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   Jir  Whether I am on my iPad or iPhone, Lucianne and the Daily Mail keep reloading and reloading and reloading until I am almost insane. I can not post a reply from my iPad, I simply do not have the strength to battle the iPad demons. What on earth is this all about? I did have trouble in the past, with being redirected to the app store, but that does not happen any more. I do not think the problem is Lucianne or DM but w/Apple products.
April 8 at 19:56 EST .

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   StormCnter  Jir, this sounds like a virus. I don't have an iPad or iPhone, so maybe I'm totally wrong, but I can't imagine anything else that would mean continual reloading.
April 11 at 11:42 EST .

  4 people like this.





   Verdantheart  Agree. Site is unusable on iPad. I'm having the same issues as Thewarden.
March 27 at 02:44 EST .

   14 people like this.



   MickeyMat  As posted before IPhone has stopped working well with Lucianne. Have a new one now and the problems are beginning again. A video ad runs on the page on all the IPhones in the family-there are three. Video also runs with Mozilla on Mac Book Pro. Ms. Lucy says I must have a virus because she has not authorized the videos and to contact tech person, Luis. He does not respond to my e mails. Feeling ignored by my favorite site. Think the problem is associated with Apple products. Have to use the IPhones due to restricted data. Very frustrating.
March 29 at 13:37 EST .

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   Thewarden  Just had an Apple (IOS? ) update pop up in my settings so I ran it--things are running more smoothly now. Go figure...
March 31 at 17:20 EST .

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   MickeyMat  More video ads running on Lucianne today this time with loud sound and music. Please stop this. It is ever so annoying and uses up huge amounts of expensive data plus impairs ability to concentrate and enjoy the site. Using my Mac Book Pro with Mozilla Firefox and IPhone with Safari.
April 21 at 18:53 EST .




   Bettijo  Why does it take me between 15 and 20 seconds to move from one wall to another? I checked it with a stop watch. My computer has just returned from a tune up at the Geek Squad and should be in top notch condition. Also, it takes about as long (have not timed it ) on my iPad.
March 23 at 08:03 EST .

   13 people like this.



   Bettijo  Then it take another 15 seconds to post after I hit share.
March 23 at 08:04 EST .

  7 people like this.





   MickeyMat  So OK I am becoming the Lucianne grump. Again due to limited data I must be careful to avoid videos and moving ads but recently it is is impossible reading Lucianne. When I click the pause on the data eating, loading impairing, annoying videos (some with sound grrrr ) they only pause for a few seconds and then a new video starts to run. Because of the increased data use I can no longer make a contribution to Lucianne not to mention not even being able to read the site without worry and distraction. I am so very disappointed. Lucianne has been a big part of my day for over a decade. Why must there be video ads? Surely enough income could be raised without destroying the entire pleasure of reading the site.
March 20 at 10:14 EST .

   9 people like this.




   Sanddollar  I clicked on an article on the web site today and had my virus program avert a virus attack. I am going to start looking up the articles I want to read from the magazine or newspaper's actual web site from now on -- which means I will be reading fewer articles. I have had problems with this for a time.
March 14 at 08:06 EST .

   12 people like this.




   MickeyMat  Today every time I accessed Lucianne on my iPhone (I live in a rural area and have only cell access to the Internet and use the iPhone in order to stay within my allotted data ) my page is hijacked by a game company and I am taken to the Apple App Store. I try going back to Lucianne but after a few seconds it happens again making it impossible to read Lucianne at all. It does not happen with the multiple news sites I visit ever day-only Lucianne. I have dumped my data and history and cookies and restarted several times but it keeps happening. Several months ago the same thing happened and I contacted the owners of the game and was told it has to be a result of a Lucianne advertiser becoming "too aggressive" but when I reported it to Lucianne I was told I didn't know what I was talking about. I have been a loyal Lucianne viewer since the beginning and was pretty disappointed with the response not to mention not being able to visit the site after all these years. Anyone have an idea what I can do? Thanks.
February 27 at 07:29 EST .

   11 people like this.



   Escaped commieny  Haven't had a problem this week with Luci, my homepage for 15 years, but went to get Mark Levin radio show last night, and got a 'Warning 'AS 33363'" from Brighthouse " Your Firefox Browser STRONGLY recommends a diagnostic checkup, click to scan" HAH, I called Brighthouse, and they had nothing to do with this, and of course I did NOT scan. It was from Brighthouse Networks, LLC customer service notification, BUT WAS NOT FROM BRIGHTHOUSE. Guess that EO is taking effect, sigh.
February 27 at 15:47 EST .

  8 people like this.



   Balogreene  I have the same problem with my iPad, and I live near Washington DC. I think it is a Lucianne problem.
March 11 at 22:16 EST .

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   MissouriMan  For the last two weeks I have been getting virus attacks coming from Lucianne when I use Windows Explorer. I switched to Chrome, I Norton stopped another attack on Chrome. What gives?
October 7 at 16:09 EST .

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   MissouriMan  Should be "Today Norton" sorry
October 7 at 16:10 EST .

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   Phooey  I dunno....... do you have a firewall installed ?
October 9 at 16:56 EST .

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   Cincinnati Whig  How about you just ditch Google's Chrome? And I'm sure you meant Internet Explorer, which is even worse. The browser I recommend is IceDragon. It's based on Mozilla Firefox's open source code, but noticeably faster & more secure. And it accepts all the same great add-ons as Firefox.
http://IceDragon.comodo.com
The standard theme may be kinda hard on the eyes,so you may want to install this alternative:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox
/addon/brushed-metal-xp
October 13 at 14:05 EST .

  23 people like this.



   MeiDei  I use Firefox (regular ) and it frequently crashes on me, but it does reconnect fairly quick. I'm grateful for the two you referenced.
October 28 at 17:21 EST .

  21 people like this.



   Surfhut  I installed Malware Bytes years ago based on a recommendation from Bob. Works like a charm. $24/year.
November 9 at 08:09 EST .

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   M2  Lucianne.com has been under attack for years by those who want to shut it down, including the Chinese. I changed from Internet explorer 11 to Firefox and I also changed my virus program from AVG to Avast. It is also important to keep your windows updates current, and if all possible, update to Windows 8. There are many vulnerabilities in older versions of windows.
December 6 at 22:27 EST .

  19 people like this.



   StormCnter  I use Chrome for Lucianne and have been fine with it until the last couple of months. After about fifteen minutes of poking around the forum, I lose a lot of the screen, anything printed in red, the text comments on The Connection. I can solve it by logging off Windows and returning. But, what gives? I don't have the problem with any of my other browsers, Dragon, Opera and IE. I can ditch Chrome, of course, but it's a pain to protect and transfer the favorites and saved items.
January 7 at 07:55 EST .

  13 people like this.





   Bettijo  Question for you fellow iPad users:

I use Charter for INternet and TV. My computer was so slow I took it in to Gerk Squad. They said it was not my computer, it was my ISP. Charter sent out a technician. As I remember, download speed was 400-something and uplad in 70s, whatever that means. He said that was good.

In the top left hand corner of mt iPad screes are 5 circles. Right now only two are black. Is this like the bars on your cell phone that tells you the signal strength? I am unable to load a Netflick movie. Could this be the treason?

The Charter technician went to a web site to check strength of connection. Does anyone know name of web site so that I can check this myself?

Thanks.
September 13 at 19:50 EST .

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   Phooey  Bettijo, go to this site and run the test. Let us know.

http://www.att.com/speedtest/
October 12 at 18:15 EST .

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   Alice  This is about Lucianne.com, browsers and memory utilization.

I use Windows Internet Explorer (Win IE ) for Lucianne.com, because Chrome cannot handle it -- Chrome's memory use just keeps growing and growing. Not sure what the difference is, but I think Adobe Flash runtime comes with Chrome, and so far I have declined it on Win IE for exactly the reason of Chrome's problem. That limits some of my video viewing to Chrome. But it avoids the tedious slowdown when Chrome gets up to a million kb of memory on Lucianne.com.

Not sure where people's pop-up ads described previously are coming from -- I'm using McAfee to monitor what come over the Internet transom, and maybe that is stopping some of it. I do not think McAfee chooses to address much that is specific to browsers other than Win IE though.
May 17 at 11:55 EST .

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   Gerty  Although this was posted over a month ago, the problem has not only persisted but has reach the 'unbearable' level.

Have you noticed that none of the pop-ups appear here on this wall?
June 28 at 13:09 EST .

  30 people like this.



   Alice  Gerty, I do not remember getting any pop-up on either the wall or on the main Lucianne site, though it's likely I have had some on the main site and just forgot. But never on this wall. I do get a few pop-ups on sites linked from Lucianne of course.

If you are not already using a full suite from a paid vendor or open/free -ware that includes a firewall, internet, email and real-time scanning, maybe that is what you need.

Also if you haven't already, you might want to use the browser function that cleans out cookies and cache. Cleaning out cookies can also clean out your stored passwords on various sites, so be warned about that. These actions are included with some internet security/anti-virus software.

Good luck getting out from under pop-ups!! What a irritation they are. (I'll remind myself to check back here more often... )
July 7 at 13:43 EST .

  28 people like this.



   M Stuart  Lucianne is the slowest site I use, eventually grinding to a halt. I use Firefox, IE, and Chrome. Firefox seems best.
September 3 at 15:13 EST .

  29 people like this.



   Gram77  Firefox works great for me.
September 5 at 17:29 EST .

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   Cincinnati Whig  Comodo IceDragon is based on Mozilla Firefox's open source code, but noticeably faster & more secure. And it accepts all the same add-ons as Firefox.
http://IceDragon.comodo.com
The standard theme may be kinda hard on the eyes,so you may want to install this alternative:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox
/addon/brushed-metal-xp
October 13 at 14:34 EST .

  25 people like this.





   Jubal  I'd like to save an online video (so that I can send it later )that I believe may be taken down or deleted soon.

How can I do this?

Thank you much.
April 27 at 23:21 EST .

   42 people like this.



   Phooey  I've used this in the past:

http://www.freemake.com/
April 29 at 12:41 EST .

  40 people like this.



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