Garbled posts, help again please?

My s-i-l sent me a screen shot of what the posts look like:

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But longer, of course.

At first I thought the problem was limited to women using iPhones.

Then I realized that I wasn’t using a statistically valid population.

I expanded my research.

I decided it was limited to humans, of any gender, using Apple products, but only if they lived in the US and used Facebook.



I expanded my survey.

I came to the conclusion that there was absolutely nothing that could relate any two people who were experiencing the problem; all products, all continents, no common thread.

I only knew that hitting ‘refresh’ solved it.

At least I knew that until I asked my son (who knows stuff) to see if he could isolate the problem (he lives in the US and uses Facebook on an iPad).

Refresh didn’t work for him.

I won’t bore you further with all the minutiae of the steps taken to sort out the problem. I still have not been able to re-create it (other than a complex set of steps that work sometimes using a site-testing server).

I do, however, think that there is a remote possibility that I have fixed it.

Could those of you who have seen it, please, when you have a spare moment, check to see if I have?

Muchly appreciated…..

When I know I have – recipes will once again be posted.

Last update on February 1, 2017

9 thoughts on “Garbled posts, help again please?”

  1. I looked at all through “Veal Paprika” on an iPhone and did not get the garble on any of them. Shame on you for holding recipes hostage!

  2. I’m wondering if it’s on the server end, the servers filtering the query from the originating (reader) but one of the end servers/results (your blog/server) and the way it’s translating the query. Meaning, most blog hosts have many servers and maybe it’s one server in their network that isn’t translating that specific query correctly and that’s why not everyone is seeing or can replicate the problem.

  3. I was one of the ones who reported the garbled post…when I refreshed back then it didn’t do anything but I was able to see the post a few hours later. That said just now I went to check and while i haven’t had problems since, when I went otgo back to te original offending post for me it was garbled again but fixed with refresh and then when i went to other previous posts it was also garbled but again fixed with refresh. I am not using any apple products. I am in Texas female and accessing the internet via wireless at my home. Just trying to give you as much info as I can

  4. Hi Katie. Yes when I clicked on your tuna chowder recipe I got the same garbled screen shown above. Once I hit refresh it was fine. I use a laptop….not on Apple. Pretty much having the same thing as Gayle. Very random. I will ask hubby…he is a computer programmer, ..I know nothing! 🙂

  5. Hubby says there is a big list of questions:
    where is hosting company, what version of word press, is the theme and plugins up to date, are you using a wordpress caching plug in? If not using a caching plug in, then use the html directive to tell the browser not to cach pages – but this will make the sight slower. (this is hubby talking – I have no idea what he is talking about….do you?) He said the list of possible causes is very long. 🙁 Good luck Katie…hubby just looked from his computer and got the same garbled screen.He thinks there may be a glitch in your word press install or the hosting provider has screwed up some options. Yikes…hope this message makes some sense to you…it sure does not to me!

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