I'm at the point where this problem is interfering with my ability to post on AW and therefore I come less often, so obviously I need to get help! From this board, hopefully.
When AW opens, the home page looks fine for a few seconds - everything is in place and reads clearly. But after that it essentially goes black - not every spot, and usually a photo, graphic and the banner remain in place, but an entire article, such as the one that currently talks about green eyed jealousy. Plus, I then have to remember where the forums link was and click on some place that no longer has words on it. This happens every time now.
When I'm in the thread I go to (mostly purgatory) the whole screen slows down to such an excruciating pace that it either freezes up or I give up. Sometimes I persevere, but then I can't go through pages (and there are many if you are familiar with this thread) because it won't let me, or it goes at glacial speed. Then, should I actually get to post, my typing might be delayed. Oddly, this isn't happening right now, but it did just a few minutes ago.
I am wondering if it's a browser problem. I have a 5 yr old laptop (where did the time go?) XP Professional operating system, which only supports Explorer 8. Occasionally I go to a site that says it doesn't support my browser and I need to update it, but you can't update beyond 8 for XP. I don't have a problem like this with other sites, although in general the computer has slowed as I load more stuff on it and I know I need to upgrade memory or buy a new one, but hoping there is a short term solution.
Is there anything else you need to know? Any help would be appreciated.