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The W - Site Feedback - Slow loading of ICQ blop??
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Cherries > Peaches

Since: 1.8.02
From: Phoenix-ish

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I'm on my very slow dial-up connection on my very old laptop, & it seems that the icon thingie (technical term) for people who have ICQ entries is suddenly taking a loooong time to load. The rest of the page loads up & displays fine, & in it's usual timely manner. But the browser "still working" indicators show that there's still something loading, which is unusual even for my antique configuration. (I'm used to everything on The W just flying along.) The only thing that seems to be missing from the page are empty "borders" wher ICQ icons would go. This only happens on pages where one of the posters has an ICQ entry; eg. pages with posts by CRZ, SOK, etc.

Clearly this is not a big deal. I just tell the browser to stop & get on with my life. However, it is weird, different & new, so I thought I'd mention it.
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Since: 2.1.02
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Hey, I have the same problem on my slow dialup connection at home. I just figured it was Norton screwing up my system again.


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Since: 3.1.02
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What's weird is I just got a similar problem on my fast campus T1 connection line. I don't know what to make of that, really. Maybe some problem on ICQ's side?

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Since: 13.6.03
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It doesn't load for me on DSL. From poking around a few other places (including ICQ's own site), this appears to be a problem with ICQ's "status image" server.

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Since: 9.12.01
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.65
    Originally posted by FriedEgg
    It doesn't load for me on DSL. From poking around a few other places (including ICQ's own site), this appears to be a problem with ICQ's "status image" server.
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