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why does publishing stall?

  1. cannot publish
    Blog url: http://hansonmechanical.wordpress.com/

  2. when I go to post and click "publish" it just whirls away and does not post. I have tried three different computers at home with different browsers and virus protections. I have tried turning Norton off as well to no avail. I tried a test post on my work computer and it posted immediately. That was at 9am though. At home I am trying to post between 5 and midnight to no avail.

    any help is great, thank you,
    -Merlin Hanson

  3. (1) How are are connecting to the internet and to WordPress.com?

    I'm asking because the way you connect to the internet (mobile, satellite, DSL, dial-up) and to your blog, and how many proxy server jumps etc. it takes to connect can cause problems. There maybe be problems with your ISP and/or with the proxy servers. Also note that the main dashboard isn’t designed to work with touch devices through the tablet and smartphone browsers.

    (2) Exactly which browser and version of it are you using. If you don’t know click here to find out > http://whatsmyuseragent.com/
    Note: If you are running IE9 in compatibility mode then be aware that it renders as IE7 and IE7 is not supported.

    (3) Have you tried?
    clearing your browser cache and cookies > http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=32050
    using the browser with all extensions or add-ons disabled
    updating the browser to the latest stable version (not a buggy BETA browser version) http://browsehappy.com/
    using another browser

    (4) Are you logging in using the secure https:// log-in? see http://en.support.wordpress.com/https/

  4. I will check into those, thank you for your response! In a last attempt this evening I was able to download google chrome (which we use at work) and wordpress allowed me to publish in that browser. It will not let me publish in Firefox or Internet Explorer.

    many thanks again for your time!!
    -Merlin

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