Ok this is the end of the road for me. I got to get this sorted out because its consuming way to much time.
I don't post all over the web so the only place I get to see the effects of what I am experiencing are when I post on our forum.
For ages now I have been struggling with browsers and posting. Its getting tiring the way the program developers are changing things and adding in gadgets and features (yeah I know all for tracking etc and advertising) etc and it forces a whole bunch of wasted time unless you happy to just open everything up it would seem to me.
Check out this new post of mine.
Did a whole bunch of work to put all the links in to make the post more multi media and now its a mess and does not show any of my links.
Currently I use IE and Chrome. I have disabled all the add ons and have used Firefox but man I am totally burnt out with browsers and messing with them. These darn things are a tool to me I don't want to have a phd in setting up a browser and adding every little gadget and I don't want to have my every move monitored or reported such that the search and adverts I get on pages are based on what I last looked at. Its all getting darn stale. (My sincere apologies for the rant but dang I have had enough of my time being wasted. )
The only reason I am bothering now to try get some practical tips is to make this work for me for our forum.
I just spent way more time than I have allowed to be able to post two posts. But now I look at them with different browsers and I see my links are not showing and in one case the videos were not showing.
Then I change things like compatibility settings and boom all sorts starts to happen. Including my keyboard typing any old characters when it feels like. On Chrome I don't get to have carridge returns. On Ie I end up with all sorts of symbols when I simply want a question mark.
Its a real deterrent to posting when something simple takes so long to get correct and this is not my first time posting. I have also had issues with the picture management side.
I don't believe any of this has to do with the forum and its software, I believe its all related to browsers and the games being played in the browser world.
So here is my question. Can someone that does not want to have their every move tracked or expose themselves to any old virus etc embedded in pages etc, please share their browser info so I can mod mine to be able to enjoy our forum and post efficiently.
Thanks in advance for any help. I know some of our less techie citizens are struggling with this aspect as well.
I have just reached the point where I cannot spend more time on searching the myriad of misleading posts I have found on the web.
Some say its win 7 X64 some say it has keyboard program issues. Some say its browser related heck all I know is its happening and tiring.
BTW I frequently clear my cache, including everything in the way of stored data.
HELP please this old guy has reached the limit.