thinking if anything would take a hit on the loading it would be that thread, but nope. What these other threads do have in common though are YouTube vids so I'm thinking this might be the cause?, not sure. Maybe trying to call the YouTube vids before the actual thread itself or something?. Thought it was worth a mention either way as I've never noticed it happening before
Yep. Just made a test topic in the archive with a single post and a single YouTube embed. (Over here
). It's fast as I say but it does it every time.
Just for an additional test, I tried clicking the exact same threads in both IE and via my phone too. Smooth, fast and seamless transition with each. So, it seems to be YouTube embeds but also linked to Firefox as well somehow (though I don't have any other browsers installed to try those as well). I'm using the latest version if that helps (34.0.5). (Tried wiping my history and I have Adblock Plus set to disabled on our sites)
Made a second test topic in the archive (Testing 2
). Clicking Testing 1 in Firefox (a single post with 1 YouTube embed) flashes the blank white page during the transition, whilst clicking Testing 2 in Firefox (a single post with 10 of the same YouTube vids embedded) flashes the blank white page but with the nav too (like in the above screenshot). So more vids for the thread to load = white page with nav, and if there are only a few you'll just see white.
Hope those tests help narrow down the problem!. Feel free to delete the test topics from the archive if/when it is fixed btw, I'll leave them there for now so you can use them for testing too. I'm pretty sure that I was using the same version of Firefox before the new site was launched and I never noticed this happening on the old board
Just tried disabling all of my Firefox add-ons too, just to see if one of those were causing it. Nope.