Is Twitter Down? If You are Using FireFox and ‘No Script’ It May Seem So.
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If you are using FireFox and the No Script add-on, you may find that you have trouble accessing Twitter. In fact, it may seem as if Twitter is down, because you will be unable to access Twitter while your browser just waits and waits.

What exactly the problem is, is not yet known. It has been suggested that it is scripts in user profiles that may be causing the issue – in other words, if you use Firefox to go to a Twitter profile which has a script embedded in it, and you are running the No Script add-on, then the page will never fully load.


However, we have tested this with profiles we know do not have any scripts embedded in them – at least not of which the user is aware – and the page still wouldn’t load.

Until we removed the No Script add-on from Firefox.

Then everything was fine.

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Of course, removing the No Script add-on is not without its issues – primarily that you are then no longer afforded the protection that No Script provides against your browser being hijacked by, well, scripts.

Hopefully Twitter can get to the bottom of this and get it fixed.

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2 thoughts on “Is Twitter Down? If You are Using FireFox and ‘No Script’ It May Seem So.
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  1. Twitter in Firefox 3.6 fails to tweet. The process indicator asterisk just spins forever with no status update. Tweets work fine in Safari, Opera and IE8 with the latter a little odd. In IE8 the spinning doesn’t completely go away after the status is updated with the tweet though the text entry area does clear. All attempts to tweet are with the same PC.

  2. I haven’t logged on to my twitter account since April. I just tried it (using FF with noscript) and had no problem. I gotta say it, I have no use for twitter, and really wouldn’t care if my account was dropped.

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