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post #1 of 24
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If anyone has noticed me missing of late, this is why! I've used Firefox exclusively for at least two years now, maybe longer, and have never had as much trouble as I have now, I guess for about two weeks now, maybe? Occasionally on any site that I visit, I get the message from FF that "Cannot find" the site, and it asks if you've typed in the address properly, are you sure that its still a site, yadda, yadda, yadda (if you use FF you've probably seen it. But for the past two weeks or so, there have been hours at a time that I cannot connect to TCS for the love of money, just get the same message over and over (mind you, its going from either a bookmark or my history, not manually typed in). I've done it both with other tabs open, and as a single tab, with the same results. Has anyone else had any issues with this, or have any ideas what might be up? FWIW, when it can't find TCS, it finds other sites just fine, and I have not made any changes to any software or hardware, aside from the FF upgrade that I applied Saturday, but didn't change this issue.

Anyone?
post #2 of 24
No problem here - I use firefox, and don't have any problems...
Have you tried to update it?
post #3 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by carolinalima View Post
No problem here - I use firefox, and don't have any problems...
Have you tried to update it?

Yup, Just this weekend, no help....as a matter of fact, the time between the original post and this one.....that's where I've been.....no mans land, lol!

For those who don't use FF, this is the notice I get

Address Not Found
Firefox can't find the server at www.thecatsite.com.

The browser could not find the host server for the provided address.

* Did you make a mistake when typing the domain? (e.g. "ww.mozilla.org" instead of "www.mozilla.org")
* Are you certain this domain address exists? Its registration may have expired.
* Are you unable to browse other sites? Check your network connection and DNS server settings.
* Is your computer or network protected by a firewall or proxy? Incorrect settings can interfere with Web browsing.
post #4 of 24
I haven't had any trouble using FF, either. Could it be your firewall? Has that been updated recently?
post #5 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jcat View Post
I haven't had any trouble using FF, either. Could it be your firewall? Has that been updated recently?
Nope, my firewall has been disabled for about three months now....yeah, I know, bad thing, lol!
post #6 of 24
I have had no problems with Firefox either. Have you tried using a different browser to see if it is a firefox issue or something else.
post #7 of 24
No problem with mine either and I use FF at school. *shrugs*

Can you use another browser while you're having problems with FF?
post #8 of 24
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Have tried IE (and remembered why I haven't used it since we got this particular machine, IE is terribly slow on it!) and have logged in.....sigh.


thanks guys....any more ideas??
post #9 of 24
No problems here, either. Open firefox, try to come to TCS, when it doesn't work go to Tools>Error Console. Look through the errors on there for anything that pertains to this site.

What ad-ons, if any, are you using? If you're using adblocker plus you may have accidentally added TCS to the block list somehow.
post #10 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
No problems here, either. Open firefox, try to come to TCS, when it doesn't work go to Tools>Error Console. Look through the errors on there for anything that pertains to this site.
Am about to sign off and head for bed, will check that tomorrow when I get a chance (since we have an early morning, may not be until tomorrow evening, lol!) Unless it gives me the error again before I sign off, and it just might.

Quote:
Originally Posted by strangewings View Post
What ad-ons, if any, are you using? If you're using adblocker plus you may have accidentally added TCS to the block list somehow.
That I'm pretty sure isn't it.. mostly because if was the case, it would be all the time, but I'm not using the adblocker plus, just the basic blocker that comes on FF.

Thanks!!!
post #11 of 24
Thread Starter 
Ok, here's one message from the Security Console

Security Error: Content at http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/ may not load data from http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/index.php.


and a warning message

Warning: Error in parsing value for property 'filter'. Declaration dropped.
Source File: http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...11#post2581111
Line: 0


Can anyone explain?
post #12 of 24
The first one is from your adblocker, the second I'm not sure if it would cause your issue.

When/if you have time tomorrow, try going into tools>add-ons and disable your blocker and see if TCS loads up. If so, yes TCS accidentally got on the block list - not sure how, but stranger things have happened.
post #13 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
The first one is from your adblocker, the second I'm not sure if it would cause your issue.

When/if you have time tomorrow, try going into tools>add-ons and disable your blocker and see if TCS loads up. If so, yes TCS accidentally got on the block list - not sure how, but stranger things have happened.
Took me a couple of days, actually, lol! But I was partially right, I don't have an ad blocker installed, just the pop up blocker that comes with FF....and TCS is on the sites that pop ups are allowed on......but I sure was hoping!

Any other ideas?
post #14 of 24
It isn't just you. I frequently get that here, not only with Firefox but also with IE 7.0 too. In fact I spent about 5 minutes getting that message before I could reply to this thread.

My Firefox Error Message:

Quote:
Address Not Found


www.thecatsite.com could not be found. Please check the name and try again.


The browser could not find the host server for the provided address.

* Did you make a mistake when typing the domain? (e.g. "ww.mozilla.org" instead of

"www.mozilla.org")


* Are you certain this domain address exists? Its registration may have expired.


* Are you unable to browse other sites? Check your network connection and DNS server settings.


* Is your computer or network protected by a firewall or proxy? Incorrect settings can interfere with Web browsing.
My Internet Explorer Message
Quote:
Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet.
The website is encountering problems.
There might be a typing error in the address.

What you can try:
Check your Internet connection. Try visiting another website to make sure you are connected.

Retype the address.

Go back to the previous page.

More information

I also frequently get Database errors when accessing the Arcade. I made a post about that, but I don't even think anyone replied to it.
post #15 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
It isn't just you. I frequently get that here, not only with Firefox but also with IE 7.0 too. In fact I spent about 5 minutes getting that message before I could reply to this thread.



I also frequently get Database errors when accessing the Arcade. I made a post about that, but I don't even think anyone replied to it.

Thank God I'm not the only one....I think! At least that means that its not just my machine and OS, but that's not good either if there's several of us!
post #16 of 24
I wonder if both of you are using the same ISP? I am not an expert on the issue, but I do know it can be anywhere between your browser and the site. Have you tried pinging the site to see what happens along the way between your computer and TCS?
post #17 of 24
I'm on a satellite ISP via WiFi and the only time I get that error is when the TCP/IP protcol hiccoughs or if my connection flicks out (due to wind or rain usually).

I know that doesn't help you

I've used FF exclusively for as many years as it's been available and the only issues I've ever had with it loading were on the ISP side.
post #18 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anne View Post
I wonder if both of you are using the same ISP?
Not the same ISP. I live in Canada and use mts.net which is my local telephone company. I believe Kittencrazy is in the USA.
post #19 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
Not the same ISP. I live in Canada and use mts.net which is my local telephone company. I believe Kittencrazy is in the USA.

Yep, Southeast USA , FWIW.
post #20 of 24
I get errors with FF, too, though it's a different error. I don't recall the exact wording but it's something about the connection to the server has been reset, try again? With me, though, it happens on other sites, too. Not often enough in any case to get too upset about it. My theory is that FF is timing out too soon while waiting for a response from the server, but I can't figure out how to change it so I can test my theory.
post #21 of 24
There is something else FF-related, though I don't think it's causing the errors reported here. The FF error console is logging lots of CSS errors, particularly in regard to alignment properties. For example:

Warning: Unknown property 'align'. Declaration dropped.
Source File: http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/new...eply&p=2584380
Line: 304

This error is being logged in many different modules. The CSS associated with the above error is:

/* ***** define margin and font-size for elements inside panels ***** */
.fieldset { margin-bottom: 6px; }
.fieldset, .fieldset td, .fieldset p, .fieldset li { font-size: 11px; }
.headertable {
background-color: #FFFFFF;
\t align: center;
\t border-bottom: 6px solid #CC0000;
\t border-top: 0px solid #993300;
\t padding: 0px;
\t margin: 0px;
\t
\t }

I don't think there's currently any CSS "align" property for an object. There are horizontal and vertical alignment properties but they're for text only. There's an HTML align property for HTML elements, but I don't think the above usage is correct under current standards, and so FF's page rendering engine is rejecting it. vBulletin has been around for a while; I'm guessing this might be some code that needs updating to current usage.
post #22 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by coaster View Post
With me, though, it happens on other sites, too.
It only happens at this site for me. It's only been recently since the last upgrade. After that I started to get numerous errors trying to access the arcade, and then it started here too.

And as I showed above, it's not just Firefox. It's also IE 7.0.

It doesn't really bother me though. I frequent a few graphic art sites, so when I can't get in here, I just spend my time on one of those sites and then try later in the day here.
post #23 of 24
Thread Starter 
Ok, I pinged the site ....the first time right after I couldn't connect.....got the message that the ping request couldn't find host www.thecatsite.com , please check name and try again.

Pinged it again when I was back on TCS, got this:

Pinging thecatsite.com [206.251.75.74] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 206.251.75.74: bytes=32 time=985ms TTL=51
Reply from 206.251.75.74: bytes=32 time=731ms TTL=51
Reply from 206.251.75.74: bytes=32 time=643ms TTL=51
Reply from 206.251.75.74: bytes=32 time=1329ms TTL=51

Ping statistics for 206.251.75.74:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 643ms, Maximum = 1329ms, Average = 922ms


For comparison, a ping of www.facebook got me this:

Pinging facebook.com [69.63.176.140] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 69.63.176.140: bytes=32 time=431ms TTL=241
Reply from 69.63.176.140: bytes=32 time=416ms TTL=241
Reply from 69.63.176.140: bytes=32 time=414ms TTL=241
Reply from 69.63.176.140: bytes=32 time=514ms TTL=241

Ping statistics for 69.63.176.140:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 414ms, Maximum = 514ms, Average = 443ms
post #24 of 24
Those seem to me to be some really big hop times. Maybe indeed FF is timing out.
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