This PC is a circa 2010 I7-860 with a GTS250 graphics card. Another from 2009 has an i7-865 with an HD4890 card, and another is a 2013 i7-3517U notebook with Intel graphics, all with the same issue.
I previously made a remark about the irony of the Junk Mail banner atop a Choice staff post about junk mail. The banner shows for a moment every time the thread is opened, and then the thread is positioned. The banner is ‘yuge’!
Now there is a ‘yuge’ banner in the Going Our Own Way. The 4 browsers I checked each render and display the graphic and then position the thread. Hardware acceleration is enabled where available. Perhaps new systems with more power do not display the ‘pause that irritates’?
If pretty header graphics are in vogue at Choice, please make them small and consider the impact on those of us who revisit threads and are presented with the banner, time after time after time. Or is this just me?