UPDATE V: Ok, I just killed Sitemeter. There should be no more errors. Hate to see Sitemeter go, but that seems to be the consensus fix around the Internets.
If you want to keep Sitemeter on your blog, read the rest of this post for instructions for your readers.
FIX DETAILED BELOW TO MAKE INTERNET EXPLORER OPEN BLOGS WITH SITEMETER RUNNING!!
Hey, YOU: Just move that annoying Internet Explorer “Operation aborted” error window. Click on the top bar of it and move it out of the way without pressing the “Ok” button. Then, you will be able to at least read this post about the Internet Explorer error which is crashing it on many blogs tonight. It is not your fault, and it is not my fault, but it just might be Microsoft’s or Sitemeter’s fault. Switch to Firefox!
OK, here is the fix thanks to one of the magnificent lizards at LGF
The problem is an Internet Explorer conflict with Sitemeter, causing IE to give an “Operation aborted” error when trying to open a Web page with Sitemeter running. Obviously, this is going to affect the vast majority of blogs which depend on Sitemeter for their very mojo.
1. Open menu item: Tools…Internet Options
2. Click “Security” tab
3. Select “Restricted Sites”
4. Click “Sites” button
5. Under “Add this website to this zone”, enter “*.sitemeter.com” without the quotes
6. Click “Add” button
7. Close windows using “Close” or “OK”, not “Cancel”.
UPDATE III: Whoa whoa whoa Nelly! Charles of LGF has identified this as a Web-wide problem. So it ain’t us. Jacob, I will restore your graphic.
UPDATE IV: Rumor has it the reason so many blogs are suddenly causing errors in Internet Explorer lies in a conflict between Internet Explorer and Sitemeter. Must have been a silent update from one of them. Well, I can tell you right now I ain’t throwing Sitemeter under the bus because it is one of my primary enjoyable timewasters, so IE – out the door with you!!
Human race: Switch to Firefox!
As luck would have it, I am about to be away from the Internet for an extended period and the site has a technical issue: INTERNET EXPLORER SUDDENLY IS NOT WORKING TO BROWSE THIS WEB SITE. I have no idea why, except that something got changed – some code in a comment or post – since earlier today, and I may not be able to figure it out until a week from today.
In the meantime, readers may be forced to switch to Firefox or another browser. You will be grateful you did.
UPDATE: I have a little time to try and fix this, and the only thing I know to do is start deleting stuff until the problem stops. I apologize in advance if I happen to delete something you happen to love.
UPDATE II: Ok, I have sure deleted some stuff and IE still will not allow this site to be browsed. Looks like Redmond, we have a problem. After about 8:00 am tomorrow I won’t be able to fix it for at least a week. SWITCH TO FIREFOX!