Recently, it has come to our attention that some temporary changes we made to our servers have caused some necessary scripts on site to be flagged and blocked by various ad-blocking programs.
If you use an ad block program, and are having trouble with the following, this may be affecting you:
This does not mean you need to disable your adblocker entirely!
- Attachments do not load
- Cannot post attachments
- Avatars do not load
- Drop down menus (ie Tools) do not work
- Quick Reply does not work
- Editor icons are missing
We have narrowed down the scripts that have been blocked. All you need to do is whitelist them, and allow them to run for your browser.
Some programs (like Ghostery) will list the scripts currently blocked on the site you are visiting. In these programs, you can just deselect the ones labelled Verticalscope.
Other programs will need you to add them to a whitelist within the program settings. For these ones, it may take some trial and error. Some accept "verticalscope" (like AdBlock Plus), and others expect the URLs: static.verticalscope.com and comet-admin.verticalscope.com (like uBlock)
If you are not sure if you have an adblock installed, there are a few different places to check for one: it can be a browser extension, a stand-alone program, or an add-on to your antivirus.
If you run more than one adblock, you will need to whitelist the scripts in each program.
This is a temporary workaround until tech can finalize the changes they are making to the server (timeline is currently looking at late June).
We apologize for the inconvenience.
~ Community Support