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Roger B
(rogerb) - MLife

Locale: Here and there
Re: cheers on 12/11/2006 11:33:50 MST Print View

As a mac user I can't comment on your particular issue. But software could well be the problem. I assume you are using IE maybe trying Firefox browser may work. I also wonder if the Flash Player was loaded as a Plug In into your current browser.

Having said all that Check the Mazda website that PJ suggested and see if your browser works ok. If it does then I would try firefox and see if that makes a difference.

Are you running the latest IE version?

Best I can suggest at the moment.

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: cheers on 12/11/2006 12:23:26 MST Print View

You might try upgrading just your browser. Try Firefox.

ROBERT TANGEN
(RobertM2S) - M

Locale: Lake Tahoe
Wild Things website on 12/11/2006 17:34:11 MST Print View

I haven't been able to get in for half a year, even though I have Adobe Flash Reader 9.0.28.0. I have Windows XP with Service Pack 2 running on a Gateway 505, Pentium 4, at 3 GHz, and 1GB of RAM. I called Wild Things, and the guy on the phone said he could get in with his computer, so it must be my fault. I guess they don't actually want to sell products.

Edited by RobertM2S on 12/11/2006 17:35:44 MST.

Roger B
(rogerb) - MLife

Locale: Here and there
Re: Wild Things website on 12/11/2006 17:41:50 MST Print View

When I was in North Conway in July the person on the desk said that they had issues with their website. So I suspect yours and others problem is that they have a particular setting on their web pages that affects your web page loading.

I suspect the problem is very subtle and requires you, or others, to make a very small change to your browser. But as you said they don't want to sell to the masses, just those whose browser works with their web pages.

Having said that they do have nice gear, maybe it is better if the page does not load, that way you can save money : ).

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: Wild Things website on 12/11/2006 17:56:48 MST Print View

I've contacted WT and let them know about my experience and that others, who are really anxious to spend their hard earned cash on some top-notch gear, are still having problems.

I'll let y'all know if i hear back from them.

ROBERT TANGEN
(RobertM2S) - M

Locale: Lake Tahoe
Re: Wild on 12/11/2006 20:00:16 MST Print View

Thanks, PJ. Maybe its because I use AOL. My browzer settings allow cookies, and also allow pop-ups. Wait, I know! They're jealous of my good looks! Yes, that must be it, they are blocking me because I'm handsomer than any of them, and a multi-faceted genius to boot.

Nigel Sanderson
(onthefells) - F

Locale: The Chilterns and Peak District
at last on 12/12/2006 07:10:49 MST Print View

Hey...its working for me today...not done anything different but finally got in...now we just need to persuade them to make a super light event waterproof jacket !!!

ROBERT TANGEN
(RobertM2S) - M

Locale: Lake Tahoe
No Wild Things on 12/12/2006 07:34:09 MST Print View

Still no Wild Things for me. (The story of my life.) It pulls up a screen with a heading block that says, "Wild Things - home" and in the middle, a "percent loaded," but no number. At the bottom, "(2 items remaining) waiting for http://www.wildthingsgear.com/
and then it just stalls there. I was going yo buy every BPL member a SPECTRA cloth pack, but now...

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: No Wild Things on 12/12/2006 10:01:55 MST Print View

Robert,

i don't really have a clue as to what's happening on your end. Some of he following are some temporary but risky suggestions just to see if any of these is causing a problem:

1. try a different Browser (make sure to install the latest Flash Player for that browser).

2. if you are using a home LAN with a router, connect your PC directly to the modem, thus bypassing the router just to make sure that the router firewall isn't somehow introducing a problem.

3. turn off your software firewall - if you are using one, e.g. ZoneAlarm (which i use) or the Windows "Fireball" (which i don't know much about). don't forget to turn it back on after attempting to connect to WildThingsGear.com

4. play with your Browser's security and/or privacy features. make sure, just for this attempt, that your browser accepts all cookies of all types. also, reduce the security settings. you can either do it gradually or all at once and gradually increase security settings if you can connect in an unsecure fashion.



this is why i said risky. i've done this before when troubleshooting without a problem, but i'm always hesitant to do so.

BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY OF THE ABOVE SUGGESTIONS use MSBackup to make a copy of your "System State" before doing this, or, better yet, using "imaging" software (PowerQuest Drive Image or Symantec Ghost, for instance) BEFORE attempting to connect.

that way, in the event of "infection", etc., you can easily return to a pre-infection state w/o having to go through the hassle of reinstalling and then reconfiguring all your software.

Edited by pj on 12/12/2006 10:04:06 MST.

Nigel Sanderson
(onthefells) - F

Locale: The Chilterns and Peak District
same as me on 12/12/2006 12:13:48 MST Print View

Robert, what you describe is exactly the same as was happening to me before I followed PJ and others advice re the latest version of acrobat. After I installed that nothing changed on the first day but the second day everything was fine!!

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: same as me on 12/12/2006 12:29:32 MST Print View

Nigel,

Was the change in behavior attributable to something as simple rebooting your computer after updating Flash Player?



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BTW, John was the first to mention that WT uses Flash (who could tell if one can't get to the website?!!!) and Roger first confirmed that updating Flash worked for him. I merely followed in their footsteps.

Edited by pj on 12/12/2006 12:31:52 MST.

ROBERT TANGEN
(RobertM2S) - M

Locale: Lake Tahoe
A pox on Wild Things on 12/12/2006 14:13:44 MST Print View

Thanks for all your hard work, PJ, but I just re-booted my computer and got the same stall-out. Thanks for the tips, (I already allow all cookies) but why should I endanger my hard drive, THEY are the ones who should jump through hoops for the customer. I already own the Spectra Andinista, (that cloth is TOUGH) and don't think I'll need anything else. I want to assure everyone that although PJ will bend over backward to help anyone, he is not [word deleted by the censor program]. At least he doesn't kiss like he's [word deleted by the censor program], he kisses like a real man!

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: A pox on Wild Things on 12/12/2006 15:00:21 MST Print View

Robert, i think i'll change my avatar so i can use the words "It's clobberin' time!"


[Brett B., you're good at finding pics. quick, i need a pic of the Thing.]



On a more serious note, Robert, think "Boyscouts".

Edited by pj on 12/13/2006 04:31:08 MST.

David Lewis
(davidlewis) - MLife

Locale: Nova Scotia, Canada
Re: Re: A pox on Wild Things on 12/12/2006 15:27:14 MST Print View

This is what happens when people decide to code an entire site in Flash... navigation and all. It can be done... but you have to code a "downgrade" version for people without Flash. It's an extraordinarily bad idea for a site that is trying to sell stuff to make a site that requires Flash and breaks without Flash.

Edited by davidlewis on 12/12/2006 17:34:40 MST.

ROBERT TANGEN
(RobertM2S) - M

Locale: Lake Tahoe
Re: Youngins on 12/12/2006 17:27:32 MST Print View

PJ: Am I getting too far into Sat. Night Live, when I should be thinking Sat morning cartoons?

Brett .
(Brett1234) - F

Locale: CA
clobberin time on 12/12/2006 20:38:04 MST Print View

pj, sorry for the delay. pic as requested. But I think it is best just to send that site one email and wait for them to change
hulk=pj

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Re: A pox on Wild Things on 12/13/2006 02:59:18 MST Print View

> This is what happens when people decide to code an entire site in Flash... navigation and all.

I tried connecting to their web site and bingo, up it came no worries. NO flash visible.

Aha! There on the left hand side: 'Welcome to wild things and thanks for visiting. We are happy to release our updated web site ..."

Maybe they heard all of you guys?
I do have to say that few things seem as stupid as a web site designer who won't listen to customers who complain that the web site does not work - except for the guy who employs him.

Cheers

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: Re: Youngins on 12/13/2006 04:01:17 MST Print View

Robert
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Roger that.



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David, Roger

Agreed. Bad Form on both counts. Maybe it's their way of making sure that demand doesn't exceed their ability to supply? Business must be good!

Edited by pj on 12/13/2006 04:05:10 MST.

ROBERT TANGEN
(RobertM2S) - M

Locale: Lake Tahoe
Cub Scouts on 12/13/2006 06:30:27 MST Print View

PJ: No worries, Mate, I'm as juvenile as they come:
“Do you know the difference between boogers and broccoli? The difference is that Cub Scouts won’t eat broccoli.”
As for Wild Things, I just tried them, Same-O, Same-O.