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github website strange behavior

Unread post by bluedrop » 2021-06-13, 20:50

Currently running 29.2.1 on linux.

if i click on my login menu in the upper right corner, all I see is

Sorry, something went wrong

Various other things on the page are showing loading spinners but never actually load anything. This all seems very much like it's cookie related, but when I set cookies to be as permissive as possible, there's no difference.

This is new behavior. Github was working fine, and then one day, about 2 weeks ago, I saw a notice about how my browser was no longer compatible and it hasn't worked since.

I'm running Cookie Masters and Ublock Origin.

firefox works fine.

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Re: github website strange behavior

Unread post by WiseWolf » 2021-06-14, 12:05

bluedrop wrote:
2021-06-13, 20:50
Currently running 29.2.1 on linux.

if i click on my login menu in the upper right corner, all I see is

Sorry, something went wrong

Various other things on the page are showing loading spinners but never actually load anything. This all seems very much like it's cookie related, but when I set cookies to be as permissive as possible, there's no difference.

This is new behavior. Github was working fine, and then one day, about 2 weeks ago, I saw a notice about how my browser was no longer compatible and it hasn't worked since.

I'm running Cookie Masters and Ublock Origin.

firefox works fine.
Microsoft is constantly doing stuff like this to be annoying...

Sadly...

Github is owned by microsoft aka.

I can confirm this happens to me too.

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Re: github website strange behavior

Unread post by Moonchild » 2021-06-14, 13:02

If you want to make use of GitHub, you pretty much need the WebComponents polyfill for it.
https://github.com/JustOff/github-wc-polyfill/releases

(yes ironic it's hosted on github. Classic chicken-and-egg problem if direct release page links ever become unusable without the extension)
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Re: github website strange behavior

Unread post by bluedrop » 2021-06-15, 03:02

Thanks very much!

yeah, I'm extremely worried about the future of github.

I sure hope people who have their code trees on github are setting up a back-up plan.

Microsoft will keep whittling away at it in all sorts of annoying ways. They are the scorpion.

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Re: github website strange behavior

Unread post by Tomaso » 2021-06-15, 07:46

Moonchild wrote:
2021-06-14, 13:02
If you want to make use of GitHub, you pretty much need the WebComponents polyfill for it.
https://github.com/JustOff/github-wc-polyfill/releases
I've also noticed some issues at GitLab lately.
E.g. this page, where nothing is displayed, except for the headers and sidebar:
https://gitlab.com/juanitobananas/scram ... /releases/

Pale Moon's console window says "customElements is not defined", so I guess they're going down the same road as GitHub?
If so, then perhaps JustOff's extension can be updated to "fix" that site too.

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Re: github website strange behavior

Unread post by Moonchild » 2021-06-15, 09:01

Tomaso wrote:
2021-06-15, 07:46
I've also noticed some issues at GitLab lately.
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Pale Moon's console window says "customElements is not defined", so I guess they're going down the same road as GitHub?
Which is why we decided to opt for Gitea instead for our own use.
GitLab seems to just want to, stroke for stroke, copy GitHub. So they are also copying their design fallacies.
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Re: github website strange behavior

Unread post by bluedrop » 2021-06-18, 22:44

verified that github-wc-polyfill does indeed solve the problem.

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