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Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!

You should never use IE. Like, who uses IE in this day and age? 

Firefox, Chrome and Safari are far superior and much safer. 

So it is not even the issues you are having while blogging that are near as important as the security breaches and viruses you get from IE. The issue with IE is that is run by people at MS who are paid to work there. They only work certain hours. They are not in a rush to plug of breaches, it can wait til the next work day. 

But Firefox is open source, it is one of the safest browsers to use because programmers all over the world notice the hacks and breaches so quickly and they are patched so much faster. 

Safari is super safe. I use Safari on my macs all the time unless I am checking the SERPS, then I use Chrome. Because Apple has such tight control over what can be allowed and not, Safari is clean, fast and safe. 

My 2 cents. Katerina

Sep 09, 2016 06:51 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


IE  is the least with it browser.  I know that because when our web developer adjust the web sites to each browser, IE is the one that needs the most tweaking.  It is not an Active Rain issue,  in my opinion.  A

Sep 09, 2016 12:11 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I suspect it's Internet Exploder

Sep 08, 2016 11:58 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I was told by Nestor & Katerina Gasset (katerina) to never use IE....never... I use chrome

Sep 09, 2016 05:27 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I believe it is a combination of both.  I use Chrome. 

Sep 09, 2016 12:44 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

IE does not play well with Active Rain in general.

Sep 08, 2016 11:56 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I think it's your puter myself - IE should not be the culprit but I will defer to my expert anyway

Sep 10, 2016 12:41 AM
Ali Tunio
cityscape real estate - Toronto, ON
Residential, Commercial.

Generally you want to be using chrome for most of your browsing needs. Ie has a lot of background plugins that generally slow a lot of normal internet activity. This is coming from a guy who has a high powered computer and even than IE lags. Hope that helps

Sep 09, 2016 04:37 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I use Chrome or Firefox.  Sometimes there are quirks (different ones) with each of the browsers.  

Sep 09, 2016 04:10 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

I use Chrome because of past problems like you are experiencing.

Sep 09, 2016 03:28 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I draft mine in Word, much faster and less likely to have a post vanish.

As far as the speed, I do have problems with lag time on AR, but most of the time it is due to having too many tabs open at the same time.

Sep 09, 2016 03:12 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Most likely IE. I see the same thing using Explorer with ActiveRain.

Sep 09, 2016 03:08 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No issues for me this morning using IE as my browser!

Sep 09, 2016 01:29 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Did you have a lag from any other non-AR web site?  That should give a clue as to where the problem lies.

Sep 09, 2016 12:25 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have no idea who to blame.

Sep 09, 2016 12:07 AM
Toronto, ON

I don't use IE for AR.

Sep 09, 2016 12:06 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I don't know.   Chrome is my primary browser.   

Sep 08, 2016 11:58 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

IE I think


Sep 10, 2016 05:31 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

IE is the best browser ever... for downloading a better browser.  Other than going to and I don't use IE.

Sep 10, 2016 03:23 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Jeff Dowler nailed this one!

Sep 10, 2016 02:06 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Perhaps change browsers.

Sep 10, 2016 01:39 AM
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

It may be your browser, but it also may be your computer or a virus - without additional information it is impossible for anyone to know which it is.

Chrome is a PIG - pure and simple - I abhor it, it is slow, it is a tracking system and has more virus openings than windows!

I've use IE here with no problems - I also don't have a lot of add ons either!

When you experience these types of slow downs, you need to look at your hard drive light and see if it is blinking - if it is, something is access it and slowing you down - not necessarily a virus

Also, if you are logged into G or bing as example, they are tracking you and can slown you down significantly!

So you need to look at your networking light - either on your router or your computer - there are programs you can get that monitor network traffic to see if you are being "phished", scanned or producing abnormal network traffic - often cause by either a virus, addon or cookie

Like I said, not enough information to pinpoint the cause

Sep 10, 2016 12:46 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Thanks all for the great comments.

Sep 09, 2016 10:17 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Do not know.

Sep 09, 2016 10:14 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Switch to Chrome.

Sep 09, 2016 08:24 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Peter Mohylsky typing on your computer with your own keyboard and seeing the lag usually is browser issue.

Sep 09, 2016 04:15 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

AR and path from your ipaddress to hub, cloud and somewhere there was constipation. Milk of magnesia will do....  IE is the culprit.

Sep 09, 2016 03:41 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I have noticed that Active Rain is slow a lot of times and I use Firefox on my MAC!

Sep 09, 2016 01:07 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am thinking internet

Sep 09, 2016 01:02 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I had that happen last year quite a bit and would close the browser or change browsers. Sometimes I had to restart my computer.

Sep 09, 2016 12:06 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I think it's an AR issues. I quit using IE a long time ago for this reason. It drove me nuts. AR works great with Chrome. 

Sep 09, 2016 11:59 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  IE, or its Windows 10 replacement, "Edge"?

Both are a pain, I suggest Firefox, Chrome, or Opera.

Sep 09, 2016 07:29 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I stopped using IE several years ago and never looked back. Good luck!

Sep 09, 2016 06:22 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

That happens now and then. Usually it's the computer. Might have to reboot. Sometimes things get stuck running in the background.

Sep 09, 2016 06:17 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

It's happened to me occasionally in both IE and Chrome when writing both posts and comments so I just assumed it meant that AR was experiencing high traffic.

One thing I notice when it happens (which isn't often) is that it usually does so when I am writing a long comment or post.

I now write most of my posts in Word then copy and paste. You might want to try that.

And, if you haven't already done so, try clearing your cache.


Sep 09, 2016 04:13 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Unplug your router, count to ten, plug it back in and this may help is all I know at this time. Routers are like freeways where they become clogged & jammed needing to be reset or it slows down everything. Some people have their routers on a timer that turn off and on automatically

Sep 09, 2016 02:49 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I think it's an IE issue because I switch back & forth between IE & Chrome & only notice in IE.

Sep 09, 2016 02:47 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Like others I gave up using IE.  Try Chrome.

Sep 09, 2016 02:29 AM