I had that same problem, it was really bad. I turned off the firewall I was using (Symantec Client Security) and the problem went away. I think it has something to do with the scripts that run in the background when you load a page on this site.
Location: Pompano Beach, FL (Originally from Phoenix, AZ)
Yeah, when I'm logged out, the message board icons come up fine... but once I log in... they're all Xs! How do I fix this? It's annoying. I'm not running Zone Alarm, and I believe I've disabled XP's firewall. We have a router here so that has a built in firewall I'm sure.