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bdwyer19
07-23-2020, 07:08 PM
Is that the reason the site only works for me now on WiFi?

I dont think so, its just interesting, I'm looking for reasons why you couldn't access it on mobile. The first thing I thought of was DNS resolution issues and hitting the correct IP address would have helped diagnose that.

My home internet connection went down yesterday, so I didn't have WiFi.

I couldn't connect to thedarktower.org with my cellular data plan. The same as Brian mentioned above.

I assume this is an anti-Brian conspiracy. :wtf:

Gotta be lol. Looks like it's working now.

What makes you such a special Brian?? I thought we all were sticking together!

stroppygoblin
07-24-2020, 01:59 AM
Iíve been digging and I think I have found the issue...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200724/f47d4349a89fd2568c159d20c308966c.jpg

Br!an
07-24-2020, 04:02 AM
Is this an Iphone/ Mac issue. Or is it affecting Android/PC users too?

I have android. It's just your site. Other sites loaded properly.

bdwyer19
07-24-2020, 04:14 AM
I had a gut feeling you were behind this, Simon. I guess my time being a Brian is done. T-Bone it is.


https://youtu.be/4ScgSECwlTY

Brian861
07-24-2020, 04:21 AM
Iíve been digging and I think I have found the issue...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200724/f47d4349a89fd2568c159d20c308966c.jpg

:lol:


I had a gut feeling you were behind this, Simon. I guess my time being a Brian is done. T-Bone it is.


https://youtu.be/4ScgSECwlTY

I was wondering when you were going to break out the alter ego lol.

bdwyer19
07-24-2020, 04:24 AM
Iíve been digging and I think I have found the issue...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200724/f47d4349a89fd2568c159d20c308966c.jpg

:lol:


I had a gut feeling you were behind this, Simon. I guess my time being a Brian is done. T-Bone it is.


https://youtu.be/4ScgSECwlTY

I was wondering when you were going to break out the alter ego lol.

Many years ago, a boss of mine sent out a questionnaire to get to know her team better. One question asked what name you prefer to go by. Just because, I said T-Bone. I was officially T-Bone to the team for the next few years!

Brian861
07-24-2020, 06:32 PM
Classic lol.

Jon
07-30-2020, 06:50 AM
I tried to host about 20 pics in the gallery here. I get a message saying the file sizes are too large to process. So I checked on file size limits (to know how much to resize them) and it says I have unlimited file size and capacity.
So I hosted them on Google photos and several members say they can't see them (in Starkblast threads: Fottergraphs, Landscapes and wildlife, flowers, Bearrrs and The Palaver Castle). I see them just fine and they aren't particularly large.


Help!!


Here is one of the photos in question:




https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/c9taJ73svzT4Mhi3KAdEyLtVDxaX5DjW8Nyz_nwHG-xlo7jc-hk4yFP2ky1CZZq8lPvEnGvi9dv5woZr3ZZ5bjHZB2v1lCaQ7eu rhdVQ3qWhmTlVcBw3yOmWbFeieOGKyBN6mb5GaJfC8LrEgeQKu NDcd0PdJoc0-xRyMdM-lzSffsFPKMUGQGVMX_Z4nOCh00mP5FPNcAo8pMh5s793g8qUHg tsaLGLIQeHbYoSMx4u_WuKmZ3jcTQul4ZEb_dKqkJ1GsjdKff3-waALVGNXfEspWykW4ht6uiJpNpNE81mfy6VklpXYLJOiPDKvox vo292IeUwCgT6EypuZLsWs0v02k_S2wbf-h8El3Nl3JKXwgbHrShxD45kWhBHo9zVvAGCN_CQBBIasWQZbah aayO7sPbiCPsLUaZiLoqzvJpBth8LVg0Suu_cZ1WVG5rpl0W4d 0sZ9-QHl6OXCugjYLs4jkr0cJfBHX5Tp52XL9E8AcVqg579i-Rdk-efYGPJPryct-7FAhutw4TzP_vxWw4132L42kndzAjv10Y1ZiTu_yhZaWCsBX6p OArCfRXrOrCwvSFAgw1jmC88_akpLK6R5Qa03pBbduegNk0ewj iNrNKobVfTp8xPMvryo7hASzG_O6kcImPafrNQK0QIDTcdJOFz Ulu6SoY35ix39RkYaGo4meZ2W5j3CAsK=w872-h654-no?authuser=0

Jon
07-30-2020, 07:56 AM
https://i.ibb.co/GHRStbF/20200717-144407.jpg

Randall Flagg
07-30-2020, 08:23 AM
I tried to host about 20 pics in the gallery here. I get a message saying the file sizes are too large to process. So I checked on file size limits (to know how much to resize them) and it says I have unlimited file size and capacity.
So I hosted them on Google photos and several members say they can't see them (in Starkblast threads: Fottergraphs, Landscapes and wildlife, flowers, Bearrrs and The Palaver Castle). I see them just fine and they aren't particularly large.


Help!!


Here is one of the photos in question:




https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/c9taJ73svzT4Mhi3KAdEyLtVDxaX5DjW8Nyz_nwHG-xlo7jc-hk4yFP2ky1CZZq8lPvEnGvi9dv5woZr3ZZ5bjHZB2v1lCaQ7eu rhdVQ3qWhmTlVcBw3yOmWbFeieOGKyBN6mb5GaJfC8LrEgeQKu NDcd0PdJoc0-xRyMdM-lzSffsFPKMUGQGVMX_Z4nOCh00mP5FPNcAo8pMh5s793g8qUHg tsaLGLIQeHbYoSMx4u_WuKmZ3jcTQul4ZEb_dKqkJ1GsjdKff3-waALVGNXfEspWykW4ht6uiJpNpNE81mfy6VklpXYLJOiPDKvox vo292IeUwCgT6EypuZLsWs0v02k_S2wbf-h8El3Nl3JKXwgbHrShxD45kWhBHo9zVvAGCN_CQBBIasWQZbah aayO7sPbiCPsLUaZiLoqzvJpBth8LVg0Suu_cZ1WVG5rpl0W4d 0sZ9-QHl6OXCugjYLs4jkr0cJfBHX5Tp52XL9E8AcVqg579i-Rdk-efYGPJPryct-7FAhutw4TzP_vxWw4132L42kndzAjv10Y1ZiTu_yhZaWCsBX6p OArCfRXrOrCwvSFAgw1jmC88_akpLK6R5Qa03pBbduegNk0ewj iNrNKobVfTp8xPMvryo7hASzG_O6kcImPafrNQK0QIDTcdJOFz Ulu6SoY35ix39RkYaGo4meZ2W5j3CAsK=w872-h654-no?authuser=0
Even if I go directly to that image, I get the same image seen here. FYI, unlimited file size and capacity refers to total limit for hosting images, not to the individual file size (pixels, and or actual file size).

Iwritecode
07-30-2020, 08:26 AM
I tried to host about 20 pics in the gallery here. I get a message saying the file sizes are too large to process. So I checked on file size limits (to know how much to resize them) and it says I have unlimited file size and capacity.
So I hosted them on Google photos and several members say they can't see them (in Starkblast threads: Fottergraphs, Landscapes and wildlife, flowers, Bearrrs and The Palaver Castle). I see them just fine and they aren't particularly large.


Help!!


Here is one of the photos in question:




https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/c9taJ73svzT4Mhi3KAdEyLtVDxaX5DjW8Nyz_nwHG-xlo7jc-hk4yFP2ky1CZZq8lPvEnGvi9dv5woZr3ZZ5bjHZB2v1lCaQ7eu rhdVQ3qWhmTlVcBw3yOmWbFeieOGKyBN6mb5GaJfC8LrEgeQKu NDcd0PdJoc0-xRyMdM-lzSffsFPKMUGQGVMX_Z4nOCh00mP5FPNcAo8pMh5s793g8qUHg tsaLGLIQeHbYoSMx4u_WuKmZ3jcTQul4ZEb_dKqkJ1GsjdKff3-waALVGNXfEspWykW4ht6uiJpNpNE81mfy6VklpXYLJOiPDKvox vo292IeUwCgT6EypuZLsWs0v02k_S2wbf-h8El3Nl3JKXwgbHrShxD45kWhBHo9zVvAGCN_CQBBIasWQZbah aayO7sPbiCPsLUaZiLoqzvJpBth8LVg0Suu_cZ1WVG5rpl0W4d 0sZ9-QHl6OXCugjYLs4jkr0cJfBHX5Tp52XL9E8AcVqg579i-Rdk-efYGPJPryct-7FAhutw4TzP_vxWw4132L42kndzAjv10Y1ZiTu_yhZaWCsBX6p OArCfRXrOrCwvSFAgw1jmC88_akpLK6R5Qa03pBbduegNk0ewj iNrNKobVfTp8xPMvryo7hASzG_O6kcImPafrNQK0QIDTcdJOFz Ulu6SoY35ix39RkYaGo4meZ2W5j3CAsK=w872-h654-no?authuser=0

I just see a gray circle with a white dash in the middle of it.

Randall Flagg
07-30-2020, 08:27 AM
FYI, for our gallery, the individual pictures limits are 4800x3250 pixels, and 1600000 KB's.

stroppygoblin
07-30-2020, 08:33 AM
Jon, The image you posted is not in the format recognised by the site. It has to reference a file that ends in a recognised graphic file type like .jpg, .jpeg, .png or .gif

Yours is a link to your hosting site and looks like this:


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/c9taJ73svzT4Mhi3KAdEyLtVDxaX5DjW8Nyz_nwHG-xlo7jc-hk4yFP2ky1CZZq8lPvEnGvi9dv5woZr3ZZ5bjHZB2v1lCaQ7eu rhdVQ3qWhmTlVcBw3yOmWbFeieOGKyBN6mb5GaJfC8LrEgeQKu NDcd0PdJoc0-xRyMdM-lzSffsFPKMUGQGVMX_Z4nOCh00mP5FPNcAo8pMh5s793g8qUHg tsaLGLIQeHbYoSMx4u_WuKmZ3jcTQul4ZEb_dKqkJ1GsjdKff3-waALVGNXfEspWykW4ht6uiJpNpNE81mfy6VklpXYLJOiPDKvox vo292IeUwCgT6EypuZLsWs0v02k_S2wbf-h8El3Nl3JKXwgbHrShxD45kWhBHo9zVvAGCN_CQBBIasWQZbah aayO7sPbiCPsLUaZiLoqzvJpBth8LVg0Suu_cZ1WVG5rpl0W4d 0sZ9-QHl6OXCugjYLs4jkr0cJfBHX5Tp52XL9E8AcVqg579i-Rdk-efYGPJPryct-7FAhutw4TzP_vxWw4132L42kndzAjv10Y1ZiTu_yhZaWCsBX6p OArCfRXrOrCwvSFAgw1jmC88_akpLK6R5Qa03pBbduegNk0ewj iNrNKobVfTp8xPMvryo7hASzG_O6kcImPafrNQK0QIDTcdJOFz Ulu6SoY35ix39RkYaGo4meZ2W5j3CAsK=w872-h654-no?authuser=0

You can probably see it because you are are logged into your hosting and it redirects automatically for you.

Now the other post you made #3009 looks fine, because its a link to an actual image:


https://i.ibb.co/GHRStbF/20200717-144407.jpg

stroppygoblin
07-30-2020, 08:35 AM
FYI, for our gallery, the individual pictures limits are 4800x3250 pixels, and 1600000 KB's.

yeah, thats what the settings say but I think we are hitting a limit elsewhere in the system. I don't think we can actually upload images that high res...

Jon
07-30-2020, 08:45 AM
Thanks for the info. I guess the one wasn't a jpeg or PNG Got it.


Thanks

stroppygoblin
07-30-2020, 08:47 AM
Thanks for the info. I guess the one wasn't a jpeg or PNG Got it.


Thanks

A lot of the hosting sites have some sort of menu where you can find the direct link to the image. The image itself is (by definition) a graphic file, it's just the hosting obscures the link to the actual file itself.

Rule of thumb, no matter how long the url is that you post, if it doesn't end with an image file type, it's unlikely to work properly on the site.

Iwritecode
07-30-2020, 08:50 AM
Thanks for the info. I guess the one wasn't a jpeg or PNG Got it.


Thanks

A lot of the hosting sites have some sort of menu where you can find the direct link to the image. The image itself is (by definition) a graphic file, it's just the hosting obscures the link to the actual file itself.

Rule of thumb, no matter how long the url is that you post, if it doesn't end with an image file type, it's unlikely to work properly on the site.

Facebook is notorious for this. You can't copy/paste anything from that site. They always completely obscure the URL.

Jon
07-30-2020, 08:54 AM
Thanks for the tip, Stroppy and the file size info, RF!

bdwyer19
07-30-2020, 09:59 AM
Simon, when are you going to remove the Block All Brianís code from the website? I still canít connect when Iím off WiFi.

stroppygoblin
07-30-2020, 10:01 AM
It might be quicker just to change your name...


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

bdwyer19
07-30-2020, 10:46 AM
Bastard!:smile:

Jon
07-30-2020, 11:32 AM
Thanks for the info. I guess the one wasn't a jpeg or PNG Got it.


Thanks

A lot of the hosting sites have some sort of menu where you can find the direct link to the image. The image itself is (by definition) a graphic file, it's just the hosting obscures the link to the actual file itself.

Rule of thumb, no matter how long the url is that you post, if it doesn't end with an image file type, it's unlikely to work properly on the site.


I'm an old man. I should have just stuck with BB code anyway. If I hadn't tried to use the uploader here at the site I would have seen the full code and noticed the ending was not right.
You fancy,Schmancy young whipper snappers with your HTML codes...

Tommy
08-10-2020, 03:58 AM
I keep getting logged off from the site after a few minutes of being signed on. I can't figure it out.

Tommy
08-10-2020, 04:55 AM
I keep getting logged off from the site after a few minutes of being signed on. I can't figure it out.

It's happened a few days in a row but of course, now that I've said something, it seems to have stopped for a while.....

Brian861
08-10-2020, 08:06 AM
I keep getting logged off from the site after a few minutes of being signed on. I can't figure it out.

It's happened a few days in a row but of course, now that I've said something, it seems to have stopped for a while.....

It logs me off when I go to the slipcase thread. Only time it happens.

Tommy
08-10-2020, 09:19 AM
I keep getting logged off from the site after a few minutes of being signed on. I can't figure it out.

It's happened a few days in a row but of course, now that I've said something, it seems to have stopped for a while.....

It logs me off when I go to the slipcase thread. Only time it happens.

Weird

Brian861
08-10-2020, 09:31 AM
I keep getting logged off from the site after a few minutes of being signed on. I can't figure it out.

It's happened a few days in a row but of course, now that I've said something, it seems to have stopped for a while.....

It logs me off when I go to the slipcase thread. Only time it happens.

Weird

Yeppers.

ICry4Oy
08-10-2020, 10:18 AM
When using Microsoft Edge I get this:

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/medium/palaver1.jpg

I click on Forum and any sub forum but when I click on any thread, I get that red warning screen.

It only happens in Edge. Have tried IE, Firefox and Chrome and no problem.

I know I can use those but prefer Edge.
:pirate:

Randall Flagg
08-10-2020, 11:52 AM
Click on the More Information
Under the dropdown choices select go there anyway.

Randall Flagg
08-10-2020, 12:10 PM
From the upper right corner click on settings
Again click on settings
Select Privacy and services
Scroll down to services and deselect Microsoft Defender Smartscreen




http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1597090203-Edge.png

ICry4Oy
08-11-2020, 08:38 AM
Probably just keep using IE for this site for now, thanks!

St. Troy
08-13-2020, 11:32 AM
just testing to see if I can post anywhere

Randall Flagg
08-13-2020, 11:37 AM
just testing to see if I can post anywhere
Nope. This message will be deleted in 5 minutes.

Randall Flagg
08-13-2020, 03:42 PM
FYI, not sure if it's related or not, but after receiving the latest Windows update today, I've experienced some quirks using Firefox to post images in a PM or a post. Using the insert image icon the picture shows up in the body of the post/pm, but when I submit the post or PM, I get a 403 error. I tested Chrome and Edge and things work as they should.
I have the latest version of 64 bit Firefox installed.
A quirky but viable workaround is the use the BB code for inserting and image:
[IMG]URL of image[/IMG


I left the last closing bracket off of the BB code, you will need to use it to actually post an image.

St. Troy
08-16-2020, 01:42 PM
just testing to see if I can post anywhere

Not long after posting this, I was unable to access the site at all until this morning (around 2 1/2 days). Looking around, it looks like things were active during that time; was I the only one experiencing this? FYI, this was the case using Google Chrome on a laptop and Safari on an iPhone. I don't actually need a "solution"; I'm just curious.

Brian861
08-16-2020, 04:28 PM
just testing to see if I can post anywhere

Not long after posting this, I was unable to access the site at all until this morning (around 2 1/2 days). Looking around, it looks like things were active during that time; was I the only one experiencing this? FYI, this was the case using Google Chrome on a laptop and Safari on an iPhone. I don't actually need a "solution"; I'm just curious.

Always use Chrome on my desktop without issue. Except as stated above, it logs me out when I visit the slipcase thread :shrug:

Bev Vincent
09-03-2020, 03:12 AM
Your SSL certificate seems to not be valid or applied to the server since you relocated. Even using https:// the site is showing up as "Not secure"

Randall Flagg
09-03-2020, 08:34 AM
Using Firefox, I see the https, but I'll look into it.

Bev Vincent
09-03-2020, 09:10 AM
The https: is there, but Chrome reports "Not secure". There might be some referenced images or scripts that are coming from a non-secure server.

Randall Flagg
09-03-2020, 10:05 AM
I'm looking into it.

Bev Vincent
09-03-2020, 11:31 AM
whynopadlock.com is great resource for identifying problems like this.

It reports:

Hard Failure: A script with an insecure url of "http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js" was loaded on line: 2706 of https://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/index.php.
This URL will need to be updated to use a secure URL for your padlock to return.

Soft Failure An image with an insecure url of "http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/images/icons/icon1.png" was loaded on line: 526 of https://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/index.php.
This URL will need to be updated to use a secure URL for your padlock to return.

DoctorZaius
09-05-2020, 07:52 AM
The https: is there, but Chrome reports "Not secure". There might be some referenced images or scripts that are coming from a non-secure server.

I'm getting a similar notification when trying to upload photos on both Safari and Firefox. I can't seem to upload at the moment.

Randall Flagg
09-05-2020, 07:56 AM
We are working on the photo upload problem.

DoctorZaius
09-05-2020, 08:47 AM
We are working on the photo upload problem.

Thanks!

Stockerlone
09-05-2020, 08:56 AM
The https: is there, but Chrome reports "Not secure". There might be some referenced images or scripts that are coming from a non-secure server.

I'm getting a similar notification when trying to upload photos on both Safari and Firefox. I can't seem to upload at the moment.

Same problem for me.....

Randall Flagg
09-05-2020, 04:08 PM
Image uploading to the Gallery should work.
Be aware that the software for our Gallery is so old that it doesn't support an SSL certificate.

Stockerlone
09-05-2020, 11:46 PM
Image uploading to the Gallery should work.
Be aware that the software for our Gallery is so old that it doesn't support an SSL certificate.

:idea:Works again !!!:thumbsup:

webstar1000
09-17-2020, 10:08 AM
Here is one... help if you can all? I can ONLY get on forum OR TapATalk.... if I am on wifi. Does not matter how strong the signal is. It will not load.... until I have wifi. Help?

Randall Flagg
09-17-2020, 11:17 AM
Who is your carrier, and what browser is your phone using?

webstar1000
09-17-2020, 02:11 PM
Who is your carrier, and what browser is your phone using?

It started after the last update. When I think you maybe switched servers. I have not changed anything... could that be it RF?

Randall Flagg
09-17-2020, 02:18 PM
what is the failure message you are getting?
Send me a screen shot.

bdwyer19
09-20-2020, 10:52 AM
I donít think the carrier makes a difference. I havenít been able to access the forum off of WiFi for over a month. Any other site works just fine.

webstar1000
09-20-2020, 03:30 PM
I donít think the carrier makes a difference. I havenít been able to access the forum off of WiFi for over a month. Any other site works just fine.

Yep same time as me... something changed

mae
10-08-2020, 11:11 AM
By the way, this is still happening for me. When I was on my little roadtrip last week, couldn't get on the site unless it was on wi-fi.

Randall Flagg
10-08-2020, 11:13 AM
Have you tried turning Wi-fi off, to force your phone to use your provider's network?

mae
10-08-2020, 11:15 AM
Thatís what I mean, if Iím on LTE (I have AT&T), the site wonít connect.

stroppygoblin
10-09-2020, 06:07 AM
Possible issue with IPv6 settings?

Check this out: https://www.linode.com/community/questions/11387/help-quotthis-site-cant-be-reachedquot-from-cellular-networks

Not exactly the same scenario as our hosting, but I can confirm I see the same results when doing those tests against the site.

this is the recommendation:
To get it working for those customers, you could either add the required "Listen" arguments to your Apache config for IPv6[1] and restart Apache, or remove your AAAA records and not advertise IPv6 for that domain.

Randall Flagg
10-09-2020, 11:19 AM
We removed the ipv6

Please advise.

Br!an
10-09-2020, 11:33 AM
That doesn't work for me.

I can't get on the site with data.

FYI, once I am on the site with wifi, I can turn off the wifi and use data.

Randall Flagg
10-09-2020, 12:31 PM
This is all very puzzling.

ICry4Oy
10-10-2020, 08:32 AM
I get on fine without wifi using my 4 ear old galaxy j7 prime and chrome and MexicanPCS.

bdwyer19
10-10-2020, 08:43 AM
I just tried again on my iPhone. Still canít open the site off of WiFi.

Brian861
10-10-2020, 09:46 AM
I just tried again on my iPhone. Still canít open the site off of WiFi.

I have an iPhone as well and if I remember, I'll try and get on at work today. No WiFi there.

bdwyer19
10-10-2020, 09:56 AM
I get on fine without wifi using my 4 ear old galaxy j7 prime and chrome and MexicanPCS.



I just tried again on my iPhone. Still canít open the site off of WiFi.

I have an iPhone as well and if I remember, I'll try and get on at work today. No WiFi there.

Just try it from home, and turn the WiFi off on your phone. Thatís how I test it.

Brian861
10-10-2020, 10:01 AM
I get on fine without wifi using my 4 ear old galaxy j7 prime and chrome and MexicanPCS.



I just tried again on my iPhone. Still canít open the site off of WiFi.

I have an iPhone as well and if I remember, I'll try and get on at work today. No WiFi there.

Just try it from home, and turn the WiFi off on your phone. Thatís how I test it.

Duh LOL :doh: Shows how little I'm actually off WiFi. It popped right up for me using data. I'm on a super old phone though, iPhone 6, if that makes a difference.

mae
10-10-2020, 12:34 PM
Whatever was done, LTE works for me now!

stroppygoblin
10-10-2020, 03:47 PM
I have an iPhone (11 Pro) works fine for me on a data connection (4G)

bdwyer19
10-10-2020, 04:21 PM
I have an iPhone (11 Pro) works fine for me on a data connection (4G)

Is there something different for you, being UK-based?

Brian861
10-10-2020, 08:09 PM
Whatever was done, LTE works for me now!

I'm taking credit because I logged on with my old phone :lol:

Br!an
10-11-2020, 03:35 AM
Mine is working too.

bdwyer19
10-11-2020, 04:06 AM
Working for me now, as well. Thank you!

Lookwhoitis
11-09-2020, 03:00 PM
for some reason the site can never remember my username and password anymore, both on my desktop and also when accessing on a phone. Why is this?

Randall Flagg
11-09-2020, 03:21 PM
No idea, but your browsers have settings that will remember.

amd013
12-13-2020, 05:24 PM
I have been using firefox for years, but getting frustrated with it, so trying out other browsers. Was trying microsoft edge, but every time I try to read a thread I get a message from microsoft that the page has been marked as dangerous for phishing attacks. Even if I report it as safe, it still gives me the error. I can choose to visit it anyway, but it is a PITA.

So just wondering if anyone else uses microsoft edge without these type of issues, and if so, what you did to stop this.



Thanks,
Mike

ICry4Oy
12-13-2020, 08:47 PM
When using Microsoft Edge I get this:

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/medium/palaver1.jpg

I click on Forum and any sub forum but when I click on any thread, I get that red warning screen.

It only happens in Edge. Have tried IE, Firefox and Chrome and no problem.

I know I can use those but prefer Edge.
:pirate:


Click on the More Information
Under the dropdown choices select go there anyway.


From the upper right corner click on settings
Again click on settings
Select Privacy and services
Scroll down to services and deselect Microsoft Defender Smartscreen




http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1597090203-Edge.png


Probably just keep using IE for this site for now, thanks!


I have been using firefox for years, but getting frustrated with it, so trying out other browsers. Was trying microsoft edge, but every time I try to read a thread I get a message from microsoft that the page has been marked as dangerous for phishing attacks. Even if I report it as safe, it still gives me the error. I can choose to visit it anyway, but it is a PITA.

So just wondering if anyone else uses microsoft edge without these type of issues, and if so, what you did to stop this.



Thanks,
Mike

I use Firefox just for this site now. I don't want to change Edge settings that would possibly allow viruses to get in from other sites.

I have also told Edge to go to this site anyway and reported this site as safe many times but it (Edge) is still unusable for this site, for me.

Iwritecode
12-14-2020, 06:45 AM
Edge is good for downloading other browsers. That's about it.

Brian861
12-14-2020, 09:02 AM
I've been using Chrome now for well over a year for everything and love it.

Stockerlone
12-25-2020, 12:12 AM
Funny, since yesterday the page is displayed in the terrible orange skin, is the button to change the color theme now somewhere else ?

MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!

mae
12-25-2020, 09:12 AM
the terrible orange skin

How dare you! :)

Randall Flagg
12-25-2020, 10:11 AM
The button to opt for the other color scheme is at the bottom left of the screen.

Stockerlone
12-25-2020, 03:33 PM
The button to opt for the other color scheme is at the bottom left of the screen.

Yes, there it was before, now it is no longer there for me ???

Randall Flagg
12-25-2020, 05:14 PM
It should be available now.

Brian861
12-25-2020, 08:37 PM
the terrible orange skin

How dare you! :)

Agreed! Shame on you, Frank :)

Randall Flagg
12-25-2020, 08:53 PM
The color is not orange.
It's a very mild butternut color. Some consider it the color of nacho cheese.

Brian861
12-25-2020, 08:55 PM
The color is not orange.
It's a very mild butternut color.

Very easy on the eye.

Stockerlone
12-26-2020, 12:30 AM
It should be available now.

YES !!!
TKS A LOT !!

Stockerlone
12-26-2020, 12:36 AM
the terrible orange skin

How dare you! :)

Agreed! Shame on you, Frank :)

:biggrin::excited::biggrin:
Real orange is actually my favorite color,
this color of old spray/fake cheese always gives me a headache after a few minutes when I have to use it.

Brian861
12-26-2020, 06:36 AM
the terrible orange skin

How dare you! :)

Agreed! Shame on you, Frank :)

:biggrin::excited::biggrin:
Real orange is actually my favorite color,
this color of old spray/fake cheese always gives me a headache after a few minutes when I have to use it.

Well, we'll forgive ya then.

Jon
01-04-2021, 09:49 PM
The color is not orange.
It's a very mild butternut color.

Very easy on the eye.

Which one. Left one? Right one?

Randall Flagg
01-05-2021, 09:34 AM
The eye of the tiger.

Brian861
01-05-2021, 11:47 AM
The eye of the tiger.

What he said.....

herbertwest
01-30-2021, 09:55 AM
Can someone please tell me how to resize a picture (eg : half) in BBcode?

I thought I found something, but doesnt work.
At least, if it's in this thread it would be easier to find out. And I could bookmark it for next times :)

herbertwest
01-30-2021, 09:57 AM
Is there a way to change the subforums of Calvin Towers?

What I mean by that, is that I use the grey theme, and I can NEVER see if there is a new message or not in the calvin towers. Because of the thumbnails. They are not explicit and I can't see if there is any new posts, any thing I may be able to add any input

Randall Flagg
01-30-2021, 10:29 AM
I'm not sure I understand what you mean, but here are 2 screenshots that illustrate how to tell if there are new posts in CC and the subforums:




http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1612031165-Calvins%20corner%20dark%20grey.png








http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1612031175-Calvins%20corner%20sub%20dark%20grey.png

Br!an
01-30-2021, 02:51 PM
Can someone please tell me how to resize a picture (eg : half) in BBcode?

I thought I found something, but doesnt work.
At least, if it's in this thread it would be easier to find out. And I could bookmark it for next times :)

I explained this in a collection thread. I'll explain here too. You can PM me for more help if you need it.

There is a "RESIZE" code. It reduces each dimension of the original picture by a percentage. If you wanted to reduce the dimension by 50% you would use this code without the spaces.
[ resize="50"][ img]Image URL here[ /IMG][ /RESIZE]


Here is a sample. The first image is full size. The second is 75%. The third 50%. The forth 25%.

You can use any percentage you like.

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/medium/20201023_130446.jpg
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/medium/20201023_130446.jpg
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/medium/20201023_130446.jpg
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/medium/20201023_130446.jpg

The site automatically reduced the original picture and the 75% picture. That is why the ratio to the others doesn't appear to be correct.

herbertwest
01-31-2021, 02:03 AM
Ok thanks !
My mistake was to put the resize IN the img. As as a separate element placed before !

Tried it and it worked, thanks. I will try to remember it but having it in this thread will help finding it back too

herbertwest
01-31-2021, 02:06 AM
I'm not sure I understand what you mean, but here are 2 screenshots that illustrate how to tell if there are new posts in CC and the subforums:




http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1612031165-Calvins%20corner%20dark%20grey.png








http://www.thedarktower.org/custom/images/1612031175-Calvins%20corner%20sub%20dark%20grey.png

Oh, ok. I didnt realise the "blue" difference. Which, IMO, is quite subtle.
But also, once you click on a catalog subforum, it's difficult to notice posts that has messages because they are then organised alphabetically.
Once in a subforum, is there a way to organise it by last messages / post time?

Randall Flagg
01-31-2021, 09:02 AM
There is a way to sort the posts. For example, once in Calvins Corner, scroll down to near the bottom of the page to the Thread Display Options box.
Under Show threads from the...

Click Last



Sort Threads by
Last Post


Click descending order


Click the brown Show Threads button

St. Troy
02-19-2021, 07:20 AM
Strictly speaking, this issue is not a TDT problem, but a problem I'm having that relates to TDT, but perhaps someone here might know what is going on.

I used to access this site on a Dell laptop (Windows) with Google Chrome; when I did so, every time I went to the site, it logged me in automatically (as I want). I then changed laptops to a MacBook (MacOS Big Sur) and now access the site through Safari, and every time I go to TDT, I must log in again. Another odd thing: I can be logged in and moving around the regular site (threads, posts etc.), but if I click "gallery," I get the log in page again and must log in again.

Some info:
- I always check the "remember me" box below my credentials (this appears to make no difference)
- my MacBook remembers the password and enters it for me, but only once I've confirmed that I want it to and used my fingerprint to enable it (this doesn't save me any steps; it just saves me the trouble of remembering my password)

I've poked around in Safari's safety and privacy settings and it appears I've given TDT all permissions I can think of, so I'm not sure if this is just the way it is and change isn't possible, or if I'm missing something (which seems more likely).

I'm not interested in going back to Chrome, FYI.

Any suggestions appreciated.

stroppygoblin
02-19-2021, 08:51 AM
Strictly speaking, this issue is not a TDT problem, but a problem I'm having that relates to TDT, but perhaps someone here might know what is going on.

I used to access this site on a Dell laptop (Windows) with Google Chrome; when I did so, every time I went to the site, it logged me in automatically (as I want). I then changed laptops to a MacBook (MacOS Big Sur) and now access the site through Safari, and every time I go to TDT, I must log in again. Another odd thing: I can be logged in and moving around the regular site (threads, posts etc.), but if I click "gallery," I get the log in page again and must log in again.

Some info:
- I always check the "remember me" box below my credentials (this appears to make no difference)
- my MacBook remembers the password and enters it for me, but only once I've confirmed that I want it to and used my fingerprint to enable it (this doesn't save me any steps; it just saves me the trouble of remembering my password)

I've poked around in Safari's safety and privacy settings and it appears I've given TDT all permissions I can think of, so I'm not sure if this is just the way it is and change isn't possible, or if I'm missing something (which seems more likely).

I'm not interested in going back to Chrome, FYI.

Any suggestions appreciated.

I can report a similar story. It used to auto log me in every time as well. This stopped happening a few months back (not sure exactly when). I'm also on a Mac, (not updated to Big Sur yet though) and was using Chrome. I haven't gotten to the bottom of why it stopped working either.

Iwritecode
02-19-2021, 09:26 AM
I have a similair issue.

I have the site's main page bookmarked but when I first get here I'm not logged into the site. I can tell because the background color is that ugly, baby-shit yellow. But as soon as I click on the forum link on the toolstrip menu at the top of the page, it changes to the dark background and I'm logged in.

It's not a huge deal but definitely something that didn't used to happen. IIRC it changed sometime last year.

Bev Vincent
02-19-2021, 09:45 AM
Same here -- my bookmark is to New Posts. When that page comes up and I click on the link to go to the second page, I get an error. However, if go to my bookmark a second time, everything works properly for that session. If I come back an hour or two later, I have to go through the same process. I never have to actually log in, but I have to play this little game.

Chrome on a Windows 10 system.

Randall Flagg
02-19-2021, 11:13 AM
Interesting Bev, I can't duplicate the issue. Works fine for me going to the bookmark for new posts, then clicking on a particular thread.

Windows 10, Chrome.

Bev Vincent
02-19-2021, 12:42 PM
I have Take 5 Dark as my theme. The page always comes up in pumpkin mode on first click but then switches over to that theme once I do my tricks and then go to the second page of search results.

Randall Flagg
02-19-2021, 02:56 PM
What is your selected view in your settings?

Merlin1958
02-19-2021, 03:16 PM
I have a similair issue.

I have the site's main page bookmarked but when I first get here I'm not logged into the site. I can tell because the background color is that ugly, baby-shit yellow. But as soon as I click on the forum link on the toolstrip menu at the top of the page, it changes to the dark background and I'm logged in.

It's not a huge deal but definitely something that didn't used to happen. IIRC it changed sometime last year.

Hey now!!! It's not considered "PC" to criticize, El Jefe's color scheme around these here parts, pardner!!! Beside's, its more of a "Puke Orange" IMHO So, let's get it right next time, Code Writer!!! lol

Bev Vincent
02-20-2021, 08:12 AM
What is your selected view in your settings?

I looked through settings -- didn't see a "selected view". Where would I find that?

Randall Flagg
02-20-2021, 08:51 AM
Settings (near top right of page)
General settings
Forum skin view (near the bottom)

Bev Vincent
02-20-2021, 09:25 AM
Settings (near top right of page)
General settings
Forum skin view (near the bottom)

-- Take 5 Dark

Randall Flagg
02-20-2021, 03:15 PM
I just did a tweak on the admin side.

Is the issue resolved?

Bev Vincent
02-21-2021, 07:02 AM
Same thing happening now.

Randall Flagg
02-21-2021, 09:16 AM
Only thing I can think of is to clear cookies.

herbertwest
03-17-2021, 08:58 AM
Wow, the message boards is greeeeeeen today!
Is there a reason for that?

herbertwest
03-17-2021, 09:02 AM
Saint Patrick's Day?

Randall Flagg
03-17-2021, 09:07 AM
Saint Patrick's Day?
Yes. And Patrick's Birthday.

ICry4Oy
03-17-2021, 11:43 AM
Thank the gods it's only once a year.

Ivo
03-17-2021, 02:02 PM
Right. My eyes almost exploded when I opened the site today.

Jon
03-31-2021, 08:53 PM
What??!!!
No April Fool's Day pranks yet!!??
It has almost been a full hour!
I FULLY expect a whoopie cushion under my mousepad by the end of the work day!!

ICry4Oy
04-01-2021, 06:03 AM
What??!!!
No April Fool's Day pranks yet!!??
It has almost been a full hour!
I FULLY expect a whoopie cushion under my mousepad by the end of the work day!!

https://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?23288-Scribner-Contest-to-Win-King-S-L-and-possible-Space-X-Flight

Bev Vincent
10-08-2021, 02:13 AM
Locked thread: Rate The Last Movie You Saw (https://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?10359-Rate-The-Last-Movie-You-Saw.&p=1249198#post1249198).

mae
10-08-2021, 03:13 AM
Fixed.

St. Troy
11-26-2021, 06:16 AM
Dumb question time: what exactly happens if I "subscribe" to a thread?

Background: I'm looking for a way of marking threads I like to return to, and often these are threads that don't see much activity, so that notification of new posts - while useful - wouldn't completely give me what I'm seeking, but if subscribing puts these threads in a list I can easily find at any time, that would work.

Br!an
11-26-2021, 08:18 AM
Dumb question time: what exactly happens if I "subscribe" to a thread?

Background: I'm looking for a way of marking threads I like to return to, and often these are threads that don't see much activity, so that notification of new posts - while useful - wouldn't completely give me what I'm seeking, but if subscribing puts these threads in a list I can easily find at any time, that would work.

I have subscriptions.

When I click on the Settings button I see the list of subscriptions that have recent posts. At the bottom of that list is a "View all Subscribed Threads" button. When I click on that I get every thread I am subscribed to in order of most recent posts.

You could use that as your list.

St. Troy
11-26-2021, 08:48 AM
I have subscriptions.

When I click on the Settings button I see the list of subscriptions that have recent posts. At the bottom of that list is a "View all Subscribed Threads" button. When I click on that I get every thread I am subscribed to in order of most recent posts.

You could use that as your list.

Thanks.

amd013
02-08-2022, 03:22 PM
Ok, not sure if something happened to my account, or if it is something with the site, today, everything seems to be center justified rather then left justified.

Br!an
02-08-2022, 03:24 PM
Ok, not sure if something happened to my account, or if it is something with the site, today, everything seems to be center justified rather then left justified.

I was coming here to say the same thing. Everything is centered. It's annoying.

St. Troy
02-08-2022, 08:45 PM
I feel like I'm reading some kind of weird menu.

herbertwest
02-09-2022, 12:29 AM
Yeah the centering is weird...
Dont know if there was a vBulletin update or something. Probably at automated update with some css change given Jerome is unlikely to be working on it?

Bev Vincent
02-09-2022, 03:14 AM
Ok, not sure if something happened to my account, or if it is something with the site, today, everything seems to be center justified rather then left justified.

I see that, too.

ur2ndbiggestfan
02-09-2022, 08:40 AM
It's a CIA (Centered is Annoying!) conspiracy!

Randall Flagg
02-09-2022, 03:34 PM
Please give me a few minutes to resolve.

Brian861
02-09-2022, 03:35 PM
No problems on my end.

Randall Flagg
02-09-2022, 03:37 PM
It's only for those using the take 5 dark skin. Not the take 5 4.0.8


Working to resolve it now.

Brian861
02-09-2022, 03:38 PM
It's only for those using the take 5 dark skin. Not the take 5 4.0.8


Working to resolve it now.

Ah.

Randall Flagg
02-09-2022, 03:46 PM
Should be fixed.

Br!an
02-09-2022, 04:31 PM
Ahh! Back where we all should be, the left. :evil:

St. Troy
02-10-2022, 05:59 AM
...but proper behavior is to go from left...to right (doing otherwise surely being backward).

Scoogs
02-11-2022, 07:53 AM
The forum home page (https://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/index.php) still shows with centered text for me.
Tried it in two different browsers.

mae
02-11-2022, 08:16 AM
Same. Also one of my browsers with an ad-blocker shows nothing on the home page, just the header and the footer, even though it worked fine before, so something must've changed.

Randall Flagg
02-11-2022, 09:27 AM
Should be corrected now.

herbertwest
02-11-2022, 10:02 AM
Yes, thanks Jerome !

St. Troy
02-15-2022, 05:57 AM
I can't seem to access the gallery today.

When I click on "gallery," despite already being logged in, the site immediately requires that I log in again; this is not new, but what is new is that now, upon logging in the second time, I'm not taken to the gallery, but to the general forum, so I click "gallery" again, which returns me to the log-in page, which thereafter returns me to the main forum page...

Randall Flagg
02-15-2022, 10:00 AM
What device and browser are you using?

St. Troy
02-15-2022, 10:31 AM
What device and browser are you using?

MacBook Air

Safari 15.3

Randall Flagg
02-15-2022, 11:31 AM
What device and browser are you using?

MacBook Air

Safari 15.3
Sorry, but I'm Apple illiterate. Perhaps stroppy or someone else can advise.

Br!an
03-03-2022, 04:06 AM
I've noticed that when quoting a post the response sometimes ends up in the quoted section instead of under it.


Here is one example: https://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?7050-Random-Comments-Stream-of-Consciousness-Thread&p=1256267&viewfull=1#post1256267

And here is a post where it happened to me:https://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?7050-Random-Comments-Stream-of-Consciousness-Thread&p=1256245&viewfull=1#post1256245

I went back into edit mode thinking I had typed inside the quote. I had not. My message presented correctly in edit mode and rendered within the quote when posted.

stroppygoblin
03-03-2022, 09:41 AM
I've noticed that when quoting a post the response sometimes ends up in the quoted section instead of under it.


Here is one example: https://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?7050-Random-Comments-Stream-of-Consciousness-Thread&p=1256267&viewfull=1#post1256267

And here is a post where it happened to me:https://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?7050-Random-Comments-Stream-of-Consciousness-Thread&p=1256245&viewfull=1#post1256245

I went back into edit mode thinking I had typed inside the quote. I had not. My message presented correctly in edit mode and rendered within the quote when posted.

I took a look and the structure of the posts BBCodes all looks fine. Everything is nested correctly. I can only surmise it is the number of nested Quotes and Spoilers thats is causing the problem.

mae
03-03-2022, 10:31 AM
Yup itís always best to use the other kind of spoilers.

herbertwest
03-17-2022, 01:10 AM
Is it me or Chrome shows a warning on every page, saying that the https certificate expired within the last 24h?

Bev Vincent
03-17-2022, 02:53 AM
Not just you

Garrell
03-17-2022, 03:28 AM
Same problem

St. Troy
03-17-2022, 05:41 AM
Is it me or Chrome shows a warning on every page, saying that the https certificate expired within the last 24h?

I saw it once (when opening the site; not when navigating within it); I use Safari.

ur2ndbiggestfan
03-17-2022, 06:19 AM
Firefox is also doing it, I finally clicked ACCEPT THE RISK AND CONTINUE and I got through.

Iwritecode
03-17-2022, 08:05 AM
Firefox is also doing it, I finally clicked ACCEPT THE RISK AND CONTINUE and I got through.

I had to do the same thing on Chrome.




But I swear if any of you guys steal my credit card information from this site, I'm going to be very upset. :emot-roflolmao:

fernandito
03-17-2022, 08:21 AM
I use Chrome, haven't seen anything like that so far...

Randall Flagg
03-17-2022, 08:53 AM
The issue should be resolved. My apologies for the difficulties.

herbertwest
03-17-2022, 09:03 AM
No worries Jerome :)

ur2ndbiggestfan
03-17-2022, 09:16 AM
Yup, working fine now.

Br!an
07-22-2022, 04:33 AM
Whenever I go to the fourth page of the Random King-related news thread I get this message from my malware app...

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/phishing.png

I've only seen it on that one page.

Randall Flagg
07-22-2022, 05:01 AM
There could be a suspicious link on that page.
Likely harmless, but triggers that message.

Bev Vincent
07-22-2022, 07:37 AM
It's from an embedded image in CyberGhostFace's signature.

Br!an
07-22-2022, 11:43 AM
Thanks, guys!

Br!an
07-23-2022, 05:15 AM
I can't upload a photo.

Unable to create image: [/home/jsmith/www/gallery/data/500/frogs.jpg]

*

I can't PM RandallFlagg:

Errors
The following errors occurred with your submission

RandallFlagg has chosen not to receive private messages or may not be allowed to receive private messages. Therefore you may not send your message to him/her.

If you are trying to send this message to multiple recipients, remove RandallFlagg from the recipient list and send the message again.

*

There is another spammer profile:

https://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/member.php?25889-SalesexpSl

Br!an
07-23-2022, 11:35 AM
i just uploaded a photo with no problems.

Nope. I still get the same error message. What's weird is that it says jsmith in the string. Why? It doesn't say Br!an.

Michael
07-23-2022, 12:17 PM
I am able to upload without issue as well. The jsmith is a reference to the site directory where the files are hosted and not username related. Could you try clearing your cookies/cache and also try another browser? Also try changing the filename.

Br!an
07-23-2022, 12:31 PM
I am able to upload without issue as well. The jsmith is a reference to the site directory where the files are hosted and not username related. Could you try clearing your cookies/cache and also try another browser? Also try changing the filename.

Clearing the cache did nothing. Changing the name worked.

Thanks, Michael.

Lookwhoitis
08-08-2022, 03:42 AM
Sometimes I like to take a nostalgic trip in the wayback machine and check out my earlier posts. I admit I am not the most fluent in vBulletin. Part of the reason for that is I have been viewing these boards for almost a decade in the default (tan) color scheme. The problem with this is that it obscures some of the text on the controls (although that issue is not my technical question)

When I click on my username/profile I can press "find all posts" and it shows me 25 pages of my last posts, but this does not go all the way back to the very beginning of my posting on tdt.org. I think that is all the search function can pull up. How can i find a list of ALL my content (so i can go back and read early posts I have made)

Like for example I was looking to try and find my very 1st post on the boards. I was able to search the introduction thread directly and found the earliest post (2/09/23) in that way. ( i think that may have been my 1st post, but i'm not sure?)

I fear it is because i don't know exactly how to manipulate the search mechanism, but it definitely seems like the "find all posts" only goes so far back (or has a cap on how many pages of posts it can display)

stroppygoblin
08-08-2022, 04:05 AM
Sometimes I like to take a nostalgic trip in the wayback machine and check out my earlier posts. I admit I am not the most fluent in vBulletin. Part of the reason for that is I have been viewing these boards for almost a decade in the default (tan) color scheme. The problem with this is that it obscures some of the text on the controls (although that issue is not my technical question)

When I click on my username/profile I can press "find all posts" and it shows me 25 pages of my last posts, but this does not go all the way back to the very beginning of my posting on tdt.org. I think that is all the search function can pull up. How can i find a list of ALL my content (so i can go back and read early posts I have made)

Like for example I was looking to try and find my very 1st post on the boards. I was able to search the introduction thread directly and found the earliest post (2/09/23) in that way. ( i think that may have been my 1st post, but i'm not sure?)

I fear it is because i don't know exactly how to manipulate the search mechanism, but it definitely seems like the "find all posts" only goes so far back (or has a cap on how many pages of posts it can display)

This worked for me.

Select the advanced Search option (top right) and use these settings (change my username to yours):

http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/medium/Screenshot_2022-08-08_at_13_03_08.png

I could see all the way back to my 1st post.

stroppygoblin
08-08-2022, 04:07 AM
I have been viewing these boards for almost a decade in the default (tan) color scheme. The problem with this is that it obscures some of the text on the controls (although that issue is not my technical question)

If you can give me specifics where the color scheme causes issues, I might be able to fix the theme.