I would never kid about Bumbums! Mine doesn't load even in safe
mode. It flashes up then disappears never to be seen again. Safari,
iCab, Camino & even Aurora exhibit the same behavior on G4 PPC
10.5. Hmmmmm never had this problem with Bumbums disappearing
before. This is happening with all the WWN stories too.
So I turned off AdblockPlus and I had to watch this video to
unlock the page, I think this is geographically selected since
there were adds for a local mall. What filter are you subscribed to
When the Altivec Unit was bolted onto the G3 to make it a G4,
Apple hid an undocumented Censorship Unit right under it. Also the
website in question isn't just full of bumbum, it's also full of
markup and CSS errors, so the combination of all this is probably a
bit much for your old Mac.
on 20 Dec, 2012 09:18 PM
I can confirm that this is some sort of issue related to their
Genesis Media ad provider. WWN was one of the first things I had
visited with TFF 17 (I think Bat Boy made me do it…) and I
spent a while befuddled and wrestling with the page.
Once I blocked the domain (at the DNS level; running one's own
DNS is not a terrible idea when you have multiple "underpowered"
systems and all these media-rich advertisements) loading the
Genesis Media ad (I blocked Genesis Media for good measure, too),
the pages loaded snappily.
If you can't/won't/whatever block at the DNS level,
ABP/NoScript/etc. would probably be your only way to view WWN using
TFF, as noted above. (I think it worked fine for me in Safari, but
I can't swear to it. That would indicate that the ad requires
Flash, and perhaps some User Agent trickery might also work as I
can't imagine they'd ignore the bulk of mobile devices.)
As for the addon red herring, note that I had seen this on a
fresh TFF 17 on a fresh reinstall of the OS, so I can confirm it
happened without any third-party addons.