Aug 02 2008

Anybody Using IE To Access The Strata-Sphere?

Published by at 1:50 pm under All General Discussions

It seems there are wide spread problems with Internet Explorer and the Site Meter code that displays number of visits, etc. on a blog site.  It seems website pages won’t display in IE with Site Meter code. I assume with as many readers as we have here at the Strata-Sphere I would have heard more complaints if this is true. Is anyone using IE having problems?

19 responses so far

19 Responses to “Anybody Using IE To Access The Strata-Sphere?”

  1. breschau says:

    I was having problems yesterday, here and at a few other sites. But I switched over to Firefox, and everything worked fine. I assumed it was a problem on my machine – I didn’t know until this afternoon that it was so widespread.

  2. Ray_in_Aus says:

    Firefox here – no problems.

  3. Toes192 says:

    Everyone with an iq over 40 uses Firefox…. Lets pay a game… if one rates Firefox as a 10, what do the commentators rate IE?
    I give it a 4 ::))

  4. AJStrata says:

    Thanks, I guess we need to pull the code.


  5. dhunter says:

    I was having trouble here and another site last night using I.E. , today both work fine!

    I assumed Nasty Pelosi was blocking my transmissions and was going to possibly shut down my computer in her effort to Save The Planet and raid my pocketbook!

  6. breschau says:


    Unfortunately, some of us don’t have a choice. My job involves designing and coding websites for a gov’t contractor, and pretty much everyone who works for the government uses IE (which says something about your “IQ over 40” comment). So, I need to make sure everything works fine for that POS program, which means running it myself during most of the work day.

    Don’t even get me started on testing for AOL’s “browser” back in the day…

  7. MerlinOS2 says:


    counter.js was getting hung by sitemeter at their end for ie7 due to an upgrade they did.

    I just checked and your site now loads fine in ie7 so either they fixed it or backed out the code to the prior version.

    But last night and this morning it was bombing out on me.

    Since I run both FF3 and ie7, while the problem was happening I transferred the ie tabs I had setup for that browser over to a copy of Opera as a work around.

    But now all is well again.

  8. Redteam says:

    Haven’t used IE in a couple years, don’t know why anyone would. I read regularly where there are all types of security issues with it and no way to fix them.

  9. VinceP1974 says:

    I use IE7 because I damn well want to

  10. AJStrata says:

    Well, we pulled site meter for now until we get a handle on what is happening. When did IE7 come out?

  11. crosspatch says:

    From Wikipedia:

    Windows Internet Explorer 7, commonly abbreviated IE7, is a web browser released by Microsoft in late 2006 for Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

    So it has been out for a while but probably wasn’t the browser that shipped with your system.

  12. Toes192 says:

    hehe… Vince, you are my kind of guy. Sounds like my dead Dad. I’m a geezy 70 years. Come on over & visit me.

  13. lurker9876 says:

    I use Mozilla FireFox. No problem!

  14. MerlinOS2 says:

    SiteMeter IE Issues Resolved

    Dear SiteMeter Users,

    We have become aware of a compatibility issue with our SiteMeter tracking code and IE 7 (possibly IE 6) browsers that started sometime last night.

    The problem was related to some work we were doing on the backend system for our upcoming website launch.

    We’ve identified and resolved two separate but related issues –

    1 – IE Users viewing pages – There was a problem with users who placed their SiteMeter tracking code outside of their HTML Body Tag. Because of the changes we made this created a failure for visitors viewing sites using Internet Explorer 7.

    2 – Accessing SiteMeter and Stats – Individuals trying to access or view their SiteMeter stats by clicking on their SiteMeter logo/icons were unable to gain access. This again appears to have affected only individuals using IE7.

    At this time both problems have been fixed and our services are fully operational.

    For those who removed the SiteMeter code from your pages please be assured that the problem has been resolved and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

    The SiteMeter Team

  15. Ray_in_Aus says:

    It would be good if politicians could give clear answers like the SiteMeter Team just did 🙂

  16. ivehadit says:

    All’s well now. However Macsmind WAS hacked last week according to his site.

    Off topic, but…Breschau, o is really not for you. You need to join us on the McCain side. We’re not so bad.. 🙂

  17. VinceP1974 says:

    hehe… Vince, you are my kind of guy. Sounds like my dead Dad. I’m a geezy 70 years.

    Thanks Toes… computer snobs annoy me.

    “Oh look at me, I use Browser X”… Whoopty freakin doo.

  18. breschau says:


    Honestly, if this was “McCain of 2000” vs. Obama, I would be seriously wondering who I’d vote for.

    But the current John McCain vs. Obama? Sorry, that debate doesn’t take 2 seconds for me to decide.

    Seriously – are the conservatives on this site *happy* about what Bush, Cheney, the Bush administration, and the Republicans in Congress have done to your party’s name and reputation over the last 8 years? Were you proud of the Terry Schiavo affair? Are you glad that Republicans in Kansas are forcing creationism as part of the learning cirriculum in science classes? If someone told you in 2002 that a war in Iraq was going to cost about $1 trillion, would you have been ready to sign up?

    I mean – what does it take?

  19. Ray_in_Aus says:

    breschau wrote:

    [….] Are you glad that Republicans in Kansas are forcing creationism as part of the learning cirriculum in science classes?

    Is that much different to a state declaring that the value of Pi was different to what it really is? It wasn’t an urban myth – it really happened.