I've been having real problems with this too. I'm really not tech savvy at all but often it takes me 20 mins to type something that should take 2. Other times like now, it's absolutely fine. I assumed it was a problem with my computer although I don't have problems with other sites/forums, so I'm relieved to read this thread and figure out what the problem is. I hadn't twigged that the video ads were causing the slowness but that makes perfect sense.
Can anyone tell me in very simple steps how to disable/block java script for this site only..... I assume it can be re enabled as and when I want to add a photo.... although that is very seldom.
PS. I know of at least one other person who is having the same problem and I am sure there are many others that just never thought to complain. I love this site but this has become an increasingly frequent problem in recent weeks and I've been really frustrated by it.
Last night I tried several different approaches to the problem. I had this site's java blocked, and tried unblocking it temporarily. Even refreshing the page brought the block back to active. All the text editing features went away, so the idea of activating it, and then deactivating it on the fly didn't work for me.
I don't see this a something that's going to get "fixed" here. Ads and "click throughs" are a major source of income for a website. If subscriptions alone aren't getting the job done, System Operators have little choice but to sell advertising to pay the bills. Usually they are just visually annoying, but in this case they are degrading the operation of the Forum.
Edited by Old Philosopher - 1/18/16 at 8:30am