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I've made five attempts to listen to your featured podcast, Dave Rabbit, but I can't. The banner ad at the top... something about Podcast Kit, causes my hard drive to work in overdrive. The page never will load and it's a several-minute ordeal just to close the browser.

What is it doing, attaching Java scripts? This isn't the first time it has happened to me on this site.

Bad PR for you and for me, because I've got your voting boxes on three pages and your banner on another at my site, which means I am touting you as the best podcast directory. I still believe that, but this hard drive hazard has got to go.

Jack at Jardonn's

I pulled to podcasting kit ad out of the rotation. It should'nt be causing any problems, as it's just a standard gif.

Let me know if that fixes the problem.

What type of computer operating systems/ browser/ version are you running? I can't seem to get the problem to repeat for me.

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I run Win98SE on the work computer and WinXP on the play, both with IE, and both spin out of control on that page.

My security is set to Medium level.

I just tried it again and got the same action, so maybe it is just that page. It's the link off your home page... "See details" next to Read the interview on Dave Rabbit's feature block.

I clicked the Read Interview link and from there clicked see details and it loaded fine. Same page, different route?

Don't know what else to tell you, except that after reading my original post several hours later, it comes off as rather hateful... sorry about that.


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Thanks, I tried visiting the detail page and my computer came to a halt.

I think its the RSS feed. It is massive in size and has all kinds of strange characters in it.

I am going to have to see if I can reach Dave and have them fix it.

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I'm sure that when you went by the different route you were picking up a cached version of the page which would speed it up and make it readable.

I have an email into Dave to see if they can cut down on the extraneous characters or shorten the feed.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention - I use firefox and it seems to handle the page ok, but on IE it kills the computer.

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Thanks for the investigation, Alex.

I'm glad to know it's a single-feed issue for you and not a web page, web site or advertiser problem.

With faith restored,

Jack at Jardonn's

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