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Offline ricklous

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Switchover to secure connections
« on: January 12, 2016, 02:40:52 PM »
Hello,

On Sunday I moved the site from insecure http to secure https. This covers the whole site and should be largely transparent to you, as any bookmarks or old addresses should redirect to the new secure addresses. The only visual difference is that your browser should display a padlock in the address bar (like it does if you\'re connecting to a bank) and all addresses should start with a \'https://\' instead of plain \'http://\'.

There are some issues with the smileys which have been copied from other websites, these break the secure connection and I\'ll have a look at them but it may mean we knock them on the head if they\'re being linked to an external site.

One user has reported an issue where his password manager didn\'t identify the website because of the new form of address, and so didn\'t offer to fill in his password for the forum. This was with Firefox, if this happens to you and you can\'t remember your password this page describes how to view your passwords saved in Firefox:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/password-manager-remember-delete-change-and-import#w_viewing-and-deleting-passwords

Cheers
Rick

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Re: Switchover to secure connections
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 06:46:20 PM »
Thanks for giving us a super safe site (does this mean fewer spammers too?)

as for \"There are some issues with the smileys which have been copied from other websites, these break the secure connection and I\'ll have a look at them but it may mean we knock them on the head if they\'re being linked to an external site.\"

Who cares?
No worries!
Be happy B)-

I\'ll see what happens when I log off the site with FF browser (which is the one, out of laziness, that I still use)

Thanks again.

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Re: Switchover to secure connections
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 08:48:33 PM »
Truthyness Wrote:
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> Thanks for giving us a super safe site (does this
> mean fewer spammers too?)
>

Not really, it helps prevent a different sort of attack. The spammers are sort of coming though the front door and trying to trick themselves onto the guest list. The change I\'ve made means the walls are harder to drill through.

I use Firefox. People like Mozilla need to exist, or we may as well all give up on the internet being anything more than a corporate platform for Google/Apple/Microsoft/Facebook/Amazon.

(Rick quietly puts soapbox away...)