The bug giving some Bleeding Neon followers using Internet Explorer problems the last few days (as mentioned in detail yesterday) has been isolated: It was, indeed, the RSS feed of Examiner.com stories I added to the right sidebar last week.
Problem is, it only appears to affect certain people, and not all users of IE 6 or 7. (Warning: Mild geek speak ahead.) When I tried the site on IE 6 running on Windows XP Pro yesterday, I got the error message. But when my friend Mike tried on IE 6 on XP, he had no problems. And when I tried it in IE 7 on the same build of XP in Parallels on my iMac, it was fine as well.
So I removed the widget and tested the site on IE 6 on XP Pro again, and sure enough, it’s working fine now. My dilemma now is this: Do I cater to the maybe five percent of users out there who may experience issues accessing Bleeding Neon, or do I re-add the widget displaying my latest Examiner.com stories to drive traffic to that site from the other 95 percent of visitors?
Or do I just say “F it” and put up an animated gif of a dancing baby? DECISIONS.