Right Si.you are correct in saying that it was an internet provider fault I think. We still haven't got to the bottom of it yet. Sometimes the computer acts ok ish then suddenly no connection. We are with virgin and they say that there isn't a problem but everytime we ring them (3 or 4 times a week) the problem goes away for a day then returns. But, even when the other sites seem ok ish we can still wait for 10-15 minutes for a page like 'random pics' thread to open on this site.
I'm sorry but I don't understand the technical questions being asked such as what browser I'm using. Don't know what a browser is.
If you take pro street pops thread above I can only see a white square with a red cross in it. But other threads sometimes the whole screen goes black with 'done' written in the bottom left corner as if it's done what is expected but nothing ever come on the screen.
Sorry but I am a computer illiterate.