@Macmanx, thank you for the response - while I have you here, I should mention that I've had serious ongoing problems with Stats, Reader and sometimes just the entire blog in general.
Last time I posted I was told by Timethief and one other volunteer that, in essence, WordPress does not work with Internet Explorer, the browser is achaic and dying and anyway I should just switch to Firefox or else I'm just begging to have these problems last forever.
A WP staffer answered that basically it would help if I switched temporarily to Firefox just to see if this was an issue with my blog.
Since WP began the infinite scroll and killed the old stats and Blog Surfer, nothing has worked right. Now photos aren't loading either.
I'm extremely disappointed with the answer that WP only works with one browser. The reader and stats problem has come up intermittenly for months and months, and as you know it's not just me.
Can these issues please be addressed?