I'm not around here at E2 very much, these days. This is certainly not due to animosity toward any fellow noder, nor toward any officer of the E2 administrative body. Nor has any brilliant wup of mine been inadvertently nuked of lately. And I'm not particularly sensitive to abusive language in the catbox.
On the contrary, I've spent four+ perfectly blissful years here, regularly logging in on E2, reading and commenting nodes, writing a few of my own, and sometimes using abrasive language in the catbox. But this can no longer go on.
The reasons are purely technical. Because whenever I try to log on to E2, I get the following error message:
Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the incon- venience.
And then Internet Explorer closes, without further ado. Period.
Well, I am sorry too. In the beginning (during the last days of March 2007) I was actually a lot more than sorry, because I had no way of communicating the problem to any appropriate guru at E2. I was simply thrown out of the Internet whenever I tried to enter E2 and consequently couldn't even send a /msg.
So I did, and it worked beautifully. Except for one thing: in order to surf on any other site (my bank, etc) on the Internet, I had to 'Enable' 'Active scripting' again. So for me a session on E2 means that I have to do four consecutive operations (I; II; III, IV below):
I) Go to Tools > Internet options > Security > Custom Level > scroll down to 'Scripting' > find 'Active scripting' > check 'Disable'
II) Log on to E2
III) Log out from E2
IV) Go to Tools > Internet options > Security > Custom Level > scroll down to 'Scripting' > find 'Active scripting' > check 'Enable'
Can I be blamed for not wanting to go through this silly ritual daily? So nowadays I check E2 only once or twice every few weeks or so. This means that I'm not very up to date with what has been recently written on E2. This leads to a sad feeling of alienation, which in turn greatly reduces my inspiration and desire to write for E2.
It's a most curious thing that I seem to be the only one who is affected by this rather disastrous technicality. I would be most grateful if some brilliant geek (which I'm certainly not) at E2 could find me a more permanent solution (other than abandoning IE, which I'm not prepared to do). In that case please send me a /msg, or even better, an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your attention.
/Infotechnological E2 refugee/