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Rockingdodge26/03/2020 14:38:16
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Anyone know why this is happening?


Only on this forum though, all the rest I'm on are ok


JasonB26/03/2020 15:05:37
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Looks OK to me on W10 and Chrome.

SillyOldDuffer26/03/2020 15:06:41
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Ad-blocker? Stripping adverts out can confuse the browser.

mechman4826/03/2020 16:08:32
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I have the same problem...?


John Haine26/03/2020 16:25:24
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Same problem for me with Chrome, has been like this for a while.

An Other26/03/2020 16:44:58
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Me too, but not every thread, just some of them. Linux/Firefox, and only this forum.

Adblocker nothing to do with it - same effect withh adblocker disabled.

Samsaranda26/03/2020 16:50:30
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I have no problem with Firefox.
Dave W

Vic26/03/2020 16:51:19
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Fine on Safari.

Mike Poole26/03/2020 17:21:53
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If you detail your hardware, operating system and browser then if anyone is running the same and has the same problem or not then you may take a step forward, as we see from the replies many do not have a problem, someone reports a similar problem with Chrome but I do no have a problem with Chrome or Safari on an iPad running IOS 13.4


Rockingdodge26/03/2020 17:38:03
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Yes sorry about that, as a systems analyst in days gone by I should know better blush, I'm running Windows 10 and using Chrome, only change I've made recently is a change to a plugin Nvidia graphics cards as some of my software refused to play after updates. The Model Boat forum works fine.

Just checked Edge (which I don't use) and same issue!


Edited By Rockingdodge on 26/03/2020 17:40:58

Michael Gilligan26/03/2020 17:47:11
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We have seen this before ... but [sorry] I can’t remember when, or locate the thread.

Despite assurances to the contrary: I would think that Dave is right, and it’s something to do with Ad Blocking

... The opening screen-shot shows no sign of the sponsor’s banner advertisement.


Rockingdodge26/03/2020 17:47:13
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It's the adblock plus, switching it off for this web site has cleared the issue, brain cell holding the info was brought back out of storage( I remembered) blush

Michael Gilligan26/03/2020 17:48:54
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Result yes

Rockingdodge26/03/2020 18:28:34
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It's funny how you kind of go off half cocked and then ding a idea moment that dusty half forgotten brain cell stirs into life and says 'you daft bugger' laugh

Harry Wilkes26/03/2020 18:33:10
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Have same problem but I do not have add blocker


SillyOldDuffer26/03/2020 19:26:44
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I'm using Ubuntu 19.10 with Firefox 74.0 (64-bit).

In addition to Firefoxes built-in privacy checker, I have AdBlockPlus and PrivacyBadger.

With AdBlockPlus set to allow adverts on this site I get:


Note Chronos banner ad at top and the Machine DRO ad positioned before correctly positioned 'Thread heading looking weird'. All good.

When I forbid adverts on this site with AdBlockPlus, those two are zapped and the page formats oddly.


The Firefox addons that control privacy are highlighted in the red oval top right. Too small to read, but AdBlockPlus has blocked 9 things on this page, PrivacyBadger 4, and Firefox 3. (The checkers overlap; it's not 16 different issues, and - on this website - they're pretty innocent.)

Being on Linux, I'm controlling these things with browser settings. Windows users may find adblocking is being done by their Anti-virus software; most AVM packkages have 'web protection' features.

Spent my career in IT and still get surprised by different ways the same job can be done. When installing security software it's usually best to go with supplier defaults, which tend to 'better safe than sorry. So it's not unlikely people have agreed to block things without realising it. Have a look at the AVM and other security settings, it should be possible to fine tune them.

I don't believe the forum is faulty.


Kiwi Bloke26/03/2020 20:41:26
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Same problem here: Linux and Firefox, AdblockPlus on or off, so difficult to understand why Adblock Plus is thought to be the culprit. Quite a lot of scripts blocked, most being trackers or site analytics, and, of course Farcebook, which pokes its unwelcome nose into everything. So this site can be assumed to be seeking revenue (or some other advantage) by selling our details or trying to force us to see advertisements. I'm not going to allow scripts just to clear what seems to be a minor formatting problem. I hate any attempt to force my machine to do what I don't want it to do, particularly when there's no way of knowing what the script actually does. All these unnecessary scripts make me mad!

Michael Gilligan26/03/2020 21:53:07
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I’ve just had a quick [and bewildering] skim through the HTML for this page.

If the problem persists with AdBlock Plus deactivated ... my next suspect would be JavaScript


An Other27/03/2020 14:36:17
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Do people only read the last post in these threads or what? Several people have noted that disabling Adblocker has no effect - the problem is still there, yet people make definitive statements that the problem is due to Adblocker.

Maybe it is on your machine, but as someone else noted, it is worth noting your hardware/software/browser, then someone who know what they are doing may see the connection. It has happened to me, yet I have made absolutely no changes to my software, not even an update (and I don't use Windows, so it didn't happen in the background), but the problem suddenly appeared on my machine - I am more suspicious that some other site has done something I don't know about.

Bandersnatch27/03/2020 14:56:06
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Posted by An Other on 27/03/2020 14:36:17:

Do people only read the last post in these threads or what? Several people have noted that disabling Adblocker has no effect - the problem is still there, yet people make definitive statements that the problem is due to Adblocker.


+1 for disabling AdBlock has NO effect. Win-8.1 Firefox 68.6.0esr

Vivaldi (no ad blocking and no other ad-ons) works OK .... but then I get that flashing ad ... yuk, drives me nuts .... I way prefer the screwed up header.

Edited By Bandersnatch on 27/03/2020 15:00:23

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