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Initial post: Jun 24, 2012 11:45:13 PM PDT
Mark Rabold says:
At one point all sites were working fine on my Fire. Now whenever I try and open any of the Gawker Media sites (,,, etc.) the page just sits there spinning, trying to load but eventually times out. I have disabled the silk feature that uses the could to grab pages but that did nothing. Same goes with clearing cache, etc. If I fully restart the Fire I can sometimes get one of those sites to come up once, but after that... nadda. I have no problems with other sites, just this group of sites.

Anyhow, I used to pack the just Fire around with me all of the time, but now that some sites that I visit no longer load I am back to packing around two devices :(

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 11:56:49 PM PDT
Old Rocker says:
I tried all three sites on my Fire and they all loaded just fine.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 11:59:49 PM PDT
Mark Rabold says:
Thanks for checking on your end. For the first month that I had the Fire they were all fine for me as well. One day (about three weeks ago) (another GM site) took a long time to load and eventually timed out. Since then their whole network of sites have stopped loading up for me.

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 12:03:57 AM PDT
Old Rocker says:
Wish I had a great idea to help solve your problem. :(

Posted on Aug 3, 2012 12:18:42 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 4, 2012 4:21:31 PM PDT
L. Langston says:
I have the same issue using my iPad. Its not all the time and the same Gawker sites every time, but when it happens it will start loading the first bit of the page and hang forever. I have to kill the browser to do anything when this happens.

Posted on May 9, 2013 10:27:19 PM PDT
I am trying to view their pages using my desktop pc and for the past few weeks the sites seem to have trouble loading their dang images. Every other site I visit has no problems but io9 and Gizmodo seem to always hang for me. And it is always the images that are causing the problem. The sites used to load fast and well, now it takes me hours and dozens of reloads just to get 1 articles pictures to load so that I can see them. This is even if there is only 1 image in the entire article. I think they have REALLY screwed up their sites for the worse which is a shame as I would hate to stop visiting them but I will if they don't fix it soon.
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