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Alert to Internet Explorer 11 Users

Posted by Mike Lynch on March 31, 2017

If you're viewing this site on Internet Explorer 11, chances are you're having a frustrating experience. In recent weeks, we've received voluminous feedback about our sites not loading properly. The common denominator to this feedback is that the users are almost all part of the small portion of our traffic from users on IE11. It seems that IE11 is unable to render many of our pages, probably due to some ad code. Nothing we have tried so far to resolve this seems to have worked. To fix this issue, we may try removing ads on IE11 to see if performance improves. As we're dependent on advertising to keep our sites afloat, this isn't a decision we relish.

Until we figure out what the issue is, we highly recommend user a superior (and free!) browser such as Google Chrome or Firefox.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

2 Responses to “Alert to Internet Explorer 11 Users”

  1. daved Says:

    Firefox browser has major issues here.
    Only one search is allowed. If I do one search, then come back for another search, many selections are greyed out on the 2nd search and will not function at all.

  2. Mike Lynch Says:

    Are you still having this problem? Can you please send us an email to and let us know what operating system and version of firefox you're using, as well as a screenshot?