I have been getting the following error a few times today - any body else getting it? Anybody know how to get rid of it?

A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, open the script in the debugger, or let the script continue.

Script: https://stackoverflow.com/content/js/master.js?v=3731:1

  • I get this error, as well. I believe it is related to Addblock Plus (version 1.1.3). The funny thing is: I don't recall installing Addblock Plus. I think it came with the last updated version of Firefox for Mac OS X. Jan 24 '10 at 19:11

I keep having the same issue. I think it has something to do with a combination of the google analytics js and firebug / other add-in (Adblock Plus maybe). The two sites that give me this issue are netvibes and SO. I have started to use chrome to browse SO ( & meta) as I need firebug and do not like enabling/disabling it all the time and anyway The issue seems to happen even with firebug in disabled mode.

  • I am trying now with firebug totally disabled (disabled the extension, not just "Disabled for all web pages") - will see what happens
    – a_m0d
    Jul 22 '09 at 6:21
  • seems to be working properly now - thanks for the heads up on FireBug.
    – a_m0d
    Jul 22 '09 at 6:36
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    I have had so many problems with FireBug being enabled that I have a seperate Firefox instance set up when I need to use it. Jul 22 '09 at 8:10

If it happens to you in Google Chrome, let us know, otherwise (if Firefox) I strongly suspect add-ins.

You can also try running in Firefox safe mode which disables all add-ins as well.

edit: Firefox 3.5.x had severe issues with prettify.js that no other modern browser (Safari, Opera, IE, Chrome) did. Upgrading to Firefox 3.6 will fix the issue.

  • I'm running firefox 25 and still running into issues with prettify.js :( (not in this site though)
    – AlvaroFG
    Oct 30 '13 at 19:30

I get a similar script error EVERY time I visit the SO homepage with IE8.


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