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GlennB 1st December 2019 08:36 AM

The Guardian website 'broken' in Firefox?
Well, 'damaged' anyway. When I go to it I get a brief glimpse of the front page headlines, then it skips straight to the bottom of the page. Clicking "Back to top" or "home" sorts that out. But if I then click a link the same thing happens.

This is happening on two laptops, but in Firefox only. Chrome is fine.

Any clues?

Wudang 1st December 2019 08:37 AM

I just noticed that as well.

Childlike Empress 1st December 2019 08:58 AM

It's Firefox' new fake news evader.


No problem here (Firefox 70.0.1 (=current), Linux).

GlennB 1st December 2019 09:27 AM


Originally Posted by Childlike Empress (Post 12909451)
It's Firefox' new fake news evader.


No problem here (Firefox 70.0.1 (=current), Linux).

Hmmm, so it's because I was being exposed to too much propaganda? :)

We have FF 70.0.1. Weird.

Wudang 1st December 2019 11:49 AM

70.0.1 as well but windows 10.
On my linux box(Mint 18) FF 63.0.3 also jumps to the bottom. Upgraded to 70.0.1 and same problem.

Trebuchet 1st December 2019 12:47 PM

Worked fine for me just now.
ETA: And I much enjoy the lead article about Giuliani. Couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.

rjh01 1st December 2019 12:58 PM

Works for me. I use Chrome. Suggest if it still does not work you start using Chrome.

JimOfAllTrades 1st December 2019 01:00 PM

Try clearing your temporary internet files?

GlennB 1st December 2019 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by JimOfAllTrades (Post 12909649)
Try clearing your temporary internet files?

Tried that, but it didn't help.

Seems strange to me that it affected two laptops at the same time, but only in one browser. Oh well, worse things happen at sea :)

Childlike Empress 1st December 2019 02:22 PM

FWIW I tried it in a mint version of Waterfox without any add-ons which I have for test cases. I have a ton of ad-blockers and other filters on the Firefox so I thought it would be possible that some stupid third-party thing caused it at yours but not here. Still works fine (beside the overload of completely annoying blinking and moving stuff - almost worse than the content).

GlennB 1st December 2019 03:45 PM

It stopped happening, though I did nothing in the interim. They fixed it. Can I sue The Guardian for the emotional distress experienced? Bastages!

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