Tracing the Tribe removed the Followers gadget during the weekend, but some readers are still experiencing problems and I am following up with Blogger.com. Other readers have reported that things are fine now. Do let me know if you are experiencing any problems.
Update (May 26): We are still working on resolving this bug. This only affects viewers using IE to view the blog; for right now, blog owners can either move the Followers gadget lower in their sidebar, or remove it altogether. Either action will eliminate the pop-up dialog box in IE.We will update this post when a fix has been made.
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The simplest workaround is to download Mozilla Firefox. It takes about 5 minutes to do, imports all contacts and bookmarks, and does not replace IE. You will then have both IE and Firefox to choose from when using the Internet. I've done it myself and it is not at all complicated.
According to stats for Tracing the Tribe, some 50% of readers use IE, while about 25% use Mozilla Firefox.