Cannot open the forum website (Firefox)


#1

This started to happen a while back on a secondary pc of mine after upgrading to Firefox Quantum.
I wasn’t sure there was a relation, but I also didn’t mind much, because on my main pc there was no problem (still using a pre-Quantum FF version)

But I now upgraded my main PC to FF Quantum, and the same is happening.
After clearing the browser cache I can connect again, but a next time I will get this error message again:

I couldn’t find other reports on this, but I can hardly imagine I am the only one experiencing this?


#2

Using FireFox Quantum 57.0.4 (64-bit) here under Windows 7 and have never experienced the problem you describe. Perhaps there’s an add-in or script that’s not working quite right?


#3

Thanks for replying rdswift.

I suspected that too, but I have no scripts active, and disabling the two addons I use (Privacy Badger and uBlock Origin) didn’t solve it.


#4

Another user had the same problem as you with the two exact same plugins!
Maybe having those plugins even temporarily, makes Discourse crash, having to clear cache.


#5

That made me investigate it a bit more.
Even while I deactivated both for the website, the problem occurred. Only after completely disabling Privacy Badger globally I could access the site again.
So Privacy Badger is the culprit. I have send them an error report about it.


#6

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