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Broken links before... frozen gifs now. Cannot even edit my profile anymore! Is it a curse?
Thread poster: Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:56
English to Italian
Nov 21, 2002

All the gifs on my profile don\'t work anymore. This comes after the broken links business. I can only guess it\'s got something to do with the technical (read dropped server) problems experienced in the last few weeks. I cannot even edit my profile anymore. It doesn\'t matter what kind of browser I use (IE, Netscape, Opera), my PC just freezes. I don\'t get technical support anymore, since I decided not to renew my platinum membership. I suppose I deserve it. Some kind of sabotage here?



Giovanni


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Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 18:56
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My way Nov 22, 2002

The ProZ server is frequently overloaded.



At times of hight traffic I used to have the same problems with my ProZ page as you describe.



I solved it by putting all my *.gif files on a server with sufficient capacity and I have had no problems with my ProZ page since then.



It also loads much faster!



Sven.


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Clarisa Moraña  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 13:56
Member (2002)
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?? Nov 22, 2002

Giovanni



I do see the links on your page, and the pictures... And they are wonderful! In fact, they\'ve been always wonderful!

Last week happened the same to me, I wanted to upload a crocodile at the Spanish forum, and I didn\'t work for a while!



Let\'s see if my crocodile works:





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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 18:56
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Where's the problem? Nov 22, 2002

Giovanni,

Your profile is bustling with pictures, animations etc. - can\'t see the problem, really. Could it be that the problem is related to the sheer amount of JPG\'s, GIF\'s etc.?


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Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
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Dotcom-moral Nov 22, 2002

Dear Ralf,



It depends on the unfortunate dotcom-moral; to sell and accept payment for services that one does not (yet) have sufficient capacity for delivering reliably.



For solution, see above!



Sven.



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Nathalie M. Girard, ALHC  Identity Verified
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Your page loads just fine for me too :-) Nov 22, 2002

Good morning Giovanni!



Just wanted to say, that your page loads just fine for me (very fast as well)



I think that just like any site, it all depends on the traffic load at various times of the day?



Nathalie


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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:56
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stil not working... Nov 22, 2002

have you checked whether the parachuter (half way down the page) is moving? The e-mail sign is frozen. There is a gif with a man sitting in front of a computer: that doesn\'t work either. They all worked fine before the crash; it\'s got nothing to do with having too many pics or gifs, I believe.



Giovanni


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Silvina Beatriz Codina  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 13:56
Member (2002)
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I've got frozen .gifs too Nov 22, 2002

But not only here, but in other sites as well.



So I assume it is my problem (my computer, my \'Net connection, my sheer bad luck or whatever it is).



If someone has any suggestion...


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Nathalie M. Girard, ALHC  Identity Verified
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Yes Giovanni, everything is moving on your page Nov 22, 2002

I just checked your page again, and as I saw it before, everything *moves*



I see the parachuter falling down, the guy at the computer talking (words change at the top of the picture etc...)



The *email* icon is spinning...flags are moving, the little red telphone gets answered by the little hand etc...



Everything is working fine every time I look at your page



So I am not sure why you cannot see this, but I sure can! (very nice btw)



HTH

Nathalie

[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-11-22 17:41 ]


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Gilda Manara  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 18:56
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Giovanni, your profile is an earthquake... Nov 23, 2002

everything moves on it...



did you try to look at it without being logged in? It might make a difference, as it seems that we are all seeing it well, except you.



Gilda


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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:56
English to Italian
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it's my problem... Nov 25, 2002

I think it\'s down to my upgraded driver for my video card... since I upgraded, the gifs don\'t work anymore, on any site!



Sorry about that! And thanks for your time!



Giovanni


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
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Ooops - jumping to conclusions can be dangerous, Sven... Nov 26, 2002

Quote:


On 2002-11-22 08:23, sven wrote:

Dear Ralf,



It depends on the unfortunate dotcom-moral; to sell and accept payment for services that one does not (yet) have sufficient capacity for delivering reliably.



For solution, see above!



Sven.





An interesting point of view, I have to admit - particularly in the light of Giovanni\'s subsequent explanation... but I don\'t suppose you were referring to his hardware.



I stated in my posting that I could see everything on Giovanni\'s profile, when he could not - how that lead you to your conclusion is lost on me. Of course, I didn\'t spot the real cause either, but simply venting more or less unsubstantiated frustration doesn\'t help anyone. If you have a serious problem with the site, I suggest to discuss this with ProZ.com.

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