#1 Posted by TomA (2531 posts) -

Everytime I come here, which is alot, my whole computer freezes for no less than 10-20 seconds. if I try and click multiple times, my computer lets out a system beep. What is going on? This is the only site that does this.

#2 Posted by BaneFireLord (2967 posts) -

I often have the same issue, usually the first time I navigate to the site after turning on my computer for the first time.

#3 Edited by Rorie (3173 posts) -

@banefirelord: @toma: Sorry, there's another thread about this. I'll file a bug and link the engineers here; they might ask you to run some tests. Sorry for the trouble.

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#4 Posted by Tarsier (1076 posts) -

same here but only on my laptop and usually for 2 seconds.

#5 Edited by goreyfantod (151 posts) -

Add me to this list. My computer freezes for about thirty seconds the first time I open Giant Bomb after turning my computer on (using Chrome).

#6 Posted by JesterPC238 (345 posts) -

My laptop does the same thing.

#7 Posted by Kaineda77 (134 posts) -

I have the same issue, only sometimes it takes more like 45 seconds. Then again, my laptop is slow.

#8 Posted by PhilESkyline (781 posts) -
@toma said:

Everytime I come here, which is alot, my whole computer freezes for no less than 10-20 seconds. if I try and click multiple times, my computer lets out a system beep. What is going on? This is the only site that does this.

Maybe you should put a blanket and socks on your computer before coming to the site. Ba dum tssshhh...

But really, have you tried using a different browser? I've tend to have better results using Google Chrome over Firefox and IE.

#9 Edited by Bane (439 posts) -
@banefirelord said:

I often have the same issue, usually the first time I navigate to the site after turning on my computer for the first time.

Same here. Giant Bomb and The Verge are the two sites that cause the lockup most frequently.

What happens to me is the whole machine locks up for 10 - 20 seconds while the hard drive goes into a state of high activity. Once the hard drive activity returns to normal so does the rest of the machine. After that it doesn't happen again until the next time I power cycle the machine.

Core i7 920, 6GB RAM, nVidia Quadro FX 3800, Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1, Chrome 26.0.1410.64 m

#10 Edited by Tarsier (1076 posts) -

this still happens for me, it now happens for like 10 seconds or more.

#11 Posted by Rorie (3173 posts) -

@tarsier: Does it still do it in incognito mode?

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#12 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1859 posts) -

4 months and still not fixed. Bummer.

It usually freezes when a tracking website is loading, and the address can be read on the bottom bar of the browser.

#13 Edited by McDom (70 posts) -

Same thing for me, doesn't do it in incognito mode.

#14 Posted by Fattony12000 (7596 posts) -

There's just too much dopeness trying to load at once. Tell the engineers to turn down some of their dope javascript.

#15 Posted by Rorie (3173 posts) -

@tarsier: @fattony12000: @mcdom: @viking_funeral:

I’m told that this is due to blocking either cbsi.com or omniture.js. If you can whitelist those in whatever javascript or adblocking software you’re using, the issue should resolve itself. I don’t think these are ad servers (I could be wrong), but rather site tagging we use to monitor user behavior.

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#16 Posted by Fattony12000 (7596 posts) -
@rorie said:

@tarsier: @fattony12000: @mcdom: @viking_funeral:

I’m told that this is due to blocking either cbsi.com or omniture.js. If you can whitelist those in whatever javascript or adblocking software you’re using, the issue should resolve itself. I don’t think these are ad servers (I could be wrong), but rather site tagging we use to monitor user behavior.

You're an ad sever.

I totally don't have any of these issues, by the way, I'm just here for the fun of it.

#17 Posted by Datajack (132 posts) -

I also have this issue as far back as I can remember on my backup pc, thinking pre-site revamp? Anyways...running it on fresh install and patched up Win 7, IE 10.0.9200.16686 on older AMD platform/2gb RAM. Built in pop-up blocker turned off of course and no Ad-blocker software installed. Doesn't reoccur until full power cycle. Hmm, but main pc on Win 8, IE 10.0.9200.16686 with built in pop-up blocker turned on, never an issue. Go figure...odd.