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 Nov 14th, 2012 at 5:29pm
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Page jumps to footer after 20 seconds!
This has been driving me (and my members) crazy.

When going to a page on my boards, after 20 seconds the page jumps down to the footer! It doesn't matter if you're just reading a post or writing a comment, the blasted thing jumps down to the bottom of the page after 20 secs.

You can see what I mean here - just scroll to the top of the page then wait 20 seconds - http://www.newaudiosociety.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1262797778/77#77

This is happening in Firefox and other members have reported it in IE7 and 8.

Any ideas??
 
 
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 Reply #1 - Nov 14th, 2012 at 5:46pm
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Re: Page jumps to footer after 20 seconds!
Confirmed in:
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Our resident coders will be along shortly with a solution  Smiley
 
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 Reply #2 - Nov 14th, 2012 at 7:42pm
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Re: Page jumps to footer after 20 seconds!
rooze wrote on Nov 14th, 2012 at 5:29pm:
When going to a page on my boards, after 20 seconds the page jumps down to the footer!

This is actually supposed to happen just as you described it, but hopefully faster than 20 seconds. In other words, your browser will go to whatever address that shows up in the address bar. In your case, the browser will, and should refresh to the actual url that you've used.

So if you were to go to this post in your forum, the browser will stay exactly where it is; not to the footer.

This is good.  Smiley
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 Reply #3 - Nov 14th, 2012 at 8:13pm
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Re: Page jumps to footer after 20 seconds!
Hi Bill,

It's not good, trust me Smiley

It jumps to the bottom of the page every 20 seconds, repeatedly, over and over.

So I land on the page and start reading the first post. 20 seconds later it jumps to the bottom of the page when I'm half way through reading the first post...not good.
So then I use the scroll bar and find the point in the first post at which I was so rudely interrupted. I then start reading again and 20 seconds later....bump. I'm back down at the bottom of the page again  Cheesy

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 Reply #4 - Nov 14th, 2012 at 8:18pm
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Re: Page jumps to footer after 20 seconds!
Rooze, in your case specifically, your forum appears to reload because of the Google ads that you run. So each time that a Google ad is swapped out, it will refresh whatever is showing in your browser's address bar.

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Bill Myers wrote on Nov 15th, 2012 at 7:37am:
Your forum appears to be operating properly without any unnecessary refreshing. Congratulations!

Not to throw a monkey wrench in the monkeying around that you had to do to get things working again, but according to my notes about Google ads, the rotation of ads shouldn't be refreshing your page. So you might want to put that back in, and see if your forum still operates the way that it should.

Good luck! You have a great looking forum.  Smiley


In our forum, I now only include static ads.

In any case, this is the way browsers operate.
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 Reply #5 - Nov 14th, 2012 at 8:34pm
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Re: Page jumps to footer after 20 seconds!
Hi Bill,

I'd removed the ads whilst trying to eliminate the problem and it didn't change anything so I put them back.

I've now removed them again, there are no ads on the forum page.

But the problem persists.

Bill, I'm thinking you must not be seeing what I'm describing as you wouldn't say this is normal if you could see it. Perhaps you're not waiting the full 20 seconds. Depablo sees it - he confirmed the issue and said coders would be along to resolve it in the post above.

Again, it cannot be normal operation. Imagine reading a post then 20 seconds in it disappears...
 
 
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 Reply #6 - Nov 14th, 2012 at 8:44pm
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rooze wrote on Nov 14th, 2012 at 8:34pm:
Bill, I'm thinking you must not be seeing what I'm describing as you wouldn't say this is normal if you could see it.

Yes, I'm getting the same thing. But when I do it, there's only the one refresh going on. After that, everything seems to be fine. Before when you had the Google ads swapping out about every 20 seconds it seems, refreshing of the page kept happening.

The source page of your YaBB.pl file didn't have any refresh commands, so I don't know that could be happening. So it's good that you came here. Somebody will surely come along to figure this out.

Generally speaking, and it applies to the forum I operate, if a particular page is being held up because it hasn't fully loaded, then while I'm scrolling after having started out in a specific place, the page will reload to where I started. But this only happens one time unless of course I manually refresh the page myself.

Hang in there. Help will be on the way.  Wink

 
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 Reply #7 - Nov 14th, 2012 at 8:52pm
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Thanks Bill,

I'm glad we're on the same page with it, I was beginning to question my sanity  Smiley

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 Reply #8 - Nov 14th, 2012 at 8:59pm
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rooze wrote on Nov 14th, 2012 at 8:52pm:
Thanks Bill,

I'm glad we're on the same page with it, I was beginning to question my sanity  Smiley

Rooze

You're good. Wink

Interestingly, I'm still only getting that one refresh, and then everything is fine. No more refreshing of the page no matter where I'm scrolling. To me, that says something on the page hadn't fully loaded.

At least your pages aren't constantly refreshing any more; at least not with me.  Smiley

 
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 Reply #9 - Nov 14th, 2012 at 9:14pm
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Re: Page jumps to footer after 20 seconds!
Bill Myers wrote on Nov 14th, 2012 at 8:59pm:
[quote author=726F6F7A65000 link=1352914180/7#7 date=1352926366]At least your pages aren't constantly refreshing any more; at least not with me.  Smiley


You are correct sir!

Now there's just the one refresh for me too. It actually doesn't appear like a refresh, it's more like using an anchor link/tag on the same page, it just jumps.

Hmmm....It's odd that removing the ads has stopped the multiple jumps but not that first one...

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 Reply #10 - Nov 14th, 2012 at 9:26pm
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Re: Page jumps to footer after 20 seconds!
rooze wrote on Nov 14th, 2012 at 9:14pm:
Hmmm....It's odd that removing the ads has stopped the multiple jumps but not that first one...

That is odd. The usual reason for that to happen is because a page hasn't fully loaded. But from what I can see, it is fully loading!

Now I think I'm going crazy! Roll Eyes

 
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 Reply #11 - Nov 14th, 2012 at 10:13pm
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Re: Page jumps to footer after 20 seconds!
First, run your page through an html validator (You'll have to do it using the output of 'View Source' from your browser.) You have two divs that aren't closed or are improperly nested. Ditto some table cells.and rows.

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<div id="art-main">
        <div class="art-Sheet"> 


aren't closed.

There are other errors as well, like two different character encoding declarations, two different language values.

Fix the html nesting and closures and chances are page will load properly
 
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 Reply #12 - Nov 14th, 2012 at 10:27pm
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Re: Page jumps to footer after 20 seconds!
to add to what Dandello has posted you also have 4 items 404=missing

1. http://newaudiosociety.com/yabbfiles/newashtml/script.js
2. http://newaudiosociety.com/yabbfiles/newashtml/style.css
3. /cgi-bin/yabb2/style.ie7.css
4. http://www.apneatic.com/feed/
 
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 Reply #13 - Nov 14th, 2012 at 10:34pm
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Thank you very much! That did it.  Smiley

I was wading through scripts looking for a timer or something....duh.  Embarrassed

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Re: Page jumps to footer after 20 seconds!
xnoddyx wrote on Nov 14th, 2012 at 10:27pm:
to add to what Dandello has posted you also have 4 items 404=missing

1. http://newaudiosociety.com/yabbfiles/newashtml/script.js
2. http://newaudiosociety.com/yabbfiles/newashtml/style.css
3. /cgi-bin/yabb2/style.ie7.css
4. http://www.apneatic.com/feed/



Thanks! Hadn't noticed those, will investigate now.

Cheers

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